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Olivers Lodge Restaurant

American Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

 
Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Rated: 2.8 out of 5 with 34 Reviews

Was the oldest Restaurant in Myrtle Beach serving since 1910. Wonderful Water views of Murrells Inlet ! This restaurant is now closed.


Olivers Lodge Restaurant
4204 Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet
843-851-1139
Hours: 4:30 Daily , Sundays 11:30
General Info:
  • Price from $20
  • Outdoor Seating
  • EarlyBird Specials
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Aug 10th, 2015 at 10:37 am
From: Clifton Forge, VIRGINIA
By: tlc


Avg. Rating:5
For years when my family came to Myrtle Beach, our vacation was not complete without a trip to Oliver's Lodge! Always a great place to dine and am sad it is closed!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jun 18th, 2014 at 11:39 am
From: Kingsport, TN
By: mel


Avg. Rating:4.7
After returning from a trip last week, June 7 thru June 14, to North Myrtle Beach, Pawley's Island, Murrells Inlet, I was extremely saddened to hear of all of Oliver's Lodge being closed down. I immediately jumped online when I returned home to find several very picky and an inaccurate, in my opinion, negative reviews about the restaurant. When I was a kid, my family visited the area twice a year, every year. Each time we always made a special trip to Olivers Lodge for a meal or two. The trip was not complete without a visit to ole' Oliver's Lodge. I absolutely loved the hush puppies, loved sitting on the porch and watching the Spanish moss swat from the live oak trees in the ocean breeze, right off of the water. What a view...What ambience!! When we children would be waiting to be seated or waiting on our food we would all go sit on the beach wall and watch the fiddler crabs on the shore burrowing into their little holes in the sand. It was a dream. What a shame that this restaurant has since closed. This last trip felt hollow without a visit there. I hope that the locals will come together and help this restaurant reopen. It is a historic gem that deserves to be restored and appreciated for what it truly was, the essence and the spirit of the Lowcountry and that area...A definite tourist attraction. Thank You
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Sep 15th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
From: Inman, SC
By: sbp


Avg. Rating:3
I was sadden to hear Oliver's Lodge was closed down. I went there 30 years ago for several years and it was so good and have such good memories with friends there.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Feb 09th, 2013 at 7:07 pm
From: Columbus, , OHIO
By: caw


Avg. Rating:2.2
Last time we were going to Murrell's Inlet I did some reseach on restaurants there. I found that the Board of Health had found numerous complaints on Olivers for years and that the entire restaurant was a health hazard. They were closed, thank goodness. Every year the food and service standards had gone down. Too bad. It was a great restaurant years ago.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Feb 24th, 2012 at 11:31 pm
From: Columbus, OHIO
By: cw


Avg. Rating:2
This restaurant was closed in 2010. They had a terrible review from the health department; and the health department posted a "no admittance" sign on the door until the problems were cleared up. It still is not open. What a shame. This was a great place to eat in years ago.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Oct 04th, 2011 at 12:47 pm
From: Baltimore, MD
By: sw


Avg. Rating:3
I remember going to the Lodge back in te 60's and 70's and the food was excellent. I have noticed that most of the reviews have been written in recent times as expected. I guess based on these reviews.....it is a shame most of these people never ate here when it was actually owned by the Oliver Family.....the food was to die for. Maxine Oliver and her family had the best seafood in the area. Shame the new owners have let this place go to hell. I guess money will win out every time!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jun 03rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm
From: MURRELLS INLET, SC
By: pd


Avg. Rating:1
THIS PLACE IS CLOSED
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Sep 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm
From: Kalamazoo, MI
By: smn


Avg. Rating:3
Based on the reviews, we decided to try Olivers Lodge. However, we found it boarded up. From all appearances, it has been closed for quite some time.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 at 4:55 pm
From: Columbia, SC
By: cp


Avg. Rating:2.3
Service is TERRIBLE! Made reservations for an outside table, but were then told we couldn't have one. We then asked if we could sit on the inside porch, as there was a table open. We were told no because "someone else might have a reservation for that table." NO ONE ever sat at that table, and up to 4 others were available at one time during our dinner. Food was good, but we will NEVER go back. They act as if they're doing you a favor by letting you eat there. The food was good, but we will NEVER EVER go back!!!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Nov 01st, 2009 at 1:50 pm
From: Newnan, GA
By: pbb


Avg. Rating:3.8
I had the best shrimp and grits here. Almost worth the drive from Newnan, GA. The family who owns Olivers was very welcoming and made us feel like home. Definitely worth a try!! We met a couple there who had eaten at Olivers 50 years ago on their honeymoon and are still going back.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Aug 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm
From: Atlanta, GA
By: sp


Avg. Rating:3.5
I have eaten at Oliver's the past two summers. Once at the $9.99 early special, I really enjoyed the shrimp. Our shrimp spread was wonderful and so was the strawberry butter & hush puppies. My 18 year old loved it also. WELL WORTH IT YALL! I went again on 4th of July 09 during peak time. Wait was a little while, but food was again wonderful!! Service was what should be expected at a Holiday. Price at dinner is what other restraunts charge. I love the atmosphere. The evening was one of my most favorite. This is not a plantation home, yall! It is fine fish camp! I will definitely go each year!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Aug 09th, 2009 at 9:51 am
From: Charleston, WV
By: ljw


Avg. Rating:4.8
We usually go to Oliver's every time we visit Myrtle Beach. This year was no different except now the kids are gone and it was just me and my husband. The food was good (Captains Platter and FlounderRoosevelt). The Raspberry salad dressing was very good. Service was excellent, but even if the food was bad the view of Garden City over the Marsh was worth it. It was absolutely beautiful at sunset.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 10th, 2009 at 3:52 pm
From: kynchburg, VA
By: ker


Avg. Rating:2.2
Took forever to get served, the amount of food for the cost was very poor, and there homemade cole slaw if thats what it really was was not good at all.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 09th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
From: Charleston, SC
By: sbh


Avg. Rating:1
I deeply hated this restaurant . I found that the service is horrible.The food was bland. . Our hostess was a total rude.I will never eat at this disgusting place EVER again.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 09th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
From: Knoxville, TN
By: taf


Avg. Rating:3
I was looking forward to my yearly visit to Oliver's. I have always enjoyed dining there over the years while on vacation. However, this year I was greeted by one of the rudest hostesses I have ever encountered. I couldn't believe how our party was treated by this lady. Even if they would have had a table for us, I would not have dined at Oliver's after the way she talked to us. Too bad such a nice restaurant has someone so unfriendly greeting its customers.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 02nd, 2009 at 10:42 am
From: Spartanburg, SC
By: pls


Avg. Rating:2.2
My family would go here every year. The atmosphere was great when I was a child. I had great memories. Since then I am married with a family. We would go other places. One year a couple of years ago we tried O L and were greatly disappointed. We will never go back. Over priced for the amount of food and it wasn't that great. Service was terrible. All around a waste of money.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: May 23rd, 2009 at 10:51 am
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: bw


Avg. Rating:5
This is our first time at Oliver's although we live in the area. We went about 6:30 p.m. on a Friday and it wasn't crowded which made us a bit wary although by the time we left, it was filling up. The food was fantastic (I had pan-seared grouper and it was the best I've ever eaten) and the service was even better. They must have changed their management since the earlier reviewers ate there but we had no complaints at all. Will definitely go back.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 14th, 2008 at 9:53 pm
From: Garden City Beach, SC
By: kc


Avg. Rating:4.7
I'm a local and I come here as much as possible - that says something! The view on the water is amazing and the food is just as good. It's prices are comparable to any other of the "nicer" restaurants on the Grand Strand, but you won't find food this good anywhere else. The staff is fun and have a bit of a family-like atmosphere about them. There is a new bartender there, a young man with longer hair, and he's very good looking... makes a great drink too. All of their steaks are handcut to order and better than T-Bones or Bovines. The Flounder Roosevelt is another signature dish I like. PS (Make sure to take in the history - it's the oldest restaurant on the Strand!)
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 08th, 2008 at 7:57 am
From: Irwin, PA
By: skr


Avg. Rating:3.8
Not too busy on a weekend seemed questionable but we tried it. Got right in, no waiting at 7:30 on a Saturday. Service was fair to poor. Waited a long time for our food, cocktails were not that good, the food was good and hot. I'd hate to see this place on a busy night. We probably won't return any time soon.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jun 12th, 2008 at 11:05 am
From: Lynchburg, SC
By: dhl


Avg. Rating:2.7
In summer of 07 my husband and another couple with a child tried to get into another familiar restarurant but there was a long wait. Since we had a 6 year old who couldn't be expected to wait that long for dinner we rode by and noticed that Oliver's Lodge did not appear to be overcrowded. I, like many others, had fond memories of eating at Oliver's Lodge when I was young, the joggling board etc. We went in. The prices sent us into sticker shock. The food received was tiny portions (I have broiled shrimp/oyster that had perhaps a total of 6 small shrimp and even less oysters) with only the "shared" sides. The "sides" were to be mashed potatos and green beans. We were served one small divided dish half potatos half beans slapped down in the middle of the table to accommodate 4 adults and one child. It really did not take long for us to figure out why there was no line!! I was truely sorry to see the decline in what used to be one of the best (and crowded) restaurants at Murrells Inlet. I was so embarrassed to have recommended it. It they are trying for an upscale "fancy" atmosphere they are certainly falling far short. In the future I would go to McDonalds for a "Fillet O Fish" sandwich before returning to Olivers Lodge!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:14 am
From: salisbury, NC
By: krp


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I have alway loved oliver's lodge. We have been going since I was 6 yrs old and I am in my 40's now. The food and service has always been great. I look foreward to eating there in may when we come down to the beach. I love watching the boats and wildlife while I am eating.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Mar 14th, 2008 at 11:41 am
From: Louisville, KY
By: djm


Avg. Rating:3.7
Remembering the old Olivers Lodge before the renovation, I can sit in the new Olivers and appreciate every plank of the building. The place has such memories and ambiance - right on the inlet. The old long bar is a great place to meet your party and share a drink. The 'corn dodgers' are perfect and the new menu is very good. If you're new to Olivers, you must read about its history - it will truly make you appreciate the experience. We've been coming here for nearly 30 yars and would not leave Olivers out of the Murrells Inlet dining experience.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Nov 08th, 2007 at 9:45 am
From: HENDERSONVILLE, NC
By: jdt


Avg. Rating:5
We truely enjoyed our meal on sunday oct 28th I have grown up eating at olivers since I has a small child. My parents always made it a point to eat there everytime we visited myrtle beach now im bringing my own family to this wonderful place to eat .
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Oct 22nd, 2007 at 3:18 pm
From: Wytheville, VA
By: garywhite


Avg. Rating:4
Well, I must just be old too ! I love this place, only found it in '93, but never miss eating here when at the beach. The Lodge is what all the others strive to be, "Authentic".
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Oct 17th, 2007 at 10:34 pm
From: Sand Springs, OK
By: nlo


Avg. Rating:4
I visited the area for the 1st time in Sept. 2007 and a friend introduced me to Oliver's Lodge. The food, view, and service contributed to a very enjoyable evening. The fish was fresh and grilled to perfection. I will be back when I visit again.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Aug 16th, 2007 at 11:08 am
From: New York, NY
By: jjj


Avg. Rating:4
Very nice dinner for our family of 5 (Mom, Dad & 3 teenagers). Plenty of food, very attentive service. Atmosphere at Oliver's can't be beat if you're a history buff. This is not the place to go to if you have to be seen!!! This is the place to go to for a nice quiet evening, with an excellent meal to boot!!!
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 20th, 2007 at 12:00 am
From: myrtle beach, sc, VA
By: ka


Avg. Rating:2.7
Could not honor our reservation. Inexperienced and unprofessional wait staff. Good food. Poor kitchen management. Don't go after 8:15. Kitchen closed down before we were finished eating, even though they sat us 30 minutes late for an 8 o'clock reservation. We were served 6 hushpuppies for a party of 9. Some items were served family style, and quantities were insufficient. Other items were served individually, but with no explanation for why. We had to ask for our soup and appetizers. We had to light our own candles. The menu says that separate checks cannot be done for parties of 10 or more. We were a party of 9, and we were told no separate checks. We had to go to the hostess to straighten that out. Overall, the whole experience was very, very disappointing. We would not return or recommend this restaurant to anyone else.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jul 16th, 2007 at 4:06 pm
From: Annapolis, MD
By: rlm


Avg. Rating:3
Very average for us. We are picky though. Does not compete with Drunk'in or Gulf Stream.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Jun 25th, 2007 at 11:00 pm
From: Washington, DC
By: j.e.


Avg. Rating:3
Our visit to Olivers was okay, but can't say we'll make the trip to go back. The website and online comments lead one to think this is a special occasion/fine dining restaurant. It's not. The place was loud and full of families with small children. Portions were small for the price. Shrink-wrapped crackers and labeled salt/pepper shakers are on the table. The hushpuppies were excellent, althought a bit greasy. The Spinach and Strawberry Salad was good too. The Panko Crusted Chicken entree was overcooked. Flounder Rosevelt was okay, the promised lobster sauce was a stick of butter. Our waiter seemed to be unfamilar with the menu, as we heard another waiter offer their tables additional specials and choices that our waiter did not. This place seems to be the Murrells Inlet version of Sea Captians in Myrtle Beach. Overall: Average/Good but not worth the drive from MB.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: May 28th, 2007 at 11:20 pm
From: Spartanburg, SC
By: pls


Avg. Rating:2.8
When I was growing up every yearly trip to the beach included a trip to Olivers Lodge. We loved it. The atmosphere and my mother would always give me her deviled crab. We had not been back for several years and my wife and I went back in '06. We were disappointed. The prices are too steep for the amount of food. Also the closed in porch takes something away from the environment. We won't be back.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Apr 20th, 2007 at 4:24 pm
From: Asheboro, NC
By: efs


Avg. Rating:4.7
Absolutely wonderful , be sure to walk the water front after your meal.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Apr 17th, 2007 at 11:06 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: cy


Avg. Rating:2.8
Food quality was poor - it did not have a fresh taste and was greasy. They served the worst flounder I have ever eaten. The portions were small and the focus was more of how the food looked on the plate rather than feeding you a good meal. The small portion along with the poor taste left my husband and I going to grab a snack within the hour since we both left there hungry. We were extremely disappointed and paid a hefty bill for our meal.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Dec 31st, 2006 at 5:06 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: hsj


Avg. Rating:4.2
ZERO reviews? For OLIVERS LODGE? You have to be kidding me? Maybe Im just OLD. I recall going there in the 1960s with my parents. Hell, I recall the DOCK! (before it rotted away) I recall it in the 70's, 80's & 90's. The good thing about it in the 00's, is the wait is less, or non existant. The service is NOT as good as it once was, nor to be honest is the food. But its not BAD either. The entire coast has been overrun with commercialism... Each and every time I visit this part of the grand strand, you can bet OLIVERS and Lees Inlet Kitchen, both oldtimers, will be on my "to do" lists.
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Olivers Lodge Restaurant
Posted: Oct 03rd, 2006 at 6:07 pm
From: Richmond, VA
By: wg


Avg. Rating:3.8
Wonderful Water views of Murrells Inlet. Has old world charm and great Food. The She crab soup and the Chicken Oliver is excellent !
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