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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4493 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-6275
+1 843-651-5863
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

They have the best Thai Cuisine. Their dumplings are the best I have ever had. There were 4 of us and all meals were great. The owner came out to see how we were doing and came back a couple of other times. Don't judge the outside, it is very quaint inside. You won't be sorry you went!! Enjoy!!!!!! JUST... More 

1 Thank Diane T
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience I've ever had! Waited hours for food while pouring sweat and having roaches fly down onto the table. 7 of the 8 orders finally come out and the food isn't even good. 💩😖🔫

Thank 9gd3dd
Crown Point, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The Thai Elephant Seafood dish was fantastic. What a treat to get the chance to meet Dr. Paul and enjoy the fantastic dishes that he prepares. We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning.

Thank Tom B
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Don't be deterred by the modest strip center look of this very special restaurant. The Thai food inside is the very best we have had anywhere. Dr. Paul, the Doctor/Chef is usually on hand to greet and cook. The dishware used on white table cloths is Thai and very elegant. We love the papaya salad, the coconut chicken soup, the... More 

Thank LadyDi207
myrtle beach s.c.
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90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Dr.Paul is the owner, chef, and waiter. The food is beautifully presented on antique fine china. Everything is fresh, MSG free, and well prepared. Don't let the plain outside of the building deter you. It's worth a visit. Small, quiet, and intimate.They do not accept credit cards so bring cash or check.

Thank paula f
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited Blue elephant several times for dinner and each time was excellent. Food was prepared fresh and presentation was outstanding. Atmosphere is cozy and could be romantic if that's what you're looking for. This place will not disappoint. Call ahead to check hours and payment options.

Thank Cathy V
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Quiet hidden gem in the middle of Murrells Inlet. Owner chef Paul creats authentic Thai dishes. Tonight's special was a local grouper with an incredible light sauce. Always a treat to dine at the Blue Elephant and get away from the crowds in season.

Thank n h
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Place is small but nice ambience Food is expensive for Thai cuisine compared to others but tastes very good They Won't accept credit cards

Thank Pavan V
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service in this family business in Murrells Inlet. Tasty dishes prepared to the spice level you want...and lots of food. Thai beer is an excellent addition to the meal. Setting is in a quaint location, comfortable homey atmosphere, lots of parking. Excellent prices and great value for your dollar. No credit cards, cash only

Thank sandsgolfdesk
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Sadly, only open for dinner ;-( That is the only negative I have to say about this long-time favorite. The menu items can be made as mild - or as spicy as you prefer. The atmosphere is lovely!

Thank Georgia A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4493 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-6275
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-5863

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