It's not hard to find this quaint pizza place in Murrells Inlet. If you roll your windows down after you pass Lee's Inlet Kitchen, you can hear the good times and laughter as they lead you in.
When you arrive and walk inside, it's feels you've been away from family members for a long time. Owner Mike Zalloum, or Uncle Mikey, welcomes you in with a big smile and warm handshake. It really feels like you've been missed!
And he's been missed, too. Uncle Mikey's Pizza closed for a brief period, leaving many people on the Inlet wondering where to get good pizza. He answered that question in early April of this year by reopening.
And I finally had the chance to meet him and enjoy the food coming out of that exciting kitchen.
The Shrimp Scampi pizza is made with fresh shrimp and a white garlic sauce. I was weary at first about the shrimp, but the blends of flavor really make this pizza one to try. It was so good! I also had the Philly Cheese Steak pizza. And as Uncle Mikey shows it off, you can see how good it looked. It tasted even better, if that's possible. The Shrimp Alfredo was creamy and fresh. One of the best around.
To tell you it was a pleasure to meet this man would be an understatement. You rarely meet people so dedicated to their craft and passionate in pleasing customers with top quality food. It seems every creation has heart and soul poured in amongst the flour and sauce.
Hey, he's no pushover. This multiple award-winning chef has some flair! You can hear and see the Boston in this scrappy Sicilian!
Uncle Mikey is the long lost family member waiting to welcome you back home with some cold drinks and a fresh, warm pizza! Go and see him and his crew today.
My family and I chose to have my birthday celebration dinner at Lee's Inlet Kitchen this weekend. Pretty outstanding choice.
I finally met in person who'd I been helping promote for years. Owner Kelly Lee Dorman and her daughter Adrian were such a pleasure. We were treated like family.
The food was great. Their award winning shrimp & grits is very flavorful and filling, even as an appetizer.
You'll see by the photos just how the plates overflow with items. You really get your money's worth here, not only in taste, but service as well.