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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 #3 of 826 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My sister lives in Columbia and likes this place. She took me there, and I was impressed with the food. I'm a big fan of Southern cooking, so it was right up my alley. Atmosphere is casual--not a dive, but not too fancy.

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Lakeland, FL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I took wife, daughter, two grands, and several members of my extended family to this fine seafood restaurant near USC. With the grands at opposite ends of the table, they coexisted peacefully and for that reason alone made the evening enjoyable. This is a relatively high-end restaurant that is very hard to find unless you live in Columbia and went... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've enjoyed lunch here many times and also took a guest for dinner last week. Delicious entrees had by all, but the crowning glory was their version of Moon Pie for dessert. Everyone loved it...nothing at all like its namesake! Be sure to try that if nothing else! You won't be sorry.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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140 reviews 140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They do everything well here, from wines by the glass to unique appetizers to excellent main dishes and fine desserts. On my latest visit I had the heirloom tomato salad and he snapper. They always offer local, southern specialties with a gourmet level of preparation. There was a wait even on a Wednesday evening in summer, but they seated our... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great restaurant to sample a fabulous southern food, with a modern twist. I am not a native, but this place always delights my taste buds. Great service, fabulous atmosphere and awesome food, how could it get any better.

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Morristown, NJ
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124 reviews 124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I heard from local friends that Mr. Friendly's was worth visiting. It was a little challenging to find, the road signage was very tiny. Very cute bistro atmosphere with local art for sale, etc. the menu had a lot of variety and the wine and beer list was interesting and nicely priced; we were there on a 50% Monday where... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

In town on business and wanted some Southern style cooking. Didn't expect gourmet style. This place is great. I had great pork chops, maybe the best I have ever had. My knife went through them like butter. Mashed potatoes were perfect, just enough of everything. Great beer and wine selection. Art on the walls, all for sale. Parking is tough... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Every time I'm in the deep south, I seek out good fried chicken. Believe me, it's a lot harder than you think. There are notable exceptions and Mr. Friendly's buttermilk fried chicken is one of them. Why? The chicken breast is lightly floured and seasoned and it comes out golden brown and juicy. Then they cover it in tasso ham... More

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First of all you earn additional miles with your Delta AMEX card at this place. Food was fabulous. Huge lunch portions, casual atmosphere with upscale food. We brought the kids with us and it was fine; however our children are well behaved and eat out frequently. I don't think I would suggest this place for families with several young children.... More

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Columbia, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family's favorite restaurant for many years. My office staff Christmas party is held here often. The pimento cheese tenderloin filet is always a hit. Upscale Southern specialties whether salads, sandwiches, or entrees. Service is always excellent and the atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy.

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