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Mellow Mushroom - Columbia

Mellow Mushroom makes the best pizza in Columbia, South Carolina. Our historic restaurant is located on Gervais Street. Mellow is a favorite among locals and students in Forest Acres, Rosewood, and the surrounding areas. Mellow Mushroom stone-baked pizzas start with the classic Mellow crust, made with Appalachian spring water. In addition to stone-baked pizzas, Mellow Mushroom serves munchies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Pick from a selection of 20 draft beers or a tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.

Store Information

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Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1009 Gervais St, Columbia, SC, 29201

Curbside Pickup
When you arrive to pick up your order, please call 803-933-9201 and let our team know your name, where you are parked and the make and model of your car. A Mellow team member will deliver your order to your car.
To-go orders
Pick up your to go order at the downstairs bar
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Reserve a Room

Throwing a party for a crowd? Reserve a Private Room at Mellow Mushroom and enjoy gorgeous views of the South Carolina State Capital building.
Room: 25 Guests
Room Fee: No Room Charge
Reservation: Click the button below to call 803-933-9201

Weekly Specials

Monday - Friday
Happy Hour
4:00PM - 7:00PM
$3.50 Draft Beer (Excludes High Gravity)
All Day
1/2 Off Wine
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Mimosa and Bloody Mary Specials
All Day

Mellow Mushroom Columbia - The Story

Our restaurant is located in a stately, two-story brick building that is over 100 years old. Inside, guests are greeted by a grand staircase that is original to the building. Inspired by the nearby University of South Carolina, the interior is decorated with South Carolina Gamecock art. There are two full bars — one upstairs and one downstairs — and a famous statue our of Dude character hanging from the bookcase.

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About Mellow Mushroom Columbia

Situated in the Vista District of Columbia near the SC Statehouse, we’re a favorite of locals and students in Columbia and the University of South Carolina. Our guests come to us for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a unique atmosphere, and a great time! We are proud to support local fundraisers and charity organizations.

We have free parking spaces behind our building, and there are lots of pay-to-park lots nearby. Come join us for happy hour specials and try your new favorite pizza at Mellow Mushroom!

Can’t make it into the restaurant? Have your meal delivered right to your door! We offer great delivery and catering options, so you can keep it Mellow any time.

We’d like to say to our guests: “We’re so grateful to you for choosing to spend your time with us!”

Customer Reviews

Great food, the ingredients were fresh and staff was friendly. We ordered a large pizza, salad and a couple kids meals. The kids meals were generous portions, all the meals looks freshly made. The server was very attentive and she was awesome. I would recommend this restaurant, the only reason it’s not 5 stars is the entrée took a long time to come.

Great time here, first time diner at this establishment. Avery was fantastic and knew everything about the menu, even the vegan options that I love. 2 story spot with the kitchen downstairs, but upstairs was the best part! Great views of the downtown and the University of South Carolina, even a corner view of the capital building. Props if you find the correct window that you can see both... game on.

Update: the past 2 times after this review, key elements missing from my orders; check your order prior to digging in. Servers are good, so no issues there, but will say something next time it happens. Hadn't been in a long time - not sure why, as everything was great. Spinach salad was plentiful & delicious - we split a large. The Veg Out pizza was flavorful; crust was light & tasty. Good cocktail, too. Friendly and attentive service, too. Should return more often!

Fantastic appetizers and pizza upstairs at the bar. Our lady bartender was quick and friendly. The wings were great- especially that sweet Thai chili sauce, it's not spicy at all and wonderful. The small Greek salads were not small and the perfect balance for wings and pizza. Definitely try the Cuban sandwich pizza. Only I would suggest the kitchen dry the meat out more as the bottom did start to get soggy pretty quickly. Maybe heating the meat separately and adding after the pizza has cooked would help. But on the first taste it was excellent. As was the Kosmic Cat pizza, don't remember the exact name on that one. The pineapple mocktail was refreshing too, especially after adding some tequila 😁

The crust at Mellow Mushroom can't be beat. Our party of seven had the Mighty Meaty pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, Buffalo Chicken pizza, and Kosmic Karma pizza. Great flavor. You're going to pay more than your typical chain pizza place but it's worth it.