The combination of fresh seafood and lowcountry cuisine has earned Murrells Inlet the title as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, along with it's historical background as a fishing village. Area restaurant owners and chefs are known for buying their fare right off the fishing boats. Local specialties include renowned She-Crab soup, hush puppies, shrimp and grits and oysters. The Inlet Sports Lodge is also proud to announce it's newest addition - the opening of COSTA Coastal Kitchen and Bar located on property, serving fine, fresh Italian and Seafood fare. Menus are provided below, and may be clicked to enlarge and view. Scroll down to view a selection of pictures and descriptions of just a handful of our other area dining recommendations.
COSTA Coastal Kitchen & Bar Menues - Lunch & Dinner. Click to Enlarge.
Murrells Inlet Food Tours
For a great value and a chance to have a sampling of a few restaurants along the Marshwalk and taste some of the best of what is offered, be sure to check-out Carolina Food & Walking Tours!
Marshwalk & Murrells Inlet Area Restaurants
Our on-site restaurant C?STA offers a selection of Fine, Fresh Italian and Seafood fare. They are open for dinner through 10pm, as well available to offer room service. Enjoy a cocktail outside by the fireplace overlooking the pool and shaded oaks of the Inlet Sports Lodge or sit at the bar and choose from the area's widest assortment of fine international wines and specialty drinks. Enjoy ambient and intimate dining with menu options ranging from chicken and veal in all your classic stylings to bone in ribeye or prime filet and shrimp and scallops in scampi marinara or fra diavalo, just to name a few! Call for reservations 843.299.1970.Link To Website
Dead Dog Saloon features a variety of items from Seafood, to burgers and plenty of options for kids. Enjoy their large covered patio which features live entertainment almost nightly as well as a large indoor open seating area, or sit on their outdoor deck and enjoy the view and breezes of the Inlet & Marina.Link To Website
Drunken Jack’s offers fresh seafood right off the boat prepared to perfection- grilled, blackened, sautéed, or southern fried. They also feature steaks, prime rib and chicken, and are famous Hush Puppies with Honey Butter! Enjoy waterfront deck seating as well.Link To Website
Creek Ratz offers a view of the Inlet, a full raw bar, fresh seafood, sandwhiches, salads, appetizers, pizza, children’s menu and kids area, daily happy hour, live entertainment, and TVs for watching sporting events.Link To Website
Nance’s are known for their year round local oysters (in season) and a variety of seafood, fish, chicken, and steaks in a comfortable atmosphere with stunning inlet views.Link To Website
This award winning eatery is situated along the Wahoo’s Marina, offering choice wood-fired steaks, fresh local seafood, wood oven pizzas and an extraordinary selection of unique dishes and a fresh salad bar.Link To Website
A true home-cooked Southern Buffet. Prosser’s is a unique signature of a Southern Barbeque Restaurant. Fried chicken, collard greens, peach cobbler, pulled pork are all menu items that guests enjoy.Link To Website
For steak and seafood on waterfront dining, be sure to try the Hot Fish Club. The original “Hot and Hot Fish Club” was probably the first dining establishment in Murrells Inlet. The traditions established by the club are still alive within sight of the original clubhouse. The separate gazebo hosts frequent live bands playing reggae and other covers that bring in a fun crowd for nightlife entertainment, and dancing.Link To Website
Russell’s Is located on the Southern-most portion of the Murrells Inlet and features fresh seafood cuisine ranging from oyster stew, crab cakes, deviled crab baskets, scallop, shrimp or oyster platters, flounder and more. Also, enjoy steaks, daily specials, and a full bar, except frozen drinks.Link To Website
Recently awarded by Southern Living Magazine, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen has been a local favorite, family owned restaurant since 1948. Many of the recipes used such as Shrimp Salad and Creole, Tartar and Cocktail Sauces, Corndodgers and famous onion rings have been handed down through several generations.Link To Website
Adjacent to the Divine Fish House, Wahoo’s features an open-air tiki bar with beautiful waterfalls and is known for its frozen liberations, ice-cold beer and lively nightlife. Feast on fresh seafood creative appetizers, as well as other delicious items featured on the award winning Divine Fish House menu.Link To Website
The Inlet Crab House is locally owned and operated by the Mayes family, established in 1992. They offer a taste of the Islands of the Inlet, and are a local’s favorite with great prices for a variety of your favorite seafood platters including shrimp & grits, blue crab, soft shell crab, sea scallops, clams, oysters, scallops, grouper and more.Link To Website
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 décor will give you a feel of 1940’s Havana or South FloridaLink To Website
With superb waterfront views of Murrells Inlet, this Taste of the Tidelands award winning restaurant features the freshest seafood aged steaks, nightly chef specials, and a sushi bar.Link To Website
Us and three other couples booked this hotel off of the internet without knowing anything about it. What a home run!! This hotel was perfect for us. The rooms are spacious, the pool was perfect and Aaron at the front desk was fabulous. We arrived on a Saturday night after a 15 hour drive from CT and within an hour we all agreed that we wanted to stay another night rather than go on to Myrtle Beach. Aaron was able to book us an extra night and remain in our rooms so we didn't have to move to another room. He gave us suggestions, was pleasant and made our stay perfect. We swam every night and sat up in the widow's walk with cocktails at night just enjoying the view and the breeze. Good location, not too far from Marsh Walk and close to other towns for shopping and site seeing. Great choice for all of us. I hope to have an occasion to go down that way again because this hotel was certainly worth the trip! Thanks Aaron for everything! :)"
We were in Murrell's Inlet for a business conference and stayed at the Lodge upon a recommendation. We were very impressed with the entire facility and friendly staff. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a mini kitchen and full size refrigerator. A continental breakfast was served every morning. Even though we were not there to hunt or fish we noted they had storage facilities available for your gear and an area available to clean your fish and store in a walk in freezer. The Bliss Restaurant and Lounge located right next door served excellent local seafood. We shall be staying here once again when we return in November.r.”"
This is a hidden jewel in Murrell's Inlet. We have traveled throughout the U.S. and this is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed in. The mahogany engraved doors are just the beginning of a great suite. I would have loved this room as a studio apartment when I lived in Chicago. The staff was also amazing. Aaron and Randy were incredibly professional and courteous! Made us feel like family. I will definitely stay here again when I return. Plus it is so near so many bars and restaurants."
This hotel was selected by the bride and groom for all of their family and friends to stay. A fantastic selection! Spacious rooms, comfortable beds, great service, nice complimentary breakfast. The location is perfectly set on the main drag in Murrells Inlet, you can walk and/or drive to many restaurants, bars, gift shops, etc. We really enjoyed our stay."
My wife and I love this place! This is our place to stay now when we are in the area visiting family. Friendly staff and love the studio rooms with full kitchen, couch and dining table for 2. Luxurious showers and well done bathrooms. The rates are great for a boutique hotel experience. For the ladies, there is a Day Spa around the corner. Great place for fisherman and outdoor gear lockers for your gear. Free continental breakfast and the coffee is very good!"