Next time you make it to Myrtle Beach, make time to visit the Marsh Walk.
The Marsh Walk, a beautiful stretch of waterfront boardwalk, is in Murrells Inlet. Right along an estuary, the Marsh Walk has a coastal vibe all its own. There’s a waterfront dining spot for everyone on this half-mile slice of paradise.
If you like cold drinks, good times, and great music, the Marsh Walk is sure to become a Grand Strand favorite.
It’s in a historic fishing district famous for scenery and infamous for a former regular. Blackbeard the pirate once frequented this place. When you have a look around, you understand why.
Sunsets can steal the show on the Marsh Walk, amid the tall marsh grasses and warm salt-air breeze. See herons, pelicans, and more in the pluff mud in search of dinner. You don’t have to look far for your own fresh seafood by award-winning chefs. This place will fill your senses and restore your soul in the process.
Whether the mood is for burgers or top-grade steaks, the Marsh Walk has something for you.
TOP PICK: Wahoo’s Fish House
There’s lots of room for fun in this two-story fish house. Wahoo’s Fish House is Marsh Walk casual, with seafood, sushi, and a setting that’ll put you at ease. We recommend Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Shrimp, and Bourbon BBQ Mahi. Beyond amazing.
ALSO TRY: Dead Dog Saloon
It’s full-service and family-friendly, a favorite Marsh Walk destination for every meal. It’s a friendly atmosphere where you might end up for two meals in one day. Hit happy hour and try the Raging Angels, a skewer of marinated scallops and Cajun shrimp, at Dead Dog Saloon.
There’s always a tune in the air, and the Marsh Walk is a perfect place to take them in.
TOP PICK: The Wicked Tuna
Talk a walk to The Wicked Tuna for great live music all through March. Acts include BJ Craven, Josh McCaa, Charles Freeman, and more. They serve some wicked sushi here, too, so you’re going to love it.
ALSO TRY: The Claw House
Live music and lobster are a winning combination at The Claw House, at the Inlet Beer Garden. Add Crab Cake Poppers and Oysters on the Half Shell for a great time.
Happy Hour Specials
It’s the most anticipated time of the day! Here’s where to spend it on the Marsh Walk.
BEST BET: Bovine’s
Most happy hours are famous for drink specials, but at Bovine’s, it’s tough to ignore the food menu. Along with Traditional Wings, there are Loaded Mac & Cheese Bites and Truffle Potato Wedges. Totchoes are a unique and delicious choice: Tater tots, cheese sauce bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno, and sour cream.
ALSO TRY: Wahoo’s Fish House
Along with fabulous drink specials, Wahoo’s also packs a good punch for good food for happy hour. Bacon Cheese Fries are classic, with bleu cheese or ranch. Shrimp Quesadilla and Grouper Bites are delicious seafood options, too.
Best Cocktails and Beer
Something about that Marsh Walk sunset makes you thirsty. You’re in the right place for awesome drinks and cold brew.
BEST BET: The Claw House
The Inlet Beer Garden is the place to be if you’re thirsty, with more than 90 craft beers on tap. Selection varies, and currently includes Guinness Draught, Sycamore Sticky Crystals, and more. They also serve cocktails and wine at The Claw House.
ALSO TRY: Drunken Jack’s
Jack keeps eight craft beers on tap, and the lower-level lounge is a great spot to relax and enjoy. That’s where you’ll hear live music throughout the week, too. Their skilled bar staff can serve up your favorites in Drunken Jack’s style.
Ready for the Marsh Walk Challenge?
Seven superb restaurants. Not a ton of steps between them. Here’s a quick guide for how to hit them all, when choosing one proves too taxing a task.
- START: Bovine’s
- Wahoo Fish House
- Drunken Jack’s
- Creek Ratz
- Dead Dog Saloon
- Claw House
- END: Wicked Tuna
Stay at Bay View Resort in Myrtle Beach
Some resorts on the Grand Strand are the type families visit again and again. Bay View Resort is such a place. Come for a weekend or stay for a month. Bay View is close to the fun of Myrtle Beach, but far enough away to be an escape.