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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Broasted Chicken is only one of many mouth watering things to tempt yourtaste buds. DO NOT leave without a small or even a large vanilla cone dipped in the chocolate to enjoy on the way home with your bucket of chicken. even if you stopped in for lunch while at work.

Thank Frederick803
Bluffton, South Carolina
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look for the GIANT cone, and you'll enjoy tasty casual food in a clean and simple atmosphere. We've enjoyed the ice cream before, and decided to try dinner, lured primarily by the aroma of the fried chicken. So glad we did! You order at the counter, then go to one of their cafeteria-style dining rooms, take a seat, and wait... More 

Thank formerexpatCT
Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called ahead to see if they could accommodate 30-40 people for our baseball team they reserved a room and were very fast with everyone's order, if we are ever back in the area we will come back.

Thank Lilly E
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This local family owned and run restaurant is legendary. You will see the same staff pretty much all the time until the young people move on. Fried chicken and soft serve ice cream are the two most favorite items. Quick service.

Cave Springs, Arkansas
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I were traveling from Charlotte to Charleston and I found Zesto on TA as we were passing through Columbia. It was a little off the highway but we are SOOO glad we took this detour! We were greeted by Sherry who was so helpful, hospitable and absolutely hilarious! We immediately felt at home. Ordered at Sherry's window and... More 

Thank jands4ever
Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here for many years. The staff keeps the orders moving . Lots of parking, plenty of tables. You can order a bucket of chicken for the whole family or individual baskets. Hamburgers are great too. Food is always hot. Prices are reasonable. Soft serve Banana splits are a must especially with the pineapple, strawberries and nuts on... More 

Thank scmeemaw
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to try it anyway plus a hotdog just to see what the range of flavor was like. Two-for-1 on taste and heartiness. Come hungry or prepare to take away a snack!

Thank 1washout
Roswell, Georgia
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237 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the great experience of eating here and had the Zesto with cheese. Man, this place is great. Great burgers, fries and drinks. Old style burger joint. they also have fried chicken, hot dogs and grilled cheese. this place is a diamond in the rough.

Thank Brad A
West Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zesto's chicken is moist and delicious, my wife loves it. The milkshakes are good and I enjoy their hotdogs. Friendly staff.

Thank Daniel P
Columbia, SC
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We got the white meat 4 piece meal. It was enough for 2 people. It came with 2 breasts, 2 wings and fries. Some the best fried chicken I ever had (and I grew up in South Carolina)! A little salty but very flavorful and juicy! The chocolate fudge cake sundae was good as well!

Thank KCSC4508

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18037944652

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