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Sea Merchants

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1104 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3705
+1 843-272-5835
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend who is a local told me about this restaurant and said that you very seldom have to wait. We were there on a Saturday night of Easter weekend and the wait was less than 10 minutes. The host/manager was very friendly while we waited. One of the highlights of our evening was our waiter, Edward. He was very... More 

Thank carolesau
Cumberland, Maryland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I don't understand why this place doesn't rate better, maybe the building just doesn't scream out. Filet/scallops/shrimp were tasty and the price was probably better than most. A big plus being the atmosphere. So nice to enjoy a dinner and be able to quietly converse with your friends. The last two nights I've had to yell over the crowd.

Thank bmh21502
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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818 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited with friends and it lived up to expectations. Server was friendly and efficient and the Prime Rib i had was really tasty. i had the Soup for starter which was really tasty. Loved the surroundings inside the restaurant and would definitely return.

Thank Yorkie1948
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have driven by Sea Merchants for 5 years and never went inside because the building is not that great looking... boy was I wrong! Sea Merchants Restaurant is a wonderful place to go. The food is uniquely different and spectacularly delicious. The wait staff are helpful, full of personality, and really do their job very well. The food is... More 

Thank Cherie T
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The place has an inviting feel to it. Our waiter Edward sat us by the fireplace and gave us just the right amount of attention. The crab cakes were mainly bread and the fried shrimp and scallops were heavily breaded. Potatoes were underdone. Just a blah kind of meal. Food was much better when we ate here last year.

Thank JeanA6565
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have visited on several occasions. Always seated promptly, normally reservations are not required. Service is stellar. Atmosphere is an older style, wooden table, fireplace, etc. Although the name would imply a seafood restaurant, there entrees in this area are poor to fair. Tough rubbery shrimp, tasteless scallops. Sauces for these are incomplete and could be improved. Meat dishes, steaks, etal... More 

Thank Robert D
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219 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were the first people to arrive for dinner, so they had just opened. I say that because our service was marginal ... I'm hoping the waiter was busy getting ready for the evening, because he did not pay a lot of attention to Us. The food was great! We had the Filet & Crabcake, the Steak, Shrimp & Scallops,... More 

Thank LouET_79
Hilton Head
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good selection of dishes (steak, seafood, pasta, ribs) and I have never had a bad meal. Cozy and sort of rustic with wood burning fireplace. Good for a group or just for a few.

Thank Judith B
Cumberland, Maryland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Shrimp/scallop scampi was excellent and more affordable than most seafood restaurants. Nice atmosphere and a nice selection of various entrees.

Thank bmh21502
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wonderful fireplace on a chilly November evening. The food was fresh looking and tasting. Grouper, Shrimp and Scallop Scampi, Seafood pasta, Rib eye and scallops were some of the mouthwatering selections. Hard to make a choice!! You will not be disappointed!

Thank aqua313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-272-5835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?