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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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CLASSIC PLATES
Blackened Chicken & Grits
stone-ground grits, andouille sausage creole sauce
USD 12
Low Country Shrimp & Grits
blackened shrimp, stone-ground grits, andouille sausage creole sauce
USD 13
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
tasso ham gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, your choice of succotash or creole slaw
USD 12.5
Low Country Grilled Chicken "Stack"
fried green tomatoes, applewood bacon pimento cheese, molasses-mustard bbq sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, your choice of succotash or creole slaw
USD 12.5
Pan Seared Salmon Croquettes
pimento remoulade, stone-ground grits, your choice of succotash or creole slaw
USD 11
Farm Raised North Carolina Catfish
your choice of Cornmeal Fried, Blackened or Lemon-Peppered fresh herb tartar sauce, stone-ground grits, your choice of succotash or creole slaw
USD 13
Peach Mustard BBQ Glazed Salmon
our famous peach chutney, stone-ground grits, your choice of choice of succotash or creole slaw
USD 13.5
PO-BOYS, HOUSE-GROUND BURGERS, SANDWICHES
All are served with lettuce, tomato, onion, potato chips and pickle. Substitute french fries, tater tots, creole slaw or succotash for $1.25; substitute a cup of soup or side salad for $2.50
Catfish Po'Boy
grilled baguette, fresh herb tartar sauce
USD 11
Shrimp Po'Boy
grilled baguette, fresh herb tartar sauce
USD 12
Oyster Po'Boy
grilled baguette, fresh herb tartar sauce
USD 13
Southwest Grilled Chicken Sandwich
monterey jack cheese, jalapeños, molasses-mustard bbq sauce
USD 10
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
lemon pepper, blackened, plain grilled or buttermilk fried, honey-dijon dressing
USD 9.5
Dirty Chicken Sandwich
blackened chicken, pepper jack cheese, tomato-pepper salsa, jalapeños
USD 10
"French Quarter" Burger
A Columbia Classic! Blackened, house-ground 10oz burger, french quarter pimento cheese
USD 11
Friendly Burger
house-ground 10oz burger, choice of cheddar, monterey jack, blue cheese, smoked gouda or pepper jack
USD 10
Smoked Turkey Baguette
thin-sliced smoked turkey, herb boursin cheese, grilled baguette
USD 9
Fried Green Tomato-Pimento Cheese BLT
applewood bacon pimento cheese, grilled applewood bacon, pimento remoulade, grilled ciabatta
USD 9.75
SIGNATURE SALADS
All are served with mixed greens. Salad Dressings: our famous New Southern BBQ Vinaigrette, Balsamic-Herb Vinaigrette, Buttermilk-Basil Blue Cheese, Honey-Dijon, Creole Ranch, Caper-Dill 1000 Island
Charleston Chicken Salad
A perennial favorite! Curry grilled chicken, our famous peach chutney, toasted almonds, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, honey-dijon dressing
USD 11.5
Fried Yellow Grits Salad
herb goat cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, croutons, choice of dressing
USD 9.5
Low Country Blackeye Pea Cake Salad
sweet pepper chow chow, pickled okra, cumin-coriander sour cream, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, croutons, bbq vinaigrette
USD 9.5
Peach-Mustard BBQ Glazed Salmon Salad
tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, croutons, bbq vinaigrette
USD 13
Blackened Beef Tips & Shrimp Salad
tomato-pepper salsa, blue cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, croutons, bbq vinaigrette
USD 12
SOUTHWEST CAESAR SALADS
romaine lettuce, lemon-garlic caesar dressing, jalapeños, onion, parmesan, croutons
Blackened Chicken
USD 10
Blackened Shrimp
USD 12.5
Blackened Salmon
USD 13
OTHER BIG SALADS
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved vidalias, croutons, choice of dressing. Salad Dressings: our famous New Southern BBQ Vinaigrette, Balsamic-Herb Vinaigrette, Buttermilk-Basil Blue Cheese, Honey-Dijon, Creole Ranch, Caper-Dill 1000 Island
Prestige Farms Chicken
your choice of Blackened, Lemon-Peppered, Buttermilk Fried or Plain Grilled
USD 11
Farm Raised N.C. Catfish
your choice of Cornmeal Fried, Blackened, Lemon-Peppered or Plain Grilled
USD 12
Shrimp
your choice of Blackened, Lemon-Peppered, Buttermilk Fried or Plain Grilled
USD 13
LUNCH "STARTERS"
Bowl of Tots
USD 3.75
Bowl of Fries
USD 3.75
Small Mixed Green or Small Caesar Salad
USD 6
Fried Green Tomatoes (Plain)
USD 4
Fried Green Tomatoes
w/ applewood bacon pimento cheese
USD 7
"French Quarter" Pimento Cheese Skillet
w/ ciabatta bread
USD 7
Crispy Fried Oysters
w/ cocktail sauce
USD 13
SIDES & EXTRAS
Extra Stuff ($0.25): dressings, sauces, etc. Life advice - free
Stone-Ground Grits
USD 2.5
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
USD 2.5
Creole Slaw
USD 2.5
Succotash
USD 2.5
Grilled Baguette
USD 1.5
Add Applewood Bacon
USD 0.5
Blue Cheese Crumbles
USD 1
"French Quarter" Pimento Cheese
USD 1
All Other Cheese
USD 0.5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Every time I have eaten at Mr Friendly’s is has been delicious. I have been for lunch. My favorite is a Monte Christopher. Each time I go for dinner, I get something different. I find the specials are very good and often choose them.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

My wife and I stopped in on Saturday night. The place was really busy, so we had to wait a while. It was definitely worth the wait because the Shrimp and Grits were absolutely delicious!!! We will be going back!!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife, mother-in-law, aunt and uncle to celebrate her 74th birthday. Located in the "Five Points" section of Columbia; we decided to have lunch instead of dinner. Of course living in NJ I hear five points is notorious at night. Surprised...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

I had lunch here and ordered the buttermilk fried chicken with grits and sweet corn succotash. It was so good! The chicken was perfectly crispy but not greasy. The flavor was awesome. I highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

I stopped by yesterday for lunch for the first time in a few years. Looking for a place with “local feel” for a future lunch meeting for +10 out of town colleagues. Had a good meal and great service! However, I was surprised to see...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

My wife & I returned for another visit & our visit was superb. We used valet parking & were promptly seated. Our server, Sean, was efficient, pleasant & professional. Our app of fried oysters was still the best we’ve had. I had the blackened mahi,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

I have one rule when I travel, whether on business or for pleasure: I don't eat at any restaurant that I can't eat at back at home. Mr. Friendly's fit the bill, because there isn't one back at home in Ohio, as it is truly...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

As a gluten free eater to find a place that can customize most of their dishes is a rare find. This restaurant has GF dishes on their regular menu and can make accommodations to alter some of their other selections. Do not miss the fried...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

Am from not to far out of town and try to go here for dinner every time I can. Wonderful food and great service. Usually have fresh local fare on menu.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely southern meal we had on a Saturday evening while visiting Columbia... The hotel suggested it as a locally owned good food and we really appreciated it. Good service and great food for all of our meals.

Date of visit: October 2019
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5 Points, behind the Claussens Inn in Columbia,SC
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