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Carlsbad
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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638 reviews 638 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great place to eat. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Big variety of good southern cooking just like mom cooked. Meat and three vegetables at a affordable price.

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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had dinner her while staying in Columbia. The food was average my kids had ham and Mac and cheese and only ate the ham.

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south carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Several times at Lizards all good. Very nice location, easy access when traveling Greenville to Beaufort. Will definitely return,.

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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143 reviews 143 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our hotel desk recommended this restaurant, which we had never heard of. He said it was similar to Cracker Barrel as far as food, and we liked the place and the food. Their fried chicken was amazing; their favorite meal, I believe. Server was very good as well.

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Additional Information about Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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