Grilled fresh seafood, one of the many possibilities at several Murrells Inlet restaurants.

Must-Try Murrells Inlet Restaurants near Inlet Sports Lodge

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One way to ensure you’re doing your Grand Strand vacation right is making it a point to try several of the Murrells Inlet restaurants. One cornerstone of any proper getaway is exploring a new place to try something different. Most—if not all—seasoned travelers will tell you the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture is to sample some authentic cuisines. From hidden gems to regional staples, there are several excellent Murrells Inlet restaurants to choose from. Seeking out your favorite entree at an untested establishment is considered a merit badge for many vacationers, and you should have no trouble earning yours in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina! Since several eateries are still deciding how to handle indoor dining, you may find yourself wondering where to find the best options. Thankfully, the Inlet Sports Lodge’s concierge service has put together a handy guide to help you wade through your options. Enjoy!

3 Excellent Murrells Inlet Restaurants

Despite our seemingly rural demeanor, there is a broad range of restaurants in Murrells Inlet that offer a variety of culinary options. Fear not, foodies! We’re confident that you’ll find navigating the cuisine scene in our stretch of the Grand Strand to be a deliciously easy endeavor. But still, to assist with the decision-making process, here are a few of our favorites. 

Best Italian Restaurant: Costa Coastal Kitchen and Bar

Maybe South Carolina isn’t the first place you think about gourmet Italian food, but then again, perhaps you’ve never been to Costa? From the second you step foot in this renowned Murrells Inlet restaurant, you will be captivated by the romantic atmosphere and a bevy of tantalizing aromas. Whether you want a full course meal or a few libations accompanied by appetizers on the terrace, Costa Coastal Kitchen and Bar is the place to be for unrivaled Italian cuisine on the Grand Strand.

Best Breakfast: Dead Dog Saloon

We know—the name might not sound too appetizing—especially after a late-night. Still, Dead Dog Saloon is one of the most recognizable Grand Strand staples and features a delicious and impressive breakfast menu. Located on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, Dead Dog has been open since 2002 and has been a feature on the Travel Channel and Southern Living Magazine. Although they’ve received much acclaim for their breakfast, they also have excellent lunch and dinner offerings. Now that’s something to wag your tail over!

Best Casual Dining Experience: Graham’s Landing

The motto over at Graham’s Landing is, “Comfort with cuisine equals contentment.” As the “3 Cs” suggest, the folks at Graham’s pride themselves on providing delectable cuisine in a relaxing setting. Using fresh, local ingredients that incorporate the Lowcountry’s unique culinary style, their wholesome meals offer an eclectic foray into Grand Strand dining. From po’boys to prime rib, Graham’s Landing has it going on!

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Now that you have a better idea of what the Murrells Inlet restaurants can bring to the table, you should have far less trouble deciding! And if none of the restaurants we shared caught your attention, then we implore you to check out the list at the bottom of our dining page. With access to several local attractions and landmarks and an excellent venue for any event, Inlet Sports Lodge offers much more than just a place to stay in Murrells Inlet. For more information or to book your stay, please contact us online or call 877-585-9360.