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Tombo Grille

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4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123 (Gamewell Drive)
803-782-9665
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great one of a kind specials

The Friday specials were very good. My wife, who is very discerning, was highly impressed with her fish deal. The fish was done to perfection with an outstanding combination of flavors. I had the Rib Eye steak which was again grilled to perfection. The steak was topped with creamed corn which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
jeoiwo
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This would be a three and a half star review if Tripadvisor would let me. My husband and I had been there before, and had much better experiences. This last time, however, was a little lackluster. On this night, we were there with our two sons. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. The place was busy, and by... More 

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Thank mbovary2014
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Friday specials were very good. My wife, who is very discerning, was highly impressed with her fish deal. The fish was done to perfection with an outstanding combination of flavors. I had the Rib Eye steak which was again grilled to perfection. The steak was topped with creamed corn which sounds plain but was a very pleasant surprise. The... More 

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Thank jeoiwo
Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We wanted to have a nice dinner in that area without loud music, and we got it. The restaurant was nice decorated, and had good acustic. The food was fairly good. We ordered meat loaf and was soft and moist, the salmon very good flavor but the brussels sprouts were Incredible!!! I will just go back to have another whole... More 

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Thank claumun
Irmo, SC
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went here only because we got a multi-course deal offered through the mail. What we found was delectable entrees with gracious service. A nice quiet restaurant with amazing food. They even allowed us to order one of their specials for a slight ($4) upcharge. My wife had the salmon and is still drooling over it. The best salmon she... More 

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Thank spoilher
Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This small, little known cafe is one of the best kept secrets in town. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. Even when very busy on a weekend, the service is good. Small menu is supplemented with daily specials.

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Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Go here... You will be glad you did. This is probably my favorite restaurant in Columbia. Delicious, freshly prepared food and great service. The brisket special is delicious, if you are lucky enough to go on a night when they have it. Often, we get a couple of the appetizer/small plates instead of an entree, and usually, that's plenty of... More 

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Thank isking54
Columbia, SC
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I went here because of so many good reviews. We got the braised short rib for appetizer...SOOO GOOD!! Loved it! I would order that as an entrée. Husband got hornish hen and I got the bone-in pork chop. Pork chop was good, but the hornish hen was great! The sides were great too! Good, fresh and delicious!

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1 Thank KCSC4508
Irmo, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First, this was a few months ago....we went to Monday night $9 Burger and a Beer with Live Music & the music was good & the burger was one of the best I have had in a while, also love the homemade fries. Super friendly people in the restaurant & my server was very professional (sorry I cannot remember her... More 

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3 Thank Summer R
Columbia, SC
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My daughter, brother and sister-in-law and I came to Tombo tonight and had a great time. Slap Wore Out was playing and, while the acoustics are not great in this restaurant, it was still fun to listen to this local group. My sister-in-law and I chose the Cornish hen on fettuccini and we both thought it was an excellent dish.... More 

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Thank mfweave
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
    (Gamewell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-782-9665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?