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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
+1 803-794-4652
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (43 reviews)
“fried chicken” (70 reviews)
“dipped cones” (10 reviews)
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American, Fast food
504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here several times throughout my time in Columbia and I've never had a bad meal here. Always fast service and fresh food. Definitely a mainstay in West Columbia!

Thank ciscokkpsi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here after the eclipse for a soft-serve ice cream cone. What can you say? They have soft-serve ice cream. It's delicious and refreshing. The service was fast and courteous. Nothing wrong with that!

Thank cbozman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a sweet night cap. Zesto is the deal. Soft serve done quickly in an old school manner. They have other food burgers fries etc. lots of people getting all different food off of menu. Get a picture of the big cone! Need to...More

Thank BigHungryAsian
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Zesto's is an institution in the West Columbia/Cayce area and anyone who lives in those parts and says they don't like it is lying! Zesto's lunch crowd starts at around 11 a.m. and doesn't end until around 1:30, and dinner crowd arrives around 4 and...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Zesto and the big Ice Cream Cone is a staple in the West Columbia area. Great food, excellent family atmosphere and lots of fun. Let someone else do the cooking tonight.

Thank Cheri B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our favorite is the boasted chicken. Oh, burgers and slaw too. Ice cream is giant cone soft serve; be sure and get chocolate dipped!

Thank 796reneae
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Pretty good fried chicken, large portions, great slaw! I didn't grow up in the area but the locals hyped this place and I wasn't disappointed. Great for large family meals.

Thank Ariel K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Zesto has been in this same location since 1949. They serve hamburgers, fries, fried chicken and really great shakes and soft serve ice cream. The chicken and the ice cream are excellent. Hamburgers and fries are nothing to write home about. If your coming to...More

Thank mjswansona
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Been going here since I remember! Love the food. Always consistent! Banana milkshake is tha bomb ! Cheeseburger basket with fries is my go to ! Also the chocolate shell dipped ice cream cones !

Thank golda k
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This place seems to be in a 1950s time warp. We had burgers with fries and slaw and fried chicken and shakes and soda and oh WOW was it good! Service was friendly and fast (and patient with out-of-towners like us who had never been)....More

Thank palmetto1968
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-4652
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