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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 77
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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  • 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
good southern cooking

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a good restaurant nothing fancy. Try the chip beef on toast very good. They get your food out very quickly. They also have a good breakfast. I never had dinner but the menu looks southern.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Had fish and veggies with cornbread. Always friendly great portions great food Had corn on the cob green beans squash. Wife had fish collards stewed apples and Mac. Had water and tea to drink wait staff was always timely for refills

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Halifax, Canada
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227 reviews 227 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A group of 4 of us visited here for the 1st time for supper on a Thursday night. One of the specials was Liver & Onions, which three of us ordered, with a variety of sides. The other person had the Chicken Tenders and Salad. The servings were a good size, so we decided to order the peach cobbler with... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a "meat and three" kind of place. Not necessarily healthy. The veggies are cooked with bacon fat the old fashioned way. Meat specials include things like fried chicken, fried fish, meatloaf, turkey and gravy, roast beef. The corn bread is pretty good but the rolls are right out of the bag and not even heated. The service is... More 

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Charleston, SC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My family and I love the Columbia area Lizard's Thicket Restaurants! We have to stop and eat at one every time we are in Columbia! The service is warm and friendly, and the food is great! The servers are always patient with the kids while they take their time choosing what they want to order. We love this pls e... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant in Columbia, SC after a 6 mile hike at Congaree National Park. Needless to say everyone was hungry and thirsty. I ordered the Chef Salad with baked chicked and lowfat ranch, plus a side of macaroni and cheese. Others ordered a meat with 2 or 3 sides and everything looked really good. The service was... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

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
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34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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