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Seafood, Live Music & Views: Your Guide to Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Dining

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
MarshWalk drone shot with the sunset over the restaurants

There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll along the South Carolina marshland, while enjoying the finest seafood in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of South Carolina. This trail of restaurants, known as the MarshWalk, is home to eight delicious establishments serving up the best of coastal cuisine, a staple of the Myrtle Beach area. We will start from the northern end of the MarshWalk and travel half of a mile down the coastline.

Front entrance of Bovines at the MarshWalk
1. Bovine's

The first stop along the MarshWalk is Bovine’s, a relaxed restaurant specializing in wood-fired cooking. With juicy steaks, fresh seafood, and classic favorites, like pizza, Bovine’s is the local steakhouse you were looking for.

2. Wahoo’s Fish House

Known for their unpretentious atmosphere, Wahoo’s specializes in creative takes on classic southern dishes, like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. Enjoy happy hour on their open deck while watching the sunset over the marsh or belly up to the Tuna Shak bar for frosty drinks and great live music.

local's fav
Seafood dish at Drunken Jacks
3. Drunken Jack's

Drunken Jack’s offers fresh local seafood right off the boat, great steaks, chicken, and pasta dishes. Named after a famed pirate, Drunken Jack’s is pirate themed with a covered patio for relaxed dining. Insider Tip: Try the hushpuppies, you won’t be sorry!

4. Creek Ratz

Typically filled with live music, Creek Ratz boasts a casual atmosphere, perfect after a day on the water. They serve some of the best fried shrimp in the area, and their expansive menu includes burgers, sandwiches, a raw bar, pizza and more.

local's fav The Claw House
6. The Claw House

The Claw House features live North Atlantic lobster, oysters, and the freshest seafood with spectacular water views of the inlet from every table! Check out the enormous fish tank before you settle in for some amazing eats. With over 90 beers on tap at the outdoor Inlet Beer Garden, you can try different brews from all over the country.  

local's fav Wicked Tuna
7. Wicked Tuna

Wicked Tuna serves the epitome of fresh fish, with much of the seafood brought in by fishing boats right to the restaurant. Other dishes include prime beef and creative sushi rolls. Walk out back and check out the Tuna Shak, a Wicked Tuna bar on the Crazy Sister Marina, for a more casual vibe with great live music. 

local's fav Neptune Bistro & Raw Bar
8. Neptune Bistro & Raw Bar

Formerly known as Mojo's, this waterfront restaurant has re-invented itself with a widely diverse menu ranging from local seafood and southern dishes. Enjoy tasty oysters, salads and flat breads, unique sandwiches and Southern favorites or dive into the a huge plate of seafood while you enjoy fun cocktails and craft brews in a unique atmosphere with many levels to enjoy — indoor, outdoor, bar seating or waterfront patio. Did we mention there's also a live music stage and a huge pirate ship playground for kids?

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit