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McAlister's Deli

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300 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
+1 803-781-4550
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and great service. Especially happy with the service. Emani and Darnell were so friendly and went out of their way to make our exoerinve a great one! Will definitely stop back by next time we are in Cola. Thank you both!!

Thank Louis B
Columbia, South Carolina
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I ate here. I asked for wheat bread. I was served the absolute hardest bread ever. Asked for my sandwich cold, it was heated. The bread was so hard! They told me to ask for wheat sliced bread. I asked for wheat, did not know I needed to get THAT specific. The kicker for me is when... More 

Thank Porchpals
Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We come here often because it's always great food and the staff is wonderful. Today we had the half-and-half (broccoli cheddar soup & half a Ruben) and the New Yorker. Both were fantastic. Definitely recommend and definitely will return.

Thank C D S
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The potato / spuds selection is really good, and they're HUGE!!! Great service, and good deli sandwiches. Delicious desserts, too. For travelers, the locale is convenient to shopping, and hotels on the north side of Columbia. Prices are fine for a budget. We order from here around twice per month, just to satisfy our Super Spuds and Nachos craving!

Thank luke600
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I've been to a McAllister's Deli before and this location was on the right side of the road as I was going back to my hotel. I'm glad I stopped. Great service. Wonderful sandwiches. Delicious desserts. Convenient to several hotels on the north side of Columbia. Lots of parking. Prices were just right!

Lexington, South Carolina
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309 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stopped in tonight before my fencing lesson and got a great pastrami on toasted rye with sauerkraut and melted swiss with deli mustard ! It was very good ! decent deli fare in the South ! I will be back. friendly service and clean bright place. that's what I needed , a simple good meal and a place to hang... More 

Thank Edward S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn next door and had 2 occasions to eat at McAlister's Deli. Both times great...and the potato salad rocks!

Thank SusanofKingston
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Looked up this place before I even got to Columbia to grab a quick bite on my road trip to the mountains. Had the New Yorker sandwich and it was AWESOME with a pickle and little side of tater salad! The mango green tea was excellent as well. The staff was really friendly and I got exactly what I ordered... More 

Thank Heidi W
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I do enjoy a McAlister's. If I'm on the road and see a McAlister's at lunch, I'm willing to stop and eat. It's always fast and you can count on the food. This one was no different. My wife and I on a trip stopped for lunch. Food was fast, but good, service was good. Never had a complaint on... More 

Thank DeadGuyLurking
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95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to take kids to get them fed and out. The menu is diverse enough where everyone is able to find something to eat. It's not fine dining but generally everyone working does a great job and provide good service!

Thank Tony T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-781-4550

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