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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
803-779-6407
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My Family has been going to Lizard's Thicket for many years. We absolutely Love the food. They offer a family-friendly atmosphere. The fried chicken and banana pudding are to die for!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friend and I decided to try this place and we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere was great and the service was more than adequete. I had the chicken fried steak and 3 veggies. All in all I was satisfied with the pricing and portions. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for good southern style cooking on a budget.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ate at two different locations both traveling through going North and South over the holidays. It was a very good experience both visits. Both locations were clean, friendly, and had quick service. The food was more than adequate and superior for quick on the go meals. On December 24th they were only serving breakfast and closing at 11AM. On... More 

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Carlsbad
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32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 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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39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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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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56 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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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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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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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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