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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed yesterday

We are stopping overnight in Columbia, SC. Decided to try something local...saw this place. Inside is so-so...lotta locals there. I ordered the Fried Chicken (their most ordered for 35 years) and it was dry and uninteresting. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and the gravy was...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ordered fried flounder, candied yams, and squash casserole. I have no complaints whatsoever. The food temperature was good. The fish was golden in color and fried perfectly. The squash casserole was tasty and the candied yams curved my sweet tooth.

Thank Pastor Tonya H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband decided to stop in here to eat while out of town. It has an old school country restaurant vibe to it and the food was all home cooked and amazing as well. I had the fried pork chop with different kinds...More

Thank AmairasMommy07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used the 356togo.com site to order from here for delivery to my hotel. Good move.I got the catfish w/ 3 vegetables: collards, creamed corn and yams. 2 cornbread muffins came with it. I ordered a coke and some pecan pie for desert. This is...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, but not great. Fried chicken little dry, mac & cheese bland, collard greens very good. Chefs salad was very large and very good. Service was excellent. Price was better than fair, 2 of us ate for $20. Family style dining. Bottom line...More

Thank sidnaw59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I said "Honey find us one of them diners". We were traveling from Atlanta to Charleston. We exited off of I-26 and made a left, rounded the corner and saw the sign. Before I could read "Real Country Cooking" on the sign I was already...More

Thank TomW823
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Horrific customer service. Maybe they shouldn't have a drive through because that's where I hear most people complain. The lady at the drive through had an attitude. I repeated my order three times and I knew when she told me my Total it still wasn't...More

Thank Southern_Radiance
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

These are everywhere in Columbia. The breakfast is good and the fried chicken is pretty good but not the best. The range of sides is great, but it's all canned. Service is what you would expect and the price is reasonable. This chain is like...More

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food is better than cafeteria (K&W style) food but not as good as a Cracker Barrel. I had Chicken Fried Steak with green beans and baby Lima beans. The steak was okay. The veggies were delicious. My husband had the Beef Stew which was...More

Thank SCCLane
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just a warning this is not a four star restaurant; but worth a try If you want a taste of southern cooking. Good food and friendly service. Breakfast is even better.

Thank Natasha B
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Anonymous P
How many locations do you have? Which location is closest to I-95. We will be traveling in the area this month. I have heard your restuarant is excellent. How far are you from I-95? Thank you Gwen
3 May 2015|
Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
  • E-mail