Hot Fish Club

4.7
1126 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The original Hot and Hot Fish Club was founded in the late 1700’s by the planters of All Saints Parish. The social club was dedicated to epicurean pursuits; gourmet food, strong drinks and festive times. The first club was said to be on Drunken Jack Island, located just a few miles south from here. Members of the original club described their past time spent on the island as the “happiest hours of their lives.” The Club was dismantled and finally laid to rest after the Civil War. An ever shifting sand bar off the coast of Huntington Beach State Park is all that remains of the original site. The Hot Fish Club today is located in the oldest existing restaurant building on the Grand Strand. Hot Fish Club remains a favorite gathering place today for discriminating locals and is open to everyone seeking Great Food, Great Drink, and Lively Conversation, in the spirit of those earlier revelers. We pride ourselves on our personal service and our desire to satisfy each guest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1126 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Returned after two years hiatus (after covid year), and found prices (food and drink) to have risen substantially. Fish was good, although a little overcooked. Most others (6) with us enjoyed their dinners. Comfortable, with low to moderate noise level, in porch.

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MyraP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always bring our family here when they visit. Wonderful place to dine !

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Sofisticatedphodie
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nothing was amiss but it wasn't exemplary or unforgettable. The food was fresh, not unlike similar restaurants in the inlet. All in all, not bad...

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Charro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good but the food was absolutely delicious! We had the Hot Fish Sampler for an appetizer. It was delicious. I had the Blackened Mahi and my husband had the Char grilled Cobia. My son had the shrimp platter. All were delicious. Would highly recommend.!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Friendly atmosphere. Don’t let looks deceive you. This place has a great local following and doe not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! The food was excellent & the wait staff was fantastic. Highly recommend

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our Anniversary. We were seating for our reservation exactly on time. We had a great table. The server was there whenever we needed her but did not hover. The food was amazing! We are from Maine originally and are somewhat picky/spoiled in the consumption and presentation of scallops and oysters. Scallops were cooked perfectly and the oysters were large, clean and fresh. The entire evening was a treat.

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golf
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grouper and Mahi were great, a good appetizer was the Bam Bam Shrimp

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GrampaDicky
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our go to place whenever our family and friends visit. We enjoy the hightop table near the bar when we dine in. During the warmer days we like to hang out at the Gazebo bar outside. Always a great time!👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Thanksgiving early with our family. Had a wonderful time! Food was delicious!

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Lkoz
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Never had a less than awesome meal there.

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Gayle
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and our server was outstanding! He kept us laughing throughout the meal - showed up at just the right time and didn't miss a thing.

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vipStanleyN
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After we arrived it was 20 minutes before we were waited on, and that was only after I talked to the receptionist. They were very apologetic about the delay and I could sense they made us a priority in getting served afterward. Mistakes happen and I’m only writing this because I wanted to share the hospitality that was exhibited.
We came here (our first time) because of the great food reviews and I will say those reviews are not wrong. The calamari and she crab soup were excellent, as well as the main entrees.
I’ve read reviews about how noisy the place gets but during our visit (Wednesday 6 Pm) it was pleasingly quiet.
We will definitely return in the near future. Guaranteed.

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reservationqueen
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seems as though the shrimp platter was prepared too far ahead of the snapper & salmon dishes as they were hot & shrimp platter & sides were cool.
Rolls also that are typically so hot were not even warm.

Good service by Alex 1

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ElaineW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the Hot Fish and eat there often. Its always good!

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LynM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is very good. Been there many time. Everyone at our table was pleased except for the seafood platter. The fish was over cooked and dry. Otherwise, great place all round.

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BryceC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. service was good. it was noisy, but most of it seemed to be generated by one large group.

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LouhonT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very enjoyable. Great service.

Bit loud in dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jamie our waiter was the best. Very attentive, knowledgeable, courteous, and when he said he would be back with something we asked for it was within a couple minutes. Only complaint about the whole night is it gets pretty noisy. Guess there is nothing you can do about that. Overall excellent!

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Double510
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dinner for 4, had a very young inexperienced server-clearly needed more hands on training. Unsure of beverages available, appetizers not put in, and tried to be served after the entrees were almost complete. The entrees were very good - The food here (been here 3 times in 2 months) , always excellent and we are aware good help is difficult to get.

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ElaineW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My husband and I love the Hot Fish Club. The food is always good. When we want fish, thats the place to go!

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AudreyG
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! We arrived early so we had a drink and an appetizer at the bar. Bartender was very personable & gave us his 3 top picks for meals. We chose 2 of them & we were not disappointed!!! Delicious!!

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PattiD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Never disappoints….love that they take reservations!

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vipBrian9672
Atlanta
142 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times and great food! Get the Hot Fish Platter with scallops. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends come her from out of town. They raved about everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had out of town company and wanted to take them somewhere they had not been before.

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NJtoMI
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Although the atmosphere may not be what draws you, the Food is exceptional. I have Never been disappointed over the years. Guests have also loved the food.
Wine selection is good.

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RogerJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service a menu that has something for everyone don’t know what else I could say

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vipDaleD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place but Extremely loud!!!!!☠️

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vipJimdoc58
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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Nasus
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The server opened and poured a bottle of pinot which we had to send back because we ordered a malbec.
Server brought a bottom shelf malbec and not the one that was on the menu.
The cioppino was a plate not bowl with 5 clamshells and 5 mussels with half a crab laying across the top.
Had to send it back. It was not cioppino.

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DanH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. A bit pricey and a bit noisy

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GlennE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! We drove 45 minutes to eat there. Worth every mile!!!

JM
JustinM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always fresh and simply, but tastefully, prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipPalmCoastVisitor
Orlando
64 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood plates. Interesting menu. Excellent staff. Nice area with water views.

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mastercrow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but won’t be our last. Service was friendly and attentive. Seafood was fresh and delicious. It will be one of go to places for sure.

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vipljbtollie
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were greeted with a friendly smile, being told our table was being cleared. We were early! Once our whole party arrived we’re we’re promptly seated. Our server delivered our menus and took our drink orders right away. She answered any menu questions with full command of the menu items. And it is an extensive menu!
My husband had the broiled seafood platter. He ate every bite, saying he enjoyed it, which is high praise from him! I had Seafood Cioppino! It had a bit of a spicy kick, which I enjoyed. I am used to having this dish served over pasta. Instead the tomato based broth can be soaked up with very tasty garlic bread. Everyone at the table was quite satisfied.

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Carm
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservations necessary (via Open Table) as Hot Fish Club gets very busy. At our request the 5 of us were seated out on the enclosed porch with a lovely view of the marsh. Noise level out there much better than in the main dining room. Food was very good, although my shrimp and Grits were a bit too salty for me. Won't order it again. Salmon was excellent. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 different entrees and all were delicious 👍🏻👍🏻

FAQs

Hot Fish Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 357-9175.

Hot Fish Club is rated 4.7 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.