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Simply Southern Bistro

67 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1955
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Ranked #1 of 112 restaurants in Sumter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone:(803) 469-8502
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone:(803) 469-8502
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36 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Sumter, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have been to this Bistro numerous times and the quality of the food even when you've ordered the same thing is spotty. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Fried green tomatoes excellent!

Sumter, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a win their take on Shepherds Pie is so yummy and plentiful, I didn't have to feel left out of the eating out experience. The Staff were very helpful and had no problem with finding out what all I could eat at the restaurant. While the pickings were slim compared to all the regular food offered I was surprised... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Simply Southern was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits, and glad I only had a half serving--it was very rich, and left room for some other goodies. Fresh hush puppies were huge and really tasty, the fried green tomatoes were awesome, and my friend's duck breast with sweet potato waffle-cut fries looked really good. There was a disappointing lack... More

Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My experience at SSB was wonderful. We were greeted by a spunky yet polite employee that welcomed our group. The waitress that took our order made recommendation and could also describe the contents of the dishes in detail. The food was offered in half size and full size portions. I have not eaten at all of the restaurants in Sumter,... More

Sumter, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My first two experiences at SSB were awesome. Great food and great service. However, I believe last night the chef was off his game. Way off. Before I get into the food I would like to say our service was incredible, and our waitress was very nice. I have nothing bad to say about her service whatsoever, but the food....... More

Lake City, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very, very good. I visited a few years back a few times and the food was delicious. Looking forward to going soon.

San Antonio, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Ate lunch here today. Delicious shrimp bisque and had a half order portion of the fried pork chop with fried okra and mashed potatoes. Outstanding! I will be back the next time I visit Sumter.

El Paso, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Excellent meal and sevice at a resonable price. A very nice family restaurant and a unique gem in the town of Sumter. Happy we found this place while visiting Shaw Air Force Base for a week and I am sure we will return.

Orlando, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'm new to the area and decided to give this restaurant a try based off of Tripadvisor and Yelp reviews. I was not disappointed. I ordered the Southern Pie which equates to what a Yankee like me calls a Shepard's Pie. I tried Fried Mac n' Cheese for the first time and I have to admit I was not a... More

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

While visiting friends in Sumter they took me to SSB. We shared fried green tomatoes appetizer with a homemade chutney....they were AWESOME! And there was 7 slices. I had the seafood platter of shrimp, flounder, oysters, and a crab cake.....again it was outstanding food. Very large portions and a very reasonable prices. Michael, our waiter, was excellent. Very attentive, even... More

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