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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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Gaston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop in West Columbia, the chicken is always fresh and hot. Generous portions. Top it off with the hand dipped ice cream cone with the chocolate. Oh my!

Thank bnabnet5
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly have been going to Zesto's all of my life. The quality and taste has not changed. The hamburgers are made "the old fashioned" way--delicious. Their fried chicken is some of the best you'll ever eat. I have never had a bad meal here. And you have to top off your meal with the chocolate nut roll!

Thank Amy R
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. They put a TON of chicken on plates each day but it ranks up there with my Grandmama's fried chicken. Slaw is good and rolls are ok, but I go there for the chicken. Soft serve ice cream is a treat after you fill up with the best chicken in town!

Thank Jeff M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK, so I'm probably just a heathen foreigner that knows nothing about fried chicken...I mean, let's face it, apart from changing the coating mix/spices there's not much you can do to change fried chicken when you fry it, other than the oil you fry it in. KFC has, in my opinion, a great coating recipe, but then again the chicken... More 

Thank RichP_1978
Lexington, South Carolina
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zesto has excellent hamburgers and fries. The fried chicken is pretty good, but I always enjoy their hamburgers. The restaurant has great coleslaw as well. Their dessert menu is wonderful. An ice cream dipped in chocolate is a wonderful treat after a great day. Nice place to dine and enjoy a meal.

Thank stanley824
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 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 January 17, 2017 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 January 17, 2017

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 January 17, 2017

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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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, 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
  • 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?