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Carolina Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything you would want in a sports bar, lots of TVs to watch your favorite sports, tasty food, pool tables and friendly staff. Meal for three with no alcoholic beverages was $34, beware of the tax rate-9%, it really adds to the tab, plus tip. The buffalo honey wings were great, nice heat with a touch of sweetness. Two of... More 

Thank Judy S
Auburn, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun, busy place to eat with the family! You can play pool while waiting for your food, although the wait is not very long! Plenty of TVs to watch the game if you want. Food & drinks were plenty to choose from. Ribs, wings & burgers were really good.

Thank Gale P
Saint Robert, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I ate here and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was delicious and our server Joti was the sweetest lady I have ever met! She helped my little sister set up a tour at USC.

Thank samuryan83
Greer, United States
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conveniently located near hotels and freeway. Casually meeting place for a very late night snack. Service was great.

Thank Kathy O
Lexington, South Carolina
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My wife and I decided to give Caroline Ale House a try for the first this afternoon and it was an enjoyable experience. It was mid afternoon and not many people there so it was quite. The place had a number of large screen TVs and would be a great place to watch sporting events. The waitress was friendly and... More 

Thank Hassett41
Peoria, Arizona, United States
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The service was great. Our server, Alyssa I believe, checked on us often. She was friendly, helpful,and gave us suggestions. Lots of beer to choose from. We tried the flight. The honey buffalo wings were awesome. I could have eaten a dozen or more by myself. They were crispy and bursting with flavor. We substituted the fries for baked beans... More 

Thank Wendy R
Irmo, South Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I started my meal by ordering an ale. The beer was brought to my table and set down in front of me. Floating on top of the suds was a dead cockroach. Apologies were given all around and a meal was offered on the house, so they DID try and make things right but I won't be back...sorry. I'm sure... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Twitty my server was excellent. The chicken sandwich was tasty and the sweet potato fries were also good. They offer a vast beer selection. Everyone in our party enjoyed their experience. Ample parking and convenient access.

Thank ResortMike
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My daughter loves this place and stops in when she is in the area shopping. The burgers and fries are pretty good and reasonable. We only visited here one time but hope she takes us back next time we visit her.

Thank BoscoW52
Buffalo, New York
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit one thing....they have a fairly decent selection of beers, although the stouts we ordered were chilled (iced) beyond recommended temps. Ordered the Spicy Chicken Tacos and the "Que" sandwich. The 2 soft shell tacos were small and not much garnish inside and accompanied with fries. The Que sandwich had a decent amount of pulled pork that... 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 - $15
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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: 277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-407-9822

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