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Tombo Grille

4.7
514 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Tombo Grille is the neighborhood restaurant of Forest Acres. We offer what we like to call creative comfort food. All of your favorites - with an interesting twist. Different, yet familiar. We prepare an array nightly specials inspired by seasonal fresh local ingredients. Tombo Grille also features a wonderful collection of wines to compliment any meal. Our servers are knowledgeable about our wines and happy to make a recommendation for you.
Dining at Tombo Grille can be as casual or formal as you like. On any given night, you"ll find families having dinner, friends celebrating, or folks out on the town. Our warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(803) 782-9665
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
JT Simms
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gamewell Drive
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Entertainment
Tombo grille has live music every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm - 10pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was great. The vibe of the place nice. I would go back again. It’s just that it was so busy that we rarely saw our waitress when we needed her, but she was great regardless.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner and they were great about subbing out the heavier sides for a salad.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Most enjoyable evening, everything was great. Will visit again soin

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything was delicious, server was super friendly and good. Super crowding and food arrived in a timely matter.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent evening on delicious food, wonderful waitress and great ambiance to celebrate a birthday!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great local neighborhood bar and grill. Friendly staff, exceptional bar service, nightly dinner specials with great choices.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Tombos is such a good experience - local, non-chain and friendly staff. They put forth the effort necessary to remain relevant.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food is great and the waiters are great! Love the live music and the bar!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

2nd time having dinner at Tombo with a friend. Love the food and ambience. Live music this visit--a bit hard to converse but fun!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We recently had dinner at Tombo Grill with our college daughter and her friend. This is our second time dinning here and both visits have been great. Servers are always very knowledgeable on entrees and drink options, attentive but not pesky and available to assist with any requests. Food has always been as expected, portions sizes more than adequate and food flavorful. Would definitely recommend and I'm sure we will return.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Nice ambiance,food was amazing. My girlfriend and I shared a lobster pot pie and charcuterie board. We each had the meatloaf entree. Will definitely be there again in the near future.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Burger and beer night. Burgers are always delicious. Our server Kimber was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great atmosphere and food. Relaxing and casual. The salmon was perfect and the Brussels sprouts were the best. Happy Hour has some great values. The noise level was good. You could carry on a conversation with the people at your table. The service was quick and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were pleasantly greeted at the door and shown to our table. We had sufficient time to browse menu when server came to explain specials. Decided on meatloaf dinner and shrimp-and-grits...both delicious. Courteous service, wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Had lobster pot pie and braised pork shank. Dessert was derby pie. Husband had scallops. Friends had salmon and great Ceaser salad. Good wine list and craft beers..but not on tap.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had an absolutely delicious dinner!!!! Isabelle was our wonderful server and we can't wait to come back!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Tombo is one of my personal favorites, the staff is friendly and the service is great.
I enjoy the variety in the menu and would like to see the return of the CRAB CAKES!!
The most recent visit was a quick one before departure out of town.
The server,MARY?,,,,, was great.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Met a friend for dinner and it was just delightful. Food was good and nice wine choices.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food was quite good, and the service was great. If you can wrangle a booth, you get the double benefit of a "privacy fence" AND a wall. Very cosy. Fabulous fudge/ice cream dessert. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Good food, good service
Special pizza night needs more choices

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Third time we have been to tombo. Super consistent food. I haven’t had anything I didn’t like!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was great, wanted to order other options on the menu but a fixed menu on Valentine's Day was understandable.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

If their Valentine's day menu and service were indicative of "business as usual" I would definitely recommend Trombo. The wait staff were polite, attentive, yet unobtrusive. The food was excellent (the Filet Mignon was so tender that it cut with a butter knife), and each course was served so as not to rush its enjoyment. A great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed the 4 course meal served for Valentine’s Day! Our server was awesome!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for a Valentine's dinner, which was 4 course Prix fixe. Everything but the fish (grouper) was good, the price was comparable to others for Valentine's. I intend to return.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I thought $28.00 was A little pricey for (4) Scallops. However the flavor was good.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a very nice dinner for two. The food was top-notch and the service was great! We will be back again!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Good food in a friendly neighborhood setting. I loved the meatloaf!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Once again perfect ! Food and atmosphere great! Service outstanding!! One of our favorite places to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Seated at requested table upon arrival. Attentive and pleasant server. The fish special (snapper) was excellent ! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved it. We were here on vacation and because of reviews on yelp and trip adviser decided to give it a try and it definitely measured up

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a great get together place. Several friends and meet here once a month. We feel safe going as a group of ladies.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Met friends for Monday nite music and burger special, Jan 22, to hear Hot Club of Baltimore. I appreciate Tombo Grille for supporting live music in Columbia. Food, service, and music were great. I recommend the salmon for those who haven’t tried it.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Tombo Grill is fairy close to our house, and is one of our “go to” places for dinner and a glass of wine. We eat vegetarian, so not everything on the menu is for us, but we can always put together a tasty meal from appetizers (Brussels Sprouts -yum!), salads, and a cheese plate. The butterscotch blondie with ice cream is one of my favorite desserts anywhere! For omnivores, finding a delicious entree would be very easy.

I love the relaxing neighborhood feel of the place, and we have always had great service there. They have live music some nights, which is also fun.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Five stars. Tombos has really become our favorite. Great menu and wine selection. Good variety of single malt too and the prices are the best in Columbia per glass or drink. Gets a little loud as the night progresses but you can still hear.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We ate at Tombo for restaurant week and it was great! All four of us enjoyed our food and the servings were plentiful. Our server was very friendly and helpful as well.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Our waiter, Ryan, did a fabulous job waiting on us on Wed. night!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

What a fantastic surprise. We went for restaurant week but I’m definitely a new regular customer. Food was great and service to match .

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

We eat frequently at Tombo Grille. The food and the service has always been outstanding. We have never been disappointed and we recommend it to friends all the time.

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