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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (35 reviews)
“cornbread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun just reading all the southern dishes on the menu. The food was quite good, but not great. The service was great & the prices very good.

Thank humguy32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here on the way home. Got there around 11:30, the crowd was not there yet. The food was amazing, home cooked meals. A large variety of food. Would definitely go back.

Thank monica l
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We selected this restaurant after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and it was convenient to our hotel. It was quite busy, and obviously popular with the locals. The menu was extensive and we selected meat loaf that was the "special" for the day. It was...More

Thank eyenurseFlorida
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We were just in town for the night and wanted to try something local. I found some good reviews and decided to check it out. My husband and I were raised in a tiny town in Tennessee, so I think we know our way around...More

Thank MdtLove1218
Reviewed 26 September 2017

So. This particular Lizards Thicket is closed for remodeling. Many more to choose from in Columbia SC. We ate at one near the botanical garden. Not too far away.

Thank jim_albright
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were told this was authentic southern food. I am not real familiar with what that means because I have never had the "real deal". I will say that after my family and I ate there we were very impressed. The price was reasonable and...More

Thank joenewell
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Service was very good. We had the chicken fingers and I found them to be salty. The portions are large. The cheesy potatoes are good. The menu is very big and has many choices.

Thank xuxuverde
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Had a family brunch with my cousins who live in Columbia, Had not seen in years. Food was good each person ordeed their own off menu. Good service for our group and great place to meet and eat with friends or alone.

Thank James B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Stopped by for a family meal after watching the eclipse. The food is usually very good but it was just fair this particular day. Perhaps the crowd and the excitement of the eclipse slowed everyone down. The roasted chicken I had seemed tough but the...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The best vegetables, meats and soups. The whole staff is extremely friendly! The price is so reasonable.

Thank SouthSal
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Anonymous P
3 May 2015|
Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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