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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
803-779-6407
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple Breakfast

My husband an I stopped here for a mid morning breakfast on a road trip to Florida. It wasn't too far off the interstate and we were glad to find a restaurant with real food that wasn't a chain. The breakfast selections were very typical of a diner. Everything was cooked properly and was tasty. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
hazelnutbrd
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband an I stopped here for a mid morning breakfast on a road trip to Florida. It wasn't too far off the interstate and we were glad to find a restaurant with real food that wasn't a chain. The breakfast selections were very typical of a diner. Everything was cooked properly and was tasty. My waffle could have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My Family has been going to Lizard's Thicket for many years. We absolutely Love the food. They offer a family-friendly atmosphere. The fried chicken and banana pudding are to die for!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friend and I decided to try this place and we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere was great and the service was more than adequete. I had the chicken fried steak and 3 veggies. All in all I was satisfied with the pricing and portions. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for good southern style cooking on a budget.... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ate at two different locations both traveling through going North and South over the holidays. It was a very good experience both visits. Both locations were clean, friendly, and had quick service. The food was more than adequate and superior for quick on the go meals. On December 24th they were only serving breakfast and closing at 11AM. On... More 

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Carlsbad
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33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place had come highly recommended by a local person as having authentic, reasonably priced, southern food. It was reasonably priced, and the service was friendly, but the food was unexceptional. I might eat there again if it was convenient, but I would not go out of my way.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Anytime I am in Columbia- I always have to eat at Lizards Thicket. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner you can't go wrong!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am from the south and have eaten at one and never had a yearning to go back. I don't think people from "up North" would like this food - it is typical southern fare.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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122 restaurant reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Good quality family meals served hear. I enjoy the friendly service. This branch does get busy during lunch hours. Still, it's worth the wait.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We are a small family so we go out for our Thanksgiving meal. This was our first trip to this location and the great southern cooked food, service, wait time and price was outstanding. Troy was our server and she was very dedicated to insure our glasses were full and we had everything we needed. There was no wait time... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was in town on business with some co-workers from up north; I suggested Lizard Thicket for lunch since it's a short walk from our office (ok, more like 6 loooong blocks, but hey, we're downtown). They have an excellent selection of meats and veggies. Shockingly, my co-worker ordered a salad. I have eaten here for over 10 years and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-779-6407
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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