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Carolina Ale House

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
+1 803-407-9822
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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North Wales, PA
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and beverage. Trivia night available. Loud for conversation but staff was friendly, fast and efficient.

Thank ResearchRat
Palm Coast, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for my sons Army graduation and someone in our party wanted to dine here after prior positive experience at another location in North Carolina. First the good news....waitress Chainey went above and beyond with her hard work and hustle. Bad news : kitchen put her out to dry by not sending out orders fast enough. 45 minutes to... More 

Thank PalmCoastPete
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited a while to be seated w no hostess. Then had to wait for food. Food came out late and then my wife's food came out later. Manager didn't want to take off her food from bill. Offered us a 10% discount the next time we come or a desert. Chose the desert. Will never come back.

Thank Bunty D
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and beer - wait staff was a little slow getting back to us - even had the manager deliver one round of brews because the waitress was occupied somewhere else. Not sure that's her fault or management scheduling. Still a great experience for a Carolina boy.

Thank JonRaz02
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite wing place by far, but taking wing chip off the menu was a bad idea. Even your servers said so. If the servers aren't placing the orders correctly for floppy, semi, etc., then improve training. I don't want wings without wing chips. Hate your fries, so I have no other options. Increase the price for wing... More 

Thank SCmomof2
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived it was a 30 minute wait. There were about 20 people waiting and at least 6-8 tables open. After waiting 40 minutes we were seated at one of those tables that had been open for 30 minutes. Our server was good but one of the people at our table got the wrong order. After waiting at least... More 

Thank kim h
Lexington, South Carolina
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a friend. Being this close to the mall I was afraid it would be packed, but the hostess sat us immediately. The waitress was quick and attentive, not overbearing as some can be. I love wings and let's be honest, the wings at the big national chains are the pits! I ordered 12... More 

Thank tim5055
Alpharetta, Georgia
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I had dinner and ordered the grilled fish tacos. The portion size was huge and included a side of rice. They were cooked perfectly. Anthony, our server, took great care of us. The beer list is HUGE, but they also have decent wine.

Thank Sherpa2286
Columbia, South Carolina
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We go there occasionally for a bit to eat and a few drinks. The food is average, but the service is usually lacking...as it was on our most recent trip. Party of four, ordered tap beer....server couldn't tell which was which when delivered. Order taken, when received...the server didn't know which wings were which (and they weren't fully cooked). I... More 

Thank borntotravel999
Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Try and find a restaurant open before 6:30 pm Christmas Eve Service at church - and you take a gamble. Surprised to find Carolina Ale House open - quickly greeted - sat down and watched football - not a fan of football - but it was a good distraction. Server friendly and quick. Had an excellent fried shrimp dinner. One... More 

Thank Newberry11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-407-9822

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