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Thirsty Fellow

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
+1 803-799-1311
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“french dip” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (83 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich with a side of the homemade chips. What topped it for me was that the bartender asked if I wanted malt vinegar for the chips. Yes, please! Frosted pints as well!

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

In town for a collge toir for my daughter and read the reviews as we wanted PIZZA!! The ranking of Tripadvisor did nog dissapoint. Pizza was excelent and we just ordered a large pep. Really good.

Thank rallen1820
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Just a great package for lunch or brunch. Outside seating is always a favorite. Servers are always a plus and have never been disappointed with food or beverage. NOTE: Not sure what management is thinking with a Clemson home basketball game being televised.

Thank O8428UXdougm
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Wonderful service. Food was wonderful and the serving sizes were huge. Atmosphere was fun and packed with Auburn fans. I will definitely visit again when in Columbia. A fun place with great menu selections.

Thank sherris941
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks for your great review. Visit Columbia again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Large family (10 adults, 4 children) get together over the Holidays. No available seating together inside (largest table seats 10), so the heaters were fired up and we were seated on the deck. Breezy (a wind barrier shade would have been MOST welcome), but the...More

Thank sbtoll
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Just wanted you to know we're looking at wind barriers this week (although it's in the 80's all week:) We appreciate your great comments.

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I go here on game days sunday (my daughter plays soccer). I keep saying I will get something else- but I never do. Ok I am cheap, hungry and always looking for value. I get the western omelette, no onion no peppers add jalapenos. Get...More

Thank BigHungryAsian
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks for your nic review. See you on Sunday.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a regular breakfast spot for my friends prior to a Carolina baseball game. It was my first visit with two of those friends and it was very enjoyable. The menu is varied and offers a wide selection of both food and beverages. Parking...More

Thank Ernie N
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your first visit and hope you come back often.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of my favourite places in Columbia. Great environment, very nice people, amazing food. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Stefano d
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks so much for your excellent review. Our customers are our best advertisers!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

A group of us went to Thirsty Fellow for lunch. It is always exciting tyo mix with the college crowd -- and feel very old! Thirsty Fellow has a great lunch menu. I always enjoy reading the specials. They like to squeeze in some interesting...More

Thank smitty237
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your lunch at Thirsty Fellow and thanks for you 5 rating. Come back in the evening sometime,e and enjoy that beer or dessert.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I met a businessman here for lunch last week upon his advice. I was favorably surprised. I got a meatball sandwich that was quite good and my associate got a French dip sandwich that looked really good. We sat out on the deck and it...More

Thank mjswansona
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Do come back and try the pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-1311
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Located by the University of South Carolina, we are a full service restaurant and bar open 7 days/week. Casual atmosphere, dining room and covered deck, close to USC athletic activities and concerts at the Colonial Life Arena and Koger Center.
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