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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pimento cheese” (42 reviews)
“fried oysters” (28 reviews)
“moon pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very noisy, food was cold. We picked this restaurant because of its trip advisor rating. The room was very noisy at lunch, and I could not talk to the people beside me at the table. I had the daily special trout, with grits and succotash....More

Thank emseddon
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Nice ambiance. My friend and I tried the coconut shrimp appetizer. I had the halibut special and she had the famous meatloaf. Food and service were great!

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Found this place through Trip Advisor and it was great. Very friendly staff and great menu selections. The caramel banana pie was to die for. Lots of art on the walls which are also for sale. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We met two former students for lunch a little after 1PM. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the almost Spring weather. The four of us ordered Charleston Chicken Salad, Chicken and Grits, Salmon Croquettes with creole slaw and Oyster Po Boy with sweet corn...More

Thank sbtoll
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

My wife & I returned for the first time in 6 months or so & as in our previous visits, everything was superb. They have valet parking & we did not have to wait since we arrived early. The wine list is excellent with good...More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Went out to get groceries for dinner, but the fried oysters at Mr. Friendly's beckoned and I heeded the call. Followed great oysters with special bass with crayfish. Ate at bar and had great time, as always.

Thank dceddy
Reviewed February 4, 2018

My wife and I and two other couples had dinner last night at Mr. Friendly's. It had been a while since we had dinner here, but we were not disappointed. I had the Bronzed Carolina Mahi-Mahi & Fried Oysters special that was served with andouille...More

Thank Brion K
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Regular at Mr. Friendly’s. Went tonight, it was again outstanding. Some restaurants get old and tired after awhile. Not Mr. Friendly’s. Great oyster appetizer, especially good “Friendly” salad and two fine entrees. Wonderful wine & cocktail. Didn’t have dessert, to full. Good time for all....More

Thank Zen2Zen
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We have been to Mr. Friendly's quite a bit. My favorite along with Motor Supply. We usually get the specials but my husband swears by their duck. Also the meatloaf is great!! Weekend is hard to get in but during the week is good time...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with this restaurant. Excellent service. We had soup, chicken, steak and pork belly (all from the specials of the day). Everything was delicious.

Thank Susana D
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August 19, 2017|
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Response from Christina A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Vee803 | Reviewed this property |
I have dined here for lunch only and was sat immediately both times. I am not certain about evening or weekend dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 803-254-7828
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