Tonight, we went to Murrells Inlet for dinner. This was an unplanned excursion – for some reason, I craved seafood, didnt feel like cooking and we landed at Inlet Crab House on the recommendation of Big Daddy.
You can’t miss this restaurant from the road – I loved all of the bright colors! They have a great outdoor covered seating area, perfect for springtime dining. However, this spring, the heat is in hibernation and it’s too cold to dine outside.
Inlet Crab House is a coastal chic shack with a warm and casual interior featuring fisherman-inspired decor, retro bulb lights, bright colors and pretty wood paneling.
The service was fantastic – we were greeted immediately and escorted to our booth. Our waitress was courteous, friendly, and efficient – we ordered right away and did not have to wait long for our food. When you dine with a 3 year old, this is very very important.
We shrimped it up on this dining outing – we tried spicy steamed shrimp and fried shrimp. Both were delicious. The spicy steamed shrimp are spicy enough to give them lots of flavor but not so spicy you need to take a break to drink a gallon of water.
The fried shrimp were amazing too – they weren’t the little teeny shrimp coated in so much breading you can’t tell that you’re actually eating seafood. They were lightly breaded and perfectly crispy.
I am going to make a very bold statement. Are you ready? And I write this, knowing that this claim is very, very serious and could be considered controversial. These are the BEST hushpuppies on the Grand Strand, and I’ve had hushpuppies from Calabash to Pawleys Island. Inlet Crab House’s hushpuppies win the title of Best Hushpuppies in the Grand Strand. They are perfectly crispy, the perfect size and have a hint of sweetness that make them amazing balls of crunchy fried deliciousness and they will bring me back to the Inlet Crab House again and again.
Then we went outside and I snapped a few action shots of Thomas and amazingly, got some really good ones. I couldn’t decide which one I loved the best so I’m posting all three:
|Oh!! This one is SO cute, too!|
|and WOW! look at that sweet expression. See? I had to post all three.|
This was such a surprisingly pleasant evening, and fun to get out of our restaurant rut and try something new! I loved it, and we will definitely return.
Any suggestions on other restaurants we should try?