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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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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food with local produce. Right across from the Dunes of Panama. Loved weekend brunch with half Benedicts of various delicious types.

Thank Ally K
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to stop by Lizard's after a day at the zoo. The food was great and some of the best tea around. My catfish was incredible - probably the best I have had in a restaurant. My wife loved her chicken and the kids were more than satisfied. Overall, a good place worth visiting!

Thank Evil_E207
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly low prices, quick/friendly service, and tasty food. The regular menu is in the wall, updated with available entree and sides. Paper menus on the table as well. My favorite might be the catfish. Breakfast is awesome here as well.

Thank Joseph B
Belton, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never pass through Columbia without stopping at a Lizard Thicket. Even stopped back by on my way home for a 2 go box. Be careful not as much food as eating in

Thank Ernestine W
Atlanta, GA
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling and living in a hotel for work, I wanted a good comfort meal and this was it. I ate here at least once a week. The pork chops are to die for and chicken fried steak. Good seasoned vegetables and great service.

Thank blkpearl22
Wampum, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When on vacation we like to try to stay away from chain restaurants. This place has a great variety for the money. True southern sweet tea. Fried chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Mac and cheese was home made. Creamy and cheese crisp on the top. Fish was fried perfectly with just the right amount... More 

Thank LeeAnn W
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Fried chicken sides its cheap its fast its family its easy the hamburger steak is great too. Really all the food is good i must say try the squash casserole this is just a locals heaven in southern food

Thank Crissey C
Enterprise, Alabama
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We ordered from here because of delivery service to the hotel. The food arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was hot. We had three separate orders two with fried chicken and both order of chicken burnt, way to run customers away.

Thank Grubbman21
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This a is a casual local spot known for southern meats and sides, it's a great place to get your southern fix. Their breakfast is just ok, but I love their roasted or fried chicken with fried okra, mac and cheese, cheese potato, or creamed corn. Also great cornbread. The inside of the restaurants are kind of plain and you... More 

Thank Molly W
Lafayette, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I loved the menu choices, and the prices were reasonable. We were travelling from Lafayette, Indiana and I looked for restaurant reviews in the area. These reviews were spot on. It was great food.

Thank Angel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?