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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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Seven Oaks
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time eating here...food was great, perfect place for lunch because they were extremely fast with serving our food, and overall service was good but she was a little untrained...coming to the table every 5 minutes was a bit much for me

Thank Lisa K
Charleston, South Carolina
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had four families (students and their parents) meet after a crazy weekend of football and fun at USC. We had a reservation so seating was no problem. Great service through out the evening. Sports bar in nature so everyone was able to talk about their team. Lots of college football going on. Really enjoyed our time . If you... More 

Thank Paul C
Greenville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inquired about the fries and was told that they are beer battered fries that come delivered frozen. The fries has a weird taste to them, not like a potato at all.

Thank MsLadyDCnNC
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in the mood for wings and wanted to be close to the house after graduation. Walked in, got a booth. Guy took our order, we were starving - took a long time for wings and "chips" so he told us sorry, I asked for a salad and my companion asked about dessert, he picked apple pie or something. Anyway,... More 

Thank HHLovestotravel
Columbia, South Carolina
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The very best Baby Back Ribs in Columbia! Have tried a number of other places, but Carolina Ale House is absolutely the very best. We try to come on Wednesday nights because of the Baby Back Rib special. Madison, our server, was fantastic. Definitely recommend and will definitely return.

Thank C D S
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 July 14, 2016

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 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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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, 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?