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Tombo Grille

€€ - €€€American,
4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
+1 803-782-9665
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar
€€ - €€€
4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

I started coming to this restaurant over three years ago when my daughter was a freshman at the University of SC. At the time, I felt it was an oasis in a restaurant desert. Since then, I have discovered some good older restaurants and new...More

Thank Mary Ellen L
Reviewed 19 October 2014

My Wife and I went here for my birthday. Atmosphere is OK. Maybe a bit tired. I have seen some say the restaurant is bright. I actually felt is was kind of dark. We stopped in without having reservations on Tuesday and were promptly seated....More

Thank Toddb62
Reviewed 29 September 2014

During busy university weekends, the usual restaurants in the Vista and Five Points are crowded and booked. I was happy to read the reviews of Tombo Grille on tripadvisor and decided to try it and avoid the downtown restaurants. I am so glad we did...More

1  Thank mcham23
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This was a great restaurant--a bit pricey since the meals were fish and meat, but they were delicious and quite worth the money. You can sit outside or in, and drinks were also very nice. We sat outside and the atmosphere was relaxed--the service was...More

1  Thank Shelah B
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We have eaten at Tombo several times and the food and service is always top notch! They have great specials everyday along with a great menu, the bone in pork chop is my favorite. They use local ingredients and everything is homemade.I would recommend Tombo...More

1  Thank travy417
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I really enjoy the atmosphere, staff, and of course the food! Monday's are my favorite night because of the burger special ($9 + a beer) and I love the live music. My next favorite thing here is the pork chop AMAZING! Everyone is so nice...More

1  Thank letsgoonvaction
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Service was poor at best . $9 glass of wine was about 2ounces. When we commented, a second 2 ounces glass was delivered with "attitude". Pizza Crust was premade - cardboardlike. "Sauce" was canned tomato paste. Burger was ordered "medium - warm pink", but was...More

1  Thank sue e
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Excellent!!! Great menu. Fresh and delicious. Atmosphere was like a bistro. Monday night specials were great

Thank NancyKAYPhillips
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I have eaten at Tombo several times when I lived in Columbia. It is a local restaurant that has its menu designed with use of local in-season ingredients. I met friends and family there last Thursday night. Jake was the server. The staff has always...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great food and Jake did a superb job on a busy night taking care of our table. Others worked with him to give super service. Drinks were refreshed and the food was great. This was my second visit and it was worth the drive from...More

Thank dcseny
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Response from Piglet-CW | Reviewed this property |
I sat at the bar, but didn't find that there was a great deal of noise.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
    (Gamewell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-9665
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