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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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$$ - $$$
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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
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My brother graduated basic training, so we went to trip advisor for ideas on food. What a great choice! This food was simply amazing. I had the buffalo shrimp po boy. My son had catfish and mashed potatoes. The food was excellent.

Thank Cliffton W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have been fans and frequent customers since the beginning. The level of service and food cannot be beat. There are good choices for every appetite. The name fits as this is a very friendly and happy place to be.

Thank ashlin p
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My sister and I found this restaurant last year when we came up to Columbia for a football game. I couldn't wait to come back and took my dad this past weekend for dinner after another game. We were seated immediately (last year we had a bit of a wait, but you can always call ahead and check on that).... More 

Thank Christa5285
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I heard this was one of the best restaurants in Columbia and have been trying to eat there for the past couple years while visiting my son at USC. My husband got the fried chicken and it was crispy but was very bland. My pork tenderloin was fine but I wasn't crazy about the sauce - just kinda average. The... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant has been changing its menu and taking things off that have been on since its opening. Not a good move for the regulars. Now the food is only mediocre.

Thank Binky_610
Barnegat, New Jersey
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I am on business in Columbia Sc and like to try different restaurants each time I am I town. I saw good reviews so I thought I would give it a try. I had a yellow fun snapper with rice and a slaw. The fish was done to perfection. I will definitely be back. Next time I am in town.

Thank jvleeuw

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?