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Forest Restaurant, 3111 Two Notch Road: 1970s   2 comments

Posted at 11:42 pm in historic,restaurants

Here's another bygone restaurant, this one on Two Notch Road fairly near the intersection with Beltline. The place today is Forest Oaks Apartments apparently a city of Columbia property. I suspect the Forest in the name is a rememberance of the restaurant, though it's generic enough that I could well be wrong.

The Yellow Pages ad from the 1970 Southern Bell phonebook makes it sound fairly upscale, with lobster and "roast prime ribs of beef", which means I would have turned up my nose at any attempt by my parents to take us there (not that I had veto power, but they rarely wanted to waste money on food I wasn't going to like). In the event, I can't even recall seeing this place though we must have driven by many times before it was torn down.

Written by ted on September 17th, 2009

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  1. The Forest Restaurant was connected to the Forest Motel, which was at one time a part of the Best Western system. At least until the early 1980s the place was considered very nice, but when it dropped its BW affiliation, it started to go downhill and the motel was eventually ordered closed as a public nuisance,

    I ate there once. I found the place nice, but not as exceptional as the add would lead you to believe.

    Tom

    18 Sep 09 at 9:53 am

  2. On State St. in Cayce there was a little drug store called the Drug Center that must have been around until the early 90's. I'm not sure when it opened but it certainly had some colorful people who worked there it was like something out of a southern novel. Does anyone on that side of the river remember the Drug Center?

    melton

    18 Sep 09 at 10:38 am

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