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“Very good”

Mr Friendly's New Southern
Ranked #5 of 969 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
south carolina
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429 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbia. The apps are excellent with the fried oysters remaining always superb. I had the Carolina blackened mahi which was excellent. The grits, however were way too "runny" & not up to the usual standard. The wine list is excellent as is the serving staff. We'll return.

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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Offbeat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you can sit outside in the spring or fall, this is a nice place to enjoy good southern food. Pork tenderloin is my personal favorite, served with a blackcurrant dressing.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia, SC
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216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Always something new and interesting along with the old favorites like Pecan Crab Cakes and Shrimp and Grits. For an appetizer try the Fried Yellow Grits. Great service and friendly atmosphere asper their name.

  • Visited November 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good lunch place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Had lunch here because it was located near our hotel. Weather was nice so we sat at outdoor patio. Great, satisfying lunch, good service.

Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was my first time to friendlys and I was not impressed.

Downtown Columbia with a large car park attached and valet parking if your feeling lazy.

The staff were preoccupied and did not seem concerned with our welfare, we had 2 plates sent to the table which we had not ordered.

I had meat loaf which I usually like, this was sloppy and tasteless.

Friendlys was more like a dyatime diner than a dinner location.

I wont be rushing to go back.

Visited October 2012
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