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“Excellent food and worth the wait”

Ms. Kim's Fish & Chicken Shack
Ranked #78 of 414 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Not the fastest restaurant since the chicken is cooked when you order, but there was a line with plenty of people waiting on to-go orders so we grabbed a table. It was worth the wait for the GG Combo: chicken, catfish, collard greens, and mac and cheese plus an extra side of green beans. WOW. No tartar sauce was served, but no sauce was needed on that perfect fish. The collard greens had a hint of vinegar just like the deep south and the mac and cheese was perfectly cooked.

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Thank Raymond J
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had lunch at Ms. Kim's. Wife and I both had catfish fillet dinner. Catfish was good. Hush puppies were good. All the sides were tasty. Was welcomed as we entered the establishment and drink orders were soon filled. Did not wait long to order and did not wait long for the food. There was only 1 server, but she did an excellent job.

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Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

My daughter & son in law introduced me to Miss Kim's last week. We got there before the dinner rush so not crowded and service was GREAT. And the food was the best. I had the shrimp dinner with red beans & rice and fried okra. So delicious! This is NOT a health food place but the best soul food around. Will be back the next time I'm in town.

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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Ohhhhh, this is sooo good soul food.
Now, the selection is a bit limited. Chicken or catfish but the taste. . .yum.

They fry to order so plan on it taking a good 15-20 minutes and the decor is great inside but you won't even find a sign. . . yet.

The sides are universally good. Corn is fried. Collards aren't too soggy and green beans are loaded with flavor.

But it is the chicken. It rivals Gladys Knights' and so many other more "famous" Southern classics and beats Strouds in Kansas City which is quite a feat itself. Chicken is juicy but not the least bit greasy. The fry isn't overwhelming but well spiced. In fairness, it isn't terribly spicy which I like but the overall package is the best in town.

Eat in. It just tastes better. Save room for cobbler which they call lazy mama cake. It may be better than the chicken. But why choose? Just save room or shove it down. You'll thank me.

The only thing better than the food is the people who serve and make it. It feels like you just walked into Kim's kitchen and are family.

Impressive in all regards. Just wish the location was somewhere else in Columbia.

Welcome to the new "it" in Columbia.

Thank Rich K
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Horrible visit. Waited to be waited on for OVER 45 minutes. Not exaggeration. Walked out.....Very sad...at least four others walked out when I did.

Thank Douglas G
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