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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
+1 803-794-4652
10:00 - 23:00
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Cayce, South Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Zesto has the best fried chicken ever. Fries are good to. Staff is very friendly and what to wait on you.

Thank Tadtimmons
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Zesto's have been around for many decades and just about everybody in South Carolina knows about this restaurant and loves to stop here on their way out of town or it is regularly visited by the locals. They make Best milkshakes by hand and chicken, hamburgers, and other great food on the menu. They do have a certain area in... More 

Columbia, SC
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138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Zesto's is one of the places in Columbia/West Columbia where you can always count on good fried chicken or a good hot dog. It's always a battle between myself to decide which one I want so, on this trip, I decided to get a hamburger -- go figure, right? I ordered a hamburger basket, which comes with fries and coleslaw... More 

Thank mfweave
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best fried chicken that I have had in years. Reminds me of my mother's cooking and of Tom and Ray's Resturant in Damascus, MD in the 80's and early 90's. Fries were okay, slaw dog was good..

Thank Vernon R
West Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy visiting Zesto. I usually choose to eat there so I can get one of their dipped cones for dessert, but the food is so good I rarely have room for a cone! The fried chicken white meat snack is my fave!

Thank fermatakid
West Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an ICON in the area. fast service, good food , chicken is the specialty burgers & dogs are good as well great dipped cones !!

Thank Chipinsc
Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is I love Zesto's chicken. It is some of the best chicken I have ever eaten. The service is fast and friendly. It is really clean and every one is helpful. The grilled cheese is really good also. I would recommend it to anyone. I am not supposed to have too much fried chicken so when... More 

Thank KC L
Columbia, South Carolina
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308 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took the family here on a day out about town for some ice cream and burgers. Kids love the ice cream and me and my wife really love the burgers and chicken. Great food and great customer service. Orders the food with the help and advice of the cashier as I had to ask for some choices on the menu.... More 

Thank brian0910
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect stop for lunch the old fashion way. Fried chicken, soft serve ice cream or a milkshake is the way to go.

Thank Dan C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently added extra dining room makes dining in feasible. This place stays packed for a reason...the food is hot, fast, reasonably priced, and delicious! Staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Babs F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-4652

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