The Wicked Tuna Restaurant Review

The Wicked Tuna Restaurant Review


wicked tuna restaurant

I love seafood and anytime I am traveling on vacation where there is a beach nearby, for some reason I eat and crave seafood. Do you do the same? I am always in the search for the best seafood restaurant around. Cost should not be a factor for fresh, delicious seafood. I base my choice and top pick of restaurants by overall experience! The Wicked Tuna Restaurant describes just that.  A restaurant that offers fresh seafood, amazing views, and a lovely dining experience that does not disappoint.

So the next time you are ever in the area of Myrtle Beach or Pawleys Island, South Carolina then you definitely want to check out the Wicked Tuna Restaurant. Just a few miles down US17 in Murrels Inlet, SC you can’t miss it!

Last year during our stay in Pawleys Island, we had read wonderful reviews and heard from the locals this is the top pick of restaurants in Murrels Inlet. It was unfortunate however the wait was super long and with our large family of hungry children and grandchildren, we just couldn’t make it work. This year we were determined no matter what! We were so happy to hear that they do call ahead sitting & reservations now to take care of the long wait times. Either way we know now that if we had to wait it would have been well worth it anyways!

The Wicked Tuna is unique and special in the Murrels Inlet area, as it is the only restaurant that provides fresh fish daily brought directly off their fishing charter boats.  They serve fresh Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Sea Bass just to name a few.

wicked tuna boat

There were several locations throughout the restaurant where you can dine, but we chose to dine outside.   If  it is a gorgeous day, I highly recommend sitting outside under the covered patio area.  The views in the back of the restaurant are breathtaking overlooking the boats and the Marsh Walk.

Marsh Walk

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Before we sat down , Scott the General Manager took my family and I on a tour. He was very proud of his restaurant, as so he should be! The very first thing I took note of was their sushi and raw bar! The Wicked Tuna is also known for their wide selection of fresh sushi made fresh throughout the day and ordered to your liking. If you didn’t know me already, I am a huge sushi fan! Their selection will surely please your sushi cravings!

wicked tuna sushi bar

The restaurant recently added the outside bar area and plan to offer football tailgating this Fall.  Being a big college football fan, my husband got really excited about this!  A beautiful bar area, with gorgeous floors I might add, and flat screen televisions surrounding makes for a perfect football hangout.

Wicked Tuna Bar

For starters, our lovely waitress recommended trying the Dragon Egg -a halved avocado stuffed with cream cheese, smoked salmon, blue, king, and spicy crab drizzled with spicy mayo and sweet glaze. It was divine!

I also had a fresh Summer Salad that was not only pretty to look it was refreshing and light and oh so good. It had strawberries, pecans, cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Summer Salad

My son had the delicious Mahi Mahi served with roasted red pepper sauce and Mac & Cheese. He dug in before I could get a good photo of his entrée.

MahiMahi Wicked Tuna

My husband had the Grilled Grouper served with mashed potatoes , grouper being one of their most popular items on the menu. You will see why! The taste was out of this world amazing! As you can see he also had already taken a bite before I could get the first photo! They were hungry.

Grilled Grouper

Can’t forget about dessert!  Someone was walking around to every table after you have ate to present a beautiful display of their amazing desserts. Yes the display was the real deal. Oh my goodness it was so hard to choose!

Finally, my son and I decided to split the Strawberry Cheesecake & Graham Cracker.  It will satisfy your sweet cravings for days –  it was so delightful. Our overall experience with the Wicked Tuna Restaurant was second to none!  It is now my favorite in Murrels Inlet, SC. We definitely will be back soon! In fact my husband was so impressed from the ambiance and experience, he is planning on bringing his co-workers here for fun, football, food and fishing in September.

You can watch my short video of the restaurant and our overall experience on YouTube


4123 US 17 BUS
Murrels Inlet SC 29576


Appetizers begin at $6 and main entrees begin at $13 and go up from there but worth every penny!

Event Planning:

I am happy to report that Wicked Tuna Restaurant offers private dining to meet a variety of your event planning needs.  Whether you are needing space for your next wedding reception, business party, holiday party or reunion, the Wicked Tuna can accommodate.

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