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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mr. Friendly's! Motor Supply is where we usually try to visit, but this was delicious and service was excellent.

Thank chefnickbell
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always dine out on the patio where the atmosphere is great and the food is always consistently great.

Thank David S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mr Friendly's is on the edge of 5 Points and hardly visible.It has consistently and predictability served some of the best food in Columbia for a very long time. They always have at least 2 kinds of fresh fish and they know how to prepare them. From what I understand Friendly's has a superior wine selection. But they need to... More 

Thank rustytuck
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Columbia to tour with the University, and headed to Mr Friendly's late evening for traditional southern food. It did not disappoint. The place was packed on a Friday night, and a little hard to find on gps, but worth the wait. The flounder and stone ground grits were well seasoned, tender inside and crispy on the outside. The... More 

Thank mkhogan
South Carolina
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch at Mr. Friendly's. While it was a little chilly inside, the atmospehere was casual and cozy as the tables and banquettes are fairly close together. We had the chicken-fried-cubed pork special and black-eyed pea cake salad. Both were delicious! Service was good. We were in-and-out pretty quickly for a sit down meal. I'd love... More 

Thank wndrwmn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to South Carolina my fiance took me to Mr. Friendly's as he wanted me to try this amazing food. I was not disappointed. Service was great as well.

Thank Galie J
Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have loved this place for years. I realize that even thought it is a casual restaurant I have celebrated at least 3 birthdays at this restaurant. And there are much fancier places to go in Columbia. It is just that good.

Thank lolathreads
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's quite a good place for lunch, if you're at the U of SC and looking for excellent food close to campus.

Thank Dubinsky
Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a consistent, solid, and pleasant place. I've entertained business clients, family, and friends here. The service is friendly and attentive. Menu always includes some good specials. Wine list, while not extensive, is serviceable and has plenty to please most. I don't call this an "expensive" restaurant by any means but see how some might consider it a splurge.... More 

Thank MysteryReviewer2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Frequent this restaurant often and I have to say this experience customer service wise was sad. Our waiter was occupied with larger tables and our party of 2 felt neglected. Although the food was ex emotion as always. The server left a lot to be desired. We walked for our food to be boxed multiple time and couldn't get that... More 

Thank illusionj1

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-7828

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