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1034 Broad St, Sumter, SC 29150-2505
803-773-6323
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Manager

it was late when we arrived and there was no one in the front to seat us. The manager found us and apologized and immediately had us seated. She immediately took our drink order and handed us menus. She was friendly and courteous. The lobster shrimp specials were great -- lots of flavor. Everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Carol R
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Hedgesvill
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sumter, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What can you really say, it's a Red Lobster just like every other Red Lobster - mediocre, overpriced seafood for people who think Olive Garden is authentic Italian cuisine. Unfortunately the seafood options in Sumter are severely limited.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited here a few weeks back and the place has really gone down hill. The service was adequate and the food was just about the same. For a chain restaurant, I do not expect a lot, however, I do expect that the items on the menu are prepared the same at this location as any other restaurant in the chain.... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had planned a nice dinner out but the poor service ruined the meal. We waited more than 15 minutes for our waitress to even take our drink order, which she got wrong. The meal was a typical chain meal. I don't know if we'll eat here again. Even for Sumter this place wasn't very good.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I dont get tired of coming here because the food is always Amazing and the food is always perfect. I really dont have any complaints about this place. Always clean bathroom and tables.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Been here quite a few times as friends really like this place. I think it is just OK, had one of the specials this time which was quite awful, shrimp overcooked, cold when served. Desert was excellent as were the biscuits. Service OK. Really have been there for lunch & good but dinner poor - just too spotty service and... More 

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Hedgesvill
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it was late when we arrived and there was no one in the front to seat us. The manager found us and apologized and immediately had us seated. She immediately took our drink order and handed us menus. She was friendly and courteous. The lobster shrimp specials were great -- lots of flavor. Everything arrived in a timely manner. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Typical Red Lobster. Food was better than good, but not excellent. Service was excellent. Very much a Southern Hospitality Restaurant, from when we walked into the restaurant until we walked out. Would go again.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The food is not fresh. All dishes usually are dripping in oils The staff does the bare minimum generally speaking (encountered one nice waitress, but did not interact with her due to a large party that one incident). It needs updating. It's a poor excuse for a Red Lobster. I will stick with making seafood at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ordered over the phone. Our food was ready when we arrived to pick it up. One of our salads was missing, but the food was hot and delicious! Would definitely order from there again.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband went to Red Lobster for our wedding anniversary. We couldn't afford to go out of town, so this was our best option. We weren't disappointed, it was a wonderful meal with fabulous service. TBH, we weren't expecting much with a chain restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. However, we'd gotten a sitter for the evening and were hoping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Broad St, Sumter, SC 29150-2505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: 803-773-6323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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