Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a dining destination, offering Lowcountry scenery, waterway views, fantastic food and drinks, and live music. Thanks to the walkable boardwalk connecting restaurants and bars, visiting this area is worth the short drive from Myrtle Beach hotels. Enjoy a day outside of the city exploring Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, or browsing the local shops, and end your outing at the MarshWalk with a refreshing cocktail and a delectable meal.
The best restaurant in Murrells Inlet is on the MarshWalk, though which one gets the title is up for debate since there are 10 appealing restaurants here, ranging from seafood shacks to upscale bistros and steakhouses. Early risers love Dead Dog Saloon on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk because this restaurant starts serving breakfast at 8 a.m. and the menu includes eggs, flapjacks, brunch favorites, and Benedicts; if you’re sleeping in, try Neptune Bistro and Raw Bar for their savory breakfast, including Benedicts, avocado toast, omelets, and hash from morning until mid-afternoon. By the dinner hour, every restaurant along this boardwalk is open and serving their signature fare. If names like Wahoo’s Fish House, Wicked Tuna, and The Claw House haven’t given it away, nearly every restaurant on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers seafood—and most specialize in it. That doesn’t mean meat-eaters, vegetarians, or kids will go hungry. These menus include an eclectic mix of Lowcountry staples, plus steaks, burgers, pizzas, and salads.
The MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet isn’t only a daytime hangout. For the best spot to catch the sunset, grab a table at any of the Murrells Inlet restaurants located on the MarshWalk’s boardwalk; the floor-to-ceiling windows and alfresco seating give nearly every table unobstructed views. After sundown, take in one of the liveliest nightlife scenes around Myrtle Beach. Musical acts begin around the dinner hour and continue well into the evening. While a few of Murrells Inlet’s MarshWalk restaurants close their doors at 9 p.m., many stay open until 10 p.m. or later, providing live music, small bites, creative cocktails, and crisp brews.
When it’s time to plan your trip to the Grand Strand, the most challenging decision will be which oceanfront hotel you’ll choose. With so many things to do around Myrtle Beach, including a visit to the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” the rest of your trip practically plans itself.
Check out this list of restaurants on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet to visit during your stay in Myrtle Beach: