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Palmetto Seafood

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2200 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29204-1808
+1 803-254-2503
10:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I have TRIED to eat from this market several times over the last two years because there are minimal options for fresh seafood purchases in Columbia. I have tried their cooked fish which leaves a spoiled fish after taste. On my final and last visit to this establishment I purchased a large amount of raw fish. The smell was awful... More 

Thank NatTheFish
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great food and service! I have purchased their fried seafood dinners as well as their fresh fish. It is all so good!

Thank urspecialk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Service was great. Seafood was cooked perfectly. This is not a fine dining establishment. In fact, it's only take-out, but if you want to eat what the locals are eating- this is your place. Freshly caught local seafood at a great price. Would definitely visit again. Staff was wonderful and the food was even better!

Thank Kickin A
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Great place to get fresh seafood. The business is family owned and operated with a very good staff. If you like your seafood fried they will cook it for you, the absolute best tasting seafood in the Columbia area. The seafood market/restaurant is located in a nice area near Five Points, a popular place for tourist and college students. I... More 

Thank Michael P
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great food buy the staff this day was very unprofessional. This was my first time eating here 09/27/2013 and I must say the cleanliness of the place especially being a seafood place was outstanding. I ordered my good which was fish an shrimp with fries and a side of jalapeño poppers. Well after and hour later and ppl coming in... More 

2 Thank Billy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The food was fresh and well seasoned. The best fish that I have had in a long time! This place was recommended to us after just visiting the South Carolina Capitol Building. Doesn't look like much on the outside, but the people working there are so nice. We were visiting from New York, but I would definitely come back to... More 

Thank RodRog65
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

This fish market, and that is what it is, a fish market is just ok. You have to get it to go and the place just isn't that clean. The surrounding neighborhood looks dangerous and there isn't any where to park. It is fairly inexpensive but the greasy food did not really seem all that fresh. They ought to have... More 

2 Thank SouthernOEM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Great food, great value, great service, great variety, great quality. I come here at least once a week. Everything is very fresh & fast, & everyone here is super friendly

Thank jcmhtx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

We wanted some seafood for lunch nothing fancy found this fish market. Oh my, the red snapper..... Nothing left to say other than they have conch fritters :)

1 Thank 1PinkMD
Columbia, SC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Whether you want to buy fresh seafood or have them cook it, you will love going to Palmetto Seafood. I found this on my way from the doctor's office and I was glad I finally stopped by!

Thank shand06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29204-1808
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-2503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?