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Tombo Grille

4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
803-782-9665
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Ranked #14 of 826 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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83% Recommend
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English first
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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

When we dined last week at Tombo's Grille, we had a meal that was delicious! Evey time we go there, the food is consistently wonderful, the drinks well served, and the atmosphere FUN. It is a place where we know we can count on good food, good friends, good times!

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Tombo never disappoints! This neighborhood restaurant features a familiar yet ecclectic menu that has a little something for everyone's palate. my Friday night meal consisted of the Oyster Appetizer,,a dozen lightly dusted fried flavorful oysters accompanied by 2 delicious dipping sauces, my favorite lettuce wedge with their homemade dressing dripping over the crisp wedge and fresh local bacon crumbled to... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I went out for dinner at Tombo and I got the Duck Breast based on the recommendation of the staff. It was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was top-notch. I recommend it to all of my friends.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I chose Tombo for my birthday dinner out with girlfriends. I had steak which was very well prepared and beautifully presented. My three friends had trouble finding something they liked on the menu so two ended up with a burger they didn't finish and the third ordered a salad with chicken added. It came last and without the chicken. They... More

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