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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 40
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  • 13
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice local seafood place with great beer selection.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
CarolinaPugman
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Sumter, South Carolina
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Sumter, South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The decision was made to check out Palmetto. Seafood was desired and it was close to the hotel. This is a laid back place. One you'd actually expect to find at the coast, not in Sumter. The food is what you'd expect at the shore and the prices are quite reasonable for what you get. The soft shell crab sandwich... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I past palmetto many times. It was always crowded in the evening hours I never considered going for lunch until a friend suggested it I was really surprised. The inside is quite pleasant and comfortable. The prices were unbelievable reasonable. Not expensive at all and very good. I plan to visit again soon.

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Alcolu, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The place was packed as soon as it opened at 5 PM. We were seated right away, drink order and appetizer were served in just a few minutes. Some of the best fried shrimp and home made potato chips I have ever had. Main course was 14 oz. ribeye with seafood sauce done to perfection. Steamed broccoli just right. Cole... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food at PO House is always fresh and always amazing. We have never had a bad experience and have dined there several times over the past year. This is my favorite Date-Night spot!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really fun place to meet up with friends or take the family. Most of the time the food is good, and the service is excellent. I have been there on occasion where the staff was overworked and not very friendly. I just avoid going on busy nights. Try the alligator cheesecake....sounds weird...oh so good

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Sumter, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My son, blessedly, had a craving for oysters on the half shell, while he was visiting me, so he went here and brought back 4 dozen. They were the most succulent oysters I have ever eaten and I probably could have eaten them all! I did, however, play the sweet little old southern lady and ate only six. I can't... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Husband ordered steak, Medium Rare. Came to him almost medium well. Steak was grisly. He ordered the fried bacon macaroni. We both tasted it and agreed it tasted like old grease. I ordered bacon wrapped scallops and red potatoes. Way too much bacon. Could not taste scallops. Removed the bacon after a few and the scallops were about as big... More 

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Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The atmosphere is one the encourages interaction with your party and offers a lot to choose from. The food is pretty is pretty good. The seafood nachos and the steak are my favorite dishes. I would love to see steam clams added to the menu.

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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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