Waterfront Dining Near Pawleys Island

These  restaurants serve sumptuous seafood specialties, grilled steaks and much more at their scenic locations. Restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk a lot of attention on our list….

Drunken Jack’s | 4031 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-2044
Drunken Jack’s is famous to locals as well as the millions of visitors to our area each year. The restaurant is nestled on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk providing diners with unforgettable views overlooking Snug Harbor. They offer fresh seafood selections like oysters on the half shell, stuffed shrimp, she crab soup, frog legs and hefty platters. The hush puppies are rumored to be some of the best on the Grand Strand. Make plans to get there early to enjoy drinks at the bar as Drunken Jack’s does not take reservations.

Dead Dog Saloon | 4079 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-0664
Open in 2002, Dead Dog Saloon quickly became a stand out along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. The back deck offers great views of the gorgeous salt marsh and often offers live music. The casual atmosphere is accented by fun dog-themed decorations. The menu features a little bit of everything- from seafood and steaks to sandwiches and baskets. Try Boo Boo’s Tender Bites- beef tenderloin on garlic toast with parmesan mayo, asiago cheese and balsamic vinaigrette- or opt for a steam pot.

Creek Ratz Restaurant and Bar | 4065 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-357-2891
Enjoy a great view of the salt marsh and great food at Creek Ratz. The restaurant provides plenty of fun for your little ones and a yummy kids menu. The casual-style restaurant offers appetizers, a full raw bar, baskets, Po Boys, sandwiches and pizza. Save room for the Murrells Inlet Wedding Cake which features an Old Fashioned Moon Pie served warm and topped with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Stop by Sundays for shagging on the creek to your favorite beach music.

Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties | 3979 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-2888
Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties is also located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Their wood fire grilled steaks and seafood are some of the best in town. We can’t leave out their specialty wood fired pizzas like the Island Style or steak and potato pies. House specialties at the waterfront restaurant include signature meatloaf, Bovine’s shrimp pasta, Inlet fried oysters and Carolina crab cakes. Bovine’s was mentioned in USA Today and Southern Living Magazine as one of the “South’s Finest Restaurants.”

Gulf Stream Café | 1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City, 843-651-8808
Gulf Stream Café is the only restaurant on the Grand Strand that overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and the salt marshes in Murrells Inlet. The upstairs bar deck is home to live music, seasonal oyster roasts and plenty more food and drink. The restaurant serves mainly seafood selections but also offers chicken, duck and steaks. You can never go wrong with a bowl of She-Crab soup. Their Sunday brunch is packed each week with locals as well as families vacationing in the area.

Capt. Dave’s Dockside | 4037 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-5850
Capt. Dave’s Dockside is centrally located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and serves some of the freshest seafood around. Try the shrimp and crab bisque or a tuna martini followed by the pan crusted grouper or Shellfish Cioppino. Meat lovers can order the aged beef selections that are flame kissed to perfection. The menu also offers Murrells Inlet classic fried seafood dishes, appetizers, fresh salads, desserts and over 100 wines.

Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant | 4883 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-2696
Nance’s Creekfront Restaurat, located on the salt marsh in Murrells Inlet, prides itself on being a place where the seafood and the good times come together. They’re most known for their oyster roasts but also serve snow crab, steak, shrimp, fish, scallops, clams and chicken. Order a steam pot for two and you’ll get oysters, clams, shrimp, crab legs, corn on the cob and new potatoes. No need to worry about the mess- there’s a bucket in the center of the table for your shells.

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