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“Yummy pizza compensates for poor service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom
Ranked #31 of 962 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Columbia with delicious pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads. Providing quality food since 1974, we use fresh ingredients on all our menu items. Mellow Mushroom is more than just a pizza restaurant; it is where Columbia pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Our menu and locations are as eclectic as our fans. Join the beer club, shop our Mellow shirts and see the unique artwork in each of our locations. The search for the best pizza in Columbia is over.
Maryland
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Yummy pizza compensates for poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I loved the my first trip to a North Carolina Melllow Mushroom so I was thrilled to see one so close to my hotel in Columbia. We loved our food, when it came but the service was so slow. I know people are not in a rush the more south we go, but this was not good. We ordered at 8pm and when our dinner finally came at nine we were feeling overlooked. When someone at our table asked if they had sweet tea the waitress responded, and I'm not kidding about this, "Duh!"

Go--but only if you are not really hungry and only if you have some time to kill.

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English first
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Love it! Shared the pizza half Mediterranean half Holy Shiitake, Really cold beer. YUMMO!

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Thank Twosmarts
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hummus”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Believe it or not, the best thing on the menu is hummus. We get it with all pita and no garlic bread. Their pizza is okay (too much crust and not enough sauce or goodies). Sometimes they have beer specials and give away free glasses which is pretty neat.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Marie S
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“will not revisit this location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

there were only 9 of us...very unorganized, inexperienced staff; very rude waitress at our table trying to get tip money from the waiter at our childrens' table; food did not come out correct, etc, etc. Will eat at Mellow Mushroom again, just NOT this one.

Visited November 2012
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Thank travellingdisneymoma
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Lexington, South Carolina
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Located right near the State House and near USC campus. Great piazza, two stories so two bars, and plenty of TVs for sports watching.

I was here while school was out of session, but I can only assume that this place is packed when USC is in session.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank DerekA0819
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