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Tombo Grille

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4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123 (Gamewell Drive)
803-782-9665
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was good, but for what they charge, it should have been MUCH better. And when the party I was with ordered several bottles of (the same) wine, the prices seemed to magically go up.

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Thank David P
Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This little known, small restaurant gets better with every visit. The food selections are excellent, with both specials and regular menu items. Although the special on a pizza is cheap, it could have more flavor. The only negative was a new server who really never comprehended what a diner needed, even when asked.

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Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Crab cakes are superb! Presentation Is excellent with the homemade succotash. Cheese plate is good but not a fan of the crackers served with the assorted cheeses. Shrimp and grits are best in town. Was pleased the tails were removed before serving.

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Thank evernie
Lexington, South Carolina
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Small place but great food. Service could have been a bit more efficient but otherwise worth the visit. The fried Brussels sprouts are the best!! I had the very tasty shrimp and grits. Can do without the green peppers. Partner had a perfectly cooked and delicious pork chop. We will be back!

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Thank bearcubnsc
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Burger and beer night! Excellent burgers and enjoyable music. Our server Chase was friendly, upbeat and efficient. A very pleasant experience indeed.

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Thank Carol G
Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food is reasonably priced and almost always very, very good. The Specials Menu is always interesting and if you like there is the standard menu as a backup. Drinks reasonably priced and mixed generously. Service is always good.

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Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Very good neighborhood restaurant. Dinning and bar area always active. " Homemade menu" with entertainment ( usually guitar players) on some evenings. Good for couples or a business meeting. Check their specials on the web site.

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Thank MRRomanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This would be a three and a half star review if Tripadvisor would let me. My husband and I had been there before, and had much better experiences. This last time, however, was a little lackluster. On this night, we were there with our two sons. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. The place was busy, and by... More 

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Thank mbovary2014
Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Friday specials were very good. My wife, who is very discerning, was highly impressed with her fish deal. The fish was done to perfection with an outstanding combination of flavors. I had the Rib Eye steak which was again grilled to perfection. The steak was topped with creamed corn which sounds plain but was a very pleasant surprise. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We wanted to have a nice dinner in that area without loud music, and we got it. The restaurant was nice decorated, and had good acustic. The food was fairly good. We ordered meat loaf and was soft and moist, the salmon very good flavor but the brussels sprouts were Incredible!!! I will just go back to have another whole... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
    (Gamewell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-782-9665

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