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Sara J's Seafood Restaurant

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314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-8101
+1 843-651-1657
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is wonderful, the staff is so friendly. And, at the end of November, we were able to eat on the balcony which was closed in enough to keep the chill out so we got to enjoy a beautiful view. Highly recommend it for the both food and the service. Definitely will be back there when we visit again.

Thank Mommy515
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just....no. Cheese grits off flavor. Asked for refund and they only took $3 off total bill. Way too overpriced for the small amount you get.

1 Thank Heather S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

One of the most wonderful seafood eaterys in the Garden City area to go for the great food and view of the inland water creek.

Thank Stephen V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great dish at Sara J's. seafood platter is also wonderful there. Great view. Really worth the visit. A must place to eat!!!

Thank Ed B
Kingsport, Tennessee
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our first time at Sara J's in a decade and we again delighted with the delicious food. The Early bird menu, prices, and portion size were just right. We loved their fried shrimp and fish. The cheesy grits and cole slaw were outstanding. Add a friendly server and a waterfront location and you have a winning culinary experience.

Thank electriciandad
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ordered the sauteed scallops and shrimp. Shrimp was about the size of a nickle. Service was a little slow, but the waitress was nice. The mahi mahi would have been the better choice.

2 Thank The2Larsens
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We dined here our first night at the beach. I wanted a fried seafood plate and got a good one! Menu was varied. The shrimp cocktail looked great. We intended to return for that alone, but they are not opened for lunch. Even though it is off season, the restaurant was full, most seniors and a few large group of... More 

Thank starketcher
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ate here many times, used to be one of my favorites, but this place seems to be heading downhill. Earlier this summer the food was okay (barely) but we felt like the waitress was rushing us to pay and leave. Recently we were shown our table and never were waited on, folks that were seated after our group were. We... More 

3 Thank b w
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the room and the view, but the food was lacking. My husband's catfish was not cooked through, and we had to send it back. I had the seafood casserole which was dry and mostly breadcrumbs. Sarah J's charges upscale prices for underwhelming food. We won't go back. Try Sea Captain's House instead.

2 Thank Frances B
Greenville, South Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Have eaten here many times and are never disappointed. Great location on the marsh. Inside or outside dining, and the fish is excellent. I had flounder, oysters and shrimp and my wife had stuffed shrimp. Can't get any better. great service, quick, and you will not leave hungry. would highly recommend

Thank Richard T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-8101
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1657

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