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Cola's Restaurant

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1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121 (Lady Street)
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Columbia, SC
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very impressed with our wait server, very personable. My only reason for the 4 out 5 is for the braised beef. It was incredibly delicious, especially the gravy. However, more than half of it was soft white fat, which was very disappointing. For the price, I expected it to be more meaty. Was very impressed with the grits and carrots... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went for a business dinner. We all had something off the daily specials menu. We all ooed and aahed over all of the dishes. The selection of wine is really good and the waiter was eager without being overbearing. I wish we had saved room for desert but I actually took some of my meal home for dinner the... More 

Thank Debbie G
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Two parts to this review. Part 1 - The food was excellent. Fried oysters were delicious. Poached pear salad was delicious. Trout was delicious. My darling's comments were the same. These folks know how to cook professionally. Part 2 - The experience of dining here makes you feel like something good is going on in your life. Servers are your... More 

Thank Mwmvar
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had enjoyable time with friends. Good food and good atmosphere! Very welcoming! We arrived late for our reservation, but the restaurant was very accommodating. I have been here a number of times and never been disappointed. I would highly recommend any one of their signature entrées. Wine selection was not memorable but we did enjoy every single bottle! 😎smaller groups... More 

Thank MJ H
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good! Excellent customer service! Food was very good we had shrimp dumplings for appetizer and spiced chicken with braised green and mac n cheese for entree!

Thank Alli B
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We never have a bad meal at Colas! My husband loves the oyster shots with jalapeño infused vodka. Great seared tuna.

Thank Mackenzie K
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Cola's as always. We had the crispy calamari & hummus trio. I would recommend both. The barbecue salmon is SO good!!! The atmosphere is great as is the service. I also recommend making reservations.

Thank Leslie F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for graduation. Made a reservation well in advance for dinner. Everyone was as sugary as Sweet tea but when we arrived early we were told we would have to wait, when we asked if we could add two people to the reservation again we were told NO. I would understand if they were crowded but I counted more... More 

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Elloree, SC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has potential. The menu is moving towards great. Service was on par and my specialty blood orange martini was excellent. Had dinner here with my husband for the first time about 6 weeks ago. We enjoy nice restaurants and have been to many. He ordered the 16 oz NY strip. Priced at $38, it should be killer. It... More 

1 Thank Jepimai
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137 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a chance, from a list of hotel suggestions, decided to drop in for dinner. Great choice! We were seated almost immediately even without reservations, was not a weekend, and in a quieter room. Loved the real feel to a repurposed building. OK: now the food: all time favorite of this yankee girl is shrimp and grits when I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
    (Lady Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus station 50 feet from Cola"s front door.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-451-0051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?