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Cafe Strudel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Gastropub
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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Mill Sc
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in passing thru Col. my husband and I both really enjoyed everything we had. Service was tip top and food quality was too. Wish it were closer to our home so we could visit often.

Thank gracegraceFortMillSc
Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Strudel is one of those restaurants in an old space - think tin ceilings, concrete floors, with lots of local art hanging on the walls. It gets busy on weekends, so expect to wait a bit. Service is good, but the food was less than stellar. Not bad, but missing something. The Hangover Hash was bland, despite the banana... More 

1 Thank mwinslow58
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the hangover special and spicy bacon bloody m. First thing was they cant sell liquor b4 1000am! No bloody, big disappointment. But we had mimosas which were good. So, the hangover special comes w a big helping of frozen string hash browns. Add 1 or 2 eggs, some banana peppers, onion and thats it. Meat and toast extra.... More 

1 Thank Jim F
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only go here if you want to be ignored. Not even busy, clueless staff wandering about. No thanks, never again.

Thank david m
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess told us we would have to wait 30minutes for our table... we waited over 2 hours. TWO HOURS. And there were plenty of open tables!! At one point we counted 11 open tables that they refused to seat. They are not honest about the wait time. If you show up not hungry, you might not care to wait.... More 

Thank Sarah E
Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a casual place for dinner with good food and found it at Care Strudel. Had a burger which was excellent and the desserts are terrific

Thank PaulNCoach
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were heading back home from Savannah on 321. There was nothing before Columbia, so I consulted TripAdvisor for possible lunch stop. This came up highly rated. We walked in just a few minutes past 2pm on Sunday and were lucky to get seated, since they wind down at 2 apparently.?? We were seated rather quickly and our server came... More 

Thank LysaAlex
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends here for lunch - food was delicious and service was FANTASTIC!!! The salad with fresh shrimp was perfect. My friend loved the curry chicken salad and our other friend had the reuben. Everything come out together and in a short period of time - everything was the perfect temperature. The server checked on us often and she was... More 

Thank Vicki802
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Strudel is a hidden gem located on State Street in West Columbia, just minutes from downtown. It isn't fast food, so go when you can enjoy it. They have interesting specials, so call in your lunch order and then go back later for dinner. Sunday brunch is crazy so call for seating.

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Cuban sandwich, my 4 year old daughter got the pancakes and everyone was happy! For dessert we got the Salted Carmel Cheesecake, Mississippi Mud Pie and a cupcake again everything was awesome! I don't think you can go wrong here.

Thank Amanda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Cafe, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634
Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community. 1

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