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Cola's Restaurant

1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (34 reviews)
“braised beef” (11 reviews)
“hummus trio” (8 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 25 May 2018 via mobile

Matthew is a wonderful server! The food is out of this world delicious. Pricy? Yes. Worth it? Totally. Wish we were in town longer so we could try more offerings.

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Everything thing here is the freshest! Beautifully restored old RC Cola plant with roll up front windows. Their food is to die for! The whole flash fried flounder unique and outstanding. It is a large flounder with easy to remove bones that is scored with...More

1  Thank DaddyOBest
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Service was wonderful and the atmosphere was great! We had the scallops, salmon, and shrimp and grits. I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite..they were all amazing!

Thank Kelwittchow
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went in on a fairly busy Thursday night ahead of the crowd by a few minutes. Sat at bar, had several delicious appetizers fairly priced. Service was good everything was pleasant. Nice feature is that front wall consists of doors which can be raised, giving...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Almost embarrassed to say that this is the first time that my husband and I have eatten at Cola, since we live in Columbia. Boy, we were missing out. We loved the atmosphere and from the time we walked in the staff was friendly and...More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Had a group of ten here last night. My guest focused on the fish. I had the whole snapper. Perfect with a barbecue flavor. The mahi-mahi looked very good as well. Large portions and we started our meal with more appetizers than we should have...More

Thank johnrD2791JM
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Very nice restaurant with lovely atmosphere. Yummy fried calamari, risotto appetizer, excellent burger, lots of choices. Very nice service.

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We reserved dinner at Cola's based on TA reviews and were not disappointed. It is in a quaint old cola-bottling building, and emphasizes the name by serving colas in vintage bottles (we had wine instead, but the bottles on other tables were cute!). We had...More

Thank JulieBWilmingtonNC
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Cool place - nice entrance and staff at the door We were sat in ok seats but if you go ask to be sat in the busy bar area cause the atmosphere is better and has tv's up for sports etc The food itself was...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This restaurant has been a staple for any occasion while my family has been visiting Columbia for the past four years. The service is friendly and the food is absolutely incredible, not to mention the atmosphere is rustic and family laid back. The hollandaise scallops...More

Thank maggiefrick
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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