Columbia lunch suggestion

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  1. nlstanford

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    Buddy of mine is traveling through Columbia on his way to Daytona and looking for a lunch suggestion. I haven't been plugged in to the dining scene for the past 10 years, so I need some help.

    Looking for unique spots, doesn't need to be fancy. Hole in the wall is fine as long as the food is good. Past hits have been Rockaway and Yesterday's.

    Bonus points if you can suggest a specific "signature" dish.
     
  2. gamecockfan04

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    No Name Deli, Macs on Laurel, Carolina Buffet (West Columbia)
     
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    Spotted Salamander on Richland Street. Their lunch is off the chain
     
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    Dude, Lizards Thicket.
     
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    I think the pimento cheese burger at no name deli on Elmwood is fantastic.
     
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    LOL is that place still around?
     
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    Not so much the burger but the pimento chz is delicious!
    Ran into Aja Wilson and her family about a month ago there.
     
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    Gets worse and worse every time I go there, which is very seldom now. It's a shame used to be so good.
     
  10. northGAcock

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    DiPrato's on Pickens, Pawleys Front Porch in Five Points, or maybe Southern Belly BBQ. Just a few that come to mind.
     
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    Groucho's Lake Murray Boulevard, or Five Points
     
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    Actually Liberty Tap room by Lake Murray would be better... The food is good, but the lake view is better!!!
     
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    Zestos in West Columbia, best fried chicken around.
     
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    Devine cinnamon roll deli
     
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    Mr. Friendly's has great lunch specials...same food as served nightly, plenty big portions, and great wine deals. Tough to beat.
     
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    Buffet: Palemtto Pig (BBQ), Carolina Buffet (country food- family of people who ran Jacksons), Little Pig (BBQ and Country food)

    Little more upscale- Coa. Best Mexican food in the city/STATE IMO, been opened about two years now.. only opened for lunch for about 6 months the tortas are fire. (Sister restaurant to Salud out in Camden- also phenomenal)
     
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    No name deli
     
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    Zesto's in West Columbia - fired chicken that will knock his socks off... Zestoburger basket if no chicken... chocolate dipped cone of vanilla soft serve ice cream...

    Henry's on Devine... any burger is excellent...

    Mac's on Laurel - Double chili cheeseburger all the way - cut in half just so you can
    hold it.... you can't...

    Lizard's Thicket - Airport Blvd.- Meat and three - recommend the fried chicken.. (who ever said it was no longer any good, goes to the wrong one.)
     
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    I agree on Zesto's fried chicken.
     
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    929 Gervais, Korean place
     
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    Sub cabin just over the bridge in West Cola.
     
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    I don't know guys, I had fried chicken at The Thickett in Blythwood and it was as good as any I've had in a long time.
     
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    Blue Marlin for the best shrimp and grits in town.

    Baked potato soup and salad ( house dressing ) at California dreaming.

    Confederate fried steak with gravy at Yesterday's

    Vietnamese Bun at Golden Chopstix

    Labrasca's pizza is still the best

    Andy's turkey dip supreme

    Drake's Duck-in chicken sand
     
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    Diprato's

    Triple Decker Corned Beef Reuben
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    $9.95

    In house cooked corned beef brisket, layered between three grilled slices of rye bread with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing.
    order with pimento cheese and pita chips. Also get a side order of plantains with them slightly warmed. You'll thank me later.
     
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    Mr friendly's is the correct answer.

    Lizards thicket is trash now. The quality is way down the last few times I went
     
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    That place fed this poor college kid many times, sorry to hear it is in decline.
     
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    Somebody that's been to Spotted Salamander tell him I'm right :D
     
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    Midwood Smokehouse over by Fort Jackson love that place
     
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    No Name Deli. Since it is Wednesday, get the chicken mushroom soup and an egg salad sandwich. Damn I miss that place.
     
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    Did not know Sub Cabin was still open, what is address / location now ?
     
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    Warmouth
     
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    LT in Blythewood has not seen a decline in quality
     
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    I live in Blythewood and to me from when it opened to now it has always been bad.
    Last time I ate there my fried chicken salad had raw chicken on it.
    Everything tastes like it's from a can and the mashed potatoes tastes straight from a box.
     
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    Russell House on campus.
     
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    Check out Grouchos Deli. Parking is limited in five points but it's amazing. I get the STP. Be sure to get the 45 sauce too.

    Henry's also has good burgers and sandwiches on Devine
     
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    Solstice in NE Cola; Inakaya O’Neill Ct for sushi
     
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    Rockaway, Grouchos, Dipratos, Zesto. Stay away from inland BBQ.
     
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    Grouchos, yes.

    You don’t like BBQ? What BBQ do you like?
     
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    Nobody has mentioned Andy's Deli, so I will.
     

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