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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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370 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 407-1811
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst Carrabba's I've Ever Experienced

Have been to many Carrabba's and this location was not a good experience. Ordered Mussels and Calamari. Calamari was way too salty, overdone, flavorless. The mussels were lukewarm, several were not opened which usually means they were dead before cooking. Server's response to cold mussels: I'll let... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
BeachLvr646
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have been to many Carrabba's and this location was not a good experience. Ordered Mussels and Calamari. Calamari was way too salty, overdone, flavorless. The mussels were lukewarm, several were not opened which usually means they were dead before cooking. Server's response to cold mussels: I'll let the Manager know. Big deal! Will not patronize Carrabba's again.

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Anderson, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I actually walked to this restaurant from Home-Towne Suites! The food was fantastic, as usual, and my server Bryan was phenomenal!

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good atmosphere, great staff. Wide menu. Wine list is fair. Prices good. Food arrived quickly and everyone loved their meal. This chain seems to have covered all corners to deliver a solid dining experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I both received our meals and his portion size looked like a kids meal. We've gone here numerous times and he usually orders this same dish. When we mentioned it to the manager he basically said "well it is what it is...take it or leave it.". Very POOR customer service skills for a manger. For the price... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have found you can never have to much Italian food. We often eat at Carrabba's when out of town plus we have one close at home. This Carrabba's did not let us down, the service was excellent, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was as usual great.

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Newberry, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Times are hard and money is tight. I just wanted to take my family out to a nice meal that we did not have to cook, clean, or worry about it at all. Normally I can always count on Carrabbas to provide a wonderful experience of which I am happy to pay for. Our meal on 08/31/2014 was a disaster... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Found the restaurant to be clean and the service efficient. I had a new entree, Tuscan Skewers, and loved every savory morsel.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Kitchen did well this evening. The chicken was very moist and seasoned well. Service lacked this evening. My pet peeve is keeping my glass filled. I had to ask for water.

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Dallas, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You can always count on Carrabba's to give you a consistently good meal. The food tastes the same in each of their restaurants and I like that. I know what to expect. Unfortunately, what is not consistent is the service. Our waiter was trying, but had too many tables and therefore we had to wait...and wait...and wait.

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Top Contributor
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We always have great service from the staff. Food is freshly prepared and seasoned wonderfully. Beer is always cold too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 370 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 407-1811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?