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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Wagram, North Carolina
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly family like atmosphere. Menu has a multiple choice offering that is different. Items are mostly comfort foods and are served piping hot and fresh. We try to make this place our stop when passing through!

Thank pminyon
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch and order chicke fried but chicken was cooked in old oil will never return there ever.

Thank Janice M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had sausage gravy and biscuits. Awesome! Service was really good, waitress checked on us frequently for coffee refills.

Thank FtMillresident
Clarksville, Virginia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good food good prices about twenty vegetables, fried pork chops good too. fried yellow squash, black eyed peas, mac and cheese, collard greens, spinach, sweet apples, etc

Thank missysunderla
Alton, Illinois
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by the clerk at the hotel where we stayed. Parking lot was pretty crowded, but the service was great. Kathy, our waitress, was friendly, cheerful, and on the go. The sweet tea is delicious! I had two piece fried chicken dinner, with fries, Lima beans, and cooked apples. The crust on the chicken was... More 

1 Thank Cathy A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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203 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a late dinner for us and we were pleased. Service was friendly and fast and the food was delicious - comfort food. We tried chicken tenders, bbq chicken, burger and baked chicken entrees. Vegetable selection was good and the banana pudding for desert was delicious. We recommend and would go again!

Thank agapeMom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service ( where else do you get a hug from your server when you leave?) and great company.

Thank Wade A
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews before going and decided to give it a try anyway because it was close. My friend ordered the chef salad and it arrived looking just like the picture on the menu. One son ordered chicken and waffle. He said the chicken was salty and did not finish his waffle. That NEVER happens. My other son had... More 

Thank NickyMC912
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

You can never go wrong with Lizards Thicket. Everything I've ever had there was good. And the staff is always very friendly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I, away from home, needed a place to enjoy a meal and kill some time before going to a party, and this place came highly recommended. Most of the food is prepared ahead of time and kept hot and fresh (just like Grandma did when expecting a large family gathering). We ordered their Daily Special with 1... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407

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