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Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet, SC

Hot Fish Club

4.7
4.7
2084 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 357-9175
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Garden City/Murrells Inlet
  • Cross street
    Ocean Hwy
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 2,084 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Myrtle Beach

    Kid-friendly

  • Myrtle Beach

    Hot spot

  • Myrtle Beach

    Neighborhood gem

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

2,084 Reviews
  1. cookie

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy Hot Fish and the food is always good. It can be noisy as it’s a popular place and all tables are usually filled. Our most recent experience was up to par, but special call out for our server, Jamie, who was particularly efficient, attentive and very kind! He constantly checked on us, filling our drinks and making sure we had everything we needed. We recommend Hot Fish ans suggest making reservations, especially on weekends.

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  2. Renny

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice clean restaurant with good food. I thought the drink prices were a little steep . Hope to get back again before we head North.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jamie is the best server there is; polite, personable and attentive. Thank you Jamie and the Hot Fish Club, the best on the Inlet!

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  4. Reviewer

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was delicious! I ordered the blackened mahi-mahi on sauté spinach & grits, my friend had the creek shrimp platter. Both dishes were beyond superb! Our server, Jamie, provided timely service, was friendly, had a thorough knowledge of the menu & made recommendations. From my perspective, the restaurant should offer customers a more expansive bar menu. Make you a reservation via Open Table at Hot Fish Club & enjoy the best seafood dishes in Murrells Inlet.

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  5. NancyP

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we come to Myrtle Beach, we have to go to this restaurant hot Fish club several times just to have the dungeon crabs. They were superb as usual!

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  6. LarryG

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to dine. Anything we expect in a restaurant is done at Hot Fish Club. The entire staff is friendly with smiles on their faces. The menu has something on it for everyone with generous portions.

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  7. StevenH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our waiter- Jackson - he did an amazing job. food and service were excellent

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  8. NancyP

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Dungeness crab, and they were by far the best Dungeness crab the four of us have ever had to eat. They were very meaty, and the french fries were very crispy! 

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  9. DianeC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with our dinner. We had drinks while we waited. Our table wasn’t quite ready but it wasn’t long. We started with the chowder and side salads-the chowder is always delicious and their dressings are very good. My husband and son enjoyed the seafood pasta and lobster pot pie. I ordered the small plate salmon with rice and spinach; it’s just the right size. No room for dessert!

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  10. DavidB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great portions and service was outstanding. A bit on the pricey side but all and all we’d highly recommend

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  11. WillieB

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good as always. My favorite restaurant in the area.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Early Dining specials were great equal to their main menu, which is awesome. Not crowded, very attentive service, food and drinks came out fast and hot

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a local Hot Fish is our favorite choice for a great dinner. Awesome food, drinks, and service.

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  14. RobertP

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of the inlet. Grouper was well prepared. Fabulous Key Lime Pie for dessert.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We had a guest in from Nj and decided to try the Hot Fish Club and were so glad we did. The menu will accommodate many tastes, dinners, meat, fish, pasta, appetizers and sandwiches. We enjoyed everything. We had the crab appetizer and the scallops and sea bass. Everything was perfectly cooked and fresh! Really enjoyed our dinner and we will be coming back soon.

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  16. BrigP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the surf and turf with crab cakes and everything was delicious! Great food great service at the table. Bar service was just ok for me. Definitely recommend!

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  17. MikeE

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and we will be back. The food was delicious and our waiter was awesome!

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  18. ValerieP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So I always hate being the one to pick! But this did not disappoint AT ALL. Everything was perfect: immediately seated, waitress was perfect! The food was extraordinary. Can’t wait to visit again!

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  19. Frank

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, an outstanding experience! Simple to reserve a time/date on a Saturday night, quickly seated. Renovations completed were positive! Service was outstanding! Great selection, Food perfectly prepared. One of the 2 best restaurants in the Myrtle Beach/Murrells Inlet area.

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  20. RobertaR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Worth the price will continue to go back with visitors

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  21. Sunny

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, as always. Had the Chilean sea bass and it was amazing!

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  22. GiovanniR

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Hot Fish Club. Drinks and service are wonderful but the seafood is outta this world.

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  23. fitnessnutzumba

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was great and food was excellent, will definitely be back

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  24. Lynn

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service on Saturday night was great! The waitress was nice, funny and engaging she paid attention to detail. Food was very good and overall everyone was happy.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service. Celebrated a birthday and everyone enjoyed.

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  26. harryL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. All you could ask for. We will be back.

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  27. KimberlyW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love eating at Hot Fish Club - their food is consistently delicious! They are family friendly with great kid options as well.

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  28. RobertaR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and server!! will return with More people!!

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  29. fromlongislandtony

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service all good Good martini I’ll be back

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  30. SandyW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chilean sea bass was absolutely amazing. The fried fontana cheese was a tasty appetizer. We had a beautiful view of the Inlet. Our server was kind and attentive.

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  31. LindseyD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Experience and food was not as good as it typically is

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  32. JimH

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service. A bit noisy, but a fun evening.

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  33. StephanieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Can't wait to go back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  35. CherryCherry

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our food, atmosphere and warm service at the Hotfish Club. We live locally and this is one of our local favorites!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Could have asked for a better meal

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  37. RobR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like steamed oysters, this is the place in Murrells Inlet. Alex, our server, did a great job.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this place. The food is ALWAYS excellent and it’s a place with lively conversation and great staff.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food here. Preparation and menu choices are great. Fish very fresh with a nice chefs touch

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  40. KevinG

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server just about disappeared after taking order (she did not bring with table's food, another gentleman did). Needed beverage refills, only got one & it was late in the dinner. Special appetitizer (asparahus & crab meat) either grossly OVERPRICED or grossly and unbelievably SMALL. Had to pay for salads (which were very good), instead of coming with meals like many competitors. Dinner (special grouper dish) was quite good though, but also a bit overpriced. The appetitizer also had bits of shell in the crabmeat.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 2084 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hot Fish Club

4911 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Hwy
  • Neighborhood
    Garden City/Murrells Inlet
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
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