We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Carolina Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
+1 803-407-9822
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 111: English reviews
Beverly, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveling through Columbia, SC hotel recommended the Carolina Ale House. We have been to other Ale Houses in FL and this location delivered good food and great service. We opted for Chili and nachos .. and both were huge portions and very good. We both got the cup of chili and ordered the large Nacho .. we should have ordered... More 

Thank pall48
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rainy day visit,the menu has an excellent variety and the server recommendations were on point.Had the burger,nice size and juicy not dry.The fries I didn`t care for to dry.Excellent service,my companions enjoyed their meals also.Will probably visit again,if I`m in that area.

Thank James T
Level Contributor
16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with wife and another couple. Sign on wall said $2.75 Mich Ultra, but after ordering them waiter returned to table to inform us the board was wrong and the actual price was $3.50. We insisted on being charged the posted price and after conferring with the Mgr the waiter agreed. No big deal. It went downhill from there. Waited... More 

Thank ColaRingo
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9 family members went to dinner Thursday night. It was 5:30 and early enough to expect good service !! We ordered wings taco chips and pretzels. We were asked if we want to order our entire and agreed if the server would hold the entree until we finished our appetizers. She said " sure ". Well no sooner that we... More 

Thank Dean F
south carolina
Level Contributor
435 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My wife & I stopped by for a burger & beer for the first time here in about 4 months. It's a typical bar, with pretty good service. We both had burgers, medium well, but both were very well done. The beer battered fries were good & the beer was very cold. Overall, this was a good visit, but nothing... More 

Thank tgrdvrmd
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

If your looking for good drinks and or great food,even if your for a sports bar to keep up with the games,look no farther

Thank 376hildaw
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

They are currently offering lunch specials and the food is well worth the price! I had the three-cheese sandwich and fries and it was $5.99! My husband's quesadillas were quite good too. The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the manager even stopped by our table to check on our meal! Wow!!!! :)

Thank Amy G
North Wales, PA
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great food and beverage. Trivia night available. Loud for conversation but staff was friendly, fast and efficient.

Thank ResearchRat
Palm Coast, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

In town for my sons Army graduation and someone in our party wanted to dine here after prior positive experience at another location in North Carolina. First the good news....waitress Chainey went above and beyond with her hard work and hustle. Bad news : kitchen put her out to dry by not sending out orders fast enough. 45 minutes to... More 

Thank PalmCoastPete
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Waited a while to be seated w no hostess. Then had to wait for food. Food came out late and then my wife's food came out later. Manager didn't want to take off her food from bill. Offered us a 10% discount the next time we come or a desert. Chose the desert. Will never come back.

Thank Bunty D

Travellers who viewed Carolina Ale House also viewed


Been to Carolina Ale House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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: 277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-407-9822

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carolina Ale House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Carolina Ale House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?