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Simply Southern Bistro

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67 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1955
803-469-8502
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Phone:(803) 469-8502

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southern hospitality at its finest

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Russell T
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Greer, South Carolina
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Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW 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.

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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 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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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 

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Lexington, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food, The fried pickles were fantastic. Good service! Food was hot, fresh and service was great. I had the hamburger and my husband had the salmon, both were fantastic,

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Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there for dinner both nights. Could not believe the portion sizes and the food came hot and well prepared. Service was vey good. Pricing is good, not outrageous. Will definitely go back.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Rotisserie meats are their specialty, but try the duck, salads, steak or seafood platter. Fried okra, waffle sweet potato fries and biscuits are light but delicious. Portions are generous but not too much. Staff is attentive and aims to please. We were there at a busy time and didn't realize we were staying a long time, then noticed people waiting...the... More 

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Sumter, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a hidden gem, in Sumter and it amazes me how many Sumterites have never sampled their fare. Simply Southern is a small, well managed restaurant, that will leave you making plans for your next visit before you even finish your meal. The food is excellent, even for someone, like me, who does not enjoy fried foods. They use... More 

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White Hall, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had lunch here today. I had passed by the place several times and wondered what the food was like, so I was glad to get a chance to try it. The food was excellent. Many of the items on the menu are fried, but not heavily so. Nor is it greasy. We had the fried green tomatoes appetizer. The... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I like this place well enough. It's all southern fare which is to say that most of the stuff on the menu is fried which I'm not a big fan of. I usually stick to the rotisserie turkey breast as it's one of the few non-fried options and is usually juicy and tasty. They used to have the best sweet... More 

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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: Seafood

Description

Phone:(803) 469-8502
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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