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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
(803) 254-7828
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Always on my list

Been there many times.Great location and consistently good food and friendly staff.Columbia has been growing and increasingly good choices.This is still on my short list to go to repeatly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
HughMDCola
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Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been there many times.Great location and consistently good food and friendly staff.Columbia has been growing and increasingly good choices.This is still on my short list to go to repeatly.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and variety. I had a hard time making a choice. Had the meatloaf, grits and cole slaw and it was delicious. My colleagues had the NC trout and Shrimp/Grits and both devoured the meals. Highly recommend!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

On a cold March night, Mr Friendly's turned out to be a great discovery. Although I can understand what other reviewers have said about it being frustrating that they don't take reservations, for us we simply arrived a little earlier than we normally would, around 6 or 6:15, and we didn't feel rushed to finish our relaxed meal at all.... More 

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columbia, sc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There food is always good. My only complaint about this restaurant is that they don't take reservations

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This one is short and sweet. I have been there several times and the food is consistently good and the service always the best. They have interesting burger choices and the fries are delish.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mr. Friendlys is our go-to restaurant for all special occasions! Or just to celebrate life. Lunch is my favorite time to visit with their reasonable prices and great wine deals. Some of the daily specials seem to be unusual combinations, but they are always delicious. And the atmosphere is guaranteed to be as friendly as their name. We have enjoyed... More 

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Columbia, SC
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We eat here often. Food and service are both consistently good. Nice bar and nice outdoor seating options as well.

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Columbia SC
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Personable servers that great you immediately. Love the take on southern favorites, especially the pimento burger. Great portion sizes and soooo yummy. Wish I lived closer so I could go more often!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends and I go to Mr. Friendly's for lunch just to eat the tater tots. They are perfectly crispy on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside with incredible flavor to boot. Pair them with a sandwich or big salad and you will not be disappointed!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've lived in the Columbia Metropolitan area for 20 years, but never knew about Mr. Friendly's. Then a business acquaintance comes to town, stays in a hotel downtown, and uses TripAdvisor to find a place for us to enjoy for dinner. OMG, I'm thrilled she chose Mr. Friendly's. While the title sort of threw me, making me expect a hamburger... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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