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23 of the Best Shaw AFB Restaurants (2021 Edition)
23 of the Best Shaw AFB Restaurants23 of the Best Shaw AFB Restaurants

23 of the Best Shaw AFB Restaurants (2021 Edition)

Introduction

South Carolina cuisine aims to please with iconic favorites and Southern dishes that showcase the best of local styles. Whatever food you’re into, restaurants around Shaw Air Force Base serve it up fresh. South Carolina’s signature flavors can be found at restaurants, fast food joints, and other eateries on and around base.

This list of restaurants on Shaw AFB and in the nearby city of Sumter is just a starting point for you as you get to know your new community. Be sure to talk with your new neighbors to find even more local hot spots that serve up just the flavor you’re looking for.

Know what you’re hungry for? Click the links below to go straight to the information.

(1-6) American Restaurants at Shaw AFB
(7-10) Shaw AFB Exchange Food Court Restaurants
(11-14) American Restaurants Near Shaw AFB
(15) Seafood Near Shaw AFB
(16-17) Mexican Restaurants Near Shaw AFB
(18-19) Italian Restaurants Near Shaw AFB
(20-21) Asian Restaurants Near Shaw AFB
(22) Caribbean Restaurants Near Shaw AFB
(23) Desserts and More Near Shaw AFB

Shaw AFB Restaurants

Shaw AFB Restaurants

Dining options on base are available in many flavors and multiple locations. Check out the base’s Force Support Squadron website for more information on base restaurants and dining options.

Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours before you go.

American Cuisine

1. Afterburner Grill

5802 Killian Ave.
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-4349

Flight line and support personnel can grab a bite to eat at the Afterburner Grill, which is located next to the flight line.

2. Carolina Skies Club & Conference Center

487 Myers St.
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3651

Active-duty members, retirees, and DOD personnel can enjoy drinks and meals at the Carolina Skies Club & Conference Center. The club features a dining room, an enlisted lounge, an officers’ bar, party rooms, a ballroom, catering services, dinner specials, and a variety of entertainment.

3. Cosmic Grill

416 Recreation St.
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-2732

Located at the Shaw Lanes Bowling Center on base, Cosmic Grill has burgers, sandwiches, drinks, and more.

4. CMSgt Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility

417 Polifka Drive
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-9791

CMSgt Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility is the base’s DFAC.

5. Rickenbacker’s

Address #1: 504 Shaw Drive
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-2701

Address #2: 1 Gabreski Drive
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-8581

Address #3: 431 Meadowlark St.
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: 1 (803) 895-6401

Rickenbacker’s serves Starbucks coffee, snacks, and meals at three locations on base.

6. Tee Top Café

400 Stuart St.
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-1399

Located at the base’s Carolina Lakes Golf Course, Tee Top Café serves breakfast and lunch.

Shaw AFB Exchange Food Court Restaurants

Shaw AFB Exchange Food Court Restaurants

The following restaurants can be found at the base’s exchange. Visit the exchange’s website for more information on the exchange’s food court and eateries.

7. Bun-D

370 Rhodes Ave.
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051

The Bun-D chain serves healthy wraps, salads, rice bowls, smoothies, and juices.

8. Burger King

370 Rhodes Ave.
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 144

9. Subway

370 Rhodes Ave.
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 142

10. Taco Bell

370 Rhodes Ave.
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 115

Sumter Restaurants

Sumter Restaurants

Venture outside the gates to nearby Sumter for more delicious options.

American Cuisine

11. Hamptons

33 N. Main St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 774-4400

Hamptons serves up American cuisine with an Italian twist. Elegant, simple dishes are sure to please even the most discerning palate.

12. J. O’Gradys

5 S. Main St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 938-5699

J. O’Gradys bar and pub offers up brews, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more.

13. Simply Southern Bistro

65 W. Wesmark Blvd.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 469-8502

Enjoy Southern cooking with a Cajun kick at Simply Southern Bistro. Try the shrimp and grits, Southern fried green tomatoes, seafood plates, chicken and waffles, and other Southern classics.

14. Willie Sue’s

3355 Patriot Parkway
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 469-2500

Willie Sue’s wood-fired grill serves up delicious favorites. Be sure to try their homemade cobbler for dessert.

Seafood Restaurants in Sumter, SC

15. The Palmetto Oyster House

415 W. Wesmark Blvd.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 607-9498

The Palmetto Oyster House, aka the PO’ House, has seafood on the menu. Enjoy po’boys, fried fish, shrimp baskets, and, of course, oysters.

Mexican Cuisine Near Shaw AFB

Mexican Cuisine

16. Mariachi’s

1072 Broad St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 775-3528

Enjoy quesadillas, tostadas, burritos, chimichangas, and more at Mariachi’s.

17. Yucatan Mexican Restaurant

1316 Broad St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 905-1955

Choose from fajitas, tacos, burritos, or tamales at Yucatan Mexican Restaurant, and wash it all down with a margarita.

Italian Cuisine

18. Demara’s Italian Restaurant

2070 Peach Orchard Road
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: 1 (803) 499-4741

Pizza, pasta, subs, salads, and more can be had at Demara’s Italian Restaurant.

19. Sambino’s

1104 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 469-9231

Sambino’s serves up mouth-watering pizza, pasta, and salads.

Asian Cuisine Near Shaw AFB

Asian Cuisine

20. Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

1121 Broad St.
Suite 13
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 418-0888

Sample sushi, dumplings, teriyaki, and Japanese cuisine at Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar.

21. Thai House

718 Bultman Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 934-8499

Enjoy Thai food, sushi, and more at Thai House.

Caribbean Cuisine

22. Queen’s Caribbean Cuisine

1217 Peach Orchard Road
Suite B
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: 1 (803) 494-5603

Try authentic Caribbean delicacies at Queen’s Caribbean Cuisine.

Desserts and More Near Shaw AFB

Desserts and More

23. Murray’s Donuts

627 Bultman Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 938-8099

Grab some donuts, fritters, and other sweet treats at Murray’s Donuts.

Conclusion

Hungry for more? Check out the South Carolina tourism website for more restaurant listings to explore. No doubt as you settle into your new community at Shaw AFB, you’ll find your own favorites.

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