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The Backyard Cafe

940 Old Barnwell Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-3044
+1 803-951-0405
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (5 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
940 Old Barnwell Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-3044
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2017

So on a recent trip to the coast we took a shot at this place based off of TripAdvisor reviews. Wasn't a horrible experience but wasn't the greatest either. First off the inside seating areas seemed small, which is not always a bad thing. The...More

Thank Jeff W
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Jeff, I am sorry that your experience was not that good with us. Taking a house and converting it into a café makes it almost impossible to get a good flow going and I know we have some issues there! Having a server 'drop...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Two guys from work were going to lunch and grabbed me as they were leaving to come here. I had never been and will not be coming back. 13$ for a average burger and fries with tea? The service was not fast either.More

Thank Todd R
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks Todd for your feedback! When we opened the café over 9 years ago, we decided we wanted to offer quality food. We only serve Certified Angus Beef Burgers, so they do cost a little more and we cook to order, so it does take...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Met some friends there for the first time on a Friday night. I love the way the place is set up. Inside is nice and quiet like a family restaurant should be. The back yard is screened in with a stage in the back and...More

Thank Marty Y
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Marty, Thank you for coming out and dining with us. I am so sorry that the Salmon and Rice were not good. We have been having some issues with the Salmon in the past few months, some are good, some are not. They are...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I stopped here after work because I read online that the dinner special on Friday was shrimp and grits. I was welcomed by the staff, and the service was quite prompt. What I hadn't expected was how much food I got. For a fairly inexpensive...More

Thank Matthew O
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you Matthew! We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Have a GREAT day!

Reviewed 21 March 2017

While traveling from Charlotte to Charleston, we needed to find a place for a nutritious dinner. TripAdvisor directed us to the Backyard Café. A bit off the beaten path, our GPS led us straight to the restaurant, which is a cute house converted into a...More

Thank nuts7hawk
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your review. If you are ever back in our area, please stop by and see us!!! Have a GREAT day!

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I had dinner here while I was vacationing in the Lexington area. I ordered the Southern Delight and was very pleased. The chicken was cooked to perfection, the mac n cheese was creamy and the green beans were delicious. This is definitely...More

Thank ec_ustraveler
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you so very much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal, the Southern Delight is definitely is a southern delight :) We hope you had a great vacation too! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review for...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Our first time in South Carolina, and we were not disappointed. Don't let the building deceive you. It is a little hole-in-the-wall looking place - cute, but small. However, this only adds charm to the vibe of this diner. The service was outstanding... The staff...More

1  Thank Raymond M
BackyardCafe, Manager at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

Raymond, Thank you so much for your rating and wonderful review. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful staff that truly cares about our customers and wants everyone to have a good experience. We are blessed also to part of a community that...More

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Picking up our son from the airport, we wanted a nice lunch. TripAdvisor helped again. We stopped here and my husband and son had the grilled meatloaf with red sauce and rice. I had a great Swiss burger with grilled onions and mushrooms. Matt was...More

1  Thank Bridget B
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you so much Bridget! We appreciate your kind words. Matt is a sweet person and a caring server for sure! Thanks again! Have a GREAT day :)

Reviewed 28 August 2016

My daughter just bought a house very close to the Back Yard Cafe. She suggested and I was glad. This is a small home town restaurants that resembles walking into a house. The service was excellent, the food was hot, looked great, and had the...More

1  Thank Brad G
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much Brad! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us :) Welcome to our Family! Have a GREAT day!!

Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Hey...you want a delicious meal..come here. I pulled up to the restaurant and it screamed 'home'. It looks like a nice house. There is a wooden swing in the yard, and they have two tables on the porch. They have different dining rooms (I think...More

4  Thank EMcQ
BackyardCafe, Owner at The Backyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much! What a wonderful and exciting review! You should be a professional reviewer :) We are so glad that you like us and our food. We try our best to offer quality food in a positive environment. Welcome to our Family !

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vicki n
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Response from BackyardCafe | Property representative |
Hi Vicki, Thank you! Just let me know when you come in and we will give you credit for the macaroni and cheese. Have a GREAT day :) Peg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Old Barnwell Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-3044
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-951-0405
  • E-mail
Description
Fresh made comfort food! Cooked to order CAB Burgers, Beef, and Chicken. Homemade Ice Cream.
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