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Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill

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408 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3151
18434484881
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the happy hour. $ .25 off on a beer down here is a joke. Attitude and service were poor. We were hoping for a good time of beer and oysters but left sadly disappointed.

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Thank MarikaM839
Midlothian, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this great place a few years back and have been coming back year after year during our annual beach week in myrtle. We love the happy hour specials and the service is always fast and efficient even during the busy hours. See you guys next summer!!

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Thank TIM A
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so proud we're a part of your annual beach trips! Thanks for coming back every year. We'll be looking for you next summer! Thanks a bunch, Don Cauthen, Owner More 

Concord, North Carolina
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked here from our hotel. It was awesome. Our server was very helpful and attentive. The boys shared the steam pot and it was perfect for them two (teenager's).I got the peel and eat shrimp and it was cooked perfect. I will definitely be coming here again when back in Myrtle Beach.

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Thank Julie Z
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by on your Myrtle Beach trip, Julie! Glad you and your family enjoyed the steam pot and shrimp. Can't wait to see you all again on your next visit! Take care, Don Cauthen, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rosie was an awesome server! I would recommend this restaurant & Rosie as a server when visiting Myrtle Beach!! She's super cool!

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Thank Heather M
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us, Heather! I'll be sure to let Rosie know about your kind words -- she'll really appreciate it a lot. She must be working on that raise I promised her? Come back and see us on your next Myrtle Beach visit! All the best, Don Cauthen, Owner More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dinner on our first night in Myrtle Beach since it was within walking distance of the hotel. Arrived about 5:30 and inside was full with a substantial wait but there were a couple of open tables outside. Opted for outside since the kids (2 and 4 years old) were hungry. Wife ordered the crab cake sandwich and... More 

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Thank JT771
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for bringing your family in to see us! I'm glad you enjoyed your po' boy, and your wife made a great choice with the crab cake sandwich, too. We do get very busy around this time of year, but our awesome staff works hard to take care of our guests no matter what. I hope you and... More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner there because my husband wanted good Alaska crab legs. He was not disappointed. Said they were perfect. Our drinks were tasty and our waitress, Brianna, was so sweet and polite and helpful and made sure to check on us often. The place is small but our wait was very short. And it was Saturday night. We... More 

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Thank kduda64284
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed your drinks! Happy we could impress him with the Alaska crab legs, too. As for your server, I'll be sure to let Brianna know you appreciate her -- she'll be really excited to hear your kind words. We love our locals, but we're happy to serve anybody who wants good seafood, so... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had a beautiful beach front view and a cool atmosphere. Other than that, the food is less than impressive, and the service is only okay. Drinks are great.

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Thank Kelli S
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy you liked our beachfront vibe and drinks, Kelli, but disappointed you weren't as impressed with our menu and service. We want to have the total package, and if our staff isn't providing the best service they can, that's a concern for me. I'll talk with them about being better next time. As for our menu, we have a... More 

Davidsonville, United States
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for early dinner meal. Staff were very nice and attentive. The restaurant has a fun beach atmosphere. The raw oysters were without much taste and the horseradish was bland. The fried pickles and shrimp and oysters were very good. The crab cakes tasted and looked like a pepridge farm stuffing ball with flakes of crab meat. Overall experience was... More 

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Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed our vibe, William! Sorry you felt the food was inconsistent, though. Tasteless oysters and bland horseradish are not the norm around here, and I'm sorry you didn't get our best -- I'll talk with our kitchen staff and make sure we do better next time. I hope you'll come back and find some favorites like our... More 

Hampton, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at about 5. Very small place. About a dozen tables inside and bar seating for about 8-10. Very friendly waitress. Went for the Shrimp & Grits but it was not available at this location. Ordered the shrimp dinner. Shrimp were cooked perfectly. Baked potato was cooked to death. French fries and cole slaw that was very tastie. Friend had... More 

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Thank Cindy V
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your shrimp, Cindy! Happy to hear your friend loved her fish tacos, too. Can't wait to have you back for some oysters! Until next time, Don Cauthen, Owner More 

North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting and it was awesome. The blackened grouper was so sweet and grilled perfectly. The crabcake was like a Maryland crabcake! Fried oysters were great, grilled shrimp and scallops also great! Highly recommend!

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Thank Youniqueluck
Don C, Owner at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed our seafood! You picked a good one with the blackened grouper, and you can't go wrong with crabcakes or shrimp, either. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon, Don Cauthen, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3151
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: 18434484881
Description
Our "Key West" style restaurant features everything from fresh oysters on the half shell and nearly famous hot wings to mouth-watering burgers and perfectly grilled steaks. Try our famous "Dirty Don's Dunkin' Pot", a generous pot full of steamed shellfish topped with corn on the cob, hot sausages and served with garlic bread. We offer a huge assortment of sandwiches including our char-grilled burgers, Carolina BBQ and our own "Dirty Don Dog". When the weather's nice out, there's no better place to enjoy a meal than outside on our patio.Happy Hour is Monday - Friday 4pm till 6pm featuring $.50 shrimp, wings along with many reduced drink prices. Whether you are a local or a visitor, Dirty Don's is a must! Come on by and join us for a great meal, lots of fun & your favorite beer, wine or cocktail. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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