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Rockaway Athletic Club

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2719 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29205-3409
+1 803-256-1075
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Lexington, South Carolina
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245 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Monday night shrimp deal is an awesome deal with great food and prices but the service is absolutely horrible. We ordered our quarter a piece fried shrimp and it took 30 minutes to get our food and once we finished our meal it took another 30 minutes for our waitress to get our bill to us and then it... More 

Thank Robbie H
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I used to really enjoy this establishment. However, it has declined drastically the last few visits as far as quality of service. The last and I do mean LAST time I will ever dine at this establishment the service was particularly awful. We had three different servers throughout our meal. This was not a party or a... More 

Thank Krysten S
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Columbia, and the pimiento cheeseburger is one of the best burgers in Columbia. The zucchini sticks appetizer is crazy good.

Thank Lauren M
Rochester, New York
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Finding this club was our only challenge! Loved that burgers come with lettuce, tomato, onions and mayo. And they will do raw or grilled onions. Could barely get my mouth around the generous serving of beef and bun. And they are happy to omit any of the extras if you don't want them. I got the pimento cheeseburger and my... More 

Thank Treehugger14625
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

All seven of us loved the burgers! We were seated in a quiet booth around the corner from the entrance at lunchtime on a Friday, and were served promptly and courteously. Hard to find with no sign on the building so we stopped and asked.

Thank SharonCocinera
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited RAC with some out of town guests after bragging about their signature Pimento Burger. Being mid-afternoon we found the place perfectly quiet and relaxing allowing us more time to relax and talk. Waiter was very attentive and answered all my guest's questions. Everything arrived at our table piping hot and ever so tasty. This place, though not fancy, is... More 

Thank Ira R
Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

During the Hurricane Matthew event the 1st week of October, several employees chose to eat lunch at Rockaways. They ordered Pimento Cheeseburgers, Jalapeno Burger, Mushroom Burger, Onion Rings and Fries. They loved it and one employee said he could eat a Rockaway burger everyday.

Thank Diana F
mount pleasant, sc
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This must be some sort of nostalgia connection I'm not getting, but the food here is gross. Nothing is remotely fresh. The fries are straight from the freezer and the pimento burger everyone raves about is disgusting. The cheesy topping doesn't resemble any pimento cheese I've ever eaten. Not to mention the service was some of the slowest I've ever... More 

Thank jshelleycu
Columbia, South Carolina
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We dined last night for the Monday night special of fried or boiled shrimp. The noise level was stentorian and the food not much better. The former lightly bread fried shrimp have disappeared and replace with something more akin to paste glue. If this was not enough reason to go somewhere else getting a check was even more challenging.

Thank Ernie N
Dunwoody, Georgia
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265 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Do not come here. Service is awful. Food is awful. Ribeye Steak ??? Or was it a shoe sole. Appetizers arrived 50 minutes after hamburgers. Come here if you just need s place to hang out and do not care how quick water, beer, food or silverware get to you.

Thank Maria G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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: 2719 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29205-3409
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-256-1075

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