While many people already know that some of the best seafood can be had right here in the restaurants along the coastal South Carolina area, there are special events from time to time in the local area that can “one up that.” Whether it’s a fish fry, an oyster roast, or any number of other special food related events open to the public, these are events where you’ll find the best, freshest seafood and other delicacies ever. That might explain why they’re held year after year with such a great turnout!
Oyster lovers will want to head to Murrells Inlet for the 8th Annual Shuckin’ On The Strand Oyster Roast being held on Saturday, February 20 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. This popular event is held at The Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet. There will be all-you-can-eat oysters from Harrelson’s Seafood, chicken bog and all the fixins from Hot Fish Club plus two draft beers. Entertainment will consist of live music by the Paul Grimshaw Trio. The event is from 1-6 p.m. with food being served from 12-4 p.m. Tickets must be bought in advance and they sold out last year! The cost is $30/ticket for adults, 8 and younger are $10.
The Hot Fish Club has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. It was originally formed on a nearby island as a social club for members who enjoyed gourmet food, stiff drinks and jovial times. The original club dissolved after the Civil War but the restaurant continues its culinary tradition. The Hot Fish Club is located in the oldest existing restaurant building on the Grand Strand at 4911 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.
If it’s fish that you love – fish straight from the deep blue Atlantic waters – there are plenty of restaurants and fish markets in the area that will have whatever type of fish you have a craving for. For those that prefer to catch their own dinner, check out one of the many charter fishing boats that go out daily up and down the coast line of the Carolinas.