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Russell's Seafood Grill

4906 Hwy 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
+1 843-651-0553
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived during happy hour and sat at the bar. Sue was very friendly, the beer was cheap and the food was good. The tuna steak was extremely good...cooked perfectly. Try the cheesy potato balls.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went here last night (Monday in July) seeking a change from the plethora of fried seafood that is to be found "on the Strand" and in SC in general. The place is smack dab in Murrell's Inlet, the proclaimed "seafood capital" of SC. It's a cozy wooden joint, full of nice sea ambiance and feel. Russell was there and... More

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Hickory
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I brought a group in from Hickory,NC. Had the catch of the day it was cooked perfect service was excellent! If you are looking for a great locals restaurant this one of the best I have found!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was on vacation here and went out for a dinner date with Hubby. What should have turned out to be a great evening turned out to be a 3 hour dinner fiasco with poor food and horrible service which explains the 3 hour dinner. Thank god for the night clubs in the area later that night that made up for... More

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

I don't know what to say about your review, no details were offered. I sent this reviewer a private message wanting some sort of explanation about when they were in, who waited on them, anything to go on. As I figured I got no response. If this is part of the Tripadvisor wars going on now between a few of... More

Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I ordered the catch of the Day FRIED and it came out to me as soggy as a Sponge. Not sure if the catch of the day was a sponge fish but the price I paid for it all I can say is I was very disappointed, next vacation I will not be visiting this restaurant. I don't know if... More

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

I am sorry your fish was unsatisfactory. Russell checks on every table, as you may have noticed in many of our reviews, and if you would have told him about it he could have replaced it with something to make you happy. We do the best we can but we are not perfect. With the huge crowds and long wait... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Having been in the restaurant business our entire lives to this day, we really were craving some real fresh caught seafood. The fresh fish I had way obviously caught that day, and the seafood dip we ate May have been the best ever. THIS OS WHERE YOU EAT SEAFOOD PN THE INLET! Guaranteed!

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Fulks Run, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had known about the great seafood at Murrells Inlet. After searching trip advisor, we picked the #2 restaurant (Russell's Seafood Grill). I was so disappointed after spending $60.00 for two broiled seafood platters, which tasted so bland and had no seasoning. This is disappointing, because I have always used Trip Advisor. The couple beside us actually asked the waitress... More

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

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your seafood platter. We do season our broiled food but not in excess because most folks ordering broiled are doing so for the healthy aspect of it. We provide salt, pepper, hot sauce, cocktail and tartar sauces for extra seasoning. Please try us again, let me know who you are and I... More

Somerville, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visiting Murrells Inlet at least every summer, we always look forward to going to Russell's. Although we aren't true locals, the staff are always very personable and the overall atmosphere makes you feel welcome. During our most recent visit, we had an outstanding server, Dianne, who was sure to tell us about the specials and made sure we were always... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Russell greeted us and made feel at home. Erika was our waitress and she did a tremendous job. Erika suggested the fresh,local, catch of the day fish. The lightly blackened grouper, hog nosed snapper, and grilled tuna were great. Fried scallops and flounder were also very good.. Will definitely return!!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Russell's makes me feel at home, but with an awesome selection of low country recipes for seafood. I have been eating at Russell's for more than decade, probably two. They always serve a variety of classic seafood dishes, but the specials change up every night based upon what is fresh. I ate there earlier this year, when the "Hog Snapper"... More

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