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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

New to Cola & anxious to try the best restaurants around... I looked to TA for reviews.. THATS where I found Mr Friendlys.. I will say our dinner was good not excellent but GOOD..BUT UNFORTUNATELY the waitress was less than Gracious NO PERSONALITY & very Short with us!!! 1/2 way through our meal my daughter had the Fried Chicken &... More 

Thank LoriLR
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a neat little hidden restaurant. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the spinach dip as an appetizer...BEST I've ever had! My buttermilk fried chicken was very flavorful and the collards (I hate collards...or did hate) were to die for! The mashed potatoes were kind of bland, but nothing a little salt and... More 

Thank Dona R
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The steak, oysters, crab cakes shrimp and grits were perfect. Service was excellent and much faster out of the kitchen than I expected. The staff was terrific too, consistently checking on us despite a big crowd. Pricing is high, but not outrageous.

Thank sdarcy55
Columbia, South Carolina
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined there on April 8 and as expected, there is not a restaurant anywhere we know about which does a better job preparing fried oysters. There were large, fresh and lightly battered, unlike some places when there is more batter than oyster. In fact, they were so good just seeing them on the plate of another... More 

Thank Ernie N
Anniston, Alabama
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting with a friend that we had not seen in years. She arrived early and they seated her immediately to save our table. The food was great and even though we took a long time to eat, we were never rushed and the server continued to check on us. The great reputation for excellent food and service Mr... More 

Thank wjlusc
Irmo, South Carolina
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit this place for special occasions as we live outside of the city. The food is consistently good. Live atmosphere. A little pricey but it is an upper-level experience so you kind of expect it.

Thank irmobill
Morgantown, West Virginia
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156 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend we were visiting took us to this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. I had the asparagus soup and their seasonal salad, both of which were outstanding. My wife had the catfish with grits and fried green tomatoes. She thought the fish and grits were delicious, but could have done without the tomatoes. The bread and herbed butter... More 

Thank mjrunderwater
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent southern fare....can't wait to eat here again. The staff was very accodating and friendly.

Thank elsbells63
south carolina
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428 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I returned for the first time in about 8 months & really enjoyed our visit. We talked with the owners, Ricky, Howard & Max & enjoyed our conversation. We split an app of the fried oysters which were excellent, with a fine cocktail sauce. My wife had the softshelled crab special & I had the wild Bass... More 

Thank tgrdvrmd
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Mr. Friendlys is one of the best restaurants in columbia. Took my wife and in laws and there wasn't a scrap left on any plate. We go back time and time again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-7828

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