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 bars and restaurants and nearby shops.
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 Low country 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.
Indoor and outdoor seating
Happy hour menu
Early bird menu
Bovine’s has a very relaxed atmosphere with a variety of mouthwatering appetizers and entrees. Try their coconut shrimp for starters and the 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 waterfront views while you dine.
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 BBQ Mahi. Their kid’s menu includes plenty of options for even the pickiest eaters. Wahoo’s Fish House also features live entertainment in their enclosed outdoor bar and patio on select nights.
Indoor and outdoor seating
Lower-level lounge area
Drunken Jack’s is a MarshWalk gem with savory seafood meals like Low Country she-crab soup, local grouper sandwich, and fantail shrimp. They have indoor and outdoor dining, but the best part about Drunken Jack’s is the downstairs bar & lounge that makes you feel like you’re at the bottom of a cruise boat! Sip on libations while you enjoy excellent live music on select nights in Drunken Jack’s lounge area.
J Peters Grill & Bar
Outdoor patio with water views
Enjoy classic American entrees like burgers and sandwiches, and perfectly aged cuts of steak like prime rib and filet mignon at J Peters Grill & Bar. Lighter options include soups and salads, seafood, and shareables. There’s also a kid’s menu that includes options mac and cheese, cheeseburgers and chicken tenders. Enjoy one of J Peters’ signature drinks on the outdoor patio overlooking the inlet.
Creek Ratz is one of the laid-back restaurants on the MarshWalk serving up seafood pub grub like fried calamari, seafood baskets, and kicked-up oysters! A kid’s menu is also available for younger guests. Not only do they have a beautiful view of the inlet, but they also have an outdoor dining patio and outdoor bar to go along with their indoor seating area and indoor bar. On select nights you can dance the night away to live music.
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 delicious seafood and southern comfort options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On select nights, Dead Dog Saloon features live music on their outdoor covered patio so you can sip a cold beer, have a bite to eat, and jam out all night long. Dead Dog Saloon also offers a children’s menu.
Seafood, seafood, and more seafood is what you’ll find at The Claw House! Pick from Maryland-style crab cakes, classic shrimp and grits, surf and turf tacos, lobster & crab lettuce wraps, and so much more. Their kid’s menu not only has favorites like grilled cheese and chicken tenders but also features seafood creations like fried shrimp and crab clusters. The Claw House also has a raw bar, indoor and outdoor seating, and a beer garden with live music on select nights.
Fresh seafood daily
Happy hour menu
Tuna Shak open-air bar with live music
A local’s favorite, Wicked Tuna offers upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Wicked Tuna has their own fishing fleet promising their “Hook to Plate” fresh philosophy. Try any of their hand-rolled sushi rolls, crisp salads, and seafood specials. If you’re looking to shake things up after dinner, head down to the Tuna Shak, an open-air waterfront tiki hut where you can listen to live music while you sip on your favorite craft cocktail or beer.
Mojo’s Marina Bar & Grille
Indoor and outdoor seating
Open for lunch and dinner throughout the week and brunch on the weekends, Mojo’s Marina Bar & Grille has something for everyone to enjoy! Dine on fresh seafood, juicy burgers, and mouthwatering shareables in the indoor dining area or on the outdoor patio overlooking the inlet. Mojo’s also has a kid’s meal for the little ones. On select nights, guests can enjoy live music. Did we mention the kid’s pirate-ship-themed playground?!
Things to Do at the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet
Chances are you’re likely to spot a critter or two scuttling below the boardwalk, flying overhead, or lounging on Goat Island during your trip to the MarshWalk. Small patches of land between the pier and the MarshWalk appear and disappear with tides. These small little islands are home to plenty of animals such as herons, hawks, and marine life. On Goat Island, you’ll find peacocks and the famous MarshWalk goats.
Children’s Pirate Adventure
Search for sunken treasure and battle seafaring buccaneers during a Children’s Pirate Adventure! Kids will love dressing as pirates and joining the Sea Gypsy crew. Once on the water, kids will follow a treasure map and look for clues that will take them closer to the sunken treasure!
Black Fin Watersports
Ride the waterways of Murrells Inlet with a jet ski rental or sail the seas on a fishing charter when you visit Black Fin Watersports in Murrells Inlet. Better yet, you can search for dolphins and other marine animals during a guided Dolphin Eco-Tour.
Whether you have to wait before dinner, or simply want to walk off your filling meal, a stroll along the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet 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.
Directions to the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet from Dunes Village Resort
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.
The MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet 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, just before you reach the MarshWalk.
From the waterfront views of the MarshWalk to oceanfront views of your accommodations in Myrtle Beach, book your stay at Dunes Village Resort for an unforgettable beach vacation!