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Tombo Grille

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American, Bar
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4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123 (Gamewell Drive)
+1 803-782-9665
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I went out for dinner at Tombo and I got the Duck Breast based on the recommendation of the staff. It was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was top-notch. I recommend it to all of my friends.

Thank Danny P
Columbia, South Carolina
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

I chose Tombo for my birthday dinner out with girlfriends. I had steak which was very well prepared and beautifully presented. My three friends had trouble finding something they liked on the menu so two ended up with a burger they didn't finish and the third ordered a salad with chicken added. It came last and without the chicken. They... More 

Thank Angela p
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I would have given this place five stars but for the ridiculously loud live band that was performing the night we dined here. You literally had to yell at the others in your party to make yourself heard over the din. Otherwise, the food was great, the service attentive and the prices affordable. They have nightly specials that include various... More 

2 Thank JustLurking
Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time tonight 8/31/13 based on tripadvisor reviews. We made a reservation and they had our table ready with waters and menus, which was great. The ambience... Not great. 90's interior and very bright. We had a table of 5. My husband had the Cornish hen (highly recommended by server ) and I had... More 

3 Thank Stacey G
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Local ingredients and fantastic atmosphere! The food was on another level than 95% of other restaurants we've been to in Cola. Newcastle braised short ribs were great and strawberry salad with goat cheese fritters was unexpected. What a treat we will absolutely be back!

2 Thank Jeff M
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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296 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Well, except this one is not only friendly and inviting, it is upscale with a menu full of delightful gastronomic delights. The chef works his magic with local food from the area. It is always fresh and flavorful. And, it is not all lah-de-dah - they have one of the best hamburgers in town. We go often and have yet... More 

2 Thank ACW2243
Brown's Pt, WA
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

I checked the ever helpful Trip Advisor ratings as we looked for a pre-op meal before becoming bionic with the great Dr. Gross and found Tombo, a huge surprise and delight in Columbia, SC. After decades of being depressed by the lack of fresh food in the south, things are a changin' for the better. The fried brussel sprouts and... More 

2 Thank kleinink
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

food was outstanding, original menu with southern touch, dessert was grilled pound cake...yum! liked that it was not stuffy and casual atmosphere, try it , u will be pleasantly pleased

1 Thank conch4me
Tupelo, Mississippi
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I hosted a group of business associates here in March and it couldn't have gone better. Food was great, service was excellent, atmosphere appropriately casual. The value was exceptional, as the final bill for a group of 12, including appetizers, salads, entrees and a drink or two apiece was less than $600. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank KevinMTate
Houston, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

My husband and grandson had the veal meatloaf and raved about it. This place would be a regular for us if we lived in Columbia.

1 Thank Mary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?