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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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2240 Airport Rd, West Columbia, SC
+1 803-796-7820
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 17
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Country cooking

This was our first time eating at Lizard's Thicket and was pleased with the food and service. Large portions, a lot of choices, very reasonably priced home cooked meals. Desserts are to die for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Kristie B
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McCormick, South Carolina
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Durham, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I were on our last day of a week long Southern holiday. Looking for something convenient for one last country style dinner. This place looked pretty plain from the outside and the name is almost too cute but we were looking for easy. The service was very good. A little over the top with the "Hons" but... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've been here 2 times, both times the food was disgusting! Mac n cheese noodles burnt and hard and had very little cheese in it. Chicken fried steak was overcooked and hard as a rock! Service horrible. People very RUDE! WILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN!!

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Brick, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were driving between FL and NJ and found this restaurant on TA. We were impressed with the reviews. When driving through the south, we always like to stop one time for fried chicken. The portions were small and of those small portions, the so-called "large" thighs and legs and tiny and well-over cooked. The servers didn't seem to care... More 

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McCormick, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our first time eating at Lizard's Thicket and was pleased with the food and service. Large portions, a lot of choices, very reasonably priced home cooked meals. Desserts are to die for!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The name of the restaurant and its reputation raised my expectations higher than they should have been. It was a good but not special place to eat.

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Columbus, Georgia
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254 reviews 254 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Good place when you are looking for something besides the mass market Denny's or Waffle House. Good omelets. The wait staff is pleasant and efficient. Quick to refill your coffee :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The bread was burned and when we asked for replacements, that was also burned. We had to wait a long time to get our food and also to have our tea and coffee refilled. We have eaten at other Lizard's Thicket Restaurants that were excellent but this one near the airport was lacking in service.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fried chicken, and sides of mac & cheese, green beans and cornbread dressing were all great. Awesome sweet tea.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent food, friendly staff, and clean environment. The food was delicious and served in large, hot portions. Reasonable prices.

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Chesnee, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

If you want really good home-cooked food, this is the place to go in Columbia SC. The squash casserole is to die for and the country style steak just melts in your mouth. Very friendly service and the food was delivered fast. It was good and hot. We will return to Lizard's Thicket in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2240 Airport Rd, West Columbia, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-796-7820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?