Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar - Murrells Inlet Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar

Seafood Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar

Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar
Hwy 17 Business
Murrells Inlet
843-651-8452
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 60 user submited reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-08-2013
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Went to Inlet Jan 2013...the waitress was friendly...the salad had old lettuce in it...they replaced it....the boiled seafood was missing a fish.....it was good otherwise...but less than average value for money after those two mishaps...
ref: 26337

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:11-07-2012
Easley, South Carolina

After reading the raves about the She-Crab Soup I have to add that my favorite is the Grouper. I love it in the grouper basket, and once I found it I never get anything else! Tender and flavorful, just wonderful!
ref: 26142

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-16-2012
Lincolnton, North Carolina

Took a group of ten at 5:00. Had no problem getting seated. Wish we would have. The price is high, the portions small, one piece of fish, four oysters, six small shrimp, three scallops and three crab bites on the seafood platter, all for $25.00. The only good thing on the plate was the baked potato. Service was lousy. The waitress was rude and I guess because our tip was automatically added she didn't bother to come back. They don't give hushpuppies, you have to buy them. The tartar sauce tasted like plain mayonaise and the cocktail tasted like ketchup. We come down here at least six times per year and this was our first and last time at the Inlet Crab House. We all wish we wouldn't have gotten seated so quickly then we may have went somewhere with edible food.
ref: 26081

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-18-2012
Red Bank, New Jersy

Best place on Rest. Row for lunch, small, quiet & friendly. Good food reasonable prices.
ref: 25812

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-19-2012
San Diego, California

My party of 6 ( 6 y/o, 5 y/o, 18 months, and Senior Mother) walked in right at prime time for dinner and we were seated immediately-of all places out on the patio. That was wonderful! Great music-great wait staff-and clean. The She crab soup was outstanding and the rest of the food was spot on. My only complaint was the portion size for the money-just a little overpriced in my opinion. Overall a great place and I would come back again-for the soup and the family friendly atmosphere-it was worth the slight overprice for portion size. The bad reviews you see either just had a singular bad experience I'm guessing or just food snobs.
ref: 25353

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:04-17-2012
Jamestown, New York

Really didn't meat our expectations. Food was ok. But She-Crab soup wasn't very good - Nibil's is light years BETTER. Crab salad had bits of shell in it and tasted too fishy.
ref: 24973

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:11-03-2011
Greensboro, North Carolina

This restaurant is noted for their she-crab soup. When the soup was served evryone that got the soup in our pasrty complained about it. It was the worst tasting she-crab soup ever tasted. Tasted like cheesy potato soup. When the waitress was informed of this the reply was " no one has ever complained about the soup..I'll let the chef know". That was it, no concern that maybe something was wrong..basically the attitide was "tough..we don't care". No offer was made to make it right or to find out what was wrong. The soft shell crabs dinner was excellent. The fried oysters tasted very good but were greasy. With all of the sea food restaurants available in the area you can do much better than this. They aren't as good as they think they are.
ref: 24242

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-19-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Love this place we go in for lunch often and has always been great friendly staff and management has always been very friendly the food has always been very fresh we go for dinner at least once a week prices are reasonable I highly recommend this great little place to all our friends and family
ref: 24189

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-10-2011
Ottawa, On, Canada, ON

We picked this restaurant because of the good ratings it had received on the web. What a disaster! We were seated right away and told by departing guests that the food was great and what they enjoyed. The service was surly and virtually non-existent. My firend went to get a glass for his beer which was delivered in the bottle and found that there was no one at the bar to serve him. He drank his beer from the bottle. We ordered two shrimp dishes and one scallop dish which were ok but nothing to rave about. My wife ordered the full scallop dinner and it was just bad. The scallops were overcooked, tasteless and rubbery. We waited for our server to drop by to ask how we were doing but that never happened and we sat for about 20 minutes after eating for her to come back with our bill. The night before we had gone to TGI Fridays and had an excellent dinner for the money we paid. We should have gone back there.
ref: 24128

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-04-2011
Woodruff, South Carolina

This is the best place to eat in the Myrtle Beach area overall. The food is always hot and fresh. We stopped in over the weekend and had some fried shrimp and she crab soup. The best. The waitresses and the management are always attentive and helpful. Can't wait to go back.
ref: 24104

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-18-2011
Calvert County, Maryland

Nobody should call their restaurant a crab house if they don't have steamed crabs (maryland style) the only way crabs should be served, they should be ashamed of themselves for false representation. Sorry about your luck.
ref: 23716

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-30-2011
Seymour, Tennessee

We visited today for the first time. We have been looking for a great place to get a bowl of She-crab soup all week. Today we happened upon The Crab house and it was AMAZING! My husband had the mushroom burger and said how he doesn't usually like burgers from seafood places because they can't cook them right. His burger today was excellent! Marinated right and awesome seasoning on the mushrooms. The coleslaw was also sooo good. I'm not a coleslaw fan, but this was so different and great. The kids had grilled cheese, and we were impressed that it was a good size, not the little pieces of bread you normally get from a kids grilled cheese. Thank you! -Kaycie & Josh S. Seymour, TN
ref: 23114

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-23-2011
Charleston, West Virginia

We have been coming here for years, since I was a kid with my family. You cannot do any better. The seafood is excellent. Anyone who says otherwise must be working for another competing restaurant. I love the cozy atmosphere, and the waitstaff is very accomodating. Also, we usually have a larger party, and I appreciate the fact that you can get reservations here. Get the seafood platter, you won't find a tastier fried scallop or oyster around.
ref: 23036

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-30-2011
Flowery Branch, Georgia

Great food and service. Crab cakes and clam chowder were excellent.
ref: 22762

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-21-2011
Rochester, New York

We really want to love this restaurant, but all the previous reviews regarding the subpar service and non-existant or rude management are right on. The first two beers we ordered were out (no big deal), then my wife wanted clams and those were out (ok), then I ordered the blue brab claw apetizers and those were out. At this point, I asked our waitress if there was a sign we could view that would point out all of the menu items they were out of so we could place our order without being rebuffed. She seemed taken aback, but in my experience, servers have usually notified me upon seating when a menu item is not available let alone the first 4 things we ask for. Well the she-crab soup is the world-famous menu item and we all got that and it was great but guess what....they were out of soup spoons! My wife got the oyster platter and the melted butter they brought us tasted like wesson oil so we asked for more. The new "butter" tasted the same and when we explained to the waitress that their version of melted butter completely ruined the oysters she replied that they were using a "European blend". I then pointed out that any type of butter that came from an actual cow (European, Chinese or whatever) would have congealed after coming down to room-temp as ours did and it was still completely opaque due to it being 90% oil. I don't blame her as I'm sure the ownership gave her that line of bull to give customers, but the ownership here was nowhere to be found. There are 18 tables and 7 servers were working, but they all seemed completely overwhelmed due to the total absence of leadership here. It's sad because they will always fill up due to the volume of tourists (yes us too but this was the last time), but if you care about where you put down your hard-earned $$$, only spend it here if you get the she-crab soup to-go. That soup still rocks, but everything else is pathetic.
ref: 22417

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-25-2011
Cincinnati, Ohio

Found this place about 15 years ago on college spring break and its been my favorite since. Now I bring my family every time we are in town. They have the best she-crab soup I've ever tasted and the conch fritters are great too. I love the friendly and casual atmosphere. This is a hidden treasure, most people drive right past.
ref: 22168

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-27-2011
Richmond, Virginia

No thank you I think I'll pass on this one. I stopped in to ask if they had steamed crabs. I was told that they're tired of us people (Yankees) asking about steamed crabs. I told them that maybe the name Crab Shack and the picture of a big blue crab, might make people think that they did. Then the waitress told me in a bold voice. That when you're south of the Mason Dixon line you eat what we eat. Hello!!! I did mention to her that I was from VA and it is below the Mason Dixon Line. After that I knew what I was dealing with and left. Fine food or not I think I'll spend my money else where.
ref: 21947

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-26-2010
Asheville, North Carolina

The service was great as was the seating. The waiters are excellent, especially Kelly. Every year we drive all the way from Asheville to eat here. This is probably the best restaurant in Murrels Inlet.
ref: 21346

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-22-2010
Northville, Michigan

Not quite up to a seafood buffet the location for dinner for my party of six and two infants fell on my shoulders. My first trip to Myrtle Beach and what better place to find fresh seafood. I have been in similar situations before and if things don't work out a guy could hear about it for the next 20 or so years. I came across this place called the Inlet Crab House which while only having a few short reviews on the webpage I stumbled upon did receive some pretty impressive ratings. It turned out to be a bit of a drive from the Dunes Resort which did not bother me so much as my son in law had rented the car and was doing all the driving. GPS led us to our destination which turned out to be a bit smaller than most in my group expected. Most of my best dining experiences usually come from a place about this size and I kind of liked the funky look and color scheme. A short wait for a table is what I anticipate in any good establishment which gave me time to view the specials listed on the chalk board. Crab stuffed grouper. Gotta try that! Started with some blue crab claws as the appetizer. Lightly coated, golden fried, tasted like they were probably fresh that day. She Crab Soup. WHOA! A Party in my mouth. Secret Family recipe according to our server who was very attentive. One of the best grouper dishes I have ever had and a side of fresh green beans. Service was at a leisurely pace which gave us some time to enjoy each others company. Appeared to be many local patrons which to me is a good sign when it comes to food. After bumping elbows with the tourists at the beach I needed a break. A member of our party seemed to enjoy the house martini. I will be back to this place again soon.
ref: 20803

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-01-2010
Mount Prospect, Illinois

We waited about 7 min to be seated,a couple of waitreses come Over and did noting but telling us that is gonna be a few more minutes,Before we seated,and the restaurant was 1/3 full so a lot of empty tables.The portions was redicolus small for the money we payed,the steamed oysters were poorly coocked half of them were not even cracked so i could not open them.
ref: 19608

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-31-2010
Augusta, Georgia

She Crab Soup and grouper bites were excellent. I ordered those based on reviews on this website. Potato skins and roasted oysters were very good. party of 4. We were served in a timely manner by a friendly waitress. Reasonable prices, small place with casual atmosphere. Hush puppies were sweeter than we are used to, but OK. Would go again.
ref: 19163

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-15-2010
Holtwood, Pennsylvania

I was so very disappointed after our meal, I won't go back. We have a condo in Surfside and visit as often as we can...love the area. I had heard that the Inlet Crab House was the place to go for crab cakes. My crab cake consisted of more breadcrumbs than crab. My hubby got a chicken dish and it was quite good. Our waitress was very pleasant, but we had to ask for a second beer..things like that...after she served our meal, that was that until she gave us our check.
ref: 18780

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-30-2010
Holtwood, Pennsylvania

Was very disappointed, I gave up Flo's to try this restaurant. Heard raves about this restaurant and tried it. The crab cakes were more bread crumbs than crab. Every bite tasted like bread crumbs. My hubby had a blacked chicken alfredo, which was good, but not good enough to go back. Two nights later I had a crab cake dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and the crab cake was excellent.
ref: 18627

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-19-2010
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Don't let the looks of this place fool you into thinking its a dive.I always take my friends there and eat there alone guite often. The She Crab Soup and Lobster bisque is outstanding as is my favorite the Seafood Alfredo. The service is wonderful, especially a little girl named Patty, she was our waitress and did the perfect job. So give yourself a treat, don't pass it up, stop in and ENJOY ! !
ref: 18523

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-13-2009
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

One of those funky looking little places you drive by to get to something bigger. BIG MISTAKE ! I stopped there for lunch one day a was immediately hooked. The she crab soup was awesome, had shrimp alfredo and the sauce was outstanding.I'm a local here now and take friends and family there and they are always pleased with the quality of food and great service. Our cute waitress Patty was outstanding.Try the lobster bisque also another gastranomical delight.
ref: 17827

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-20-2009
Bristol, Tennessee

We have been visiting Mrytle Beach for many years and this is the first time we have visited the Inlet Crab House. We were very impressed! The food was GREAT and the service was OUTSTANDING. The laid back atmosphere was a welcome change. A must is the Carribean Martini! Our time at the beach is Sept, so was a little disappointed that we missed the live music! I'm so glad we found this restaurant and will be visting many more times in the future!!
ref: 17192

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-01-2009
Hanover, Pennsylvania

Have been camping at Huntington Beach State Park for the past 15+ years and this was our first year going to Inlet Crab House. We only eat lunch out and let me say this place is a keeper. Visited there 4 times during our 2 week stay because they had the best Grouper in the Iinlet for the $. Absolute wonderful place to eat (even though it looks like a dive). Will return in the years to come, please dont change a thing.
ref: 16447

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-09-2009
Wadsworth, Ohio

My husband and I have been curious about this unique little restaurant for a long time. We finally tried it out last year on vacation, and enjoyed the food and service so much, that we returned three more times during out trip. On one occasion, we brought the entire family, consisting of 7 adults and 7 children. We were given top notch service, along with great food. The children were treated as special guests by our very friendly waitress. Can't wait until we eat there again this year.This place is the best kept secret on Murrells Inlet.
ref: 15936

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-27-2009
Mechanicsvillle, Virginia

We were a party of six (4 adults and 2 children). After reading the reviews we were expecting a serendipity experience... Boy were we disappointed. I thought it was pricey for what we got. Baked potatoes were old and had to send them back for fries. Ordered two seafood platters and most of it was cold or barely warm. Also no hushpuppies come with the dinners!! The She crab soup had shell in it and was nothing special. Crab cakes were mostly filler--not what you would expect at a crab house. If you can't find a better seafood place (which almost any restaurant would be better)' just eat steak or some other chain would be more enjoyable. Will certainly not be back!!!!!!
ref: 15724

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-24-2009
Anderson, South Carolina

We were riding by and seen a lot of people coming out. It was a small place but we figured it must be good. The food was great and inexpensive. I told someone else about it at the pool where we were staying and they went the next night. He thanked me for telling him about . We will go back for sure.
ref: 15660

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-02-2009
Martinsville, Virginia

If you are looking for a casual but EXCELLENT seafood restaurant then this is your place. The oysters are wonderful and soft shelled crab is another favorite. We have been dining here for many years and have never been dissapointed. Dont forget the Carribean Martini! Overall Great Place to eat!!!
ref: 14125

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-09-2009
China Grove, North Carolina

My wife and I had lunch this past weekend..... wow the seafood was out of this world and not over priced.... We will be back...
ref: 13868

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-17-2008
Kittrell, North Carolina

We had a party of 9 and were seated expediently. Some of our selections were She Crab soup (superb), Shrimp 'n Grits (delicioso), Soft Shelled Crab (excellent), fried scallops (out-of-this world), fried shrimp (tasty), and grouper bites (superior). We had #1 service with absolutely no complaints.
ref: 12843

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-16-2008
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

I'm a local and just discovered this place a few weeks ago. The fish chowder is unbelievable. I've ordered it each time I go. The seafood pasta dishes are also consistently awesome. The live music is great and not too loud if you are seated indoors. Now if I could just convince them to devein the cold boiled shrimp, it would be perfect...
ref: 12447

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-14-2008
Louisville, Kentucky

Met some old friends in mb they took us to this little island type restaurant the had live entertainment and what a good time we had the service was outstanding, they were very busy but took good care of us. The food was great fried conch that was a treat. We had the house platter and it was outstanding, if you havent been ther dont miss it. We had great food ,service and entertainment. We will be back..
ref: 12421

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-24-2008
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

This place is great to take visitors for lunch. The food is exceptional and fresh. Prices are reasonable. This is a small place but not really intimate. Atmosphere is like the name. A crab house. Nothing fancy but the food is great and they serve it fast, hot and fresh.
ref: 12090

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-21-2008
Raleigh, North Carolina

Best little seafood place in Murrells Inlet. We found this place by accident 3 years ago and go back there each year we visit. The staff, food and atmosphere is great and not too "touristy".
ref: 11500

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-18-2008
Arnold, Missouri

A very small restaurant and not really what we imagined. We read the reviews and our hopes were up, but very disappointing. The crab cakes were horrible for the price. Very over-priced!!! Not really what we were expecting and would never go back. There are much better restaurants up and down Buisness 17.
ref: 11470

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-04-2008
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday afternoon and were extremely happy we did. We had shecrab soup that was delicious. I had shrimp and grits which is a homemade specialty and it was great. Being from PA I don't often sample grits so this was a leap. This was the best meal of the week by far.
ref: 10871

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-20-2008
Gray Court, South Carolina

Nice place, and staff. Decorated very charming. But we were disappointed in the food. The crab cakes tasted like crab meat out of a can with egg to hold it together, breaded and pan fried. Not what we were expecting. I would say this is more for locals than for tourtists. I wouldn't recommended it..
ref: 10708

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-03-2008
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

I ate here last night. It was okay. The basket I had should have been around $8.00 instead of $12.00 because it was mostly french fries. But it was a nice place to duck into from the rain and wind.
ref: 10514

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-20-2008
New Albany, Indiana

This place is YUMMY!!! The she crab soup is amazing. My family and I ordered two bowls in one night! Great food and wonderful service sums up the crab house.
ref: 10347

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-10-2008
Chesapeake, Virginia

She crab soup tasted ok but was frothy and nothing but liquid. No sign of any crab or anything. We ordered the Shrimp and Grits (we were told they were on special for $9.95 when we called in) but when our check came it we were charged $14. We brought this to our waitress' attention but she argued with us and told us we were mistaken. As we departed, we approached the gentleman who was seating the guests and asked about the Shrimp and Grits special and he confirmed that they were on special for $9.95. Oh well, we got taken. We didn't want to argue with the waitress any longer due to the heavy smokers who were depleting the oxygen...so we left for good.
ref: 9713

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-08-2008
Wilmington, North Carolina

I have been eating at the crabhouse for several years now & I have to say things have changed. The atmosphere is delightful with the music and all the interesting things on the walls, but the quality of the food has gone down as well as the management. My visit there was ok until a customer got really upset & the manager proceeded to yell and scream at her. I also heard the management make rude remarks about there employees & this was very disturbing to me. I will never spend another dime in a place where people are so rude and not appreciative of there workers. I would not advise going to the inlet crab house!.
ref: 9687

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-29-2007
Johnson City, Tennessee

After reading the internet reviews, we decided to give the Inlet Crab House a try, and we didn't regret it! The prices were reasonable, the portions were good, and everything tasted great. The she-crab soup was delicious. We had fried crab claws, soft shell crab, and crab cakes (hey, it's a crab house!) and all were good. Even the fish in the kids meal was tasty. We would definitely recommend this spot to fellow travelers.
ref: 8532

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-16-2007
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We read the reviews and were especially looking for good seafood, but not a "tourist trap." They did not disappoint. We almost drove past it, so keep your eyes open! The crab soup was just as advertised below... delicious. We would stop here again, should we ever be in Myrtle Beach in the future.
ref: 7650

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-05-2007
Ashville, North Carolina

We took our friends to the inlet crab house a few weeks ago and had a great time, they have the best she crab soup we had ever had. If you are in murrells inlet or myrtle beach you must try it the food is great, we had the carribean grouper wow it was excellent and the selections of martinis were very good, the service was also great, they made us feel like we were on a fun little island, you should try this great little restaurant. We will go back..
ref: 5711

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-12-2007
Surfside, South Carolina

We are semi locals, have a place in Surfside and eat here often. One of my favorites at the beach. I love the grouper bites, best fried fish anywhere, I promise, and I'm a big seafood lover and have been on the coast since birth. I also love the shrimp salad sandwich, the creek shrimp are tiny and so good. My husband often gets oysters and they are great too. I am a crab lover, and the crab cake sandwich isn't my favorite, not because of flavor, but because it is fresh, sometimes there is some shell left in it. The atmosphere is great though, actually is the inlet dive, not a new place playing dress up. Locals favorite.
ref: 5401

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-12-2007
Columbia, South Carolina

We have been visiting Murrells Inlet several times a year for over twenty years and found the Inlet Crab House to be the neatest little place with the best food yet!!! The seafood was execellent.... We found the she crab soup to be the best we have ever had anywhere!!!! Do your family a favor and try this place.
ref: 4837

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-26-2006
Fairfax, Virginia

This local eatery is a find. Have been going here for more than 5 years. Good, fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Reminds us of the dockside "fish shacks" along the Long Island and New England shores. Their bacon wrapped scallops are simply delicious.
ref: 4532

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-22-2006
Greenville, South Carolina

Nice people, but food was mediocre and over priced we thought.
ref: 4167

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-22-2006
Landisville, Pennsylvania

Soft shell crab sandwich was not good, could have been just a bad crab, but service was good. Enough restaurants in area, will not be back.
ref: 3618

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-19-2006
Columbus, Ohio

My Family and I had the great experience of finding this great little seafood Restaurant while we were on a mini vacation, the food was great, the waitress was very nice to us and took good care of everything for us. It was a pleasure to go to a great little restaurant that had such good food and service. My husband and I both had to try the she crab soup and wow what a great taste it had. we will go back when we come back in aug. I had a drink that the make there it was a carribean Martini and it was super cant wait to have another one. I highly recommend this fine little locals spot.
ref: 2712

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-02-2006
Greenville, South Carolina

This is it! The best fresh local seafood in Murrells Inlet. This is where the locals eat. Food is not sitting under a heat lamp... nothing is cooked until you order it. If you are looking for instant service go somewhere else. Inlet Crab House is for someone who wants a meal prepared the way their Mother might have cooked it! Enjoy!!!
ref: 2347

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-16-2005
Charleston, South Carolina

After reading the reviews and saw all these good reviews and one bad one. I took my family to Myrtle Beach and thought we would try the Inlet Crab House.

We had very good service. we had some of the best seafood I have had in awhile.

The she crab soup... well it was great.

I have to say the wait staff and the manager were very nice to us, too.

I would highly recomend this nice restauant to any one. We will be back.
ref: 1766

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-29-2005
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

I was the last review. went back tonight w/ another first timer. perfect! we sat at the bar as we got there late. great bar-keep. we ordered appetizers. may i recommend the she-crab soup and blackened grouper bites on a chilly southern night. and the wait staff is very fun, cheerful, and cute. love this place. will most likely be there tmrw night. give it a chance and you will not regret it. i may as the wait may get longer!
ref: 1557

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-24-2005
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

this is the gem of the inlet. a great atmosphere. the menu choices let you order items by the 1/4 or 1/2 lb. you do not pay for the fluff on some platters at other places. i was there twice last week. i am somewhat of a local, and this place is my pick. the wait staff is friendly, food is hot and always of top quality. they do offer call ahead seating, but the bar or outside is comfortable for a short wait. the food is definitely worth the wait. i take groups all the time, and have had no one to complain.
ref: 1535

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-11-2005
Rock Hill, South Carolina

I've been to the Inlet Crab House restaurant several times and took three friends here for dinner this past weekend. I am sorry to say that I really shouldn't have bragged on this place to these folks. Most of the food was up to par, except the oysters on the half-shell, which were the most pitiful nothing little things I've ever seen. By the time I scraped the "oysterette" from the shell, there was nothing but a little string to try to get to my mouth! Worse than that, though, was the service; the waitress was so slow on everything, and I had to get up and take napkins and silverware from a nearby table for my party. We had to ask several times for our drinks, our appetizers, and just about anything else we wanted, and after telling her that we wanted our appetizers before our salads, she brought our salads out first anyway, but she only brought two and forgot about the others. To top that off, when I took the "oysters" to the manager and told her that I was dissatis-fied and did not wish to eat and pay for them, she was totally rude to me and told me there was nothing wrong with them. Then the waitress brought my bill and the appetizer was charged to me even though the manager told me she'd take it off my bill. When I sought her out to remind her that I'd been told I'd not be charged, the second manager (the first one had already left for the night) treated me and my guests more rudely than any of us had ever been treated in a restaurant and actually asked us to finish our drinks and leave "her restaurant." We were having normal dinner conversation in normal tones and trying to have an enjoyable experience. She also was so rude as to tell me (and us) not to ever come back into her restaurant! I cannot believe that any restaurant owner would have such a rude person managing his or her business, and I will write to him. It's a shame that such a nice place as Murrell's Inlet and what I believed was a delightful little restaurant would be fouled by such ugly and inexcusably rude behavior. Rest assured that none of us will ever return there, and we wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
ref: 1245

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-13-2005
Atlanta, Georgia

This was a lucky find! We were recomended by locals. The restaurant was painted in bright Island colors. The seafood was fresh and not overcooked as we found in several other area restaurants. Some of my family wanted something other than seafood and found the steak and ribs excellent!! Do yourself a favor and try this little gem.
ref: 832

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-13-2005
Columbus, Ohio

I had the pleasure of eating at this nice nice little restaurant, the food was excellent and the service was great. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp for an appitizer and it was awsome, If you like fresh fish try the grouper it was great. I highly recomend this nice little restaurant to anyone visiting Myrtle Beach, the restaurant is in Murrells Inlet SC. Try it you will love it.
ref: 827