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Restaurants in Pawley's Island/Murrell's Inlet area?

Carolinagirl71 Jul 15, 2007 07:36 PM

I'm off to the beach this Thursday afternoon and looking for recommendations in the Pawley's Island and Murrell's Inlet area. I was down there a few years ago and went to Louis' a few times. Any suggestions? We're up for anything!

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    planbee Jul 15, 2007 08:34 PM

    I really enjoy Drunken Jack's in Murrell's Inlet. Usually a 45 minute wait, but there is a bar to hang out at and you can chill on the deck by the water while you wait. A beer or two on the deck then a feast followed by a walk on the waterfront = good times!

    I haven't tried many other places down that way, but I've heard that pretty much every restaurant on the side of the road that Drunken Jack's is on are very good. There are quite a few in a row.

    My favorite place down there for lunch is the Conch Cafe in Surfside Beach (north of Murrell's). Great spot, killer appetizers and seafood sandwiches, etc.

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      LaLa Jul 15, 2007 09:05 PM

      My favorite in Murrell's Inlet is Capt Dave's Dockside....excellent food and service.I almost always go for one of the nightly specials because they are always great.But I still love Lee's Inlet Kitchen...they have the best hush puppies on the grand strand!Another good choice used to be Olivers.


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        scpierce Jul 16, 2007 06:45 AM

        Agree with LaLa. Lee's is a staple. It's been there for what.. 50 years or more? Olivers lodge has always been good, but i've not been to the area in a couple years. for a buffet, try the ghostship. freshest shrimp on the island (as far as buffets go)

        also recommend the inlet crab shack. you can't miss it. it's on the right as you go down the inlet. pink building. small. oyster shell parking lot, you will only see local tags. this is the ONLY place i know where you can get fried blue crab claws. their grouper bites are super fresh and wonderful. it's more of a bar with great food, so take that for what it's worth. i've never tried drunken hacks. it's always seemed "touristy" to me. i hate those places.

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      ERGGGGG Jul 17, 2007 04:39 PM

      we used to vacation at litchfield. for fancy: frank's in PI. we also went to some cajun place in murrels inlet that i remember being fun.

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        izzizzi Jul 20, 2007 04:58 PM

        The cajun might of been Flo's

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        Carolinagirl71 Jul 18, 2007 07:16 PM

        Thanks for the great suggestions everyone!

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          arpans Aug 1, 2008 10:38 PM

          discovered a great place, Salt Creek Cafe. Interesting menu - from Steaks [perfectly done] to she crab soup. And all else in between. My mouth waters just remembering the dining experience there. Friendly, informal. Drinks very reasonable too [think they are just $3 for some]. Try it, you'll thank me. Arnie P from NY

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