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The Shrimper

439 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5456
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Ranked #54 of 111 Restaurants in Sumter
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about The Shrimper

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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