Where to Eat, Shop, and Have Fun in Murrells Inlet

The Marsh Walk at Murrells Inlet is close to Myrtle Beach — but also a world away.

It has its distinctive vibe, with casual, high-quality restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops. You might even begin to make it a regular vacation destination in itself. The beauty and serenity of the Intracoastal Waterway is a wonderful backdrop to all the fun.

Next time you’re in the Grand Strand, check out Murrells Inlet.


When You’re Hungry…

Wicked Tuna

Meet with friends or make new ones over handmade cocktails and fresh seafood and steaks. This place has friendly, knowledgeable staff and such a lively atmosphere. Order a round of drinks and shareables such as Wicked Shrimp and Oysters Rockefeller.


This is the sort of joint both travelers and locals love, and with wood-fired dishes, it’s no wonder why. Besides the nice people and beautiful views, you’ll fall in love once they put hush puppies on your table. Their steaks are out of this world, especially the ribeye and filet mignon.

Drunken Jack's

It’s a crown jewel in the seafood capital of South Carolina, featuring the state’s chef of the year in 2015. The food is amazing, including the most delicious Housemade Crab Cake Sandwich around. The Grouper Royale is Jack’s specialty and is unforgettable.

When You’re Thirsty…

The Clawhouse

Craft beer on tap, patio seating, and incredible views — what more do you need? Join them for happy hour, and be sure to try the oysters. Take your pick from 72 draft beers on tap (we recommend Brand New Day Acai Bowl, a Crooked Hammock brew.)

Creek Ratz

You’ll love the rustic, nautical theme, with lots of room inside and out to enjoy a drink. You’ll have a blast at the Marsh Walk’s coolest hangout. Order a beer, enjoy live music, and share Fried Dill Pickle Chips and Pimento Cheese dip with the whole table. There’s plenty.

When You’re Itching To Shop…

Lazy Gator Gifts

It’s an awesome shop with items to bring to loved ones at home from your trip. You’ll find art, coastal gifts, garden adornments, kitchenware, nautical collectibles, and more. It’s a hidden gem with an owner who appreciates his visitors.

When You’re Ready For Fun …

Huntington Beach State Park

You could see alligators and sea turtles, and find exceptional bird-watching opportunities. This beach and wetlands park is a nature enthusiast’s dream, with plenty of great photo ops. It has sea-breeze camping and Atalaya, a picturesque and historical landmark home to visit.

East Coast BrewBoat

Have some great fun on the inlet with friends and families, for special occasions or no occasion at all. Take an hour-long ride, peddling as a group, or sitting back and enjoying a motorized ride. It’s BYOB and can carry as many as 15 passengers on a memorable trip on the water.

Couple at Atalaya Castle

Stay at Compass Cove Resort!

Compass Cove is an exceptional value, with close beach access and lots of on-site water features. It’s a great place to stay that you’re sure to love (the awesome breakfast buffet will win you over!) Have a look at specials at Compass Cove, then book your stay today.