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Mr Friendly's New Southern

2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Husband, daughter and I met for lunch and it was as good as I remember as it's been two years since eating there. All but the seafood cakes (that tasted like salmon croquettes) were excellent. The garden fresh gazpacho is the best I've had, chilled...More

Thank evernie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

WoW! My lunch was the "Best"! Fantastic asparagus soup with small dab of smooth-creamy goat!!! It was much better than the picture. The gold star winner was Low Country Grilled Chicken “Stack” with fried green tomatoes, applewood bacon pimento cheese, molasses-mustard bbq sauce along with...More

Thank DaddyOBest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit in a while. Went with my husband. We were seated quickly & the service was very good. The Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese was the right choice for an appetizer. I had the shrimp po boy & my husband had the oyster...More

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great farm to table type restaurant. Definitely will dine here again when I'm the area. The fried green tomatoes were divine. Wish more of the desserts were made in house.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Columbia with a friend for business last month. I had been to Mr. Friendly's several years ago with a group, so I wanted to give it a try once more and suggested it to my colleague as an option. Even though we...More

Thank JamesIslandTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred here by a local and I'm glad we went! The place was nice and the staff was great and the food was very good! I also had a mint-peach sweet tea martini and it was awesome. =) My hubby liked his scallops...More

Thank tkbebe2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I enjoyed the Southwest Black Bean burger with Succotash,the Beef Tips salad, the Seafood Bouillabaisse, and Mimosas. Great food on one of the best front porches in Columbia. Great service and reasonable prices.

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. I took my supervisor and a group of coworkers from multiple states to Mr. Friendly's for dinner. A group that large was a little overwhelming for the staff initially, but after some adjustments it was a great meal.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We met another couple for dinner the Saturday of Memorial Day. Service was excellent and the food was terrific. We started with the black eyed pea cakes and cocktails. I had the mustard herb encrusted chicken. We also ordered the daily fish special and the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We had a great meal at Mr. Friendly's and would have gone back if time permitted. We had a short wait for a table, but the service was fast and friendly. This restaurant lives up to its name!

Thank vlgtampa2017
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2016|
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Response from Vee803 | Reviewed this property |
I have dined here for lunch only and was sat immediately both times. I am not certain about evening or weekend dining.
John R
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sissy B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would with advance notice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-7828
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