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Sam Kendall's

1043 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-4307
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Ranked #2 of 49 restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Come experience Camden's most unique dining experience. Enjoy excellent American contemporary cuisine in an atmosphere of casual sophistication. We proudly feature over 80 wine offerings; we also have a full service bar featuring the finest spirits, and over thirty beers available either on tap or in the bottle. The chef’s feature daily seafood offerings as well as the chef’s daily grill special.
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87 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have had the opportunity to dine at Sam Kendall's several times over the past year and always find the food and staff to be top caliber. Steaks are always served perfect to order and portion size is ample, seafood is fresh and well seasoned. Love the brick walls and historical charm of this restaurant as well. If you are... More

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South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

An excellent Allagash tripel beer and an equally good French 75 cocktail. Scallops with pancetta and the tomato-basil-blue-crab soup: delicious, especially the scallops. Mediocre bread and a merely average ice-cream-sundae-type dessert. Pleasant atmosphere of the dark-wood variety. Good lighting and design.

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Marietta, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We asked at the hotel where we should eat. the lady said our #1 place we suggest is Sam Kendall's, 1043 Broad St. well, my wife and I have eaten in the finest restaurants in the US. NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Fran, you name it. this place was a huge surprise. Nice atmosphere, nice waitress, helpful, knowledgeable. Great drink just... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There was not much to chose from at 9:30pm on a Friday night in Camden unless it was fast food or chain restaurant. I always like to try local places when I travel. My dad and I found this place and was surprised at the atmosphere. The wait staff and hostess was very friendly and the food was excellent. We... More

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San Francisco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It was not always easy to get a table, but the food was delicious and fresh and well prepared and the service was friendly and prompt.

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Central City, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I love coming to Camden to race our whippet so that we can eat at Sam Kendall's. The scallops are the best we've ever had. Service is attentive as well as humorous without being intrusive. And my comp birthday dessert---tiramisu--is now on my best ever list. All 5 of us had different entrees and desserts and we... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

SK offers wine tastings several times a year, great way to try 5 wines for 5$, presenter knows their wine and are offered at a good price point for sale. Appetizers are good, like the calamari, fresh fish a good choice, but their ribs are a hidden secret! Always good, cooked well and it's a big serving as it's a... More

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Camden, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

SK's is one of the few nice restaurants (a/k/a not fast food) in Camden and, fortunately, it provides a combination of energetic, friendly atmosphere in an attractive setting with very good food. If you are a Camden resident you are sure to see many friends there on any given night, giving it a neighborhood feel. The owner, Jonathan Bazinet, is... More

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Carroll, Ohio, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was romantic with no wait at 6:45 on a Saturday. So far so good.I had chicken with pineapple sauce, baked potato, and salad. It was good. My husband had a good steak with the same sauce, mashed potatoes and salad. All was delicious. It was a nice dinner in most all ways, but a little chilly by the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Never been to Camden for a meal before, so was more than suprised to find this Gem, it was my wifes birthday and luckily called ahead as the place was full, Food was great, service was at just the right pace and staff where so freindly could not have asked for more, will definitaley be making the drive back to... More

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