The Parson's Table
The Parson's Table

The Parson's Table

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.parsonstable.com/
  • Phone: 8432493702
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Edward R. Murray, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Rooms available for 12, 32 or 54 Guests. Banquet menu available for Private Parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Edward R. Murray, Jr. 8432493702

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 17
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot adjacent to building overflow parking across the street.
A word from The Parson's Table
Not only can you get a juicy roast prime rib at The Parson"s Table, but you can eat it inside a church, too. The location remains very much the same structure that it was in 1885, when Little River Methodist Church was built. The cherished establishment first opened its church doors as a restaurant in the late 1970's and has been serving exquisite American steakhouse fare ever since. The restaurant's decor is positively Southern-charm antique, complete with dark wooden walls, stained glass windows and an original Tiffany glass lamp in the main dining room. An award winning wine list graces The Parson's Table as well as an outstanding fresh seafood selection.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Parson's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (179)romantic (141)fit for foodies (97)neighborhood gem (95)notable wine list (93)good for groups (52)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (7)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Apps are incredible! Soups are creative and delicious.... Take the risk and try them. Swordfish is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have repeatedly taken friends to The Parson's Table, since we live in the area. The wait staff is very professional. The food is usually excellent. Thank goodness our guests this evening said their meals were very good. Unfortunately my husband and I both ordered the prime rib. It was terrible. My husband went as far to say it was the worst he had ever had. It was full of gristle and tough. Neither of us could cut our meat with the sharp knives they provided. We did not complain to each other or our server until after our bill was paid. Of course the server was disappointed that we had not brought this to his attention. We didn't want to make a big deal, but we won't be back for a long long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a wonderful rediscovery
    Bbbb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It is rare to find a restaurant with this unique character serving terrific food, exhibiting a fine well chosen wine list at prices that are beyond fair. The stained glass windows help create a special ambiance . Romantic? Absolutely. The fine assortment of breads after finding crackers and a special dip very nice. The mixed salad with a terrific house dressing is exceptional. They, also leave an extra amount in a bowl on your table, should you want more; and we all did! We have tried the recommended fish entrée as well as the short ribs and the prime rib. Our guest ordered the pork chop and was extremely pleased only sorry she could not find this quality back home. The Prime Rib was the quality usually reserved for the best beef houses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Friends
    jimsputa
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A great place to take friends or family to a place that has a piece of Southern history and charm. Food is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food! Service was very good but the kitchen's timing was off. I'm sure this was a freak thing not the norm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was great, a bit rich. Entree prices were very reasonable. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low bar
    Inez
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great little restaurant the bar/bartender was a little lacking. Stick to the wine and beer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Living on an old reputation
    Smilner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Years ago, The Parson's Table was a high spot of nicer dining in the area around Sunset Beach, NC. Calabash restaurants tend to the "fried and true", and PT has had little competition. It shows. The cooking and presentation were lazy. The meal began with store-bought crackers (!) and dip. The rolls were not house-made. The salad was passable. The lobster tail was overdone, the fish special was heavily sauced and too salty. The green beans were undistinguished. The bill for three with one bottle of mid-priced wine and one dessert was $125. Not worth it by a long way.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a surprise
    dwill
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There a ton of restaurants on the Grand Strand but this is not one of the chain, fast food, cookie cutter places. It is a first class fine dining restaurant with a local and very casual vibe in a beautiful old building. Don't come here if you're in a hurry. You'll want to savor the experience. And, it's not very pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Salad was outstanding. Love the cheese and crackers and the variety of breads in the basket were all tasty. Not my first time there, was my first time ordering the ribeye, which was tasty and well prepared, but unfortunately not a very good cut of steak. Had to cut around some fascia and it was really fatty. Overall, good experience and will be stopping by again when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Visiting from out of town-- this was the place that came highly recommended by friends. We called last minute for an early dinner reservation. Seating was for a party of 9 and Parsons Table was very accommodating. Our server Jo Ann was the absolute best! We loved her! Service, food and atmosphere was OUTSTANDING. Best dining experience for each and every one of us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eatingmywaythrunc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service is beyond slow. I wasn't impressed by the atmosphere, but my mother loved the old church charm. Plating of food leaves something to be desired, as it is outdated. The fried green tomatoes and goat cheese were really good. The house made vinaigrette is very good, albeit the salad was over dressed. My mother loved her steak. My dad got the flounder and in fairness to our waitress, she did warn us that it is made with a lot of nuts. It is A LOT of pecans. If you don't like pecans, don't order it. My shrimp, scallops and mushrooms did not have a lot of flavor and had way too many mushrooms. The scallops were perfectly cooked. The chocolate chip pecan pie is to die for! Also stay away from the pineapple upside down martini - it's awful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss
    bdugg
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have been going to the Myrtle Beach area for the pass 20 years. I was introduced to Parsons Table about 14 years ago. I have never miss an opportunity to eat there since. We had our rehearsal dinner there 5 years ago. Our 1 year anniversary dinner, and this year our 5 year. Love it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Find
    casualdiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've been going to the beach for over thirty years, but this was my first dinner here. Was recommended to me by a local. Only wish it had been on my list in previous years. Will make it a point to return next year. An outstanding find among the standard fried seafood places in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner out
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Attractive setting for a nice dinner out where you are able to actually talk to each other. Tables were a little too close together in the room we were in, but food was delicious! My filet was cooked perfectly and my my husband thoroughly enjoyed his tuna.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    Brad
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Parsons Table is alway the highlight of our vacation in Myrtle Beach. The food was outstanding, really outstanding. And, we loved our waitress, Astrid. She was outstanding. Can't wait till our next visit to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing and pricey
    NCvisitor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After our recent experience dining at the Parson's Table, we left feeling quite disappointed with the food. Our server did a good job. It took quite a long time for our meals to be served. The appetizer, the Baked Brie, was under baked so that the cheese was hard in the middle. The salads were very average---just basically small pieces of lettuce, overdressed. The salad dressing was too "vinegary". The entrees were served hot but the fish was over cooked and rubbery and the side dishes were tasteless. The green beans were barely cooked and tasteless. The carrot and sweet potato purée was not sweet, was bland, and the texture was "lumpy". The rolls were dry and not fresh. It was a pricey, poor experience, which we are unlikely to repeat.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyed my Birthday dinner
    Ladybug
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellant would eat here again when in town! The prime rib and pecan crusted grouper were done to perfection. The she crab soup was rich and memorable. Try not to eat too much salad and corn bread before your main course, I tried but failed since they both are so good. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent food and service
    LRdiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have never been disappointed - servers are so polite and attentive and the food is excellent. We love that we have a great restaurant right around the corner from our home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kacheels
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Return Customer!
    CalabashResident
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We bring all of our friends and relatives here when they visit. Food is always delicious and the staff friendly. Our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • got to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Unique setting, as the other reviews note. Menu is a thoughtful approach to Southern cuisine and uses, in certain dishes, local sources for proteins and produce. Certain dishes are quite good (e.g., shrimp and grits); others were a bit off (encrusted grouper special). Desserts are made in house and decent. There's also a gluten-free menu for those who need it. Overall a nice place, and it was the best meal that I had during my stay in MB.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant suprise
    Dickie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My dining companion and I came from Ocean Isle Beach looking for something a bit more high-end than Calabash seafood (tasty though it can be), and we happened upon The Parson's Table via OpenTable. Our reservations were for 8 pm, and we were at our table (with a disappointing view mostly of the kitchen) by 8:10. Aside from the rather aloof hostess, the experience was lovely. We started with the massive brie wheel, and my main dish was the ale-braised short rib--in a hearty but not bloat-worthy portion. My companion had the shrimp and grits, and while the shrimp was juicy and hot, alas the grits had gone a bit cold on the edges. Dessert--the bread pudding--was predictably quite tasty. With only three minor complaints, we shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/interesting history
    ksdine
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is our second visit to The Parson's Table. It will remain a must visit on our restaurant list when on vacation in the Myrtle area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best in Myrtle Beach
    familyoffoodies
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Myrtle Beach is such a great vacation spot but not known for good dining out. Parson's Table fills that need really well. Super food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience.
    AnniebVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    An exciting menu, plenty of different choices for the discerning diner (especially at the beach). We started with Prince Edward Island mussels and the smoked salmon. Both were delicious, the mussels were cooked with garlic, cream and Pernod. Main course we both went for the Shrimp & Chicken curry. It was delicate with flavors of fruit, coconut and mild curry, truly a great dish. Given the house salad, cheese spread and crackers and the warm bread assortment we were given to mop up the wonderful mussel gravy, we had no room left for desserts. The service was outstanding, the setting is charming. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place a Little Pricey
    Priceyplacebutgoodeats
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overall a nice place. The food was good but a little expensive for the quality. A very nice atmosphere. The only complaint I have is the hostess was not very nice and made you feel like you were inconveniencing her when asking about your reservation. The southern hospitality was certainly missing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rxt1
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have visited the Parson's table nearly every year for over 15 years or more on vactation. We noticed slight declines in recent yearsin the food and service, and after our last visit, two years ago, we probably would not have gone there again this year. Happily, we did try it once more, and the menu and food had improved dramatically. We had an excellent meal in all respects -- food, service, and wine selection -- and the Parson's Table is back on our top places to dine in the Myrtle Beach/Sunset Beach area. One thing, unfortunately, has not changed: We have yet tod be seated at our reservation time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable food
    Tcufrog08
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The good was unreal! Great portion sizes and unique options. My fiancé got the duck and I got the filet. Both were outstanding. The homemade dressing for the salad was awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We enjoyed our meals the wait staff was excellent as was the atmosphere we will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AHMAAAZING!
    Charlestonfoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Loved everything about the Parson's Table...atmosphere, food, drinks and service! Would definitely go back! Our parents paid for our dinner so we took advantage and got, apps, entrée and dessert. Go on Friday for $10 off bottles of wine. Wine was surprisingly not overpriced like most restaurants. Can't wait to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    Luckyman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Encrusted grouper is absolutely marvelous. Can't wait to go back when we're at the beach again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular customer
    TravelingFromNC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Parson's table is a short drive from North Myrtle Beach, SC and the southern NC beaches. We visit every time we are in the area. The food is always well prepared and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    BeckyP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I ordered the special of the day which was a cornbread encrusted Grouper. The cornbread was very thinly coated and the grouper just melted in my mouth. This may have been the best seafood dinner I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best on the grand strand
    Leapo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Living in Philly with some of the best restaurants in the country, it's been quite an adventure finding good restaurants along the grand strand. Parsons table is one of the best I've found so far. Yes it's in a old church with nice ambiance but its the food that is the star here. I got excited just looking at the menus. It wasn't the same old items you find at most restaurants. We started with mussels & the tuna tar tar. The tuna was good but the mussels were outstanding. They had a special, bone in filet, which you don't find very often, even in Philly. It was cooked perfectly and taste was as good as it gets. The duck breast was another hit. Looking forward to returning to this gem in Little River.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marjorie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a very nice evening, good service, great food and nice ambiance. Will recommend to friends
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Jobon19
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went there to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We had excellent food. The service was perfect and we loved the setting in the old church. We will go there again and would recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food & presentation was wonderful! Will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    Rolesvilledave
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our third visit and we have never been disappointed. Our choice this time of the Seared North Atlantic Salmon and the Grouper special were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate