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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

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

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

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?

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

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.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

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.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

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!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Best ever collards.prime rib and ribeye excellant. Would definitely go back and try other items on menu only complaint mashed potatoes served cold. Had them warmed up .good wine list

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

This find is in a small strip mall, but it is worth the time to find. I ask you, where else are you going to find a duck sandwich that will leave you in 7th heaven? Or how about a turkey sandwich which is really...Thanksgiving on a roll? Or a beautiful piece of salmon, with a cucumber/dill sauce that makes you wish you had ordered the larger portion? Well, you will find it here and a lot more. I very reasonable wine list, and service that is second to none. And I know it will be great every time I go since the son, a classically trained chef runs the kitchen and Mom and Dad run the frontend. If you are in Sumter and looking for a great lunch or dinner, Simply Southern Bistro blows all of those chain restaurants out of the water for both taste and price!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

My wife and I eat here routinely. I challenge anyone to find a better meal in town without paying twice the price. And even then...

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Hadn't been here in a few years, and my friend and I were trying to go some place different, so we thought of the Southern Bistro. Forgot how Much I had enjoyed it, particularly the duck. Always a bit out of the ordinary, but always...good. Will return sooner rather than later.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

The restaurant offers several specials for lunch and dinner. I ate there four or five times during my time in Sumter. There is usually a seafood dish that was excellent. Customer service is excellent, prices can be a little higher than normal for lunch, but...very reasonable for dinner. I didn’t eat any of the deserts but that looked fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Been here a few times. The food is always good. Had the bacon blue burger and it’s scrumptious. Wife had the duck. Mother in law had the low country shrimp and grits. Duck was tender and flavorful Shrimp and grits are pretty good

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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