The Best Restaurants In Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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Lily Cichanowicz

Murrells Inlet is a picturesque town in coastal South Carolina. Along with great views, Murrells Inlet holds the promise of fresh seafood along with many other culinary delights. Here are the 10 restaurants you need to visit while in Murrells Inlet.

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Inlet Crab House & Raw Bar

You can’t miss Inlet Crab House & Raw Bar because it’s painted bright pink, blue, and yellow. Plus, it exudes the mellowest of vibes. The interior manages to pull off a balance between rustic and festive with its fishing gear décor, string lights, wooden tables, chairs and wall finish. Inlet Crab House & Raw Bar serves up southern favorites like peel and eat shrimp, fried grouper, grits, hush puppies, and conch fritters.

Poppy’s Burgers and Subs

Poppy’s is in a league of its own as far as burger places go in this area. Poppy’s chicken burgers are made to succulent juicy perfection, and the beef burgers are piled with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion. Additionally, Poppy’s has a thing for experimental deep-frying. If nothing else, it’s imperative that you give the fried Oreos with vanilla ice cream a try.

Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine

When you find yourself looking for a break from the burgers and the seafood for which this area’s dining scene is known, come to Blue Elephant for some light and tasty Thai food. Everything is freshly prepared to order, making it worth the relaxed pace of the meal. Wash everything down with a Thailand’s signature Singha beer or a Thai iced tea.

Graham’s Landing

Graham’s Landing is a great place for lunch. It offers seafood, steaks, and pasta alongside a perfect view of the sunset cast over the surrounding inlet in the evening. The fried green tomato BLT is a twist on a southern classic, the shrimp and grits is hands down a crowd favorite, and the prime rib is smoked on site. In fact, you can expect everything at Graham’s Landing to be made from scratch.

Hot Fish Club

Murrells Inlet is such a mecca for seafood on the southern coast of the US that we urge you to try Hot Fish Club. The Hot Fish Club was founded all the way back in the 1792, making it the oldest restaurant establishment in Murrells Inlet. The lobster potpie will blow the top off anything you thought you knew about potpies. Or try the famous steam pot filled with clams, shrimp, oysters and corn on the cob.

K-Rae’s Waterway Bar & Grille

K-Rae’s Waterway Bar & Grille offers a wide variety of fare including certified Angus beef, tuna tacos, and shrimp salad. What these menu items have in common is that all of them go great with one of K-Rae’s many drink selections. The cocktails are served in mason jars with little umbrellas, and they have their very own DIY Bloody Mary bar.

Dead Dog Saloon

Dead Dog Saloon is your go-to stop for a hearty breakfast. Choose a sunny spot to enjoy your meal with a mimosa in hand on their outdoor patio overlooking the inlet. It doesn’t stop there: they provide a pretty expansive lunch spread as well. From burgers, to tacos, to fresh grilled fish, you won’t be disappointed.

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