1st Annual Taste of the Inlet

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Murrells Inlet 2020 and Inlet Square Mall invite you to savor the flavors of our Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach restaurants, on January 27, 2013, 6pm – 9pm, at Inlet Square Mall, located at 12125 Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. Guests need to enter the Mall via the entrance located next to Books-a-Million. This premier Inlet culinary competition event allows area restaurants and chefs to showcase their signature dishes, as they serve up a delicious feast of hors d’oeuvres, tapas and heavy appetizers.  Guests will be able to sample and vote for their favorite choices.  The winning restaurants will be presented with trophies.  Over twenty area restaurants will be participating.  Restaurants already committed include Bliss, Bovines, Capt. Dave’s Dockside, Carolina Tavern, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon, Divine Fish House, Drunken Jack’s, Flo’s Place, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Graham’s Landing, Gulf Stream Cafe, Hot Fish Club, Inlet Affairs, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen, Mickey’s Tavern, Millardo’s, On the Half Shell, River City, Sara J’s, TGIFridays and Twelve.  The list continues to grow.  Interested restaurants can call 843-357-2007. Event admission tickets cost $5 in advance ($8 at the door).  Ticket sales will be limited, so guests are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance to be guaranteed admission.  Beverage and taste tickets will be priced separately, and sold at the event.  Food and dessert tastes will range $2 – $4.  Beverages will include beer, wine and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020, a 501c3 non-profit community revitalization organization, dedicated to making the Inlet a nice place to live, work and visit.  Murrells Inlet 2020 thanks the participating restaurants and its event sponsors:  Inlet Square Mall, WPDE, HTC, US Foods, Costco, New South Brewing and Owens Liquors.

Tickets can be purchased online with Mastercard or Visa.

Guests can also purchase tickets at the Conway National Bank branch in Murrells Inlet, located at 4345 Highway 17 Bypass, or the Murrells Inlet 2020 office, located at 4124 Hwy 17 Business or over the phone by calling 843-357-2007.

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Murrells Inlet Restaurant Guide

www.spudsdining.com Wicked Tuna –

The Wicked Tuna is the newest and greatest restaurant added to an already awesome restaurant community in Murrells Inlet.  They offer Asian Sushi as well as big city casual Dining to Murrells Inlet without compromising the traditions and price ranges in Murrells Inlet. Wicked Tuna offers the most stunning view on the entire Grand Strand of South Carolina.  www.wickedtuna.comMap


www.deaddogsaloon.com Dead Dog Saloon –

The Dead Dog Saloon has established a reputation around the world for serving spectacular food inside in their spacious dining rooms or outside at their waterfront bar and massive deck. Situated along the Marsh Walk, you’ll enjoy breathtaking inlet views, hear live music nightly and enjoy late–night food service. The “live music Mecca” of Murrells Inlet. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. www.deaddogsaloon.comMap

UPDATE 2/22/12 – The Dead Dog experienced a fire and will be closed until further notice. More info HERE


www.creekratz.com Creek Ratz Restaurant –

Creek Ratz Restaurant and Bar with its rustic nautical atmosphere, spectacular views of the Murrells Inlet waterfront and both indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, has something for the entire family.

Children will enjoy our kid’s corner where they can draw on the chalkboard walls, or just relax in a bean bag and watch TV.

With reasonable prices, a full raw bar, fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, pizza, children’s menu, daily happy hour, live entertainment, the coldest drinks, and plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sporting events, its easy to see why Creek Ratz is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. www.creekratz.comMap


www.captdavesdockside.com Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant –

Southern Living Magazine said: “At Capt. Dave’s Dockside you could point at the menu with your eyes closed and be assured of a culinary treat.”

The Travel Channel said: “Best waterfront atmosphere…” and “The pan-crusted grouper is divine…”

Family owned and operated since 1974, specializing in charcoal grilled seafood, Angus Beef and Live Maine Lobster. With an open style kitchen and fantastic views from any seat in the house, the atmosphere and décor give you a feel of 1940’s Havana or South Florida. After dinner, take a stroll along the scenic Marsh Walk. www.captdavesdockside.comMap


www.bubbasloveshak.com Bubba’s Love Shak –

A little bit of soul in the heart of Murrells Inlet! The Marsh Walk’s newest hot spot.

“Bubba Love”, a much loved character along the waterfront in Murrells Inlet, is known for his outgoing personality, very social and very LOUD! When asked why he is so loud he once responded, “When you come from a family of 16 head, if you ain’t loud, you don’t eat!”

Inspired by his larger than life character, Capt. Dave’s Dockside remodeled the screened-in dining porch out back and dubbed it “Bubba’s Love Shak.” Take in all the “Bubbaisms” and enjoy inlet favorites like Big Papa Puff’s Crab Cakes, Rasta Pasta and Bubbahamian Steamed Fish along with seasonal drink specialties.

So come on down to the Shak where love is served daily. And as Bubba says, “If you ain’t happy, stay a while longer.” www.bubbasloveshak.comMap


www.bovineswoodfired.com Bovine’s –

This award winning waterfront eatery is located at picturesque Wahoo’s Marina offering choice wood-fired steaks, fresh local seafood, wood oven pizzas and an extraordinary selection of unique dishes. www.bovineswoodfired.comMap


www.wahoosbar.com Wahoo’s –

Wahoo’s Raw Bar & Marina takes you to a tropical paradise of dreams. Wahoo’s features an open-air Tiki Bar with beautiful waterfalls and is known for its frozen libations, ice-cold beer and lively nightlife. Stop by and feast on fresh seafood, creative appetizers, as well as other delicious items featured on the award winning Divine Fish House menu. Relax in a tropical setting listening to a waterfall, feel the ocean breeze and watch the sunset with family and friends. www.wahoosbar.comMap


www.drunkenjacks.com Drunken Jack’s –

Drunken Jacks offers the freshest seafood right off of the boat prepared to perfection- grilled, blackened, sautéed, or southern fried. Drunken Jack’s also features steaks, prime rib and chicken. Or try one of our Low Country Specialties, and don’t pass up our famous Hush Puppies with Honey Butter! Dinner is from 4:00pm – 10pm 7 nights a week. Lunch is served from 11:30am – 2:30pm Tuesday-Sunday. The Lounge opens daily at 3:00PM for cocktails and appetizers. Come enjoy our waterfront deck! www.drunkenjacks.comMap

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Carolina Tavern in Murrell’s Inlet

Carolina Tavern is a new restaurant located in Murrells Inlet.  Their featured entrees are Beer Can Chicken, The Big Pig.  Other entrees include Corned Beef Brisket with Creole Mustard, Hand Cut Ribeye, several burgers, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Beer Battered Fish & Chips.

Check out there menu HERE

Becky Billingsly ( @RestaurantGal on Twitter) gave the restaurant a great review.  Read about it HERE

Carolina Tavern 852 Mall Dr.   Murrells Inlet, SC  (843) 947-0708  Open daily from 11 a.m.

Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade

Monday, July 4, 2011 Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade & Fireworks Display! Don’t miss this annual patriotic tradition! ” Ride the Inlet Wave of Freedom” is this year’s theme. The July 4th Boat Parade forms at 10:00 am at Garden City Point and follows the Murrells Inlet shoreline. Best public viewing points are the Marshwalk, Belin Methodist Church, Nance’s Restaurant and the Hot Fish Club. Click here for registration and t-shirt information or call 843-357-2007 for more spectator information. The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk restaurants will light up the skies on the 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks display. The show, which is shot off from the end of the Veterans Pier, is scheduled to start at 9:45 pm. Spectators can view the display from the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Call 843-357-2007 for more information.

Email: info@murrellsinletsc.com
Website: http://www.murrellsinletsc.com
Price: free

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Insider Tips: Happy Hour

South Strand (Surfside, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys)

Backfinz – 7.5
Bliss Restaurant & Lounge – 7.7
Blue Crab – 6.9

Borgata – 8.0
Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties – 6.7
Brick House Lounge – 7.0

Captain Dave’s Dockside/Bubba’s Love Shack – 6.8

Causeway Grill & Raw Bar – 6.6
Charleston Cafe – 6.7

Cooter’s Backyard Bar – 7.2

Creek Ratz – 5.8
Crystalite Cafe – 7.5
**Dead Dog Saloon – 7.1
Garden City Beach Bar & Grill – 6.9

Gilligan’s Steamer & Raw Bar – 7.2
 Hannah Banana’s Sunshine Cabana – 6.3

Island Bar & Grill (North) – 8.2
Island Bar& Grill (South) – 7.7
Jackson’s Inlet Bar & Grill – 6.6
Jasper’s Sports Grille – 7.3

K-Rae’s Pub – 7.3
La Playa – 6.3
Marlin Quay Bar – 7.1
O’Keefe’s Irish Pub  – 7.4

On The Half Shell – 6.6
Pawleys Island Tavern – 7.3
Quigley’s Pint & Plate  – 7.8
Salt Creek Cafe
 – 7.7
Sandy Monkey – 6.3
Scotty’s Beach Bar– 6.1

Southside Pattys  – 6.6
Southside Raw Bar – 7.1

Spencer’z – 7.4 
Stadium Club – 6.3
Suck Bang Blow – 7.0
Surfside Live / It’s Beer 30 – 6.6
Uncle Tito’s – 6.2
Vienna’s Pizzeria & Sports Pub – 7.8
Webster’s Tavern – 6.6

** The Dead Dog experienced a fire on 2/22/12 that will temporary close the restaurant.

Restaurant Review: Bliss Restaurant & Lounge

When rumors started flying last fall that celebrated chef Ernest Bledsoe had taken over The Whale of Murrells Inlet, more than one inquiring mind wondered, “What could he be thinking?!”

Since at least 1999, The Whale has operated as a ramshackle watering hole, known for serving up chili dogs and grouper bites and for a precariously sagging roof that defied engineering wisdom with no visible means of beam support.

But in October 2010, Bledsoe made the leap from executive chef at Pawleys Plantation to restaurant owner when he renovated the old Whale building and opened Bliss Restaurant and Lounge.

Read more by clicking HERE

Becky Billingsly, a noted food critic in the Myrtle Beach area wrote a review too.

Bliss Restaurant, The Reel Bar and Inlet Sports Lodge are at 4600 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, and it’s open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. daily. The Reel Bar is open until midnight, with food served until 10 p.m. The restaurant’s number is 282-6737 or (877) 585-9360, Ext. 2000. The chef’s line of salad dressings, soups and more are showcased and sold at BlissEats.com