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McAlister's Deli

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300 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
+1 803-781-4550
10:30 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Yes you are still in the south but No fried foods here! The nachos are not the best and the chicken is rather tasteless but everything else is good. There is nice outdoor seating. Noon to 1:00 is very busy. They really do have the best sweet tea. Sometimes I just stop for that. They also have green tea, lemonade... More 

Thank LRR2222
North Wales, PA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Tastes great, fast and within walking distance to Fairfield Marriott. Had a chicken ceaser salad and was great.

Thank ResearchRat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and great service. Especially happy with the service. Emani and Darnell were so friendly and went out of their way to make our exoerinve a great one! Will definitely stop back by next time we are in Cola. Thank you both!!

Thank Louis B
Columbia, South Carolina
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I ate here. I asked for wheat bread. I was served the absolute hardest bread ever. Asked for my sandwich cold, it was heated. The bread was so hard! They told me to ask for wheat sliced bread. I asked for wheat, did not know I needed to get THAT specific. The kicker for me is when... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We come here often because it's always great food and the staff is wonderful. Today we had the half-and-half (broccoli cheddar soup & half a Ruben) and the New Yorker. Both were fantastic. Definitely recommend and definitely will return.

Thank C D S
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The potato / spuds selection is really good, and they're HUGE!!! Great service, and good deli sandwiches. Delicious desserts, too. For travelers, the locale is convenient to shopping, and hotels on the north side of Columbia. Prices are fine for a budget. We order from here around twice per month, just to satisfy our Super Spuds and Nachos craving!

Thank luke600
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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287 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've been to a McAllister's Deli before and this location was on the right side of the road as I was going back to my hotel. I'm glad I stopped. Great service. Wonderful sandwiches. Delicious desserts. Convenient to several hotels on the north side of Columbia. Lots of parking. Prices were just right!

Lexington, South Carolina
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344 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stopped in tonight before my fencing lesson and got a great pastrami on toasted rye with sauerkraut and melted swiss with deli mustard ! It was very good ! decent deli fare in the South ! I will be back. friendly service and clean bright place. that's what I needed , a simple good meal and a place to hang... More 

Thank Edward S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn next door and had 2 occasions to eat at McAlister's Deli. Both times great...and the potato salad rocks!

Thank SusanofKingston
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Looked up this place before I even got to Columbia to grab a quick bite on my road trip to the mountains. Had the New Yorker sandwich and it was AWESOME with a pickle and little side of tater salad! The mango green tea was excellent as well. The staff was really friendly and I got exactly what I ordered... More 

Thank Heidi W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-781-4550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?