Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine - Thai Type Restaurant in Murrells Inlet with 53 reviews

Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine

Thai Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

 
Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Rated: 4.5 out of 5 with 53 Reviews

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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
4493 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet
843-651-5863
Hours: N/A
There are currently 53 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Jan 14th, 2014 at 10:03 am
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: rf


Avg. Rating:2.5
Arrived without a reservation, we were told it would be an hour before we could be seated. Strange as the restaurant was at least half empty. Ordered take out; no one came in to be seated while we waited. Food average at best. Staff very rude. We will not be back.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Sep 08th, 2012 at 5:47 pm
From: Simcoe, ONTARIO
By: b & d


Avg. Rating:5
Authentic, traditional, down-home thai!! We stop in every time we are in S.C.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Jun 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
From: New York, NY
By: blngekvllz


Avg. Rating:3
Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Jan 31st, 2012 at 9:09 am
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: ck


Avg. Rating:5
We are local Murrells Inlet peeps and we love the Blue Elephant. We have always had excellent service and great food. The atmosphere is always pleasant with light music in the back ground. The staff is knowledgeable and always helpfull when you cant dediede on a dish or the hot/spicy level of the food. Watch out for those peppers! If they say hot.....it's hot :-) Give it a try if you are visiting the inlet!
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Feb 02nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm
From: MYRTLE BEACH, SC
By: cam


Avg. Rating:4.2
A restaurant that is a little Asian vacation away from the Low Country vibe. You will find the absolute best authentic Thai food. It is better than I've had in the large metropolitan cities. Pad Thai is such a cliche these days - this is the place to try other Thai offerings - ask the server what to order if you are new to the cuisine. The service is friendly and intricate-table cloths, multiple plates for courses and dishes. Even hot tea is a ceremony. The dinnerware itself is exotic, elegant. I highly disagree with the person who rated the food below average--this is a high quality place, the food is prepared exceptionally well; they take much pride in their cooking. Don't be put off by the blue box exterior-the inside is pretty with Asian artwork. Do call ahead for reservations - this restaurant is small and popular so the dining room gets packed, even a little tight. It's a bit more expense than a strip mall Thai restaurant but it's worth it.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Dec 18th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
From: charlottesville, VA
By: kk


Avg. Rating:2.8
I don't normally take the time to look up a restaurant on the internet to write a review, but I actually view this as a public service to let others know about this restaurant. I have read the other reviews, yet our experience was decidedly bad. Firstly, the prices are incredibly higher than other most Thai restaurants, so we were really expecting something nice. $14 for pad thai with only tofu. I was told that pad thai with shrimp only would be $19, and a combo of shrimp and chicken would be $14, but that only included *2* shrimp. I was amazed that they actually take the time to make sure to *only* include exactly 2 pieces of shrimp. For app I had the spring rolls. I am accustomed to thinly wrapped spring rolls that are quickly fried and fresh and crispy - not the thick, deep fried Chinese-style that end up hard and crunchy. I got the chinese style, and they were very thin and tasteless. I would not be surprised to find out that they had spent some time in the freezer :(. Then came the pad thai. Clumpy noodles with very little sauce. I had ordered medium to almost-medium for spiciness and I can't explain how bland these rice noodles were. None of the fresh ginger/peanut/lime flavor you might be accustomed to at other Thai restaurants. Just blah. My husband's massamam curry came with what looked like crumbled up fun'yons on top and broccoli that was way past the bright, fresh color it was supposed to be and more like the broccoli you get at the local greasy spoon underneath a bathing of cheez whiz. I might add that the decor is extremely dated/antiquated. Again, this is the very first restaurant review I've ever written, but we were so blown away by this experience I had to share it.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Sep 20th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
From: charleston, SC
By: jhs


Avg. Rating:5
Awesome! Best Thai food I have had since being in Thailand. They got it right, with first class service, cooked as ordered and fresh ingredients. Well worth the price which is super reasonable for a tourist area. Will go back every chance I get when visiting.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Jul 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm
From: Pittsburgh, PA
By: mak


Avg. Rating:5
Hands down the best Thai Restaurant I have ever been to. It is authentic, an excellent value for the dollar, and a has a quaint, family atmosphere. It is almost as if you are sitting in the owner's dining room waiting for the family to serve you. Try the Thai Iced Tea if you want one of the most delicious beverages you will ever have. I recommend the Chicken Satay (the sauce that accompanies it is fantastic) or the Golden Shrimp appetizers. As far as main courses go, the Curry dishes are delectable, simply pick one and you will be happy. Although I'm not a Pad Thai fan, my family absolutely RAVES about the dish they serve. Personally, I recommend the Salmon Curry. Please listen to the wait staff when they explain the "heat" levels of the dishes. My recommendation is to get it as mild as you can and ask for extra spice to "heat it up". You can always add more, however, taking it away is impossible. This restaurant is cash only and serves only wine and beer. Dishes are between $14 and $25. Appetizers are just under $10. Drinks, beer, and wine are reasonably priced for a gourmet restaurant. I have been in more glamorous, more sophisticated restaurants all over the world, however, the food is prepared with family hands with incredible detail. Everything appears to be homemade and as close to authentic as I can imagine. Enjoy!
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: May 10th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: gs


Avg. Rating:3
We went to the Blue Elephant on 5/8/10, had reservations, got seated, then waited and waited and waited. No sure what the heck was going on in the kitchen but our meal which at best was fair, took forever, portions small, meats were overcooked, especially the fish and had to ask for more rice as the portion given was tiny. The price was outrageous, and what is the deal with the hand written check, and only takes cash, seems shady to me, may be a front for something else. Will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone. Have eaten Thai food in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia, and this is the worst ever.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Sep 21st, 2009 at 8:45 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: wfo


Avg. Rating:3.8
Apps were good, but I've had better. Entrees were tasty. The girls loved the coconut banana ice cream dessert. Waitresses were attentive and in traditional Thai clothing. Owner did come out at conclusion to ask us if we liked his cooking. Will go back next time and try the coconut chicken soup and one of the curry dishes.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2009 at 3:02 pm
From: Annapolis, MD
By: jh


Avg. Rating:5
Fantastic food, attentive service, and a pleasant atmosphere made my dinner one to remember. The server was very careful to ask how spicy we wanted our food, and even brought extra to the table so we could adjust the spice ourselves. The Spring Rolls were wonderful, the dumplings wee delicate. They only take cash, so be prepared ahead of time.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: May 01st, 2009 at 4:39 am
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: ram


Avg. Rating:3.7
We went to Blue Elephant because we really like another Thai in Myrtle Beach but did not want to drive all the way up there from Pawleys Island. Bad choice. I had duck which was suppose to be crispy on the outside, and moist on the inside, which was crispy, no crunchy all the way through. The sticky rice was good, my wife's Pad Thai was ok, but nothing exceptional. Everything was too sweet. I asked to have mine medium spicy and was told that it would be quite hot if I ordered it that way, so I ordered it mild and could taste no heat at all. We ordered steamed Thai dumplings which were bland and tasteless. I would not recommend this restaurant. They also take only cash or check, which I found a bit odd.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Mar 04th, 2009 at 1:08 am
From: boston, MA
By: jg


Avg. Rating:5
Wow the service was excellent he was drop dead sexy and so attentive to our needs, the food was alright too. Lol = ) the owner came out and gave us some unusual excuse for a tiger wood photo in the front of the rest. Check it out! blue elephant is the best thai rest. In the area, wouldnt go anywhere else! food=excellent!.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Feb 10th, 2009 at 11:02 am
From: Apex, NC
By: mg


Avg. Rating:4.5
Best thai food! We always stop here for a nice dinner when we visit. Small restaurant with fresh dishes, prepared when you order. Take cash or checks (no credit cards accepted) and enjoy a leisurely dining experience in a pretty setting. The "special" of the day is a must, and so is the Panang Salmon.
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Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Posted: Oct 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
From: SURFSIDE BEACH, SC
By: ndc


Avg. Rating:3.8
If I hadn't been halfway into my appetizer (chicken satay which was very dry, tasteless and overpriced) when the waiter told me they had NO PORK for my fried rice dish I ordered, I would have left. I couldn't believe I was the first customer of the day and they had no pork! Not only that, the waiter didn't say 'sorry' to the situation. I relutanately changed the meat selection along with my attitude. My fried rice was wonderful - can't deny that but the entire dining experience would have been better if I had been informed at the time I placed my order that they did not have the pork. The next time, I will call ahead and just do a 'take-out' as I took notice everyone else was doing. There was no one else in the restaurant the entire time I was there - thought that was a little odd but there was plenty of folks going in to pick up their order.
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