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Lum's Restaurant / The Shrimper Seafood, 3200 Two Notch Road: 1980s   12 comments

Posted at 11:14 pm in closing

I've writen before about The Shrimper on Knox Abbott Drive. This was the chain's other location, on Two Notch Road in front of Atlantic Twin Theater and more or less across the street from Dick Dyer Toyota.

The Southern Bell ad is from 1974 -- I'm not really sure when The Shrimper closed; 1980s is just a guess, but it seems like quite a while ago to me. The building was split into two storefronts after that. I'm not sure about the one farther from Beltline, but the end towards Beltline has been a copier store at least since 1998, and probably before (though it looks to have had some trouble lately).

I note that the ad offers Calabash Style seafood. It seems to me that that's a selling point I see mentioned less and less in recent years.

UPDATE 9 June 2010: Added "Lum's Restaurant" to the post title base on comments (and the 1970 Yellow Pages).

UPDATE 18 September 2020: Here is a Shrimper cup I found at my sister's house:


Also updating tags and adding map icon.

Written by ted on June 8th, 2010

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  1. If I'm not mistaken, this is also an old Lum's building (as is the former Shrimper on Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce which is now a brunch place).


    9 Jun 10 at 5:28 am

  2. Mike is correct. Also the Andy's Deli on Greene St. was a Lum's/

    If I am not mistaken, I believe that there were some other Shrimper locations outside of Columbia.


    9 Jun 10 at 6:08 am

  3. Before it was the Shrimper it was a place called Lums, featuring hot dogs steamed in beer.


    9 Jun 10 at 9:45 am

  4. OK, adding Lum's to the title..


    9 Jun 10 at 11:21 am

  5. There is still a Shrimper in Sumter on Broad Street


    9 Jun 10 at 1:53 pm

  6. Not sure when it closed but the one in Cayce lasted a lot longer.

    Mr Bill

    9 Jun 10 at 2:30 pm

  7. The Cayce one was still in business in the late 1990s.


    9 Jun 10 at 2:58 pm

  8. Here's some info on Lums


    9 Jun 10 at 3:00 pm

  9. There was also a Shrimper on Broad River Road for a few years beside the McDonalds.

    Eric S.

    10 Jun 10 at 9:09 pm

  10. Crazy, I had no idea this was a national franchise. There was a Lum's open in Elmira, NY, going back 9 years. I see Wikipedia says the last one was in Nebraska.


    11 Jun 10 at 2:12 am

  11. The Shrimper in Hartsville, SC closed around 2008.

    Steven Rowe

    25 Jun 10 at 4:45 am

  12. I ate at this Shrimper in 1986, so it was there at least until then.


    4 Sep 12 at 11:27 am

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