I have been to Yesterdays many times over the years,though I have not been here for a few years. When I returned to Yesterdays, I could not enjoy my meal. It was noisy, cramped, and the servers were too stretched and busy to cover the floor. My meal was good, but I felt like I was being herded in and rushed out. In fact I saw the server at the end of my meal more than during it. I guess they needed the table. I am not in a hurry to go back there.
I've eaten here millions of times and I can say not once have I had bad service or food. Everything has been excellent. One time I wasn't really hungry, the waiter suggested black bean soup with cheese and sour cream. This has definitely become one of my favorites here as well as their pork chops and their cheese burgers are loved by my seven year old. If you are in Columbia you have to eat at Yesterdays!
This is a great place to get away and go to for just a relaxing time. I enjoy going here with my friends for drinks, appitizers or dinner. Its a nice enviorment everyone is so friendly from the hostess to the server. We go here and spend anywhere from an hour to two hours. I reccomend that if anyone would like to have a good time in a a friendly enviroment is to go th Yesterday's while visiting the Columbia/ Five Points area. They would want to go back because its such a really good place. I guess I attend there so reguarly that they know what I am having before I am seated...
Yesterday's is just one of those places you HAVE to visit when you are in Columbia. I have friends who are former Columbi-ites who make a pilgrimage to Yesterday's for country fried steak whenever they are in town. It's not just the food, it's the experience as a whole of taking a bite out of something that is just quintessentially Columbia.
As a transplant to the south over 20 years ago, I have become accustomed to home made southern food and Yesterday's definitely delivers when it comes to that made-from-scratch taste. Along with the regular menu items, there are about 6-8 daily specials as well as soup du jour.
In addition, if you are on a liquid diet, the bar can certainly accommodate your needs. There is also a late night menu that still has a substantial selection of appetizers and burgers and other dishes.