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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Columbia, SC
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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232 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank WildcatGuy
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I sat on the outside deck. Even though it's sunny out, they have tables with umbrellas. The food came quickly and it was hot. Brianna was our server and she was awesome.

Thank 1goldenbeauty
Anderson, South Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I ate here while on a business trip and it was pretty good. It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't terrible either. The service was good. It was a little loud in there, but nothing crazy. I don't know that I would go for a special occasion or anything, but a regular night out would be perfectly fine.

Thank mfoxblack
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Got in to the city around 10:30pm and needed a late dinner. The staff was VERY friendly, the service was average and the food was good. The burgers were fresh (not frozen patties) and very good and the chicken tenders were really good too. (And the beer was cold) Very reasonably priced..I think this was our least expensive meal during... More 

Thank Jennifer H
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Was here for graduation, so this is where we ate dinner the night before. We were staying downtown, so this was an easy walk. Food was good, and the craft beer selection was great! Very much like other chain sports bars/food outlets. Lots of local sports memorabilia on the walls. Staff was friendly, and we were seated faster than we... More 

Thank ScouterKnotts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a large work party that had a few issues on coordination, our end. The staff worked hard to solve it and take care of us all night. The upstairs bar area is great for groups and the wait staff was awesome. One of the burgers I have had as well. Come early as this is a hot spot... More 

Thank Richard P
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The place is perfectly laid out for a sports bar with food. Don't expect anything special on the menu or a quiet time. Not that kind of place. God deal

Thank BBinColaSC
Lilburn, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We were in Columbia for the weekend for a relatives wedding and we found parking is at a premium so we were looking for eating places within walking distance to out hotel. The Carolina Ale House was practically next door so we headed over for an early dinner. Chelsey was a great server (and patient since we'd never been there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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?