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Private Property Restaurant

4.6
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Private Property SC is a local family owned establishment that creates a grassroots value by capturing the southern lifestyle in a way that is appreciated and authentic. Our goal is to provide a casual, affordable, comfortable and memorable experience for our guests. We will use the highest quality ingredients to create a Cajun and Country infused menu that highlights our southern heritage and our love of Louisiana cookin. At Private Property, our formula for success is simple: serve quality food to good people with great service. We are real New Orleans and Lexington people, born and raised, and it was a natural step to take our love for food, family and fellowship to the next level. So bring your family, bring your friends and bring your appetite because at Private Property we eat good and have fun doing it.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Barbecue, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(803) 399-8085
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Keep us in mind when searching for a caterer to spice up your next event. Cooking for large groups is what we love to do. We can help you plan an unforgettable oyster roast, shrimp boil or BBQ buffet. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will make it happen. For additional information about our catering services please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 803-399-8085 or email us at info@privatepropertysc.com
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on August 21, 2017

They were very busy the evening we were there, so we let the waitress know that we weren't in a hurry. We were looking forward to some scrumptious Cajun food, but it was somewhat disappointing. We had spicy egg rolls as an appetizer -- very spicy indeed. And we had jambalaya and crawfish etouffee -- neither of which was memorable. I think it's classless to bring a bottle of beer to a table with no glass. She even asked when the beer was ordered if he would like a glass and he said yes -- but no glass until it was requested again. My martini, on the other hand, was delicious -- kind of the high point of my meal! When our dinner was done the waitress made it very clear that she was ready for us to clear out.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Ended up at the bar vs our table for dinner and couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you, Joey for a great time. Favorite place in Lexington!!!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Really liked the ambiance and the food. They were pretty accommodating although several of their menu items were already out at lunch on a Monday, so that was weird. Also, they don't have bar staff in the afternoon, so only beer and wine available.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Husband and I came hear on date night. Very cool atmosphere and very good food. My only complaint is that the service was poor. I think they were training some people so I'd be willing to try this place again.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2017

Great place for a business meal. Quiet yet good vibe from the outside patios to the private rooms. Cloth napkins would be a plus in this environment. The shrimp and Grits were a favorite, however the blacked red fish won the prize this evening.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Blackened filet and blackened chops amazing !! Every time we visit we are very pleased !

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Our second time dining at the restaurant. We were so impressed the first time (last year) but left this time feeling a little disappointed. Even wondered if the chef or management/owner had changed. The food was good but not outstanding (as last year) the shrimp and grits were literally swimming in a bowl of sauce, so that the shrimp and the grits were lost. The special of the day (blackened redfish) was good, but the sides were a bit heavy-handed on the plate. The salad was non-descript. Even the drink we ordered last year was not the same. It was mostly water. :-) Service was excellent though (Janice)

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Ate at Private Property for the first time Monday for dinner. I had to ribeye and it was excellent!! Probably one of the best steaks I have ever had....a bit pricey but worth it. The drinks were different and delicious. The service was very good, friendly and gave good recommendations. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

our meal was outstanding, large portions, have been several times and always great food!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Great food at a reasonable price and good service. My only complaint on this visit was, after making reservations ten days in advance, we probably had one of the worse tables in the place, barely inside the front door.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Enjoyed blackened gator and Mardi gras pasta. Attentive waitress, great food, and overall great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2017

This was my second visit to a beautiful and charming restaurant. My first visit and meal were extraordinary. This second visit was a bit disappointing. Perhaps I chose the wrong entrée; but both my friend and I experienced exceedingly salty food. Our server was excellent, and of course, unable to do anything about the saline issue.

I shall be returning this week with a larger group; will choose differently and hope for less salt!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2016

Great food as always and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Great local restaurant. The blackened alligator is delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Outstanding meal as usual. Service was great! Never had a bad experience at Private Property. Family was from Idaho and had never tasted Cajun Food.They are believers now!

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2016

Blackened Pork Chop was tender juicy and delicious

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2016

Nice semi private dining rooms throughout the first floor of the (large) house which dates to the 1800's. Food was very good and quality, quantity and $$ value will definitely recommend and return

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2016

What a pleasure to dine at Private Property. Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It was excellent, from service to food. Shrimp appetizer, Shrimp & grits, and Shrimp creole, bread pudding (!) were all wonderful. Service was top notch (Caitlyn) So glad we made reservations as they were turning people away on a Thursday night. Thoroughly a great experience!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2016

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

This restaurant is always great, the staff is wonderful and the food is phenomenal. Would recommend to anyone!

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Small room , filled to capacity,the remainder of the restaurant was empty, table of very loud talking ladies alongside us, made conversation impossible. Food and service was great as usual.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

The steak and pork chops are delicious. We also loved sitting on the outside patio on this nice fall night!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2016

We were very well taken care of by our waiter,the dinner was well presented, hot and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in the Columbia-Lexington area. The food here is always great. it is really nice to have true cajun food here. Dinner menu is far better then lunch menu, however lunch menu per se is good enough.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

This was our fourth time eating at Private Property and we have enjoyed it every time. The food is outstanding as well as the service. It also looks like a great place for a party with the outdoor setup. We will probably plan our next special occasion there. Thanks

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Service was amazing, my sweet tea glass was never empty neither was my wife's water and wine glasses. The Food was fresh and delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Very nice restaurant. The food was tasty. I had the shrimp and grits which were very good. Nice ambiance . I would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2016

Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

The ribeye steak was delicious! The jambalaya was also great. The flavor build up with every bite. Service was great.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2016

Fabulous specialty drinks!! First time I had a Tiramisu martini!! Yum!

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Great food, great service. Screaming kids made it a below average experience.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Outstanding as expected! This was our 51 st. anniversary and we chose the same place we celebrated our 50 th. Can't wait for another special event.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2016

Private Property is a very nice place. I've always had a good meal here and look forward to my return visit.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2016

The restaurant was just OK. It was not anything special and for the price I feel you could get a better experience downtown Columbia. Disjointed layout, menu was kind of small and the prices were a lot for what you got.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Had a very nice dinner at Private Property on Saturday 5/28/16. The food was very reasonably priced and very good.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2016

Private Property has character and the food was delightful. The group of secretaries from my office went for lunch to celebrate our special appreciation day. Everyone tried something different from the menu and it was all tasty. We enjoyed the "Charleston" atmosphere and that the fare was different from the chains.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Had to make a later reservation than I planned but that's a good sign. Took my wife and daughter to dinner for spouses birthday. Staff was great, seated us about 10 minutes early. Our meals were delicious. I had the blackened rib eye and it was wonderful. Best steak I've ever had in Lexington. My wife had the shrimp pasta and raved about it. My daughter is a picky eater but the staff worked with her and prepared a grilled chicken and pasta dish to her liking that wasn't on the menu. Overall the only issue was noise level as they had a large group and the house isn't condusive too that. Otherwise great time.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

I had the ribeye steak and it was fairly tasteless. I didn't get it blackened so maybe that was the problem. It was not worth the money. Everyone else enjoyed their meal and the she crab soup is still the best around.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2016

Waitress was wonderful, made the visit fun.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2016

The Restaurant itself is a delightful old Southern Mansion. Very charming indeed. The lunch menu, unfortunately, was an uninspired mishmash of burgers, salads and gumbo. We chose the gumbo appetizer and that turned out to be aggressively seasoned, although not to the extent of being inedible. And, the Mushroom Ravioli entrée was simply sumptuous. My guest fared less well with a tasty burger that was poorly partnered with far too salty french fries. But, I suspect, these setbacks are a one-off and I wouldn't necessarily object to a return visit.

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