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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: Reservations, Late Night
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
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Nice Evening Meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ray T
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Sumter, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sumter, South Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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

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 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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wisconsn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We are often on the Gulf coast of Florida, and did not think that a Sumster, SC could beat a Florida oyster house. I was wrong. Outstanding place. The soft shell crab taco was perfect! The crab was fried, for me usually a negative. However, it was fried to an airy crispness that was not greasy. The insides so light... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was looking for seafood and found a great spot! I had the grilled swordfish and some snow crab - all was excellent. I forgot my waiters name, but was excellent service! Clean place and lots of good food/drinks. The place has character, which is nice. I will definitely be returning.

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Manning, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

So big you have to eat it with a fork _ couldn't get the whole thing in my mouth to bite!!! Will definitely visit again soon!

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southcarolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

this place has the JuiciesT Steaks ever ..VERY JUICY ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE And guess what its a seafood place lol

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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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