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Sara J's

Seafood Restaurant in Garden City

 
Sara J's
Rated: 3.2 out of 5 with 162 Reviews

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Sara J's
314 Atlantic Ave.
Garden City
843-651-1657
Hours: N/A
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 27th, 2008 at 8:20 pm
From: bennettsville, SC
By: lgw


Avg. Rating:5
Just had my first, and I do mean first meal, from Sara J's. Absolutely the best food on the Grand Strand. Where I was a bit unsure what I wanted to eat I was greeted by one of the owners who quizzed me on my tastes and made some recommendations but not until after being tempted by a peep into a clean busy kitchen emitting wonderful smells. The service was out of this world and we never suffered without anything for one minute. The four of us ordered various seafood dishes and were overwhelmed by the mass quanities of food. Way too much to each in one sitting. Our waitress brought us to-go boxes to package our still burgeoning dinners to take away for later enjoyment. She anticipated our every need. The chef is obviously a lover of find food since our dinners were unbeatable and all who had the scallops mentioned the tenderness and quality. The manager repeatedly came by our table to see how we were enjoying our lucious meal. The bar was well taking care of our drink needs promptly as well. The value for the the money was above board. We did have a most pleasant 20 minute wait on a very busy Saturday evening; so needless to say it was a quick turnover, but we were never encouraged to rush. We were there almost until the doors locked, and that was a disappointment. I'm sure they wanted to go home, but never rushed us, we could of sat there and enjoyed the atmosphere until we were hungry again!!! I'll definitely make the two hour drive to Garden City on a regular basis!
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 27th, 2008 at 7:55 pm
From: Bennettsville, SC
By: jcj


Avg. Rating:4.7
Great food, great service and terrific fun!
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 24th, 2008 at 9:31 pm
From: Gastonia, N.C.
By: kh


Avg. Rating:2.2
The portions that are served are very small . It's impossible for a couple to share . As we had our meal , the wait staff and manager were coming by the table trying to move us on , so that more people could be seated . Very uncomfortable place to enjoy a meal . Seafood is cooked in a lot of oil . Seafood tasted watery .
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008 at 12:31 pm
From: Saint Albans, WV
By: cs


Avg. Rating:4.7
I look forward to eating at Sara J's all year long. I always order the shrimp cocktail for starters (the freshest tasting shrimp) and the double lobster tails. The lobster is the most tender, sweet lobster. My husband always gets the fried seafood platter and especially loves the fried scallops. We go there every year and always have had a great experience and a fantastic meal.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 11th, 2008 at 10:04 pm
From: Columbus, IN
By: cjm


Avg. Rating:4.3
We've been vacationing in Myrtle Beach for 10 years, it is not a "good vacation" unless we have had dinner at Sara J's at least 2 times in a week. Best food destination in Garden City! Good service, good atmosphere and well worth the wait.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 10th, 2008 at 7:33 pm
From: Pineville, NC
By: yj


Avg. Rating:2.7
Not a good value at all. Average, greasy food.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 09th, 2008 at 2:48 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: pu


Avg. Rating:3.3
Waiter admitted that only the salmon is caught locally. Prices were high. Not family-friendly - $2 charge per person for sharing. We tried a fried combination plate. Clams were good, oysters were ultra-greasy. Bottom line: This place is not a good value. Cost for 4 to share two plates with water was $64!! You'd be better off going to one of the nearby good national chains like Carabbas or Outback.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 03rd, 2008 at 6:20 pm
From: clermont, FL
By: cf


Avg. Rating:3.5
After reading some onf the reviews I was expecting the quality of the food to be better. I didn't think the hushpuppies were that good and having the honey butter coming in a single commercial package was sad. The crabcakes were a winner though.
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Sara J's
Posted: Mar 05th, 2008 at 3:00 pm
From: Dawsonville, GA
By: mth


Avg. Rating:4.2
My family has vacationed in Myrtle Beach for the past two years. We have eaten at Sara J's both times as our "nice" meal out. The food is excellent, especially the shrimp. My son-in-law had the steak and shrimp and said it was one of the best steaks he had ever tasted. My husband loves their fish and my daughter loves the seafood casserole. We've always had good service and the prices are fair for the quality you receive. We plan to go again this summer.
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Sara J's
Posted: Mar 03rd, 2008 at 4:26 pm
From: richburg, SC
By: rcs


Avg. Rating:5
Was turned on to Sara J's by my new wife and her family, and now we don't make a trip to the coast without a trip to Sara J's.
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Sara J's
Posted: Feb 21st, 2008 at 12:26 pm
From: Pageland, SC
By: h.m.


Avg. Rating:5
The best seafood I think I have ever eaten and the prices aren't bad either. We eat at Sara J's every vacation to Myrtle Beach. Great place for a family.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jan 31st, 2008 at 3:31 pm
From: Concord, NC
By: jmd


Avg. Rating:5
My husband hates to wait in line so he refused to go to Sara J's the first time we visited Garden City. The next time we were there we arrived at the restaurant right at 5 pm and were seated immediately. He doesn't mind waiting in line now as long as it's at Sara J's. Everything was excellent. Just wish they had room to expand so more people could enjoy it.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jan 14th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
From: Pearisburg, VA
By: kmw


Avg. Rating:5
Sara J's is a wonderful place to visit while in Myrtle Beach. I first ate there on my Senior Beach Trip and I fell in love with it. I enjoyed the service, the food, the atomsphere, etc. There was about a 25 minute wait, but that seemed like no time since we could walk out down the path and watch the fisherman and the boats. (WONDERFUL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY) I highly recommend Sara J's and look forward to taking my fiance there this upcoming year.
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Sara J's
Posted: Dec 21st, 2007 at 2:18 pm
From: Johnson City, TN.
By: djmc


Avg. Rating:5
This restaurant is the first place we enjoy going too. Great food and atmosphere!!! We like to sit on the back porch and watch the fisherman netting the bait in the March. I love the meals.
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Sara J's
Posted: Dec 08th, 2007 at 3:47 pm
From: Cleveland, TN
By: jh


Avg. Rating:3.7
My family vacations in Garden City a week each year, mainly in April or May. We always enjoy Sara J's food and service. Maybe it's the time of year when the crowd is low and the waiting is less that makes it so enjoyable.
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Sara J's
Posted: Nov 15th, 2007 at 9:28 am
From: charlotte, NC
By: tk


Avg. Rating:4.5
The last time we were in mb, we were referred to Sara J's and now it has been added to our list of spots to go everytime! we are from md and the food was excellent, service was great, and the wait time was worth it!.
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Sara J's
Posted: Oct 26th, 2007 at 3:33 pm
From: Florence, SC
By: sgm


Avg. Rating:3.3
We were able to order a smaller portion of their regular meals, if we wanted to. So many restaurants pile on the food and the price, whether you want it or not! Great view from their outside dining area. They try to get you in as quickly as possible for such a popular place. BUT, if you do have to wait, it is sure worth it!
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Sara J's
Posted: Sep 29th, 2007 at 7:47 pm
From: Lexington, NC
By: jsp


Avg. Rating:3.5
Every meal I have had at the resturant has been excellent. I always order the Sarah J's Special
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Sara J's
Posted: Sep 17th, 2007 at 7:56 pm
From: Decatur , AL
By: rls


Avg. Rating:4.3
My wife had a chicken salad with tomato dressing that was very good. I had the crab stuffed flounder that was excellent.

My request is that my wife wanted to know what brand was the tomato dressing or if it was made at the restaurant could she get the recipe from you all.

Thank you very much. We did enjoy our meal very much and we were there on Saturday night on the 15th of September 2007.
Bob and Phyllis Sweebe

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Sara J's
Posted: Sep 15th, 2007 at 10:23 pm
From: Manning, SC
By: rc


Avg. Rating:2
Wow. It appears the rude, crude manager must be writing most of these reviews. He could care less about our complaint of poor service and overall bad experience. Our bill was over $400 and it still makes me ill to think of what I paid for such a sorry dinner. Never again. Don't go there!!!!!
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Sara J's
Posted: Sep 01st, 2007 at 9:41 pm
From: LINCOLNTON, NC
By: marla beard


Avg. Rating:3
My brother told me about Sara J's and I am soooo glad! we all loved it! We used to go Calabash...well not anymore.Everything was GREAT! especially the shrimp.I'm a t-shirt freak...and I even love their shirts.
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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 07th, 2007 at 3:21 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: tbh


Avg. Rating:2.7
We used to love going to Sara J's until about to years ago. I don't know if ownership changed but the service got so bad that everyone in my family has sworn to never go back there. Too many other places that act like they are glad to have you there. Sara J's staff acts like it is a burden.
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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 07th, 2007 at 9:36 am
From: Hurricane, WV
By: anm


Avg. Rating:4.5
THe BEST restaurant in SC. The scallops are the things dreams are made of, as are the hush puppies. THe wait might be a bit long but it is so worth it. I'd eat there every night if we still stayed in Garden City, but we will be making the drive from North Myrtle this year, just for Sara J's.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 19th, 2007 at 10:21 am
From: Sumter, SC
By: jw


Avg. Rating:4.3
Sara J's has been a family favorite for over 10 years now. We've eaten at ALOT of seafood restaurants on the Grand Strand and always end up wishing we went to Sara J's instead. You might be in for a wait, but it's always worth it. We always request the porch if the weather is nice and the atmosphere is so wonderful. The shrimp and fish are quite possibly the best we've ever had. Every time we get shrimp at a restaurant around home someone always makes the comment "It sure isn't Sara J's shrimp". My husband will "fast" all day if he knows we're going ! Try it just once and you'll love it too!
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 09th, 2007 at 10:15 pm
From: Johnson City, TN
By: cs


Avg. Rating:4.5
Others have talked about noise and having to wait, this is the beach. People are there to enjoy the food with family and friends. Of course there is sometimes a longer period you have to wait, that is because of the awesome food. My family has been going to the restaurant for several years and by far they have the best seafood and staff. They do their best with the enormous crowds that come through. If you have ever had a problem try them again if not go elsewhere and see how fresh the other restaurants seafood is. NO COMPARISON!!! As for the price, it's cheaper than paying over $20 per person for greasy fish at the buffets. Love the SJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 03rd, 2007 at 3:32 pm
From: marietta, OH
By: rw


Avg. Rating:3.5
We have been eating at Sara J's since it opened during our annual trips to Myrtle Beach. However, the last two years I have noticed the service being well below par. The food is excellent as usual. But unless the service improves we will be looking for some place closer to North Myrtle. Our waitress brought our drinks in plastic cups. We thought this was because they were so busy they couldn't keep them clean. No, everyone else had regular glasses. She didn't bring us hushpuppies until we requested with only 1 basket and 1 honey butter for a table of 6 adults. Also, no refills. We had to go to the bar to get refills. Definetely not what we are used to. If we hadn't noticed similar behavior last year we would have chalked it up to a bad night for our server. They better step up the service or people will go elsewhere, no matter how delicious it is. There used to be a waiting list to even work there. Must not be the case now.....
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Sara J's
Posted: Jun 26th, 2007 at 10:12 pm
From: rogersville, TN
By: adh


Avg. Rating:4.5
It is very loud inside, but the food is worth it. The scallops are melt in the mouth and the Key Lime Pie is to die for. Totally worth the drive from North Myrtle Beach.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jun 08th, 2007 at 8:39 pm
From: sumter , SC
By: lpd


Avg. Rating:4.8
I love sara J's! My family and I go there every summer. We enjoy it and look forward to eating it everytime. The service was good. The food was excellent! The wait wasn't very long. I highly recommend ya'll eating there and I hope you stop by the soveneir shop as well.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jun 06th, 2007 at 7:42 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: v.p.


Avg. Rating:4.8
We've been going to the myrtle beach area beach for years and always wanted to eat at Sara J's, but the wait was always really long. We finally got to try it, with no wait while we were there in March. It was great! The food was awesome! We are going back this summer and can't wait to go back and eat again.
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Sara J's
Posted: May 23rd, 2007 at 10:00 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: kgh & rmk


Avg. Rating:4.8
My partner and I had dinner about 5:15 and sat out on the enclosed patio! I had shrimp and scallops, why he had flounder. Everything was perfect! The wine choices were excellent, the atmosphere memorable, the food was excellent, and we were treated as kings! Our waiter went out of his way to keep checking to make sure we had everything that we needed. This is the closest place to heaven on earth. This will become a regular stop each time we make it to the coast!
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Sara J's
Posted: May 23rd, 2007 at 11:49 am
From: Chapel Hill, NC
By: jrd


Avg. Rating:4.5
Sara J’s is a classy and well managed restaurant. My fiance and I drove from Holden Beach in NC to eat at Sara J’s. After she dragged me shopping she knew the best way to make it up to me, it was Sara J's. My family and I have been going there since the mid 90’s and have never had a bad experience. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area!
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Posted: Apr 28th, 2007 at 9:44 pm
From: BARBOURSVILLE, WV
By: g.l.c.


Avg. Rating:4.5
This place is best place restaruant by far. We go eat at SARA J"S at least 2 times out of 7days. They have the freshest seafood and you won't find any better scenerywhile you eat anywhere. We will go there every year we go to the beach.The shrimp cocktail is worth it alone.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 26th, 2007 at 7:46 pm
From: woodridge, IL
By: sas


Avg. Rating:3.3
We went on Thurs at 4:15. There was NO wait. The hush puppies with the honey butter were delicious. Hubbie had fish chowder which he said tasted like clam chowder, I had clam chowder - it was nothing special. The waitress was honest with us and said that all their fish is frozen. I was a bit disappointed. Our dinners of rib steak and shrimp were okay. We would give it a 7 out of 10.
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Sara J's
Posted: Apr 23rd, 2007 at 10:41 am
From: Greenville, SC
By: ej


Avg. Rating:3.7
We've always included Sara J's on our "must do" list when visiting the Garden City area several times a year. The food was always excellent. The last several years we've dined there, we have noted a marked decline in the quality of the food. We've attributed this to the change in ownership. Bring back the quality food and service we've grown to love and expect!
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Posted: Apr 07th, 2007 at 2:48 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: jc


Avg. Rating:3.8
I love Sarah J's. The food was excellent. The environment is friendly. I always look forward to eating there. Sometimes the wait is lengthy, but that is because is is worth the wait. The waitresses are beautiful, classy, and sweet. Great food.
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Posted: Apr 01st, 2007 at 10:08 am
From: belpre, OHIO
By: skm


Avg. Rating:5
My husband and I look forward to eating at Sara J's with every visit to the Myrtle Beach area. We were told of this restaurant by some friends in Florida, tried it out a few years ago and have referred many of our friends and family since. The food and service is great, the wait...well worth it. My husband is a steak and shrimp guy and I - the crab cakes can't be beat. Thumbs up to a wonderful dining experience and a fun and comfortable atmosphere! We're in the beach area for a few days now and are going to Sara J's this evening, April 1, 2007 and that is NO April Fool's!
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Posted: Mar 14th, 2007 at 11:29 am
From: Cherryville, N. C.
By: j d


Avg. Rating:3.2
Looking at the reviews for this restaurant I decided to write one on our last visit there summer of 06. I don't mind the wait, I don't even mind bad service, but what really bothers me is when you pay $20 for something and it is not worth it. Portions are small for the money. This use to be one of the best places on the strand, then the owner manager who came down from Calabash sold the restaurant the quality went with her. I don't know where to get good seafood on the strand any more, it is all tourist traps, way overpriced and not any good. We find the best seafood back home. We stick to steak and the basics anymore at the beach. Nothing here is the way it used to be, you go to one place and its good then on your next vist it is awful just like Sara J's.
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Posted: Feb 05th, 2007 at 4:41 pm
From: Lugoff, SC
By: bjh


Avg. Rating:4.3
Sara J's was recommended to us by friends that were playing golf. They had eaten there for years. We tried it and everytime we go to the beach (which is about 7 times a year) we always make one trip to Sara J's. We have never been dissatified with any of the food we have gotten there. I would recommed it to everyone. My husband is very picky about his food and a great chef himself so if it passes his taste test, its got to be GREAT!
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Posted: Feb 05th, 2007 at 1:01 pm
From: Law, GA
By: el


Avg. Rating:3
It has an outstanding view and the restaurant (from the outside) looks very inviting. I cannot say as much for the staff or owner. Food was OK but the waitress was rude and short. It is not a good idea to ask for anything different or specific. The feeling is...if you don't like our food the way it is, move on! We'll never return.
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Sara J's
Posted: Dec 16th, 2006 at 4:41 pm
From: saint joseph, MO
By: dx


Avg. Rating:3.5
Have always attended over the last 15 years and loved the food and atmosphere but after this year considering the foods the same and the prices keep going up for the value we probably will go else where..
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Sara J's
Posted: Nov 01st, 2006 at 12:49 pm
From: charleston, WV
By: rlt


Avg. Rating:3.7
The seafood here is excellent, we eat here at least once or twice every time we come down.
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Sara J's
Posted: Oct 14th, 2006 at 11:30 pm
From: Walhalla, SC
By: tbt


Avg. Rating:5
Our family visits Garden City Beach each October. We LOVE to eat at Sara J's. We just returned home from our annual trip today. We ate at Sara J's three times during the week. The wait was never over 20 minutes. The meals were served perfectly every time.
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Sara J's
Posted: Oct 14th, 2006 at 8:59 am
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: dj


Avg. Rating:2.8
Being locals we asked friends about good seafood restaurants and a few mentioned Sara's. It was OK but not as good as many other places around town. No major problems, but just average. Definitely an older crowd at this place.
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Posted: Sep 27th, 2006 at 1:18 pm
From: Woodruff, SC
By: mc


Avg. Rating:4.8
Wow, we just love Sara J's!!! We go there every year. It is on the top of our "things to do" list. We are usually there in October, so the crowds and kids are not bad, but we still try to get there early. The food is the best I have ever had!!! Look foward to going there again.
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Posted: Aug 20th, 2006 at 6:18 pm
From: Cincinnati, OH
By: bw


Avg. Rating:2.5
My family and I were vacationing in Garden City the first week in August, 2006, and chose to eat at Sara J’s based on the recommendation of friends who had enjoyed their meal there. We had a wonderful meal especially enjoying the steak and the steak/shrimp combo. Delicious!

Two days later we decided to order from Sara J’s menu as a take-out. We ordered 2 steak meals, 3 steak/shrimp combos, and one chicken salad. We were delighted with the steaks and steak/shrimp combos, however that is where our enjoyment ended. We did not receive some of the items (French fries and hush puppies) we had ordered and did not feel the chicken salad was very good for a restaurant of Sara J’s caliber.

I called to inform Sara J’s personnel about our order, and when I mentioned the chicken salad, all the person answering the phone who identified himself as the manager, said was, "What else?" and did not offer any explanation or alternative. I was also told that we must return to Sara J’s to pick up one of the missed items (the French fries), and that we would receive a piece of Key Lime pie as recompense.

When my niece returned to Sara J’s Seafood Restaurant to retrieve the French fries and pie, the person waiting on her, who also identified himself to her as the manager, told her that I had been rude to him on the telephone. She was also told that if we wanted anything done about the chicken salad, she should have brought it with her.

1. I was not rude to Sara J’s employee on the telephone. I stated my displeasure in a calm voice asking questions about Sara J’s take-out service. I could have been more aggressive, but chose instead to remain calm.

2. If Sara J’s has an employee receiving complaints via the telephone who cannot handle criticism, that employee needs to be replaced.

3. I was not told about returning the chicken salad to make any type of change. If that is Sara J’s policy, I was not told about it.

4. Informing a patron that a member of her party was rude is not good PR on Sara J’s employee’s part and will only create very bad publicity for the restaurant.

5. While my niece was returning to retrieve food that Sara J’s employees did not include in our order her food was getting cold. Her appetite for Sara J’s food was ruined. 6. Our order was never completely corrected. Thanks for one piece of Key Lime pie - how do you divide that among 6 adults? - but that is hardly recompense for Sara J’s mistakes.

As you can see, we were extremely disappointed by the time our meal was finished.

My recommendation is that Sara J’s instruct employees in proper telephone ettiquette and how to properly handle mistakes and to double check take-out orders.

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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 10th, 2006 at 5:30 pm
From: Carlisle, PA
By: b.s.


Avg. Rating:2
Don't go to this restaurant if you would like room to eat and for your food. We have six children and waited 45 minutes for a table. When we finally got a table with two high chairs it was almost too small for six people let alone 6 people and two highchairs w/out trays. When we asked for a larger table they told us there would be a wait. We were not going to wait any longer. They have no regard for what it takes to go out to eat with infants and young children. We tried to speak to the manager who was inconsiderate and arrogant as the waitress. He lost a yearly visit from us consisting of over $200. He could have cared less.
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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 10th, 2006 at 3:44 pm
From: Florence, SC
By: sgm


Avg. Rating:3.5
You may have to wait... but it is worth it! We go often and when we take friends and family they are always pleased with the food. GREATEST hushpuppies at this end of the beach. This is a very clean and eye appealing restaurant.
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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 03rd, 2006 at 4:07 pm
From: Dallas, TX
By: js


Avg. Rating:3.2
In the past, Sara J's has been one of our favorite places to eat while here in the area. In the past couple of years, however, the quality seems to be declining. The food must be prepared in large quantities and then held in warming lamps for plate assembly. The baked potatoes were barely warm and NOT fresh at all! I'm quite disappointed and will not return. This seems to be one of those places that has gotten complacent with its good reputation.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 27th, 2006 at 10:51 pm
From: Gainesville, GA
By: rl


Avg. Rating:2.5
Not such a great place. In fact it was one of the worst experiences we've ever had in a restaurant. Don't tell them that you don't like the food! My wife's meal was inedible. The shrimp tasted rotten and very fishy smelling. We returned the food and tried to get the attention of our waitress. She had the busboy give us our check and we paid for my portion. They corraled us in the parking lot and threatened to call the police if we didn't pay the full bill. What a disaster!
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 16th, 2006 at 10:15 am
From: Kingsport, TN
By: pkb


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I went to Sara J's during our last Myrtle Beach vacation and we are looking forward to going back this year. I asked the locals where to eat and this is what I got: Sara J's! That was the best advice ever! The wait was long and well worth it, I am still talking about the shrimp and grits!
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 06th, 2006 at 10:35 am
From: Gate City, VA
By: sem


Avg. Rating:4.5
This was surely one of the most memorable dining experiences of my life. My wife and I have been vacationing in Garden City for 10 years and always have intentions of dining at Sara J's but never took the time, oh what we missed.

Sara J's is now my favorite seafood restaurant of all times. This will definately be an annual stop on our vacation.

The quality of food was out of this world.I had the Sara J's Special. This is a wonderful fare for a seafood lover, fish, shrimp, oysters, deviled crab and scollops. The scollops were the best I ever had, tender moist and the flavor burst in your mouth with every bite, no sauce or butter needed. The only thing I would change about this treasure from the sea would be to add a side of steamed vegetables. My wife had the 12oz ground Angus beef with potato and salad. According to her the beef was char grilled to perfection, tender and moist so no sauce was needed. Our salads were fresh and the dressings were top notch, smooth and creamy. She had the honey mustard and I chose the blue cheese.

The level of service provided was outstanding. Our waitress was on top of her game. I must say she was in the top three of waiters and waitresses I have had. She earned more than the recommended 18% gratuity and we were very happy to oblige. I only wish I could remember her name so you could ask for her. The one thing I would have negative to say about her is she didn't offer us any of the famous Key Lime pie but she really did us a favor because we didn't have any room left for it.

Atmosphere of the restaurant is some of the best in the Myrtle Beach area. The waiting area is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Excellent opportunity to meet other guest in a pleasant environment. The dining area has an excellent view of the marsh and it's wildlife. This was a great plus to us. We love the marsh as much as the beach. Very few restaurants can offer this view, I can only think of two more in the area. The climate inside was very comfortable, it must have been just right because my wife never complained and if she is going to complain about anything it would be the temperature.

Value for the money is right in line with other fine restaurants. You get what you pay for. The only item on the menu that I felt was a little off was the 8 oz Lobster Tails for $41.95. This did not affect my menu selection, only a casual observation. If I had wanted the Lobster tails I would have paid it because no doubt in my mind they would have been the best.

Length of time to be seated was average. I had heard stories of 2 hour waits so I was prepared. To my pleasent surprise we only had a 30 minute wait. Time passes by when you have good conversation with your best friend and this gave us an opportunity to meet other guest. I could have easily passed an hours time. If you do have to wait for an hour or longer you will not be disappointed.

Noise level of the restaurant, what noise? Again, soft conversation with my best friend what a pleasure. To be such a busy place the noise level was soft and quiet. The staff is excellent. They can be as busy as bees around you and never disturb you.

If you are looking for a memorable dining experience that will last a life time this is the place to be.

When I make my next trip to Sara J's I will be having the sauteed shrimp and scallops. Sauteed in wine and lemon with just the right seasonings. A dinner guest at the next table ordered this and oh my what a feast for the eyes to behold. I can only imagine the mouth watering flavor.

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Posted: Jun 03rd, 2006 at 11:23 pm
From: Anderson, SC
By: sem


Avg. Rating:4.2
Absolutley the best seafood and the prices are great.
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Sara J's
Posted: May 05th, 2006 at 10:42 am
From: Roanoke, VA
By: shs


Avg. Rating:4.3
We followed the old chef from what is now Coleman's in Calabash to Sara J's when they reorganized. There is no better cold boiled shrimp or hushpuppies in the world. My husband doesn't eat seafood but raves about the steak. And my 4 year old can make two meals out of the enormous kid's hamburger! The atmosphere is gorgeous, the food and service are always superb (even when we dashed in during a hurricane evacuation!) and we NEVER miss going there twice during every stay. We always go over to the Garden City Pier afterward for games, music, and a walk on the pier for a truly memorable evening!
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Sara J's
Posted: Jan 16th, 2006 at 8:12 pm
From: Powder Springs, GA.
By: jw


Avg. Rating:4.5
We love to go to Sara Js. When we go to Myrtle Beach. The food is very good. After playing golf a good place to hang out.
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Sara J's
Posted: Sep 21st, 2005 at 12:54 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: hg


Avg. Rating:4.2
Our frist visit was in February. We can't wait to go back again this September!

The food is wonderful, large servings, the service is excellent, the wait a little long, but worth it.

Sara J's has the best seafood in the area. Come early and enjoy the best of dining out.

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Sara J's
Posted: Aug 17th, 2005 at 11:11 am
From: Charlotte, NC
By: las


Avg. Rating:4
This is our favorite place to eat when we're at the beach.. the food is the best on the Strand! The view across the marsh is fabulous, especially at sunset. The wait is always too long, but to be expected. Unfortunately, most of the waiting area is outside, which can be a problem when those evening rainstorms roll through! We love it anyway and always make a couple of visits during our stay.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jul 24th, 2005 at 12:17 pm
From: Morehead , KY
By: je


Avg. Rating:5
We have been visiting the Garden City area since the early 90s and watched Sara J's being built. We waited a couple of years before trying it and I must say it was our loss. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. We usually have the Combo Platter and then share the different seafoods. If you call ahead, they will tell you the approximate wait and you can have your name added to the waiting list. It's not a reservation but it saves you from a long wait, although you do meet some very nice people while you're waiting.
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Posted: Jun 29th, 2005 at 11:08 pm
From: Muncy, PA
By: adc


Avg. Rating:4.7
This was our first visit to Sara J's (6/21/05). Last year the wait was nearly 1 hour 45 mins so we went else where. This year we planned to go early. We arrive at 4:50 pm and were seated at 5:25 pm. I had the Buffalo Shrimp for starters, then the Shrimp and Grits for the meal. OMG was that good! I'm told by a couple locals this place is a well kept secret. I can see why. The prices are typical for what you get. The servings are huge so bring your appetite. You won't be disappointed.
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Sara J's
Posted: Jun 10th, 2005 at 9:27 am
From: akron, OH
By: djl


Avg. Rating:4.8
Go early! They opened at 4pm, we got there at 4:20 and didn't have to wait. By 5pm there was a line to get in. The steak was one of the best I've had in the Myrtle Beach area. Both the seafood souffle and crab cakes were good but had a lot of breading; don't get them if you don't like breading. The grilled shrimp and scallops were excellent. If you only get one thing there make sure it's the key lime pie - outstanding!
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Sara J's
Posted: May 23rd, 2005 at 5:22 pm
From: Pickens, SC
By: nf


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I usually go to the beach for 2 weeks. During those two weeks we eat at Sara J's AT LEAST 4 times. The food is wonderful as well as the atmosphere. Everything is great from Chicken to Seafood! Be ready to wait, but it is well worth it!
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Posted: May 01st, 2005 at 7:07 am
From: Williamstown, WV
By: cm


Avg. Rating:4.7
The only reason I rated the seating time as average is because there is a long wait, but well worth it !
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Posted: Jan 06th, 2005 at 7:44 pm
From: Greenwood, SC
By: rbf


Avg. Rating:5
I have been visiting Garden City since I was 13, I am now 50. I use to crab where Sara J's now stands. I must say I would much rather be in Sara J's eating the wonderful seafood prepared there than outside trying to catch my dinner! I have not found anything on the menu that I do not like. The servers are always friendly...even during the July rush! If you have to wait, you will not be disappointed! The food is excellent.
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