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Thirsty Fellow

) #10 of 796 Restaurants in Columbia €€ - €€€ American, , Pizza
621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
+1 803-799-1311
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (78 reviews)
“french dip” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way from Atlanta to home.... the restaurant is clean, up to date and very appealing. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and confident. We had pizza and a salad they were EXCELLANT!! Best of all was Kelly our...More

Thank segparrot
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kind review. I'll share your review with Kelli, and we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on trip advisor. This place was awesome. Parking can be a challenge but we had great service. We got the Gorgonzola chips as an appetizer. They were amazing. Then my husband and I shared the $13 small pizza with salad special. The small...More

Thank Brooke P
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you found us and enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Light meal at 6:30 on a Tuesday for two. Menu is pizza and sandwiches. No reservation, seating wait 10 minutes. Ordered lettuce wedge and "philly Steak" sandwich. Waitress said that sides came with the sandwich. Ordered french fries. Sandwich was tiny and did not have...More

Thank MRRomanSC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home from Myrtle Beach; we looked on trip advisor! This place seemed amazing, so we chose to give it a try....It was close to downtown and some of the college campuses! The layout and outdoor dining was great! Pizza, Salads, Appetizers and...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Love their chicken tenders and fish and chips. Always busy which is a good sign. Good variety on their menu.

Thank 976helend
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We're glad you enjoyed our chicken fingers and fish and chips. The chicken fingers are one of my favorite choices. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Had heard some good things about Thirsty Fellow and we decided to stop in late afternoon after an appointment downtown. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside on the deck. The food was great! My wife enjoyed a small pizza with ham &...More

Thank champion27
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your first trip to Thirsty Fellow and look forward to you returning soon.

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Thirsty Fellow is a great place to hang out. We went for a late lunch on the porch. The beer was good as were the wings. Their Philly cheesesteak exceptional.

Thank Maria G
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Our Philly sandwich is our top-selling sandwich. I'm glad you tried it. And our deck is a popular spot. Come back again soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We came here for Professional Administrative Day. This place is very eccentric with the encyclopedias and romance novels and different books located in the walls. Reminds me of an rustic, vintage library. The atmosphere was very cozy and the food was so delicious. They offer...More

Thank QueAliyah
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Thirsty Fellow. Come back again soon and try some of our other offerings!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick dinner on a college visit to USC. Good selection. Food was good. Good location. Great covered patio.

Thank Lisa M
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We're glad you enjoyed it. And USC is a good college choice as well!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came here on a Friday night at 5:30 and had to wait about 45 minutes. They have a lot of high tables but we were lucky enough to get a booth along the back wall where is was a little quieter. The waitress was...More

1  Thank GBruz
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks so much. Do you know who your waitress was? I'll share your kind words with her.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-1311
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Located by the University of South Carolina, we are a full service restaurant and bar open 7 days/week. Casual atmosphere, dining room and covered deck, close to USC athletic activities and concerts at the Colonial Life Arena and Koger Center.
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