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Zesto of West Columbia

504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
+1 803-794-4652
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (47 reviews)
“dipped cones” (13 reviews)
“fried chicken” (76 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Fast Food
504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zesto has been a West Columbia landmark fir decades. You’ll recogonize it by the giant chocolate dipped cone outside. They have the very best fried (broasted) chicken anywhere. The burgers and fries are great too. You will want to save room for a soft serve...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very popular restaurant in West Columbia is something not to be missed if you like old fashioned fried chicken, burgers, milkshakes and ice cream. There is plenty of parking available and you can find indoor seating that is adjacent to the ordering counters. Staff...More

Thank Doc687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zestos sure does use a ton of salt for their chicken and coleslaw. If it’s to drum up ice cream sales, it worked. Their fudge dipped cones are the best. I wish they would substitute some of that sodium for some spices and sweeten the...More

Thank DaveH1104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh made burgers and yummy REAL ICE CREAM shakes. I'd definitely go back again. Although crowded and the parking lot was a little crazy because of all the people.

Thank Launda R
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Best chicken next to Bernie’s . I personally don’t like the the coleslaw. The price is also a little steep, but it’s always hot and fresh, so I guess you get what you pay for. Will go back a thousand more times.

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We stopped for dinner, primarily to get chicken based on reviews we read. I mistakenly ordered the chicken strip basket. It was OK. My wife got a Zestoburger Basket, which was a good old-style drive-in burger. The service was quick and friendly.

Thank Paul_inSunPrairie
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Zesto has great hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. Their specialty is fried chicken, which is delicious! Another favorite is the chocolate dipped ice cream cones. The staff and service are great!!! I do wish they’d change their slaw recipe though. I prefer mine a...More

Thank merrie118
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Known the family for years and I know they take pride in the food they serve. Best cole slaw by far !

Thank david s
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Love their food. You can sit inside or take out. Their food is great but the chicken they make is awesome! Definitely a must stop if you are traveling in the Cayce-Columbia, SC area. Family owned and operated. The service is spot on.

Thank sheilarY9449FA
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I have been visiting this restaurant since I was a young child, and each visit has been exceptional. The food is excellent and always fresh. By far, the fried chicken is the best I have had. You could not ask for more energetic, caring, and...More

Thank comidadevida
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 803-794-4652
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