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Tombo Grille

4.7
532 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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 532 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was good as always and the service was great

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The pork chop I ordered was perfectly cooked and heavenly tender. Service from Melissa was great!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I met two friends for dinner at Tombo Grille. Because I live in the Irmo/Ballentine area Tombo did not appear to be the most convenient choice for me; however, Tombo’s location made it an easy trip, less than 30 minutes during “rush hour” traffic.
I was so grateful that it was my friend’s turn to pick the restaurant. As it turned out, I would’ve driven twice as far to meet friends for dinner. The food was oustanding; the service was flawless. A true find for this NW Columbia gal! Elizabeth J.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Apps were delicious. We chose several as the meal. We also sampled four of the desserts....all were great.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our first time at Tombo Grill and we were very happy. The fried brussel sprouts were very tasty and my husband usually won't touch them. The lobster potpie also great. Service very good as well.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was outstanding. We ordered off of the Specials Menu...the Seared Scallops were huge and cooked perfectly and the Soft Shell Crab with Fresh Succotash was incredible. The appetizer
Fried Green Tomatoes with homemade Pimento Cheese was a great starter as well. Service was spot on to boot!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

My entire group of friends loved our visit to Tombo’s. As always, everything was wonderful and we will be back

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with live music. It was a great night. Service was fantastic and food was very flavorful and ample portions.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

So happy we have found a place nearby to enjoy good food, cold beverages, and live music on a Monday night.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We asked to be seated outside and the young lady that served us was personable and provided OUTSTANDING Service..... Our beverages and menu items were brought in a timely manner and she was very quick to check on us and insure we were well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food and drink! Always a good time and consistently good.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere and a fun place to eat and drink! Love the appetizers!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Always enjoy this local gem. We tried a couple of the new items. My husband tried the lobster taco appetizer, which he enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Enjoyed another great evening with friends at Tombo! Can’t beat Monday’s C.A.B. burger special and live music. Tombo is definitely a vibrant neighborhood gem that never disappoints! Staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable of menu items. Looking forward to dining here again, soon!

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Perhaps I ordered the wrong food. The Charchutriere Plate was sparse and some of it so spicy it was unedible. Was not nearly worth the $12.00 charge. The Lobster Pot Pie was tasty but was not hot directly out of the kitchen. It should have been steaming. That said our friends Salmon was delicious. It was hit or miss that night and they missed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great neighborhood place to eat. Service is always good. Love the beer and burger on Mondays.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food and great service! We had salads, the soft shell crab and salmon with carrot cake for dessert. We loved the relaxed vibe. The bar area was nice too. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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 on April 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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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