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Hot Fish Club

4.7
4.7
1438 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

8:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 1,438 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Overall

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Food

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Value

  • Myrtle Beach

    Kid Friendly

  • Myrtle Beach

    Healthy

  • Myrtle Beach

    Outdoor Dining

  • Myrtle Beach

    Scenic View

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  1. DV

    DianeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We had reservations for 4 pm, their opening time, and the locals we waited with (who also arrived early) said opening time is the best time to come, or you won't get a table. The food was excellent, even accommodating my diet restrictions; places that do are hard to find. We'd definitely go there again.
  2. PD

    PattiD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love that you can make reservations! Gets very busy….nice menu….wait staff is very attentive and very pleasant….nice property, great inlet views….and the food is excellent! Try the lobster pot pie….delish!
  3. CS

    CeceliaS

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were good but the inside area is loud when full.
  4. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was exceptional, great view and experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in the Myrtle Beach or Inlet area
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food always great here. Have to have Hot Fish sampler as app. It is great. Definite price increase from previous dining visits but that’s everywhere. Couldn’t believe Lobster Pot Pie was $35!!! Overall great food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best meals
  8. RW

    RandyW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent, nice view, place filled up quickly.
  9. CD

    CynthiaD

    Savannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    My salmon came out undercooked sent back came back out undercooked again. Smelled like mold upon entering. Probably should have left eye. I arrived and smelled moldy
  10. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were looking forward to our dinner here, but sadly no one was impressed. The appetizers were pretty good, but none of our meals were. The food was all just mediocre. Not well cooked, too much sauce, just not good. The restaurant was also pretty loud and service was just okay. Sadly it just wasn’t what we expected. We were disappointed and won’t be back. The family used to go there years ago, but it has really gone downhill food wise…
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always! Lobster pot pie is a must for sure.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good! Potpie was amazing. Hush puppies are on point 👍
  13. JN

    JoyceN

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! One of our favorite spots to dine when in Myrtle Beach. We will be back this trip too!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a party of 4, each of us had something different and everything was really great. The calamari and lemongrass yellowfin tuna was a table favorite. Service was wonderful and quick. We had a baby in tow and the restaurant was very accommodating and noise appropriate. Would love to go back again!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu. Server was fantastic and the food was excellent.
  16. DS

    DeborahS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Highly recommend Hot Fish Club. The crab and shrimp crostini were delicious as well as the fried green tomatoes for appetizers. Lobster pot pie was very good, the grouper was outstanding as well as the salmon. Mike our waiter was very attentive. Favorite restaurant for seafood.
  17. PF

    PaulF

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food
  18. TH

    THehague13

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    82nd birthday. Great meal. Great service. Love the lemon drop martinis.
  19. SM

    SeanM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Murrell’s Inlet!
  20. VK

    VickieK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great view and love being able to make reservations!
  21. CN

    CarlN

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We have always loved hot fish and have been going for over 8 years several times a year. Until recently the place has always been fantastic. Lately the service has gone downhill. The menu and ambiance is now geared more towards a standard “turn and burn” style of dining. The atmosphere used to be more relaxed, and you felt as a local they wanted you there. Now there wasn’t any specials , the server barely paid any attention to us. Never asked how the food was ( my mashed potatoes were cold) they were hosting a bridal party that was so loud and obnoxious it was hard to carry on a conversation with my wife. It’s really a shame as this place was a staple for us. To go out to dinner without all the tourist fuss and hassle. Seems they’ve lost that personal touch that made them so famous to begin with.
  22. T

    Tk555

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Very noisy.
  23. GT

    GwenT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining on the porch is always a good experience. The food is consistently great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family really enjoyed dining at Hot Fish Club. Great service and great food. I had the low country steampot and my wife had the scallop platter. Both items were delicious.
  25. LA

    LAFleigh

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice evening with delicious food and beautiful surroundings Each of us tried something different on the menu. The crab dip and calamari were excellent. The Seafood Cioppino had a wonderful broth which complemented the generous amount of seafood with it. The Lobster pot pie lived up to its reputation! Huge portion of mahi mahi for my son’s choice and a super generous blackened Seafood platter for my husband. The only surprise we had was my the flounder on the seafood platter was dry but fresh. We are very glad we went out of our way to dine at the Hot Fish Club and will be back again!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at the Hot Fish Club in years. It might just be our new favorite place in Murrells Inlet. The view was perfect and grouper was incredible. Can’t wait to go back.
  27. WG

    WilliamG

    Pinehurst

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent menu with many choices for the seafood lover. Great service and terrific Lobster Pot Pie, which I took part of home because it is very large and very filling. Highly recommend THFC.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible
  29. SM

    ScottM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was extremely noisy in the main dining room. Food was delicious.
  30. LM

    LynM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Murrells Inlet for seafood. Food is always top notch.
  31. PC

    PatC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was very friendly. We were late for our reservation but I called and the hostess said that was ok and we got there as soon as we could. Everything was just wonderful and will definitely return in the future.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, Great Food, and Great Service! We eat here every year while vacationing in Surfside. You will not be disappointed! We love this place!
  33. VH

    VirginiaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our service and meal were excellent! The noise level made it hard to hear our server or talk to one another.
  34. T

    Tk555

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd night in a row. Wonderful food at a great price. Going back this weekend for sure.
  35. CR

    CourtneyR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Enjoyed it!
  36. T

    Tk555

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious as usual. My most favorite place to eat in MI
  37. LS

    LaurieS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there for the first time and was not disappointed! The food was delicious and plentiful - we all went home with doggy bags for lunch the next day. I would definitely go there again.
  38. T

    Toby

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place to eat with great food. Atmosphere was nice for family style restaurant. Food was excellent—recommend king crab 👍🏼👍🏼
  39. m

    magnolia48

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Very noisy in the main dining room, tin ceiling. Would have liked to have been offered a salad with dinner. There were 6 at our table definitely needed more butter with the tools. Sweet potato fries were cold and mushy.
  40. N

    Nightoit2

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service, good view and good food.

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 1438 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
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

  • 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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