With more than 50 years of combined restaurant experience between them, owners Nita and Herman Hanser and their children and grandchildren operate this treasure in Pawleys Island. Get a true taste of Lowcountry cooking and Southern hospitality at this family-oriented institution.
Fresh seafood is the foundation of the menu for the Hanser House, which gets its fresh catch from the local docks of Murrells Inlet and its oysters from nearby McClellansville and serves the up nightly. Start with some steamed shrimp or oysters or a heaping dish of crab dip and wash it down with their famous She Crab Soup. The Hanser House likes to spice things up on their entrée menu, with Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya and Jalapeno grits bringing the heat. Those with simpler taste buds can opt for the fried, grilled or broiled seafood combination platters, and land-food lovers can choose between a wide range of steaks, sandwiches, soups and salads. Be sure to save room for some of Hanser House’s classic desserts.
This huge, home-style building feels like visiting Grandma’s house – if she lived in a mansion. The décor is simple, modest and homey and the crowd is largely made up of families. The Lowcountry motif is evident throughout the dining area.
14360 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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