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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
Monroe, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Myrtle Beach and wanted to eat some great seafood to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Read about Russell's on TripAdvisor and noticed that it was rated #1 out of 117 restaurants. We were so glad we did because we had a great dining experience and we'll definitely go back again. We were seated in the front corner surrounded... More

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were greeted at the door by Russell himself, who is very friendly and makes you feel like family. The group of 5 in our party all had a delicious dinner. Service was good and the food was brought out hot and well prepared. We'll be sure to visit with Russell next trip to Murrells Inlet!

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Bristol, Virginia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Food was just average at best. Not very tasteful. Wait staff was nice. Learned about the specials after our food was served. Oh well. 28 bucks for a blackened piece of fish and two potato balls. Surely this can't be #1 in Murrells.....

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

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. I must say if you paid $28 for your fish you must have had the hogfish which is one of the specials for the night, so you must have been told the specials. We aren't always #1 but we try our best and the reviewers put us there because most... More

columbia,sc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great place! From the moment you are greeted at the door ( by Russell himself ! ) you feel like you are part of the family. Great food, with good portions, and a great wait staff full of locals that make you feel at home. Try the she crab soup! It's wonderful! If there is a wait, have... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Russells was the best seafood we had the whole week we were there. We arrived before 5 for their early bird special, which we didn't know about, just stumbled in on. The she crab soup is a must try. loved the atmosphere, not al the glamour and glitz of the flashy newer eateries located there.....

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went out to dinner every night during our 5 night stay in Myrtle Beach, and tried all kinds of places. Our last night, I wanted REAL seafood, so I looked on TripAdvisor and UrbanSpoon to find the best. Russell's came up, and the reviews are right on. It was a bit pricey for us at $95 (before tip) for... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was such an awesome place to go! Not only did we have great food and good service but we were treated like family. We met Mr. Russell and his nephew Parker was our waiter. This family has lived in this area their whole life and has some great stories to tell. Definitely check out all the pictures, articles, and... More

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USA
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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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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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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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