Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe, located in historic Five Points, was founded in the early ’80s as a sandwich and cookie shop and it has evolved into so much more, yeah? Since 1995, Mr. Friendly’s has been serving New Southern Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual environment using only the freshest ingredients. In fact every day they update their website with their daily lunch and dinner specials. Click here!
It seems that every time we stop in there, they are having ocean-fresh fish and seafood specials and they always have innovative meat, poultry, and wild game dishes. If you happen to dine with them on a Monday night enjoy their famous Meatloaf & half price wines & lunar pies! Plus, everyday at lunch enjoy $15 bottles of wine and $5 wines by the glass. Their wine list is very extensive and has won “Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence” ten times. Click here to view their wine list. They also have a wide variety of micro-brew beer, small batch Bourbon, flavored Vodkas and single-malt Scotch.
Whether you are in the mood for one of their classic plates on your lunch break or their “Friendly Burger” they’ve got you covered. From Low Country Shrimp & Grits or Pecan Mustard BBQ Glazed Salmon to their Southwest Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Charleston Chicken Salad…the possibilities are endless. And that’s just their lunch menu.
For supper share a delicious starter with your table – gulf select oysters, seared salmon croquettes, buttermilk shrimp….need we name more? Then onto their dinner entree selections. From their famous bacon-wrapped 7 oz. Angus Filet Mignon (“french quarter” pimento cheese, buttermilk mashed potatoes, sauteed veggies) to their Low Country Grilled 7 oz. Pork Tenderloin (applewood bacon pimento cheese, molasses-mustard bbq sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, ham hock stewed collard greens), both dishes will have you coming back for more.
Mr. Friendly’s concept is simple: Great food, Great service and Great wine! and my oh my do they live up to it. You have to give this place a try next time you go out!
Lunch Hours : Monday-Friday 11:30-2:30pm Dinner Hours: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-Until 2001-A Greene St., Columbia, SC 29205 | 803.254.7828