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Sam Kendall's

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1043 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-4307
+1 803-424-2005
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Apex, NC
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a delightful dinner at Sam Kendall's on a busy Saturday evening. I had their Montego Chicken, while my husband partook of their lamp chops. (Yes, he cleaned his plate with a big smile on his face.) And, we splurged on their chocolate cake--a three-decker creation that included chocolate ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup and... More 

Thank Meritas
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was empty for our 2 pm Saturday lunch. The lunch menu is small but all our food was good. The spinach artichoke was very good considering its common appearance on menus. I had the clam chowder & Caesar salad; both were very good. She had the crab cake sandwich and it too was very good. The draft and... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During my biannual trips to Camden for the past four years, I've always camped out at Sam Kendall's for dinner - my go to restaurant in town. Food, service & atmosphere were always quite good which was noted in my prior review. This past week I dined there 3 nights with good friends. Service and atmosphere were terrific as always,... More 

1 Thank chefbirddog
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share their feedback with us, Chef K. We take great pride in all of the food that we serve, and are so very sorry that what you ordered wasn't to your liking. We will make certain that your comments are passed along to our kitchen staff so we can learn from your visit... More 

Camden, South Carolina
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I really want to give it 5 and I would give it 2 1/2 if that was an option, but I can't. The place is beautiful and the hostess was excellent, but it went downhill from there. Went there for our anniversary, called ahead for reservation. Because of my disability and my service dog, we prefer to eat early (about... More 

1 Thank Mary B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The menu is varied and extensive. Something for canivores as well as seafood lovers. I love the scallops. Jonathan is always in attendance to ensure a quality experience.

Thank Mike G
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words, Mike! Be sure to come back and see us. More 

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I have eaten dinner here about 6 times despite the 45-minute drive from Blythewood. The service is always friendly and impeccable. This time we were served by Heather and she did a perfect job. I was going to have the filet mignon, which I've ordered previously, but instead opted for the grouper parmesan bread crumb special. It... More 

Thank Princeton Tiger
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your continued patronage, Tiger. We're so pleased to hear everything was to you and your wife's liking. We look forward to serving you both again soon. More 

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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Good service, nice atmosphere, outside seating. Casual fare with southern dishes. Good selection tap beer.

Thank Brenda B
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sam Kendall's was a good recommendation. Dinner was excellent and it was a pleasant place to enjoy a good meal.

1 Thank hellie69
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us! We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

As Hartsville residents, we had been hearing of Sam Kendall's arrival there but had never been to Camden or the first Sam Kendall's. What a fantastic dinner. Great drinks, nice atmosphere, delicious food at a great price. Can't wait for Sam Kendall's Hartsville.

3 Thank Jim Z
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

We appreciate your patronage, Jim. Additionally, thank you for giving us your feedback. We will be sure to share this with our team and look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Camden seems to be changing, its coming alive and getting cool. So we travelled from the Columbia area to eat at this restaurant as we heard it was "a good place to eat". So let's pull apart that short phrase. I thought it was "a good place". It is a nicely restored older building on the main street and when... More 

1 Thank Eisenstadt
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Sam Kendall's. We appreciate your patronage and your honest and candid input as we constantly strive to improve on the overall experience for each customer. We will definitely share your input with our staff as we continue to educate them with a new and extensive menu. If you ever are unhappy with any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-4307
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 803-424-2005
Come experience Camden's most unique dining experience. Enjoy excellent American contemporary cuisine in an atmosphere of casual sophistication. We proudly feature over 80 wine offerings; we also have a full service bar featuring the finest spirits, and over thirty beers available either on tap or in the bottle. The chef’s feature daily seafood offerings as well as the chef’s daily grill special.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?