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$5 - $11
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American, Fast Food
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been looking for a spot that isn't a chain, that has good quick food - choices of chicken, burgers, dogs and ice cream. We found IT! In West Columbia, lots of parking, choices, too. Dogs come all the way with mustard, chili and onions,...burger choices and chicken choices, too. Will get fried chicken next time - although the box with tenders was good, too! Honey mustard dip was just right. Ate all my fries, don't usually do that! Next time a shake or a cone will work.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

If you're in West Columbia and want fast food the way it's suposed to be. Go to Zesto's! I had the 2-piece chicken snack, a hamburger, and a vanilla shake. The fries were the only thing to merit only a "very good". Everything else was...an excellent! Pricing was fair and service was also excellent. The only downer is the parking. I went at lunchtime on a Friday and had to hunt for a space. Well worth it, though! Very strong recommend! I wish more of these had survived...More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

Zesto’s in Triangle City is an institution in West Columbia and has gradually taken over a whole block. They have great fried chicken and coleslaw. One of my favorites is their vanilla ice ream dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts. Can’t beat it!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021 via mobile

The chicken was perfect. Very juicy and the crust is so crispy but not heavy battered. Fries were great also. Everything was very hot when we got it. Milkshake was very good also. Definitely will return here.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 18, 2021

well i told first girl i wanted a tub of chicken and a few mixed pieces, she said WHICH ones i told her she works here tell me, she had NO idea them same with another girl finally a young man helped me and told...me what was available, i spent over $54 , they are expensive as everyone else, i piece of chicken over $2More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021

We could not taste the fried chicken wings or slaw - we only tasted salt. Could not eat the meal. Horrible! Heard the same complaint from another family member a few months ago - now I understand.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

Best chicken anywhere. Socially distant tables, ordering and masks in common areas. The value for what you get here is awesome. Homemade sundaes - leave room for them! You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 24, 2020

Zesto is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. Favorite place for locals. Excellent fried chicken, hamburgers & other selectionsTo include banana splits, sundaes & chocolate dipped ice cream cones. . Fast, courteous, & friendly staff - they aim to please. They quickly adapted...to the stress & changes brought about by COVID-19. Great eat in place but not now due to state restrictions on all restaurants.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

clean place to eat food cooked to order if you eat their order brought to your table staff aways cleaning up if not taking your order or bringing you your food. My friend moved away, every time they come home to visit they always eat...here at lease once while in town same staff they had when I was a lot younger, but a few new faces people do seem to leave once they start to work for GusMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

I stopped in on a rainy day for some of there fried chicken and fries, as usual it was amazing and the staff was very friendly and professional. Oh yeah had an ice cream to top things off!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We have been going to Zesto's for years. The food is good and lots of people eat here every day. The people are friendly and it is kept very clean. Great for families.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

Don't even bother. Just passing through Columbia, looking for some ice cream. Horribly confusing for a first time visitor since you order in one part of the building, then have to walk outside to go to the other part of the building for seating. Way...overpaid for some below average soft serve that makes a McDonald's sundae look gourmet. Just looking around at other people's trays and food was enough to convince me that as bad as the 'ice cream' was we probably had the best item on the menu.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

One of the only places I can find a chocolate dipped cone. It was crowded but the service was quick.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Holds up to always good chicken. I have never been disappointed in the quality of service or the food. I have gone to Zesto for more than 40 years.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

Excellent prompt friendly service. Place is always clean. Delicious chicken, hamburgers and milkshakes. Local family friendly.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Zesto of West Columbia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4