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Palmetto Oyster House

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415 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1982
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Morganton, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an awesome place. Love the seafood. The service is excellent as is the atmosphere. Must try the Melon Margaritas!

Thank lisaacuff
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generous portions! Good food! Friendly staf! Good service! Lots of local people eating there. Would go back next time I am in Sumter on business.

Thank Teri L
Panama City, Florida
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1,206 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in Sumter for craft beer with a 6 page beer menu focused on SC, NC and other southeastern breweries. Food is pub grub but also a nice offering of lighter fare like salads and fish tacos. Bar area is popular with local regulars which was fun. Great choice for dinner and/or drinks. Kids would be okay in... More 

Thank Rather_Nomadic
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I had a grilled shrimp salad and my sister had the pimento burger. Both were delicious! The hamburger was cooked to perfection. Of course, we had to get the corn fritters and red pepper jelly. It is a must have!

Thank Rene B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The service is very good. Love the seafood selections and the appetizers. It has a cozy atmosphere. The staff is friendly.

Thank Dorothy E
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I was in town 3 nights and ate here all three nights. I ate something different each night and enjoyed all of it. The peel and eat shrimp and appetizer platter was great. Had excellent help in the bar area. I never had to wait for a drink and food was quite prompt.

Thank Burnell R
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nine typical SC food at a great price. Very long list of house beers. Nice ambiance and great table service. Definitely a must if your visiting or nearby Sumter, SC.

Thank Higinio R
Sumter, South Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a very popular place in Sumter so we used to go regularly but after the last few visits, we've given up. I would say the best thing about the PO House is the extensive beer selection. As far as food, the highlight is the grilled swordfish. Taste is fantastic and it's always been cooked perfectly. Other than that,... More 

Thank Rik T
Alcolu, South Carolina
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had heard lots of good things but were a bit underwhelmed ... the food was tasty but not worth the portion ... they did a black & tan which was good. Cole slaw was tasteless and the hushpuppies were disappointing. The seafood was tasty and our server was great. Bathroom needs some love and disinfectant!

Thank tmbassett
Hickory, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

In Sumter on business advised the best place to eat, told to try the alligator cheesecake & their house made chips, both were good. I had the soft shell crab tacos (2), they were truly one of the best things I've ever eaten and filling. Beer selection is good, so is the parking. Place looked clean to me. My only... More 

Thank Bob-1930

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150-1982
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Sumter
  • Phone Number: 803-607-9498
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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