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Drake's Duck-In

1544 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
+1 803-799-9290
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1544 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had lunch here today. The place is dirty and the bathroom is filthy without soap or paper towels and a burnt out bulb. @ people besides me in the restaurant and about 7-8 employees. The food was great as well as the server on the...More

Thank smokeyellow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 5 people. 3 people ordered on 1 register. 2 on the other. The 3 people ordered first. Breaded chicken sandwich with mayo pickle lettuce tomato 5$ lunch leg wing thigh. Grilled chicken sandwich with mayo n pickle. 2 other people ordered the 5$...More

Thank william6969
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Was with a group, 6 of us. Granted it was early for lunch (11:15) but that should not have been a reason for the rudeness of the lady behind the counter when we began to order our food. Food was okay (Chick Fil A and...More

Thank dq552017
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I had the Chicken Filet Sandwich which was exceptional with pickles and mayo on top. Big, substantial sandwich! I also got the chicken salad sandwich which actually wasn't nearly as good, but the Filet Sandwich definitely made up for it. Service was polite and the...More

Thank samhgreenspan
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Duck-In is a Columbia landmark. Their fried chicken is not only delicious, but the prices are fantastic.

Thank SCC1992
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Been going there since the 1970's. I think it changed owners and now it's dirty, the staff was unfriendly, the place lost it's way. Not going back.

Thank PhaserOnFull
Daniel B, Owner at Drake's Duck-In, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we are sorry you had a bad experience. We will address your concerns and we hope you will chalk it up as an off day and try us again soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Simply the best chicken sandwhich you will eat. Diner atmosphere. Great handmade biscuts every morning. Best Chicken Biscuts anywhere. Great sausage biscuts. Add a tomatoe and mustard for a change of pace. Good for breakfast. Try a sausage biscuit with tomato and mustard for a...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good food for lunch on a Saturday before heading to Columbia Museum of Art. Tried several other places but they were closed on Saturdays. Tried Mellow Mushroom but walked out due to slow service (which is their norm). Awesome chicken sandwiches, tenders and fried chicken.

Thank PaulBeve
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place evokes the good memories of the local "greasy spoon" restaurant. We had burgers and chicken salad sandwiches. This is a welcome break from the normal fast food or expensive restaurants in the area.

Thank drdon100
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I've seen this place literally all my life and had the opportunity to go. I got the chicken sandwich. It put any chickfila sandwich to shame. It has an old school vibe that is almost rare to find these days. I highly recommend this place...More

Thank Gaineya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1544 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-9290
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