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Elie's Mediterranean Cuisine

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1058 1/2 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5818
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Great local restaurant with Elie hosting, serving and cooking the food. Amazing lady. Really friendly and personable. The food was wonderful. We shared a couple of the apatizers and then the main course, Swarmza (sp?) was very very good. We are looking forward to going back.

Thank rockyhill31
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

food was really tasty and good, the place is old but the food was well worth it, I had the chicken kebobs and they were marinated right.

Thank Sam C
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This restaurant has been closed for over a year. Adding details: it was an excellent restaurant when open, but it's hard to judge the food when you can't get in the door.

Thank Bonnie S
Venice, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner at Elie's. We started with the delightful lemonade complete with a sprig of mint, then had a deliciously scrumptious appetizer plate and salad, finishing off with two extraordinary and mouth watering desserts. We both think it's the best Lebanese cuisine we've ever had. Worth the trip for sure with quadruple thumps up!

Thank DianeCarr
Montgomery, Alabama
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Fantastic Lebanese Meditteranean food! Nancy is a wizard in the kitchen; everything was amazing. The schwarma platter, pickled goat cheese and baklava were delicious. The location is a pretty basic, but stop in & you won't be disappointed. The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday.

1 Thank TravelMom10
Columbia, South Carolina
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450 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Took a friend for lunch to Elie's today. He had never had Lebanese food, and I wanted to introduce him to this delicious cuisine . I suggested we get the tour of Lebanon which would give him a wide variety of food. I had the chicken and he had shrimp. Everything was as good as usual. It's always great to... More 

Thank Lbouknight
Columbia, South Carolina
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

I love hummus and lamb shawarma so anytime I hear about restaurant that makes them I want to go. Finally able to try Elie's today and it was very good. The owner made it quite enjoyable and talked my son into trying new things which is always a plus. Everything was freshly made and the food arrived quickly. The decor... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The owners are Christians who came from Lebanon. The small restaurant looks to be in a former brick home and is about 300 yards north up St. Andrews Road from the I-26 intersection. We like Mediterranean food and really like the shish taouk (skewer chicken...kabob) and the accompanying salad & can't get beyond that menu item.

Thank poptopEBS
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I live in Wilmington, NC. I had an art commission to deliver to a customer and friend who lives 6 hours away in Asheville, NC. We decided to meet half way in Columbia, SC. I looked up restaurants on Trip Advisor and came across Elie's Mediterranean Middle Eastern Cuisine. The reviews looked favorable so it was the place we decided... More 

1 Thank mahovictor
Kingsport, Tennessee
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We ate dinner here while driving through. It was authentic, the staff was wonderful. The atmosphere was great - my two-year-old loved dancing to the Lebanese music! They were so accommodating with her and friendly to use. The food was delicious - we got the mezza (appetizer) platter for two, and were very full. Very good, and not overpriced. Would... More 

1 Thank chocofoodowineoholic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058 1/2 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5818
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia

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