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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Ranked #36 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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76% Recommend
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English first
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go for good Southern homestyle cookin'! The prices are extremely reasonable and the food is delicious with many wonderful choices for side dishes, and many are more unique that you'd not get in other restaurants that may consider themselves similar. The stewed apples as a side were fantastic and the flavoring on their mashed potatoes... More

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Orangeville, On
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were very pleased with the quality of food and the price at this restaurant! We had tried traditional southern food once before in Savannah but weren't overly impressed. However, I'm glad we tried again! Make sure you leave room for dessert and try the blackberry cobbler, you won't be disappointed!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I went to the Lizard Thicket on Elmwood St. to get my breakfast and the staff and manger were very rude. I went to the drive thru to place my order and the person on the speaker never greeted me. After saying hello to the speaker I still didn't get a response. So I drove to the window to place... More

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South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Not bad for a "meat and three" restaurant...I wish they used fresh, local veggies and left off the salt. I do not add salt to food so my tastes may be sensitive but Lizards is often too salty to eat.

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Columbia, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I recently moved to a new home within our city. During the move we were tired of fast food, but did not have an up and running kitchen just yet. The name Lizards Thicket had not really appealed to us in the couple of years we had live here, but we were desperate to find a good... More

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London, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

We always stop at Lizard Thicket when passing through Columbia. Lived in Columbia for 3 years and know that it is a local favorite and very consistent. Fried chicken is our favorite but everything we have tried is very good. From a value standpoint, it is an excellent deal. Portions are large and service is always good. If ambience is... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you are looking for a home cooked meal like your mom or grandma used to make. This could be your spot. It is good food for a reasonable price. The staff are friendly. The building is older and might make you feel like you are in your mom or grandma's kitchen.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the food here during my recent stay in Columbia. I've heard a lot about this place and had to stop by. The country fried steak was amazing and so were the veggies. Will definitely go back next time we're in town!

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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Okay, I have to admit that the name drew us in. After a hard day on the road, we were looking for good service and a good meal. What we found was way beyond our expectations. This is great southern style cooking. Aside from truly great entrees, I strongly suggest that those new to southern cuisine try the Alabam Slaw... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You Can't go wrong with the fried chicken and with all the choices of sides you will find at least one that reminds you of your grandmother's cooking. Enjoy!

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