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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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and a quiet table. We made some plans and enjoyed ourselves. Server was pleasant, and even though our party trickled in, we we served drinks as needed until everyone arrived.

Thank Jennifer R
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable atmosphere, usually easy parking, or you can walk. Menu is "southern." Popular with university staff no so much with students- a little too expensive.

Thank MRRomanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant when I am in the mood for American style cuisine that is either locally grown or organic!

Thank Meechie B
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit hard to find but that only adds to the atmosphere. Very eclectic decor, art and menu. Many peach inspired salads and you must try the meatloaf! I loved the chicken and artichoke soup. Local art on a maze of walls make your time there so much fun. Or just stop in at the bar and have a drink... More 

Thank WeAreRusso
Irmo, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

High expectations of course for the 2nd best rated restaurant in Columbia, however, the experience was not quite as advertised. The service was good. That is all! Everything else was average for the high price dishes. - Price: high - Presentation: bland and boring - Taste: could not appreciate the flavors advertise in the dish - Portions: average We order... More 

Thank wOrldTrekker2014
Lexington, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the time you walk in the door...the quaint atmosphere, the friendly staff, the excellently prepared food and great "drink" choices will bring you back as one of your top Columbia favorites. Tell your friends!!!

Thank peckusc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with friends for an early dinner. We had a great time and the food was very good. Had some shrimp first that was delicious. Be sure you try the chicken it is also delicious. We will be back.

Thank 444shirleyp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Columbia to work and my coworker had a recommendation from some local friends of a few places to go. I love locals recommendations, and the fact they were the #2 restaurant on Tripadvisor sealed the deal. We arrived just before the storms, and were seated immediately. Reviewed the wine list and found a number of great selections, and... More 

Thank Robert B
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mr Friendly's is truly a food gem. We visited for lunch on a Thursday. Our order was pimento cheese appetizer, turkey on French baguette, creamy mushroom cracked black pepper soup and shrimp Po-boy. We all enjoyed everything! The pimento cheese and French bread appetizer was amazing! Truly amazing! The pimento cheese was warmed with a nice crust from being broiled... More 

Thank Michele739
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Centava

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: (803) 254-7828

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