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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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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Lovely patio, great food

After dining at Cellar on the Greene one night, Mr. Friendly's the next. Another well-cooked meal, and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio. Our server was very friendly, and didn't blink twice when we declined wine or dessert and just enjoyed a delicious entrée. We both ate a yellow fin tuna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Julia I
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After dining at Cellar on the Greene one night, Mr. Friendly's the next. Another well-cooked meal, and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio. Our server was very friendly, and didn't blink twice when we declined wine or dessert and just enjoyed a delicious entrée. We both ate a yellow fin tuna special and it was delicious.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited on Valentine's Day and was quite impressed. In and out in less than an hour. Food and staff were great.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a family meal for a party of seven, four adults and three children. We chose to have our meal on the front porch at sunset. Excellent selection of wine for the adults. The menu was perfect as it met the needs of the adults as well as children age 8-15. Would highly recommend this as a must stop... More 

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Columbia, SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

These are just plain special. Nowhere have I experienced rid oysters this good. Mr. Friendly's is a wonderfully inventive restaurant with daily specials that will really get you going.

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Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great southern food at good prices. Several daily specials! Full bar and outside seating in the Five points area.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was in Columbia for a conference. This restaurant was right in 5 corners where all the action is. Good food, nice wine, comfortable atmosphere. If you don't know where it is it's a little hard to find, but worth it.

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This restaurant deserves it's high rating. It isn't real fancy but the food sure is good and the service is first rate. I had the pork wings (yeah I know but try them anyway), the Mr Friendly's salad and the salmon topped with peach chutney. Really good southern food with just a touch of of something over and beyond. I... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have dined at Mr Friendly's every time I visited Columbia. This place is innovative and consistently meets my expectations. It was graduation week and every restaraunt was jammed but this place is worth the wait. Service is top shelf. Don't miss it.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was in town for my son's college gradation with family, our group was 8 people. Saw other reviews online prior to dining and went with it. The restaurant was fabulous and just what I was looking for...Southern cooking, friendly feel, cute (not a large restaurant) and great service. Our server was Paige and she was terrific. The food was... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great environment, some outside tables, east atmosphere, great salads and soup, all other entrees were very good

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?