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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“chef salad” (8 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You know it's time to close when the waitress pans your food and the corn muffins are dry. I had the fried catfish and my husband had the salmon patty. He said the salmon patty was ok. I could barely eat the fish. I think...More

Thank mayflower57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to Riverbank Zoo. Great food and service if you like Southern Style. Pricing was reasonable and service was attentive and accurate.

Thank lilsis404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in on my way to a business trip for a quick dinner. I ordered the fried chicken because I had always heard great things about it. Personally the day I was there the chicken was very dry.. like very dry... The mac n...More

Thank SoccerSwimDance3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited here many times when passing through the Columbia area. It is a known entity and never disappoints. Though not fancy the food is good, the service is done with a smile, and the staff are always friendly. If passing...More

2  Thank Dave V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on the way to a conference. The food was good but the service was terrible.

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Lizards Thicket on Garners Ferry Road is located half way on our journey from North Georgia to Garden City, SC. We usually stop here because of the excellent selection of fresh cooked vegetables and delicious fried chicken. Always friendly faces and quick refills on...More

1  Thank MissDixieDelight
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Food was really good. We had breakfast and it was hot when we got it and plenty of food. The service, however, was slow or I would have given 5 stars.

Thank Teege C
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a good southern breakfast. Good food, great price. Good place for families. Friendly staff.

Thank Maryandersong
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our go to Sunday lunch spot. Fried chicken very good. Loved the collards and green beans. Service very nice.

Thank 4Scnana
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Had breakfast here. It was good but no better than at least a half dozen chain and independent restaurants within a mile or so. So I wouldn't drive across town for this. The grits were pretty decent, which are always the hardest to make. Service...More

Thank Bob E
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Anonymous P
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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