Best Restaurants of Myrtle Beach

August 7, 2009 by Anwar Mehdi  
Filed under Travel

Little River:

Brentwood Restaurant

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 Street, 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.
(4499 Mineola Avenue, Little River waterfront; 843-249-2211)

Chianti South

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; 800-964-6144)

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.
(Highway 17, Little River; 843-249-3702)

Umberto’s at Coquina Harbour

Serving delicious steaks, chops and Italian dishes as diners enjoy the spectacular marina view. Open daily for dinner.
(720 Highway 17 North, Little River; 843-249-5552)

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North Myrtle Beach:

Duffy Street Seafood Shack

Come 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 Friday for dinner, Saturday & Sunday lunch and dinner. (319 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-6533)

Duffy Street Seafood Shack

Flynn’s Tavern

Enjoy a taste o’ Ireland at Flynn’s Irish Tavern, where the shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and bangers and mash are delectable. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner.
(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 dinner.
(4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-361-0000)

H.B. Spokes

HB Spokes is the biggest indoor/outdoor biker bar in North Myrtle Beach. Spanning over four acres, HB Spokes boasts 10 outide bars, 2 concert stages, a burn-out pit and the new HB Spokes retail store for all your Spokes gear. And to top all that off, HB Spokes is a full service restaurant serving some of the best food the Grand Strand has to offer. Steak, burgers, seafood and so much more. Visit their website to view their full menu. HB Spokes was recently rebuilt and now open for entertaining!
(1111 Hwy. 9E., Longs, SC 29568; 843-399-BIKE)

Martini’s Continental Dining and Piano Bar

Live 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 Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.
(98 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-1134)

Overtime Sports Café

Sports fans unite at Overtime where wings and beer are the pre-game show for all sports broadcast on the many televisions that cover the walls. By halftime you’ll have moved onto the sensational sandwiches. You don’t have to miss the big game even though you’re on vacation.
(1409 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-361-1514)

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.
(9711 North Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, North Myrtle Beach; 843-449-7271)

Atlanta Bread Company

Atlanta Bread Company offers consistently great food made from only the freshest, quality ingredients and is continually expanding its menu to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Check their website frequently for menu additions or to find out what delicious soup will be served up next!
Located in Gator Hole Plaza in the Ocean Drive Section of North Myrtle Beach
506 Hwy. 17 North, North Myrtle Beach;  843-663-1500

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Beach Bummz Bar & Café

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)

Carolina Roadhouse

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 and 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)

Damon’s Oceanfront

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 to the heart of Myrtle Beach the professional service and high quality cuisine you’d expect in Manhattan. 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)

Phillips Seafood

Treat your family to authentic Maryland-style seafood, including award-winning crab cakes at Phillips. The elegantly decorated restaurant specializes in seafood, but also offers steak, chicken and ribs. Open daily for dinner.
(21st Avenue North and Highway 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach; 843-626-CRAB)

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, Thoroughbred’s 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)

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Surfside Beach:

Latitude 22

This third-floor, oceanfront restaurant boasts tropical flair with a Caribbean menu. The open-air atmosphere is perfect for sunny, breezy days when calypso crab cakes and Asian grouper fingers will hit the spot.
(11 N. Seaside Drive, next to Surfside Pier, Surfside Beach; 843-232-9796)

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Garden City:

Gulfstream Café

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)

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Murrells Inlet:

Divine Fish House

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. Open daily for dinner.
(Highway 17 Business, 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 dinner.
(Business Highway 17, Murrells Inlet; 843-651-2044)

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