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Carolina Buffet

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3122 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-2502
+1 803-661-7881
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Carolina Buffet multiple times. It has always been good. If you like fried chicken, butter beans, cream potatoes, mac and cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, fish, desert and sweet tea. You will enjoy Carolina Buffet too!

Thank Meme107
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great! The butter beans melt in your mouth and the friend chicken was so moist! The homemade banana pudding was so good! Ya'll have to come and visit!

Thank Janice H
Lexington, South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have been her several times. It really stays busy after Church on Sunday. My favorite is the rice n gravy, fried pork chops, and lima beans. You do eat using paper products and plastic utensils.

Thank Rickandpam2015
North Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My objective was to find a traditional American cafeteria and I had 5 people in my party, the place was packed. I paid ahead $54 and waited almost 45 minutes in a greenhouse of a waiting area, a large room with large pane windows. Older and handicapped people kept filing end, so common decency made us stand. I decided to... More 

Thank GregoryDee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Food was excellent. Only two concerns. The waitress Tammy need to use more etiquette when bringing drinks to table and male hostess need to be gracious and not use harsh words when seating guests. Very uncomfortable atmosphere for self and colleagues. This was the first visit for all. Again the food was great. Please provide etiquette training to eliminate mistreatment... More 

Thank Ethel M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Everything I tried was excellent. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were my favorite. Staff is super friendly and attentive. Wonderful place for dinner...even right before closing.

Thank Erin B
Hopkins, South Carolina
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a local favorite. I work in the area, and there isn't a day of the week that they are not bustling with hungry customers. It's a buffet, so there is no waiting for your meal. The staff is friendly, and attentive each and every time I eat here. If you are passing through, please do not be... More 

Thank LuxuryTravelVIP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I just tried this place for the first time. We got the fried chicken family meal to go, and it was amazing. The amount of food they give you for that price is unbelievable, and the food was the best takeout I have had in I can't remember how long. Highly recommend!

Thank Julie N
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We eat here every other week and the food is always sooo good! I usually don't like vegetables, but I load up on their green beans and butter beans. The fried chicken and pork chops are heaven. Everything is homemade and nothing is just straight from the can. The lady at the front desk is always friendly and welcoming. The... More 

1 Thank SweetTeaNoLemon
Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Friday is BBQ day at Carolina Buffet. The fried chicken, BBQ, and fried catfish are excellent. The blackberry pie is really good as are the salmon patties, Mac and cheese, and biscuits. All the food is good and the wait staff is eager to please. Nothing fancy about this restaurant clean facilities, good food and eager waiters bring me back... More 

2 Thank Charles B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3122 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-2502
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-661-7881

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