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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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    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
Down Home Food

Lizards Thicket has several restaurants in the Columbia area. Saturdays along with a 2 friends we have breakfast at the restaurant on 2 Notch Road in the northeast section of the city. The food is great, a broad menus and excellent service. The prices are well worth the quality and quantity of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was in Lexington on business and needed to grab something for dinner. I came across this place. The name is what intrigued me so I pulled over & did a quick search on the menu....what?! I can order a 10 oz rib eye through the drive thru?! Yep I should could & did! I got back to my hotel... More 

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Cary, NC
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177 reviews 177 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Several of us really enjoyed lunch at the Lizard's Thicket. We had baked chicken, fried chicken, cornbread, biscuits, and a wide range of vegetables. Everything was excellent and reminded me of how my grandmother cooked.

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Columbia, SC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I eat breakfast at Lizard's Thicket more times during the week than I should probably admit. Great country breakfast, friendly service, and the price is right! If you are in a hurry get a breakfast sandwich from the drive thru! This is not a spot for tourists or a spot for a special meal. This is someplace you go to... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Lizards Thicket has several restaurants in the Columbia area. Saturdays along with a 2 friends we have breakfast at the restaurant on 2 Notch Road in the northeast section of the city. The food is great, a broad menus and excellent service. The prices are well worth the quality and quantity of the meals.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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
92 helpful votes 92 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 reviews 19 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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Additional Information about Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
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
Average Prices: USD $10

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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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