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Cola's Restaurant

1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so there on thanksgiving. Already had dinner at 3 and needed a filler. Another parent made reservations. A little stuck up, small portions big price. Service a little weird. For normal people who are relatively poor this is over rated. Look elsewhere for value.

Thank BigHungryAsian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter goes to USC and plays a sport there so we spend a lot of time in Columbia. We decided to treat her for her birthday to a nice dinner after her game. Considering this restaurant was so highly rated we have it a...More

2  Thank crouellette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just okay nothing special. Kitchen very inflexible in making substitutions it modifications. 3 people in group got the sirloin and it was very disappointing to watch them saw thru tough piece of meat. My chicken was a little dry and sweet potatoes with...More

Thank hydrofam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my mother-in-law's birthday. We made a reservation as we were going on a Friday night. The service was top notch, our waiter was Roderick, I hope I'm remembering right. Our appetizer, entree and dessert was delicious. The restaurant itself was beautiful. The...More

2  Thank Ginbread526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colas was delicious. I had the burger and it was wonderful. My husband had shrimp and grits. We had a great table and a fun night celebrating with friends.

1  Thank lisatmoore
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was my 5th or 6th dinner at this restaurant and the menu is very inconsistent. Some things are very good and some things aren’t very good at all. We had a party of 5 and made reservations 10 days in advance but still couldn’t...More

1  Thank 1walker1
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were not at all impressed with the meal or the service at this location. The atmosphere is one of higher class but the food nor the service were recognizable as superior quality. We may give them another chance but we probably won't for some...More

1  Thank Binky_610
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited for my husband's birthday dinner just the 2 of us. He had the special which was swordfish with cauliflower mash potatoes and corn it was delicious. I had the scallops and lobster with cauliflower. A little disappointed in it. Small amt of lobster,...More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Everything from the service to the drinks to the food was exquisite. A perfect place for a special occasion/ event.

Thank PedalParlorMatt
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We've been a few times, and it has always been delicious! We brought a friend the last time and everything was perfect. The steaks and shrimp-and-grits... the cocktails! Wonderful experience.

Thank Zanna W
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18 November 2016|
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Response from SelinaRussell1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
26 August 2016|
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Response from mkelley4240 | Reviewed this property |
sorry that I didn't respond sooner - the dress was mixed; some business, many casual
9 December 2015|
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Response from Doc_Brower | Reviewed this property |
I agree with majority. Most meals come with vegetables and starch. It is best to ask as in my experience they will substitute to accommodate your preference. For instance, my wife always got potatoes with the fish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
    (Lady Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus station 50 feet from Cola"s front door.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-451-0051
  • E-mail
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