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Cola's Restaurant

1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (34 reviews)
“braised beef” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cola's features very simple and healthy food, prepared with the highest attention to detail. Especially in the south this was a welcome change from fatty, highly seasoned, and unhealthy. Let's start with dessert because who doesn't like a little dessert before dinner. Dessert was a...More

Thank egathedragon
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here again last night and apparently, they must have a new computer seating chart program. We requested to be seated in the back, dining room (or close by) to limit the noise. Instead, they tried to seat us (four people) in the bar...More

Thank Tom U
Jeff B, Owner at Cola's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tom U- I just read your review. We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. As you noted in your review, we just went live with a new reservation program which also has a new computer seating chart. As much as we try to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t have reservations on a Friday night however they were able to seat us in less than a 1/2 hour. My husband ordered the whole flounder and said it was amazing. The calamari had two sauces which complimented it perfectly. I ordered the trout...More

1  Thank 35jackiel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and different. My husband ordered the special which was Mahi and I ordered the braised beef. The gravy that came with the braised beef was so good. We had an appetizer of the scallops which were delicious too.

Thank Karri C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to colas for years now. The food is always great but this last time we were there it was amazing. You know when you leave a restaurant and there’s no shred of anything left on your plate...it must of been good....More

Thank Mustangsally1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went during the week with a friend and we were able to grab the last table available without a reservation, a high top near the bar. The wine and beer menu is varied and nice. We started with the buttermilk battered calamari, wonderful choice!!...More

Thank SuzieK_GA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started our meal with the crispy sesame asparagus. For entrees we had the grilled pork tenderloin and the braised beef and both were very good.

1  Thank pjkiss
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Only reason i did not give 5 stars is because the host was not friendly, and was rude when we checked in. Once we got seated everything was 100% better. Jordan was our waitress. Very attentive although she or the kitchen forgot one of the...More

Thank nikholster
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Another great meal at cola. Egg rolls are superb. Entrees of pork chop, halibut and steak were awesome. Great service as always

1  Thank 603edm
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Cola's food is consistently delicious. Braised beef and macaroni and cheese are the go-to dishes. Great cocktail menu and upscale yet cozy atmosphere.

Thank Robin C
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5 April 2018|
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Response from Rhythm K | Reviewed this property |
They have 2 private dining rooms
19 November 2016|
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Response from SelinaRussell1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
27 August 2016|
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Response from mkelley4240 | Reviewed this property |
sorry that I didn't respond sooner - the dress was mixed; some business, many casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
    (Lady Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus station 50 feet from Cola"s front door.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-451-0051
  • E-mail
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