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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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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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
lively bistro with great food

Mr. Friendly's dishes up traditional southern cooking with a decidedly nouveau slant. We enjoyed a great meal of lightly breaded and delicious fried green tomatoes followed by a pair of delectable seafood entrees. The vibe is friendly and communal, and our server set a comfortable pace for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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221 reviews 221 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mr. Friendly's dishes up traditional southern cooking with a decidedly nouveau slant. We enjoyed a great meal of lightly breaded and delicious fried green tomatoes followed by a pair of delectable seafood entrees. The vibe is friendly and communal, and our server set a comfortable pace for the evening. This is one of the better restaurants in Columbia, and its... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lunch plates arrived with tiny proportions ...looked like a childs plate except the price was not less. I left hungry and very disappointed.

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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

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

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 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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145 reviews 145 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
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161 reviews 161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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?