Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern

Categories: Sports Bar, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

306 Scuppernong Drive
Columbia, NC 27954

Phone: 252-796-1300

Hours of Operation

Sunday 6:30a.m. - 7:30p.m., Monday - Saturday 6:30a.m. - 9:00p.m.

Good Times Tavern is open on Thursday from 5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.


Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Columbia Crossing Restaurant and Good Times Tavern give you good home cookin’ in downtown Columbia.  Columbia Crossing Restaurant has a large, breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. A banquet room is perfect for birthday parties, club meetings, business meetings and class reunions. The Rotary Club gives Columbia Crossing Restaurant their stamp of approval by dining there every week.  The Lions Club meets and eats there two Tuesdays per month. The Columbia Crossing Restaurant received the highest rating possible from Eastern Living Magazine.
Good Times Tavern is on the second floor above the Columbia Crossing Restaurant. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings featuring a steam bar and a full service beverage bar.  A schedule of  karaoke and live entertainment add to your enjoyment of a fine meal and refreshing drinks with friends.


  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Live Entertainment:  Occasionally twice a month on Saturday evenings. Friday night Kareoke twice a month.
  • Lounge/Bar:  Yes
  • Gift Shop:  T-Shirts
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Reservations:  Accepted
  • Banquet Facilities:  Yes
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • WIFI:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes


Columbia Crossing Restaurant and Good Times Tavern opened in 2009. The restaurant, tavern and banquet room have been a welcome addition to downtown Columbia. Locals love it and travelers have learned that it is a great place to have a scrumptious meal before reaching the Outer Banks

Chef Biography

Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern

Several cooks have been trained in the art of preparing southern home cooked meals and delicious seafood. Doris is one of the major cooks and first learned how to cook from her dad. She has been cooking for over twenty five years, perfecting her recipes to the delight of her many regular customers. As one customer exclaimed, “they sure know how to cook at Columbia Crossing”.

Owner Biography

Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern

Jimmie and Dana have been successful business owners on the Outer Banks and in Northeastern North Carolina for many years. They recognized the need for a full service restaurant in Columbia and have created a great family atmosphere with excellent food at good prices. Stop and eat at Columbia Crossing Restaurant and Good Times Tavern. You will be glad you did.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 3.5 Stars based on 12 reviews
  1. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 1 Star
    Bad service/scammed out of money.

    I am a local, and I order form them all the time. I usually never have a problem with the service, and have had mistakes fixed in the past. No big deal, we all make mistakes. But, when I get cheated out of MY money, and pay for something that I did not receive and told that I have to be charged extra to get it, thats messed up. I ordered a rueban sandwich, which states on the menu that it comes with a side of fries. I expect that when it states that on a menu, that I do not have to say the I want the fries. Well, I did not get the fires in my take out box. So, I kindly went back in to ask for the fries that were supposed to be included in my meal, and that I had already payed for. The manager told me that since I didnt ask for the fries, that I didnt get them, and that I could pay extra to get them. Really? What a sad pathetic excuse to save money for the restaurant. I will NEVER order from here again. I payed in full for my order, which was supposed to include fries. Have fun ripping others off. If anyone ever wants to order from this place, make sure you talk to them like they are in preschool, or else you may get the same service I did and get scammed.

  2. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 0 Star
    Dark Beer on Tap

    Love the shrimp POBoy, but they always seem to have a great dark beer on tap - Black Radish, Dismal Swamp? A welcome oasis to and from the beach. Very friendly staff, reasonable prices

  3. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Delicious Gravy Smothered Ground Beef and Onions

    I was on my honeymoon and came through they're food is the bomb This is no joke properly the best restaurant food I ever had. Try they're gravy smothered ground beef and onions and mashed potatoes and they're iced tea was even better than Hardees and McDonald's combined. When I come back to Carolina I will eat there again. Five Stars no joke

  4. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 0 Star

    My husband and I were in Columbia, NC about a week ago and stopped at the Crossing for dinner... best spaghetti I've ever had at a restaurant and the apple pie was out of this world... food was so good we went back for breakfast the next morning. Excellent staff and food! Loved it! M. Barker Dugspur, VA

  5. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 0 Star
    Worth the drive!

    We travel from Corolla several times a year to stock up at Full Circle Crab... Can't do that without making our lunch stop at Columbia Crossing. It's always the same! Great food, attentive and fun personnel, and Inner Banks pricing! If you haven't tried the Soft Shell Crab Basket, you need to hurry in there and get you some of those... Comes with softies [always perfectly fried], fries, hush puppies and cole slaw. Yum! Tell 'em Doug sent ya! Doug & Elizabeth Wendling

  6. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Heavenly Hushpuppies

    We stopped in for a snack and ended up ordering a basket of hushpuppies and a side order of fries. There were twelve hushpuppies in the basket and they were PERFECT. My family is from the south and this is the first restaurant I have ever been to where they really knew how to make these. The outside was brown and crunchy and the inside was slightly sweet and a light bread consistency. Not at all doughy or flat. Not at all greasy. Just amazingly delicious. We left there completely full and you can bet we will be back!

  7. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A welcome sight for Columbia!

    Stopped in while visiting the ol' hometown and found this much needed restaurant. Columbia has needed a family style place to dine for ages and these folks have it down pat! Those crab cakes are awesome! The place was busy but never a waiting line! The only downside ... they were out of restaurant t-shirts, drats!

  8. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Fine lunch buffet

    We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday while our sailboat was tied up at the town's free dock and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food on their lunch buffet. We both had the pulled pork, along with cooked cabbage, boiled potatoes, and green beans, all for $7.95 each, including iced tea and dessert.

  9. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Steak!

    The soft shell crab sandwiches and the steaks are great

  10. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    I guarantee it

    You won't find better service than at Columbia Crossing.

  11. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great seafood here

    The seafood at Columbia Crossing Restaurant was as good as we have ever eaten.

  12. Columbia Crossing Restaurant & Good Times Tavern
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Thanks for the Fish!

    The flounder was perfect. The meat was tender and flaky.

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