We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mr Friendly's New Southern

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
(803) 254-7828
Website
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 260 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch spot

I've only been here for lunch but both times I had great local food for a reasonable price. I didn't even know I liked fried green tomatoes until I tried their fried green tomato app with pimento cheese. Catfish is great too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
potatoSC
,
Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've only been here for lunch but both times I had great local food for a reasonable price. I didn't even know I liked fried green tomatoes until I tried their fried green tomato app with pimento cheese. Catfish is great too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For consistency it is the best restaurant in town. The prices are reasonable and the variety is excellent. No restaurant in town does a better job frying oysters. Never had a bad seafood entree.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The shrimp and grits with peach sangria was a perfect touch of southern cooking. The blacken shrimp were yummy. The staff so personal and interested in us. Half price wine on Mondays was a nice surprise,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Scrumptious meal with original seasonings and menu selections. Service was excellent and atmosphere relaxed and calm. Great place for dinner!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes Mr Friendly's might be focused on great southern cooking but their burger was fabulous. Best I've had in Columbia by far. Atmosphere was nice and service was solid.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Escondido
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here last week, and all agreed this was the best food we have had in quite some time. Daughter had the SC Peach Salad and the Crispy Fried "Alive Today" Soft Shell Crab, and loved it. We shared Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with cilantro-mint chimichurri, and Seared Yellowfin Tuna. The tuna was melt-in-your-mouth perfect, with the most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place, friendly service (really) and excellent food. A little tough to find but worth the effort.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The shrimp and grits are amazing. The salmon croquettes were equally good. The wait time was 30 minutes. However you can partake in alcoholic beverages while you wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fripp Island, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very eclectic restaurant. Busy at lunch time. Fast service and good food. You could eat there everyday and have more than enough dining options not to become bored. 4 or 5 Daily specials, diverse menu. Cooked to order and served hot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When we travel long days, we try to find a restaurant for dinner that is not a chain so we can sit back and relax and explore places locals go. Mr. Friendly's is just such a place -- good food and attentive wait staff. Worth the ten minute drive from the hotel to get something other than chain food.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mr Friendly's New Southern also viewed

 

Been to Mr Friendly's New Southern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 254-7828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mr Friendly's New Southern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
greenville,sc
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mr Friendly's New Southern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?