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Sara J's Seafood Restaurant

314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-651-1657
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Ranked #36 of 113 restaurants in Murrells Inlet
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Garden City Beach, South Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Garden City for over 20 years and have never eaten at Sara J's until today! Every time I drove past there was a long line. I decided earlier today my husband and I were finally going to give it a try and got there about fifteen minutes before they opened. Already had a line forming! We... More

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Upstate, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

And, it wasn't more than 15 minutes. However, there are so many other places to go. If you're looking for large servings of average, bland and I suspect frozen seafood you won't be disappointed. The hush puppies taste like a mix and were doughy. The large shrimp were served without tails and had zero taste. However, to make up for... More

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SE WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We chose to eat there while on vacation for a family reunion. We had a group of 12 and I will say that the service and atmosphere were very good, however, the meal was mediocre at best. I ordered shrimp and grits which is one of their "signature items". It was so bland it nearly had zero taste! My wife... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

They did not accommodate our group of 15 very well even though they had the table tops available to put us all together. Instead, the kids sat at a different table. In the middle of dinner, the teenagers got up to take baby to bathroom and then little ones went to gift shop real quick. Before we knew it, there... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here last evening. The view from the deck is beautiful and makes up for some of the issues. Husband ordered a salad and specifically requested no cucumbers and no onions. Salad came with both. When I asked the sever about it he said "it comes from the kitchen that way". The hush puppies are a nice size but... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Sara J's for a late dinner and were not disappointed. The atmosphere and service were wonderful but most important, the food was really good too. My low country boil was full of flavor and the shrimp were huge. My wife had fried flounder and it was crispy and tasty with so much fish she couldn't begin to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had the fried seafood platter. Everything was cooked perfect. Excellent service and great patio that overlooks the inlet. The only complaint I have is the $5 extra plate charge. I can't eat a whole plate of food so my husband and I often share entrees. I really don't think it's fair to charge the $5 for sharing a plate of... More

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Clover, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While on a beach vacation, my hubby and I wanted some seafood. But it was storming and we didn't feel like taking our 10 month old out in the rain. A friend told us about the take out option here, so we called our order in. I didn't even have to get out of the car; they saw when I... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Hubby & I arrived about 6:00 on a Saturday evening & were seated within 10 min. We both ordered shrimp marinara. Salad was pretty good with decent bleu cheese dressing. Marinara was blasé, but there was a decent amount of shrimp. The garlic bread was a joke - not toasted, barely dabbed with butter, and certainly not garlicky. Don't think... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is our 3rd year vacationing in Surfside and we have driven by this restaurant many times so decided to try. My island grouper was great, however the mixed vegetables that I ordered as a side came straight from a frozen food bag. The rest of my family had flounder, mahi mahi and shrimp/scallops that they all said was just... More

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