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Mr Friendly's New Southern

2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
(803) 254-7828
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Ranked #3 of 827 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just had lunch there before the football game. Crab cakes were awesome and they have a nice selection of River Ratt beers from a local brewery plus and outstanding wine selection. All four of us enjoyed it tremendously. The other gentleman with us had fried chicken which looked good. The women split a nice sized healthy looking salad. Highly recommend... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Most people would say this is one of Columbia's longer-term restaurant gems. Emphasis on seafood and fish dishes but plenty of other options. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and the cooks use locally-sourced ingredients when possible. Smaller seating area than comparable level restaurants in Columbia which lends to a more intimate setting. Even with high ceilings it can be a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My family ate at Mr. Friendly's the Friday night of Parents Weekend & really enjoyed it. We fortunately arrived before 6pm & was able to get a table on their patio. Our server was attentive & the food was excellent. My husband ordered the salmon & gave it high marks, our girls both ordered the chicken & grits & were... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This menu is delicious. They have the best black bean burger that you could put in your mouth. So many good things on the menu.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Mr. Friendly's is a cozy, comfortable bistro near USC in Columbia's 5 Points. The place is popular and small. On weekends, get there by 6 to avoid a wait. If you're not familiar with Columbia (for instance out-of-town football fans!) it's tucked into a little strip next to The Inn at Claussen's. Mr. Friendly's won Best Restaurant in Free Times... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was my first time eating at Mr. Friendly's ,and it won't be my last. I tried their Smoked turkey baguette. It was piled high with turkey and the bread was fresh. Service was good as well even though there was a busy lunch crowd. Plan on trying their dinner menu. U

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Charleston, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Friday lunch and the restaurant was quite busy. Tried a few different appetizers and small plates and they were all good: Fried Oyster special, Caesar salad, crab/ tomato soup and fried green tomatoes. For the main course, the burgers really stood out - just outstanding in every way: Juicy and well cooked. Service was pretty good for a busy lunch.

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Greenville, SC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Currently sitting in Mr Friendly's (2nd visit). The vibe is new wave Southern meets Country chic (none of which is good or bad). Table service was very good and attentive! I asked for a cocktail that contained Ginger Beer and simple syrup. The drink was waaaay to sweet....no big at all. Mr. Bartender comes over with quite the attitude when... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice spot for a date night or dinner with friends. Interesting food that is very tasty. Definitely on the pricy side. They also do not take reservations, so unless you want to spend time and money at the bar waiting, come early on a week night.

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Columbia,SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My personal favorite of Columbia's restaurants for appetizing delights with a Southern flare. Fantastic wine list. Don't miss out on the Pimento Cheese Filet Steak but there are no bad choices on the menu. No reservations taken but the wait times are not typically very long. Very nice place for a relaxing time with friends or family and a great... More

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Additional Information about Mr Friendly's New Southern

Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
Phone Number: (803) 254-7828
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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