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930 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
803-779-9599
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Desert Heaven

You can see why they continue to win awards for their deserts. Go and try to choose - not easy. Had the largest and one of the best Red Velvet cakes I have ever had - and believe me I have had a few.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
GGGKalamazoo
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Michigander
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You can see why they continue to win awards for their deserts. Go and try to choose - not easy. Had the largest and one of the best Red Velvet cakes I have ever had - and believe me I have had a few.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I ate at Nonnah's for the first time last Friday night. We had an early dinner so that we could make our evening event on time. The bartender was our server; I think he might need a lesson or two in customer satisfaction. My husband's pork chop was dry and tough, so he sent it back. The... More 

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Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great desserts from the classics to some that are unquie. Located in the vista area a few blocks from the capital.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place was good and I enjoyed the desert however, it was hyped so much that I think I was a bit let down. The server was average and the desert was average/above average but not the WOW I was told and expected.

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Cayce, South Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The best chicken salad and homemade breads.The desserts are to due for. Ordered 2 slices of cake to go. The coconut cake was about 8 inches high and covered a large to go box. The Decedent chocolate was sinful. It is worth the trip just for the great desserts and coffee.

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Chapin, SC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I can't quite figure out the hype about this place. It is a popular dessert place, but I'm not sure why. I have eaten there 3 times probably in 2 years and each time has been disappointing. The service is friendly, but slow. The desserts are the type that look beautiful but do not taste as good as they look.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have visited Nonnah's several times for dessert only. The desserts are decent, but the price is outrageous and the service is sub par. If I am going to pay $9 for 1 dessert, I would like someone to greet me when I walk in, show me to a table and give me a smile from time to time, especially... More 

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Shannon S, Owner at Nonnah's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Nonnah's. It is our goal that every customer have an outstanding evening. I'm sorry that we fell short on your visit. I agree that you should be greeted when you enter the building! I will be sharing your feedback with our staff. It is this kind of feedback that... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! The dessert and coffee is outstanding. Staff gets behind on busy nights. I have never had a dessert I didn't love and could eat indefinitely. The tableside desserts are quite a treat as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went here with a group of 4. We all got a different dessert and we all enjoyed them. I got the apple pie. The only issue was the extremely slow service. The desserts are already made and we could see our orders sitting out ready for us. We had to awkwardly sit there for 10 minutes before the server brought... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This locale for desserts, coffee, spirits and other after dinner favorites is always a charming spot to share some dessert with friends. The cakes and tarts are really the show pieces of the place, and the presentations please those who forget the calories and indulge. The staff is attentive and friendly as many are young college/university students who are always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-779-9599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?