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439 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5456
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Description: Seafood restaurant in Sumter Sc that serves Caolina style fried shrimp...
Seafood restaurant in Sumter Sc that serves Caolina style fried shrimp, ocean fish both fried and broiled, hush puppies, vegetables. Known mostly to locals who don't mind the 50's style decor. Everything is clean as a whistle, stand in line to give your order, then they bring to you. Basic prices are lowest possible, but the chef knows his seafood.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than restaurant in Beaufort, SC

Tried The Shrimper after getting a recommendation from someone living in the area as we travel. Lori Ann was great and said they stand by their food. One lady we talked with said she eats there once a week. The food was great, especially the squash casserole! Beaufort get to the back of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2014
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Snyder, Texas
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped because it looked like it might be a good seafood place but it was disappointing. The food was just very average, not very good size portions.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The local news station had been running an ad for this place for a while ,and with my wife's love of sea food we tried it. Well what a lovely surprise it was ,outstanding food price and service. All the food is lovely fresh and made to order , I'm not a big sea food fan so I have the... More 

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Sumter
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for a long time. Recently they have gone up on price and down on quality. I ordered a catfish nugget dinner and I received six(6) very small pieces of fish, a very small container of green beans and one hushpuppy.

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Summerville, SC
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Tried The Shrimper after getting a recommendation from someone living in the area as we travel. Lori Ann was great and said they stand by their food. One lady we talked with said she eats there once a week. The food was great, especially the squash casserole! Beaufort get to the back of the line! Thanks Lori Ann.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This place was great!!! It's a mom and pop, non chain restaurant. Great servers and great attitude. Food was fresh and hot. Cooked to order. I can't wait to come back!!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Visiting the area for business, and locals sent me here when I requested a good, relaxed local place, and preferably seafood. All deep fried, and I wouldn't want to ask when their last pill change was! Solid local food, good service, and the waitresses keep coming around to check on drinks. Okay local Southern fried seafood, and lower prices.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The shrimper has been in summer for as long as i can remember. And I'm 27 and have lived here all my life. The food is always good, the true southern cooked food. I like to go because it reminds me if my grandmothers cooking....almost. The staff is always so nice. And i personally don't like to be bothered constantly... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Order the fried biscuit instead of the hushpuppies. If you need a seafood fix and you're broke, go here. The shrimp and oyster plate is $12.95. You walk in and place your order at the register. You get a number and they bring the food to you. They also have home made macaroni and cheese and sea scallops.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Visited this restaurant for the first time in 12 years since moving away from SC. The Shrimper is the same. Absolutely no upgrades to the facility. The lighting is poor, the seating is poor, and the management has yet to learn that tarter sauce should not be left out on tables for 12 hours. I selected the fried chicken. It... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

The Shrimper has excellent fried seafood and sides. They are cooked just right. I have never had a problem from the Shrimper. The service is excellent. The staff is very friendly. It is a little expensive. But, usually worth it.

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Address: 439 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone Number: (803) 773-5456
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 439 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: (803) 773-5456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Seafood restaurant in Sumter Sc that serves Caolina style fried shrimp, ocean fish both fried and broiled, hush puppies, vegetables. Known mostly to locals who don't mind the 50's style decor. Everything is clean as a whistle, stand in line to give your order, then they bring to you. Basic prices are lowest possible, but the chef knows his seafood.

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