Myrtle Beach, S.C.

78. Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a half-mile wooden boardwalk that’s home to world-class restaurants offering dining and entertainment with scenic water views. This creekside community has been the go-to destination for eating out since the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk was built nearly two decades ago, and it remains a favorite spot for couples, families, and friends to gather to this day. 

While some of the buildings and names change over time, the MarshWalk continually sets the standard for Grand Strand restaurants. Visiting the fabulous eateries and experiencing the nightlife at Murrells Inlet are among the best things to do when you visit Myrtle Beach. Find burgers and beer served mere steps from a music stage or enjoy surf and turf and sushi on a quiet patio overlooking the water.

The family-friendly Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is just 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach and belongs on every vacationer’s and local’s radar. Seeing the heart and soul of this fishing village in action is worth the short drive from Myrtle Beach hotels. Whether you want to dine next to the waterway, enjoy a family meal somewhere new, or check out the live music venues, these MarshWalk restaurants offer a little something for everyone:

Carolina Food Tours

Carolina Food Tours

Venture from downtown Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet for a guided culinary tour. Guides from Carolina Food Tours share the historical and cultural significance of Murrells Inlet landmarks while leading you from one MarshWalk restaurant to the next. Be entertained and delighted by the cocktails, appetizers, entrées, and desserts.  And the views along the boardwalk are simply exquisite. After the 2½-hour tour is over, most participants linger a little longer visiting with their newfound friends.

Dead Dog Saloon

from 5 reviews

This MarshWalk restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The huge menu features breakfast staples, plus fresh local seafood, house-made BBQ, tacos, salads, steam pots, and steaks. With a large outdoor deck, an enclosed patio, and three full bars, the Dead Dog Saloon is a happy hour hangout and nighttime party spot. The local folklore of the saloon includes tales of its fabled canine mascot, Dudley, who you will see celebrated throughout the venue.

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Creek Ratz

‘Laid-back’ doesn’t begin to describe this popular MarshWalk restaurant. The come-as-you-are casual dress code and indoor and outdoor seating keep everyone comfortable. For the seafood fans in your group, Creek Ratz features a full raw bar with fresh oysters, shrimp, and clams. Mahi Tacos, Shrimp & Grits, and their famous Carolina Shrimp Basket are also favorites. Other options include wraps, salads, pizza, sandwiches, soups, and a kids’ menu. Add in live entertainment and a spectacular view of the Marsh, and you might become a Creek Rat yourself.

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Drunken Jack's

Named for the legendary pirate that once sailed along the creeks of Murrells Inlet 400 years ago, Drunken Jack’s is casual but offers fine Lowcountry eats prepared by trained chefs. The seafood dishes are the specialty here, but Drunken Jack’s also offers a full lineup of steaks, chicken, and prime rib. And in case you weren’t feeling spoiled enough, meals are served with delectable hushpuppies and honey butter.

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Wicked Tuna

from 2 reviews

Wicked Tuna stands high and proud at the south end of the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. The incredible views and ambiance draw you in, but it’s the sushi that keeps you coming back. Master sushi chefs prepare delicately sliced sashimi and creative rolls using the freshest fish available. The hook-to-plate philosophy shows in any dish you choose. Try a wine or sake pairing with your meal.

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Bovine’s in Murrells Inlet is a destination for steaks, seafood, and wood-fired pizzas. Steakhouse entrées include sirloin, ribeye, filet mignon, New York strip, pork chops, and BBQ chicken. The seafood selection offers Shrimp & Grits, Flounder Platters, and lighter fare includes burgers, salads, and pizzas. Trust us, evenings spent here are outstanding no matter what you order.

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Wahoo’s Fish House

from 4 reviews

This artistic creekside restaurant offers top-notch food in an unpretentious setting. The two-story MarshWalk restaurant overlooks the marsh, offering views for miles. Try the chef’s handpicked selection of fish or another specialty, like pan-seared salmon or a filet. The large sushi menu features many types of rolls, combinations, and specialty preparations. After dinner, head next door to the tiki bar and enjoy live music and cold drinks.

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The Claw House

The Claw House

With 90 drafts on tap, a full-service raw bar, and fresh lobster, this MarshWalk restaurant promises something for everyone. A climate-controlled outer deck and indoor dining room offer waterway views from every seat. The Crab Cake Poppers, Lobster Fries, Braised Short Ribs, Seafood Mac & Cheese, a Raw Bar Sampler, and Surf & Turf are just some of the featured foods. The kids’ menu offers many child-friendly options too.