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Sam Kendall's

1043 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-4307
+1 803-424-2005
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (47 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
“lobster roll” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1043 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-4307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We made reservations for Valentine's Day. We were able to get an early seating which was just fine with us. The menu selections will suit any taste. Ethan was our waiter & he was very good. We were not rushed like you sometimes feel in...More

Thank lamachia2003
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delightful server and wonderful drinks. First time a waiter REALLY understood my desire to have,"way too many olives" in my martini!! Food was fabulous!

Thank Mouser60
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was excellent and the atmosphere was great, as the building is old and historic. Definitely one of the best places to eat in Camden.

Thank MaribethAtlanta
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This is what we like to hear! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charleston tour guides girls day in Camden. Everyone's lunch looked wonderful but the lobster roll I had should have been on a better bread.. the service was excellent!!!!

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like I am in a big city restaurant at Sam Kendall's. Upscale, beautiful place. Very good food, great wine and beer choices. All four of our guests loved every course they ordered. Reservations recommend for peak hours. Worth every penny. Only negative comment...More

Thank lisadavey
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent this establishment daily and have to say that Heather and Dillon (both batenders) are amazing and always take excellent care of me. The food is delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone

Thank chucksr12
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We truly appreciate your patronage over the years, Chuck! We also thank you for the recommendation and will be sure to share your feedback with both Heather and Dillon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling back roads and ended up in Camden, South Carolina. We found Sam Kendalls on Tripadvisor and wowsa! What a wonderful surprise! The 1875 building is beautifully restored into a fabulous restaurant. Our steak and trout were delicious. Our waitress, Deja, was fantastic....More

Thank Mary L
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you found us, Mary Ann! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you again in the future if you decide to pass through.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good beer & wine selection, waiter was quick to bring our dog water, always appreciated. Good lunch offerings & great place to people watch.

Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed 11 January 2018

My family & I were back in my hometown last week for a very somber occasion. Since only one of us still lives in the vicinity, we were looking for a gathering place for a large number of people. Based on a wise recommendation, we...More

Thank Kim Y
Jonathan B, Owner at Sam Kendall's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks for the review, Kim! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

I went to Sam Kendall's during the Downhome Blues Fest to listen to a blues act. This restaurant is long and narrow, with booths down one side, a bar down the other, and tables in between. The lighting was low. I sat at the bar...More

Thank Explorecreate
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
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Doris V
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Response from KarenRocks2015 |
Lunch begins at 11:30am Monday - Saturday Dinner begins at 4:00pm Monday - Saturday Closed on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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