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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
+1 803-794-4652
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all. Zesto burger is a good option as well. If you're dining in, order and pay at the window. Then go get a seat, and wait for a little taste of heaven.

Thank Justingoesplaces
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is consistent always hot served by friendly people. Never had a bad meal here. Burgers hot fries lovely salted fried chicken and don't forget the ice cream. Cones sundaes and awesome shakes.

Thank Walter S
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great local place to get burgers and fried chicken. Great place for families, couples and singles. The ice cream makes for the perfect meal.

Thank Paige G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family business since the 1950's, Simply the best fried chicken I've ever had. Burgers, dogs, fish sandwiches and of course, a delicious ice cream cone(dipped in chocolate).

Thank snuffy55 .
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in NC we.had a Zesto in our town. It was a favorite for burgers, and especially their soft serve ice cream dipped in chovolate or butterscotch. It was also a teen hangout. I was driving home a couple of weeks before and after having lunch at a favorite restaurant I hapoened to see a billboard advertising Zesto. Seems... More 

Thank Kitty W
Lexington, South Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I have been eating at this local institution for almost 40 years and it is still a unique little spot in an otherwise horrible town. If you have the courage to brave to West Columbia Police Department, you really should drop by Zesto and try a chicken snack. The menu hasn't changed much since my father first took me there... More 

Thank julie w
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch at a few minutes after noon. The place was packed with customers as usual. We place our Friday Chicken orders at the front desk and before we could find a table and sit down, our server was there with our food which was excellent as usual. They really know how to provide excellent... More 

Thank Barry B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The best burgers so fresh n tasty n the place is so clean.... service is really fast in case you in a hurry must visit!

1 Thank luisvaldi
West Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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 

1 Thank formerexpatCT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-4652

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