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Russell's Seafood Grill

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4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
+1 843-651-0553
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had plan on eating across the street but the wait was over a hour so we went to Russell's which has been great in the past. The hostess said it would be 20 min wait and it only took 15 min so that part was great! Our waitress took our order in a timely manor but then we over... More 

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5 Thank JD D
localgal10, Owner at Russell's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

You did not catch us on an off night you caught us on one of the busiest nights we have had in awhile(even though you said it was not as busy), we set a record that night in sales. I was not there but I asked my staff about this and everyone knew exactly which table it was. Our kitchen... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Portion size is ok. No flavor to anything. Just bland and blah. If you like fried food, it might be ok because all you taste is grease and frying. She Crab soup was best of the dishes, but even there very lame on the crab involved. Not sure where the previous reviews are coming from, however this is nothing but... More 

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5 Thank jkm011
localgal10, Owner at Russell's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Sorry that your experience with us was unsatisfactory. We try our best but can't please everyone. We have been doing seafood old school for 21 years, some like it some don't. I must say though, we are anything BUT a tourist trap. Hope you will try us again and maybe have something grilled instead of fried. Karen Vereen(owner) More 

Cincinnati Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I are from Ohio. Stopped to eat at Russell's because of the ratings on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. We had a great experience. Russell's is small, quaint, and cosy. You can see a patch of the marsh and ocean. We had hush puppies (everyone gets these...very good/asked for seconds). I had a bowl of she... More 

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2 Thank strats_8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

There aren't enough adjectives to positively describe our visit!!!! Russell and his staff were some of the most hospitable people I have ever met. Both my boyfriend and I ordered the seafood platter and were not disappointed. I won't continue to blab about my experience because I want to encourage you to have your own!!! If you are in the... More 

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Thank Sarah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Russell's seafood is, without a doubt, a great staple in the area. From the service and great atmosphere on the patio, to the kind employees they have working inside. Definitely try the crab balls! Unbelievable! We went with a party of 10 and they had 0 issue accommodating everyone! We had 2 dozen oysters, half baked and half raw that... More 

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Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We arrived in time for the Early Bird Special and had excellent, fast, and friendly service (thanks Ricky!). The pricing for the Early Bird Special was great and the portions were large. Everything was fresh, well prepared, and hot. It was nice that they had additional staff clearing plates which kept the table looking good and also saved the servers... More 

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Thank Sarah45013
Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

My husband and I always visit Russell's whenever we make a trip to Myrtle Beach. This is what dinning out should be. Russell and his wife Karen are the best and always welcome us when we arrive. The food is outstanding (order the Hogsnapper if they have it) and the service is always great. This is a locals favorite and... More 

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Thank Jane M
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

What I loved most about this restaurant was the atmosphere. It is the perfect beach seafood restaurant. I live in Charleston and I feel like we lack this dive style seafood restaurant that people love to eat at when they are near the beach. The service was great and the food was too!

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Thank Cathy W
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My husband and two other couples went to the beach the week of July 27 thru August 3rd. We had been to Russells the previous year and loved it so we took the other two couples. It was absolutely fantastic. As usual Russell was very happy as was his staff. The food was off the chain. We complemented the chef... More 

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Thank Terri W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Very cozy place. The bartender was pleasant and tendantive. Food was very good and the soft shell crabs were amazing. Will definetely go back.

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Thank Jake D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-0553
Description
We are located at the south end of Business 17 across the street from Hot Fish Club and Nance's. GPS's may or may not find us. Call for directions. We do not take reservations and we are NOT open for Lunch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?