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Regular visitors to the Myrtle Beach area know that the Grand Strand is a prime destination for fresh-caught seafood — which should come as no big surprise considering that 60 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline can be found practically in our backyard. (On a side note, with 1,700-plus restaurants serving up their signature eats on the Grand Strand, a world of creative culinary creations beyond seafood can easily be corralled here, too.) Further, one of the best places on the Grand Strand to get your seafood fix is the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk — where a collection of eight local-favorite restaurants, all serving fresh seafood, can be found along a half-mile wooden boardwalk overlooking a natural saltwater estuary.
If you’re looking to get a guided tour of the MarshWalk’s best culinary offerings, a new, Murrells Inlet-based business may be just the ticket for you and your vacation crew. Called Carolina Food Tours, the tour company is putting its focus on sharing the southern Grand Strand’s phenomenal food offerings, highlighting the area’s rich history and fostering connections between people over memorable meals — and one of its tours puts the spotlight on the MarshWalk.
Departing at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, the MarshWalk Afternoon Food Tour at Carolina Food Tours treats you and your crew to lots of fresh local seafood, plus two alcoholic beverages of your choice — all priced at $75 per person. The tour lasts 2.5 hours, and the restaurant possibilities include:
Bovine’s — a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, aged beef and gourmet pizzas, all cooked in a wood-fired brick oven
The Claw House — a New England-style lobster house and raw bar with a Southern twist
Creek Ratz — a casual eatery with a focus on fresh seafood and American favorites like sandwiches, burgers and pizza
Captain Dave’s Dockside — a family-owned dinner restaurant whose specialties include fresh-caught seafood and aged beef; the adjacent (and more casual) Bubba’s Love Shak shares the restaurant’s kitchen and serves the lunch crowd
Dead Dog Saloon — a regular host of live music, this casual restaurant serves fresh seafood and American fare such as sandwiches and barbecue
Drunken Jack’s — known for live music and fresh seafood, this restaurant also features chicken, steak and pasta dishes
Wahoo’s Fish House — a “Taste of the Tidelands” Award-winning restaurant with a focus on fresh catches, sushi and aged steaks
Wicked Tuna — a waterfront grill that specializes in fresh seafood, grilled steaks and sushi
If you take your Grand Strand food exploration seriously, check out the Carolina Food Tours website at carolinafoodtours.com. And, after sampling some of the Grand Strand’s best culinary offerings, head back to North Beach Plantation to enjoy your comfortable accommodations and the resort’s luxurious amenities while resting up for another day of excitement and exploration. Book your Myrtle Beach area getaway today, and start making plans to reel in all of the best that the Grand Strand has to offer.