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Mr Friendly's New Southern

2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
+1 803-254-7828
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pimento cheese” (42 reviews)
“fried oysters” (28 reviews)
“moon pie” (5 reviews)
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2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for Lunch coming back into town from a business trip. I had the Seafood Gazpacho which was Amazing! Then I ordered the signature shrimp & grits and they were to die for. My business partner had the hot soup and then ordered the...More

Thank Tanya C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a go to place for me on a regular basis. I always get a bowl of taster totsmfrmthe table. The menu is southern but not just an unhealthy southern. There is a good selection of entrees salads and sandwiches a.ong with specials. The...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Very noisy, food was cold. We picked this restaurant because of its trip advisor rating. The room was very noisy at lunch, and I could not talk to the people beside me at the table. I had the daily special trout, with grits and succotash....More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Nice ambiance. My friend and I tried the coconut shrimp appetizer. I had the halibut special and she had the famous meatloaf. Food and service were great!

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Found this place through Trip Advisor and it was great. Very friendly staff and great menu selections. The caramel banana pie was to die for. Lots of art on the walls which are also for sale. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We met two former students for lunch a little after 1PM. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the almost Spring weather. The four of us ordered Charleston Chicken Salad, Chicken and Grits, Salmon Croquettes with creole slaw and Oyster Po Boy with sweet corn...More

Thank sbtoll
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife & I returned for the first time in 6 months or so & as in our previous visits, everything was superb. They have valet parking & we did not have to wait since we arrived early. The wine list is excellent with good...More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Went out to get groceries for dinner, but the fried oysters at Mr. Friendly's beckoned and I heeded the call. Followed great oysters with special bass with crayfish. Ate at bar and had great time, as always.

Thank dceddy
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My wife and I and two other couples had dinner last night at Mr. Friendly's. It had been a while since we had dinner here, but we were not disappointed. I had the Bronzed Carolina Mahi-Mahi & Fried Oysters special that was served with andouille...More

Thank Brion K
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Regular at Mr. Friendly’s. Went tonight, it was again outstanding. Some restaurants get old and tired after awhile. Not Mr. Friendly’s. Great oyster appetizer, especially good “Friendly” salad and two fine entrees. Wonderful wine & cocktail. Didn’t have dessert, to full. Good time for all....More

Thank Zen2Zen
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Christina A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Vee803 | Reviewed this property |
I have dined here for lunch only and was sat immediately both times. I am not certain about evening or weekend dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-7828
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