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Cola's Restaurant

1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (27 reviews)
“hummus trio” (8 reviews)
“braised beef” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for my husband's birthday dinner just the 2 of us. He had the special which was swordfish with cauliflower mash potatoes and corn it was delicious. I had the scallops and lobster with cauliflower. A little disappointed in it. Small amt of lobster,...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything from the service to the drinks to the food was exquisite. A perfect place for a special occasion/ event.

Thank PedalParlorMatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been a few times, and it has always been delicious! We brought a friend the last time and everything was perfect. The steaks and shrimp-and-grits... the cocktails! Wonderful experience.

Thank Zanna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

From beginning to end it was a fantastic experience. All of our meals were fantastic and perfectly prepared: Steak, Shrimp/Grits, and fish. The server was professional and attentive and the manager was sincerely interested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Ted F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool renovated building. RC Cola to be exact. Good wait staff with a solid drink and wine menu. Wide variety on the food menu. Flounder was really solid. Nightly food specials look great.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always fabulous! Love the food and they have the best cocktails !!!! Absolutely great for meeting friends or a date night !

Thank golda k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best in Columbia! Atmosphere is exciting especially when they opened the floor to ceiling window walls and it was like a sidewalk cafe!

Thank donna j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cola's is one of the best restaurants in Columbia. It is always very busy and it can be difficult to get a seat but it is worth the wait. They have their own parking and it can be a bit tight but not usually a...More

Thank Trudy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonable wait time at the bar was crowded wth slow service. Was worth the slight inconvenience. Service was efficient, friendly and helpful. Most importantly, food was excellent.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate at the bar before a show. We started with the crafted martini's. I had the Seared Scallops with Maine lobster and she had the pork chop cooked to perfection. We can't wait to return.

Thank sophia J
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19 November 2016|
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Response from SelinaRussell1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
27 August 2016|
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Response from mkelley4240 | Reviewed this property |
sorry that I didn't respond sooner - the dress was mixed; some business, many casual
10 December 2015|
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Response from Doc_Brower | Reviewed this property |
I agree with majority. Most meals come with vegetables and starch. It is best to ask as in my experience they will substitute to accommodate your preference. For instance, my wife always got potatoes with the fish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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