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2601 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-2409
+1 803-799-3118
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:15
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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York, United States
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This looks like an older Mexican restaurant that is in real need of painting and repairs. There are water marks all over the ceiling, and it just didn't seem really clean. The food was okay. I ordered the vegetarian platter and the hummus was just really not that good. The rest of the food was edible, but not that appetizing.... More 

Thank Linda G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the best place for food. Service is great. I love the salmon on Thursday and Fridays, cooked just right and melts in your mouth. The serving sizes are just right and I am always satisfied when I leave. The greek chicken salad is also very good. Of all the middle eastern restaurants in Cola this is the best.

Thank Ruth D
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a date to just sit and talk. The Gyros are the best in Columbia and made from real meat, not the thinly sliced processed crap you usually get everywhere else.

Thank btown0
Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I've been eating at the Mediterranean Tea Room for years, and it still remains my absolute favorite lunch place in all of Columbia! The place really is kind of a hole in the wall, but the food is spectacular! The service is good, but they are always really busy. You have to be patient, or get there early. Mediterranean Tea... More 

Thank mrlea115
Columbia, South Carolina
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109 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

My office comes here all the time. Sometimes I tag along. I've never had a good meal here. Salads are weird mix of huge cucumbers and lettuce, tons of cheap oil. The humus is bland. The falafel is a crime. How hard could this food be to make? Don't bother.

Thank Barry B
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service hit or miss. Seems to have gone downhill in the service dept. Why they aren't open Saturday lunch we will never understand. Best Mediterranean restaurant in Cola. Though!!

Thank Christy A
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I finally made it to the Mediterranean Tea Room and my only regret is that I didn't make it there sooner. As the name implies, MTR offers a nice menu of Greek fare and also a couple pages of wines. I had the Eggplant Appetizer and the Chicken Kabob while my date had the Eggplant Pizza. Everything was great and... More 

Thank robdoyo
Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Don’t understatement this place from the outside. It has really great FRESH food and is our favorite local place to go in the neighborhood. We have eaten here many times and love the casual atmosphere, quality food that is always fresh and good prices too. I love the chicken Greek salad. My wife gets the Mediterranean dish when we go.... More 

Thank Jeff S
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I love this hummus over any other in town. And there are delicious seafood-over-salads or dinner plate specials. Cooked to perfection all seemingly from your mother's kitchen, served hot and seasoned to the YUM factor. It's a tiny appearing building but roomy inside With smells right from the kitchen. The wait staff regulars have been there for years so they... More 

Thank shogue7
Columbia, South Carolina
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161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My wife and I decided to try this place after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. Service was great and the food was delicious. We had the Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella for aa starter. Delicious and light. Something to nibble on while relaxing. For our dish we split the Kofta Kebob. This is a huge dish and easily feeds two... More 

Thank Jeremiah D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-2409
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3118

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