Restaurants and Dining
It’s easy to find good food on the Grand Strand. The Myrtle Beach area has more restaurants per capita than the city of San Francisco! Whether it’s for local seafood, fresh off the boats, or authentic international cuisine, your ship has landed in the right port. Perhaps you’re just seeking the Strand’s best hamburger—whatever you crave—there’s a restaurant that will leave you more than satisfied. With 1,700 restaurants throughout the Myrtle Beach area, you may want to add an extra meal or two to the breakfast/lunch/dinner line up so you can taste more of what the Grand Strand offers. Check out the diners that are nearby your oceanfront condominium or beach house for a breakfast that will jump start your day. An overwhelming number of restaurants are located near the area’s best shopping venues so you can grab a quick lunch while you are out exploring North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And turn the evening meal into a celebration with a memorable meal at a restaurant that offers awesome views, incredible service and unique interiors.
Overwhelming choices, picturesque locales and eclectic menus define Myrtle Beach’s restaurant scene. You can taste, savor and sample your way from one end of the Grand Strand to the other and never eat the same freshly-prepared delicacy twice during your North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina vacation.
Bistro 90 is a family friendly, casually elegant dining experience, just a few minutes drive west of the Myrtle, North Myrtle, and Cherry Grove beaches. Their menu is a perfect mix of homemade, traditional, Italian cuisine and American comfort food. Satisfy your appetite with aged steaks, hand pounded veal, seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes, all prepared fresh "from scratch". They feature hand tossed, thin crust, New York style pizza and homemade bread, baked in the brick oven. Take a break from high priced chain restaurants and join us at Bistro 90 for quality food, excellent service and reasonable prices, as well as an atmosphere to relax and enjoy! (7209 Hwy 90, Longs; 843-390-5151)
Built in 1910, this two-story restaurant was once a private residence and today serves lobster, soft shell crabs, steaks, veal and more in a quaint dining setting. After dinner, retreat to the second floor, Upstairs at the Brentwood, for homemade desserts, aperitifs and cigars.
(4269 Luck Ave, Little River; 843-249-2601)
Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant
Located on the waterfront in historic Little River, Capt. Juel’s has been locally owned and operated since 1947. Dine inside or out on everything from juicy burgers and fresh seafood to pasta, steak and chicken. Check their schedule for upcoming live entertainment. Serving lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday.
(4499 Mineola Avenue, Little River waterfront; 843-249-2211)
Enjoy fine Italian dining in a restored colonial home situated under live oak trees in Little River. Along with fine wines, enjoy delicious Italian meals prepared fresh daily—soups, pastas with homemade sauces, chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, sirloin steak and specialty dishes. Open for dinner.
(2109 Highway 17 North, Little River; 843-249-7888)
The Parson’s Table
Enjoy an exquisite meal in a dining room that was originally the Little River Methodist Church built in 1885. The multi-award winning Parson’s Table offers an extensive menu starting with a selection of appetizers that includes baked brie, steamed mussels and portobello mushroom and escargot. From the array of steak choices to the medley of seafood entrees, The Parson’s Table promises an unforgettable fine dining experience that won’t disappoint your taste buds.
(4305 McCorsley Ave - off Highway 17, Little River; 843-249-3702)
Duffy Street Seafood ShackCome enjoy great seafood, cold beer and smoking hot blues at Duffy Street - family owned and operated for over 16 years. Featuring
all things seafood in a laid back, low country atmosphere. Open Monday through Sunday for dinner during the winter and lunch beginning in March.
319 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-7902 (Cherry Grove)
202 Main Street , North Myrtle Beach; 843-281-9840(Ocean Drive)
9924 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 843-449-2233 (Restaurant Row)
Flynn's Irish Tavern
Located on Main Street in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, Flynn’s Irish Tavern is a locals favorite and a must stop for annual and first time visitors to the Grand Strand. Just a short walk from the wide sandy beaches and first class accommodations of Ocean Drive, and a short ride from the many championship golf courses that populate the north strand. Flynn’s is a perfect place to enjoy a pint or two after a day on the beach or the golf links.
(421 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-6533)
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
Pro golfer Greg Norman has brought a piece of his Australian homeland to Barefoot Landing, where Greg Norman’s Australian Grille overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The innovative menu includes fresh, wood-grilled seafood, steak, chicken, rack of lamb and more. The award-winning wine list and attentive wait staff add to the high quality dining experience you can expect at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. Pub and restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
(4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-361-0000)
Martini’s Continental Dining and Piano BarLive music, cozy fireplace and generous servings of veal, seafood and steak set the stage for a casual fine dining experience. Start your meal with one of the 30 specialty martinis or a nice bottle of wine. Open daily for dinner.
(98 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-1134)
Rockefeller’s Raw Bar
Treat yourself to a casual dinner of oysters on the half shell, steam kettle and fresh seafood in the fun atmosphere of Rockefeller’s.
(3613 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-361-9677)
Sugami Japanese Steakhouse
Eat at a hibachi table, where steak, seafood and chicken is char-grilled tableside, or opt for crab legs, shrimp, clams and oysters on the back deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Presenting an authentic sushi bar. Open for dinner.
(4813 North Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, North Myrtle Beach; 843-692-7709)
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is a customizeable sandwich shop with over 60 different toppings to create your own masterpiece. You can cool off with any of their 4 different made to order real ice cream shakes. They also have a separate catering menu that can accommodate any size party!
(1516 Highway 17N, Unit 1-Coastal Towne Center, North Myrtle Beach; 843-281-0127)
Crisp salads, juicy burgers and famous tropical cocktails are in store for you at Beach Bummz, a locals’ favorite hideaway. The oceanfront deck beckons visitors to dine in bathing suits and barefeet.
(2002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach; 843-916-9111)
Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe
Local seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more are served in this casual island atmosphere, where the grouper fingers are legendary. Enjoy daily half-price oysters until 6:00 p.m. and live entertainment every weekend.
(930 Lake Arrowhead Road, off Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach; 843-449-5549)
Cooked-to-order seafood platters, aged beef served Pittsburgh-style with a crusty exterior, chicken dishes, juicy hamburgers and piled-high sandwiches round out a menu that is sure to please every appetite. The Roadhouse house salad with eggs, almonds, tomatoes, bacon and ham is a must. Served with a sweet, honey butter croissant, it’s nearly a meal in itself. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the progress in the kitchen through one of the large windows beside the dining room. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
(4617 North Kings Highway at 47th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach; 843-497-9911)
Cheeseburger in Paradise
If signature cheeseburgers, Caribbean cuisine and bayou specialties don’t tempt you, then maybe mini-cheeseburgers or chocolate nachos will. Of course it wouldn’t be a Jimmy Buffett restaurant without frozen concoctions from the Tiki Bar.
(7211 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 843-497-3891)
Perched on stilts overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is Damon’s, where the ribs are award-winning and the prime rib sizzles. Within walking distance of the Springmaid Pier, Damon’s serves fabulous entrees and wonderful views. Open daily.
(2985 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach; 843-626-8000)
New York Prime
This premier steakhouse brings the professional service and high quality cuisine you’d expect in Manhattan to the heart of Myrtle Beach. The only all-prime steakhouse on the Grand Strand, New York Prime has an extensive wine list and a menu with classic shellfish bisque, chopped Italian salad, 22-ounce bone-in rib steak, live lobster and triple cut lamb chops. Open daily for dinner.
(405 28th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach; 843-448-8081)
Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood
Bring your appetite to the world’s largest calabash buffet with crab legs, steaks, pasta and Lowcountry cuisine that offers 170 items . . . and don’t forget dessert! This Myrtle Beach landmark is open daily.
(9593 North Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach; 843-449-0821)
Sea Captain’s House Restaurant
Conjuring nostalgic visions of the original 1930 beachfront cottage, Sea Captain’s House today warmly receives diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner with tempting daily seafood specials. One bite and you’ll see why it was the The Sun News’ “Best of the Beach” winner. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
(3002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach; 843-448-8082)
Awarded AAA’s three diamond rating since 1993, Thoroughbreds is superb dining with a menu brimming with certified angus beef, fresh seafood, veal, duck and venison. Enjoy entertainment on the veranda. Open daily for dinner.
(9706 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 843-497-2636)
Just two miles south of Garden City pier and across the street from the ocean is the Gulfstream Café, which overlooks Murrells Inlet and offers breathtaking sunset views. Bask in the aroma of shrimp, oysters and crab appetizers and entrees before enjoying award-winning recipes that complete the menu, including fresh fish, center-cut steaks and perfectly sautéed chicken. Opens daily.
(1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City; 843-651-8808)
Just eight miles south of Myrtle Beach, this waterfront restaurant looks over the salt marsh of Murrells Inlet. The unique menu not only offers an array of fresh fish and aged steaks, but also includes lobster, duck and buffalo prepared with the perfect blend of herbs, spices and fresh fruits. And if you prefer sushi, the waterfront sushi bar offers table and counter seating. Dock space available for those guests traveling by boat. Open daily for dinner.
(3993 Highway 17S, Murrells Inlet; 843-651-5800)
Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge
The legend of Blackbeard and his forgotten crewman, Jack, lives on at Drunken Jack’s where fresh-from-the-boat seafood tops the menu. A downstairs lounge, upstairs dining room and outside deck all overlook the salt marshes of Murrells Inlet. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
(4031 Business Highway 17, Murrells Inlet; 843-651-2044)