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Cafe Strudel

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Gastropub, Pub
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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Only go here if you want to be ignored. Not even busy, clueless staff wandering about. No thanks, never again.

Thank david m
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The hostess told us we would have to wait 30minutes for our table... we waited over 2 hours. TWO HOURS. And there were plenty of open tables!! At one point we counted 11 open tables that they refused to seat. They are not honest about the wait time. If you show up not hungry, you might not care to wait.... More 

Thank Sarah E
Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was looking for a casual place for dinner with good food and found it at Care Strudel. Had a burger which was excellent and the desserts are terrific

Thank PaulNCoach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were heading back home from Savannah on 321. There was nothing before Columbia, so I consulted TripAdvisor for possible lunch stop. This came up highly rated. We walked in just a few minutes past 2pm on Sunday and were lucky to get seated, since they wind down at 2 apparently.?? We were seated rather quickly and our server came... More 

Thank LysaAlex
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Met friends here for lunch - food was delicious and service was FANTASTIC!!! The salad with fresh shrimp was perfect. My friend loved the curry chicken salad and our other friend had the reuben. Everything come out together and in a short period of time - everything was the perfect temperature. The server checked on us often and she was... More 

Thank Vicki802
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe Strudel is a hidden gem located on State Street in West Columbia, just minutes from downtown. It isn't fast food, so go when you can enjoy it. They have interesting specials, so call in your lunch order and then go back later for dinner. Sunday brunch is crazy so call for seating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I got the Cuban sandwich, my 4 year old daughter got the pancakes and everyone was happy! For dessert we got the Salted Carmel Cheesecake, Mississippi Mud Pie and a cupcake again everything was awesome! I don't think you can go wrong here.

Thank Amanda D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Driving all over Columbia in Sunday of family weekend, we found this lovely spot. There was an hour wait but we actually put on make in and sped off in the hope of finding a place with no wait. No such luck, or as luck would have it, we received a text from the cafe informing us our table was... More 

Thank Ginny V
Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Café strudel is a wonderful place for breakfast. There was a huge wait but there is a coffee from the coffee bar while you wait. I had a Mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice. The biscuit and hash browns were great. We will be back next time we are in Columbia.

Thank Maria G
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We picked Cafe Strudel based on TA reviews and proximity to our motel and could not be more pleased. Our server was Emily and she did a wonderful job guiding us through the menu selections. We started with very generous side salads and proceeded to the entrees. The special was a lemon-based Wahoo on a bed of couscous laced with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Cafe, Gastropub, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634
Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community. 1

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