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Cola's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121 (Lady Street)
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our date night at Cola's. The food was very good. We enjoyed the scallop appetizer w polenta fries (which were surprisingly delicious). My husband had the steak and it was cooked perfectly and I loved my fish. We will definitely return.

Thank Missy M
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Not a good place for young kids. The lady at the front was less than enthused to see us on arrival. We were greeted by saying "we'll have your seats in a few minutes" with not a pleasant look on her face. As we were leaving, the woman at the front desk didn't even look up as... More 

Thank Joebaroody
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our very favorite restaurant in our area! Local fresh ingredients all prepared so well! Never disappointed with the fine tuned menu or service! Valet parking makes it perfect! Great comfortable atmosphere! A little difficult to find but so worth it! A must try if you are visiting the area!ll

1 Thank Nancy H
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

While on business in Columbia, SC, our business party tried to get reservations at Cola's but they were extremely busy but there was room to sit and eat at the bar. The bar staff was really good, and the meal was wonderful. I had yellow fine tuna that was prepared very well and finished it with several glasses of wine... More 

Thank gsteinme
Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We are only in Columbia for one night. The ambience was warm and inviting, very cozy. We started with the beet salad and it was incredibly good. They split it on two plates, which I love. I had barbecue glazed salmon. It was cooked to perfection. My husband had the braised beef incredibly seasoned and melts in your mouth. Finished... More 

3 Thank Suzette K
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My niece and her husband and mother took me and my wife there for dinner for my birthday. It was our first visit. The wait was not too long, even with reservations and bar service was virtually impossible because too many people were being served meals in the bar. Drinks are quit pricey and far less than a mini-bottle. It... More 

Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Colas unique and changing chef inspired menu is awesome. Having to decide from daily specials is so hard. The waiters and waitresses present each special as though they create the menu with chef.

2 Thank dajrodriguez8
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was here with a group of about 15 business associates for cocktails and dinner. The staff was very attentive, solid appetizers, and the price fixe menu was excellent! I highly recommend their private room for a group of up to 25 or so.

1 Thank Keller_B
fort wayne, in
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a table of 8. The service was excellent and the restaurant has a very cool vibe to it. The food lived up to the service and atmosphere.

Thank maninmirror
El Reno, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Walked in not knowing much about the place. Was there with friends that are locals. Very nice place!! Great bar area and service. Food was awesome!!! Braised beef on cheese grits!!! Very well done!! Highly recommend!!

2 Thank Casketfiller

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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
US$31 - US$50
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?