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River City Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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4393 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-6271
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They serve shelled peanuts that the kids (and big kids) like throwing at each other. The food was good. Waitress was super friendly and patient with the wild bunch we had.

Thank Chazlyn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome! The atmosphere is great and the food is outstanding!!!!! The service was phenomenal Will definitely be going back!!!

Thank Erica G
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers are excellent as are the fires and giant onion rings. Best burgers I have found in the area.

Thank Greg P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here every time we go to Surfside. The food is good and reasonable. Free peanuts that you can throw the shells on the floor. The kids like that.

Thank mamaof4girls
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on the beach. It is a burger joint but also serves a bit of fried seafood. They have several burger combinations but you can also build your own. When you arrive a basket of peanuts is brought to your table. This is a place where you throw your shells right on the floor. Service was great... More 

Thank Fiberopticmoses
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're going for the view and atmosphere, this is a great place. It's right on the ocean with beach access. The food was mediocre at best. I was with a party of 15 and no one had a complaint, but no one was impressed with their food either.

Thank Christi R
Maumee, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetly a family restaurant something for everyone's taste. Had fried onionburger delicious, Burger portion is large hard to finish. kids can color on table paper as they wait for food,. Price 3 burgers, 3 fries, 3 pops $39.00. Didn't have to wait long for table,

Thank kek728
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for lunch! The food was sooo good! I love the hand dipped onion rings and dipping sauces offered for the chicken strips. The sandwiches and fried pickles are great too!! Next time I want to try the fried zucchini for sure!

Thank firecrackersunshine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was referred to this place by the staff at the marina ( Dillon)down the road ( Sisters) and Im glad we went! Small little local bar with really great food and service! So many burger choices to choose from..make sure you hit this gem of a place at Murrels Inlet and avoid the other tourist traps.

Thank Beachlover046
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Burgers here!!! Good Service. There can be a short wait during peaks. On of our go to places at the Beach.

Thank Gary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4393 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-6271
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: 843-651-1004

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