Willie Sue’s has become a local favorite due to its cosy local charm. It offers comfort food such as grilled chicken, shrimp skewers, and tasty southern steak. The exterior of the restaurant is designed in a traditional Civil War–era style that is well suited to the history of the city, with wooden beams and cladding. Inside, there are pictures of the city’s past, such as of work at the cotton mills or on the farms; the restaurant has a great genuine local flavor.
Address: 3355 Patriot Pkwy, Sumter, SC, USA +1 803 469 2500
Yucatan Mexican Restaurant
Located pretty much at the center of town, Yucatan is a family-owned Mexican restaurant, offering classic dishes such as fajitas, tacos, and burritos, which can be washed down with a crisp and refreshing margarita. The restaurant is almost hidden away at the corner of a shopping complex, but is certainly a hidden gem. It is popular with locals who believe it to be the best Mexican restaurant in town, not only for food but also for friendly service.
Address: 1316 Broad St, Sumter, SC, USA +1 803 905 1955