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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“chef salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I only had one night in South Carolina and she asked a local where they eat good southern food. They suggested the Lizard's Thicket in Columbia. We had no idea at the time that this was a chain type restaurant, but off...More

Thank travelingclark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are in the vacinity of Columbia, SC you must stop and try the food. Traveling to and from Florida we try to stop here for a meal. The staff are polite and courteous. The good old fashion southern cooking is also very reasonably...More

Thank ckane6152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food it great! Service is bad. The visit started with the waitress telling us she was having a bad day. Which wound up meaning that the service would be really bad. Table all around us where getting their food and eating. When we finally got...More

Thank mmknow
Reviewed 11 April 2018

You know it's time to close when the waitress pans your food and the corn muffins are dry. I had the fried catfish and my husband had the salmon patty. He said the salmon patty was ok. I could barely eat the fish. I think...More

Thank mayflower57
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Stopped here on the way to Riverbank Zoo. Great food and service if you like Southern Style. Pricing was reasonable and service was attentive and accurate.

Thank lilsis404
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I stopped in on my way to a business trip for a quick dinner. I ordered the fried chicken because I had always heard great things about it. Personally the day I was there the chicken was very dry.. like very dry... The mac n...More

Thank SoccerSwimDance3
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My wife and I have visited here many times when passing through the Columbia area. It is a known entity and never disappoints. Though not fancy the food is good, the service is done with a smile, and the staff are always friendly. If passing...More

2  Thank Dave V
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on the way to a conference. The food was good but the service was terrible.

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Lizards Thicket on Garners Ferry Road is located half way on our journey from North Georgia to Garden City, SC. We usually stop here because of the excellent selection of fresh cooked vegetables and delicious fried chicken. Always friendly faces and quick refills on...More

1  Thank MissDixieDelight
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Food was really good. We had breakfast and it was hot when we got it and plenty of food. The service, however, was slow or I would have given 5 stars.

Thank Teege C
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Anonymous P
3 May 2015|
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Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
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