Reviews of Lizard's Thicket Restaurant (Catering)

7938 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209

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REVIEWS OF Lizard's Thicket Restaurant IN South Carolina

Daniel Garvin

The food is good and the people are friendly. One of my favorite places to go to for food.

nasheka long

Great food, friendly people

Bobby Cooper

Staff good nice manager and food good I will tell friends about place one my friends I go play cards here staff will nice to us


Good home style food and wonderful waitresses

Jessie Williams

Food dried out, tough not worth the price

Matt & Kim Carraway

We love this place! Great place for lunch or dinner when passing thru the area!

Harriett B. McCoy

I ordered a fried chicken salad. The lettuce was fresh but the serving size was very small with minimal fried chicken (maybe 5 tiny kitten size bites). There were no other vegetables except a hint of carrot for color . The chicken was dry and filled with gristle. The salads there in general need to improve dramatically by adding fresh local vegetables for those of us who prefer healthier options. As for the fried chicken on top, what a disappointment!

Antonius Hunter

Great Food friendly people...

Primavera Cook Jeter

Grilled cheese done right!


Because it has good food and good service and the people are polite

John Ulmer

Like the variety of food options. Very good food. Fast service.

Whitney Graves

The food was wayyy better than I thought. They gave us healthy portions. That was a plus for me because I love to eat. Everyone here was so friendly. I will be returning.

Ken Mencl

Looked around for somewhere to eat on Thanksgiving Day since we were traveling away from home. Someone suggested we give Lizard’s Thicket a try over Shoney’s or Denny’s. This was a great meal and reasonably priced. We didn’t leave disappointed.

James Baker

Lunch was good, went through drive thru , meat loaf and mash potatoes and gravy and squash casserole and spinach, rolls

Dominic Simmons

The food was cold. The service was good.

Jason Ridgill

Always great food. Good pricing! Service is always nice. Highly recommended!

Patricia Johnson

The food was good. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was clean and so was the bathroom. Great place to get a home cooked meal.

Brian Magaw

Fantastic food but service was lacking today.

Brian Miles

Good service. Good cooking today

Sherry Sterner

Large portions. Most of the food was hot, however, a couple of the items could have been warmer. Great service by our server, Crystal. Next time we drive through Columbia, we will stop again.

Johnny Jr.

Good food and great service. Get your money worth.

Shadi Zahed

Oooooook. This was the best chicken I ever had. End of review. But no seriously, I came to get some low carb/high protein meal and ordered 2x the 6oz chicken with vegetables. Chicken on it's own has never tasted this good. The food was so dense and tasty we barely finished it. Really good price too, only paid $17 for both meals I had.

Crystal Coleman

We were able to purchase a meal with no additives and cooked with minimal oils which is good. They use natural seasonings such as bacon , fat back or butter. This is a healthier meal and the staff was so helpful answering questions about how the meal was prepared. Thank you guys!

Tiara Taylour

First experience at a lizards thicket and ohhh my goshhh it is to die for! I'm from up North and have never experienced such delicious food for such a great price

Hannah Hatfield

Disgusting food. Chewy potatoes, clumpy grits and cold everything. Didn't know it was possible to underseason and overseason something at the same time but apparently so. Bathroom is filthy.

Christopher Harkless

Love their 1 meat 3 veggie & reasonable prices

Kristi Robinson

Ate with my grandmother's church people. Took a while to get drink and food orders. Even longer to get checks so we can leave. But waitress was polite and food was great

Vicki Rines

Great food, great service!

JR Reed

This is another once a week lunch stop for my coworkers and I. Wait staff is very friendly and the food is consistently good. Waitress Kim is amazing. We purposely sit in her section every trip. Super friendly, very attentive, she is the definition of what customer service should be!

Selena Washington

Love stopping by the Lizard's Thicket for lunch when we come to Columbia!! Food is always great and pleasant staff and environment!!

Tyrell Lewis

Always good food and friendly service.

Steven Zitnick

Dark meat chicken in the chicken tenders?? Really? Hardees next door has better. Other things were good.

Linda Foster

The drive thru was slow. The food was hot and tasted fresh.

Gary Spann

The food was delicious and waitress was very nice.

Cathy Hodge

Loved the veggies today. Kale salad, carrot raisin salad and squash casserole we're delish! Always love eating here when I pass through Columbia. Been eating at Lizard's Thicket 40 years. Never disappointed.

Khuckiee Montana

My server was Holly and she was adorable and very fast .. The food was great and the atmosphere was good. Definitely will be returning.

Katunnya Robinson

I think it's a great place to get a good home cook meal that is great taste

Dexter Faulkner

Small portions. They changed the plate size and thought no one would notice - WRONG!!! Staff is wonderful, food is good, too many bean counters in management. They shot themselves in the foot on this one.

Paris Brown

Needs to work on hand washing skills. Got up and left. Saw a server pick up ice off the floor and then continued to handle food. Unacceptable !!!!

Hazel Jamerson

Cold food! Order wrong! Manger was a completely disrespectful. The reason the pick up time was late because I was sitting in line waiting to get my food. Was told If you get a call in order they box it and just sit it on the counter under nothing to keep it warm! Sounds very nasty to me. Also something about the cats that roam around the parking lot should be done. NEVER will I eat here again

Linda Taylor

Loved my waitress Vanessa

April Walton

Have been here four times hoping the food would get better. It's still just okay. Very salty veggies with no other seasoning than maybe some pepper. Nothing is very flavorful.

Queen Jones

The food is good. I frequent the establishment. There are time the food taste better but most of the time it is tasty. The window service is also inconsistent for good service. Like much of SC.

Shana Bailey

Their food is always on point. The wait staff is friendly and provides excellent service.

Carlene Alexander

We love Lizard Thicket. We normally go to the one on Forest Drive. But we decided to come here since it's closer to our home, but the service was not good. Our breakfast was delivered to our table with slightly warmed grits with cheese. The grits couldn't even melt the cheese. Told our server, she took our plates back and someone microwave the plates and brought it back to us the same way we sent it. They put fried flounder in the microwave and brought it to us mushy and greasy! I was EXTREMELY disappointed with this particular Lizard Thicket!

jonathan thomas

Wasn't seasoned to my taste

Timothy Hames

A great restaurant down home country cooking.

Serena Oldfield

I had heard of Lizard's Thicket, but I don't go to Columbia often, so I have not had the chance to try it. The food is very good, there are lots of options, the portions are filling and it is reasonably priced. If you are looking for home-style cooking, this is the place to go.

Jen C

The food was good and service was fast.

Bill Goins

They always give a bone to my dogs

Deborah Jones

Nice place to visit with family, and have a good meal.

Katielynn O'Toole

We brought 3 toddlers to eat with us and our waitress was incredibly helpful. She brought them booster seats right away, water in to-go cups, coloring pages, and she brought them animal crackers when they were done eating. Any parents of small children knows it can be challenging to go out to eat, but Lizards Thicket is always so accommodating. The food was delicious, as always. The collards, mac and cheese, and fried chicken are out of this world. Great food,great staff!

Donald Raynor

Great food, great service, pleasant staff.

Michael Smith

Very good service and food, very short waiting period between ordering and having it in front of you!

Kim Eargle

I never been disappointed with this place, but this is my first time going on a Sunday. So I'm hoping the food wasn't tasty, the cornbread was burnt, and the drive thru wait being over 15 minutes, was because of the crowd. But still, they need to do better!! The drive thru cashier was a sweetheart though!

cameron gardin

Service was very good and our female waitress couldn't have been more nice. I gave 3 stars because I have never dined with you but was told how GREAT the food was. I was ultimately wanting lunch but arrived a little too early so I tried the breakfast. On the menu the biscuits and gravy looked so appetizing in the picture and it made my stomach growl even more loud when I initially saw the picture. So I ordered with a side of 2 scrambled eggs and honestly couldnt wait to try it. While we waited the server was very attentive to our table and kept our drinks full which is number 1 in my book especially if there isn't anything like an appetizer or anything ordered and she continuously checked on us but not too much. Our food arrived at the table and honestly what I saw in her hands was something I thought was meant for another table. Very quickly I realized this was the biscuits and gravy I ordered and I couldnt believe my eyes when the gravy looked like some weird over floured gelatin type gravy. The one huge GLOB OF GRAVY jiggled as one big scoop as the plate was sat on the table. The sausage pieces that were supposed to be an even blend in the gravy looked like something that came out in pieces from someone's back end. I couldnt believe that this is what was pictured in the menu. Its partially my fault I was to worried to say anything as I didn't want to anger the kitchen or the server and tried to shovel it down as I was extremely hungry. Thank goodness the biscuits were good as I found myself scraping off the sauce and trying to piece together the bits of sausage to make a sausage biscuit. Other than that the experience was good but putting generic pictures in your menu that doesn't represent your product at all was appalling to me. I do want to give your lunch and dinner a try and hope that it's not the same experience. 3 stars for great service the servers were all very nice and were truly amazing in the dining room, the pictures however for the menu need to be updated. It's just not right!!!

Susan Gerstenberger

Awesome food great service

Andrea Cluck

This is one of best home cooking restaurants I've ever ate at. It rivals Cracker Barrel. We ordered BlackBerry cobbler and, oh my, you would've thought granny had been cooking all day!! Went both nights we were there. Staff was friendly and prices were great!

Donna James

Today the chicken was overcooked and the collards weren't cooked enough. Mashed potatoes and gravy was good. Service was good.

Melissa Miller

Decent food for the price.

Kristy Reblin

Friendly atmosphere and good home cooked meal.

James Wilson

Ok, great food, nice atmosphere.

Larry Cash

Home style cooking , really good food we eat there everytime we are in Columbia, also very affordable

Mike McCandless

Good selection of food .Customer service was good meal came out in a timely manner reasonable price also

Cindy Harrelson

This particular restaurant has gone down hill over the last month. The waitresses are great, but the food has been terrible. Long waits for food to be served after ordering. Sides are often cold. Nothing worse than cold mashed potatoes! I understand they've possibly had problems with keeping or hiring good cooks which makes sense per the bad food. Hate to quit going here because the waitresses are like family, but until they get their food and cook issue straightened out, we won't be going back. 5 stars for waitresses. 1 star for food.

kevin waitt

The service was wonderful and the food was great. They serve southern comfort food yum yum.

john kusnirak

Always a great place to go


Went there Sunday 3/24/19. The service was terrible. All of my food was not in container (which I should have checked it before I left). I called back and was placed on hold for over 10mins. The young lady was very rude and told "hun we're very busy today" this was after O asked to speak with the manager. The manager obviously didn't have control over his staff who was too busy taking care of family members. One young lady left the drive thru to talk to her family who came to pick up an order. Another young lady stopped assisting customers to greet her children and mother. Several of them was preoccupied with nonsense. I watched them get a lady order wrong and the lady left; which I'm sure she came back because her order was missing some food.. the manager wasn't much help and seemed to want to defend the actions of the staff. After being on hold and speaking the rude young lady she hung up in my face... I've been going to this Lizard's thicket since they opened and I've NEVER encountered disrespect like this.

Richard Stansill

Oh my! What an epic fail. A simple order of a chicken breast with Mac and cheese and fried okra turned out to be less than a meal. The chicken and okra looked as though they were prepared in old 20W50 motor oil. The only thing I ended up eating was the Mac and cheese. Hope they improve as I used to like the food there.

Quantae Duncan

Service was good, we had a great waitress and the food was delicious. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is because the food was not hot enough, it tasted very good and the portion size was just right.

John Malbone

Wifes fried chicken was a little dry. Other than that every thing was great as always. Would recommend to anyone.

Ken Dixon

Great food and smiling faces!

Tierra Brown

Only complaint was there was a long line. Lol. But no problem at all. That is soooo uncommon today. Smh

Can't Touch This

If you're visiting South Carolina you must eat at Lizard's thicket. Authentic Southern food and friendly staff!

Elaine Robinson

I love it great tasting food

Sandi Cumberland

Sign said seat yourself, but all available tables were dirty. Advised staff but they didn't seem interested in our business. Waited a while and decided to go somewhere else. Service stinks!

Gail Collins

Good food nice atmosphere employees were nice and polite

Nichole Clouse

I was really excited by the variety on the menu although I was not impressed by anything once it hit my mouth It wasn't horrible but it didn't stand up to what I was looking for. The staff was amazing and the restaurant was cute.

Millicent Pedersen

The first two times I went was great but after that it wasn't good. The fish tastes fishy and unseasoned.

Travis Register

Good food. Reasonable prices. Wonderful staff. We were there with a group for breakfast. They gladly accommodated us and moved tables so we were all together. (ten of us). If you want good southern hospitality and food. Don't miss this one !


Just great.

Bill Owens

It was pretty good food. Never had mustard based bbq sauce before so that was different! The bbq chicken was good and the fried okra was good too. Had banana pudding for dessert and it was good as well. Not a bad place to get some home cooked meals and not too expensive.

Laura Gallaher

I came in about ten minutes ago to pick up my lunch. I didnt get the ranch i asked for and the meat was white meat i asked for dark. I am not very happy cause my lunch break isnt long enough to run back. Eww

Scott S

Great southern cooking! We really enjoy eating here when we are in town. The food is great and the service excellent!

Lacy johnson

Food was not great, but the service was awesome

Madeline Mcwhirter

Good food. Specials run out a lot of times by 7pm so order ahead if you really want something like roast beef. Dessert size pretty small for the amount you pay. Very southern style food. Fried everything available!

Lars Johnson

The Food Comes Right out of a #10 Can 1st time eating there and had diarrhea for 4 days. Server was great though.

Angela Porter

Good service. I meet there regularly for business meetings and dinners. You should drop in when in the area; servers are very courteous, and the cook is great. Anything not made to order or expectation; you do have the option of having it remade. Good job Garner's Ferry Lizard Thicket. See you again next time!!!

Alexandria C. Riley

I ALWAYS get the Cheesburger with a side of fries and baked apples. They get it right everytime.

Zoe Owen

We had a great meeting in the private dining room. The staff was really good to us. We were a little rude when we did not leave at closing time but they were nice to us anyway. We plan to visit a lot more often but we will not be so rude next time. Thank you so much for your wonderful treatment!

Keri Wilson

Great service n got there in time for restaurant week n all desserts were .99

Corey Robinson

My wife and I love eating here they have great food and good service

Onna Vitalini

Good local cooking.

Cynthia Brown

Great Food.

Jennifer Robinson

The Mac and cheese where cold. The fish was right out of the grease hot.

Akhir Alqasim

Nice service was nice and kind and the food was great

Israel Mccall

Happy the food and service was great appreciated the professional service

Leslie Shenkel

Good food. Very fair prices. Friendly staff. AND GOOD FOOD.

David Walsh

Been going there for over 20 yrs..nuff said..


A good meat and three. Many choices and the food was good. I expect if I'm in the area again I might eat here again. A much better choice than fast food.

Nicole Nichols

Father's Day outing with Dad resulted in us visiting one of his favorite restaurants! The service was friendly and the food FABULOUSLY delicious!

alex brettelle

Love the food!

Lisa Williamson

This place was soo good! Loved it!

Deborah Jordan

Good food and waitres!

Butch Thompson

Great Food & Great Service

Deanna Ward

Always love stopping here for their fried chicken.

Robert Cofrank

Food was horrible no flavor among other things

Dianne Tucker

OMG it was delicious never tried the Cubed Steak but I did today and I Loved It and also the Cream

James McClanahan

First timer at Lizards Thicket. I had no idea what to expect, but I was not disappointed. I brought my family and the menu is huge with plenty of options for everyone. Service was exceptional, and the food was delicious. Definite 5 star eatery.

Nancy Rose

The food was great the first time and the. Second with my leftovers.

bernice brown

Waitress didn't give eating utensils. Cabbage, Lima beans, and steak had no favor. The bathroom was very very nasty!

Kenneth Plemons

I went in where we normally use the drive thru and asked for the manager. I explained to him about the problem with our previous order and the totally unprofessional and disrespectful phone conversation I had with another manager right after my last visit. He listened to me and told me he would make it right. He too my order and soon after came back with it ready to go. He wouldn't even let me pay for the desserts I had ordered and said all he wanted was happy customers and my business.

Sandra Gibson

New to the area i stopped by to try them out. Here is my 1st time experience . The service of the drive through was slow and there was no one ahead of me and after waiting so long to place my order which was for corn muffins and 2 baked thighs. I get home and get the chicken out only to find I had 2 pieces of old fried chicken thighs. I was so mad I thought to take it back then I begin to laugh at myself for even going there and waiting in line that London to get a messed up order. I should have left after waiting the first 5 minutes. I'll Never Go there again.

Key McGuire

Delicious food. You won't leave hungry!

Krista Storoy

Good comfort foods

Mary Negron

Lizard's Thicket is fantastic every time we go. Excellent food for what you are paying. We take people there whenever they come into town.

Melvin Ray

Good Food some waitress forgetfullness!

Brandie Hughes

Vanessa our waitress couldn't have been more attentive! She exceeded our needs, kept our cups full and was very sweet! The food was delicious too! Wednesday's meatloaf is superb!

Norma Dean

The food id very good, great service, excellent atmosphere. Food tast like in home cooking. If u havent u must try it.

Cathy Buckner

Good food and good service

andrea williams

My family and I always enjoy eating meals at Lizards Thicket. We frequent this restaurant often because it is affordable and the food is very tasty. For a family of five, it gives us the opportunity to eat out as a family. As a mother, I'm very appreciative for that.

Robert Oslund

Stopped in for lunch, tried the fried chicken and would definitely recommend eating this while your there, stop in, get your food on!

Vickie Pierce

Didn't hate. However ordered ham cheese got a ham n cheese omelet. It was very easy order not waitresses fault cooks

Vin Petreccia

Very good home cooking and friendly service

Levar Young

Food is always pretty good. The only thing is, you don't get as much anymore for your money and the light skinned/ mixed girl behind the counter isn't to customer friendly. Other than that, it was ok

Bernie Lorraine

Great Southern food and great service!

Sharon L Reed

Food is dont get alot..not enough seafood selection..not everyone eats meat

Shawn Leenerts

Good diner style food with good options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sean Lee

Fast and home style cooking

Gwen Stevens

Food was good & warm except for the corn. There was a long line for the drive thru. The car in front of me left after 5+ minutes trying to place an order. It took about 5 minutes after placing my order to get to the window to pay...then it took about 6 minutes after paying to get my food

M. Brown

Friendly staff and good food

John Barnett

Very good every visit!

Jaman 88

Stopped because of the name. Food was really good. Would have given a 5 but bathrooms were dirty.

Sarah Burleson

I go to many places for my bosses for breakfast and lunch. I go to this Garners Ferry Lizards thicket at least 6-8 times a week. Lizards thicket itself has an amazing menu. What makes this the best one around is the staff. They were amazing , friendly, and efficient. The cooks always do a great job and never had a problem with what I ordered. The ladies there are just awesome to be around and make my breakfast and lunch experiences absolutely amazing!! A place can be great but service could ruin it. Not an issue here they have both!! Thank you ladies for always making me smile!

Brandon Eichelberger

Great friendly service, one of the better places around to get country style cooking for reasonable prices.

Charlie Dunham

Great food and nice environment

Jean Branham

Good staff and always quality food

Rebecca Mainey

Great food and amazing service!

Joan Patry

Good food, fast service and reasonable prices!

Susan Perez

Meals prepared as ordered. Well worth the price.

Georgia Scott

Excellent Service

Eric B

Great food for good price. Not too much seasoning and not too less. It’s generic soul food in its most professional sense. If you want that soul food that granny cooked with grease and too much seasoning go to another place. This place has great servers, a clean environment, quiet atmosphere and professional service.

Tabetha Goforth

Man food was great workers were nice and friendly. Everyone seem to enjoy there food as well they were busy and yes we will be back to eat again. Good food good people now let's eat!

Roger Scott

Got take out order. Quick, correct and hot!

Blake Alexander

This is some of the BEST country cooking in SC!!!!! We always enjoy our meals here and the serve is ALWAYS AWESOME, too! Vanessa was our server and she was so professional and knowledgeable!!!!! She delivered FANTASTIC service with a smile!!!!! She was very friendly and personable!!!!! We really enjoyed meeting her!!!!! We will look for her on our return visits!!!! The dessert menu here is a MUST!!!!! You MUST have some after your meal!!!!! THANK YOU LIZARD'S THICKET FOR ALWAYS DELIVERING EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE!!!!! We look forward to our next visit to COLUMBIA, SC because we always have to stop at Lizard's Thicket!!!!!

MIchelle Scott

I always stop as I’m driving back home! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food is always on point!

Mack McDowell

Eating here regularly since this restaurant was new, I've seen it roll downhill. The servers are generally neither polite nor competent, and the management does not take action to correct the problem. Many potential customers have left after only a few minutes because of the shear rudeness of the staff at the front counter. I used to enjoy this place, but I'm done with it.

Joshua Roberts

We are in this evening from Ohio and was recommended this place for dinner. Not dissapointed at all. Waitress was very nice and attentive. Food was delicious and was nicely priced. Only negative was the cashier could have been a little friendler. No hello, thank you or anything. Have had better hospitality from cashiers in the North.

Bradford Allen

Food is awesome people are always nice. Great place for good old southern cooking

Michele Pechonick

Awesome as usal. I'm from Georgia and every time I come to visit my cousin, we come to Lizards Thicket . Food is great and so is the staff. This place is a winner.

Dickie Doran Boring

Good country cooking and great service! Wish they were in Charleston!!

Lyndon Dear

One of the few restaurants that you can actually an actual southern cooked meal.

Theresa Kitchens

Great service and French toast was wonderful

Jeanne Gibson

Everything is really nice especially the food but I think the waitress can be more customer service oriented and smile and be polite

George Richburg

The worst food I have ever had. My sons chicken was still raw and bloody and my steak was cold in the middle. I mean ice cold. Never going back.

Rae Enlow

This Lizard's has a Drive thru, that's why I drive all the way out to this one versus the one near my work! After a long day of slaving I'd rather sit in my car and order than walk on my tired legs lol Thanks for helping me with that friends!!

Latoya Alexander

The drive through line wait was too long so we left. The food is usually good.

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