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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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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers!

We arrived in Murrell's Inlet a little late. Fortunately, River City Cafe's kitchen was still open. My husband ordered a burger which was wonderful and I ordered Grouper Bites. The Grouper Bites were tasty, but a little on the greasy side. I would definitely go back and order a burger. That... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
sciencerules03
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Columbia, SC
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Columbia, SC
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We arrived in Murrell's Inlet a little late. Fortunately, River City Cafe's kitchen was still open. My husband ordered a burger which was wonderful and I ordered Grouper Bites. The Grouper Bites were tasty, but a little on the greasy side. I would definitely go back and order a burger. That does seem to be their strength.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came here after a long day of driving, had heard it was good. I had the chicken sandwich and I could hardly chew the chicken it was so tough. Wouldn't go back.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We tried this place for lunch while we were in Murrells Inlet. The burgers are really big and really good. They have many different kinds of burgers to choose from. Something for everyone in the burger dept. The service was really good also.

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

Thank you for your comments. We're glad to know you enjoyed our food and service. Please come back soon! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Was in here the past week and wow. Bad. If you ever go, ask that dawn isn't your server. She rolled her eyes and was just straight rude. Idk why anyone would want that representing their business. I will never visit this location again. They really need to evaluate who they hire. Food is mediocre at best.

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Stallings, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went last week while on vacation and the food was good. However we waited 45 minutes to get our food after we ordered. The wattress never came around to fill up our drinks. Good food, poor service.

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

I appreciate your feedback. Please accept my apologies for your experience. We'll use your comments to better address our #1 goal of great customer service. More 

Winfield, WV
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Additional Information about River City Cafe

Address: 4393 HWY 17 Business South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone Number: 843-651-1004
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $15
Cuisine: American

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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 to $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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