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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
Yummmm

Who would have thought rare seared tuna, watermelon rind marmalade and BBQ sauce would go together. Amazing. Ate at the very small bar on a Thursday night, place was packed, staff was friendly and efficient. Wish I had this place at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Lydia B
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San Diego, California, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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San Diego, California, USA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought rare seared tuna, watermelon rind marmalade and BBQ sauce would go together. Amazing. Ate at the very small bar on a Thursday night, place was packed, staff was friendly and efficient. Wish I had this place at home.

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Duluth, Georgia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I was here for lunch. It is a great bistro restaurant. The menu certainly has a southern flare. I had the catfish sandwich which was excellent. The service was attentive. I very much recommend this.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We swung by this restaurant on our way home from the Masters after reading the great reviews on Tripadvisor. The meal, service and atmosphere was superb. We enjoyed the restaurant's signature salad. The pecan crusted crab cake was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very good dinner here. Has outdoor dining though that was full. Bar area got a little crowded and busy. Will return.

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Cincinnati
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reviewing several restaurants in Columbia on TripAdvisor I decided to try this one. I was a little difficult to find but the food and service was good.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another great Columbia restaurant. The fried green tomatoes were really good, as were the oysters. The salads were outstanding and the catfish was delicious.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were driving back to Wilmington from Asheville and stopped in Columbia for dinner along the way. Mr. Friendly's had standout reviews on TripAdvisor and when I called them, they confirmed that dogs would be welcome on their patio for outdoor dining. For a Wednesday night, it was fairly crowded and there was a wait for large parties by 8... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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