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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

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818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a warning this is not a four star restaurant; but worth a try If you want a taste of southern cooking. Good food and friendly service. Breakfast is even better.

Thank Natasha B
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a late Sunday morning breakfast here yesterday. Service was quick and efficient. I had the Country Fried Steak meal, which included 2 eggs, country apples, and toast. My friend had the Breakfast Sampler, which had eggs, country ham, bacon, sausage, and toast. We both enjoyed our meals & also the low bill price at the end.

Thank BamaGrandslammer
Asheville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fell into this local chain when street in front of fancy restaurant we were aiming to visit was closed due to a parade. Menu a throwback to an earlier era - Meat and 3 for lunch/dinner and large number of breakfast options. Not remotely fancy or gourmet but good solid food and great service by a waitress who said she... More 

Thank dmcnslt
Greer, South Carolina
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good country eating of meat and 3 vegies. Great selection to choose from and always good. Good size portions, good staff, food brought fast and was hot and good. Great pricing and good for families also. I have never had a bad meal here and I have been coming for 20 years.

Thank William C
Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled from Augusta to Columbia in a group of 20 people to attend a play in Fort Mill, South Carolina. This was my first time eating at this restaurant. The breakfast is similar to what you would expect if you were from the south (grits, biscuits, coffee, a choose of link sausage, patty sausage, or fish). The service was... More 

Thank gbfromga
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With my mother in hospital after open heart surgery this place was a great find. I needed homecooked food and this was next to homecooked food as it can get.

Thank AKADiamondkut15
Orillia, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting menu to choose from - 1 meat and choice of 1, 2 or 3 vegetables or just vegetables. My fried chicken was crispy, moist and served hot. Fish was large quantity and not overcooked. Southern style.

Thank 73Pepper
Euless, Texas
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this lunch. Cooked right, great flavor. Off the highway. Quick in and out. Bone in filet of chicken bummed my kiddo out. Other than that is was fine.

Thank BRcircle
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last Friday night, 3/3/17. We were a group of six -- four adults, one teen, and one 11 year old child. Everyone ordered something different. We tried the grilled chicken breast, the ham steak, fried flounder, catfish, chicken tenders, and hamburger. And we all ordered different sides from the grilled veggies to the pickled beets. We all agreed... More 

Thank CarolinaGirl19
Greenville, South Carolina
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352 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been around for awhile and they stick with what they know. Good Southern breakfasts, with special options (fried catfish, chicken fried steak). Good "meat and three" lunches and dinners. Come hungry.

Thank Phillip K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407

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