The Wicked Tuna: Fresh, Hook To Plate Seafood In Murrells Inlet #sponsored #MyMyrtleBeach

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On our way into Myrtle Beach recently, we got the opportunity to stop by the town of Murrells Inlet. If you have never had the opportunity to visit this area of South Carolina, I suggest you take the time to do so. The place is wonderful, the views are magnificent and the food, oh my, the food is awesome. We stopped into a place called Wicked Tuna. The Wicked Tuna is one of the most unique dining experiences in the entire Myrtle Beach area. Come hungry. Leave happy.

The Wicked Tuna: Fresh, Hook To Plate Seafood In Murrells Inlet [sponsored] #MyMyrtleBeach #HookToPlate

The Wicked Tuna: Fresh, Hook To Plate Seafood In Murrells Inlet

Scot, the manager of Wicked Tuna, was gracious enough to give us an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Wicked Tuna and its properties. Their concept is really quite amazing. They are perhaps best known for their raw sushi bar, which contains some varieties of sushi not found anywhere else. But, what sets them apart from other seafood restaurants is that their menu consists of seafood that is fresh caught-by their own fishing boat, not bought from a vendor like so many others. Their tagline is “hook to plate” for a reason.

The Wicked Tuna offers seating that can fit just about every mood you might like. Want to sit in a dimly lit corner? They have that. Want to sit where you can view the marsh walk – which is breathtakingly gorgeous, by the way? How about seating outside? Seating by the bar, or at the bar? They have all of these options available. They can also host your parties. Wedding receptions, birthdays, you name your event and Wicked Tuna will find a way to host you.

But, what about the food, you ask? Absolutely incredible! The menu is huge, the choices are so great it is almost overwhelming. But to a, ummm, food connoisseur such as myself, it was like a Christmas wish list. For an appetizer, Dawn ordered the She Crab Soup, and she could not stop talking about how amazing it was. She is a huge soup fan anyhow, and she was in love with the She Crab Soup.

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The Wicked Tuna: Fresh, Hook To Plate Seafood In Murrells Inlet [sponsored] #MyMyrtleBeach #HookToPlate

Her entree was a special, the Szechuan Grouper. Again, it was outstanding. She also had a Snowflake Martini from the drink menu, which she enjoyed highly. I ordered a Greek Salad for an appetizer. I have had Greek Salads before, but none like this one. It was made perfectly, with just the right amount of dressing. I got pretty full off of just the salad.

I took Scot’s advice when I ordered my entree. I ordered the Trigger Imperial. This is made with Triggerfish. Now, if you have never tried Triggerfish, as I had not, I highly recommend it. The filet was so plump and tender, it was amazing. And the sauce they used to cover it was perfection! You have to try this one time in your life. I also had a drink from the drink menu, the Botanical Blossom. It was as pretty as it was delicious, let me tell you. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, Wicked Tuna’s menu gets a 5+ in my book.

We also ordered desserts, Dawn got the Tiramisu, and I got the Pumpkin Cheesecake Brulee with a Spiced Cream Cheese Macaroon. They were great as well. And the service was top notch here. Our server, Anthony, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The thing is, we were in a bit of a time crunch because we had tickets to a show at the Alabama Theater that night, and we were scared we would be late, so Anthony took our orders and then boxed up the entrees and desserts himself so that we could get out in time to make it to our show. He was really great at accomodating our needs. Also a big thank you to Scot for all his help and recommendations from the menu.

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The Wicked Tuna has also opened a tiki bar right next door called the Tuna Shak, which hosts live events during the summer months and also offers a full menu. So, if you want some entertainment with your meal, then this is the place to go.

All in all I would have to say that Wicked Tuna was a marvelous experience and comes highly recommended from us if you are going to be in the Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach area. They have gone out of their way to ensure that everyone has the experience that they are looking for when they come to dine. Great job, Wicked Tuna, and we hope to see you again someday soon!

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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. Oh wow! I love all these pictures and the food looks so good! I also love that you walk us through the whole experience; it looks lovely from start to finish. I want some amazing seafood right now!

  2. This looks like a great place to eat. We always visit the Carolinas in the summer and I am going to try to add this to our list.

  3. Looks like a great place. Food looks amazing! Love the Tuna Sushi. Thank you for sharing the info. Will check this place out for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I don’t like seafood, but the rest of my family does so they’d love it here. I’d like that dessert though!

  5. The snowflake martini looks so cool! What was in it? I love sushi so this place would be right up my alley.

  6. Everything looks amazing the fish or the drink (how pretty). I will def be pinning this as a place to visit.

  7. Those pictures are making me so hungry even after dinner. The sushi looks great!

  8. Yum the foods look amazing! gosh I’m hungry now. xx

  9. I have never been there although I think both my hubby and I would love it! I am crazy about a good she crab soup and he is quite the grouper fan!

  10. I am loving the name! How cute is wicked tuna??? I am already wanting a snowflake martini and it is only early afternoon here.

  11. A paradise on plates! Seafood from fresh catch by their own fishing boat is definitely the highlight! Sea Crab Soup looks and sound amazing, too.

  12. Now you just made me incredibly hungry. Thanks alot! LOL! But seriously that sushi, OMG I want it now. I want to go there.

  13. I LOVE crab soup plus that big girl drink looks to. die. for. I love the idea of eating with a view, so the marsh sounds amazing. Thank you for the recommendation!

  14. Wow, looks like a paradise for the foodie in us. Sounds like an amazing place with yum seafood, accompaniments and a lovely ambience!

  15. I have not been there yet (will someday) adding this to my things to do/places to go on vacation list (it’s getting quite long now)

  16. Wow, those look very delicious, I am a lover of seafood, and these are cool and yummy tuna dishes!

  17. I’m not really a fan of seafood but the Snowflake Martini and Tiramisu look so yummy! Desserts and drinks are right up my street aha ๐Ÿ™‚ great post x

  18. Wow, the food at this place looks totally amazing! And that snowflake martini looks great! Sounds like a really nice place to visit. Hope you enjoyed your show ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. It’s so funny, I was actually craving sushi earlier today and now, after seeing your post, I must have it! So hungry, and just in time for dinner!

  20. These are look so delicious! I’ve been down there before and the selection of restaurants is great!

  21. The place looks and sounds amazing, everything looks delicious!! I love sushi and tuna and fish in general its really healthy.

  22. Oh my this place looks delightful! I love sushi and it looks like they do it well