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The Root Cellar

420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
+1 803-359-5436
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to meet a friend at this local restaurant. It serves good old fashioned comfort food. We had their Southern Egg Rolls (pulled pork and pimento cheese with a barbecue sauce) which were delicious. I loved the sauce that came with them. We also...More

Thank cegemoore1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw the carrot cakes on the menu, I wanted to go here. So here we went! There are not bunches and bunches of items on the menu, but it was still difficult to decide on what to get. So, on a spur of...More

Thank Dananviv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We meet some friends here tonight. We had a variety of opinions on this establishment. The Southern Egg Rolls we're great, the crab cakes we're average at best, one steak was sent back it was so bad, the other meals were just so so...not bad...More

Thank SCTexan
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Have had hit or miss experience working this place so was pleased that this was a good visit except for the service which was inattentive. Always enjoy the chicken livers which they usually serve medium rare but today I was in the mood for extra...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Good food and generous serving size. They could use better AC! It was hot outside and inside. The banana pudding pound cake was just soso.

Thank Imogene T
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Very good meals and polite employees. We all agreed we will be back. Strongly recommended. I believe I provided what I feel was an good review. The last two sentences are because Trip Advisors believes I need to write a hundred letters minimum.

Thank Raymond U
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Expensive for a menu that is pretty close to the Lizard's Thicket with a bar (but ranked BELOW Lizard's Thicket on TA in Lexington) ... and noisy? OMG! It is a family place with no shortage of screaming kids on a Friday evening. If that...More

Thank SteveJames_in_SC
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

First of all, the food is deliscious. Second, the service was severely lacking. 10 minutes after we were seated a server showed up. Two of us ordered soup, the server that brought it forgot our spoons. When I went to the kitchen to get one...More

Thank Goldwingtriker
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My wife & I enjoyed another visit to the Root Cellar. Their app of fried okra is great & mu buttermilk fried chicken breast with gravy was wonderful. The service was adequate & the carrot cake pretty good, not great. We’ll definitely return.

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a quiet and fresh made lunch. The beef tips for lunch were cooked medium rare as requested. The rice was well cooked and the fried okra was frozen but better than expected bought from US foods.

Thank james e
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 803-359-5436
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