Just a few minutes up the road from Pawleys Island, is the seafood capital of South Carolina, Murrells Inlet. When I moved here 12 years ago, I wasn't a big fan of fish, but since the relocation, I have found myself craving to go to every restaurant on the Marsh Walk and throughout ‘the inlet'. The Marsh Walk is a boardwalk that runs along Murrells Inlet's waterfront restaurant district providing gorgeous views and a wonderful setting for lunch or dinner. The locals joking refer to the inlet as "a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem." If you want to experience more of Murrells Inlet, you can take a deep-sea fishing tour, pick oysters and putt-around the inlet like the locals.
Being an Italian, I am very fussy about the preparation of my food, but I have been swayed by the local chefs who respect the delicate nature of the grouper and shrimp I have come to love. There are plenty of restaurants along the Grand Strand that feature what is known as Calabash style (battered & fried) seafood, which is tasty, but if you desire lighter fare or something a little different, Murrells Inlet is the place to go. Whether you prefer Surf N' Turf, jambalaya, sushi or fish tacos, there is something to suite every palate. Take a few days off and come join me for a stroll down the Marsh Walk and dinner at any of the exceptional restaurants that provide superior quality & freshness.