Dining on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

By Marissa Polascak • June 30, 2016
Wicked Tuna is a great restaurant for waterfront dining along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.
Wicked Tuna is a great restaurant for waterfront dining along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.

Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," and for good reason; the seafood in Murrells Inlet is absolutely amazing! In addition to delicious seafood, Murrells Inlet is also home to beautiful Lowcountry scenery, great fishing, and a laid-back lifestyle. But where can you find all of these things combined together? The answer is easy: the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk!

Boasting tons of restaurants as well as watersports and live music, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a popular attraction for those visiting the Grand Strand. There are several top-notch restaurants along the MarshWalk that serve fresh seafood and other Lowcountry dishes, as well as provide guests with gorgeous views of the inlet.

Check out this list of places to dine along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk:


This Murrells Inlet MarshWalk restaurant is known for its warm atmosphere and delicious food. The menu at Bovine’s Restaurant features a large variety of items to choose from, and each dish is crafted so that visitors have an exceptional experience. The folks at Bovine’s want to appeal to the taste buds of everyone, and that’s why the menu lists items such as seafood, steaks, ribs, roasted chicken, meatloaf, salads, sandwiches, and more! Not in the mood for any of those? Try one of Bovine’s wood fired pizzas.

Bubba's Love Shak

Put on your flip-flops and head on over to Bubba’s Love Shak. Bubba’s Love Shak is a casual eatery located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Bubba’s is known for their brightly colored exterior, friendly service, and outdoor deck. Grab your favorite drink, a tasty bite to eat, and enjoy a live reggae band every Sunday night during the summer. Bubba’s Love Shak is open for lunch and dinner, and their menu features appetizers, seafood, small plates, burgers, chicken, pork chops, and more.

The Claw House

Sure, there are tons of restaurants in the area that boast Southern-style fresh seafood, but if you’re in the mood for some New England-style fare, then check out The Claw House. The name here says it all; the focus at The Claw House is on the fresh North Atlantic lobster as well as the raw bar. In addition to an abundance of seafood, The Claw House also offers non-seafood items for the landlubbers in your family.

Creek Ratz

Don’t worry; there aren’t any rats here. “Creek rat” is a warm term for those who grew up in Murrells Inlet playing in the water. Creek Ratz restaurant not only provides beautiful views of the Murrells Inlet waterfront, but the restaurant also offers a menu chock-full of reasonably priced food and drinks. Catch live music and enjoy dinner at Creek Ratz while feasting on fresh seafood, sandwiches, pizza, appetizers, raw bar, and other menu items.

Capt. Dave’s Dockside

Located next to Bubba’s Love Shak, Capt. Dave’s Dockside is a family owned restaurant that serves freshly caught seafood on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. On the dinner menu, guests will find items such as Shrimp & Crab Bisque, salads, flatbreads, fried seafood platters, Shrimp & Grits, lobster, desserts, and many other amazing entrees.

Dead Dog Saloon

If you love live music, then the Dead Dog Saloon is the place to be on the MarshWalk. Dead Dog Saloon doesn’t only have a huge indoor and outdoor deck area, but they have quite an extensive menu as well. This MarshWalk restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they also serve cocktails. And, even if you’re hungry and it’s getting pretty late, Dead Dog Saloon has you covered with their late night food service.

Drunken Jack's

Whether you are hungry for lunch or dinner, Drunken Jack’s is happy to serve you along the MarshWalk. This family-friendly restaurant provides guests with live entertainment throughout the week, as well as a menu that is full of great options. Drunken Jack’s serves up amazing fresh seafood such as lobster, scallops, grouper, king crab, crab, flounder, oysters, and more! Don’t worry if you’re not a seafood lover; Drunken Jack’s also has a selection of other options like pasta, soups, salad, sandwiches, steaks, and chicken.

Wahoo's Fish House

Wahoo’s Fish House is an award-winning restaurant that calls the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk home. Guests at Wahoo’s Fish House will enjoy the beautiful waterfront views that this restaurant has to offer. Wahoo’s opens daily at 5 p.m. to served hungry guests the freshest seafood as well as aged steaks, chef’s specials, and more. Right nextdoor is Wahoo’s Raw Bar & Marina which is home to an open-air Tiki Bar that is well-known for their ice cold drinks and frozen concoctions, as well as fresh sushi.

Wicked Tuna

Situated on the south end of the MarshWalk, the Wicked Tuna restaurant is an upscale eatery featuring a fantastic indoor dining room as well as an outdoor patio. Guests here will enjoy the seafood dishes, caught fresh by Wicked Tuna’s own fishing boat. Wicked Tuna is open for lunch and dinner, and even stays open for late-night fun at the Tuna Shak. The Tuna Shak is Wicked Tuna’s open-air, waterfront tiki bar that hosts live music each night.