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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grits” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I enjoyed the Southwest Black Bean burger with Succotash,the Beef Tips salad, the Seafood Bouillabaisse, and Mimosas. Great food on one of the best front porches in Columbia. Great service and reasonable prices.

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. I took my supervisor and a group of coworkers from multiple states to Mr. Friendly's for dinner. A group that large was a little overwhelming for the staff initially, but after some adjustments it was a great meal.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met another couple for dinner the Saturday of Memorial Day. Service was excellent and the food was terrific. We started with the black eyed pea cakes and cocktails. I had the mustard herb encrusted chicken. We also ordered the daily fish special and the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Mr. Friendly's and would have gone back if time permitted. We had a short wait for a table, but the service was fast and friendly. This restaurant lives up to its name!

Thank vlgtampa2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bit of trouble locating it, but the other reviews were spot on, service slowed down some as the place got busy. I'm told the fried green tomatoes are better at another local eatery.

Thank objets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For meeting friends or family, this is our place - especially Monday night meatloaf, moon pie and half-price wines....

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was very good, the food the service were both spot on. The ladies both had the Cesar salad one with blackened chicken and one with blackened shrimp, and I had the Spicy blackened chicken sandwich with jalapeños and spicy salsa. Everything was delicious and...More

Thank koleary89
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Mr. Friendly's is a comfortable, casual spot - conveniently located near the University and the City's Five Points district.

Thank HbgSC
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always delicious "farm to table" taste...fresh, delicious flavors abound!! Staff are always pleasant, too.

Thank kara p
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Always a great place. Not large place and getting stable can be tough. But if you get a table you will have a great meal and nice time.

Thank bebeep405
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Nearby Attractions
Gervais Street Bridge
17 reviews
.63 km away
University of South Carolina
343 reviews
.94 km away
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
46 reviews
1.16 km away
Five Points
82 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it hard to get a table?
25 April 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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.
John R
Would they seat 15 people?
4 April 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Sissy B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would with advance notice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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