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Mr Friendly's New Southern

2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I travel to Columbia for work every few months & make sure I eat here every time. I have never had a bad dish here & always get great service. Definitely do not leave without getting the ham&collard green dip for an appetizer.

Thank Telicia J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food here always has a different spin to it. I am not a seafood eater, so I always go for one of their other dishes like Bronzed Pork Tenderloin or Special Burger for lunch. The lunch menu is less expensive but can be just...More

Thank katsy51
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are always soup, salad, entree specials that are truly desirable . . . have my favorites but also go with the specials too and am never disappointed. Everything is tasty, not over or under seasoned. Good wine selection and seasonal drink choices. Nice setting...More

Thank Gamecock0307
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't go out to eat often; but when I do, this is one of my favorite places. I'm a big fried catfish fan and Mr. Friendly's does it as good as it gets. My wife is not a big seafood fan but always loves...More

Thank Q3368UDjohnb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband, daughter and I met for lunch and it was as good as I remember as it's been two years since eating there. All but the seafood cakes (that tasted like salmon croquettes) were excellent. The garden fresh gazpacho is the best I've had, chilled...More

Thank evernie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WoW! My lunch was the "Best"! Fantastic asparagus soup with small dab of smooth-creamy goat!!! It was much better than the picture. The gold star winner was Low Country Grilled Chicken “Stack” with fried green tomatoes, applewood bacon pimento cheese, molasses-mustard bbq sauce along with...More

Thank DaddyOBest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit in a while. Went with my husband. We were seated quickly & the service was very good. The Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese was the right choice for an appetizer. I had the shrimp po boy & my husband had the oyster...More

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great farm to table type restaurant. Definitely will dine here again when I'm the area. The fried green tomatoes were divine. Wish more of the desserts were made in house.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was in Columbia with a friend for business last month. I had been to Mr. Friendly's several years ago with a group, so I wanted to give it a try once more and suggested it to my colleague as an option. Even though we...More

Thank JamesIslandTraveler
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were referred here by a local and I'm glad we went! The place was nice and the staff was great and the food was very good! I also had a mint-peach sweet tea martini and it was awesome. =) My hubby liked his scallops...More

Thank tkbebe2002
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2016|
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Response from Vee803 | Reviewed this property |
I have dined here for lunch only and was sat immediately both times. I am not certain about evening or weekend dining.
John R
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sissy B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would with advance notice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-7828
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