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The Parson's Table
The Parson's Table

The Parson's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.parsonstable.com
  • Phone: (843) 249-3702
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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. (843) 249-3702

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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Apps are incredible! Soups are creative and delicious.... Take the risk and try them. Swordfish is incredible."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A great place to take friends or family to a place that has a piece of Southern history and charm. Food is always outstanding."
    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"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food was great, a bit rich. Entree prices were very reasonable. I will go again."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great little restaurant the bar/bartender was a little lacking. Stick to the wine and beer."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We bring all of our friends and relatives here when they visit. Food is always delicious and the staff friendly. Our favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Encrusted grouper is absolutely marvelous. Can't wait to go back when we're at the beach again"
    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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is a very nice evening, good service, great food and nice ambiance. Will recommend to friends"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food & presentation was wonderful! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My steak was undercooked (well done should not be raw in the middle) and a bit fatty. My wife's grouper was good though."
    Dined on 7/24/2014