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Nathan's Restaurant

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1840 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3534
+1 803-254-0484
Mon 07:30 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Small older diner on Hampton St in Columbia,SC. Real home cooked food on a budget. 3 veggies and 1 meat deal. Better and quieter than Lizard's Thicket. Friendly staff. You can smell the food cooking while you wait.

Thank Carol R
Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

In September Debbie with Nathan's Restaurant catered a dinner party of 50 people for me. She prepared a classic Southern Buffet with fried chicken, BBQ and a variety of sides, desserts and beverages. The food was wonderful and plentiful. Debbie went out of her way to take care of my guests with special dietary needs. It was a pleasure to... More 

Thank Jade9630
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I've been coming to Nathan's since it opened It's family owned and delicious! I used to come more often when I worked downtown. Serving Breakfast and Lunch, you can get in and out pretty quick when needed. While it's mostly meat and three, there's great Sandwiches and other items as well. My favorite is the Fried Chicken... this is the... More 

Thank CyberianHusky
White Oak, South Carolina
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I come here 3 to 4 times a year, in my opinion it is a great, small, fairly priced, great food, good service, quick (generally speaking ) place to eat. They serve southern style cooking with great desserts (if not sold out). Notice not excellent but very good, until today I went for lunch but I tried their breakfast today... More 

Thank Troy803
Columbia, South Carolina
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451 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I had the baked chicken, potato salad, collard greens and butter beans. Everything was very good and not over seasoned. The place is small, quaint and eclectic. A really good place for a traditional southern lunch downtown.

Thank Lbouknight
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Delicious stuffed sandwiches during a busy college weekend visit. Friendly staff. Great location right off 5 Points.

Thank Islandpug
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on a Friday morning on the recommendation of a colleague and it did not disappoint! I had scrambled eggs, bacon & french toast. The french toast was homemade and some of the best I've ever had! The staff was friendly and the service was great. The place reminds me of an old school diner. Very... More 

Thank AmyFromAtlanta
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

This place has amazing Southern comfort food. Better than Lizard's Thicket or Cracker Barrel, this meat and three restaurant is on Hampton Street in downtown Columbia. It was created and still is run by a local hard working family and they are really good people. You may not recognize the establishment as a restaurant from the outside, as it is... More 

Thank Rebekah C
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Very very small portions. Also they don't advertise prices and will change prices on you from week to week..... Owner doesn't need to be in this business.... If I go again I 'll take a Pic of these ridiculous small portions...

Thank Bryan B
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,311 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Nathan’s is one of the most inconspicuous restaurants in Columbia. This quirky little restaurant is located in a re-purposed pharmacy building and situated at an intersection where no restaurant should logically belong. I’d wager that most motorists wouldn’t recognize that it’s a restaurant even while staring straight at it. This place isn’t just off the beaten path; it’s pretty much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3534
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-0484

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