23 OF THE BEST SHAW AFB RESTAURANTS
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionSouth 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 RestaurantsDining 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.
1. Afterburner Grill5802 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 Center487 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 Grill416 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 Facility417 Polifka Drive Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 895-9791 CMSgt Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility is the base’s DFAC.
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 Café400 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 RestaurantsThe 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-D370 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 King370 Rhodes Ave. Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 144
9. Subway370 Rhodes Ave. Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 142
10. Taco Bell370 Rhodes Ave. Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 1 (803) 666-3051, ext. 115
Sumter RestaurantsVenture outside the gates to nearby Sumter for more delicious options.
11. Hamptons33 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'Gradys5 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 Bistro65 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's3355 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 House415 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.
16. Mariachi’s1072 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 775-3528 Enjoy quesadillas, tostadas, burritos, chimichangas, and more at Mariachi’s.
17. Yucatan Mexican Restaurant1316 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.
18. Demara's Italian Restaurant2070 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’s1104 Alice Drive Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 469-9231 Sambino’s serves up mouth-watering pizza, pasta, and salads.
20. Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar1121 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 House718 Bultman Drive Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 934-8499 Enjoy Thai food, sushi, and more at Thai House.
22. Queen's Caribbean Cuisine1217 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
23. Murray’s Donuts627 Bultman Drive Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 1 (803) 938-8099 Grab some donuts, fritters, and other sweet treats at Murray’s Donuts.
ConclusionHungry 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. Got a hot dining tip? We want to know! Share it on MyBaseGuide's Facebook, tag @mybaseguide on Instagram, or @mybaseguide on Twitter.
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