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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    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
EAT HERE !

We discovered this local restaurant while going further South and have never missed stopping since. Great home cooking-- crazy name, owned by a family and has 3 or 4 locations . You won't be disappointed !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
tina s
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We discovered this local restaurant while going further South and have never missed stopping since. Great home cooking-- crazy name, owned by a family and has 3 or 4 locations . You won't be disappointed !

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Easley, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to eat here. We stopped to check out their menu and the staff was very friendly and the food was yummy! We would eat here again.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here, it really fills up quickly we were glad we had arrived there when we did, our service was quick and the food delicious, nice way to end the day of travel...

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Jonesboro, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great place, great food, portions, prices and friendly service. Don't take offence to being called "honey or dear" it is genuine and what they do.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not much to look at, and nothing fancy inside, but surprise! my family had the best meal in ages. Reminded me of my Grandmother's home cooking. Great fried chicken and fish. Near The Embassy Suites where we were staying. Like a diner but friendly staff and very worth trying for the good food.

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Canton, OH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped at this place on a whim for lunch during our long trek back north. It was surprisingly great--comfort food at its best and cheap at that. Great fried chicken and all sorts of sides to choose from; the okra and tomatoes were very good. The cornbread muffins were perfect. We just had to try dessert and were glad we... More 

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New England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After skipping lunch and a long journey, I was looking for a good meal of catfish. It worked out fine as Lizard's Thicket was right next to the Red Roof just off the highway. A bottomless glass of sweet tea, large portion of well cooked fried catfish and ample side dishes along with the obligatory corn muffins more than filled... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Every Lizard's Thicket weve lunched at has been tops. These meat and 2, or 3 are always courteous, clean, fast, very down home good, and very inexpensive. The servers can't do enough for you. They care. The daily specials are excellent. Mondays have Chicken n' Dumplins just like home. They are always popular for a good reason.

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Victoria, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The choices on the menu were awesome and the customer service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone. I wish they had one on Texas!

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Berlin, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

hunger struck on our drive back to new england from daytona beach, fl. i would rather keep plunging my hand into a box of cheerios than eat at most chain restaurants. when we saw a sign for Lizard's Thicket the name alone drew us in a lot more than the one other option advertised on the sign for the upcoming... 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: +1 803-779-6407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?