Tastes Like Travel arrived at the Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet on a Sunday afternoon. There was a lot happening as next door was a fish taco competition, hula dancing and lots of beer drinking. but not necessarily all three at the same time. We mingled with the friendly locals and then headed to the Dead Dog for some food and a Martini….or two. As we walked in the door there were hundreds of pictures of man’s best friends on the wall with dates on them. It took a while to figure out, but this was a tribute to people’s dogs that have gone on to the big bone-yard in the sky. This is the theme of the Dead Dog Saloon.
So we were seated outside along the board walk facing the marsh. Since the festivities were still going on next door there were plenty of people to watch as we drank our martinis and perused the menu. There is a variety of seafood and traditional bar dishes. The trophy wife was not particularly hungry so we decided to choose a few appetizers. We started with a dozen oysters on the half shell and they were fresh and good. They were not local oysters but came from the gulf coast region. They were tasty though.
The trophy wife pointed out the She Crab Soup. I have never had she crab soup but she said it is awesome. We ordered some and by
damn she was right. The soup did not have chunks of crab but it did have a good amount in it. The soup was creamy with a hint of sherry and was delicious. I tried some she crab soup at another restaurant later in the week and the Dead Dog Saloon was by far the best. If you go there you must try this soup. The martinis were pretty good too. The more we had the better they were.
The place was full of locals and vacationers, the atmosphere was pleasant and warm, and the prices were reasonable. The service was low-key and the staff was friendly. The Dead Dog Saloon has live music most nights and is right on the main road. If you are ever in Murrells Inlet in South Carolina try the Dead Dog Saloon, and don’t forget to bring a picture of your deceased best friend. He will be in good company there.