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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 #5 of 805 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I picked up lunch for my husband and I Thursday, it was a little pricey for lunch, but it was our anniversary. I love fried soft shell crabs and their po boy is the way to go! It's on a baguette that was nice and soft accompanied by lettuce,tomato, purple onion. Delicious!

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Upstate, SC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What a great little restaurant. I can't say it's the best southern cuisine I've ever had but is was really good. It's a great place to go for an evening with family or friends and enjoy some pretty good food. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

After eating there & spending over $100 (with tip), my husband & children were still hungry. They charge extra if you sub one veggie for another even though the veggie was listed as the same price. Will not return & will tell all those that I know to not visit.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Recently visiste friendly's after reading sevearl online reviews for restaurants in Columbia S.C. My mother and I both found items that appealed to our taste on the menu. I tried the fried green tomatos ( I rearely get an appetizer but I did this time) and a blackbean buger. My mother had a chicken sandwich. My burger was huge, but... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

location was central, service was amazing along with the food. I had the salmon which was amazing with its peach undertones, fried green tomatoes is a must

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of the best meals I've had. Ordered the meatloaf with collard greens and mashed potatoes. Meatloaf had a wonderful glaze and awesome onion rings topping angus beef tenderloin. The collard greens were so tasty. Peanut butter cheesecake was superb. The server kept my drink full. You will not be disappointed. Valet parking is available and you should use it... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you want good Southern food, head here first. Nice atmosphere, service and location. Chicken,greens...shut your mouth!

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Indy
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We decided to take a loooong walk after being cooped up all winter and arriving in South Carolina and chose this place because of the good reviews on TA and the fact that we'd have to walk a long way from our hotel to get to it. What a double win. First the walk through the campus area of USC... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is well known among Columbia locals as a gem. The food is always excellent, the wait staff is friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere is casual enough to not be stuffy but nice enough to match the high quality food and wine. It's southern cooking done with sophistication - the mix of flavors is always wonderful. They have... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is overall a gem in Columbia. Locally sources ingredients in comforting, yet creative southern fare. Fantastic service and outdoor seating is available. Shrimp and grits are on so many menus these days, but Mr Friendly's Shrimp and Grits is a must!!

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