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Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place has amazing Southern comfort food. Better than Lizard's Thicket or Cracker Barrel, this meat and three restaurant is on Hampton Street in downtown Columbia. It was created and still is run by a local hard working family and they are really good people. You may not recognize the establishment as a restaurant from the outside, as it is... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very very small portions. Also they don't advertise prices and will change prices on you from week to week..... Owner doesn't need to be in this business.... If I go again I 'll take a Pic of these ridiculous small portions...

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Columbia, South Carolina
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158 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Nathan’s is one of the most inconspicuous restaurants in Columbia. This quirky little restaurant is located in a re-purposed pharmacy building and situated at an intersection where no restaurant should logically belong. I’d wager that most motorists wouldn’t recognize that it’s a restaurant even while staring straight at it. This place isn’t just off the beaten path; it’s pretty much... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Very good, had fried chicken livers. Good variety from which to choose from. Lunch with meat, three vegetables, a roll was $6 plus tax Fast service and excellent waitress Give it a try

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Elgin, SC
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69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I have worked in the area for 24 years and had never heard of this place but I noticed it driving down the road one day. I opted to stop in, get a paper menu and place a to go order for lunch. They have been in business since 1991 and it's family run. The prices are reasonable, it's not... More 

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A friend took me there for breakfast yesterday morning. I must say that it was quite good. The fare is simple, Southern and very reasonable. Everything was fresh and well prepared. I don’t know of any other place where two healthy appetites could be well satisfied with two hearty breakfasts, plenty of coffee and all for $15; which included a... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Really good food, nice people, loving going here. down to earth people. southern food that is great!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

Dirty and smoking is allowed. Needs major renovations. A roach crawled across my menu.

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Address: 1840 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3534
Phone Number: 803-254-0484
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia

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