Hot Fish Club

4.7
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775 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anne
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently great. We always make it a point to eat here when we are in town. A family favorite!!!!

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WinB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, well prepared, great view of the marsh

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reservationqueen
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable visit. Didn’t feel rushed this time.

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DanielS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. The food is consistently delicious and upscale. Staff is happy, friendly, and efficient. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Had the special striped bass and it was great.

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ceciliag
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a steam pot. It was incredibly delicious! And I thought prices very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! I tried many restaurants in the area over a week. The fried oysters I ordered at The Hot Fish Club were the best I’ve had in years. My second visit to this restaurant, and I plan to return! You won’t be disappointed!

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ErnestS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always great !

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PerryJ
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been 3 times after reading great reviews. The food is very good with friendly service. The menu is exceptional with some great choices. I thought the Shrimp and grits was on par with the top restaurants in New Orleans. The lobster pot pie was great! The noise level was much lower on the back sun room. We’ll be back!

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Mike
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for our Supper Club of 16 people.

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was great, the reservation was on time the service was top notch and our food was outstanding. I would recommend Hot Fish Club, give it a try.

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DavidS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there and will definitely go back

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RchardB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club is an outstanding restaurant, excellent food and service. I have been there on many occasions, each time better than the last.

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Difasu
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed. Started off with one of their special drinks. They served it without one of the advertised ingredients, basil, and it didn't have much rum flavor. Inquired about basil. Waiter checked with bartender. Out of basil. What ?!? Should have been told versus passing it off for something it wasn't. Dinner was cobia. Delicious pepper sauce, red beans, and sauteed spinach but fish was overcooked. Small seafood platter was good, nothing over the top. With so many restaurants in the area we would try a different one the next time.

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, large portions and excellent service

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Bill
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went to the hot fish. Club for great seafood what we got was far less than ok. Everything but the fried fish platter was overcooked and dry. My wife ordered the duck special which was over cooked,dry and tough. My other friend and I had the blacked Mahi “stuffed with crab meat”. It came out with little or no blacked seasoning, the stuffed with crab meat was a crab cake that had so much filling in it we could not taste any crab, the menu said nothing about stuffed with a frozen crab cake, we both sent it back and had to settle for fried seafood... our waitress was attentive and did take our Mahi in exchange for a piece of fried fish we could have gotten anywhere with a deep fryer. Our other friend who ordered the fried fish platter was quite happy with the choice. So perhaps they should change the name to the Hot Deep Fried Fish Club as cooking any other way seems to difficult.

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Cros
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. The Cioppino was excellent. Service was great. Too noisy though. Too hard to converse with the others we were with.

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Karen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the seafood at Hot Fish Club -- awesome meals!!

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! Will definitely be going back!!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for the last five or six years quite often food is always prepared the same very good never had issues with anything great staff great servers superview

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DavidO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We try to get to the Hot Fish Club two to three times during our February through April stay in the area. The menu is broad enough for many different choices. Service has been excellent every time we have visited.

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WandaG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat along the Marsh walk. Fish dishes are always fresh. I would recommended this restaurant.

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katherineg
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Crab cakes were heavy. Fried flounder too predictable.

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LucyC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!
Alex1 was an amazing waiter!!!

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Donia
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was great and our server, Becky was very attentive to our needs,

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NancyZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club is one of our favorite restaurants! We always visit it at least once during our stay in the area. Great Food, and service. Will definitely come back!

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alank
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Wait wasn't that.long. Our server was helpful in wine selection.

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DebbieW
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at this restaurant and once again it was delicious!

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I would recommend it for the food because it was very good but the waiter acted like he couldn’t be bothered with us after the food came. Never came back to ask f we wanted another drink or how things were. The people at the table next to us were so loud we couldn’t hold a conversation at our table.

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RichardB
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day!

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HappyDiner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Looks out over the marsh with a small lighted boardwalk at the back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Good food for excellent value. They will see me again.

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MaryAnneF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the daily appetizer special (stuffed jalapeño poppers) and three different entrees. Everything was delicious.

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WILLIAMS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back again.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

When we first walked in the noise around the bar was very loud but at our table it was fine. We tried a variety of food and appetizers. Most all were delicious. The she crab soup was a bit sweet for our liking but the fish corn chowder was great. My mahi mahi was a little dry, the grits were fabulous. Over all the food was good, service excellent, prices fair. We would eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I had a fantastic dinner here. We each ordered a different fish meal and we were all very pleased with our choices. Fish was very fresh, lobster risotto was yummy, and prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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TrevorT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot with fresh catch! Relaxed enough to have a great time, classy enough to make you feel important. Highly recommend!

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster pot pie will not disappoint. Service was wonderful!

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Jed1946
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike is a great waiter and the food was terrific

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vipRobertC
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good meal, ambiance was ok, good value

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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 775 OpenTable diners.

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