Welcome to Lee's Inlet Kitchen, Your Premier Seafood Restaurant
Enter our restaurant and take a journey back into time. Lee's is the only Murrells Inlet restaurant still owned and operated by the original family; since 1948! Chosen "Top 10 South Carolina Seafood Restaurant" by Southern Living Magazine! Open full time for our 69th Year!
Eford and Pearl Lee moved to Murrells Inlet in 1945 and began managing Lokey's Restaurant (now) Wayside. They then managed White's Restaurant, formerly next door but long since torn down. In October of 1948, they opened Lee's Inlet Kitchen at this location in what had originally been a country store. Beginning with ten tables, the restaurant has been enlarged four times. Their son, Bill, owned and operated Lee's for fifteen years and as third generation owners and operators, we're proud to continue the tradition.
We prepare our fresh seafood in the same Lowcountry-Murrells Inlet style that our family did in the 1940's. Customers tell us this style of food can't be found anywhere else. Visit our History page for the complete history of Lee's Inlet Kitchen. Included are many old photos dating back to 1948.
Our fresh seafood is prepared in the same manner as it was originally, although the price has had to change with the times. (in 1948 a seafood platter was $1.50!) Many of the recipes used such as our Shrimp Salad and Creole, Tartar and Cocktail Sauces, Corndodgers and famous Onion Rings have been handed down from generation to generation. We hope you'll enjoy your dinner and come back to see us again soon.