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“Must be a hit or miss kind of place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Food & Friends

Food & Friends
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Lewisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cozy spot where innovative fare such as the bourbon salmon salad & crab dip draws a bustling crowd.
Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must be a hit or miss kind of place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I had read some good reviews but the evening we went, we waited 20 mins on our drink order, another 30 for the appetizers, which were so-so and then after another hour got tired of waiting on our entrees and left. Another thing was the manager didn't comp anything and acted as though he didn't care at all. Across the street is Del Sol....excellent!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Dixielily
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English first
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good food, and great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time to the area. We came up for the state fair. We went on a Friday night and got seated right away. There were 5 of us and everyone really enjoyed their meals. They had the best house ranch dressing I've ever had! Great place to eat!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank lam0614
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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
“Horrible service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had a party of 7 people we were sat at 7pm & by 9pm our food hadn't even been started. We asked the waitress about it & was told the grill was backed up. After we said something to her about the manager not even coming to speak to us the manager finally came & apologized but didn't offer to comp any food or drinks & told us our food hadn't even been started. We finally told him we wanted our check & don't worry about the food. He said sorry & still didn't offer to comp a drink or appetizer. The waitress did the best she could but the management was a sorry excuse. Would not return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Hoosier94
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Valerie P, Public Relations Manager at Food & Friends, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
We are very sorry that your experience at Food & Friends was poor. We take great pride in our work and are always very disappointed when customers are not satisfied. We would like to discuss these issues with you as well as your bill. Please contact us at 304.645.4548
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Homemade Food in a Cozy Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Unbelievable value and huge portions! Wonderful menu offering homemade pastas, steaks, hamburgers, gourmet salads and desserts. Handmade chocolates for sale in the front of the restaurant. Simple wine list. Great service. Perfect for lunch or dinner. On the main street in downtown historic Lewisburg.

Visited July 2013
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Thank TravelBug1951
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on the first night of our vacation. I had the steak, baked potato, vegetables and salad. My husband had the fried oysters, mashed potatoes, vegetables and soup. We had cheese fries for an appetizer and bread pudding for dessert. Our entrees were delicious. I'd put that steak up against any steakhouse out there. It was spot on. My husband grew up on the Eastern Shore and said the oysters were the best he's had. He liked the dessert but I thought it was chewy and tough. Soup and salad were standard. We also bought some chocolate before we left. The food was wonderful but the price was really high for what they served in all fronts. And I wasn't crazy about the chocolate either. I would definitely recommend this place but with a caution sticker about the price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ckalliance
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