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Thirsty Fellow

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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STONE-FIRED PIZZA‎
Select a size choose a base pick your toppings add a finishing
7.50
Red Pie
Tomato sauce shredded mozzarella small
12.00
Red Pie
Tomato sauce shredded mozzarella medium
16.00
Red Pie
Tomato sauce shredded mozzarella large
7.50
White Pie
Olive oil fresh garlic choice of one cheese chef recommends no more than 4 toppings / pizza dough prepared in-house daily small
12.00
White Pie
Olive oil fresh garlic choice of one cheese chef recommends no more than 4 toppings / pizza dough prepared in-house daily medium
16.00
White Pie
Olive oil fresh garlic choice of one cheese chef recommends no more than 4 toppings / pizza dough prepared in-house daily large
PUB FOOD & SPECIALTIES‎
6.50
Side order 3.00
Gorgonzola Potato Chips
Fresh house chips, gorgonzola sauce, topped w/ gorgonzola crumbles fresh house chips
Side order 3.00
Platter 5.00
Sweet Potato Fries
Fresh cut daily, sweet cream sauce
8.00
Flash-Fried Calamari
Cornmeal breaded, w/ lemon & peppadew pepper sauce
8.50
Firecracker Shrimp
Baby shrimp, lightly breaded w/ our firecracker seasoning, flash-fried, served w/ jalapeno mayonnaise, fresh house chips or a side salad (mixed greens or caesar)
7.50
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach & artichokes blended w/ cream cheese, cream, mozzarella, & reggiano, served w/ baguette slices for dipping
7.50
Shrimp Dip
Shrimp blended w/ cream cheese, cream, mozzarella, & reggiano cheeses, served w/ baguette slices for dipping
For two 12.00
For four 23.00
For six 34.00
Antipasto Family Style
Salami, prosciutto, ham, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, deep-fried, nut-encrusted goat cheese, kalamata olives, peppadew peppers, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, toasted ciabatta, provolone & prosciutto stuffed cherry pepper
7.00
Side of salmon 3.00
Bruschetta
Tomatoes, garlic, basil, onions, toasted bread, reggiano, hint of lemon juice
8.00
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Beer-battered & deep-fried, stuffed w/ fresh italian sausage & a blend of cheeses, marinara sauce
9.50
Fish & Chips
Beer-battered & deep-fried cod, tartar sauce, fresh house chips
SANDWICHES & BURGERS‎
Served w/ fresh house chips or side salad (mixed greens or caesar)
9.50
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella
Finished w/ basil, tomato, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, hoagie roll
9.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
The Ray Carci Meatball Hoagie
Meatballs, marinara sauce, mozzarella, hoagie roll
7.50
Applewood smoked bacon +1.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chicken‎ breast, provolone, tomato, lettuce, pesto mayo, hamburger bun
8.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Carolina Chicken Sandwich
Chicken tenders, provolone, chipotle sauce, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, hoagie roll
8.75
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Italian Hoagie
Salami, prosciutto, ham, provolone, tomato, lettuce, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, hoagie roll
8.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved ribeye, grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions, sweet & hot cherry peppers, american cheese, hoagie roll (chicken may be substituted for ribeye)
8.50
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
French Dip Sandwich
Roast beef, swiss cheese, hoagie roll, horseradish sour cream for dipping, served au jus
5.50
Tomato +0.50
Applewood smoked bacon +1.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich
Provolone, american, cheddar, multigrain bread
7.75
Applewood smoked bacon + 1.00
Sweet potato fries +1.00
Fresh house chips
Mixed greens salad
Caesar
Half Pound Burger
100% ground beef, tomato, onions, pickles, lettuce
SALADS‎
6.00
Balsamic vinaigrette 3.75
Mixed Greens
Mesculin greens, tomatoes, red onions
7.50
Side caesar 4.00
Caesar
Romaine‎ mix, reggiano, croutons. Caesar dressing
7.50
Wedge
Iceberg lettuce, gorgonzola crumbles, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, gorgonzola dressing
8.00
Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil, aged balsamic reduction, olive oil
7.50
Spinach
Baby spinach, red onions, croutons, peppadew peppers, warm bacon dressing
8.75
Pear
Asian pears, mixed greens, strawberries, deep-fried, nut-encrusted goat cheese, almond slices, lemon vinaigrette
12.00
Salmon
6 oz. Fresh pan-seared atlantic salmon, served over mixed greens w/ choice of house-made dressing
SOUP‎
Cup
Bowl
Daily Soup Selections
Desserts
About
Located by the University of South Carolina, we are a full service restaurant and bar open 7 days/week. Casual atmosphere, dining room and covered deck, close to USC athletic activities and concerts at the Colonial Life Arena and Koger Center.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter had burger. Really good. Spilt a few of the appetizers. All were very good. Beer was cold and service was excellent. Great little bar.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LiketoTravel84
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Consistently good, hot, fresh food. Service is always good and Sunday brunch is a delight. Let them host my meet-n-greet for my reunion weekend and it was fabulous!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melissa B
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thanks so much for your wonderful review!

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Great location for before an event at Colonial Life Arena, but usually VERY busy then. Great menu variety and a step up from Pub Food. Reasonably priced and good selection of hops!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa D
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Thirsty Fellow is located close to the University of South Carolina, and as you would expect is frequented by students, as well as a diverse assortment of families and groups of friends. The restaurant is spacious and clean with friendly, capable staff. The walls are...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Guide297939
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thanks for visiting. Give our pizza a try.

Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Published hours for Sunday until 11pm. We arrived a few minutes before 10pm and were turned away along with another 15-20 people. Reason “they were tired” the NCAA tournament was in town and they were so busy. Really sounds like we already made enough money...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank carreratargagts
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hmmm....we did not turn away a group of 15-20 people before 10:00 pm. In fact, we did not turn anyone away. Our kitchen closes at least by 10:00 on Sundays and we often close before 11:00 if we aren't busy. Perhaps you were with the...More

Reviewed March 24, 2019

Great location, right next to the arena, which means long waits during events. We went just before the March Madness tournament, and we'd heard good things so we waited a long time. Part of it was Fire Marshall driven, because it was not crowded once...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ken B
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thanks so much for stopping by. We've limited our beer selection to the most popular selections for storage reasons. Come back again when we're not March Mad and try our full menu of food and drinks. We certainly appreciate your very good review.

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I have been in Columbia on business for a while now. I have had the good fortune to visit The Thirsty Fellow several times during my stay. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing, a wonderful retreat after a long day. Their food is top quality,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Crystal B
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thanks so much for your terrific review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

One of closest restaurants to Colonial Life Arena. Great venue, very packed prior to concerts (been twice in two weeks). Have to arrive around 4p to get a table. However, they do an awesome job servicing all the patrons -- delivering beverages and serving food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michelle E
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thanks for your terrific review!

Reviewed March 15, 2019

Only had an hour for lunch and that was apparently not enough time as we sat right away, ordered two salads and a sandwich, and got our food 50 minutes later. The food was average as we gulped it down, and certainly not worth the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank O7638VXpauls
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

So sorry for your long wait. We must have been full....usually there isn’t a problem getting in and out in an hour. Give another try and let us know if you have a better experience.

Reviewed March 2, 2019

Thirsty Fellow is a great place to hang out before a game or concert as it is only two to three blocks from Colonial Life Arena. The staff and bartenders were extremely friendly and considerate! The pizza is fantastic! My Wife and I shared a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarkfromJax
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