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Cola's Restaurant

1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (27 reviews)
“hummus trio” (8 reviews)
“braised beef” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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11 - 20 of 376 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant serves good southern food with a twist. They provide an modern flavor to old southern recipes.

Thank deitrichd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are so fond of this restaurant. We always recommend Colas to all our friends. Colas is by far the best restaurant in Columbia. The food is superb, the atmosphere so pleasant and the staff is by far the best we have...More

1  Thank Debra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the bar and had one of the daily specials - scallops and lobster with cauliflower. It was delicious. Bread is included for the table if wanted. It was also good. Nice service. Decent beer list. Large wine selection. Would return.

Thank adharris0915
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at Cola's this evening. We each had our own salad. My husband had the iceberg with lots of interesting additional ingredients, minus cheese. And he had it with the orange vinaigrette, which was lovely. I had the beet, arugula, citrus...More

Thank mindelles
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

After a long day of appointments, I decided to find a spot to grab a good, relaxing meal. Cola's had decent reviews so I decided to try it. Excellent choice! Food options were plentiful. Menu was available to preview online. Server was attentive and checked...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had heard so many wonderful things about Cola's but they didn't compare to actually being there and the experience. That is by far the BEST food I have had in Columbia in the seven months that I've lived here. I had the blackened chicken...More

Thank GraceyJC
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Solid 10s all the way around--food, service, ambiance, and value. This was our first visit and we are So impressed. Every person was right there with a smile and instant action. The crispy flounder was incredible. And our server, Jenny, was simply The Best. I...More

Thank Herdlinger
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is delicious, while the service is good and the setting is very welcoming with the exposed brick and metal.

Thank Trish T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Cola's in Columbia offers fine dining in a building steeped in the history of the states capital city. The old cola factory presents a unique atmosphere. Brick walls and heart pine floors are beautiful. Cola's offers a variety of entrees. Dining areas are private and...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We dined here during our visit to Columbis for the 2017 Solar Eclipse Weekend. The flavours of the food were exceptional. I had the S.C. peach salad and cornbread dusted trout. The restaurant is in a converted, Coca Cola building and it has big, sliding...More

Thank Esmeray1
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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