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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (36 reviews)
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our go to Sunday lunch spot. Fried chicken very good. Loved the collards and green beans. Service very nice.

Thank 4Scnana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here. It was good but no better than at least a half dozen chain and independent restaurants within a mile or so. So I wouldn't drive across town for this. The grits were pretty decent, which are always the hardest to make. Service...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 1 week ago

worst experience - treated mother-in-law with MS and father-in-law with contempt - dirty restaurant - unkind staff - poor management - dont waste your time or money..

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As expected, there were not many people as this was a couple hours before the Super Bowl. It was an excellent experience and the food was terrific. I highly recommend!

Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home cooked like Mama used to make. Had a great lunch, generous portions. Seasoned and cooked just right. The waitresses were true Southern Ladies, polite and attentive. We felt right at home and will definitely return for more delicious Southern cooking. The building and the...More

Thank twotravelers50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garden variety vegetarian plate was rated good by my wife but my fried chicken was just adequate. Typical chain road food was not bad but not worth a detour.

Thank BloodyLegion
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a wide variety of country cooking with all the trimmings. The chicken fried steak is fantastic. Their corn bread is also very good. Go get ya some great food!

Thank Sleddog32
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It was fun just reading all the southern dishes on the menu. The food was quite good, but not great. The service was great & the prices very good.

Thank humguy32
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here on the way home. Got there around 11:30, the crowd was not there yet. The food was amazing, home cooked meals. A large variety of food. Would definitely go back.

Thank monica l
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We selected this restaurant after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and it was convenient to our hotel. It was quite busy, and obviously popular with the locals. The menu was extensive and we selected meat loaf that was the "special" for the day. It was...More

Thank eyenurseFlorida
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Anonymous P
3 May 2015|
Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
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