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Tombo Grille

4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
803-782-9665
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Ranked #23 of 827 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $11 - $25
Hours:
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
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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3 reviews 3 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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Advance, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent!!! Great menu. Fresh and delicious. Atmosphere was like a bistro. Monday night specials were great

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have eaten at Tombo several times when I lived in Columbia. It is a local restaurant that has its menu designed with use of local in-season ingredients. I met friends and family there last Thursday night. Jake was the server. The staff has always been very attentive and informing. We tried several specials...the duck confit was served on grits... More

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Dallas, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great food and Jake did a superb job on a busy night taking care of our table. Others worked with him to give super service. Drinks were refreshed and the food was great. This was my second visit and it was worth the drive from downtown to have such a great meal.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food is amazing and fresh. It has a cozy and intimate feel. Alexis was my server and she was excellent, very funny and fast (and a hottie). It's my favorite place in Columbia and will be back next Monday for their $9 burger and beer special!

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Tombo is by far one of the best dining experiences in Columbia and the creativity in every dish is evident in every bite. I started with the Bourbon Braised Short Ribs over fried risotto and it fell apart beautifully then had the Seared Scottish salmon over a jasmine rice sautee which they top with fried capers. The added texture was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Tombo Grille is a nearby neighborhood restaurant which I've been to several times, but not in the last 2 years. I went again mid-January 2014 with spouse and 2 other couples (6 total). The service was very efficient – our waiter – Alderman - was quick, informative on how the meals were prepared and friendly. The atmosphere is pleasant- quiet... More

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