The South Inlet Team

South Inlet restaurants have joined forces to mix things up along the gorgeous stretch of the Inlet they call home. Hot Fish Club (HFC), Inlet Provision Company (IPC), and Russell’s Seafood Grill & Raw Bar are next-door and across-the-street neighbors to Morse Park Landing, where folks park their cars with the windows rolled down to take in the soothing sights, sounds and smells of the Inlet. Shore birds sing, soar and feed – or just hang out, their plumage blowing in the breeze. Fish flop. Tides change. It’s calming.

The landing is popular with kayakers launching to explore the Inlet’s meandering creeks. Families and loners alike enjoy the age-old Lowcountry tradition of crabbing from the dock at the end of the southern extension of the Marshwalk. Jetty View Walk offers a glimpse of the Inlet’s own portal to the sea. The waterfront walkway is accessible from IPC’s vast deck and porches that offer panoramic creek vistas. Next door, HFC’s lively Gazebo bar is popular with local bands and has a loyal Happy Hour crowd. Across the street, Russell’s continues to turn out famous seafood and steaks in a treehouse-like building whose walls are filled with storied photos and memorabilia. Their upstairs deck is shaded by signature Lowcountry Live Oaks. Enjoy beautiful Inlet views from all three establishments.

Earlier this year, IPC, HFC and Russell’s hosted the First Annual Taco Madness Cook Off on the grounds of IPC. Restaurants from all over South Inlet entered the judged contest. Vendors, arts and crafts, and live music made it a family affair. Trophies were awarded for Best Taco and People’s Favorite. (Congratulations to Russell’s for Best Taco!) The event drew an estimated 3000 taco fans, raised $8000 for All 4 Paws Animal Rescue and ten rescued pups found forever homes! Parking spilled from the lots to the streets. Happy attendees roamed the Inlet’s avenues. It was amazing! Great job y’all. Expect more good things from this trio in the fall.  Follow them on Facebook for daily food specials, some pretty funny “bad advice” from IPC, and upcoming bands playing at the Gazebo. If the Mullets are playing – GO. They’re classic.

Kimberly Duncan