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Sara J's Seafood Restaurant

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314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-651-1657
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the fried Oysters

Fantastic seafood at an affordable price. Great fried and boiled selections as well as soups and salads. Incredible views of the inlet make it a great spot for a family photo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
JHMIII
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Columbia, SC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sara J's is absolutely our favorite restaurant on the Grand Strand. Serving the best seafood in a beautiful atmosphere, we make sure to go twice during every vacation. The décor is slightly upscale fun (no peanuts on the floor, but no jacket required, either) and the entire back of the building overlooks the marsh and the heart of Garden City... More 

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I always love eating at Sara J's when my family and I visit the area! There is a wait sometimes because it is a popular place, but don't let that scare you off. The food and service is the best. Ingram was our server the last time, and she was very sweet and helpful. Call and ask what nights bands... More 

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fantastic seafood at an affordable price. Great fried and boiled selections as well as soups and salads. Incredible views of the inlet make it a great spot for a family photo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of our dinners was delicious; the other should have been sent back to the kitchen. We arrived early for dinner and were seated immediately. The blackened Red Snapper dish was delicious, but the broiled flounder had absolutely no taste and was overcooked. The salads had very obviously been made ahead of time and had been in a refrigerator. The... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Awesome oysters and shrimp! My husband loved their hush puppies. Their tarter sauce was very yummy too. Huge servings of everything! My family left there full and happy. This was our second time eating here and I look forward to going there again soon!

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice restaurant on the marsh. Went with wife and spent $65 for two dinners a glass of wine and a soda. Had low country boil wife had crab cakes. Good portions, good taste. Bailey our waitress was excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After a couple attempts during previous family beach trips (wait was too long), we discovered that if we called at 3:30, we could make a reservation since our group was over 10 diners. We arrived on time but had to wait 20 minutes for our table. We were seated on the porch & enjoyed the view & being outside. The... More 

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kimh13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been to Sara J's many times before. It is consistently good. The atmosphere is a little "busy". Unfortunately, we were seated right by the kitchen but we had just gotten into town and were hungry so we didn't wait for an outside table, which I would recommend. All in all, you can't beat the overall dining experience here.

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Winfield, WV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Overrated. If you try to order takeout it will be soggy when you get home. It was recommended to me but I don't see it. I'd hit the Inlet for better choices.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

what was not good: food was cold, service lousy..however the place was very busy with summer tourists ..no excuse for what was the worst restaurant we visited in the myrtle beach area. we haven't returned.

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Address: 314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone Number: 843-651-1657
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: 843-651-1657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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