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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (20 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lizards Thicket on Garners Ferry Road is located half way on our journey from North Georgia to Garden City, SC. We usually stop here because of the excellent selection of fresh cooked vegetables and delicious fried chicken. Always friendly faces and quick refills on...More

Thank MissDixieDelight
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was really good. We had breakfast and it was hot when we got it and plenty of food. The service, however, was slow or I would have given 5 stars.

Thank Teege C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a good southern breakfast. Good food, great price. Good place for families. Friendly staff.

Thank Maryandersong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our go to Sunday lunch spot. Fried chicken very good. Loved the collards and green beans. Service very nice.

Thank 4Scnana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here. It was good but no better than at least a half dozen chain and independent restaurants within a mile or so. So I wouldn't drive across town for this. The grits were pretty decent, which are always the hardest to make. Service...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worst experience - treated mother-in-law with MS and father-in-law with contempt - dirty restaurant - unkind staff - poor management - dont waste your time or money..

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

As expected, there were not many people as this was a couple hours before the Super Bowl. It was an excellent experience and the food was terrific. I highly recommend!

Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Home cooked like Mama used to make. Had a great lunch, generous portions. Seasoned and cooked just right. The waitresses were true Southern Ladies, polite and attentive. We felt right at home and will definitely return for more delicious Southern cooking. The building and the...More

Thank twotravelers50
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Garden variety vegetarian plate was rated good by my wife but my fried chicken was just adequate. Typical chain road food was not bad but not worth a detour.

Thank BloodyLegion
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a wide variety of country cooking with all the trimmings. The chicken fried steak is fantastic. Their corn bread is also very good. Go get ya some great food!

Thank Sleddog32
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Anonymous P
2 May 2015|
Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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