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Mr Friendly's New Southern

2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pimento cheese” (42 reviews)
“fried oysters” (28 reviews)
“moon pie” (5 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place through Trip Advisor and it was great. Very friendly staff and great menu selections. The caramel banana pie was to die for. Lots of art on the walls which are also for sale. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We met two former students for lunch a little after 1PM. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the almost Spring weather. The four of us ordered Charleston Chicken Salad, Chicken and Grits, Salmon Croquettes with creole slaw and Oyster Po Boy with sweet corn...More

Thank sbtoll
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife & I returned for the first time in 6 months or so & as in our previous visits, everything was superb. They have valet parking & we did not have to wait since we arrived early. The wine list is excellent with good...More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Went out to get groceries for dinner, but the fried oysters at Mr. Friendly's beckoned and I heeded the call. Followed great oysters with special bass with crayfish. Ate at bar and had great time, as always.

Thank dceddy
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My wife and I and two other couples had dinner last night at Mr. Friendly's. It had been a while since we had dinner here, but we were not disappointed. I had the Bronzed Carolina Mahi-Mahi & Fried Oysters special that was served with andouille...More

Thank Brion K
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Regular at Mr. Friendly’s. Went tonight, it was again outstanding. Some restaurants get old and tired after awhile. Not Mr. Friendly’s. Great oyster appetizer, especially good “Friendly” salad and two fine entrees. Wonderful wine & cocktail. Didn’t have dessert, to full. Good time for all....More

Thank Zen2Zen
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have been to Mr. Friendly's quite a bit. My favorite along with Motor Supply. We usually get the specials but my husband swears by their duck. Also the meatloaf is great!! Weekend is hard to get in but during the week is good time...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with this restaurant. Excellent service. We had soup, chicken, steak and pork belly (all from the specials of the day). Everything was delicious.

Thank Susana D
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were all 100% satisfied with this restaurant and our experience at lunch. Fried chicken was perfect, salmon croquettes were excellent and the succotash was the best we've ever had and we are all southerners. We also tried the key lime pie and found it...More

Thank AlowishusCPMc
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Again, a visit to the Columbia restaurant that serves up the very best hamburgers, for my money, in town has continued its excellence! In fact, the hamburger specials have been so good that I almost never ordered anything else! Today that changed and my non-hamburger...More

Thank wmleken
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Christina A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Vee803 | Reviewed this property |
I have dined here for lunch only and was sat immediately both times. I am not certain about evening or weekend dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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