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“Good food, great patio.” 3 of 5 stars
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Carolina Ale House
277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
803-407-9822
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Ranked #179 of 858 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Chicken Wings
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, great patio.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Food was basic chain restaurant fare. Were seated quickly on the patio. Server greeted us right away and took our orders. All food was good, but wings were delicious! Nice experience.

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  • English first
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English first
Lexington, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food. Reasonable prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

We frequent Carolina Ale House whenever we are in Columbia for the simple fact that we are always seated right away and the food is good.

The environment: you can either sit downstairs or upstairs. Since we have small children, we usually choose downstairs. There are TVs everywhere and the place is usually loud from people enjoying various games on the televisions. The tables were clean and bussed right away. The bathrooms were also clean.

The food: Like almost all Columbia-area restaurants, this place has a VERY limited menu for vegetarians. They do have a veggie burger that is very good and a veggie pizza. That's about it. The rest of my family are carnivores and they have plenty to pick from. The specials menu had some delicious-sounding items that would please anyone who ate meat. My husband had a burger and said it was cooked perfectly, juicy and delicious. They also have a Kids menu featuring typical kids food. Grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, etc. The only disappointment was the french fries. They were dry, tasteless and barely warm.

Overall, this is a great place to go with family or friends. Good service, good food and a pleasant atmosphere.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Roof top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great place to sit outside on the roof and drink a beer. The food is so - so but the place is always hoping.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friday night out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The place was crowded and they offered us a "high top" table which we gladly accepted. It turned out to be in the bar. The music there was so loud that we could not hear talk at our own table. The waitress had trouble hearing our order. We asked if she could turn down the music some so we could hear ourselves. I believe she did but it went louder again later. The reason for us going out on Friday night is catching up with friends so we left this restaurant disappointed. If we had known, we found out another part of the restaurant does not have the music as loud. Another issue is they have an outside smoking area so every time those doors opened, the smell of cigarette smoking came billowing in. We wont be back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

this is a place that is popular with the locals in the area. they swing by after work for a drink. they have many different choices to eat. i have not had anything that was bad. the dry rub wings are the best.

Visited July 2012
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