Drunken Jack’s has been a popular spot for the locals of the South Carolina coast as well as a hotspot for the tourists of Myrtle Beach. Located on the marshy waterways of Murrells Inlet, the restaurant is along a strip of Hwy 17 lined with seafood and fish houses. We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The lunch menu is just a smaller sampling of the more expansive dinner menu with seafood platters, sandwiches and salads.
We both ordered Po Boy sandwiches. I went for the soft shell crab version, a single breaded soft shell crab served on a buttered hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce. I am a sucker for anything with soft shell crab and I liked it better without the bun.
I had the sweet potato fries on the side which weren’t my favorite. I am not a crinkled fry type gal- they somehow remind me of those frozen fries you buy at the grocery store but Chad really liked them.
Chad had the Flounder Po Boy– a large piece of spicy Flounder also on a buttered roll with lettuce and tomato. He chose to have it blackened which made it a little spicier than the grilled version offered on the menu.
He ordered the steamed veggies as a side- green beans, carrots, cauliflower and red peppers in a light buttery sauce. So much better than the crinkle fries.
For an extra $3 we both opted to add a trip to the salad bar with our meal. The salad bar wasn’t huge but it was filled with toppings like tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, broccoli and beans. Well worth the extra price.
While the food was all around fresh and delicious, it was the views that stole the show. We ate lunch while we watched boats come and go through the inlet and pelicans diving for fish in the marsh. The dining room upstairs provided the better views, the lower level is a full service bar and an outdoor dining area.
There are other seafood restaurants in Murrells Inlet we would like to try, however, we would both recommend Drunken Jack’s to anyone visiting the Myrtle Beach area. We would look forward to visiting again in the near future.