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Tombo Grille

££ - £££
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, live music. What more can you ask for? This spot is very close to my home and a local favorite. You can never go wrong with the cozy, neighborhood feeling at Tombo. You can have something as simple as a flatbread pizza, or as upscale as you like. Always great seasonal fresh ingredients. Great for cocktails... More 

Thank Leah B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant via a google search and was able to make a reservation using Open Table. Our meal of meatloaf and shrimp and grit was tasty. Nice craft beer selection. Very polite wait staff. Reservations recommended.

Thank 143kuzzy
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting family in Columbia and they suggested to have dinner there. We were not disappointed. I had the salmon with purple cauliflower and some other vegetables. It was amazing. Others at the table all tried different items and loved their selections . My family goes there frequently and said that they have always enjoyed their food. Lucky us... More 

Thank bobbi2708
Blythewood, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I joined my son and his finance' to celebrate his birthday last night at this restaurant. It ended up being a great memorable evening. It was a Monday and the restaurant's Burger and Beer Night. They had a duo with a guitar and holiday music. The place was full with many seated at the bar listening to... More 

1 Thank 50Crabbysam
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205 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered several appetizers with happy hour prices. My fiance loved the fried brussel sprouts with ranch dressing! There were a lot of them and I am not a fan of sprouts. Then we shared the mac n cheese with fried pork belly on top which was really good. We both loved the Smoked salmon rangoon which I will be... More 

Thank Gagal
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

First time to Columbia other than to drop off my son at college. We were looking for a place to take him for dinner and found this place and made a reservation. They sat us right away. There was nice seating outside too and the bar was great looking. We ordered some cocktails and they were very good. We ordered... More 

Thank Paco1926
Columbia, South Carolina
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

the food was good, but for what they charge, it should have been MUCH better. And when the party I was with ordered several bottles of (the same) wine, the prices seemed to magically go up.

Thank David P
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This little known, small restaurant gets better with every visit. The food selections are excellent, with both specials and regular menu items. Although the special on a pizza is cheap, it could have more flavor. The only negative was a new server who really never comprehended what a diner needed, even when asked.

Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Crab cakes are superb! Presentation Is excellent with the homemade succotash. Cheese plate is good but not a fan of the crackers served with the assorted cheeses. Shrimp and grits are best in town. Was pleased the tails were removed before serving.

Thank evernie
Lexington, South Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Small place but great food. Service could have been a bit more efficient but otherwise worth the visit. The fried Brussels sprouts are the best!! I had the very tasty shrimp and grits. Can do without the green peppers. Partner had a perfectly cooked and delicious pork chop. We will be back!

Thank bearcubnsc

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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?