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Tombo Grille

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4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123 (Gamewell Drive)
+1 803-782-9665
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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365 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered several appetizers with happy hour prices. My fiance loved the fried brussel sprouts with ranch dressing! There were a lot of them and I am not a fan of sprouts. Then we shared the mac n cheese with fried pork belly on top which was really good. We both loved the Smoked salmon rangoon which I will be... More 

Thank Gagal
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

First time to Columbia other than to drop off my son at college. We were looking for a place to take him for dinner and found this place and made a reservation. They sat us right away. There was nice seating outside too and the bar was great looking. We ordered some cocktails and they were very good. We ordered... More 

Thank Paco1926
Columbia, South Carolina
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

the food was good, but for what they charge, it should have been MUCH better. And when the party I was with ordered several bottles of (the same) wine, the prices seemed to magically go up.

Thank David P
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This little known, small restaurant gets better with every visit. The food selections are excellent, with both specials and regular menu items. Although the special on a pizza is cheap, it could have more flavor. The only negative was a new server who really never comprehended what a diner needed, even when asked.

Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Crab cakes are superb! Presentation Is excellent with the homemade succotash. Cheese plate is good but not a fan of the crackers served with the assorted cheeses. Shrimp and grits are best in town. Was pleased the tails were removed before serving.

Thank evernie
Lexington, South Carolina
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Small place but great food. Service could have been a bit more efficient but otherwise worth the visit. The fried Brussels sprouts are the best!! I had the very tasty shrimp and grits. Can do without the green peppers. Partner had a perfectly cooked and delicious pork chop. We will be back!

Thank bearcubnsc
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Burger and beer night! Excellent burgers and enjoyable music. Our server Chase was friendly, upbeat and efficient. A very pleasant experience indeed.

Thank Carol G
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food is reasonably priced and almost always very, very good. The Specials Menu is always interesting and if you like there is the standard menu as a backup. Drinks reasonably priced and mixed generously. Service is always good.

Thank Ernie N
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very good neighborhood restaurant. Dinning and bar area always active. " Homemade menu" with entertainment ( usually guitar players) on some evenings. Good for couples or a business meeting. Check their specials on the web site.

Thank MRRomanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This would be a three and a half star review if Tripadvisor would let me. My husband and I had been there before, and had much better experiences. This last time, however, was a little lackluster. On this night, we were there with our two sons. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. The place was busy, and by... More 

Thank mbovary2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
    (Gamewell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-9665

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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?