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River City Cafe

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4393 HWY 17 Business South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-651-1004
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers, Dogs & Fixins

This is a good old fashioned throw your peanut shells on the floor kind of a place. The Dogs, Burgers & service are generally quite good. It isn't the Ritz Carlton but then again you won't be paying Ritz prices. It's typical Burger joint food at fair prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ron K
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Winfield, WV
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Took a while to get waited on & our drinks. Food took a long time. Gave the table beside of us our ketchup because the couldn't get any. The food was good but an "order" of onion rings=2. Next time we'll pass.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Place looks and is dumpy. The peanut shells on the floor, on the seats in the landscaping is old but so is this place. The food was average. Waffle sweet potato fries were very good. Hamburger was cooked the way I like even though I was not asked by Kara. Why she felt two adult women would be amused by... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a good old fashioned throw your peanut shells on the floor kind of a place. The Dogs, Burgers & service are generally quite good. It isn't the Ritz Carlton but then again you won't be paying Ritz prices. It's typical Burger joint food at fair prices.

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Columbus, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to River City Cafe for the first time and was very disappointed. My burger was very overcooked dry and tasteless the cheese wasn't melted and the skimpy helping of lettuce and onion didn't help the only thing that tasted decent was the bun. Don't think I will be back here

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for your experience. We've built our business on quality food, and we sincerely regret our failure on your behalf. We will use your comments to improve our efforts to more consistently achieve our goals. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped and had beer and burgers - and the variety of burgers was huge. I had the Carolina burger with chili, onions, and cole slaw on it - it was delicious! Don't expect much when you go in - it is really a dump inside. Looks like it will blow away with the next big wind. But its clean,... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We're glad to know you don't judge a book by it's cover and we've been telling folks that for years! Thanks for your kind words and please come back again soon. More 

Aldie, VA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are in the mood to throw your diet to the wind and splurge this is the place. The burgers are HUGE and delicious and the onion rings to die for. All the men had traditional burgers and I had a turkey burger which was also very good. Prepare for left overs. Youngest had a chicken sandwich which he... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We're happy to know your enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the kind words and please hurry back. More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place used to be one of our favorites...clearly things have changed since we were here last. Very few fish choices on the menu, which is surprising considering it's right in Murrells Inlet. The kids did enjoy their burgers, even the peanut butter one 😝. Two of our five orders we're wrong, and it took 20 minutes to get an... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Wow. I'm sorry to hear of your disappointing visit. Please accept the apologies of our entire team. We will use your comments to address our shortcomings and work harder to improve. More 

Georgetown, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place has the best hamburgers in the inlet. Fun atmosphere.Throw your (complimentary) peanut shells on the floor.

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Happy to know you enjoyed River City Café! Please come back again soon. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I would say they are average in taste and price...I'd go again, but not my favorite place. I'm not into THICK burgers, to much beef...but if you are, this would be the place for you.....I'm not into paper thin either but alittle in between is more to my liking

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is sort of a tradition to go to Murrell's Inlet River City Cafe for the first evening that our group is all here. This yearThere were 30 of us. They accommodated us quite comfortably and then provided excellent service. No problem with all the separate bills (thank you). I love a good hamburger and that is exactly what I... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We have 30 reasons to thank you for your business. Thanks for the kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4393 HWY 17 Business South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: 843-651-1004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?