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Simply Southern Bistro

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67 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1955
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Phone:(803) 469-8502

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Home away from home.

Loved this place! Food was amazing and the owners are just adorable. They greeted us at the door and asked us how our meals were. We will definitely be coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Belmar, New Jersey
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Belmar, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Loved this place! Food was amazing and the owners are just adorable. They greeted us at the door and asked us how our meals were. We will definitely be coming back!

1 Thank smoketc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I had forgotten that everything in the south is larger but especially portion sizes. This isn't the case at Simply Southern Bistro (which is a GOOD THING!) About 15 minutes from Shaw AFB this little gem served up a tasty BBQ pork sandwich special for lunch with one side. My friend and I both had this with sweet potato fries... More 

Thank waldosgone
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

To say this is my favorite restaurant in nearby Sumter is an understatement. Everything I and my family members have had has been excellent. My gluten free issues are no problem here and the waiters are very eager to help with options. Portions are good but not excessive, prices are very reasonable and although none of us has had a... More 

Thank greenthumbgirl
Sumter, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Went for birthday celebration with friends. Greeted and seated quickly! Server was really good, very patient as we read through entire menu. Helpful with answering questions. Food was excellent this day - all of us had something different but all satisfied. Was a first for 2 in our party.

Thank quigley2013
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is one of my flavor places in sumter to eat. We had the scallop bites, blackened filet mignon, and soft shell crab. Everything was cooked to perfection. Can't wait to come back next weekend.

Thank janelle29154
Sumter, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Service was terrible plus I had the seabass it made me very sick would not recommend this place to any one they're trying to cook like restaurants in Charleston but they have a lot to learn. ......

Thank William H
Greer, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The owners father greeted us at the door with a big hello! The menu is small but diverse. I had a half order of the grilled salmon for lunch. The cucumber dill sauce was refreshing on a hot day. Great place for a business lunch.

Thank Russell T
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hubby and I had lunch here today. It was great! Very clean, homey, met at the door and seated by the owner. Our server, Maggie was very friendly and helpful, always easy to enjoy yourself when the people around you are happy they are there! We had the fried pickles and cheesy biscuits for appetizers. He had a cheeseburger an... More 

Thank Shirley U
Sumter, South Carolina
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have dined at Simply Southern Bistro for a few years now and still find it is my "go to" place for some upscale country cooking. This is not your typical " meat and three" country restaurant it is far more. There are plenty of choices for everyone in their varied menu. Seafood (she crab soup is really good), steaks,... More 

1 Thank CarolinaPugman
Summerville, South Carolina
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had lunch there on a Saturday and maybe Saturdays are a slow day for lunch but we were one of only 5 tables with customers. Started out with the fried green tomatoes and they were excellent. The seafood platter was a bit of a disappointment. The shrimp were over cooked and the flounder had a strong taste and smell.... More 

1 Thank Glenda p

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1955
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: 803-469-8502

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Phone:(803) 469-8502
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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