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Russell's Seafood Grill

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4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
+1 843-651-0553
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Brandon, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having been to other restaurants in the area, this was a 1st visit to Russell's. Soft shell crabs are a favorite and, despite the price, I ordered them. Sadly, they were not cleaned of the fat inside which changes the flavor to unpleasant to me. I specifically asked if they had been cleaned and was told that they were. I... More 

2 Thank L H
Morgantown, West Virginia
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was our first dinner at Russell's although we have been coming to the area for many years. It is a little bit further than we usually drive into Murrells Inlet but was well worth it. We had an excellent dinner and understand why it is highly ranked in TripAdvisor. The service was great and the atmosphere is described as... More 

Thank TKD26508
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the very friendly atmosphere. The She Crab Soup is scrumptious. We were welcomed and entertained by the friendly staff and owner. We recommend.

Thank Roland C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I can't say enough good things about Russell's. We drove down from Myrtle Beach actually planning on a different restaurant but the wait was too long. After consulting Trip Advisor we went down a quarter mile to russels. Got seated immediately. Staff was amazing. Food, well, it was the high point of an 8 day trip. Spectacular does not do... More 

Thank Phil K
Redondo Beach
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We found Russell’s on tripadvisor and decided to give it a try for dinner during our weekend stay in Murrell’s Inlet. We got two seats at the bar and immediately were drawn to the awesome bar host, I think her name was Sue. How super cool is she! We enjoyed the Oysters, the grilled Flounder and the Rib Eye Steak.... More 

Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I decided we would try Russell's Raw Bar on the advice of a friend. Cool place for close friends and couples. Outside seating was neat with the tiki torches. Nice view of the inlet. Had some nice raw oysters and the best fried Oysters I have ever eaten. Wife loved the Marinated Chicken sandwich. Service was very nice... More 

1 Thank ejw472003
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food overall was not good, especially considering the price. Shrimp and scallops special for $24, the shrimp looked like small freezer shrimp you would get at a grocery store, scallops were over cooked in some kind of watery tasteless sauce. Peel and eat shrimp and oysters were good. Won't go back.

2 Thank Shannon V
localgal10, Owner at Russell's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your baked shrimp and scallops. We use fresh local shrimp not grocery store shrimp. That dish is one of our best sellers. We could have replaced it with something else if you had brought it to our attention. Happy to hear you enjoyed the peel and eat shrimp and your oysters so I... More 

Mill Spring, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A solid choice for quality seafood and service. Knowledge and polite staff. Old school family vibe that is so rare these days.

Thank dixiejoe
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I really love little home town restaurants. Russell the owner greeted us as we arrived; he checked on us several times throughout our meal. When we sat down we were greeted with a basket of hush puppies. Really really good. I had the Mahi special with green beans - Excellent. My spouse had the fried oysters. They... More 

Thank LeeannLikesFood
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265 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had not been here for a while but found the place much as it has been for years. Russell works hard to make sure your visit is pleasurable wants you to come back. Fried seafood continues to be the pick of the menu but this nite they had a specialty in Hog Snapper.

Thank Wallypm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4906 Highway 17 Business, South end of Business 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5647
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-0553
We are located at the south end of Business 17 across the street from Hot Fish Club and Nance's. GPS's may or may not find us. Call for directions. We do not take reservations and we are NOT open for Lunch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?