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Hot Fish Club

4.7
4.7
1564 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 357-9175

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City/Murrells Inlet

  • Cross street

    Ocean Hwy

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 1,564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Overall

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Food

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Value

  • Myrtle Beach

    Innovative

  • Myrtle Beach

    Good for groups

  • Myrtle Beach

    Neighborhood gem

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. N

    Nana

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. This was our first dining experience at Hot Fish Club. Our server recognized our “newbie” status and was very helpful in recommending the seafood platter that was included in their early bird dining. The meal did not disappoint. The fried oysters were excellent. Our server recommended the in house made Key Lime Pie - delicious. We will definitely be back! The best value and food we have had at Murrell’s Inlet.
  2. LG

    LarryG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to dine in the Grand Strand. Hostess, bar staff, dining room staff and kitchen staff all do an outstanding job in providing delicious meals. Favorites this time were the cioppino and grouper with lobster risotto.
  3. SG

    ScottG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great as well as the service. A must go to....
  4. SZ

    SandraZ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By the outside appearance we thought we were going to a fish shack. Big surprise inside! Lovely entrance & bar straight ahead. Very nice large dining room with an outside windowed porch. Menu was extensive. Food excellent & plentiful. Nice use of seasoning. We did not have appetizers. I had the blackened red snapper over spinach & risotto. Very good. My husband had the cippolino. Which was full of fish & crab in shell. I loved dipping the bread in the sauce. Speaking of bread, it is served with garlic butter. Delish. Now one of our fav places.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hot Fish is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always outstanding and cooked to protection. The staff goes above and beyond and always makes you feel like family and not just a custom. Highly recommend this if you are in the area.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and service were both great.
  7. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dungeness Crab was hot and superb. And at a good price. The fried Okra was about the best I ever had. The service was quick and good. Wish I was close enough to go back.
  8. RJ

    RobertJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meal was Excellent and service was top notch! Will be back next trip to Murrells Inlet!
  9. ET

    EllenT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food and very good service. Was a nosey table with loud people behind us but overall was good time.
  10. PM

    PhilipM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the servers were super friendly.
  11. M

    Maggie

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We love Hot Fish Club and go there for special occasions. It is always noisy, however, this last time was beyond loud. There was a group that was so loud our group of 8 could not hear each other talk.
  12. BC

    BobC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become one of our favorite places to eat. Each time we're in town (starting the process of moving permanently in the spring), this has been our go-to place. We seem to always have the same server, and she's amazing. We learned last night her name is Kayla, wonderful person. Very personable and great service.
  13. f

    fromlongislandtony

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food good people I will be back
  14. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always have fantastic food at HotFish Club. Not sure why they only have reservations available in the 4pm hour and after 7pm. We were there last night and the dining room was virtually empty at 5:15pm
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food. Good service. Drink selection could use some work
  16. C

    Carm

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Requested seating out on enclosed porch and got it. Much too noisy for us in main dining room. Server Alex very knowledgeable about menu and very friendly but professional. Food was good but not outstanding.
  17. KH

    KimberlyH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food and service!
  18. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful. Wished we could have gotten there a little earlier to see everything in the daylight
  19. MH

    MaryH

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have not dined here in 2-3 years, and the food is better than ever. I strongly recommend the Bam Bam Shrimp! Best shrimp I've ever had. The red snapper was great too, and the service was exceptional. Nice table on the back porch; a little too brightly lit but pleasant overall.
  20. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    3 out of 4 meals were excellent unfortunately one of them was not. My wife was not happy with her meal. The waitress was excellent.
  21. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood pasta was amazing. A large helping so everyone had enough leftovers for lunch the next day.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as always and the server was great.
  23. S

    Sunny

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! Always fresh fish and interesting side dishes.
  24. B

    Baseball

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hit Fish club never disappoints. Food and service are top notch!
  25. MC

    MCB164

    Charleston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Murrells Inlet and it didn’t disappoint. The food was fabulous, our server was excellent and the flights of wine offered is the best I’ve ever seen. We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary at Hot Fish Club and loved it! Everything is always good, past and present. Make sure to get a reservation so you get a table, otherwise you’ll be disappointed because they are always packed.
  26. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience here and definitely not our last. Everything was on point!!
  27. L

    Lizard

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have lived here for over 20 years and this was the second time we have eaten at Hot Fish Club. It was good the first time, excellent this time! We will definitely be returning.
  28. PD

    PattiD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations are a must! I wish all the restaurants on the Inlet took reservations….just one of the reasons Hot Fish Club is outstanding! And the hostess sears you right on time….The menu has lots to choose from, food is excellent, staff is friendly….
  29. AW

    AngieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Crab cakes were note made with lump crab at all and quality not good once you shred the carb. Would never recommend them to anyone, even at half the price. Otherwise your service and other fish dishes are excellent
  30. VK

    VickieK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is great. The service was perfect. We did not have to wait. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. The waitstaff was friendly and our orders were correct. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    We visited the Hot Fish Club on October 23rd. Waitstaff was excellent. My husband had the grouper entree he said it was excellent. I had the Hot Fish Trio lobster, shrimp and crab cakes. It was just ok all three cakes tasted the same. Sauces were different on each but the actual cakes tasted the same. I would go back but would definitely order something different.
  32. DK

    DandK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I really wanted to enjoy it and I hate to complain so I usually don't, but since you asked, the shrimp and grits were not what we expected with a spicy gumbo like gravy on it, the grouper was overcooked, but probably the most upsetting was my wife and I felt like we didn't belong, and that wasn't because of the staff, they were very nice, but most of the other patrons, who appeared to be local, acted like it's their joint and we tourists should go elsewhere. It was our anniversary and we don't get to our much so splurging on a $130.00 meal was big for us. We left disappointed
  33. LS

    LoisS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 56 anniversary with the most delicious lobster dinner, our favorite
  34. PT

    PegT

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, interesting history (founded in 1792 as a men's club), wonderful marsh views
  35. JM

    JustinM

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently fresh fish wonderfully prepared.
  36. JB

    JeanB

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grouper and risotto is excellent. Beet salad very good. Sit on the porch.
  37. MW

    MackW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience with an incredible view of the marsh and overhanging live oaks. Professional staff across the board. Food was great. We had the hot fish sampler and lobster pot pie. Perfection on the marsh.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hot Fish is always great food, service & atmosphere. One of our favorite spots in Murrells Inlet.
  39. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of our week. Highly recommend Lobster Pot Pie
  40. RL

    RobertL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our "go to" place for special evenings, great food and super service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Hot Fish Club

4911 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ocean Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City/Murrells Inlet

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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