Russell's Seafood Grill - Murrells Inlet Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Russell's Seafood Grill

Seafood Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

Russell's Seafood Grill

Russell's Seafood Grill
4700 Hwy 17
Murrells Inlet
843-651-0553
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 74 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Russell's Seafood Grill

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-15-2014
Conway, South Carolina

Awesome food, service, been going for years and have never had bad experience!!
ref: 27627

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-05-2014
Westland, Michigan

We are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary here in SC....and we came to Russells bacause they were highly rated online. Our evening was awesome....we met Russell and he reconmended the local steamed oysters. (We had never had them steamed) EXCELLENT!!! Want to go back for more! The dinners were delicous... the service was wonderful (Deanne) ...would send everyone here for great dining experience!
ref: 27548

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-08-2012
Bloomington, Illinois

Tried Russell's for the first time. Have to say it was really good. The she-crab soup was the best ive ever had. Everything was so good including the basket of huspuppies they giveevery table . Service was great. Highly recomend!
ref: 25754

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-07-2012
No, South Carolina

The man who greeted us was great and very polite. We were seated immediately. We had a nice waitress who seemed well Informed of the menu and she did let us know ahead of time that she was new, however we order an appetizer and soup (as well as two entrees). We got our food immediately however no appetizer or soup came prior to our meal. We had to ask for it and by the time we got it were half way done with our entrees. Our table was NEVER cleared by our waitress so we has six plates on our table at once. We felt very rushed. The waitress brought our bill after a solid 15 minutes of not checking back, so by that time I needed a drink. She seemed annoyed that she had to take the bill back and add on ( even though that's increasing her chance for a better tip). After another 15 minutes of her MIA she brought back our bill and acted like she was adjusting it, because she knew she messed up. When we finally looked at our bill there was nothing taken off or adjusted. Her service was VERY poor
ref: 25274

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-25-2012
Greensboro, North Carolina

I decided to have dinner at Russel's after reading many positive reviews, and I agree with all of the positive ratings. Had an excellent dinner of grilled mahi mahi with the seafood platter and it was the best meal I've had in a long time! The grilled mahi was outstanding and the hush pupppies served before the meal were delicious! Also loved the outdoor seating under the big trees. Will definitely be back when I'm down at the beach again in a few months.
ref: 25188

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-04-2012
Manassas, Virginia

I have been to Russell's twice with biker friends and found every thing about Russell's to be great . I hope to come back some time . Good work to every one at Russell's
ref: 25064

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-08-2012
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

As a local I have gone to Russell's on many occcassions. To my dismay I was just told I could not make a reservation for two for my birthday tomorrow March9th at 7:30 PM. I was told by a gentleman who called himslf Herman to call at 7:00 Pm to see if anything was available. Sorry Russell, not acceptable.
ref: 24767

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-23-2012
Mayfield, Kentucky

An absolute hidden gem! Food is awesome!! Great local place to have a great meal at a great price!
ref: 24531

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-31-2011
Barrie, Ontario Canada, ON

Having had many choices for New Year's Eve dinner, we decided to go to Russell's at Murrell's Inlet. We were not disapointed. Luckily, we were able to catch the early bird specials and my choice of flounder and deviled crab was excellent. The quantities were generous and the flavour was outstanding, Tricia, our waitress was very professional, pleasant and attentive. I would recommend it highly. Thank you. Happy New Year! Lorraine
ref: 24456

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-31-2011
Nyc, New York

Went to Russell's tonight. It's New Year's Eve 2011, we wondered whether we'd get in. The wait was minimal, the staff were awesome. We had a drink in the bar and in no time we were called to our table. We had the special of the evening, we were quite impressed with the food, the service and the bartender. Tricia, thanks, you were patient and all enlightening with us. We loved the service and the food. We'll be back!
ref: 24455

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-31-2011
Myrtle Beach, North Carolina

Hi, My friends and I have just returned from Russell's Seafood Grill. The service was excellent and our server, Tricia, was very attentive to us and answered our multitude of questions with ease. She knew the menu perfectly, including early bird specials, and dinner specials when asked out of context. Upon our arrival, we had an estimate of 10 minutes before we were to be seated, but found that by the time we had ordered and been served our drinrks, our table was ready. The bartender was very friendly and had an excellent memory for details as she served up clients who were both at the bar and the surrounding tables. Our drinks arrived shortly thereafter, and within minutes, our table was ready. Communication between the bar section and the restaurant section was evident as our restuarnt server, Tricia, knew exactly what we had ordered without having to ask us. For someone who doesn't normally like a fishy seafood taste, Tricia's reassurance that the flounder and deviled crab early bird special was something worth trying. She did not steer me wrong. Russell, the owner, was present and we had a chance to chat with him. It is always great to meet the owners while dining at an establishment. Thanks from the gang from Ontario, Canada. Liz
ref: 24454

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-11-2011
Mcdonough, Georgia

My son one of the few the proud a MARINE......went to eat at Russell's with his date.We eat their every year with the golf crew usually 20 of us and the food is always great and the service is fantastic. Tonight Russell showed his true value I called and wanted to pay for my son's dinner via credit card and Russell took care of the check and held it until the next time we come in. A CLASSY move Russell. I will never forget your appreciation to those who serve and for what you did for me tonight. Firefighter from Atlanta.See you SOON.
ref: 24273

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-30-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Have been to this restaraunt several times since I have moved here and every time was very pleased. The seafood is fresh and very well cooked. Russell himself came around to talk to us each time. I would reccommend this restaraunt to everyone.
ref: 24230

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-19-2011
Greenwood, South Carolina

We will be back!!! Conch fritters were amazing! Fried shrimp, scallops, lobster, fried fish were all amazing! Then the fried chesse potato balls were unlike anything I've ever had before! You have to try it! Its a very small place so get there early! Waitress was wonderful! And the owner as well he works with the rest of his employees and makes sure evrything is as it should be!
ref: 24191

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-17-2011
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Thank you Russell for continuing to bring us delicious food and great service. It doesn't matter if I am dressed "nicely" or out on the bikes I always feel welcome.
ref: 24182

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-20-2011
Johnson City, Tennessee

My wife and I went to Russell's and had a great time. We sat outside and enjoyed the view underneath the trees. Our waitress seated us immediately. We were told of the special for the day and given a basket of piping hot hushpuppies. I ordered the seafood combo broiled and my wife got the chicken breast. They were cooked to perfection. Our waitress did an excellent job even though they were very busy. We definitely plan on returning.
ref: 24018

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-01-2011
Nashville, Tennessee

We were seated right away. Waiter was immediately to the table getting out drink orders and was very friendly. The wait staff not only checked on us often but so did the owner. We all ordered something different. The smoked fish dip was awesome. I had the blackened mahi It wasnt spicy hot had a great flavor. Key lime pie was out of this world as well. our first visit but not our last
ref: 23834

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-31-2011
Blacksburg, Virginia

Finally! REAL seafood at the beach! We had the hog fish - never heard of it before - it was incredible! Almost got the key lime pie but succumbed to Bailey's Irish Creme cheesecake and it was beyond delicious. As a Yankee who grew up at the beach, seafood is my preferred palate. Can't believe this best kept secret restaurant has been there 18 years. Customer service is fantastic and Russell has genuine hospitality. He has the best food guarantee I have ever seen! - if you dont like it, he will eat it. I would imagine the wait and noise level depend on the evening one dines. My Monday night on the deck was perfect! Our waitress was very attentive and hospitable. Going back often!
ref: 23832

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-04-2011
Iva, South Carolina

I went to Russell's for the first time this August. The wait was average and the rest of the experience was well below average. After a nearly 1 hour long wait for our food, we were told to "be patient" by the charming owner of the establishment. If the best things in life are worth waiting for; don't waste your time on the fare served here.
ref: 23574

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-02-2011
Abbeville, South Carolina

I took my family of 13 to Russell's tonight and was totally displeased. It took 30 minutes to be seated, even though I said that we could be split up and there was no line. When we were finally seated all together, our drinks and salads were brought fairly promptly. After finishing our salads, we waited 45 minutes for our meals. I asked RUSSELL, very nicely, if he could check and see how much longer it was going to take and he came back and said about 5 minutes. Then he added extremely arrogantly and rudly that I should be patient with them since several large parties had been seated. We had watched tables of families be seated, served, and leave while we were waiting. When the food finally came, at least one of the meals was really bad--tough and no taste. To cut it short, Russell was extremely rude to me and I never said anything "out of the way" to him. I will never go back to that restaurant and I recommend that you think twice before you go.
ref: 23548

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-23-2011
Roanoke, Virginia

Loved this restraunt! scallops were huge and had alot of flavor. Russell was really nice. I asked about hurricane hugo, and he brought out a whole book filled with pictures of the hurricane. If you want great service and hospitality eat at russells. We will come back to russells again! best food ive ever had!.
ref: 23041

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-23-2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Russell's has been my favorite restaurant in Murrell's Inlet for many years! The food is always delicious and fresh. The service is excellent and I love the actual restaurant. Someone told me the building is the old Nance's building that washed across the street during Hurricane Hugo. It is truly a "one of a kind" restaurant. I highly recommend Russells if you are in the Murrell's Inlet area!
ref: 22148

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-15-2011
Louisville, Ohio

We are The Sandbagger University, a annual traveling golf group. We called 30 minutes upon arriving and were seated immediately, since there were 18 of us it was unexpected. Our drinks were served promptly, appetizers were brought cool, taken back and done to our satisfaction. The meals were good, above all two meals, the stuffed Halibut and cheese cake where the bomb. Russell was there to make sure everything was OK and lead us out when we left. I asked every one and they were all happy with their meals and especially the decor of the place. I would go back. R Anderson, President The Sandbagger's University Ohio
ref: 22082

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-29-2011
Thomasville, North Carolina

We love Russell's. Never had a less than wonderful meal. Service has always been good. Nice atmosphere and one of our favorites.
ref: 21712

Food:One Star
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-27-2010
New York, New York

Save your money! The food was terrible. The grouper was tasteless and the deviled crab were all bread. There are much better choices than this restaurant.
ref: 21506

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-24-2010
Columbia/greer Sc, South Carolina

My girlfiend and I were at Surside Beach for our normal weeks vacation. We had been to Russells two years ago, but skipped last year. I wish we hadn't. It was sooo excellent once again. We were seated quickly, the food potions were more than generous and the quality was excellent. I had scollops and shrimp and girlfriend had flounder and oysters. Itwas all cooked to perfection. Need I say anything about Russell. We even talked SC Gamecock football. He also took the time to have his picture taken with us outside in front of the resturant sign. We'll be back september of 2011.
ref: 21336

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-21-2010
Danville, Virginia

Russell's had been highly recommended by a friend so we were very excited to enjoy dinner there during an October visit to the beach. The hush puppies were very good and the waitress was extremely nice and efficient. However that is where the positive comments end. We ordered one of the nightly specials...the scallop and shrimp bake. As a previous poster stated, it was as if the kitchen had run out of spices. The food had absolutely NO taste at all...the shrimp and scallops seemed to be swimming in buttery water. The prices were outrageous and we left feeling hungry and robbed. We'll stick to Lee's Inlet Kitchen...they never disappoint!
ref: 21103

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-17-2010
Cortland, New York

We tried Russell's Grill for the first time this past August. We were encouraged by the excellent reviews we read. However, Myrtle Beach in August is very hot and this restaurant has no air conditioning. Just based on this fact alone, we will not go back. It was uncomfortable to try and enjoy the food, much less the highly recommended She Crab soup. I ordered the shrimp and scallop bake and it was bland. I tasted my son's grouper dish and this also was bland. They must have run out of spices in the kitchen because all of our meals had absolutely no taste. With all of the choices for excellent seafood in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area we will not return to Russell's.
ref: 20302

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-16-2010
Chalfont, Pennsylvania

Great little place. Better than any of the big boxes along this strip. Waited for dinner with drinks at the bar and teh bartender was a hoot. Dinner was excellent, service good, prices fair, and the overall experience left absolutely nothing to complain about
ref: 20300

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-01-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The hog snapper was so fresh it melted in my mouth, service is better than anywhere else, if you like rustic, local type joints, you will love this, not a fine dining rest. Prices are great for the portions, they seat you as fast as they can.About the noise...it is not a library, it's folks having a good time and a kid crying here and there. Lots of memorabilia of old Murrells Inlet, kind of like a museum. Cool Place
ref: 20040

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-28-2010
Irwin, Pennsylvania

Found a pretty good sized black ant walking through my food. No manager came over to offer me anything. I guess it's a common happening at this restaurant. Other than that the food and service was very good. The waitress did bring me another meal however.
ref: 19958

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-06-2010
High Point, North Carolina

Almost always have one meal at Russell's when down at Litchfield/Murrell's Inlet. Have never been disappointed! Grilled Mahi is always a favorite. Love the atmosphere, and service couldn't be better! Favorite spot in Murrell's Inlet.
ref: 19648

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-09-2010
Greenville, South Carolina

My family and I have been going to Russell's for over 10 years. We don't go to Myrtle Beach without going to Russell's. The food is always great, the service is wonderful, and they have THE BEST Hushpuppies around. Our family always orders a variety of food, from fried shrimp to the special of the day and we have never been disappointed. We love the fact that Russell is there and comes to your table to check on everything. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
ref: 19274

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-26-2010
Greensboro, North Carolina

Great restaurant!!!!!! We were passing by looking for a place to eat dinner and decided to stop here and we were so glad we did. Great food,service,atmosphere and good value for your money!!!!!!! Can't wait to go back again. :))) <3
ref: 19116

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-22-2010
Elkhart, Indiana

My family and I visited this reataruant last year for spring break and was by far the best in murrell's inlet! the service was phenomenal, we loved the food, and the owners were so kind and caring. russell himself was very nice and even offered to clear tables and help with the serving! we look forward to eating at this fabulous homestyle restaraunt and we will for sure be coming here every time we visit! all of you who disagree with me, you are out of your minds and have absolutely no idea what you are talking about! :)
ref: 18548

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-31-2009
Columbus, Ohio

Russell's Seafood Grill was reconmended by a local that I meet each trip down and walk the beach with to see the sun come up. My familly has been comming to Murrells Inlet since 1968 to eat seafood at several different restaurants all of which we felt were really good so we were happy to try Russell's. It was excellent; food, service and atmosphere. I will be comming back each time we come downand would say this experience was like comming home. I met Russell after looking out and seeing him checking out mt RED VW van & comming up to say " hi"
ref: 17591

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-09-2009
Mytle Beach And Atlanta, South Carolina

I was there tonight on 10/09/2009 and I ordered a blacked fish sandwich...guess how much it was...$ 8 no 9 no 11 no, The darn sandwich was $16.00. I could not believe how much the grouper sandwich was. I make a good living but I can't afford to return to Russell's. That is just to much.
ref: 17409

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-12-2009
Lyman, South Carolina

After hearing my parents rave about this restaurant (they are locals), I finally had an opportunity to visit. We were greated at the door with true Southern hospitality, and seated immediately. After hearing the specials, I ordered the grilled tuna cooked medium rare. It was perfect! I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try the soft-shell crab. Delicious! As a previous seafood restaurant manager, and having tried all the restaurants in Murrells Inlet, I would say this is the best. The owner was there, introduced himself, and visited and spoke to every customer there. He even helped clear the tables!
ref: 16661

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-11-2009
Toccoa, Georgia

We glad we tried Russell's. Wait was about an hour but in season we just sat on the deck and listened to some great music. When we got seated the wait was worth while. The four of us all had something different and we shared of couse. From the broiled seafood, she crab soup to the steak, nothing disappointed us !!!!!!!!!!
ref: 15973

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-26-2009
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

My wife and family live in the inlet and this is by far the worst food around. The crab cakes are an absolute insult as if we were were from the midwest and just don't know what good seafood is. The waitress had a bad attitude which made for an all around bad experience.
ref: 15700

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-30-2009
Asheville, North Carolina

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! Owner of restaurant visited each table to make sure that the food was great. Very tender and great tasting steak. Love the cheesy potato balls!!! Will definitely go back when we visit South Carolina again!
ref: 15206

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-08-2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The food was awesome - best grouper ever and the prtions generous. The wait staff was friendly - we always go there!! Their outdoor deck is the best - they have a singer there - Lee I think - we go there and would go there just to hear her - she is wonderful, but not loud enough sometimes. Russell always greets all his customers and the bartenders are always so warm and friendly. i love the rustic atmosphere it is true murrells inlet!
ref: 14901

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:04-17-2009
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

BEWARE: This entire restaurant is smoke-friendly! My husband and I went when I was pregnant. Not good.
ref: 14623

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-09-2009
Surfside, South Carolina

One of THE best in the area. Never had a bad meal or bad service there. The atmosphere is truly Murrells Inlet all the way. Wish it was a secret how fantastic this place is.
ref: 14516

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-27-2009
Columbia, South Carolina

My girlfriend and I were on vacation last year at Surfside. a cousin of who had done some work at Pawley's Island had recommended Russells. Great recommendation. The food was excellent. liked the atmosphere and prices were reasonable. Russell was most entertaining and cordial. We'll be back this year, maybe twice.
ref: 14358

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-11-2008
Coeburn, Virginia

The wait time was what you expect during season, but the experience was very pleasant. We loved the band and drinks outside. The atmosphere was great - friendly, relaxed and it was obvious that these people mean for you to enjoy. The food was phenominal. There is nothing that we have gotten here that we do not LOVE. Russell's is on our list of must do's every year! My favorite place to get seafood!
ref: 13046

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-15-2008
Roanoke, Virginia

When I went to Russels this past summer I ate the cheese potatoes and the flounder. It was absoloutly wonderful. The cheese potatoes were good and cheesy and the flounder had a very good taste. My family and I go there every year when we come. There is no comparison to Crabby Mike's. I love your bathroom with all of the hats. I love to try them on every time I'm in there. The cleanliness in your restaraunt and in the batroom. I always enjoy my visit when I am there. I can't wait to return with high exspectations. I will come very hungry for more. I absoloutly love the restaraunt Russel's.Thank You!!!!!!!!!
ref: 12434

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-22-2008
Wellington, Ohio

A great place to eat. We've been here a few times and will go back. Steak was great. Seafood great. Appetizers really good, especially onion rings. Manager came and checked on us more than once, very friendly service.
ref: 11089

Food:One Star
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:04-11-2008
Boise, Idaho

In response to many referrals, my husband and I went to Russells while on vacation in the area. We were not pleased with anything but the wonderful service we received from a server named Ginny. She gave us all the specials, her personal recommendations, and prompt service. The only thing we would go back for is her. Other than that, the food is overpriced, the owners belligerently drunk at the bar, and bad attitudes linger throughout the resaurant. Also, there is not a non-smoking area, so your food is both tasteless and smokey.
ref: 10604

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-27-2008
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Russells is great. The staff is extremely nice, helpful, and prompt. The atmosphere is great, as is the food. In my opinion, one of the best in Murrells Inlet
ref: 10430

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-12-2008
Charlotte, North Carolina

My husband and I always go to Russell's and have for years! He loves his customers and always comes by to speak to us no matter how busy he is. We love the area and always get great stories and history of the area from Russell and his staff. The food is great and affordable. The staff are usually sweet college kids that are very courteous! We sit at home sometimes and look at each other and say, "Wish we were in Murrell's Inlet at Russell's"! Can't wait to return and wish Russell the best!
ref: 10267

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:01-16-2008
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Seafood special was GREAT. Come down from Harrisburg each year in Feb for a month and this always our favorite dinner place. 4 star Review
ref: 9756

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:12-02-2007
Grosse Pointe, Michigan

I've been visiting the Myrtle Beach area for 14 years and Russell's is one of the best and my favorite restaurant in the area. The atmosphere is great, as is the food and service. I have been taking family and friends there for years and we have never had a bad meal or left without smiles on our faces.
ref: 9399

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-25-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

As a local I would recommend Russell's to anyone who comes to the Inlet looking for great food. The She Crab soup is the best & my favorite, but the other dishes that I've eaten are all excellent. The waiters & waitresses are all friendly & provide great service & the homey atmosphere is also great. I've never waited to be seated (I always go early anyway) Russell & Karen are always friendly & the personal touch of Russell visiting each table is also great.
ref: 9316

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-19-2007
Mocksville, North Carolina

We first came to RUSSEL'S 12 years ago by mistake. But after 12 years we do not come to the beach without eating at RUSSELL'S. Food is always good and Russell (owner) always come by to check on each table. We recommend RUSSELL'S to everyone. THANKS RUSSELL FOR HAVING A GREAT PLACE TO EAT.
ref: 9278

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-24-2007
Arlington, Virginia

I was dining at RUSSELLS a few nights ago and i logged on to this site to tell everyone that reads these how great my dining experience was once again, my food was great, one person in our party had a small problem with the way her fish was cooked, all we had to do is say something to russell and the problem was corrected before the rest of us finished eating. now i was not going to mention that until i read the comments from the guy/girl from florence, sc posted twice on this site. twice because he/she couldn't get his/her rating right the first time(says a little bit about them). let me say we have never been there and gotten bad service or bad food! we go there at least three times a week when we are in town, mainly for the food but russells wonderful personality is worth the trip itself, sometimes we just go for a drink after golf, the people from florence mentioned capt's would that be capt d's, then that is where you should go and make room for us that don't mind spending 16-25 dollars for great food, service, and RUSSELL! KEEP ON KEEPING ON RUSSELL!!! see you in a few weeks!!!
ref: 8456

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-21-2007
Florence, South Carolina

I have posted this a second time because the food was rated as above average which it certainly wasn't. Review: My wife and I made a special trip from Myrtle Beach last Friday night, Sept. 14, 2007. We both had flounder; her's was broiled and mine was fried. Her's had a little taste, mine was utterly and disapointingly tasteless. Also, the salad was meger and of poor quality, and the tea was weak. Our waitress failed to inform us of their daily specials. The price was high for such a poor meal. Only my baked potato was up to par. We could have done better at Capt 's and it would have been a lot less expensive. Florence, South Carolina
ref: 8379

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-20-2007
Florence, South Carolina

My wife and I made a special trip from Myrtle Beach last Friday night, Sept. 14, 2007. We both had flounder; her's was broiled and mine was fried. Her's had a little taste, mine was utterly and disapointingly tasteless. Also, the salad was meger and of poor quality, and the tea was weak. Our waitress failed to inform us of their daily specials. The price was high for such a poor meal. Only my baked potato was up to par. We could have done better at Capt 's and it would have been a lot less expensive.
ref: 8368

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-18-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

I've been going to russell's since they opened , the best place over all the places i've gone to around here. The owners and staff do the best they can to make your dining experience wonderful. Unfortunatly people have very different tastes. Some people you can not please, I personally think they should stay home, but russell will do whatever he can within reason to make it right. So if you don't like russells, you need to be scolded by your grandparents!.
ref: 8351

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-05-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

We went here on a friends recommendation. I paid 22.00 for a special that was described as scallops, shrimp, sliced mushrooms in a wine and butter cream sauce. It was terrible. It was a few shrimp, overcooked, very large tasteless scallops sitting in a water bath with no flavor!! It was awful. My friend paid 19.00 for the broiled scallops, again very large and tasteless, as well as tough and chewey. No flavor at all. Will not go back there. Oh, and the hush puppies might actually have been the best part except they were soaked in grease. YUK.
ref: 8104

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:07-28-2007
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

After living in Myrtle Beach for 12 years we finally got around to dining at Russells. Now I feel bad that we wasted all of those years! Russell is a great guy who personally greets you and keeps checking back to see if everything is o.k. The food is excellent, (she crab soup to die for), service was very prompt and friendly. There is a beautiful view of the inlet and the ocean. Prices were surprisingly below what other restaurants charge and portions were larger. We will go back again and again. I highly recommend Russells, it is a great place for locals and tourists that want great food at fair prices.
ref: 7278

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2007
Coeburn, Virginia

Russell's is THE BEST place to go for seafood if you're visiting this area!! The 'all u can eat' places are tourist traps with bland, often old food. Russell's has wonderful atmosphere - even the wait is pleasant with the upbeat band - and the food is truly superb!! As far as the smoking / lack of non-smoking, its a choice... if you do not want to be disturbed by it, dont go to Russell's. I do not smoke or enjoy being surrounded by it, but there was no problem as the air circulated well and doors were open, which left it a little warm, but fine. If you are looking for WONDERFUL food, a unique and friendly setting, and overall great experience, I fully reccomend Russell's!!!!
ref: 7190

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-24-2007
Ann Arbor, Michigan

A friend and myself stopped for dinner one evening this spring. We flipped a coin while driving thru the MI to decide where to stop. We were quite happy with our luck. The wait staff and owner were great , the salad was very fresh & the mahi was out of this world, unfortunately I could not recommend the flounder as it was mushy & tasted alot like mud. As our waitress was very observant she asked if we didn't like our flounder, told her the problem and it was immediaaately deducted from our bill and offerings to prepare something else right away came from her & the owner. We declined butonly because the mahi was so awesome and such a large portion along with the wonderful chees potatoe balls that we were stuffed. The owner and wait staff made what was a horrible flounder meal disappear, and our dining experience was great. After a little coxing from the owner as to how great the flounder should be I would give even it another try, as long as mahi wasn't the catch of the day.
ref: 7179

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-17-2007
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

While vacationing at Surfside Beach Russell's was suggested to us by a local repairman while working in our home. We were surprised to find a wait at 5PM. We decided to eat on the deck. It was a lovely warm evening with a nice air blowing. The service was exceptional. The food was hard to beat. Unfortunately, just as we started eating, a thunderstorm passed and we dashed inside. Everyone was so helpful in assisting us to a table while we finished our meal. We will be referring everyone we know to this great place to eat & enjoy.
ref: 7055

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-08-2007
Conway, South Carolina

Excellent, fresh seafood! Laid-back atmosphere. Yes, you may have to wait, but the deck and music and a drink make it really enjoyable. Personable service, and Russell or his dad are always there to say hello. The BEST she-crab soup EVER! I'm a formal local, and I send everyone who's headed to Myrtle Beach to Russell's.
ref: 6252

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-25-2007
Woodridge, Illinois

Thanks for letting me know there is NOT a non-smoking area. I definitely will NOT go there.
ref: 5611

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-17-2007
Orland Park, Illinois

We have been going to Myrtle Beach on vacation for 20 years and always dine at Russell's. We always have the fresh grouper with cheese potatos and cole slaw and it's wonderful every time. Russell makes the rounds and greets everyone, and this is always an enjoyable evening.
ref: 5485

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-09-2007
Honea Path, S.

My wife and myself eat at Russell's quite often,some time we have fish,sometime we have steak.It is always very good. We have to thank our friend in Surfside Beach for telling us about Russell's. We usually bring food home because of the generous portions that you get. Go To Russell's you won't be sorry,Russell and Karen will make you feel at home.
ref: 5346

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-22-2006
Huntersville, North Carolina

We love this place, we have a place at pawley's and have been here for some time so we consider ourselve's local but when we first moved here we needed guidence and alot of the locals guided us to Russell's! Russell always comes over and says hello and we just love the food!!!
ref: 4354

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

Nice people, with good attitudes, especially the owner, who personally checked on every table. Food was OK, but not what we hoped for. Pricing and quality was better than Inlet Crab Shack. We sat outside to avoid the smoke, but unfortunately there was a female singer that night who kept increasing her volume in spite of our requests to keep it moderated. Finally, unable to converse, we gave up and left. Shame.
ref: 4168

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-07-2006
Brampton, ON

We were told about Russell's about eight years ago by two locals, they highly recommended this restaurant. We have eaten there many times and have always been very impressed with the food. You will notice all of the SC license plates on the cars in their parking lot. Try Russell's you are sure to keep coming back as we do. ENJOY...
ref: 2115

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-12-2005
Middletown, N.

Advised by a "local" to try...glad I did..great food...steak & grouper are a must, flounder stuffed with crabmeat are a must!

Great service from all the staff, Russell & Karen, the owners, are very friendly..they try hard to meet & greet, thank & say goodnight to all....not to mention the best (&free) juke box around!
ref: 1616

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-02-2005
Sandusky, Ohio

Stumbled onto Russell's the first time we were in Murrells Inlet and have been back several times.

The food has never disappointed us and the service is excellent. By far, the best she-crab soup I have had anywhere. Russell's is a reason to GO to Myrtle Beach!
ref: 1401

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-19-2005
Columbia, South Carolina

We have eaten at Russell's many times. The food and service is GREAT! The ONLY downfall is everyone else knows how great it is so the wait is sometime longer than you would like.
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