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5590 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-5000
+1 803-782-1183
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service good but food was bad. Steaks had a sour taste to them, Baked Potato was cold, had to ad sauce to the steak just to make them edible.

Thank gamecockred
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'd heard good things and their menu looked promising but the end result was not good. My burger looked bad and lacked taste, the sprouts were good. Sprouts shouldn't be the best part of your meal. My wife's chicken sandwich also looked bad but she said it tasted ok. Overall it just wasn't that great and it won't be a... More 

Thank Taylor V
Sylvania, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food was excellent and at a good price. The customer service was great. Would ea there again.thank you

Thank mbtemplin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It was delicious! I'm from Virginia and we have a Fatz there that was one of my weekly stops. I moved to South Georgia and was disappointed not to have one. Well, took a vacation to Columbia and there was one! I knew I had to go. Everything I remember four years ago came back. Friendly service and amazing food... More 

Thank Katrina B
Sebastian, Florida
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407 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

From the hot bread to start, to crispy salads and the perfectly cooked burgers we were very pleased. The server was great and we will stop at Fatz again.

Thank Jane T
Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I stopped by Fatz tonight for only the second time and was blown away by the service. I glanced at the menu and saw the Cali-bash chicken burger that looked great but I read it as Cali-bash Burger. Matthew, my server, came to the table to get the order and I glanced at the menu, noticing it said Chicken. I... More 

Thank Mark W
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Absolutely loved this restaurant! The service and food were both excellent. The cafe was clean and access was easy. Location was excellent.

Thank Kerry B
Sumter, South Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Ok lunch, a bit better than most of the chains. Wait staff was quite slow day we were there! Food good but nothing out of ordinary.

Thank quigley2013
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I never knew Fatzs had a special Sunday lunch menu. I had the fried chicken and the hubby had the fried steak. Both were amazing. I've always loved their steaks and ribs. But so glad I choose something new.

Thank Tracy B
Tampa Bay, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Traveling north from Florida to New York State, we stopped at a FATZ café, but it was late and we didn't get the full FATZ experience. This time, traveling south we made a stop in Columbia to overnight and hit this FATZ café. Our server was charming, and both hubby and I had yummy dinners of calabash chicken. The potato... More 

Thank CupOfTea4Me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5590 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-5000
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-1183
At FATZ, we serve your favorite American fare with a delicious twist. From steaks to seafood, treat your taste buds to the flavors of FATZ.FATZ is committed to the highest standards of fresh quality food preparation with the finest of ingredients.

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