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Carolina Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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708 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
+1 803-227-7150
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Average bar food but lots of beer choices. Nothing very exotic. Average service. Rooftop is fun when it's not too hot.

Thank DrBond
Mountain Rest, South Carolina
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good. Had the bacon cheeseburger. I liked the fries. Service was fine. Walking distance from the hotel where we stayed.

Thank Cashew-09
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to CAH several times and always have had great meals. I agree with other reviewers that the wait can sometimes be extensive. Parking can also be challenging. However there is a parking lot across the street with meters.

Thank Tyler S
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was too busy for me and too many TVs (I don't watch sports). The server was pleasant. My appetizers and drinks were good.

Thank Nirva K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Although there were few people in the restaurant, our party of 5 waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for food after ordering. Although, we were served our appetizer right away. We were told by our server that the kitchen / bar was backed up, yet the place was not busy. The wings were mediocre and the burger and wraps were... More 

Thank Anne K
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Service is horrible. Sat 10 minutes before order. Asked hostess, said didn't have waiter yet. Hostess said we weren't here that long and walked off. Other seated after us were served. Left without ordering

Thank Michael U
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We use CAH to host our kickoff party for Tartan Day South Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The staff is pleasant and the food is very good. Great place for an evening of Celtic music and Guinness

Thank Donovan M
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit today was an experience that I can't believe would happen at a restaurant the size of Carolina Ale House. We were greeted and seated in a professional manner but that was the last time we saw professionalism. After setting for some time with no one speaking to us another served offered to get us drinks while we waited.... More 

Thank Tim H
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I should have known better. I ordered the grilled wings thinking the fat would be more drained off. They were disgusting-almost undercooked and the skin tasted raw. Never again.

Thank davidwX9130VC
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went there Saturday night before a concert to eat. The service was good and the food was great. I would recommend the Spinach dip with the pita bread for an app!!!

Thank Pooledaddy1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-227-7150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?