Reviews of East Bay Deli - Columbia (Catering)

1426 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

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At present the firm gets a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 and that score was based on 416 reviews.

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This Catering is classified in the category of Deli.

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REVIEWS OF East Bay Deli - Columbia IN South Carolina

M Hickey

Fast service and really good food. Have never had a problem finding a place to sit

Allaina Johnson

This is a beautiful location. The food was great and the staff were friendly. Would definitely go to this location again. College and business area. Busy location with quick service.

Lori Vick


Levon Gantt

Great sandwiches. Even better Desserts!!

Kendric Boykin

This is one of my favorite downtown spots. I love the gyro, tried chicken wrap, and the East Bay burger.

David Edwards

This is an outstanding place with a wide variety of different foods. My personal recommendations are the double cheeseburger, the salad bar, and the enormous cakes and cheesecakes they display. It's s little pricier than similar options, but totally worth it for lunch or dinner on occasion. The location is West Columbia is much the same, but I like the arrangement of that physical location somewhat better than this one.

Darius Micheals

Tried East Bay for the first time today, and I really enjoyed the food and experience. It's a little bit of a walk from my job, but well worth it for how delicious it was. Definitely will be coming again.

JoAnne Sharp

Great location! Excellent service & food. Large portions too!


Their burgers are huge I'm very tasty

Susan Smith

Good food!! Good customer service!!

Audrey Wearing

Broccoli spud was horrible. I was very disappointed!

crystal cooper

Best salad bar! Very clean! Great changeover. Not been sitting out there. Great selection!

Rosanna Haribance

Can never go wrong here. I've had the chef salad, French dip, chili, devil's cheesecake, and chocolate cake. My taste buds are continuously and consistently pleased when I come to this restaurant. I'm usually thinking about the food days after I've eaten it. It's worth the money!

John Green

Great place for fast, freshly made, fairly inexpensive food. This picture is the Western omelet, toast and I chose fruit instead of the hash browns... for less than $7? Done!

V Moore

First and it was great, That buttermilk chicken biscuit was sickkkkkk!

Jane Leduc

Had lunch here. Our 1st time to Columbia. Very good. Had turkey on a croissant. Very interesting atmosphere. Lines were a bit ling but moved quickly. Plenty of tables. Average price

Aiden sm

I loved

Sarah Claire Mullis

I enjoyed my food at East Bay, but I was extremely disappointed that even though I chose to eat-in instead of take my food to-go, I was still served my food and beverage in single-use plastic containers instead of real dishes/cups. In addition, only plastic silverware was available. I prefer to eat in restaurants that value not only quality of the food but also how it is served. I would love to eat here again but will not as long as single-use plastics are a part of the experience. Purchasing reusable bowls, cups, and silverware would save the restaurant money long-term, and the amount of waste produced by this establishment would be significantly less. Thank you for your time and consideration.

J 3

The sandwich was mediocre. I would not recommend.

Reyhan Miller

Wide selection of sandwiches and salads including a fresh salad bar. Indoor and outdoor seating on Main St. On the pricier side, but good-sized portions. Gets busy for lunch.

Theresa Hopkins

Great food, good service but a little pricey.

Daily Regimen

Never again- it’s boring

James Perry

Excellent you have to go there soon AWESOME,EXCELLENT,FAST,GREAT.

The Petersons

Great atmosphere, friendly service!

Bruce Lobitz

Very good value.

Carolyn Whitis

Historic district, across from Columbia Art Museum. Good food, desserts, & coffee. Crowded at week day lunch.

Glen West

Fresh grinds and games on the telly, nice windows too

Mykaltomas Jacks

Great food and service.

Oliver Booth

Swift, friendly service. Clean. Decent food.


Delicious food for good prices!

Margaret Poovey

The downtown location is a disappointment. I walked in and stood in front of three employees and it took them almost 7 minutes to acknowledge that I was there and to wait on me. There was only one other person in the restaurant at that time and they were seated. Apparently, I had interrupted a particularly meaningful conversation as they seemed irritated at my presence. I was treated to short, snappy answers to my questions and my order. Once my order was finally filled, it was placed behind the baskets of cookies and other treats on the counter, and the girl walked off. I have very bad shoulders due to arthritis and struggled to reach and retrieve my order so that I could leave. Although it was obvious to all behind the counter that I could not reach my order, NO ONE OFFERED TO MOVE IT TOWARD ME OR HAND IT TO ME. I shall not return not spend my money there again. Should I desire East Bay food in the future, I will drive to the one on Hwy 378 across from Lexington Hospital. I have had excellent service at the West Columbia location. In as much as I live in Forest Acres, I think that speaks to my desire to have better service. I hope the downtown Columbia location will devote a bit of time to customer service training.

D Jones

I go here a lot for lunch. Good service great food. Make sure you sign up for the reward program so you can get a free meal after the 10th visit.

Sissy Cartee

First time here. I absolutely loved it!!! The food was great, but wished I had of seen the salad bar first or I would have gotten that. Great customer service.

Ray S

It's alright, food was good and fresh, just a bit over priced in my opinion and I feel like there are better options around Columbia.

The Aisling Adventure

This place is absolutely delicious. Everything. The salad bar, the tea, the cakes are major impressive! We live sitting out on the patio and watching the city stream past us. This is our go to lunch spot downtown. Very delicious for the cost.

Anthony McClaine

The food was good! I always enjoy the salad bar.

Taryn Morgan

Great customer service when my food wasn't ready they offered to bring the food out to me knowing that my dog was in the car.

Mike Strickland

Very good. Delicious salad bar. A little overpriced.

Jade Harris

Food was delicious and customer service was good. The food is a bit pricey but good.

Jason McCain

I Ate here for dinner before a concert, food tasted fine, but then the next day my Girlfriend and I were both violently sick, and I mean Violent!! I will absolutely never eat here again. Stay away unless you want to lose a few pounds.

Dominique Haywood

Great food, and customer service.

Stacy Sheckell

Very good deli offering wide variety of fresh selections and classics. Staff is friendly and service is fast- even with a long line. The location is perfectly centered downtown for a nice walk from anywhere in the CBD.

James Sutton

Conveniently located, good quality food, New York style deli, gourmet delicious cakes, fast service.

paul locke

Service was excellent food great

Brian Farmer

Good food. Had the NY Yankee sandwich. Real pastrami!

Tim Mcclain

Great chicken salad.

Cristina puig groizard

Good food and gluten free food


Great place to eat terrific menu

Heyward Gadsden

Great staff!

Duaa Daher

Can't believe I've never stopped by! First off, they are very clean and spotless. They also have hand sanitizing stations everywhere. They deliver the food to your table with gloves on. The employees are very friendly, and most importantly the food is delicious! They have an extensive menu so your sure to find something for you :)

Cali Harvell

I got an Italian sub thing and it was delightful!! I'd love to eat here more often!

Jeremy Sheckell

Best deli sandwich I've had in Cola yet.

Sharon Pettigrew

Clean establishment maybe the veggie wrap was too clean that it was tasteless

Wanda Wilson

Nice people and wonderful delivery guy

Peter Anthony

What a great place for lunch!

Steven Bourque

Super good menu and great service. Very clean facility. Staff very friendly and prompt service.

Monique Burns

Love this location. Came here for lunch. Nice sandwich place on Main St.

Kashawnna Pittman

HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT. My coworker and I ordered lunch from here today. We saw that there was a $3.00 delivery fee so I called to place the order and asked the young lady if we would both be charged a delivery fee. She stated that if we both used credit cards we would but if one of us used cash they could split the fee so we ordered. When the delivery driver arrived we both were charged $3.00 delivery fees on orders less than $10.00. I explained to the deliver driver what I was told and he called the manager who said there was nothing he could do. I sent my order back because I refuse to pay a $3.00 delivery fee for a $6.00 spud. I called the manager who still said there was nothing he could do. A i asked was that 1 of the delivery fees be take off so she and I could split it like we were told we could do. Why is that so much to ask for? As a manager customer service should be a priority and in this establishment it is NOT.

Tim McClary

Excellent deli. $$$$$. The best NY cheesecake in Columbia.

John S

Always great for Sunday lunch.

Archie Mack

Popular place but lines move fast and food is good.

Allison Dean Love

Always great!

Christian Oglesby

The food is bland and expensive. For $10, a sandwich shouldn't be a chore to eat. It should be decent. On the bright side, it's convenient!

Scott McKinney

Nice, clean bathrooms which are easily accessible from the neighboring Marriott. However, I noticed this business supported the anti-wall anti-Trump movie at the local theatre, but forbids non customers from using their toilets. As a victim of violent crime in Cbia, I would like to see less hypocritical behavior on behalf of Colombia's left wing establishments - please open your restroom to our city's primarily African-American homeless population, and give them free food as well.

Frederic Langford


Jack Porter

Nice place... Will be back!

Janine Ryans

Customer service was good but I was not happy with my sandwich. I got what I think was called the Chicken Charleston because l called and asked for a Philly style sandwich. I paid almost $11 for this sandwich. When I received my sandwich I was initially very disappointed in the amount of meat that was on it. The sandwich was very dry even though it had honey mustard on it. I asked for extra onions and no peppers but I fought to find any onions. There was small amount of chips and no pickle as promised by the young lady on the phone. To be a pregnant woman with food cravings, it broke my hungry heart to receive that mediocracry in an $11 sandwich.

Peter Hayslett

Good Food. A bit pricey $15 for a burger, fries and a drink.

beld capristo

Food was delicious, Friendly service and nice atmosphere. You definitely have to try the Italian sub.

RB Munnerlyn

Food is tasty with high quality ingredients, but pricey for sandwiches and chips. Average cost of any lunch plus drink runs about $13+. The staff are very nice and service is excellent. Also, pleasant atmosphere but a major ding for having all the TVs tuned to Fox News.

Allison Allen

I ordered via delivery. One salad was not delivered. I called and let them know. They said it would be delivered asap. I have been waiting 20 min..... Unacceptable. Never got my salad had to call again and schedule a refund. I wont be ordering from them for a long time. Correct, I wasn't waiting for your delivery person. You never called me to tell me the salad has arrived. If you call to let me know about the original delivery, then you should call to nofity my about supplemental delivery. I am not going to wait for you while the rest of my family was having lunch.

Jonathan Pickens

Great place to stop and eat. Multiple choices and very fresh food! Enjoyed immensely!

Christopher Bolling

Great breakfast and lunch

Latoya Myers

Great food customer service could be a little bit more friendlier.

Dee Renn

Taste food at comparable prices. Very very busy at lunch. Fast service and they do delivery or pick up too.

Alec Zuber

Gotta be honest. Not a great experience. Maybe I caught you at a bad time. 8:00 tonight. Counter staff were polite, but the guys behind the pass were clearly distracted. Lots of vulgarity and talking about "taking acid." I waited about 30 minutes for my Chicken Charleston which was cold. Fries were overcooked and stale. Sorry... I had high hopes.

Lindsay Carter

Great food; good price. No problems.

Joe Prince

The deli is downtown just a few short blocks from the Columbia Art museum and the state capitol building. Service was good and friendly and with a smile. My sandwich was excellent. The salad bar was also well appointed with fresh ingredients including several types of lettuce and veggies. There was also fresh fruit on the bar. Highly recommended.

Henry Canada

The woman who took my order was very polite and curtious but the when I told the lady that brought my food to me and I told her that the order was wrong that I asked for regular fies not the home fries she got an aditude, thenit took at least thwel minute for the replacement and when the same lady brought out my fries she didn't place them on the table she all but threw them an walked off, I have been a patron of Eastbay for almost a year now and have never been treated with such disrespec.. I am not sure what her name is, but it's 8:55am on Thursday August 24th and if I was her supervisor iwould at least give her a Stern talking to and send her home for the rest of the da, well she says she's one of the managers but I don't believe it because like I said i'vr been coming here for a while and unless she was hired as a manager as far as I know the manager for this shift is one of the cooks

Ashley Dykema

East Bay Deli on Main Street is my personal favorite deli spot in Columbia! With a huge selection items on the menu you will NOT be disappointed! Have yourself a nice cold sweet tea and a plate (or two...okay maybe three) from the salad bar.

Donnell Anderson


Anthony D'Elia

The place is packed for lunch and provides good sandwiches. It's a good place in the downtown to grab a bite. It has a kind of cult following because of its existence in Charleston as well.

Gibby Gobson

My new favorite spot!!!! Loved it.

Marie Richardson

First time visiting. Food was good and the cashier was great help choosing a vegan option.

Leigh Summers

Food is standard fastfood. Nothing special, frozen, microwaved and fried.

Gene Savage

So....we ordered a Cuban sandwich and an Italian sandwich at the downtown Columbia location. During the ring up, the register freezes up. The cashier assured us that the kitchen received the order, and that they would bring our order out shortly. We sat and watched the rest of our party get their food. The kitchen never got our order, and the young cashier and manager never apologized. ..just blamed it on the register. The register is NOT the one that told us our food would be out shortly. Sorry customer service from the new generation.

Jane Burrus

Tasty food, my turkey cranberry, and cheese sandwich was very good.

Joshua Rainwater

As far as delis go, it's a solid choice. I hear the Caesar Salad is especially good.

Mark Thornton

Nice location. Extremely quick and efficient service, great proximity to hotels and shops. Food excellent, as always —Easy Bay Deli is always awesome. Readable prices and great menu. Clean location. Very limited parking with just a couple spots upfront.

Daniel Fieldstone

This is a business that seems to be geared towards high volume sales and has a very upbeat and colegey vibe to it. I have gone in and snooped around a couple times and the people working here seemed helpful and nothing seemed out of sorts about this business. Your typical cafeteriaesque deli style place with the checkered tile floor.

Warren Cohen, Jr

It was my first time there and I must admit, I was quite impressed. The food was delicious and the menu was much more expansive than I expected. I will definitely return.

Nick Harrison

Great salad bar. Great atmosphere. Really good chili. Fantastic location

Pete Schoenbrodt

Customer' service was bad.

Pamela Mills

The salad bar is great! They have a lot fresh selections and unlimited refills

JenNjuice Amerson

A bit pricey. The sandwich was great to the eye and big but bland. Plain chips that comes with it, bland too.

Jenifer Lybrand

Clean, nice view from all seats of Main St

James Williams

Great atmosphere and wonder quality of food. A bit pricey, but well worth it!

Melissa Ellis

The Cuban was decent (a bit sloppy like it was just thrown together), but the employees were pretty rude. Seating was fairly cramped as well. Maybe I'm just spoiled by frequenting the original in Charleston, but I was not impressed.

Niki Hecky

Great food nice place

Tim Teague

Very good lunch with great customer service

Joseph Azar

Convenient place to eat downtown. A good selection of sandwiches. Prices are a bit higher than elsewhere, but probably because their rent may be high.

Alysha B Jones

I stumbled upon this place during the annual Latin Festival in the downtown Columbia area. The staff was super friendly, the bathrooms were clean, the grilled cheese & chicken finger kids meals were the best kids meals I've had... ANYWHERE! I definitely recommend this location!

Funky Fresh

Place was really good. The staff was pretty funny. Nice fixings bar too. I recommend it

Jessica Weinshenker

Food was good, but the people who work there are kinda rude!

Gregory Hooks

Great food and quick service! Incredible desserts!

Angela Gilliam

Loved the GLUTEN FREE bread my sandwich was made with.


Great place to lunch in downtown Columbia. It can get crowded, but there is indoor and outdoor seating. Sandwiches are huge, salads are very good, and large slices of desserts. My favorite is the carrot cake. Delivery is also fast. Gluten free options! Great staff. I left my wallet on the table a few visits agoand didn't realize it till hours later. Got it back with everything in tact.

Amy Gunter

So cute! I went with a friend for her birthday lunch after we did outdoor yoga on the square and a tour of the Columbia Art Museum. My cuban was very good. EBD has a salad bar. I haven't tried this bar, but the EBD across from Lexington Hospital has a fantastic salad bar.

Kimberlee Kyzer

Good food. Nice staff. Clean restaurant

Michael Miller

Excellent place! This is definitely great for a quick lunch or dinner. There are a wide range of sandwiches and other deli-like options to choose from here. If you happen to be passing through, definitely check this out.

Colin Gibb

Great place to grab a bite. Awesome staff and food!

Danny Simpson

Great spot

Steve Branham

Great food and great service

Joseph O

One tea container tasted like the mop bucket smells and the other tea container tasted like 99 percent sugar... If not for that I would give them a 5. Food and everything else was awesome.

Joseph Cutro

Nice new restaurant. Friendly and helpful service.

Lavella Nicholson

I love the waiter with happy go lucky personality. The respect and care she has for her customer

Margaret Truett

Great food and good prices! The all you can eat salad bar has great variety, and is kept well stocked. Overall, very pleasant and clean appearance.

Barry Sarano

Excellent lunch spot. Went for the first time recently and was impressed. Now it’s a regular stop. Love the salad bar. Everything Ive ordered so far has been very good.

Shanicka Lee

Hands down best cold cut sandwich that I've had in a while and it was delicious!! I has the Reuben!! Omg!!

Robert Brooks

Better than the average deli. There's better and there is much much worse. Good spot if you're on main street and need a quick bite.

Marguerite Sterling

The place clean! Spotless even! The staff welcomed us as soon as we entered. We ordered and our food was delivered soon after to our table. Burger was very good. Turkey cranberry was tasty but nothing special.

Cathy X

The food was ok. But the lemonade, fruit punch and sweet tea was very watered down.

Linda N

Good food, good menu variety, friendly staff. I went during peak lunch time, and the wait was still minimal for my order. About a 10 minute wait. Only gave 4 out of 5 stars because the tables weren't getting bussed in a timely manner. Most of the incoming customers were having to sit at dirty tables. But, like I said, it was very busy. They should hire an extra person during peak hours to keep the restaurant more presentable. Otherwise, it was a very positive experience.

Jared S

Fast service, good food. They have a great selection of sandwiches or you can choose the salad bar. This location is accessible by a short walk from anywhere downtown, since parking nearby is usually full. If desired, you can sit inside or out depending on the weather.

Amy Stirewalt

I was so happy to find this place! The portion size was great. The restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly. I will definitely be returning!

Suzanne Miladin

Had breakfast there for two mornings. Food was good and reasonably priced. Service was cheerful. Outdoor eating if you like. Coffee was excellent!

Erma Shell

The customer service was terrible. I split a turkey patty melt and Greek salad with a coworker. The Greek salad with chicken had these little pieces of hard chicken that you could break your teeth on. I ordered lots of olives and tomatoes. There was only 5 cubes of tomato and 7 sliced blck olives on it. Yes, I counted. The patty melt was decent but not worth $9. I ordered a drink and had t beg for the cup. The guy just handed me a bag and walked away. I will not waste my money here again.

Tracey Osbourne

The food here is great, however delivery is a minimum order of $15 and they still charge you a $3 delivery fee. I can't justify paying well over $20 for lunch for one person. :(

Stacy Falls

Did an online order on a busy Wednesday lunch rush and was still able to walk right in and pickup my order in a matter of a few minutes. Really enjoyed the wrap I ordered too!

Shawn Derrick

Excellent food.Great salad bar.Awesome huge and delicious cake slices.

Rachel Jackson

My chill dog was so good.

J Reed

All their food is amazing. We have literally never purchased anything from here that we have not liked. The chili dogs, Charleston chicken and Cuban sandwich are my personal favorite.

nightprowler gaming

If I could give a negative review I would. We ordered 2 hours ago, still no food, and we got a call a hour ago the guy had the right address went to the wrong place. So close to canceling my order and just saying forget it. Plus we are getting charged a extra 3 dollars as an additional delivery fee due to the delivery guy going to the wrong place.

Kelsey Leigh

Extremely dissapointed!! Ordered delivery through grubhub. Half the order was missing (a water and also a potato). Called restaurant as soon as i opened the bag within 3 minutes of delivery driver leaving. Girl on phone had an attitude but said she would send someone with rest of order...... Restaurant is less than 2 miles from location and it has been over an hour and noone has been back. after just checking reviews on grubhub, its happened before for them to forget things and never send the rest. So dissapointed!! Continuation: after an hour and a half of waiting i called grubhub to complain. They spoke with restaurant and was told there was no delivery driver and would be a while longer. Decided to just get a refund for missing items. Will order from somewhere else i guess.

Avery King

There was barely any meat on my take out sandwich and the tomato had the stem in it. This place is bad.

Dave L

My family and I LOVE some East Bay Deli. Our first experience was in Charleston, SC and we have enjoyed every visit since. We have eaten at two restaurants in Charleston and to restaurants in Columbia as what. I live in Florence and really hope they would open up a store there.

Dank Cat

Not bad. Food’s a little pricey for what it is though and there’s better options on Main Street. Expect to spend $12+ on lunch.

Kevin Halvorson

Good food good soup

Bridgett Deaver

Really good food. Nice salad bar.

Angie Cline

This was such a great place to stop in and grab lunch with my family. I had never been there before but the food was really good in the atmosphere was amazing.

Scott Nygren

Great food always.

Deborah Autry

Best salad bar in town! Great food, a favorite go to! Sandwiches are delicious. Always pleased with our visit!!

Lisa Odom

Excellent food. Nice customer service.. the Charleston chicken is excellent and potato salad is quite tasty. Chocolate cake is good not too sweet.

Mackie Stewart

Good food,but very expensive,very expensive...did I mention very expensive!!!

Julia Richards

Has the Reuben, it was amazing. Fast service, no waitresses. Would eat there again. Kid friendly. College vibe for sure.

Pamela Borawski

My favorite deli, great salad bar.

M Kirby

Love their sandwiches. Just you could swap a salad for chips without having to pay for the salad and still getting the chips, which I throw away.

Justin Mayhak

I've eaten at the Charleston location as well as Columbia and have never had a bad experience with food or service. I've tried all the signature sandwiches and each has a unique taste to it. I've fallen in love with The Citadel and regularly get that along with chips, a pickle, and a drink. The sweet tea and lemonade is always fresh and on point, never too sweet or too bitter. Highly recommended any location and any sandwich.

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