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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 82
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just like I remembered it

No trip to Columbia is complete without a stop by Lizard's Thicket. We moved out of Columbia about 15 years ago and we miss the quality country cooking that you find at the Thicket. Although the entrees are all very good, we love the large variety of side dishes that are offered. The fried okra is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

No trip to Columbia is complete without a stop by Lizard's Thicket. We moved out of Columbia about 15 years ago and we miss the quality country cooking that you find at the Thicket. Although the entrees are all very good, we love the large variety of side dishes that are offered. The fried okra is a must and I... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I recently stopped at this restaurant--how can you resist a restaurant named Lizard's Ticket!?!? Casual, country, exactly as advertised. Excellent service by Ashley, delicious home cookin', served up hot and fast. Although the dessert menu was tempting, I will have to order the small plate next time to ensure I have room for some chocolate pie!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lizard's Thicket is a fair place to get a decent country breakfast or lunch/dinner. The prices aren't too bad and the service is usually good. Good place sometimes for a comfort food. Just don't expect high quality food freshly scratch made.

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McDonough, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a place I have missed since moving to another state. This location is the best in Columbia. Friendly and caring staff make this location even better. The food is awesome and extremely tasty. The sweet tea is some of the freshest and best around. Thank you!!!!

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Nashport, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

GREAT service, GREAT food and more than expected portion sizes. Nice down home menu with a down home feel.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was in Lexington on business and needed to grab something for dinner. I came across this place. The name is what intrigued me so I pulled over & did a quick search on the menu....what?! I can order a 10 oz rib eye through the drive thru?! Yep I should could & did! I got back to my hotel... More 

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Cary, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Several of us really enjoyed lunch at the Lizard's Thicket. We had baked chicken, fried chicken, cornbread, biscuits, and a wide range of vegetables. Everything was excellent and reminded me of how my grandmother cooked.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I eat breakfast at Lizard's Thicket more times during the week than I should probably admit. Great country breakfast, friendly service, and the price is right! If you are in a hurry get a breakfast sandwich from the drive thru! This is not a spot for tourists or a spot for a special meal. This is someplace you go to... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Lizards Thicket has several restaurants in the Columbia area. Saturdays along with a 2 friends we have breakfast at the restaurant on 2 Notch Road in the northeast section of the city. The food is great, a broad menus and excellent service. The prices are well worth the quality and quantity of the meals.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

WE ate here at the recommendation of our hotel. It was true southern cooking and very good. And very reasonable.

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Additional Information about Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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