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“Great Burgers and Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River City Cafe

River City Cafe
4393 HWY 17 Business South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-651-1004
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Ranked #22 of 111 Restaurants in Murrells Inlet
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Easley, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Burgers and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was at Myrtle Beach last week on vacation and visited River City Cafe twice. The one in Murrells Inlet is hands down the best one. The burger was great, the service was awesome. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The manager Jerry was also very courteous and friendly. I work in the restaurant industry as an Area Manager and it takes a lot to impress me and this was one of those times. If you are ever in the area you should take the time to eat at River City Cafe for the best burger and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Wappingers Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lots of awesome burgers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Glad we stopped here for a late lunch on our first trip to Murrells Inlet. Hubby had the black & blue and I had the Swiss & mushroom. Both were enjoyable and huge on a soft tasty bun. The waitress was very attentive, filling our glasses as needed. Meal was served on their special RCC wax paper plates. We also shared chili cheesy fries, which were quite tasty too. Atmosphere was sooo laid back with peanut shells on the floor, paper as tablecloths and cool license plates all over the walls and ceilings. Def would go again! Don't pass up on how it looks from the outside.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Airy
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best burgers at a reasonable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We've been going to River City, Murrells Inlet for years, and it's our best burger joint. We like the atmosphere as well as the food. We always leave full. I ordered the RC burger, and it's awesome. The fries are very good, boardwalk style fries, and the cole slaw is average. The sweet tea is very good. The Murrells Inlet location is our favorite. I like the laid back atmosphere with license plates on the walls, writing on the table and wall as well as complimentary peanuts and peanut shells over the floor. We had a great waitress who added to the fun. Great place very a great price. We will return on our next vacation.

Visited July 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Huge amount of food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

First time here and it was delicious! Prices are reasonable and you get a huge portion. I ordered the turkey burger and it was a massive burger that was hard to finish because you get so stuffed halfway through eating it. They have a fair drink selection, but be cautious of what you order as a specialty drink. The atmosphere is almost like Texas Roadhouse...peanut shells everywhere and very laid back. The walls are decorated with license plates and comments made in permanent marker from all sorts of guests. Overall, great food and good service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, VA
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Expected more (vegetarian review)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

So, we went here thinking this would be kinda like Red Robin, where you can make any burger they have vegetarian. True, but they use one of those crappie homemade "bean & veggie" patties that neither tastes nor feels like a real patty, such as Boca or Garden Burger. I got the 3 alarm burger, which had so much going on it was OK, but my wife had something more plain so the burger was much more noticeable. The atmosphere is great, & you get free peanuts to munch on, but it could be soooo much better if they just went with a commercial veggie patty for their burgers. Also, the beer selection just plain sucked for a burger place. The hoppiest beer I could get was a Sam Adam's Boston Lager, & Red Stripe was the only other option beyond the usual watery stuff you find everywhere. If they changed the veggie burger & beer options, I think this place could be a beach favorite :(

Visited July 2013
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