Hot Fish Club

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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J
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike is a great waiter and the food was terrific

RC
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good meal, ambiance was ok, good value

b
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a party of 5 and two of us had the lobster pot pie (excellent) one had fried chicken (so so) one had flounder (good) and one had the early bird cod (excellent) We will be back for the cod - so far this is the best we have had this winter season on our yearly snowbird visit.

VA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is FABULOUS. The lobster pot pie is wonderful and the chocolate cake is big enough to share. Eat here, you won’t be sorry!

m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and we enjoyed our waitress. Love this place!

RD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were there. Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back and we highly recommend. We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday.

CN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in the greater Myrtle Beach area! We go once or twice a year, and it’s the highlight of all the dinners we eat during vacation!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, excellent food. I had the blackened red snapper, husband had blackened mahi stuffed with crabmeat. Both were excellent. We’ll Definitely go back!

HP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Our server was fantastic. Personable but not overbearing. We had a wonderful meal. It’s one of our favorites.

HW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was exellent. We brought first-time guests and they were very pleased with their experience.

OT
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moved inside as noise on porch was heavy.

M
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! FIRST TIME GUEST THERE AND IT IS ALREADY MY FAVORITE GRAND STRAND RESTAURANT. MENU IS DELIGHTFUL. WAITER WAS BEST I HAVE EVER HAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WINE IS WONDERFUL. HAD FILET WITH SCALLOPS IN A SPINACH SETTING. WONDERFUL. THIS IS THE GO-TO PLACE.

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Had reservations and were seated in just a couple of minutes.

CH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We arrived 10 minutes early and was promptly seated. Waiter, Alex, was great. Made good suggestions and took good care of us. Prices are comparable to other restaurants in the area, maybe a little better. Will come again.

DG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was New Year’s Eve

r
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food is always good as is the service.

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was outstanding. Service slow but friendly.
Would return.

C
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was Fabulous
The staff both friendly and accommodating

JV
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The gals at the bar were talking amongst themselves, not paying attention to us. We had to get their attention to take our order.. had to send back my salmon, it was soaked in butter. Second one came out the same. Will never order again. Pretty disappointed with the meal and service. The lady next to me had sent her dinner back too. Soaked in grease. She got the fish and chips. She didn't even bother to order again. Not sure I will go back...

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu. Delicious food. Friendly service. Good vibe.

LW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. My family loves the corn chowder!

JA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have recommended to lots of friends. Food and service is awesome. Bartenders are attentive. We love this place!!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, as usual!

IB
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my 74th birthday. Becky was our usual server as requested and she is always very good. The only small complaint was my fried seafood was a little over cooked. Other than that. great

LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Staff was very welcoming and server was very attentive. The shrimp and crab fondue a wise choice for an appetizer but be hungry it’s very filling.

g
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place truly a hidden gem service and food. Superb

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Service was really good, what we ordered was excellent. Fresh, cooked properly.

PS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. We found this restaurant on Open table and tried it as a result of the great reviews. We had just enjoyed an evening at Brookgreen Gardens at the Night of a Thousand Candles event. Our food was delicious and was made even better by the wonderful service we had from our waiter. He made great recommendations and was spot on. He was attentive, though being very busy and the food arrived quickly and was hot and perfectly prepared. We highly recommend the lobster pot pie and the Mahi Mahi. We will be back!

PQ
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love hot Fish Club and go as often as we can. Great place to take folks from out of town.

EV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great early dinnerware friends from out of town.We all enjoyed our food.

BR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We eat here all the time. I always order the 6 oz lobster tails. This is the first time I cannot honestly give a 5 star rating. Our waitress was fantastic but the lobster tails appeared smaller than usual AND were tough and salty.

JP
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After our walk through a Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Garden we drove four minutes to the Hot Fish Club and had a wonderful meal. The she crab soup and seafood corn chowder were just the right food to warm us up from the inside out after being outside in 42 degree weather for couple of hours looking at the beautiful lights in the garden. You can taste the sherry in the she crab soup as well as the butter and cream in the chowder. We selected the grilled grouper over a bed of spinach and lobster risotto. The flavors touched all our tastebuds and each bite was better than the previous one. We sat by the window and looked out over their trees dressed in Christmas lights which were great. Lauren, our waitstaff, did a marvelous job of keeping our glasses full and the table cleared of extra dishes so we could enjoy our meal without extra clutter. The next time we are in Murrells Inlet we will definitely eat here again!

t
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meal not bad but nothing special. Definitely not Charleston. Seafood chowder had lots of potatoes and carrots but not much seafood. However seafood cioppino did have a good amount of seafood or the crab meat was just so-so. Service was OK but definitely not Charleston level, more like a diner

DK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club is my favorite restaurant in the area. Excellent menu!!
The wait staff is always very attentive, but most importantly, the
food is delicious!!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was amazing. I had the Tuna and my husband had the Hot Fish Trio.
Definitely worth the trip. Can't wait to go back.

CK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood, especially their specialty - Hot seafood pie

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Not the cheapest but they are very much in line with every other seafood place and their quality is superior.

NP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club is the place to go for great seafood. The wait staff is awesome.