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Carolina Buffet

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3122 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-2502
+1 803-661-7881
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First time dining and it was exactly what I was looking for. A plate full of all the country cooking side items. Excellent fried chicken. If you are looking for comfort food, do yourself a favor and try Carolina Buffet.

Thank JillFaran
Lexington, South Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always very tasty and has lots of choices on meats, veggies, and desserts. The service is above average. Parking is a little tricky because they are always packed. This is not "fine" dining. It's Sunday cooking!

Thank o2barichgirl
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Southern style buffet. Fried/Baked Chicken, Meatloaf, Catfish, BBQ, plus all the fixings. Awesome Chickin & Dumplings. Great Fried Squash. Menu changes each day of the week. Get there early for lunch or you will wait in line...

Thank Dale M
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

everything was absolutely amazing my favorite restaurant to eat at! the best country food in south Carolina hands down!!!!!

Thank Kayla M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Was a little disappointed with the food. We took some friends thinking they were going to love this place. Usually this place is real good but Friday night the food was not hot, chicken was dry, vegetables were cold even if you dug down to the bottom. Just suggest they make sure everything is tested for the food temperature in... More 

Thank 898charlesn
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. Very reasonable priced. Buffett and lemonade and tea is free. The fried chicken was great. The peach cobbler was perfect. Nice wait staff. Would stop again.

Thank 1771
West Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Carolina Buffet multiple times. It has always been good. If you like fried chicken, butter beans, cream potatoes, mac and cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, fish, desert and sweet tea. You will enjoy Carolina Buffet too!

Thank Meme107
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great! The butter beans melt in your mouth and the friend chicken was so moist! The homemade banana pudding was so good! Ya'll have to come and visit!

Thank Janice H
Lexington, South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been her several times. It really stays busy after Church on Sunday. My favorite is the rice n gravy, fried pork chops, and lima beans. You do eat using paper products and plastic utensils.

Thank Rickandpam2015
North Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My objective was to find a traditional American cafeteria and I had 5 people in my party, the place was packed. I paid ahead $54 and waited almost 45 minutes in a greenhouse of a waiting area, a large room with large pane windows. Older and handicapped people kept filing end, so common decency made us stand. I decided to... More 

Thank GregoryDee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3122 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-2502
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-661-7881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?