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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
(803) 254-7828
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fish and southern specialties. They don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait for a table.

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Thank Centava
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never disappoints. This is the restaurant we take relatives or friends visiting us. You have to try their southern fried chicken! Low key atmosphere. Come as you are.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I eat there on a regular basis and we have never had a bad experience. The service is good, the owner always checks on you through the course of dinner and everyone is "Friendly". I think they make the best fried oysters around as well as having the best shrimp and grits. The grits are creamy and... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time in Columbia, and was taken here by a local …. his 'favorite'. Was a bit dubious from the very casual atmosphere. Boy was I wrong. Fried green tomato starter - excellent. Caesar Salad - excellent And the Pork Tenderloin - perfection. Had a delicious bacon/berry type glaze/sauce - tender and loved the sweet/savory combo. Had a really nice... More 

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Thank Scott S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had three generations of our family together for a family birthday. Plans were changed at the last minute as more were able to join the celebration. Our original plans had to change to accommodate the larger group. Mr. Friendly's was more than happy and able to work with us at the last minute. Next time, Mr. Friendly's will be... More 

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Thank Douglas M
Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Columbia's best restaurants with staying power. Always consistent food and quality. Love their twist on Southern food. Their Friendly's salad is amazing and I always like to try their fish specials. I would eat here every day if I could afford it.

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Thank kmoore04
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Columbia. Lunched with friends and I had the gazpacho. It was fresh and refreshing on a hot summer's day! Friends ordered the Delicious shrimp and grits and granddaughter had the catfish tenders. Both were perfectly cooked and tasty. Service great as usual.

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Thank evernie
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Columbia. Out of town guests love it and want to return during future visits.

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Thank Joel A
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always delicious and consistent with their yummy food. Fish is always fresh and the filet delightful! Go there!!

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Thank LeeHawn
Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here for the first in honor of his birthday and we were both surprised by how tasty our food was. This small, dimly lit, somewhat loud restaurant was truly a surprise. We had heard that the food was good, but from the outside the restaurant looks like a "hole in the wall." Mr. Friendly's is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 254-7828

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