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Cola's Restaurant

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1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121 (Lady Street)
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Lexington, South Carolina
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in downtown Columbia. Formerly a RC Cola bottling plant. Serve a wide variety. Had the grilled fish which was swordfish and wife had rainbow trout. Had shrimp dumpling appetizer a cinnamon cake for dessert. Everything was good. Waitress was very knowledgeable about how food was prepared

Thank 50Awm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Cola's only a few times, (because I'm a cheapskate) but every time I set foot in this place the experience is amazing! Every person from the time you go in till the time you leave is courteous and knowledgeable. It's top tier as far as food as well. A must visit whenever you have a little cash... More 

Thank Brian T
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice this year while in town and enjoyed both times. The flash fried flounder is fresh and delicious. Not the friendliest service, but nothing that detracted from the meal.

Thank MillerTime5
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, very helpful staff with prompt delivery-of food . Again thought the place was a bit loud , that seems to be the norm here in Columbia. Thought the oysters rockfeller ok the pear salad could use a bit more "something, perhaps blue cheese? But that's just me. I thought the salad was too bland . Overall good experience... More 

Thank Michael O
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Bar keeps were not attentive to most patrons and I don't think we saw a smile. My dinner plate was not cleared until now (I'm still here) after I was done for 15 min. The bar is only 1/3 full.... Appetizers were good but the main meal was bland (brick chicken) also no one explained the menu to us. Very... More 

Thank mailo17
Indian Land, South Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had dinner, at the bar and it was very good. They have a really nice wine list, by both glass and bottle, and a nice assortment of mixed drinks. The food was excellent, albeit very heavy on fried everything, typical Southern style. We started with a cheese platter, which was pimento with a tomato jam, really nice, however, I... More 

Thank Bosgirl4
West Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you ever go to Cola's and they have the Mahi on special, I highly recommend choosing that dish. It is AMAZING. Also the jalapeno margaritas are out of this world. My husband and I ordered 1 appetizer, two main dishes and a few drinks bill was about $150

Thank Chelsie L
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the place you wanna go with that special someone for fine casual dining. The food is delicious and the severs and hostesses are all fantastic. I had the spice rubbed chicken and the wife had the shrimp and grits. This is a great little known spot in Columbia that everyone should try and its very affordable.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food and drink offerings. There was a great selection of unique drinks and food selection. The food was cooked and served in a timely manner. Service was great. Love the trendy design and layout of the restaurant.

Thank Kelly E
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Referred by a friend, my wife and I sat at the bar for drinks and decided to stay for dinner (a wide selection of cocktails with "drinks of the day" discounts). Without reservations, we remained at bar and so glad we did. We met several other couples (all local) who regularly eschew a table and sit for dinner at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
    (Lady Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus station 50 feet from Cola"s front door.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-451-0051

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