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Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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199 Old Greenville Hwy, Or 4126 Clemson Blvd, Anderson SC, Clemson, SC 29631-1335
+1 864-810-7339
11:30 - 09:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 09:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Clemson, South Carolina
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196 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here with friends before a game. The guys working there were very friendly and courteous. The service was very slow, and the food was overpriced and just average quality. Some of our friends had appetizers and said they were good.

Thank thatsthewayitis
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times and it has been good every time. This time I had the fried shrimp with a side salad and Mac& cheese. My boys had shrimp and grits and loved them. Service was fast and good. It is a small place so we always go early for dinner as I am sure it is very crowded!!... More 

Thank Annissa A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I visited with a coworker and his wife during a work trip. We had the fried green tomato appetizer which was light and not greasy, very tasty. I had the grilled shrimp po'boy which was delicious along with sides of the Brunswick stew and spicy greens. I could have made a meal of both! My coworker had the shrimp and... More 

Thank Andrea B
Salem, South Carolina
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday lunch. Discovered that they, like many places in the area are not licensed to serve alcohol on Sunday's which put the kibosh on a Bloody Mary. They do offer one which is beer based but that didn't work for the bride. The owner explained the arcane liquor laws to us (we are new to the... More 

Thank chiefbb
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cute restaurant, great service and THE BEST OYSTERS! Met the owner and he was as friendly as can be!

Thank wrush04
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place is right on campus, in the middle of all that is Clemson, but right on the corner, easily accessible. Owner Jim Oswald offers the freshest sweet oysters on the shell and 6 other ways besides. Try the Mack's Dragos or the Po Boys...Oysters steamed or grilled...Then dont forget the Brisket or Pulled Pork, none better in the Southland.... More 

Thank Paul H
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

the shrimp was very fresh, and there were enough grits for 2 more meals! The fried pickles (sliced) were very good, and the oysters were also fresh and well rinsed.

Thank battydiver
Port Washington, New York
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went with a large group of 10 people, college kids ready for graduation.. They have great appetizers to share including Cajun Brochettes, Mac n Cheese Balls, Oysters grilled or fried, and peel and eat shrimp.. order pitchers of beer and you have the makings of a fun, happy feast. The combo platters and smoked meats are excellent. This New Orleans... More 

Thank Billy O
Seneca, South Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Yes getting your food can be a little slow but PSOB has a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. The food is fantastic especially the smoked sampler, shrimp and grits and all their weekend brunch foods . My favorite was the Southern eggs Benedict, they were not what you expected but the flavor profile is perfect! The kids love coloring on... More 

Thank Kim S
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to give this place a try during family weekend. Our waitress wanted nothing to do with us. We had to ask another waitress for water and our appetizer. We got the app and no one visited our table for 20 minutes. 4 tables who got seated after us had thier food 20 mins. Prior to us. We are not... More 

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Teri O, Director of Sales at Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

You will see us improve. We served almost 1,000 people outside of the restaurant on a few rather large catering events the same weekend you were there. It was also game day weekend therefore It had us a bit short staffed. I heard Outback Steakhouse had the same problems as us. Thanks for the compliment on the shrimp dinner. That... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Old Greenville Hwy, Or 4126 Clemson Blvd, Anderson SC, Clemson, SC 29631-1335
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson
  • Phone Number: +1 864-810-7339
A truly unique casual dining experience, boasting South Carolina Low Country and Cajun Cuisines. Great BBQ and Seafood options. Belly up to the Oyster Bar and get some fresh Raw or CharGrilled Oysters shucked to order with several flavor options...VooDoo, Dragos, and Redneck Rock-a-fellers...Sure to please oyster lovers and newbie oyster eaters! Homemade southern side dishes, cornbread and desserts. Must try the Skookie, a fresh chocolate chip cookie baked on a skillet while you dine topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Weekend Specials include Ribeye steaks, Ribs, Shrimp 5 Ways, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Smoked Meat Sampler to name a few. Try our New Orleans Bottomless Brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30-2:00 featuring Bottomless Mimosas at our Clemson location ONLY!

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