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Tombo Grille

££ - £££American,
4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
+1 803-782-9665
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
American, Bar
££ - £££
4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A glass of wine, exceptional salad, and the small plates - lobster pot pie and crab cakes - all combined with attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere, made for a perfect early dinner. We will be back.

Thank cjemeryjr
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We ate early and sat at the bar. Empanada appetizer was very good as well as the beet salad. Shrimp and grits were excellent, meatloaf was ok. Drink prices were quite reasonable. Keep an eye out for the location, you could miss it.

Thank Judy and Allan S
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to Tombo. I was immediately impressed with the sleek lines of the uncluttered dining room. After enjoying a crisp pear and blue salad I asked my server to pick a nice red wine to compliment my braised pork shank. Neither...More

1  Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We arrived late, about 9:30 for dinner. Not a problem at all... We were greated, seated, and treated, great even though arriving late in the evening. Many intriguing Tapas and Dinner choices. We had several Small Plates, wine, and Desert. All very good. Will deffinatly...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Squirreled away in a small shopping strip set back off Forest Drive is the little place, Tombo Grille. From the outside and from the name, it would be hard to know if it is a bar, a bar and grille, or a fine dining restaurant....More

1  Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This place is listed as American / bar on Trip Advisor but far exceeds any bar I’ve ever been to. My wife and I went here for Valentine’s Day and loved this place. Though they had a limited menu because it was Valentines the food...More

1  Thank Andrae B
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A really neat set up with a small bar and live music. I ordered something that I have never before ordered in a restaurant, and that was meatloaf. It was always something that I had at home but not while out. Many people were talking...More

1  Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were lucky to find this peaceful oasis during the craze of parents weekend. Quiet but not dead and a welcome change from the Vista. The beer choice were varied as well as the wine list. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with food...More

Thank ndm685
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We needed to find a decent place to eat for three after the solar eclipse and discovered Tombo Grille had a open slot at 7:45. We decided to give it a shot after reading the review and all I can say is "wow". We ordered...More

Thank Dan21042
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I ordered the salmon and it was melt-in-your-mouth good. A live band was playing. Our server was simply delightful! I look forward to eating their again.

Thank Christina A
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Piglet-CW | Reviewed this property |
I sat at the bar, but didn't find that there was a great deal of noise.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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