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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Alan B
Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived with my aunt Jo from Alabama for about a year and learn a thing or two about southern food. She is a great cook. This place reminded me of her cooking. Great taste and prices are very affordable. It was really busy when we got there but the service was still better than other crowded places I have... More 

Thank Tresleches
Beaufort, South Carolina
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was your basic fast food- prepared early, southern food. Nothing to write home about, but filled the stomach. I will say their fried okra was very good.

Thank lbhbeaufort
Bowling Green, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lizard's Thicket is nothing more than a low quality Cracker Barrel. The food is as basic as it gets, and is certainly out performed by many fast food stops in the area at a better price. Very similar to gas station food. No matter where you are in the south, there is a better place to visit than Lizard's Thicket.... More 

Thank Jordan K
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Thought I would give this place a try as they received decent reviews. The beets and peaches looked and tasted canned and not fresh. The cornbread was cold in the center. The mashed potatoes were flavorless even with the gravy. Only decent thing was the Mac and cheese. For fast food this was a little pricey and definitely not worth... More 

Thank anne n
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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204 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quick service, large menu, excellent wait staff. Our entire group enjoyed their breakfast and commented on the desire to return.

Thank Bill D
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Lizard's is good and fast southern food. Lots of options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It isn't fine dining, but it's still good food. Definitely a good choice when you want to eat.

Thank Taylor V
Pembroke Pines
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food was good. Not sure about the claim of homemade. Being a former chef, I can tell canned vegetables and gravy fairly easy. Good portions and tasty

Thank Gary R

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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, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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?