The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet
If you’re looking for something different to do during your Myrtle Beach vacation, take a drive south and check out The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Away from the hustle & bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach, The Marshwalk offers a relaxed, fun waterfront experience with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants.
People come to the Marshwalk for all sorts of reasons, but most come for the freshest seafood in the area. Known as the “Seafood Capital of the South,” the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is home to plenty of fish, fishermen, and seafood restaurants. While you can also find delectable steaks and good ole’ fashion Lowcountry cooking, the seafood seems to draw people back again and again.
The Marshwalk’s restaurants are beloved by locals and desired by vacationers. Driving to Murrells Inlet from Dunes Village Resort is worth it just for the meal. Waterfront dining offers gorgeous views of the Inlet, the boats, and the passers-by.
Creek Ratz is one of the laid-back restaurants on the MarshWalk serving up seafood pub grub like fried calamari, fish nuggets, and kicked up oysters! Not only do they have a beautiful view of the inlet, but they also have an outdoor dining patio. Throughout the summer you can enjoy live music and cold drinks while either dancing the night away or rocking in one of their rocking chairs.
Wahoo’s Fish House
If you’re looking for traditional seafood platters and plates head over to Wahoo’s Fish House. Dine on indulgent fried seafood platters or enjoy something decadent like shrimp and grits, pan-seared salmon, or bourbon Mahi. Wahoo’s Fish House also features live entertainment in their enclosed outdoor bar and patio throughout the summer.
Bovine’s has a very relaxed atmosphere with a variety of mouthwatering appetizers and entrees. Try their coconut shrimp for starters and their Bovine’s burger with pork belly and smoked cheddar as your entree. Enjoy your meal in their indoor dining area or sit outside on their patio and admire the view while you nosh.
A local’s favorite, Wicked Tuna offers upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Wicked Tuna has its own fishing boat and their specials change daily based on what they catch in the morning. Try any of their hand-rolled sushi, delightful salads, or seafood specials. If you’re looking to shake things up after dinner, head down to the Tuna Shak where you can listen to live music while you sip on your favorite craft cocktail or beer.
Dead Dog Saloon
Dead Dog Saloon is a great place for a crowd that loves to have fun! Dine inside and enjoy chatting with friends and family while chowing down on crab dip cajun fish bites. Dead Dog Saloon features live music every evening in the summer on their outdoor covered patio so you can sip a cold beer, nosh on something from their menu, or dance the night away.
The Claw House
Seafood, seafood, and more seafood is what you’ll find at The Claw House! You can enjoy all-you-can-eat crab legs, grilled or fried fisherman’s platter, lobster & crab lettuce wraps, and so much more. The Claw House also has a raw bar, indoor and outdoor seating, and a beer garden for patrons to enjoy!
Drunken Jack’s is a MarshWalk gem with savory seafood meals like Low Country she-crab soup, grilled local grouper sandwich, or fantail shrimp. They have indoor and outdoor dining, but the best part about Drunken Jack’s is the downstairs bar & lounge which makes you feel like you’re at the bottom of a cruise boat!
Whether you have to wait before dinner, or simply want to walk off your filling meal, a stroll along the Marshwalk is a must. The seashell & concrete mixture of the pathway, while walking alongside the calming waters of the inlet creates a unique ambiance only found in a fishing town. You can even walk along the pier out over the water for even better views of the boats and the Inlet.
Small patches of land between the pier and the Marshwalk appear and disappear with tides. These small little islands known affectionately as Goat Island are home to plenty of animals such as herons, hawks, peacocks, and the famous MarshWalk goats.
While staying at Dunes Village, we hope you get a chance to make the drive down to Murrells Inlet and experience the Marshwalk for yourself.
Need help getting there?
The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is located about 16 miles from Dunes Village Resort. You can take either King’s Hwy (Bus 17) or the 17 Bypass. These two roads converge below Garden City near the Inlet Square Mall, and just before you reach the Marshwalk.