Headed to Murrells Inlet? Here’s What to Eat, Drink, and Do!

Murrells Inlet is often a stop in people’s Myrtle Beach getaways.


It actually deserves its own billing. With the Intracoastal Waterway and Marsh Walk, Murrells Inlet is like no place on earth. There’s plenty of wildlife — and wild life — to see.


Here’s your guide to one of the Grand Strand’s most scenic and terrific areas.

Favorite Restaurants

Dinner with a view? This is the place.

Dead Dog Saloon

They call Murrells Inlet a “quiet little drinking village with a fishing problem.” Dead Dog Saloon is a major factor in that! It’s a great drop-in for a delicious meal and incredible scenery. Try the Inlet Egg Rolls, Woof Woof Wings, Shrimp Basket, and more.

Drunken Jack's

If a quest for the best experiences on the Grand Strand is on your list, visit this place with a panoramic view. You’ll also find great service and delicious food. The Fresh Catch of the Day and Steak Neptune are sure to please.

The Claw House

It’s a laid-back yet cheerful lobster house and raw bar. They have craft beer on tap, a huge deck, and gorgeous views. Try the Clam Casino Dip, House Oysters, and Lobster & Crab Lettuce Wraps.

Shrimp Tacos on a plate

Favorite Watering Holes

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Especially on the Inlet!


You’ll have a blast at happy hour, right through to dinner, if you choose. Bovines’ menu has food to make everyone smile, from carnivores to picky eaters. Order a craft cocktail or a glass of Lamarca Prosecco to go with Fried Loaded Mac & Cheese Bites.

Wicked Tuna

Get to the bar for happy hour and you’ll find friendly folks, stellar service, and a cool atmosphere. Happy hour specials are rocking, and sushi lovers will appreciate the quality selection. Order an Inlet Ice Tea and Mozzarella Sticks so good you won’t want to share.

Favorite Shops

You can’t go home empty-handed, now, can you?

Inlet Queens

It’s a go-to, must-see shop for many people every time they visit, with a great selection of items. Find cute ideas for home decor and an amicable staff ready to help. They have a vast and amazing variety of artists’ handmade work on display that you will love.

Lazy Gator Gifts

For art, coastal decor, garden adornments, nautical collectibles, and more, it’s Lazy Gator. It’s a nice gift shop with lots of kitchenware and Murrells Inlet T-shirts, too. You’ll find plenty of local-specific, unique gift items at fair prices.

Girl carrying shopping bags

Favorite Attractions

The fun doesn’t end here!

Brookgreen Gardens

This sculpture garden and wildlife preserve are on a 9,100-acre property. It’s a treasure, a beautiful place with astounding works of art and lovely flowers. The on-site Lowcountry Zoo houses native animals bred or raised in captivity, or injured to a degree they couldn’t make it on their own.

East Coast BrewBoat

Add friends and BYOB, and you’re set to power around the Inlet in a fun new way. Get out and celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or simply the gift of getting out on the water. You can also chill out and let the motor scoot you around on your tour while listening to your favorite tunes.

Horse Statue at Brookgreen Gardens

Stay at Paradise Resort!

It’s a nice place to stay on the Grand Strand, with great pools and unbelievable ocean views. Enjoy delicious breakfast and plenty of on-site amenities. Check out our current sale, and choose dates for your Myrtle Beach getaway today!