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Palmetto Oyster House

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415 W. Wesmark, Sumter, SC 29150
803-607-9498
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 49
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Delicious Seafood

We chose this restaurant for fresh seafood, and it was a great choice! The atmosphere is very casual, but the service is quick, friendly, and attentive. I had grilled swordfish with a creole sauce and my friend had a salmon pinwheel filled with crab meat. Both were delicious! My side dish of red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Nick P
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Montgomery, Alabama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a casual restaurant. The food was casual, but very well prepared. My dining partner had the bacon wrapped scallops and thought they were excellent. I had lobster tacos and they were good too. My only complaint was the noise level. There was a large party in the same room with us and they were very, very loud, to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant for fresh seafood, and it was a great choice! The atmosphere is very casual, but the service is quick, friendly, and attentive. I had grilled swordfish with a creole sauce and my friend had a salmon pinwheel filled with crab meat. Both were delicious! My side dish of red potatoes was cooked to perfection, and the... More 

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Watertown, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stopped here on the wrecommendation of springhill suites front desk. They did not steer us wrong. First of all dont be in a hurry. It takes a while for your food but is worth the wait. I had the soft shell crab soft tacos and they were superb. My husband had shrimp and grits and thoroughly enjoyed it. We... More 

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Bossier City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Literally everything is good. Really great dessert. The apple tart is wonderful. Beer list is extensive.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a group of 6 on a Friday evening and everything as very good. Each person enjoyed their meal and the service was equally good. I have never had a bad experience here. There is a good selection of seafood and other items and the drink selection is adequate.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If ou don't like something, they do not take it off the bill. My crab cake was mostly breaded grease and they refused to take it off despite me not eating it. The burgers are gristle and just frozen patties with no seasoning. The boiled shrimp is ok, but I can boil shrimp at home. Only reason u go back... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best places to eat in one of the worst places ever. Don't let that statement throw you...it is a very good place, excellent beer menu lots of fun and always a perfect meal. We love the soft shelled crab blt. And when they have swordfish....man it's amazing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In my last visit, the only thing I liked was my appetizer. The food was terrible and the services worst. My family and I sit outside and the waiting game took forever!!!! I dont think I would comeback again. This wasnt ny first or second visit since I live very near to this place and I love sea food. I... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has character, good food and great service. Great steak; love their daily meal specials. Only issue is when I find something on the special that I'd like to have later but they were only making it for that night only.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the recommendation of the desk clerk from the Hampton Inn on a recent trip along the I 95 corridor. We both were very happy we did. The Palmetto Oyster House is reason alone to leave the usual eateries along the interstate and visit Sumter. We went to the bar as we waited for a table.... More 

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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

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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