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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rice Paddy - CLOSED

Rice Paddy
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Broad St.
Bancroft
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The food is wonderful at The Rice Paddy. Fresh rolls are brought to the table by the friendly staff. The menu is varied and has some unique and tasty items. The restaurant is situated in an old bank building and has high ceilings and large windows looking out onto Georgetown's quaint Main Street. We visit every year while on our annual stay in Myrtle Beach. I would recommend this restaurant very highly. Please note that The Rice Paddy is closed on Mondays. You don't want to miss a great meal.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Audrey S
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orlando
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535 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“Great Place in Georgetown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Although I read some negative comments about this eatery, I must say all five of us had wonderful dinners there this evening. Every bit and every bite was marvelous. The filet was flavorful and so tender, there was no need for a steak knife. The salad was lovely. And if you are a peppermint ice cream lover, you don't have to wait until Christmas for it here. It is hand made here and always on the menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank EmEs
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Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

This had been recommended by friends but we decided to try another restaurant in Georgetown instead. After parking the car, we were walking around looking for the other restaurant and asked some people who were standing outside. It turns out that the owner of this restaurant was one of those people. Her friend(?), employee (?) who was with her said "Try this restaurant instead." It turned out to be a great decision. We were seated in the bar area (had the choice of either dining room or bar) and they treated us very well. Very friendly and great service. The food was excellent and portions were generous. Prices were reasonable for "higher end" menu. The owner came back to check on us several times. The interiors were very nice. We were in a group with friends so I'm not sure about kid options but given the proximity to so many beach resorts, I would think they are used to kids. I would recommend this restaurant for a nicer, dressier evening with friends.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank PKPSU
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Murrells Inlet, SC
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

As locals of Murrells Inlet we have been going to the Rice Paddy for at least 25 years and have followed them to all three locations in Georgetown. The food was always consistently good. The original owners sold the restaurant a couple of years ago. We had not been there for about a year and decided to go this weekend. We were very disappointed. The signature salad of mixed greens, onion, strawberry vinaigrette with blue cheese and pine nuts is no longer part of your meal. There is a $2 extra charge for a side salad that I think is different from the signature salad. They used to come around with a basket of fresh hot yeasty rolls and now there is a basket on the table with some very small squares of corn bread and rolls. The rolls were hard as bricks and cold. I had the feeling they were baked at lunch and were leftovers.

We had the cornmeal encrusted flounder over sautéed spinach and shitake mushrooms with a red wine butter sauce. This was very good with the exception of a tad too much pepper in the spinach. There was a side of long grain and wild rice that was very ordinary. Did not taste much different than Uncle Ben’s from the box.

The red wine was just on the verge of turning.

The dessert was excellent. Pineapple upside down cake with whipped cream and drizzled with very good caramel syrup.

The staff was excellent as always.

Very sad to see such a fine restaurant going down hill.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Juniemoon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Taste of food was superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a quality restaurant please come to Rice Paddy. We had salmon for lunch. It was delicious with a wonderful taste of vegetables and salad. The service was outstanding. If you are staying in the area I would highly recommend this pleasant surprise!

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Thank RossieWilliams
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