Hot Fish Club

4.8
812 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 812 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service! Melissa was great. My dining of choice.

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NJtoMI
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I have never been disappointed with the food and service at the Hot Fish Club. One of my favorite M.I. Restaurants. Friends who have visited loved it as well. Felt comfortable with the social distancing of the tables.
Thank you

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vipRobandCandieT
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The lobster pot pie was amazing.

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viptkd1
West Virginia
75 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service ... wonderful experience as always!

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DonnaE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be going back there!! The food was delicious! Great menu!!

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kyle
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Started at the Gazebo and finished the night inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove from Lexington to Murrells Inlet just for dinner... what does that tell you???👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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LynM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the lobster pot pie. You won’t be disappointed. Every dish I’ve ever eaten at Hot Fish Club has been superb.

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LeeM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Hot Fish and we will definitely be repeat visitors! Everyone was friendly and helpful, the setting was lovely and the food was phenomenal. My husband got the special (cobia), a fish he had never had, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the salmon, which was superb... I don't even know how to describe how delicious it was! We were both members of the clean plate club!
Can't wait to go back 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Delicious food always great service.

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AnnB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the Inlet and Jesse offers great friendly service. Don’t miss this place.

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PamelaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, succulent fish and fresh egetables, nice portions! Recommend Grouper with lobster risotto and spinich.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall ours was an excellent experience. The food was fantastic and the environment enjoyable. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waitress was not the most friendly. When asked a question she really did not explain it very well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was a bit bland. Could have used a bit more seasoning.

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DebbieN
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions were huge! The service was really fast! We sat on the enclosed back porch and enjoyed the beautiful view. We’ll definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic not one complaint! Love the Dungeness crab!

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bobl
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been dining at Hot Fish at least 2-3x year since 2011 the date of our moving to M.B. Always excellent food and service. The waiter we had the night of 2/4/21 was especially outstanding. Jamie, our waiter, was attentive without being overwhelming. His professionalism along with a great personality made our 54th Wedding Anniversary special. He even presented us with a celebratory cupcake to enjoy at home on our Special Day. This young man will be an asset to any career he chooses.

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NancyZ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club is one of our favorite places to dine! We love the great food, and it is always a nice atmosphere.

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vipJenniferA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The dinner menu is fantastic, with plenty of traditional options to choose from. I will definitely be returning when I'm in the area to try other menu options and will provide rave reviews about the restaurant to my friends.

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Retiredman
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT with one exception. A table near us had a number of people seated who had apparently had more alcohol than they needed. Their language was LOUD and offensive - very crude and vulgar words. I'm sure the waiters going by and the one serving them heard it, but no one offered to ask them to "tone it down." We had our young grandson with us and some other children were in the dining area. I'm sure they didn't need to see and hear that.

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vipBlackeye
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with my wife. She had salmon and it was delicious and prepared just as she liked it. I had char grilled grouper and it was delicious also. A bottle of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc was a great pairing. Tables were socially distant and everyone wore masks. It was a great evening out.

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MadelineC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and our server was friendly and efficient. It was my husband's birthday and it was a very enjoyable evening.

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SherrieB
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing g was great as usual.My favorite place it never disappoints.I was coming in from the airport and some one at the rental car suggested it and we went Oct 2019 in a Friday without a reservation and silly me we had to sit at the bar.

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AllenK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner specials and their main menu was available on New Year's Eve. Our server John was polite, energetic, and attentive. Dinner was delicious and well portioned. Hot Fish Club is one of our favorite restaurants. Rear porch dining area is quieter than the main dining room.

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KateSF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish! Hubby got the grouper on risotto! I ordered the trio of "cakes"- crab, shrimp and lobster!! All of it was yummy ! Tables were socially distanced and we felt very comfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Hot Fish. Always great fresh food.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant! Reservations and table ready once arrived. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent.

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vipChip
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Tables provide enough space for social distancing. We will definitely go back when on vacation.

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ValerieK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very freshest seafood, even the sides (Cole slaw) was very good. Great service and meal was brought out very fast. My favorite seafood dining in Murrells Inlet.

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jtchristian
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Food is well prepared and fresh. Portions are ample for the price. This is our go-to restaurant in Murrell’s Inlet now!

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vipRoss
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little place near the water. Service was prompt and friendly. Our waiter knew every detail about the dishes and helped us order a modified entre for my wife. She loved the grouper. I had the Lobster pot pie. It was delicious! We will go back soon

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RobinO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we had 6 people in our party and our waitress was the best. She had our food and drink orders to us in a snap. Can’t wait to go back!

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BJms
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to eating here again next time we’re in town.

MJ
MichaelJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started with a very good Bloody Mary. I ordered the lobster pot pie and my wife ordered the crab cakes. Both of our dishes were outstanding. We then ordered desert to go. She had the coconut cream pie and I had the key lime pie. They were ok but next time I will just order the main course. Our guests als enjoyed their meals which consisted of the lobster pot pie and the salmon. Overall a very nice evening.

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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!

FAQs

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

Hot Fish Club is rated 4.8 stars by 812 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.