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Thirsty Fellow

621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
+1 803-799-1311
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (81 reviews)
“french dip” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went to Thirsty Fellow for lunch. It is always exciting tyo mix with the college crowd -- and feel very old! Thirsty Fellow has a great lunch menu. I always enjoy reading the specials. They like to squeeze in some interesting...More

Thank smitty237
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your lunch at Thirsty Fellow and thanks for you 5 rating. Come back in the evening sometime,e and enjoy that beer or dessert.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met a businessman here for lunch last week upon his advice. I was favorably surprised. I got a meatball sandwich that was quite good and my associate got a French dip sandwich that looked really good. We sat out on the deck and it...More

Thank mjswansona
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. Do come back and try the pizza.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After moving our daughter into USC we went here with a big appetite. The food was delicious and the the portions were very large.

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So my daughter is playing soccer at South Carolina. After a Friday night game some of us went out for a bite. Decent beer selection, looked like good food and great service. I got the stuffer banana peppers. I thought of a banana pepper like...More

Thank BigHungryAsian
Reviewed 22 August 2017

convenient location to USC with easy parking. Fun atmosphere. Food is nothing particularly groundbreaking, but is good. Good beer selection.

Thank virginiahome64
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Thirsty Fellow might as well be a University of South Carolina on-campus restaurant, only better than the regular student fare. It may try to be a "regular" restaurant but at the end of the day its a sports bar. Have been here several times, most...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday. As we walked in we were not greeted but we were told "we only have pizza and wings, we are switching over from brunch" Since Pizzeria is part of the name, we were Ok with this. He...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I had a bad experience with this company where they were rude to me. I will probably never return as a result

Thank Mcfeezie
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had dinner here. I had the crispy BBQ tofu sandwich. It was amazing. My husband had the white pizza which was quite delicious as well. The wait staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Marniecrna
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe we hit it on an off night, but this establishment did not live up to the reviews I read beforehand. It took a little bit for the hostess to seat us because she wasn't sure if they had space at the moment even though...More

Thank KMB_GA
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. We almost never get negative reviews. I'll look into what happened that night and make sure we're always up to our typical high standards. Thanks for letting us know and I hope you'll give us another...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-1311
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Located by the University of South Carolina, we are a full service restaurant and bar open 7 days/week. Casual atmosphere, dining room and covered deck, close to USC athletic activities and concerts at the Colonial Life Arena and Koger Center.
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