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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
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We had such a good time visiting with family and friends out on the patio before we headed in. Russell was there to greet us personally which was great, he is known to my family quite well, what a good guy. It's among the top five places to eat in Murrells IMHO, as we said down Russell put quite the... More 

Thank Robin L
Columbia, South Carolina
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

On the south end of Murrells Inlet, it's a little farther down from the cluster of restaurants by the boardwalk. Four of us went on the advice of a friend that lives in Murrells Inlet and is quite a foodie. We were not disappointed. I'm not a big fish eater but had the fish and chips (and substituted a baked... More 

Thank MyrtleBeach60
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

As new locals we asked everyone where we should eat. This place came up again and again. Russell gets to know everyone ! He'll share stories and tips of the region and tell you about the interesting, very fun decor. Food is great! They know how to do seafood right!

Thank 1zimmermangirl
Brandon, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Having been to other restaurants in the area, this was a 1st visit to Russell's. Soft shell crabs are a favorite and, despite the price, I ordered them. Sadly, they were not cleaned of the fat inside which changes the flavor to unpleasant to me. I specifically asked if they had been cleaned and was told that they were. I... More 

1 Thank L H
Morgantown, West Virginia
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 16, 2016 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 October 7, 2016

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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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 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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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?