We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Water Creek

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Pizza & Pasta, Seafood
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4660 highway 17 bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
+1 843-357-2433
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 264 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and atmosphere but service is slow

Have been eating here since they opened. Always enjoy the food and ambiance. But the past few times the service has been too slow. It look awhile to be greeted by server, receive drinks and food. It always a busy place but the service has gotten slower and slower. SWC is still one of my favorites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
n h
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have been eating here since they opened. Always enjoy the food and ambiance. But the past few times the service has been too slow. It look awhile to be greeted by server, receive drinks and food. It always a busy place but the service has gotten slower and slower. SWC is still one of my favorites. Is there a shortage... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, VA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had seafood - my hubby had crab cakes. I had the Mahi. The food was very good. Maybe a little on the bland side, but fresh and hot and the sides were wonderful. Service was very attentive and friendly. It is a relaxed atmosphere but with a slightly upscale feel. There is a bar. The best part was the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This has been a favorite of mine especially for a nice lunch. But recently treated an elderly friend to lunch there and it was a disappointment for us both. I sure hate suggesting and bragging about a restaurant and then looking the fool after. Maybe it was an off day. Most elderly folks like their lunch to be more like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear about your friends experience here. After thinking about the situation encountered that day, I came up with a possible solution that I believe would be perfectly suited for your friend. Everyday between 4-6 we run a early bird special that sounds more like what you described for friendes experience was expected to be as far as... More 

Anderson, South Carolina
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

First time eating here with my family and friends. We tend to go to the same local places that we know and love but we sure have been missing out! SWC is excellent, from the service, to the fresh food, great prices and daily specials, we all gave this restaurant 5⭐️'S!! We ate dinner on a Monday night which is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Hope the lobster was just as wonderful! They are driven straight from Maine still live, cut to order, to ensure the freshest possible seafood we can provide! We have a different special for each day of the week thats listed in our menu or can found on our website. Each one has its own personality and ambience, spanning many different... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant is south of Murrell's Inlet, which we didn't find until a local told us about it. Now its a must stop every time we are in Myrtle Beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

I think the locals secret is out! We love our locals and visitors! In this type of area, a restaurants fate is determined mainly by word of mouth. Thus, we treat every person that walks through that door as if we were welcoming them into our own home! We want everyone to have a wonderful, and personalized experience here at... More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Second review, and the food is still just as good as it was last time. Busy little place expect a slow relaxing dinner. But the food is fabulous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with my wife and was pleasantly surprised at the quality food, the great food prep, and the efficient wait staff. They were busy but we were served on a timely basis. I got the daily blue plate special-port ribs and they were great. The atmosphere is that of an older restaurant but it was very clean.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Reviews like yours is one of the main reasons I love my job here at SWC cafe. Knowing that people DO notice, even though we have a very laid back atmosphere, how much prep work and timing goes into each and every group that walks through our doors! Thank you again for the wonderful review! Hope to see you again... More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food has always been good and nice atmosphere if you want good food but not the Drunken Jacks Hype go here

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

I couldn't agree more! I've visited some of the places, being new to the area, along the marsh walk in murrells inlet, and I came to a similar conclusion lol. Glad you enjoyed the laid back atomsphere! More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had previously written a review on May 12 of this restaurant after we had dinner and it was a terrible evening. We had dinner here again this evening with the same couple and it was wonderful. We would highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of food and the service. David has made corrections to the problems that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Very glad you decided to come back and had a chance to talk to you that evening. Appreciate the wonderful compliments about the food and service! Look forward to seeing you all again! More 

Evans, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Salt Water Creek with our 20-something-year-old daughters. We did not have reservations but got lucky and were seated right away. All of us were very pleased with our meals. Between the four of us we tried the She Crab Soup, Rainbow Roll, Salmon with Lemon Pesto, Grilled Shrimp with Tomato and Basil, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David S, General Manager at Salt Water Creek, responded to this review

Glad we were able to accomodate your party that evening! During the Summer we usually fill up very quickly with reservations. Sorry about the timing, sometimes we have many large parties ordering at once which can occasionally slow down our tickets times. See you all again soon :) More 

Travelers who viewed Salt Water Creek also viewed

Murrells Inlet, Coastal South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, Coastal South Carolina
 
Murrells Inlet, Coastal South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Salt Water Creek? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Salt Water Creek

Address: 4660 highway 17 bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone Number: +1 843-357-2433
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pizza & Pasta, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4660 highway 17 bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-357-2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza & Pasta, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Salt Water Creek staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?