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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
18037944652
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Daniel P
Columbia, SC
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank KCSC4508
Indianapolis, Indiana
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I was really excited to try this place because all over Columbia you see ZESTO'S under the giant cone. I was thinking their ice cream must be so good! Well all I can say is don't get the cone dipped in chocolate. The chocolate coated soooo hard and I guess the ice cream was not frozen well enough- whatever... More 

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Thank DivaLadyJ_28
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had to come here because of all the reviews, and we did, not just once, but twice!! The first instance was to try the chocolate dipped soft-serve - we weren't alone, nearly every other car in the car park was full of people trying to consume their icecream before it melted in the heat. Our return visit was... More 

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Thank Travelling_Bilbury
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chicken is broasted and wonderful....not greasy....delicious. The people are always courteous and service is quick. Ice cream cones are always good.

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Thank billdeas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good old fashioned ice cream with delicious fried chicken! My daughter loves this place and I have to bring my niece and nephew every time they come to town. Can't miss out on this on a hot day :)

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Thank Tracy C
DeKalb, IL
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the burger basket at Zesto's today. 10 bucks went a LONG way. Too much food for this big boy. Too bad. I hear the soft serve ice cream is pretty delicious as well.

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Thank MajkMan
West Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have been eating at Zesto's for many years! Started with my parents! Good hamburgers and chicken. Get the ice cream dipped in chocolate!

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Thank Mandy W
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Wing dinner is delicious. Zestoburgers taste good and Ice cream cone dipped in chocolate is great. If you are trying to lose weight don't go here.

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Thank Wayne R
Columbia, South Carolina
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Came for the Ice Cream, and was pleasantly surprised by the Fried Chicken...Great place to come for lunch or to watch the Holiday Lights parade around Christmas...we have visited Zesto's multiple times throughout the year and would recommend it for a quick bite. Remember it is on 12th street and Look for the Large Ice Cream Cone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?