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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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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

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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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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257 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?