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Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
+1 803-779-6407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by the office at the rv park we are staying. OMG! What a treat! Fast service, very friendly and accommodating staff AND, all the food was fresh and tasty. Portions were large. The desserts sounded very good but we had so...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This local place now has 15 locations. Lot's of good fried stuff like their specialty of fried chicken. But they also have healthier options like grilled as well. Salads and many vegetables are available. Reasonably priced. A nice southern fare restaurant for the family. Take...More

Thank monkeybig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a great breakfast. You can even get a small plate with one egg. You can get flounder for breakfast! Their breakfast is amazing. We liked it so much that we went again on our way home from our vacation in Columbia and ate...More

Thank Sadie B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A real special restaurant serving southern food. This is a really nice spot, great food and superb service.

Thank 9,095
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I like the atmosphere of Lizard's Thicket as it is relaxed and comfortable. They offer a good variety of southern entrees. I have had better tasting food in smaller "meat and three" diners. However, for a city dining location, this can be an adequate choice.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Don't expect anything out of the ordinary beyond a southern country restaurant. The good things: Very friendly service and quite family friendly. Beyond the good: Food is okay, although the "famous" chicken (as claimed for 35 years) was rather average or maybe below (too dry)....More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We are stopping overnight in Columbia, SC. Decided to try something local...saw this place. Inside is so-so...lotta locals there. I ordered the Fried Chicken (their most ordered for 35 years) and it was dry and uninteresting. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and the gravy was...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I ordered fried flounder, candied yams, and squash casserole. I have no complaints whatsoever. The food temperature was good. The fish was golden in color and fried perfectly. The squash casserole was tasty and the candied yams curved my sweet tooth.

Thank Pastor Tonya H
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband decided to stop in here to eat while out of town. It has an old school country restaurant vibe to it and the food was all home cooked and amazing as well. I had the fried pork chop with different kinds...More

Thank AmairasMommy07
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I used the 356togo.com site to order from here for delivery to my hotel. Good move.I got the catfish w/ 3 vegetables: collards, creamed corn and yams. 2 cornbread muffins came with it. I ordered a coke and some pecan pie for desert. This is...More

Thank Jim O
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Anonymous P
2 May 2015|
Response from Sara K | Property representative |
We have 14 locations in Columbia, SC and 1 in Florence, SC. Visit our website to get a full list of locations and addresses. Either our 1712 W. Palmetto Street, Florence SC location or 2240 Airport Blvd. West Columbia, SC... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6407
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