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The Carolina Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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852 Mall Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7642
+1 843-947-0708
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Chapin, SC
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like the Tavern, the beer is cold with a good selection, no cigarette smoke, good fat wings, friendly staff, TVs everywhere. What is there not to like?

Thank DougE S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am sitting here now and it is the worst experience ever. I have been coming in this restaurant since the literal day they opened. Today's visit is the worst ever. Trying to ask the waitress you didn't even bother to introduce herself, questions I was met with attitude and shortness. In fact right down ugly with her response to... More 

Thank Chris B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading glowing reviews we were expecting better. The fried pickles were WAY too salty. Both my husband and I ordered the grilled shrimp- which was over-seasoned and probably made from small, frozen shrimp. On a better note, the ribs in Carolina BBQ sauce (my son ordered) were cooked well and the boneless wings were good. The wait staff was... More 

Thank James I
Pawleys Island, SC
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the lunch special of all you can eat wings, salad bar & fries for $8.99 I had the BBQ flat bread pizza. Everything was great but the service was a little slow because they only had 1 waitress.

Thank AppStateAlum
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food has always been good but if you try an go there on a weekend they will seat locals in front of you even when you've had your name in for a hour. BTW my whole group of 6 are locals. Not looking to go back any time soon.

Thank Alex S
South Riding, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical sports bar and grill with lots of tvs, even miniature ones in the booths. The big difference is their food and family atmosphere. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich. He had to use his fork at first because there was so much meat that he couldn't pick it up! He said it was very tasty and he... More 

Thank pensacolamomma
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there to try the wings, ribs, beer. Nice pub by the inlet square mall. It is a good place to watch sports, the food was good comes with a salad bar. Plenty to eat , cold beer, outside seating, specials ever day on the menu.

Thank millerb
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just tried Carolina Tavern for the first time. We went for wings because that's supposed to be their specialty. Wings were just ok. Not cooked long enough, so meat really stuck to the bone and the skin was slimy. Sauce tasted straight out of the jar. Good news, we also had gravy fries appetizer and salad bar and both of... More 

Thank susangG5723FP
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The wings were great! I had grilled shrimp and they were also great! Very good service and good cold beer.

Thank WRH16
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Carolina Tavern is supposedly known for ribs and chicken wings so we decided to try them. The portions are large and include a salad bar which is good, The ribs were overdone , we actually threw away leftovers rather than try to eat them. The sauce, however ,was delicious. Wings were better but not very crispy. Noise level is very... More 

Thank Lyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 852 Mall Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7642
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-947-0708
The Carolina Tavern is a family friendly, casual dining restaurant located off of Hwy 17 behind the Inlet Square Mall. The Tavern specializes in fall-off-the-bone ribs, wings (choose from over 20 wing sauces), and slow roasted pulled pork BBQ. There is something for everyone including sandwiches (check out the "Big Pig"), your not so ordinary burgers, seafood,and the "Tavern Flats". The Carolina Tavern also boasts the only "Tap Tables" in the greater Myrtle Beach area. Pour your own draft beer right at the table.Large groups welcome and catering available.

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