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Russell's Seafood Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
+1 843-651-0553
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first dinner at Russell's although we have been coming to the area for many years. It is a little bit further than we usually drive into Murrells Inlet but was well worth it. We had an excellent dinner and understand why it is highly ranked in TripAdvisor. The service was great and the atmosphere is described as... More 

Thank TKD26508
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the very friendly atmosphere. The She Crab Soup is scrumptious. We were welcomed and entertained by the friendly staff and owner. We recommend.

Thank Roland C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about Russell's. We drove down from Myrtle Beach actually planning on a different restaurant but the wait was too long. After consulting Trip Advisor we went down a quarter mile to russels. Got seated immediately. Staff was amazing. Food, well, it was the high point of an 8 day trip. Spectacular does not do... More 

Thank Phil K
Redondo Beach
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Russell’s on tripadvisor and decided to give it a try for dinner during our weekend stay in Murrell’s Inlet. We got two seats at the bar and immediately were drawn to the awesome bar host, I think her name was Sue. How super cool is she! We enjoyed the Oysters, the grilled Flounder and the Rib Eye Steak.... More 

Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I decided we would try Russell's Raw Bar on the advice of a friend. Cool place for close friends and couples. Outside seating was neat with the tiki torches. Nice view of the inlet. Had some nice raw oysters and the best fried Oysters I have ever eaten. Wife loved the Marinated Chicken sandwich. Service was very nice... More 

1 Thank ejw472003
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food overall was not good, especially considering the price. Shrimp and scallops special for $24, the shrimp looked like small freezer shrimp you would get at a grocery store, scallops were over cooked in some kind of watery tasteless sauce. Peel and eat shrimp and oysters were good. Won't go back.

2 Thank Shannon V
localgal10, Owner at Russell's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your baked shrimp and scallops. We use fresh local shrimp not grocery store shrimp. That dish is one of our best sellers. We could have replaced it with something else if you had brought it to our attention. Happy to hear you enjoyed the peel and eat shrimp and your oysters so I... More 

Mill Spring, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A solid choice for quality seafood and service. Knowledge and polite staff. Old school family vibe that is so rare these days.

Thank dixiejoe
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I really love little home town restaurants. Russell the owner greeted us as we arrived; he checked on us several times throughout our meal. When we sat down we were greeted with a basket of hush puppies. Really really good. I had the Mahi special with green beans - Excellent. My spouse had the fried oysters. They... More 

Thank LeeannLikesFood
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251 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Had not been here for a while but found the place much as it has been for years. Russell works hard to make sure your visit is pleasurable wants you to come back. Fried seafood continues to be the pick of the menu but this nite they had a specialty in Hog Snapper.

Thank Wallypm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and great food. The stuffed flounder was cooked perfectly. The home made peanut butter pie was a great way to finish off dinner. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Thomas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-0553
We are located at the south end of Business 17 across the street from Hot Fish Club and Nance's. GPS's may or may not find us. Call for directions. We do not take reservations and we are NOT open for Lunch

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