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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
+1 803-794-4652
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (38 reviews)
“fried chicken” (67 reviews)
“dipped cones” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Fast food
504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
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Reviewed yesterday

This Place is the BEST!!!!! we were visiting my husbands aunt stopped in about 7pm. We just wanted a burger and tea, it was and always is the BEST PLACE in SC for a burger! Their Chicken is #1 also......Never have been disappointed w/food or...More

Thank Jojonana1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best soft serve ice cream hands down, they only had chocolate dip last time, but They have butterscotch from time to time over the last 30 plus years I've been eating here . I hope they will decide to keep the butterscotch dip permanent...More

Thank daschoun
Reviewed 1 week ago

This locations has been open for many years and also known for the "big ice cream cone" out front. The fried chicken is the best around and really can't be topped. After, dinner you much try one of the nut rolls (chocolate dipped vanilla ice...More

Thank sllinsc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zesto has the best fried chicken ever. Fries are good to. Staff is very friendly and what to wait on you.

Thank Tadtimmons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zesto's have been around for many decades and just about everybody in South Carolina knows about this restaurant and loves to stop here on their way out of town or it is regularly visited by the locals. They make Best milkshakes by hand and chicken,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zesto's is one of the places in Columbia/West Columbia where you can always count on good fried chicken or a good hot dog. It's always a battle between myself to decide which one I want so, on this trip, I decided to get a hamburger...More

Thank mfweave
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best fried chicken that I have had in years. Reminds me of my mother's cooking and of Tom and Ray's Resturant in Damascus, MD in the 80's and early 90's. Fries were okay, slaw dog was good..

Thank Vernon R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Always enjoy visiting Zesto. I usually choose to eat there so I can get one of their dipped cones for dessert, but the food is so good I rarely have room for a cone! The fried chicken white meat snack is my fave!

Thank fermatakid
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It is an ICON in the area. fast service, good food , chicken is the specialty burgers & dogs are good as well great dipped cones !!

Thank Chipinsc
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

All I can say is I love Zesto's chicken. It is some of the best chicken I have ever eaten. The service is fast and friendly. It is really clean and every one is helpful. The grilled cheese is really good also. I would recommend...More

Thank KC L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-4652
  • E-mail
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