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Carolina Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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708 Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201-3020
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is horrible. Sat 10 minutes before order. Asked hostess, said didn't have waiter yet. Hostess said we weren't here that long and walked off. Other seated after us were served. Left without ordering

Thank Michael U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We use CAH to host our kickoff party for Tartan Day South Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The staff is pleasant and the food is very good. Great place for an evening of Celtic music and Guinness

Thank Donovan M
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Our visit today was an experience that I can't believe would happen at a restaurant the size of Carolina Ale House. We were greeted and seated in a professional manner but that was the last time we saw professionalism. After setting for some time with no one speaking to us another served offered to get us drinks while we waited.... More 

Thank Tim H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I should have known better. I ordered the grilled wings thinking the fat would be more drained off. They were disgusting-almost undercooked and the skin tasted raw. Never again.

Thank davidwX9130VC
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went there Saturday night before a concert to eat. The service was good and the food was great. I would recommend the Spinach dip with the pita bread for an app!!!

Thank Pooledaddy1964
Anderson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went here on a Friday evening for dinner. Service was slow to average. I had their signature burger, which was just OK. My wife had the grilled chicken sandwich, which was so salty that she couldn't finish it. On the good side, the prices were reasonable, and there were lots of TV's for days with lots of sports (not... More 

Thank TonyinAnderson
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

With metered spaces prevailing in this part of the Vista, it’s nice to be able to park your car free in the lot next to the restaurant. Carolina Ale House opens at 11:00 am, so we were able to arrange an early lunch meeting with some friends. I enjoyed my Rueben ($8.59) and my wife liked her chicken quesadilla ($9.29).... More 

Thank Citallwic
Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Always clean and inviting, a great place to get together with friends for light fare and reasonable drinks. They do serve generous portions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Carolina Ale house has a delicious rib eye steak. The service is great. If you are interested in eating at a college type restaurant this is it!

Thank Jean W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Our server was nice enough but was S L O W. . . . It took forever to get our drinks and silverware. We were at the restaurant long enough for a 5 course meal at a French bistro. Ugggghh. But, the full size nacho was one of the best layered nacho dishes this side of Margaritaville. And, the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201-3020
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-227-7150

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