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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 845 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We chose Mr. Friendly's restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and from talking with people at our hotel. You won't just find driving around the city, you must know where you are going but it is very convenient to Five Points with adequate parking in their lot. The entire staff is very nice and definitely enthusiastic about their restaurant. The... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have been twice now with clients as this a choice place for them to choose. I love the food and the atmosphere and we have always had good service. It can get a bit loud so I like sitting in the bar area to the left better. easier to talk!

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Columbia, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A friend recently made a suggestion that I try Mr Friendly's and I am so glad I did! I have lived in Columbia for several years and I am happy to say I found a new favorite. The dining ambiance was wonderful and the food was very delicious. My date and I both had the specials that evening, mine was... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went partly because of the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor. It was a total disappointment. I had shrimp and grits, which is a favorite of mine. The plate was pretty, but not particularly tasty. And I was expecting more shrimp, especially for the price charged. My wife had an uninspiring sandwich.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family was in town and I told them about Mr. Friendly's although I had never actually been there myself. None of us were actually "hungry" but we wanted to get an appetizer and go out somewhere. We ended up not being able to decide so we got 5 appetizers and one entree and split it between the 3 of... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First, the dessert. Lunar pie is worth the trip alone. We were lucky to get one on a Thursday night, and it was fantastic. Hard to describe, because it isn't like any other dessert I've had: three thin pralines, almond mousse, chocolate and raspberry sauces.... Heaven! Dinners were awesome too, and not just because we had been traveling all day.... More 

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Edwards, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After procrastinating on NYE plans, my husband and I decided to go with another couple to Mr. Friendly's. We knew in advance they were not taking reseravtions (even on NYE) so we had no idea what to expect crowd wise. We arrived around 6:45 and were told it was a half hour wait. Wonderful! There were quite a few waiting... More 

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We dined here Mon Oct. 27, dinner, and Friday Oct. 31, lunch. Food was good . Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese were good, not greasy. Fish was good. Monday was Moon Pie night and half price wine. We received neither! We ordered the dessert specialtiy, Moon Pie. (Now name is changed to Lunar Pie to avoid lawsuit with Moon... More 

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Columbia SC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Spouse & I have this as a go-to for what I call "comfortable special occasions" and visits with out-of-towners. Consistently enjoy the fried grouper when it comes on the menu, and most steak dishes as well. Always worth having a specialty cocktail (before you order from the impressive wine menu), usually discover something new. The fried pickles are some of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place is small but the food is freshly bought and prepared daily. The chef delivers flavorful dishes each evenings. Get there early or you'll wait but they might also run out of the more popular daily specials. Be sure to ask for the pimento cheese appetizer, even though it might not be on the menu! Also you must have... 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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