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“Great burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of River City Cafe

River City Cafe
Ranked #10 of 132 Restaurants in Murrells Inlet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "it's all about the burger!" Seven area locations famous for great burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. Full bar service, open daily for carry-out and casual dine-in seating.
South Carolina
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is my husband and son's favorite restaurant on the Grand Strand. We never go to the area without a stop at River City. We just happened to go to this location this time which is wayyyyy less crowded than the one in Surfside usually is. The burger platter is too much food for me and both of my kids really (my son is 13!). Consider sharing fries if you are a light eater, but don't miss them, whatever you do! I actually like them better than the burgers. On this particular visit, the service was a little slower than normal, but it was a busy, rainy Friday night (which meant that the outdoor seating was out of service). The servers were friendly and attentive. The place is definitely a "dive" but the food prep area is clean--we sat on stools and watched them cook while waiting for a table. I have two complaints--one specific to the location and the other about River City in general. As for the location, the music was INCREDIBLY loud (gave me a headache and conversation was impossible--noticed it in another restaurant the next night--is this a trend???); I asked if they could turn it down a little, and the waitress was very accommodating. In general, I find this place to be pricey. It was $41 (using a coupon and without the tip) for the four of us to eat burgers and drink soda. This is a once-in-a-blue-moon treat for us...I just wish it cost a little less.

  • Visited August 2013
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Myrtle Beach
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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Love The Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Don't let the outside appearance stop you from going in and eating. The food was good, people extremely friendly and within a block's walk to the beach.

Visited June 2013
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Thank John T
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Riverdale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“hey its not fine dining but it is great burgers the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

listen its not a 5-star restaurant but when it comes to burgers when i get to myrtle beach the first place i go is river city i prefer the one in murrells inlet and yes bring a sharpie to sign your name on the wall great fun great burgers and now hand cut fries better than five guys .bring the kids and throw the peanut shells on the floor ps great sweet tea

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank dannymack116
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good value, fun for kids!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went in without expectations, and we really enjoyed the "ambience" of this restaurant. With a small child, she enjoyed being able to throw peanut shells on the floor. She also enjoyed being able to write on the paper table cloth and on the license plates on the walls. it was great fun for her. The portions are large, and the value is good. My disappointment was in the fact that they refused to cook a burger rare or even medium rare. The burgers were all prepared at least at "medium", thus the burger was gray inside. What could have been a great burger, was not. The service was a bit slow.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank NewBlueEyes
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Easley, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Burgers and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was at Myrtle Beach last week on vacation and visited River City Cafe twice. The one in Murrells Inlet is hands down the best one. The burger was great, the service was awesome. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The manager Jerry was also very courteous and friendly. I work in the restaurant industry as an Area Manager and it takes a lot to impress me and this was one of those times. If you are ever in the area you should take the time to eat at River City Cafe for the best burger and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Shannon S
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