A few mornings ago, my mother and I were out together in the late morning and decided to stop by the Spring House Family Restaurant in Murrell’s Inlet. It’s been a few years since I’ve been, but I have such a fond memory of a meal there with my husband and in-laws, pre-children. The restaurants are diners, with a traditional “breakfast all day” format and hearty meals in the afternoon and evening.
In the Murrell’s Inlet location, the decor may seem dated with flowered wallpaper and flower chandeliers but I say that lovingly. Sometimes bright, sleek, and shiny doesn’t translate to homey very well and I would definitely say that atmosphere at Spring House Family restaurant is exactly that – homey and warm. So, sure – it’s not the most modern choice, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a negative thing. Without a doubt, this is a very family friendly atmosphere.
My mom ordered two eggs, over-easy, sausage patties, hash browns and rye toast. I got a cheeseburger and fries. Our hostess and waitress were both friendly and sweet and we were attended too in a very timely manner.
When the food was delivered everything looked pretty good…until closer inspection. Mom’s toast was blackish. Like not, “does this look a little well done to you?” It was more like she turned it over and it was charred. The picture doesn’t depict that very well, but trust me. Then when I started to arrange my burger toppings, I noticed the large chunk of core in the center of my tomato slice.
When Mom mentioned her toast issue to the waitress, it was immediately switched out with an apology. My issue was remedied with a quick surgical procedure with a butter knife in 10 seconds flat, so no harm done.
Our food ended up being quite satisfactory and the total price for these two entrees, a sweet tea and cup of coffee was just under $20. Despite some issues with the details, this meal was good and the service was great.
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