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Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
199 Old Greenville Hwy, Or 4126 Clemson Blvd, Anderson SC, Clemson, SC 29631-1335
+1 864-810-7339
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the place in downtown Clemson on Nov. 5th, 2017, for an intimate birthday celebration. My guest and I prefer to dine early to avoid waiting and the crowds, especially since this is located in a high profile college town. Before arrival, we had...More

Thank kathyofgreenville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance was fine for a bar, and the waitress was very nice. However the food was not good, edible, but not a meal you’d want to have again. With so many other great places to eat in downtown Clemson, I wouldn’t recommend going here.

Thank Lizzieparker110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my college daughter tonight, really perfect meal. My daughter had the salad with pulled bbq pork, and I had the fried shrimp po boy with sides of brunswick stew and grits. Attractive restaurant in downtown Clemson. Unique niche between the casual restaurants the fancier...More

Thank fluffyrd
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Directed here by a local. Friday night, football weekend, no reservation, seated within 5 minutes (there were two of us.) Good local and craft beer selection. Pulled pork sandwich was really good. Slaw was excellent. Attentive service. No complaints. Recommended.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Been here a number of times. Everything is good. Recommend the Macks oysters, cooked like the grilled ones from New Orleans. Great atmosphere across the street from campus.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We enjoyed our first visit so much we came back the next night! Met the chef and got so much detail on the bacon wrapped chicken brochettes--delicious. We don't eat oysters but apparently the many varieties of servings are very popular with the locals. Football...More

Thank WeAreRusso
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The barbecue was great along with the atmosphere. It was a nice change from the rowdy crowds at surrounding bars when it came time to relax and have a good meal.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This restaurant has hardly ever impressed me. Some of the items on their limited menu are good and others just average but in my opinion it's just not worth the money. I know a lot of people that feel that way, but I also know...More

Thank PalmettoRebel
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were lucky to hit this place on a "low country boil" night which was a cool experience for our teenagers and enjoyable. Definitely agree with the others that the Shrimp and grits are quite good. They were probably understaffed but we lucked out that...More

Thank Marianne R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. Lindsay was helpful and lovely. Loved the variety of Oysters. Looking forward to enjoying the Crawfish Boil (only Tuesdays and Saturdays) on our next visit.

Thank Lilgb8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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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