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“Another great place from TA advise”
Review of Tombo Grille

Tombo Grille
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Ranked #59 of 978 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gamewell Drive
Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Another great place from TA advise”
Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

In town to visit our son at USC for parent weekend. Wanted something away from the crowds in downtown. Found this from trip advisor and was a great recommendation. The food was fresh and tasty. Our waiter have recommendations which were spot on. Fried Mac n cheese was delicious. Fresh seasonal salads were great. Shrimp n grits sauce was similar sauce on the Mac n cheese. Yummy. Deserts were home made - key lime creme brûlée was wonderful. Definitely want to try again when in town.

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English first
Columbia, SC
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience as always!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We have been regulars at Tombo since it opened, but the experience only gets better and better. On our most recent visit, we dined with a few friends during the Burger, Beer, and Blues event on a Monday evening. We enjoyed fantastic live music that was lively, but not so loud that it hindered our table conversations. And the burgers...good grief, they were fantastic! I would rate my burger in the top 3 burgers I have ever had out. Luckily, there is more to Tombo than just awesome burgers. Their specials (using fresh, local ingredients as much as possible) are always outstanding, and the menu offers something for everyone. When you combine all of this with the friendly, attentive service, Tombo offers the full package. Whether we are seeking a romantic meal, a fun dinner out with friends, or a comfortable spot to enjoy a drink and conversation, Tombo is it!

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank gamecockgal_29
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food without the Downtown Hassle.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you want an upgrade from french-fried sports bar fare to a grown-up atmosphere that'll make you absolutely crave Brussels sprouts — make your next night out dinner and drinks at Tombo Grille in Forest Acres.

Share small bites and salads with the girls or a big fat steak and tempting dessert on date night. This is a great little gem of a restaurant with a top-notch staff minus the headaches of the Vista or Five Points. You can always count on fun specials throughout the week, creative seasonal tastings and the annual Tomboo Halloween party — not to be missed.

Tombo Grille is loved by the locals. Come on in and see why!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Julie T
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great hidden gem”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Since moving to Forest Acres five years ago, Tombo Grille has become my second home. I can go there with friends or I can go alone, and I always feel comfortable, I always get great service and great food. It's like my own version of "Cheers." The new owners, Len and Gini are passionate and down to earth folks who care about their customers and care about their neighborhood. Two thumbs up!!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Ashley H
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tombo Grille Never Disappoints”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We live about 6 minutes from Tombo Grille, and it is our favorite restaurant in Columbia! Tombo's fabulous food and beverage selections, excellent servers and service, great live entertainment weekly, the best clientele, and personal attention from the owners, make it more like have a wonderful dining experience at the home of good friends!

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Alyce M
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