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Palmetto Oyster House

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415 W. Wesmark, Sumter, SC 29150
803-607-9498
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A new casual restaurant that just opened 15 August 2011. We thought the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Meal

Very friendly staff. Food very good. Overall ambience good even in the garage annexe. Would definitely return

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
RayJude
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Plymouth
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Plymouth
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff. Food very good. Overall ambience good even in the garage annexe. Would definitely return

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Thank RayJude
Sumter, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been multiple times to this restaurant. They have a nice variety of items on their menu and everyone leaves pleased

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Thank Andy M
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly that.....Good, but not great. The seafood nachos had baby shrimp and crab meat, both appeared to be from a can. Not to mention there was lettuce which was a bit weird. The service was good. We had high hopes based on other reviews, and were met with mediocrity.

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Thank Sophie W
Norwich, Connecticut
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

On a drive from Connecticut to Florida we spent the night in Sumter, South Carolina. My husband and I wanted seafood and the hotel clerk recommended Palmetto Oyster House. I checked the reviews on Trip Advisor and was a little concerned because of the comments about service and atmosphere. We went anyway and were very glad we did. We were... More 

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Thank JeanneDP
New Bern, North Carolina
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

6 of us ate at here and we obviously had either a new waitress or an incompetent one. Unlike the table next to us we were not told of my of the specials, she forgot drinks, and had the items on the checks incorrect. Although she was pleasant her service was not good. As far as my meal, it was... More 

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Thank GrampaRick
Sumter, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Service was pretty good. It was pretty loud in the bar area. Not really a family restaurant. Seems to be more for the bar type of people.

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Thank Tricia Y
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Awesome wait staff. Food was very good. Atmosphere was very nice. All around good experience. Left there very full and it didn't hurt the wallet. I recommend this establishment for their awesome seafood.

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Thank Netwalker2k15
Lyman, South Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Had I written this review a year or more ago, it would be completely different. I used to LOVE coming here, the atmosphere was fun, the food was delicious and the menu had variety. Now.. none of that is true. The menu has changed and everything that made this restaurant exciting is no longer on the menu. We went on... More 

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Thank o0jonna0o
Sumter, South Carolina
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have eaten at the "PO House" several times and always found the food to be cooked right and good portion size. The beer selection is excellent. The "crab chips" are unique. Not quite "raw fries" of potato chips but somewhere in between. The service has always been good but if they are busy, it might be a tad slower.... More 

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Thank CarolinaPugman
Madison, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had steak and scallops and the steak was done perfectly! Food was awesome, service was average, which really kept me from giving this an excellent review. If the staff just gave the appearance that they were glad we were here would be a plus.....

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Thank josh t

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 W. Wesmark, Sumter, SC 29150
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: 803-607-9498

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A new casual restaurant that just opened 15 August 2011. We thought the crab balls and crab cake truly outstanding! 803-607-9498
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?