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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    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
Comforts of Home

My Father and I asked the Hotel clerk where was good to eat close by, he gave us a list of places I asked him what was good on the list. He said I know the name sounds crazy but if you like home cookin ya'll Love this place. We took a chance and wow the food was Southern and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
BonnieH51
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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Corn bread was tasteless. Fried chicken good flavor, but tough as nails. waitress failed to include one of vegetables that I ordered. Cousins enjoyed the fish.

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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My Father and I asked the Hotel clerk where was good to eat close by, he gave us a list of places I asked him what was good on the list. He said I know the name sounds crazy but if you like home cookin ya'll Love this place. We took a chance and wow the food was Southern and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a man from the south, if you feature collards, green fried tomatoes, corn bread, and fried chicken everyday I am in. The staff exhibited the Southern hospitality one would expect in a southern establihment. Very attentive and always quick to refill your tea (sweet, of course) and check to ensure you have every little thing you want. As a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Reminds me of a Golden Corral but you order the food instead of a buffet situation. A standard meat & 3 restaurant with consistent basic flavor but inconsistent service. Don't expect much but get your dollars worth 👍

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Pineville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Classic southern cooked just like granny made it. Greens and Cornbread, Potatoes mashed with the skins on, fried green tomatoes, what more can a good ol' boy ask for?

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is hit or miss with this place. It really depends on who is in the kitchen, what time of day and what location you go to. The best you are going to get is average food and that is on a good day. Don't go with high expectations.

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A meat and three meal. I wasn't thinking and ordered green beans - they were canned :( mashed potatoes, meat loaf and fried chicken very good but stuffing was dry. The chocolate cake and Blackberry cobbler good

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was good. Lots of choices for whatever you're hungry for. Service could have been much better.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved this down home cooking and reasonable pricing. Wasn't sure what to think when we walked in, atmosphere is very simple, but food was super. Everyone enjoyed their food, service was fine, price was excellent. The collards are awesome!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?