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Top 5 Murrells Inlet Restaurants

Murrells Inlet is home to the beautiful yet fun-filled Marsh Walk. Along the Marsh Walk, visitors can find some of the best dining options along the Grand Strand. Home to the famous bar crawl, yet great for a family-friendly dining experience. Listed below are our top five picks for Murrells Inlet restaurants (about a 30-minute drive from South Bay).  

restaurant setting by the sea

Drunken Jacks 

4031 Hwy. 17, Business Murrells Inlet, SC | 843-651-2044

Drunken Jacks has been around for more than 22 years serving up handcrafted dishes. They have over two dozen specialty cocktails and three different menus, depending on lunch, dinner, or their below-deck dining option. (No reservations available)

Dead Dog Saloon 

4079 U.S. 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC | (843) 651-0664

Known as a self-acclaimed “seafood-and-entertainment-mecca”, Dead Dog Saloon is located right along the Marsh Walk. Its doors have been open since 2002 serving lunch and dinner, but specializing in crazed happy hours. Having served over 4.3 million happy customers its safe to say that they know what there’re doing. Open daily from 8 am – 12 am, call now to book your reservation.

Wahoo’s Fish House

3993 US 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC | (843) 651-5800

Wahoo’s Fish House is a two-story restaurant serving up all different styles of seafood. Specializing in sushi and the fresh Murrell’s Inlet catch of the day, Wahoo’s Fish House offers up four different menus (Sushi, Dining Room, Happy Hour Eats, and Drinks). In addition to the restaurant, they have an extra section called Wahoo’s Bar & Marina that hosts live entertainment and of course drinks. Open from 4:00 – 10:00 pm daily.  

Catfish Johnny’s / Bubba’s Love Shak 

4037 Highway 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC | (843) 651-5850

These two restaurants are located side by side next to each other. Catfish Johnny’s is known for being the original buffet on the marsh walk. At 17$ a plate the buffet is open from  3 PM – 9 PM (Mon-Sat) & 11 AM – 8 PM (Sunday). Meanwhile, Bubba’s Love Shak is more of a party place that operates out of the same kitchen but offers up a more casual outdoor dining experience. In addition, there’s a good chance that you’ll catch some of their live music. Bubba’ is open from 11 am – “until everyone leaves” daily. 

Creek Ratz 

4065 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC | (843) 357-2891

With spectacular views of the Murrells Inlet waterfront, Creek Ratz is a wonderful restaurant that offers something for the whole family. Creek Ratz has reasonable prices,  a full raw bar, fresh seafood, and live entertainment. Open from 11 am- 11 pm daily. 

Looking for Restaurants that are closer to South Bay? Check out other Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants (only a few minutes walk or drive from South Bay). Book Now to enjoy these restaurants and all the amenities that come with South Bay Inn and Suites.