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Cola's Restaurant

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1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121 (Lady Street)
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Elyria, Ohio
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

First time to eat at Colas. Certainly won't be the last. Recommended by relatives. I would highly recommend. You won't go wrong. 5 of us ate there last Saturday evening. We did have reservations for 8:15. It's a very popular place. My husband and I both had the roasted beet salad and shrimp and grits. Wow! Perfect. We both had... More 

1 Thank Suzin S
South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've eaten here with the family a couple of times. Last visit it was very loud and the food was average at best. Seemed more like a after-hours bar than a nice restaurant. I would not recommend for a family dinner with kids. If you're a 20 something, and either have a good job or daddy's credit card, you'll love... More 

1 Thank Jeff D
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited our daughter in Columbia, where she treated us to dinner at Cola's. Space is awesome - attractive décor, big booths, beautiful bar. Service was prompt, food was good. We shared the toasted asparagus which were delicious. The BBQ salmon was delicious, but too much spinach (the veggie it came with) for me. Overall a very nice dinner.

1 Thank iluvsoccer
Lexington, South Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Food and atmosphere was nice. Loud professional environment as this seems to be a meet up after work. Food is as expected but a little overpriced.

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Meridian, Idaho
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinner with granddaughter. We shared a pear salad, an appetizer of delicious mussels, and a delightful dessert. As a main dish I had cracked and she had talapia. Both were perfect.

1 Thank araska
South Carolina
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This restaurant never disappoints. Amazing cocktails, food, and service. Gilvert was our service, and he was extremely attentive. Don't miss the cornmeal-dusted oysters, poached pear salad, and blackened redfish over corn cake. You will not be disappointed. This is definitely a place for foodies!

1 Thank FairyGodmother2000
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had dinner at Cola's and everything was perfect. The appetizers came out quickly and were delicious. The entrees were incredible with a large selection to choose from. I had the Basil Crusted Fish of the day and I would get it many times again. It was so flavorful with a huge serving of fresh veggies! Make sure you get... More 

1 Thank Tori C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Have yet to have a bad meal here. We love this place, the decor, the service, the bar and the food. From the pimento cheese to the salads, shrimp & grits, mac and cheese, Ford pork chops and the pan flash fried flounder is awesome. Love this place

1 Thank Glen H
Columbia, South Carolina
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had the pleasure of dining here for the first time on my birthday. Although the noise level in the Bar area was stentorian, the booth where we dined was isolated, quiet and pleasant. The food was surprising good and reminded me of Garibaldi's when it was at its peak. The server was attentive and very responsive. It was a... More 

1 Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had a large group that had dinner there and it was excellent. I had the scored whole flounder and it was wonderful. I definitely world recommend this restaurant to everyone.

2 Thank HELEN D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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

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