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4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
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Ranked #28 of 846 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $25
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gamewell Drive
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As usual the service was excellent as was the food. Love their pizza and wine night deals. Try the roasted brussel sprouts, they aren't your mother's!

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Consistently good. Menu changes often. Good wine choices. Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. Has become a popular local spot with live music on weekends. "Date Night" specials and other promotional nights are enjoyable outings. Usually run into folks we know there.

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Cary NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

...I'm feeling generous. My husband and I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant and finally went. We were disappointed. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good - it was just ok. We probably won't go back because there are just better choices. First, we found the selection of entrees fairly limited and somewhat bland and boring. We elected... More 

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I started coming to this restaurant over three years ago when my daughter was a freshman at the University of SC. At the time, I felt it was an oasis in a restaurant desert. Since then, I have discovered some good older restaurants and new good ones have recently opened, but I always return to Tombo. They are in a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My Wife and I went here for my birthday. Atmosphere is OK. Maybe a bit tired. I have seen some say the restaurant is bright. I actually felt is was kind of dark. We stopped in without having reservations on Tuesday and were promptly seated. Service through our meal was nothing to praise or criticize. I we started with Mac... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

During busy university weekends, the usual restaurants in the Vista and Five Points are crowded and booked. I was happy to read the reviews of Tombo Grille on tripadvisor and decided to try it and avoid the downtown restaurants. I am so glad we did because we had a fantastic dinner, didn't have to fight for parking, and it is... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a great restaurant--a bit pricey since the meals were fish and meat, but they were delicious and quite worth the money. You can sit outside or in, and drinks were also very nice. We sat outside and the atmosphere was relaxed--the service was fine.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have eaten at Tombo several times and the food and service is always top notch! They have great specials everyday along with a great menu, the bone in pork chop is my favorite. They use local ingredients and everything is homemade.I would recommend Tombo Grille to anyone looking for great dining experience! They have a great bar with plenty... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I really enjoy the atmosphere, staff, and of course the food! Monday's are my favorite night because of the burger special ($9 + a beer) and I love the live music. My next favorite thing here is the pork chop AMAZING! Everyone is so nice I always look forward to coming back.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Service was poor at best . $9 glass of wine was about 2ounces. When we commented, a second 2 ounces glass was delivered with "attitude". Pizza Crust was premade - cardboardlike. "Sauce" was canned tomato paste. Burger was ordered "medium - warm pink", but was served well done and dry. No one seemed interested. Kicker was, both of us have... More 

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Additional Information about Tombo Grille

Address: 4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
Phone Number: 803-782-9665
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
Cuisine: American

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