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The best countertops make a statement in your home that other features cannot. You've worked hard to incorporate unique designs and flavors throughout your home, so why should your countertops be any different?

At Real Deal Countertops, we aspire to combine the beauty and durability of natural stone with unrivaled, personalized attention to all customers. With the highest quality materials and the most helpful customer service, we give our clients the opportunity to make informed decisions that they feel good about for years. Our story in the countertop fabrication and manufacturing industry began more than 19 years ago, when Rafael Quedevez started out as a sales representative in Massachusetts. Working his way up through the ranks, Rafael soon made his way to South Carolina to open and manage his own companies. In 2013, we created real Deal Countertops. Since that time, we are proud to have served more than 5,000 customers in South Carolina and beyond.

Our leadership team combines more than 40 years of experience in the home remodeling service industry. Always striving to create a better product for our customers, we use the latest in robotics technologies and the sharpest minds in the business to craft countertops of unparalleled quality. Unlike other countertop companies in Murrels Inlet, SC, we only source the finest stone slabs in the world.

At Real Deal Countertops, we offer a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, including:

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Quartzite

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Caesarstone

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Silestone

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Marble

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Sensa

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Pollar White

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Quartz

We are committed to ensuring that granite, marble, and other unique, exotic stones are attainable to all who desire them. If you're in search of a trustworthy counter company with a team of knowledgeable, helpful experts, you have come to the right place!

Most Popular Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

Choosing the best countertops for your kitchen is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be a hard one. One of the best ways to narrow down your search is to find out what kind of countertop material you'd like to use. While it's true that material and style trends change over time, there are several counters that have always been top sellers.

Some of the most popular countertops we sell include:

Marble Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

There's no way around it - marble adds jaw-dropping beauty to just about any room and is known for its good looks. It is a dense stone that comes in many different hues like greens, browns, pinks, greys, whites, and more. While marble countertops often have otherworldly beauty, they can be susceptible to stains and cracks. Marble is also considered one of the most expensive counters to choose from, though the truth is marble comes in a wide range of qualities and prices.

  • Pros: Stunning beauty, plenty of beautiful choices.
  • Cons: Not always used in kitchens due to chance of staining.
  • Popular Colors: Portinari, Shadow Storm, Super White, Lumen, Calacatta Linconni, Nobulato Honned, Shadow, Grey Imperiale Honed.
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Granite Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

When it comes to popularity, granite countertops take the cake. Granite countertops usually contain a blend of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals. Granite can add an edge of elegance and even a country-chic feel to your kitchen, making it a well-rounded stone. Granite is durable and scratch-resistant, though it can require sealing and DIY chip repair.

  • Pros: Luxurious, rich look featuring natural stone that is durable, heat resistant, and scratch-resistant.
  • Cons: Hard material that may require DIY chip repair and sealing.
  • Popular Colors: Blue Jeans, Creama Pearl, Alure, Galaxy White, Luna Pear, Steel Grey, Ubatuba, Oro Brazil.

Quartz Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

Quartz is a manufactured material that represents one of our favorite four-letter words: easy! If you're looking to add a high-end feel to your kitchen or bathroom, quartz is an excellent material to consider. Like granite, quartz countertops can add a decadent vibe to any room. Unlike granite, you may not have to seal quartz quite as often (if ever).

  • Pros: Quartz countertops come in plenty of colors to choose from and are easy to clean. They are also strong, scratch-resistant, and don't require sealing.
  • Cons: Quartz is not as heat resistant as other materials like granite counters. Sharp corners tend to crack, but that can be remedied with rounded corners.
  • Popular Colors: Noble Grey, Raw Concrete, Frosty Carrina, Shitake, Pebble, Pietra Grey, Sierra Madre, Arctic.
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Silestone Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

A manufactured material made from quartz crystals, Silestone countertops are equal parts gorgeous and practical. Known for being a durable, non-porous choice, Silestone is resistant to stains, scratches, and even some forms of bacteria. Homeowners who choose Silestone do so because they can get a high-end look without having to worry too much about maintenance. Silestone counters look great in many different homes, from contemporary abodes with modern accents to vintage-looking kitchens.

  • Pros: Silestone countertops are non-porous, meaning germs and bacteria can't lodge themselves inside this material. This makes Silestone counters great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. This material also comes in a wide variety of colors and resists scratches and chips. Overall, Silestone is an excellent choice if you want to make a solid long-term investment without much upkeep.
  • Cons: While Silestone is great if you're looking for a low-maintenance counter option, it can be sensitive to harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia. Silestone is also not recommended for outdoor use since the resins used to make the material do not do well with UV light.
  • Popular Colors: Daria, Gray Expo, Lagoon, Calacatta Gold, Arctic, Blanco City, Gris Expo, Desert Silver

Quartzite Countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC

Not to be confused with quartz countertops, which are manmade, quartzite is a naturally occurring stone that is quarried much in the same way that granite is. If you're a fan of marble counters, quartzite mimics its looks without as much upkeep. Like granite, it is a very durable choice and adds an upscale feeling to almost any room you choose.

  • Pros: Since it doesn't require any special cleaners, quartzite looks great without much maintenance. When it gets dirty, soap and water should be all you need to clean. Quartzite is also a great long-term option since it doesn't wear down quickly at all.
  • Cons: Heat is required to form quartzite. However, you should avoid putting hot pots and pans on your quartzite countertops. Because quartzite comes in many different varieties, some forms of quartzite need to be sealed more often than others.
  • Popular Colors: Maya, Fusion, Locomotion, Callacata, Airy Concrete, Cocada White
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Which Countertop is Right for You?

If you're just beginning your search for new countertops, it can be a little overwhelming trying to whittle down your options. We've got good news - with over 19 years in the industry, our team of experts has learned a thing or two about countertops. When you come to the Real Deal Countertops showroom, one of our goals is to educate you about our products and your countertop options, so you can make an educated purchasing decision.

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How Will You Use Your Countertops in Murrels Inlet?

The first and perhaps most crucial part of your countertop choice should stem from how you and your family use your countertops. For example, if you have kids, your counters will probably see a lot of activity. Between standard eating times and "in-between" meals that teens are known for, your counters might double as food prep stations. As such, you might need a countertop material that is resistant to most food and beverage stains. If you own a rental property that sees a lot of foot traffic from strangers, you might want to consider an economical material that is also durable.

  • Do you cook a lot?
  • Do you host a lot of parties?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
Once you figure out exactly how you'll be using your countertops, you can begin to narrow down your choices.
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How Much Upkeep Is Too Much?

Be realistic and honest with yourself about this question. Before you fall in love with how a countertop material looks, be sure you understand how much upkeep is needed. Some materials require more care, while others don't need much at all.

Keep these points in mind:
  • Materials like quartz only need to be wiped down occasionally.
  • Materials like granite, marble, and limestone will need to be sealed at least once a year.
  • Some materials may be durable but aren't stain resistant.

The bottom line is this: Assess the maintenance demands that come along with the materials you're looking at. Marble countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC are elegant, but if you'e unwilling to keep them looking their best, why bother buying the material?

You should be aware that most countertop materials will require some form of upkeep, even if it' minimal. To help keep your counters in pristine condition, consider these care and precaution tips:

  • Many common foods contain acids that will dull or even damage the surface of stone countertops.Use coasters to protect your counters, especially if you'e drinking something with citrus juices or alcohol.
  • Do not place scalding hot pots or pans directly on your countertops.
  • Use mats or trivets to place under hot dishes.
  • If you spill liquid on your countertops, blot the spill with a paper towel ASAP. Wiping the spill will cause it to spread.
  • Use mild soap and plain water to clean up stains.

Which Colors and Materials Match Your Home's Aesthetics?

For many homeowners, this question is almost always top-of-mind. After all, you want to choose colors and materials that fit well with other features in your home. When selecting your countertop materials, try to choose a tone that contrasts with your other amenities, like your cabinets. Don't go for a perfect match. As an example, black granite is a beautiful contrast to white cabinets.

Consider these questions when choosing your countertop materials:
  • Are there one or two colors that you love more than others?
  • Does your choice go well with the color of your kitchen's walls?
  • Do you want to switch up your kitchen's style or keep it the same?
  • Will you be painting your kitchen a different color in the future?
  • Will you be replacing your appliances soon?
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Real Deal Countertops Pro Tip:

Because your home's accessories and paint job may change with time, your countertops should have a versatile color. That way, you won't have problems matching them with new paint colors or appliances.

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Countertop Remodeling Done Right

At Real Deal Countertops, our #1 priority is your satisfaction. Unlike some countertop companies in Murrels Inlet, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We strive for excellence with every transaction we complete and pledge to faithfully implement innovative techniques to ensure that our products remain affordable. With the help of Real Deal Countertops, remodeling your kitchen and bath will be painless and easy.

The appearance of a kitchen or bath depends on the right countertop selection, proper fabrication, and expert installation. Are you interested in granite countertops in Murrels Inlet, SC? Maybe quartzite is a better choice for your family. Whatever you choose, know that our skilled installers and fabricators will make a template so that all custom pieces fit perfectly in your home.

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Surfside Beach staple Neal and Pam’s set to bring new restaurant to Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WMBF) - After nearly 40 years in Surfside Beach, Neal and Pam’s is bringing their brand south.Owners said the new restaurant, Neal’s Creekhouse, will incorporate many of the things people love about Neal and Pam’s, into a new marshfront restaurant.Neal’s Creekhouse will be located near the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, off of Highway 17 Business, in the old American Steak and Oyster Bar building.“I’m very excited and I wish them luck,” said one woman from Murrel...

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WMBF) - After nearly 40 years in Surfside Beach, Neal and Pam’s is bringing their brand south.

Owners said the new restaurant, Neal’s Creekhouse, will incorporate many of the things people love about Neal and Pam’s, into a new marshfront restaurant.

Neal’s Creekhouse will be located near the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, off of Highway 17 Business, in the old American Steak and Oyster Bar building.

“I’m very excited and I wish them luck,” said one woman from Murrells Inlet.

Pam Stapleton, one of the previous owners of Neal and Pam’s said the name of the new restaurant is to honor her late husband Neal.

“He was quite a character in the area,” said Stapleton. “If you ever knew him, you wouldn’t forget him.”

Construction is currently underway and the building is transforming.

“A little water view. I think it’s going to be nice,” said a regular at Neal and Pam’s.

Current Neal and Pam Owner, Zach Baker said this location is a perfect spot.

“On this side of the highway in Murrells Inlet, on the water, I don’t know that there will ever be anything in our lifetime that comes available again,” said Baker.

Baker said they’ve been thinking about this expansion for years.

“When we found this place, we have such a good following in the Inlet already and even further south, down into Pawley’s Island. We thought this was the perfect location to continue our journey,” said Baker.

This journey is one that many people thought might never happen after a fire forced Neal and Pam’s to close for eight months last year.

“We got back open, we had a great summer and this came available and we jumped at the opportunity,” said Baker.

Neal’s Creekhouse will have more space and a bigger kitchen, allowing Baker’s team to be more creative with their menu.

Baker said they will also have music and of course karaoke.

“We always say food doesn’t have to be pretentious to be delicious, and it’s more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant,” said Baker. “So that’s the kind of vibe we’re going for here.”

Baker said they can’t wait to serve the community, but they have a lot of work to finish before they’re ready to set a grand opening date.

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Nearly vacant Inlet Square Mall purchased, redevelopment plans in the works

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WMBF) - After sitting largely vacant for years, the Inlet Square Mall is set to get a makeover.The Horry County Administration Committee met Tuesday afternoon where Assistant Administrator Barry Spivey revealed a single buyer purchased the mall with plans for redevelopment.RELATED COVERAGE | ‘We’re excited about this n...

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WMBF) - After sitting largely vacant for years, the Inlet Square Mall is set to get a makeover.

The Horry County Administration Committee met Tuesday afternoon where Assistant Administrator Barry Spivey revealed a single buyer purchased the mall with plans for redevelopment.

RELATED COVERAGE | ‘We’re excited about this new chapter’: Inlet Square Mall redevelopment in early stages of planning

Horry County Councilman Tyler Servant, who represents the district where the mall is located, said given the mall’s position at the edge of the county, investing in the property is well worth it.

“Everybody knows Inlet Square Mall is the gateway to Horry County on the south end. The mall’s been sitting there for a long period of time undeveloped,” Servant explained.

However, Servant said he’s listening to his constituents’ concerns about traffic in the area, as more development would bring more traffic.

“One of the concerns for that community is really improving that intersection to increase capacity flow and make it safer,” Servant said. “With this increased congestion coming to the area and these sites, we want to make sure we’re staying ahead of the game and improving these intersections to have more foresight in that area.”

Also included in the redevelopment plans are several parcels of land in the vicinity of the mall.

Spivey said most of these parcels are either undeveloped, underdeveloped or in the redevelopment stage.

Both Servant and Spivey said the county plans to utilize those additional parcels to optimize traffic flow in the area.

As for what you’ll be able to find at the site of Inlet Square Mall, Servant said the final plans are still in the works, but there are lots of possibilities.

“I think they’re still formulating the final plans of what’s going to happen with this site,” Servant said. “I do expect there to be some restaurants, retail, and really a full demolition of the current site and rebuilding of all the new buildings there.”

Neither Servant nor Spivey has a timeline for the redevelopment project.

WMBF tried to contact the new owners, but we’re still waiting to hear back.

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Leaving a legacy: Lee's Inlet Kitchen celebrates 75 years in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET — Lee's Inlet Kitchen celebrated two milestones this year.The Murrells Inlet restaurant, family-owned and operated since 1948, just turned 75. It was also recognized by Southern Living Magazine as the “Best Seafood Restaurant in South Carolina 2023.”Not bad for a tiny spot that once was a gas station.The restaurant's history traces back to Eford and Pearl Lee, who moved to Murrells Inlet in the mid-1940s from Cool Springs, a rural farming community on S.C. 319 about four miles southeast o...

MURRELLS INLET — Lee's Inlet Kitchen celebrated two milestones this year.

The Murrells Inlet restaurant, family-owned and operated since 1948, just turned 75. It was also recognized by Southern Living Magazine as the “Best Seafood Restaurant in South Carolina 2023.”

Not bad for a tiny spot that once was a gas station.

The restaurant's history traces back to Eford and Pearl Lee, who moved to Murrells Inlet in the mid-1940s from Cool Springs, a rural farming community on S.C. 319 about four miles southeast of Aynor.

The duo decided to get into the restaurant industry despite coming from a generation of farmers. They first managed Lokey’s Restaurant — now the Hot Fish Club — and then White’s Restaurant, which used to be next door to Lee’s Inlet Kitchen. Eford Lee was also employed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and had a hand in carving out the Intracoastal Waterway.

But the Lee family wanted a restaurant and business they could call their own and were able to get their hands on a building at a price unheard of these days. They purchased an old Murrells Inlet gas station on the steps of the Horry County Courthouse in Conway for $800 through a public auction. That building soon became Lee’s Inlet Kitchen.

Over the decades, the building withstood two major hurricanes, Hazel in 1954 and Hugo in 1989.

Eford and Pearl’s son Billy Lee took over running the restaurant in the 1970s. Billy’s daughter Kelly Lee Dorman and her husband Dexter have been operating it since the early 1980s.

“When my parents took over, it was basically the front part, and it had one dining room where there were probably 20 tables, and what is now the waitress station was actually the kitchen,” said Adrian Dorman, marketing director and fourth-generation member of the family.

Dorman said her father is business-minded and had the foresight that they simply could not use the kitchen anymore due to anticipated growth.

“They actually just tore the back half of the building off and built the kitchen we have now and added another 1,400 square feet to it,” Dorman said. “That was a big gamble too because they had no idea if it was going to be successful, but it was definitely the right move because they were able to get in there, try some new stuff and get some new recipes going in addition to the original ones.”

Some may wonder why the Lees did not open their restaurant on the Murrells Inlet waterfront, but Dorman said there are many reasons for that.

“First off, in 1948 the waterfront was just the fishing dock and there weren’t restaurants over there. People didn’t want to eat where the fish were brought in,” Dorman said. “That was just a crazy concept. My great-grandmother also said that they didn’t want to be on the waterfront. They wanted to be on the road where all of the traffic was and she did not want to get blown away from a hurricane.”

Dorman said the interior of the building has pretty much stayed the same since 1985, but they renovated the front of the restaurant about seven years ago by vaulting the ceiling over the bar and lobby and bringing inside the original Lee’s Inlet Kitchen sign that was in storage for years.

“It’s such a mainstay and a fixture,” Dorman said. "It's so easily recognizable and we wanted to keep that essence of the time period it was built in.”

The menu has not changed much over 75 years, with the complimentary hushpuppies and the seafood platter remaining favorites of patrons.

In 1948, a seafood platter was $1.50 and a fried version these days will cost you $30.95, but one compliment the family always gets is the food has always been consistent.

The restaurant’s menu features seafood sourced from the Carolina shores, appetizers, steaks, chicken, salads, a kid’s menu and homemade desserts. Their flour, cornmeal and grills are milled by Adluh in Columbia and they hand-peel their Fantail Shrimp, up to 150 pounds daily.

Familiar names behind Neal’s Creekhouse, new restaurant planned in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — A familiar and popular Surfside Beach business is expanding.The owners of Neal and Pam’s Bar & Grill announced Friday that they’re opening a new family-style restaurant in the location of the former American Steak and Oyster restaurant in Murrells Inlet. It will be named Neal’s Creekhouse.“We are taking th...

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — A familiar and popular Surfside Beach business is expanding.

The owners of Neal and Pam’s Bar & Grill announced Friday that they’re opening a new family-style restaurant in the location of the former American Steak and Oyster restaurant in Murrells Inlet. It will be named Neal’s Creekhouse.

“We are taking the weird times and good vibes down to the creek,” the owners said in a Facebook post.

The owners said they looked at several locations in recent years and are confident they have found the “perfect spot” for their new “family breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner joint that is similar to our beloved Surfside location, but with a unique inlet-centric twist.”

They said they are currently working on rebranding, putting together a menu and getting ready for a grand opening. They also said they hope to retain as many employees from American Steak and Oyster as possible.

“They certainly have some fantastic people that match our energy,” they said. “If you know anything about us you know we aren’t in the business of being out of business so we will attempt to work as expeditiously as possible to bring the party to the inlet. We’re so excited to create something special and can’t wait to see y’all there.”

Neal and Pam’s Bar & Grill at 20 Ocean Blvd. South in Surfside Beach reopened in March after being closed several several months following a fire in July 2022.

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Most Inlet Square Mall stores closing early next year as redevelopment begins

Most of Inlet Square Mall's tenants are searching for a new home.Paramount Development Corp., the company redeveloping the South Strand property, announced Dec. 1 that the interior of the mall will close early next year. The mall's tenants, excluding Belk and Planet Fitness, have been told they must move after the holiday season."Interior malls across America have become increasingly difficult to operate, and Inlet Square has not been immune from that trend," Paramount said in a news release announcing the changes. &q...

Most of Inlet Square Mall's tenants are searching for a new home.

Paramount Development Corp., the company redeveloping the South Strand property, announced Dec. 1 that the interior of the mall will close early next year. The mall's tenants, excluding Belk and Planet Fitness, have been told they must move after the holiday season.

"Interior malls across America have become increasingly difficult to operate, and Inlet Square has not been immune from that trend," Paramount said in a news release announcing the changes. "We regret the impact this decision will have on our current tenants; however, due to vacancy rates and other economic pressures, operating the interior mall is simply no longer viable. Our objective with this redevelopment is for Inlet Square to add value and vibrancy to the community well into the future. We are extremely excited about what the future holds for Inlet Square.”

Wonderland of Lights returns to Murrells Inlet MarshWalk with new features

As The Post and Courier first reported in October, the mall's owners plan to begin converting the nearly 60-acre site into a mixed-use project. Plans include razing much of the existing mall and constructing new buildings, including hotels, restaurants and medical facilities.

The mall didn't have many tenants left. There were several arts studios, a drum store, a cell phone store, a church and a few other spaces. Outside of Belk and Planet Fitness, all of the other tenants will be forced to move.

Developed in 1990, Inlet Square Mall spans nearly 500,000 square feet. Brands like Books-A-Million and Stein Mart once had locations there, as did Frank Theatres.

But the mall steadily declined in recent years.

Inlet Square's situation isn't unique. Nearly two decades after Myrtle Square Mall was closed and razed, the Kings Highway site in the heart of Myrtle Beach still sits empty.

Five years ago, a developer crafted plans to convert the Myrtle Beach Mall on U.S. Highway 17 into a residential and shopping hub similar to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Those drawings never materialized. Property records indicate that the mall was sold to a Tennessee company in April for $7.8 million. So far, no plans have been announced for redeveloping that 45-acre complex.

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