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Lizard's Thicket

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7411 Nates Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-6452
+1 803-788-3088
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All meals, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, that I have eaten at Lizard's Thicket have been very good, although portion size could be a little larger.

Thank Billy10_10
Lexington, South Carolina
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no listing for the Garners Ferry road Lizard's Thicket on Tripavisor but this review is for that location. After a weekend of camping, My wife, mom and myself wanted some breakfast and stopped here. Service was slow but what really made me mad was that when our food came it was cold. Grits so cold that soft table... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was recommended to us on our recent trip to SC for a zoo visit. Very good. Excellent staff and price was great. Will dine here again

Thank penny773
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even the hotel staff recommended Lizard's Thicket and when the online reviews concurred, I was sold. I had the salmon patty and was so disappointed when it arrived having been deep fried. The squash casserole was good, but needed salt and pepper. The rolls and the corn bread were dry and tasteless, truly the worst I have ever had. My... More 

Thank Judy L
Huntersville, North Carolina
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner . We had read about this restaurant having good traditional southern food. So we decided to try it. My husnand had the fried chicken with 3 sides, for $7.99 & I had the chicken fried steak & mashed potatoes for $5.99. Adding in drinks, lemonade & tea, the bill was still under $20.00!... More 

Thank Gram247
Aynor, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on the spur of the moment to drive to Columbia to visit our daughter at USC. It was about 8:40 when we arrived at Lizard Thicket. We were aware it was getting close to closing. We asked if we had time to eat in and they said certainly. They were very nice and didn't try to rush us... More 

Thank Dean J
Winter Garden, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had some of the best fried chicken I have ever had. Their fried okra and mashed potatoes and gravy were on point too. Very good southern cookin'! And cheap, I took a party of 11 hungry guys after a meeting and we were barely cleared the $100 mark.

Thank jbshiver
Hopkins, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great food for the price.Good for the whole family. Simple food and a great variety. I have eaten 3 meals here in a day.

Thank Myra W
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

If you like good country cooking this is the place. Service is usually good ,and people are friendly

Thank Sandra H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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209 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

We stopped for lunch on our way to visit family in Greenville, SC. It was delicious! I ordered fried chicken, collards, beets & mac & ch. The mac n cheese was a little disappointing, but everything else was terrific. Hubs ordered country fried steak, potatoes, okra, green beans and had no complaints. Dessert was a bonus at .99 for Restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7411 Nates Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-6452
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-788-3088

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