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Captain Dave's Dockside Restaurant

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On the Waterfront, 4307, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
+1 843-651-5850
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised to see a sign prominently displayed at the hostess counter saying Buy One Entree Get One Free when you pay cash (see the posted picture). We even mentioned it to the hostess (who turned out to be the assistant manager per our server). When we asked for... More 

Thank Craig D
North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch there yesterday and the food was wonderful! My husband had the seafood gumbo and I had the shrimp and grits. This has become our go-to restaurant for lunch in Murrells Inlet.

Thank Okigcgirl
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first say that it's rare that an experience is so bad that I feel compelled to post a negative review, but our service was so appalling today that I had to share. We came in for lunch this afternoon, and it was clear that our "waitress" felt that we were an inconvenience to her from the moment she... More 

1 Thank carolinedunaway
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They offered a bogo deal. The food and service were excellent. If you go before sundown you can get a table with a great marsh view. We will definitely be going back for the blackened shrimp.

Thank xalrichard
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to our night out at Dave's, but we were very disappointed in our meals. My grouper was over cooked and tasteless. My husband steak was tiny and plated without the veggies he ordered, when we mentioned it our waitress checked and said we are out of that, oh well. You expect better when you are paying... More 

Thank George L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were driving around Murells inlet while visiting Myrle Beach. Found a whole bunch of restaurants but picked this on seeing that he menu had interesting items. The restaurant is pretty from inside and there were a couple more tables with customers at that time.The big seller was the unobstructed veiw of the marsh and the boardwalk .I was sold... More 

Thank Gurpreet-Veenu S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Good little bar, with an upscale atmosphere. Prices are high, but to be expected for the location. Bartender was efficient just not engaging at all. Here are your drinks and here is your bill. wish they had specials or if they did, tell us about them. We would consider trying again.

Thank WildermereBeach
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My meal was very good but my husbands was terrible. His pecan salad was swimming in balsamic vinaigrette (literally poured the extra dressing onto another plate) and his margarita flatbread was delivered without the basil sauce and very disappointed. Only 2 tables were occupied including ours - probably not a good sign! Waiter kept coming over for our order since... More 

2 Thank Dillybar0202
Myrtle Beach
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great place to grab some fresh seafood and great drinks with friends. They have a variety of mixed drinks and beers on tap. I recommend local seafood items.

Thank jonahm528
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. You have to try the shrimp and grits. Best I ever had! Very efficient and friendly staff. And after lunch you can walk the docks and pier!

1 Thank leisurefreinds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$32
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Waterfront, 4307, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-5850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?