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Palmetto Oyster House

415 W. Wesmark, Sumter, SC 29150
803-607-9498
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Ranked #8 of 111 Restaurants in Sumter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A new casual restaurant that just opened 15 August 2011. We thought the crab balls and crab cake truly outstanding! 803-607-9498
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We are Seafood lovers and will eat it 3 times a week if we can. The setting is nice and quiet enough if you sit outside on the front porch which we did. Our server (Kaitlen) was prompt and very knowledgeable about the menu which was extremely helpful in our decision to order the Alligator Cheesecake (an appetizer not a... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very good food, and excellent choice of beer... Nice casual setting. Service is good. We really like this restaurant for casual dining.

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Gator Nation, FL
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a good place local in Sumter to grab a casual bite to eat with friends or coworkers. Has an extensive beer list. Its a place that seems to have put the beer list first and then created some tasty, but not classy, dishes to go along with the drinks. The seafood tastes fresh and they know how to... More

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Wichita
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a fun dinner, good selection of meals, has a bar, glass of wine was generous, upbeat casual atmosphere. I completely enjoyed myself.

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Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was impressed to see how much the folks at the Po Ho take pride there. The servers knew all the details about their food and drink specials. I had a salmon topped with a lemony sauce, and it was delicious. They definitely give you enough food to eat, and keep the refills coming. There was not a huge variety,... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We've had two meals in a row that were very greasy. I used to love the crab cake sandwich, but this time it oozed grease. My wife had Cajun shrimp pasta that was lacking. It wasn't spicy and she had to spoon the grease off the top before she could eat it. The service and atmosphere are excellent. The beer... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Seafood & southern dishes comparable to any you'll find in Charleston, Savannah or New Orleans. We are particular where we eat & take guests & the PO house is one of our favorites as well as of our guests & friends.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went to eat as a large group and they were very accommodating.The service was fast and friendly. The seafood was delicious. It's nice to have a locally owned restaurant. Sumter is saturated with chain restaurants.

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We tried the Alligator Cheesecake (a quishe, actually) - it was great! I had the Shrimp and Grits, with spicy sausage and ham. Absolutely wonderful! Two of my brothers split the boil for 2, and they could not finish it. Another had the fish tacos, and they were good as well. No complaints! The owners also operate J O'Grady's downtown,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Using Trip Advisor reviews, we took a chance and drove the extra miles off out traveled route to enjoy some low country cooking. So glad we did!! The fun atmosphere, pleasant staff, and amazing menu offered the diversity we were looking for. The four of us each ordered a different entree and finally settled on what of the hundred-something beer... More

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