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

Restaurant Review: Goat Island Grill

If you are traveling the South Carolina coast; visit the Goat Island Grill, you will be delicoiusly surprised. The Goat Island Grill is located on the waterfront, overlooking the Georgetown Harbor and anchorage offering indoor and outdoor patio dining. The menu offers Fine Low Country cuisine. Seafood is the specialty, with steaks and pasta rounding out the menu. The Goat Island Grill offers many fine wines and Chef offers parings with entrees

Nothing beats the waterfront deck for a relaxing meal at lunch, dinner or just to watch the sunset over the harbor as the boats slowly pass.  They also offer a warm and comfortable inside dining room where locals love to come have a great meal with impeccable service, and not have to stretch their wallets.  Goat Island Grill offers a full service bar for those who want to enjoy a drink while soaking in the atmosphere.  The pride of their bar is the wine list.

The Best Sunday Brunch on the Grand Strand

Sushi available Friday and Saturday Evenings

Great Daily Drink Specials

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Goat Island Grill 719 Front Street Georgetown, South Carolina (843) 527-3500

UPDATE: 1/31/2010 – THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Details HERE

Dead Dog Saloon Murrells Inlet

While Murrells Inlet, SC may no longer be the best-kept secret of the Grand Strand, families, couples, singles, happy-hour patrons, and late-night partiers are still discovering the big dog in town, The Dead Dog Saloon – Murrells Inlet’s “sassy” restaurant and live music one-stop.

Opened in 2002 on The Marshwalk (featured on the Travel Channel and Southern Living magazine), the Dead Dog Saloon (remodeled Jan 2010) is a full-service family-friendly restaurant during lunch and dinner hours, and with two bars, plenty of large-screen HD TVs, and the finest live music in the Carolinas, The Dead Dog Saloon turns into a happy-hour hangout and an after-dinner party spot for dancing.

With a huge indoor/outdoor deck on the waterfront offering spectacular Inlet views and plenty of smoke-free indoor dining, this restaurant pleases a wide variety of customers, day and night. Sitting at the waterfront bar, the cool breezes off Murrells Inlet calm the spirit as you directly face one of the finest low country views in all of South Carolina.   Iconic Live Oak trees, known throughout the deep South, dot the property including the Dead Dog favorite – a tree with sprawling branches that grows through the middle of the deck and supports the Dead Dog’s famous hammock.

While the décor and setting are one-of-a-kind, it’s the food that brings so many to this celebrated restaurant. Lunchtime patrons enjoy homemade soups, hand-formed burgers, sandwiches and, according to one reviewer, “salads served in bowls big enough to fit inside a ’69 Cadillac steering wheel.” – doggie bags are encouraged.  Another reviewer compared dining on the outdoor deck as “akin to floating on a yacht in the Mediterranean” – no Dramamine required.

Dinner starts early on the Inlet and the Dead Dog Saloon is there, whenever you’re hungry.  A perennial winner of numerous honors including “The Best of The Beach,” awarded by The Sun News, discriminating diners enjoy the food, but also come to watch the boats, seabirds and the passersby on The Marshwalk, a half-mile wooden boardwalk and pier that connects the seven restaurants of the Marshwalk District.  At the Dead Dog you’ll find steaks, ribs, and seafood (like blackened salmon, grouper francaise, and pan-seared scallops).  Daily chef’s creations entice those looking for that “something special,” but plenty of sandwiches, chicken dishes, burgers, and of course, hot dogs (and a kids’ menu), round out the extensive offerings. Boo Boo’s Tenderbites (sliced tenderloin served on garlic toast with Parmesan mayo and Asiago cheese), may be the finest appetizer (or meal) known to mankind (or dogkind).

Murrells Inlet, “a quiet little drinking village with a fishing problem” is the perfect home for The Dead Dog Saloon and its tongue-in-cheek homage to its mythical canine mascot, Dudley.  This seafood-and-entertainment-Mecca sits just 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach on the tidal marshes and creeks that have beckoned seafood lovers for centuries.  While not the oldest dog in the pack, The Dead Dog Saloon quickly became the standard for all that a Murrells Inlet restaurant and nightspot could and should be.

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Dead Dog Saloon 4079 Hwy 17 Business  Murrells Inlet, SC 29576   843-651-0664

Kitchen open 11am-11pm
Bar open til 1am

NOTE:  The Dead Dog experienced a fire on 2/22/12 that will temporary close this great hang out. Details HERE

Photo from the Sun News Myrtle Beach

First Annual Cancer Research Charity Event @ Spuds

Join us September 18th, 2010
Spuds Waterfront Restaurant
4123 Hwy 17
Murrells Inlet, SC

The all day Festival begins at 11 am with the blessing of the event.

* Murrells Inlet /Garden City Fire Department will be there with their Fire Truck

*Live entertainment throughout the day by : Charlie Floyd and many others.

*Raffles, Door Prizes & Auctions etc..

*Silent Auction featuring desirable pieces of artwork , fishing charters, personal chefs , trips ,etc. and door prizes for which they need not be present to claim, from passes to many local massages, Mini Golf, etc.

*Dunk Tank – dunk your favorite or not so favorite TV and Radio Personalities!! All for the love of the cause!!

*Vendors : Shades of a Different Color – Scentsy (flameless candles)- Premium Designs High fashion Jewelry plus more

*The children can enjoy their own portion of the festivities by playing games, cake walks, making crafts, etc. and have quality time walking the beautiful marshwalk with their families.

*Kids Don’t forget to remind your parents to bring a new bandanna to be given to our local cancer centers.

*Bring a New Bandanna to be traded in for tickets for a game or a bottled water .

11th Annual Rip-Lippin’ Chilympics

On October 17, head over to Spuds on the Waterfront in Murrells Inlet for the 11th Annual Rip-Lippin’ Chilympics.
The event has earned its reputation as a “must do.” Sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation, local chili chefs cook up a variety of delectable chili dishes. New South Brewing Company will serve up their brews of the season. Live music all day from local favorites and kids’ activities, including the Little Miss Chili Pepper contest, will provide fun for all. For more info. contact Bruxanne 843-333-2034 or visit www.surfridergrandstrand.org, the Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation.

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