Simply Southern Bistro

Simply Southern Bistro

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2020

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer free wifi?
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles225 reviews
Excellent
135
Very good
63
Average
19
Poor
5
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

quigley2013
Sumter51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Lunch with a friend which we do a couple of times a month. Do not do the chains rather like the locals. The food was good - bordering on excellent. Their sweet potatoe fries are the best I have ever tasted. Sadly the service was sub par. Waited about 5 minutes after being seated for someone to finally asked us what we would like to drink. Food ordered, came in good time, waitress plunked it down, never asked us anything or came back until time to give us our checks. The place wasn't busy so no excuse for not even being polite.
Written March 26, 2024
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Jeannie N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Simply disgusting. I had to return my crab cakes, because, despite being assured they were made of lump crab meat, they weren't. My aunt, who was celebrating her 90th birthday, ordered the seafood platter. It was pathetic and she barely ate anything. She had mac and cheese as a side dish and stopped eating it after 1 bite. I tasted it and it was pale, dry, unseasoned and inedible. The pork chops were dry and disappointing. I understand there's no chef at this joint, but I think the cooks are probably underpaid, definitely unskilled at basic food prep, unhappy, and just want to get the heck out of there. If I'm going to spend a hundred dollars for lunch for 3 ppl, from now on I'm going to Hamptons.
Written October 27, 2023
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Magma5
107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Please don't think 3 is bad. It's not. But it is average. I understand the prices in this economy, so value isn't bad. Service was very good. I had the 1/2 sandwich with the side salad. The salad was cheap--iceberg, shredded cheddar and a few tomatoes and cucumbers. I was hoping for a better salad. The sandwich was the turkey melt. It was amazing! I wish I had gotten a whole sandwich and a different side. We got the fried green tomato appetizer. They were fine. I liked the mango chutney, but my husband wasn't a fan. He got the grilled pork chop with collards and mac and cheese. He said the pork chop was excellent. It was big and cooked perfectly. The collards had a weird, sweet taste (pineapple juice) and hot pepper. He didn't like them, and he's a huge collard fan. They were also a little hard and could have been cooked a little more. I finished them. The mac and cheese was just okay. So with a mixture of items that are excellent and others that are meh, this place only gets 3 stars.
Written August 1, 2023
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Ernest F
Columbia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
We recently went there for lunch after a visit to Swan Lake Gardens. We chose it because of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The prices were good and the portions generous. Food was excellent! I had the scallops and my companion had the salmon patties along with very good sides The iced tea was also very good. We will go back when we are in Sumter.
Written May 18, 2023
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
This is a casual restaurant with excellent food at a fair price. The service was slow but the staff apologized, as the place was packed. This is a great spot for a good meal in Sumter.
Written March 27, 2023
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TrueTrucker
Sumter21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Very nice place. Wife and I had lunch here on 12/28/2022 and we enjoyed it. Would definitely return. Staff and the food was great. Wife wasn't satisfied with the spinach and bacon dish, but they brought her something else in a timely manner
Written December 28, 2022
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Ellen D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Had shrimp and grits and loved it. Not too spicy, just the way I like it. Good service as well. Also tried crab soup. Very tasty. Would return
Written July 30, 2022
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Jeff B
Sumter15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
I went here once after reviewing the menu, I had the LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP & GRITS, which looked good, but was only mediocre, maybe I ordered the wrong dish?
Written July 25, 2022
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Chuck F
Sumter59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We went this past Saturday evening for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. My wife ordered one of the specials and I ordered the prime rib. As our "go to" place, we were somewhat disappointed with our meals. I didn't feel the prime rib was good enough to justify the price, and the sweet potato was a bit overcooked and small. I feel bad sharing this experience as the food is usually very good but felt it necessary.
Written July 11, 2022
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Christopher451
Lugoff140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
I’ve had many of their dishes, all of which were great. My favorite, however, has to be their shrimp and grits. The portions are quite generous. I get a half portion which is more than enough for me. My wife’s favorite is the salmon. She say’s it’s cooked to perfection and she also loves their sautéed spinach with bacon, mushrooms and peppers; and we both love their fried okra. BTW, we come here from Lugoff, SC. It’s an almost 75-mile round trip. Yes, the food is that good.
Written November 25, 2021
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Jim S
Humansville22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
The seafood platter had lightly battered and fried shrimp, oysters and fish, all perfectly cooked with good condiments. I ordered the sautéed spinach and the sweet potato fries, which were tossed in a little sugar, which I liked a lot. I placed this order online through ChowNow, (all of the proceeds go to the restaurant with this service) and it was ready in 20 minutes. I'm in Sumpter on business and will be here for a month. I look forward to trying more from the menu of this little gem of a bistro.
Written October 16, 2021
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Ingenue C
Lee's Summit91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Website offered online ordering with easy pickup. The food was awesome. We tried the fried okra, seafood platter and chicken with waffles. Highly recommend trying.
Written May 27, 2021
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MVonel
North Fort Myers28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 solo
We decided to try the local food scene in Sumter and we're not disappointed. The duck sandwich and crab cakes are phenomenal and ordering online makes this an easy transaction, easier and faster and better than the local "fast" food restaurants. The food here is easily among the best I've ever had. I know that if I stop through Sumter again, I'm making it a point to eat at simply southern bistro.
Written January 2, 2021
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Debra B
Neuse1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The food was fantastic and the service was great. They are willing to accommodate your request. If you don’t try this place you are really missing out on great food.
Written October 4, 2020
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Mary Greer Baak
Windsor101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
There is no better restaurant in Sumter. The food is wonderful and the chefs are willing to work around food Intolerances. The environment is peaceful, warm and inviting. The staff is accommodating, friendly and professional. Totally Amazing!!!
Written August 1, 2020
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