Hot Fish Club

4.7
373 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress AP is always great. Their menu is very different from most seafood restaurants in Murrells Inlet. Food and atmosphere are top notch. Highly recommended!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Great food in one of the first restaurants in Murrells Inlet. The staff is friendly and the food is fresh, and the views are best at sunset. It is worth a stop if you are looking for good food with a relaxed atmosphere.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Staff was very friendly for never being there took time go over specials and most popular. The price was great for the amount of food and service!!!

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there was February 14th 2015, right after we eloped in Myrtle Beach! We have now made coming to the Hot Fish Club our anniversary/Valentine's day tradition. We've since moved to Myrtle Beach so are able to visit there more often. The service is always spectacular and so is their food! If you have a chance to go there, please do an you will not be disappointed!

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JB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service. Highly recommend the Hot Fish Club.

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B
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice time food was good came out to fast as we where having fun chatting with new found friends. Our server was nice and thankfully did not give us the hurry it up routine so we had a nice time. Food was great(blackened red snapper was awesome) beer was cold all good. Decent wine list and good pecan pie...fun night

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit to your restaurant. I found that my reservation online worked out beautifully. I found our waiter to be outstanding. I found our food not only delicious but brought out on time. My husband the real critic gave it a great compliment. Saying he really loves it there. Thank you!

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AP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying and the food and staff were excellent. Highly recommended and not disappointed. :)

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RC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hard to talk at table for 4, noisy. She Crab soup great.

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B
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We've been the HFC on several occasions and I have always thought it was the best on Murrells Inlet. The other night was good but there was no wow factor. Oue server was great the food came out way to fast and was good not....great. It may have even an off night, we will try again

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, great food and great service! We had a table of 6 and everyone was pleased with their meal. Hot Fish Club will definitely be one of our go to hot spots. Favorites were the tuna steak and crab stuffed mahi-mahi!

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Main dining area very loud. Conversation difficult.

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R
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived here 20 years and just tried for the first time this past weekend. Loved it and couldn't reccomend enough to anyone looking for fresh, local hot spot and hidden gem. Reserved a table on line, got in right away on a Saturday night, service was excellent, food was hot and fresh. We sat in the middle of the room on a round table due to the large size of our group so it was a little loud to talk to each other but loved the energetic and fun vibe. Everyone had something different from the chicken fried chicken to the mahi mahi special to the fish and chips. Appetizers were sampler and shrimp and grit balls I think. Everyone devoured each last bite. Thanks and we will be back.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times and it has always been great. I take family and friends there and then they recommend it to others great food, service and view

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p
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening at the Hot Fish Club. Reservation was ready on time and food and service were excellent

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j
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always terrific food and service. Phillip and his wife run a great locals restaurant. Would recommend Hot Fish Club to any seafood lover. They are a credit to Murrells inlet restaurant scene

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GR
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this unassuming restaurant. The food is excellent (my favorite is the red snapper) -in the winter we sit inside but in the summer we prefer the gazebo with a killer view.

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BK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway great food and service

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DS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a fun, casual atmosphere!!

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GD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first time we went there we couldn’t get in because it was packed. We’ve been there twice since and both times have been fantastic!
The food is great and the ambiance is perfect!

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ZZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lobster pot pie is excellent and the reason we went there.

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s
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Hot Fish Club. It's a very comfortable and cozy restaurant with terrific food choices. Believe it or not, our favorite thing on the menu (other than the fresh fish) is the mashed potatoes! The price is right, too - and the choice to get a "small plate" instead of a huge entree makes this our "go to" restaurant when we are at the beach. One more thing - save room for their Key Lime Pie. A+ food, A+ service, A+ atmosphere. Bravo, Hot Fish Club!

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PT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice, lighting was perfect wait staff were very very nice. The food was where we were disappointed. The appitiser was calimari. It was processed not actual calamari. Not good at all. The seafood platter was good tasting but hardly satisfying. Very small portions, except for the fries. The only thing that was really good was the side of grits. Sorry, butwe will not return.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although local, we dined at the Hot Fish Club for the first time; it won't be the last. I had the red snapper which I highly recommend and my wife had the fried oyster platter which she also enjoyed. The fish/seafood is local and very fresh. The batter was light so that you could taste the oysters. The wine list is reasonable and recognizing some of the labels constitute good value choices. The service was attentive and warm, the ambiance was authentic and I would expect the view would be outstanding on a clear day as the restaurant sits on the marsh.

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PD
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have dined here several times and each visit exceeds our expectations. We had the Bam Bam shrimp; Grouper and Mako. The quality of the food and the presentation were outstanding. Our Server this time was Alex; he is personable, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. He added to our dining experience. Looking forward to dining there again and will request Alex as our Server.

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday dinner for 4. Awesome goid and atmosphere

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B
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our go to places for seafood when we’re at the beach. A quick trip down to meet painting contractor and decided to have seafood. Oysters were juicy and delicious. We had a great time and enjoyed a delicious dinner. We try to go as often as we can and will go again soon.

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SN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant on the Marsh Walk. Excellent food!!!!

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KT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some friends visiting from Tn. They absolutely loved the ambience, food, view. Will return again.

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BT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our "must eat at" places when we come to Murrells Inlet! The lobster pot pie is amazing! Service is always great - friendly and attentive wait staff and food gets out quickly. Beautiful location and view while you are dining. The only slightly negative is that it is very loud inside. But, that doesn't stop us from returning!

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BK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food every time

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Lobster Pot Pie! There was a surprising amount of seafood in the dish. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we will be back. Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the lobster pot pie and it was awesome.

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BK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed to change our reservation time they were very accommodating

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OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and Hot Fish Club did not disappoint. Food was excellent as usual.

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service.

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NG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very good experience as always at Hot Fish Club! Service excellent . Food very good

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BN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service! Seafood platter was exceptional especially the scallops!

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HO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early bird specials are great , love the seafood , the view out over the march is super , and the price of food is good.

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. We love to eat here.

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