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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service ( where else do you get a hug from your server when you leave?) and great company.

Thank Wade A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews before going and decided to give it a try anyway because it was close. My friend ordered the chef salad and it arrived looking just like the picture on the menu. One son ordered chicken and waffle. He said the chicken was salty and did not finish his waffle. That NEVER happens. My other son had... More 

Thank NickyMC912
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

You can never go wrong with Lizards Thicket. Everything I've ever had there was good. And the staff is always very friendly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

My wife and I, away from home, needed a place to enjoy a meal and kill some time before going to a party, and this place came highly recommended. Most of the food is prepared ahead of time and kept hot and fresh (just like Grandma did when expecting a large family gathering). We ordered their Daily Special with 1... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I lived with my aunt Jo from Alabama for about a year and learn a thing or two about southern food. She is a great cook. This place reminded me of her cooking. Great taste and prices are very affordable. It was really busy when we got there but the service was still better than other crowded places I have... More 

1 Thank Tresleches
Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The food was your basic fast food- prepared early, southern food. Nothing to write home about, but filled the stomach. I will say their fried okra was very good.

Thank lbhbeaufort
Bowling Green, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Lizard's Thicket is nothing more than a low quality Cracker Barrel. The food is as basic as it gets, and is certainly out performed by many fast food stops in the area at a better price. Very similar to gas station food. No matter where you are in the south, there is a better place to visit than Lizard's Thicket.... More 

Thank Jordan K
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Thought I would give this place a try as they received decent reviews. The beets and peaches looked and tasted canned and not fresh. The cornbread was cold in the center. The mashed potatoes were flavorless even with the gravy. Only decent thing was the Mac and cheese. For fast food this was a little pricey and definitely not worth... More 

Thank anne n
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Quick service, large menu, excellent wait staff. Our entire group enjoyed their breakfast and commented on the desire to return.

Thank Bill D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Lizard's is good and fast southern food. Lots of options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It isn't fine dining, but it's still good food. Definitely a good choice when you want to eat.

Thank Taylor V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407

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