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The Shrimper

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439 Broad St, Sumter, SC 29150-4154
(803) 773-5456
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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199 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I don't like the seafood here, but when my friend likes to eat here I settle for the Maryland fried chicken. I think their chicken tastes better than some of the fast food chicken places.

Thank Caleb M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The shrimp plate is great so much flavor. Service is fast and friendly . Clean floors and restroom. We will return for some great food.

Thank jeff d
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, the inside is very small with a few tables. But the staff was all super friendly cheerful and welcoming. The prices werent too bad either. I ordered the fried oysters, squash casserole, coleslaw. My husband ordered the fried fish and shrimp. I thought it was pretty good, but they dont use... More 

Thank juju2773
South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Terrible! The fish was over cooked and not much for the money on your plate. Found many bones in the flounder and ended up leaving over half behind. What a waste of money, will never go back.

Thank Anne Q
Summerville, SC
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited The Shrimper July 2014 and decided to try it again. Food was good. Service was good and staff welcoming. Not a lot of salt on our food which was a plus. Enjoyed everything.

Thank RettaTat
Snyder, Texas
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped because it looked like it might be a good seafood place but it was disappointing. The food was just very average, not very good size portions.

1 Thank trackerem
Sumter, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

The local news station had been running an ad for this place for a while ,and with my wife's love of sea food we tried it. Well what a lovely surprise it was ,outstanding food price and service. All the food is lovely fresh and made to order , I'm not a big sea food fan so I have the... More 

Thank SammiDeville
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for a long time. Recently they have gone up on price and down on quality. I ordered a catfish nugget dinner and I received six(6) very small pieces of fish, a very small container of green beans and one hushpuppy.

2 Thank Kenneth B
Summerville, SC
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Tried The Shrimper after getting a recommendation from someone living in the area as we travel. Lori Ann was great and said they stand by their food. One lady we talked with said she eats there once a week. The food was great, especially the squash casserole! Beaufort get to the back of the line! Thanks Lori Ann.

1 Thank RettaTat
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This place was great!!! It's a mom and pop, non chain restaurant. Great servers and great attitude. Food was fresh and hot. Cooked to order. I can't wait to come back!!

1 Thank Brian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Broad St, Sumter, SC 29150-4154
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: (803) 773-5456
Seafood restaurant in Sumter Sc that serves Caolina style fried shrimp, ocean fish both fried and broiled, hush puppies, vegetables. Known mostly to locals who don't mind the 50's style decor. Everything is clean as a whistle, stand in line to give your order, then they bring to you. Basic prices are lowest possible, but the chef knows his seafood.

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