Hot Fish Club

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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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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food service every time I go. Our favorite place on the marshwalk.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite “go to” in Murrells Inlet. Never a disappointment with anything we ever get. The “Bam Bam Shrimp” are to die for. Certainly recommend reservations, particularly in the summer.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everyone really enjoyed their food -the seafood is fresh and creatively prepared - grits were delicious as well as the lobster mac and cheese - all while enjoying a pleasant view. Portions are generous and the staff was attentive.

DW
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A friend suggested we try the Hot Fish Club while visiting the area with our grandchildren and we will definitely go back. I had the Lobster Pot Pie and it was delicious!

PK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such incredibly good food! The service was impeccable. One of the best Dirty Martinis I've ever had.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food!

f
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster bowl with puff pastry was amazing. I highly recommend it.

t
West Virginia
68 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great seafood ... actually tried the meatloaf sandwich for the first time and it was great ... wanted a departure from seafood for one night! Reservations are great if you get one days before you plan to dine there (limited reservations with a wait otherwise). It is well worth the trip to the HFC.

DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The oysters didn’t taste fresh, looked gray, and were room temp at best : (

OT
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, fish was fresh and cooked well. View amazing. Will return.

JO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always take our out of town guests here and they love it.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our first year wedding anniversary here and was thoroughly impressed with Rion, a very knowledgeable server and helpful! The food was outstanding and very enjoyable, I was unable to finish my meal and the next day it was almost as good, nothing beats fresh. None the less, this is now our favorite restaurant in Murrells Inlet, SC!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff outstanding food

LD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from our table was lovely. Food was delicious, and as described on the menu. The service was wonderful - our waiter was quick and efficient, yet did not rush us and ably attended to our needs.

RD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Outstanding! We make the 500 mile trip once a year, just for the Lobster Pot Pie! Yes...It is THAT good! Lobster Mac and Cheese is also a must have, along with the Shrimp and Crab Fondue. Service is quick and the view is amazing.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have are locals and have dined here several times with friends and family. Love it every time! Food, service, location, and hospitality all excellent! Thank you so very much!

OT
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How can you top great view, great libations, great food, great service, and great value?! Absolutely an amazing restaurant in Murrells Inlet...

Thank you all for a great event on this past Sunday. We will certainly return👍👍👍

K
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and it will definitely not be our last. Great atmosphere, excellent service and incredible food! All for a very reasonable price. After dinner we sat in the outside gazebo bar and had a drink while enjoying the cool breezes coming off the marsh. A perfect evening. Eat here. You will not be disappointed.

DS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Fish Club did not disappoint on our second visit. Don't miss sitting on the porch to get a fantastic view. We had early bird specials which were delicious and plentiful. Our waiter, Ted, was attentive and we enjoyed sharing pet pictures.

J
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

ES
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food ! Great service ! Best seafood on the Grand Strand !

LK
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Murrells Inlet. The food is always great and the people are friendly. We drove 33 miles to get there and it is still worth it.

RA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited several times each year when on vacation. Never been disappointed always very good. Usually we visit at least twice during our one week visit.
RA

FD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Favorable. We’ll return.

R
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately I don’t get to go often but love it when we do!’ Kelly was a great server. Shrimp n grits great. Fried shrimp n oysters great!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite place to dine in Murrell's Inlet! The food is always fresh and delicious! My personal favorite are the Alaskan crab & king crab legs? Always like to introduce friends to the Hot Fish Club! Never had a negative comment! Keep on doing what you're doing 😁

JM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Awesome service! Will definitely be back!

JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come out to the Grand Strand every year and the first dinner is always at the HFC. This year was no different, excellent quality food and an extensive menu to fit all tastes. The noise level is tolerable, unless you are seated to a table of boisterous ladies out on the town. The service has always been friendly, yet professional. However, this visit we had a male waiter and he must have had a problem that night as he brought drinks we did not order and seemed to be distracted which affected his ability to provide the service we have been accustomed to for many years. We will always eat there every trip to the lower Grand Strand.

WG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great atmosphere in the Gazebo for some pre-dinner beverages. Enjoyed the wine selection with dinner. A large menu, so we need to return to try more items. Fun place in a great spot.

JM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

IB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Hot Fish Club twice in one week and if we had time would come back. Can't wait till December and again for a month in March. Becky our server is the best!!

D
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good, but the noise
level was crazy loud - kept us from really enjoying our good food.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Hot Fish Club was recommended by a friend who had been there the previous month. Upon arrival at the beach, another friend recommended we try the HFC and he highly recommended the lobster potpie! We decided to give it a try our first night at the beach and that was one of the best decisions we made. The ambience was decent, but the star of the show was definitely the meal. My wife got the lobster potpie and raved about it!! I got the seafood cioppino and it was marvelous!! The presentation of both dishes stood out as you eat with your eyes first. The amount of lobster in the potpie was substantial. The seafood in the cioppino was amazingly fresh and abundant!! I highly recommend the HFC if you're in the Murrells Inlet area of Myrtle Beach. You will not be disappointed, trust me.

MW
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have NEVER referred anyone to The Hot Fish Club who didn't LOVE it. The blackened mahi stuffed with crab served over sauteed spinach and cheesy grits is heavenly. The trio of cakes....shrimp, crab and lobster....each with a delicious different sauce that compliments the flavor is scrumptious.

KW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The crab cakes were excellent and the steak was average. The dinners are a bit pricey.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, food was great.

OT
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal and view! We soooo very much enjoyed the Hot Fish Sampler, and the Super Steampot‼️

The steamed crab legs were outstanding.

Our server, Lauren, was extremely attentive, and was even most helpful to my wife as to making the difficult choice from the dessert menu.

This is A GREAT RESTAURANT...and not to be missed when in historic Murrells Inlet!

ES
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The freshest seafood on the grand strand ! Service is always great and accommodating.

RT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live here in Murrells Inlet SC I always go to Hot Fish Club especially when guest are in town they love the sea food and all meals are excellent. As many time as I have eaten at Hot Fish Club I have never gotten a bad meal I hope they maintain there service and excellent food

KN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server lady was miserable. Steak not cooked properly and she shrugged and said oh well. Spouses dinner was shrimp not scallops. Horrible experience. traveled 13 hours and will not recommend