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Mr Friendly's New Southern

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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother graduated basic training, so we went to trip advisor for ideas on food. What a great choice! This food was simply amazing. I had the buffalo shrimp po boy. My son had catfish and mashed potatoes. The food was excellent.

Thank Cliffton W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been fans and frequent customers since the beginning. The level of service and food cannot be beat. There are good choices for every appetite. The name fits as this is a very friendly and happy place to be.

Thank ashlin p
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I found this restaurant last year when we came up to Columbia for a football game. I couldn't wait to come back and took my dad this past weekend for dinner after another game. We were seated immediately (last year we had a bit of a wait, but you can always call ahead and check on that).... More 

Thank Christa5285
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard this was one of the best restaurants in Columbia and have been trying to eat there for the past couple years while visiting my son at USC. My husband got the fried chicken and it was crispy but was very bland. My pork tenderloin was fine but I wasn't crazy about the sauce - just kinda average. The... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant has been changing its menu and taking things off that have been on since its opening. Not a good move for the regulars. Now the food is only mediocre.

Thank Binky_610
Barnegat, New Jersey
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I am on business in Columbia Sc and like to try different restaurants each time I am I town. I saw good reviews so I thought I would give it a try. I had a yellow fun snapper with rice and a slaw. The fish was done to perfection. I will definitely be back. Next time I am in town.

Thank jvleeuw
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213 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Talked my friends into eating here since it is rated number three in all of Columbia. It didn't disappoint! Everyone loved it. Great selection of foods with a southern flair. I had a peach mustard glazed salmon with sautéed vegetables and grits. Others had meatloaf, catfish and tuna. Service was stellar and prices were very reasonable. Great selection of foods,... More 

Thank Rodney B
New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Really enjoyed our meals here. We were seated immediately. Staff was friendly and efficient. The place is small and comfortable. The menu has a nice flare to it and thoroughly enjoyed my salmon as well as the crab cake appetizer. We enjoyed it so much we tried their sister restaurant the next day for lunch (Solstice Kitchen) which was equally... More 

Thank PatA222
Ladson, South Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was really excited to visit this restaurant due to all the great word of mouth positive comments. Also, I always look forward to having any meal that includes collards. After reading their menu online, I was certain that the "ham hock collards". would be the ultimate pairing to my grilled chicken and mashed potato entree. Boy, was I wrong!... More 

Thank s0uthernc0uple
Montgomery, AL
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We sat outside and enjoyed the fragrance of tea olives. My husband and I decided to take a break from driving and went here for lunch. He had a nice, spicy Bloody Mary while I had a $4 glass of rose. We bought ordered the fried flounder with creamy grits and creole slaw. Everything was delicious! We got two portions... More 

Thank LakeLoafer

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?