Myrtle Beach Awards

2016 Myrtle Beach Awards Winners

By MyrtleBeach.com
April 26, 2017

Myrtle Beach fans have spoken! Nearly 10,000 votes were cast in our second annual "Beachie" awards. 

The Myrtle Beach Awards winners represent many of the best and most fun places on the beach including top restaurants, attractions, events, golf courses, nightlife spots and shopping centers. These truly are the "fan favorites" voted on by many longtime visitors and locals. 

Here's a look at our winners:

 

Myrtle Beach Restaurants

Best Restaurant - Myrtle Beach

Sea Captain's House

1st - Sea Captain's House
3000 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

What once was a beach house catering to vacationers in the 1930's for the last 50 years has been a award-winning restaurant. Since 1962, Sea Captain's House has been serving guests low-country appetizers, seafood, salads, and desserts. Known as a local’s favorite, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Sea…

Carolina Roadhouse

2nd - Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This central Myrtle Beach restaurant serves up aged USDA Choice steaks, fork-tender ribs, freshly-battered seafood platters, and many other tasty dishes, earning it a reputation as a favorite among tourists and locals for many years running. Need proof? Check out the lengthy lines out front during peak season. Carolina Roadhouse…

Angelo's Steaks & Pasta

3rd - Angelo's Steaks and Pasta
2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Angelo's has been an institution in Myrtle Beach for more than three decades, but the self-proclaimed home of "Greatest Steaks In The Universe" has relocated three blocks to the south of the traditional location. Owner Angelo Antonucci left the cramped quarters of the old restaurant in favor of a more modern and spacious facility with…

Best Restaurant - North Myrtle Beach

1st - Z's Amazing Kitchen
1400 US-17 #1, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Z's Amazing Kitchen is a new restaurant that is built on the foundations of family, hard work, great cooking, and lots of experience. Z's founder and CEO, Paul Zito, discovered his love for the culinary world at a young age when he helped his father run Zito's of Boston, and eventually Zito's Restaurant when his family relocated to…

Joe's Bar & Grill

2nd - Joe's Bar and Grill
810 Conway Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This North Myrtle Beach eatery has been serving up high-quality dishes and drinks to locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years, earning itself the reputation of an elder among the area’s culinary community. Open every day of the week at 5 p.m., an Early Bird menu is available for the first hour of service, followed by a dinner…

Greg Norman's Australian Grille

3rd - Greg Norman's Australian Grill
4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Like the famous golfer who serves as the namesake of this Barefoot Landing establishment, this restaurant is also a major winner. Greg Norman brings the flavors of his native country and from his world travels under one roof for a unique fine dining experience. Greg Norman's Food Despite the “Land Down Under” theme, Greg Norman’s…

Best Restaurant - Murrells Inlet/Pawleys Island

Drunken Jack's Restaurant

1st - Drunken Jack's
4031 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This Murrells Inlet institution has one of the best back stories on the Strand. Just off the patio deck sits Drunken Jack Island, named for a pirate who was marooned there with nothing but a stash of rum. His bleached bones were found years later, with rum empty bottle strewn around his body and a smile on his face. More than 400 years…

Dead Dog Saloon

2nd - Dead Dog Saloon
4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This legendary bar has a legendary tale of late Dudley the dog/ghost that haunts the place. He must have a good nose because this is the Dead Dog Saloon’s third location. Actually, the fourth counting recent events lent some credibility to the story. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk mainstay burned to the ground in 2011 but a brand-new,…

3rd - Wicked Tuna
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Wicked Tuna offers a different style of fare than many of its neighbors. The specialties here are creative sushi rolls, fresh fish, and marbled USDA Prime steaks. Wicked Tuna Food Many different culinary avenues can be taken here, from classic dishes with a contemporary twist to entrees and…

Best Restaurant - Conway

Rivertown Bistro

1st - Rivertown Bistro
1111 3rd Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Located in the downtown Historic District of Conway, Rivertown Bistro is a top choice for fine dining in Myrtle Beach. This upscale restaurant boasts culinary artistry as well as an atmosphere unlike any other in the area. Enjoy your meal downstairs in the two-tiered main dining room, or indulge in carefully crafted dished on the rooftop…

The Trestle

2nd - The Trestle
308 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526

Functioning as a café and bakery, there are many reasons to stop in to this downtown Conway eatery. Open from 6 to 6, The Trestle is a great place to go to get fresh bread, pastries and baked sweets, breakfast, lunch, or a cup of coffee. The Trestle Food The bakery list extensive and includes 3-layer cakes, pound cake, cheese cake,…

Crady's Eclectic Cuisine on Main

3rd - Crady's Eclectic Cuisine on Main
332 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526

Crady's Eclectic Cuisine, located in historic, downtown Conway, SC, is well known for its fresh foods, its homemade desserts and custom-baked cakes including wedding cakes.  They cater to groups large and small throughout the Carolinas and their private dining space is perfect for intimate parties and receptions. Crady’s Food What…

Best Asian

P.F. Chang's

1st - PF Chang's
1190 Farrow Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This pan-Asian cafe is a convenient place to stop in before a movie or a stroll around Market Common. The menu provides plenty of room to determine how many bites you take – from small appetizers to a three or four course dinner. Open from 11am to 10pm every day of the week.  P.F. Chang's Food Obviously American palettes are…

Miyabi

2nd - Miyabi
4201 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Restaurant This regional chain of hibachi-style Japanese houses has two locations on the Grand Strand – one on the north end on Restaurant Row and the other on the south side in Murrells Inlet. Both are busy with local and tourist traffic, and for good reason. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. The Food Guests get…

Empire Fire Mongolian Grill

3rd - Empire Fire Mongolian Grill
4036 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Satisfy everyone in your dining party by going to Empire Fire Mongolian Grill in North Myrtle Beach! This vast buffet offers tons of healthy items that you can choose from, put into a bowl, and watch as the chef cooks it for you right on the grill. Food options here are various and include meats, seafood, veggies; the list goes on and on…

Best BBQ Restaurant (General)

Carolina Roadhouse

1st - Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This central Myrtle Beach restaurant serves up aged USDA Choice steaks, fork-tender ribs, freshly-battered seafood platters, and many other tasty dishes, earning it a reputation as a favorite among tourists and locals for many years running. Need proof? Check out the lengthy lines out front during peak season. Carolina Roadhouse…

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

2nd - Sticky Fingers
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Founded by three friends in nearby Mount Pleasant in 1992, Sticky Fingers has spread like a wildfire across the Southeast because of its famous brand of barbecue and sauces. Serving smoked meats in a family/casual environment has been a sweet combination. Now with 16 locations ranging as far south as Florida and north as Tennessee, and…

Damon's Grill

3rd - Damon's Oceanfront Grill
2985 S. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A regional chain, Damon's Grill is a fan favorite for great views, tasty ribs and other grilled favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. Damon's has two Grand Strand locations: one on the oceanfront on the south end of Myrtle Beach and one in North Myrtle Beach. Damon's Grill Food Appetizers include an onion loaf served with spicy dipping…

Best Carolina-Style BBQ

Little Pigs BBQ

1st - Little Pigs
6102 Frontage Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Barbecue lovers may have to follow their noses to find this little corner cafe in a strip mall off Highway 17 Bypass, but the search is worth the reward. People come from miles around to get their fixes for true North Carolina-style BBQ, and Little Pigs delivers the real deal. The Huggins family owns and operates this BBQ mainstay and…

Hog Heaven BBQ

2nd - Hog Heaven
7147 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

This long-standing barbecue establishment has undergone a major renovation in recent years, both to the building and menu. The menu has seen the addition of seafood and country cooking, and the dining area has been expanded to include a room with trees growing through the roof. Hog Heaven is about as close to an authentic country…

Bar-B-Que House

3rd - Bar-B-Que House
1561 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

With two locations - one in Surfside and one in North Myrtle Beach - Bar-B-Que House fans can enjoy delicious BBQ on the north side or the south side of the Grand Strand. This casual, family-friendly eatery is home to a menu that is chock-full of barbecue favorites that are all finger lickin' good. The menu at both locations includes BBQ…

Best Breakfast

Mammy's Kitchen

1st - Mammy's Kitchen
1010 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Mammy's Kitchen is a true Myrtle Beach tradition, standing on the same downtown location since 1953. Although the owners and menus have changed over the years, Mammy's has remained a fixture on the itineraries of hungry visitors and locals for generations. Current owners Mike and Missy Lambert have taken the restaurant to a new level of…

IHOP

2nd - IHOP
1300 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The International House of Pancakes, an all-day and all-night diner, is essentially a healthier, way less greasy cousin of Waffle House. The menu is absolutely huge, picks up new additions seasonally, and offers everything from breakfast staples like pancakes and waffles to heartier meals like sandwiches and steaks. They also serve…

Eggs Up Grill

3rd - Eggs Up Grill
1289 38th Avenue North (Multiple other locations), Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This small, regional chain was hatched on the Grand Strand and has quickly spread throughout the Carolinas. Based on the culinary diversity of the simple egg, Eggs Up Grill has turned the little white oval into wide range of delicious breakfast and lunch possibilities. Other Strand locations are in Pawleys Island and Surfside Beach. Be…

Best Buffet

Crabby Mike's

1st - Crabby Mike's
290 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

This locally owned Calabash-style seafood buffet is locally owned and operated and has been in business for more than 23 years. That’s the best way to separate the good buffets from the fly-by-night operations. Crabby Mike’s provides fresh local seafood that keeps locals and visitors coming back year after year. Crabby Mike's…

Captain George's

2nd - Captain's George's
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This regional chain offers fresh seafood from the East Coast and beyond. Specializing in Maryland-style and Outer Banks-inspired seafood, the same areas where its sister stores are located, this buffet is a step above the fried-fish feasts served at some of the Grand Strand’s all-you-can-eat restaurants. Captain George’s food, atmosphere…

The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

3rd - Original Benjamin's Calabash
9593 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Longtime patrons know to look for the lighthouse on Restaurant Row for the best local seafood buffet. Featuring Calabash-style cooking, which involves lightly battered and fried fresh seafood, the Original Benjamin’s brought the unique cuisine to Myrtle Beach and introduced it to the masses. Many seafood buffets have sprung up since…

Best Burgers

River City Cafe

1st - River City Cafe
Multiple Locations - 404 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

River City Cafe keeps things laid-back and beachy at all of their Grand Strand locations. With distressed wooden tables, license plate and memorabilia covered walls and diner-drawn graffiti  guests won’t be bothered about making a mess or a little noise. Hailed by USA Today as "one of the best places in the nation to feed the kids" it…

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

2nd - Five Guys Burgers & Fries
1772 Pine Island Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Winning kudos and #1 rankings across the nation, Five Guys Burgers and Fries is keeping up their delicious reputation on the Grand Strand. Started now a franchise with over 1,000 locations. Even though their business has grown large, their focus is still on hand-formed hamburgers, simple, fresh ingredients and fresh-cut french fries.…

Cheeseburger In Paradise

3rd - Cheeseburger in Paradise
7211 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett's quest for the perfect burger ends here at Cheeseburger In Paradise. Named for one of Buffett's many hit songs, CIP features everything that makes up the Parrothead lifestyle - frozen drinks, Caribbean-inspired cuisine and good times - hold the worries. Cheeseburger in Paradise Food With a…

Best Fine Dining

1st - Sea Captain's House
3000 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

What once was a beach house catering to vacationers in the 1930's for the last 50 years has been a award-winning restaurant. Since 1962, Sea Captain's House has been serving guests low-country appetizers, seafood, salads, and desserts. Known as a local’s favorite, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Sea…

Greg Norman's Australian Grille

2nd - Greg Norman's Australian Grille
4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Like the famous golfer who serves as the namesake of this Barefoot Landing establishment, this restaurant is also a major winner. Greg Norman brings the flavors of his native country and from his world travels under one roof for a unique fine dining experience. Greg Norman's Food Despite the “Land Down Under” theme, Greg Norman’s…

Joe's Bar & Grill

3rd - Joe's Bar and Grill
810 Conway Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This North Myrtle Beach eatery has been serving up high-quality dishes and drinks to locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years, earning itself the reputation of an elder among the area’s culinary community. Open every day of the week at 5 p.m., an Early Bird menu is available for the first hour of service, followed by a dinner…

Best Hot Dog

Nathan's Famous

1st - Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
1401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

The history of Nathan’s Famous stretches all the way back to 1916 when Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started his own hot dog business in Coney Island with a small hot dog cart.  Nathan’s recipe came from a secret mix of spices concocted by his wife, Ida, and soon regular people and famous people were flocking to Nathan’s stand to…

Johnny Rockets

2nd - Johnny Rockets
1216 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

With over 25 years of experience, an friendly staff and a mission to make the perfect burger Johnny Rocket’s is a force to be reckoned with. In the middle of two area shopping and entertainment complexes, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, you can be entertained by singing and dancing staff in sparkling retro diner uniforms as…

Sam's Corner

3rd - Sam's Corner
101 Atlantic Ave, Garden City Beach, SC 29576

For years, Sam's Corner has been serving up affordable meals to  locals and tourists to the Myrtle Beach area. This fast and casual eatery has two locations; one in Garden City and one in Myrtle Beach. Sam's Corner is known for serving delicious items at low prices that appeal to everyone from couples to families. The menu at Sam's…

Best Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery

1st - Cold Stone Creamery
Multiple Locations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Cold Stone Creamery ice cream! This famous chain of creameries serves up delicious flavors and allows hungry visitors to concoct their own mixture. Choose a base flavor and several toppings and watch as your ice cream scooper mixes your choices together on a cold stone slab. And, if you don't feel…

Original Painter's Homemade Ice Cream

2nd - Painter's Homemade Ice Cream
2408 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Originally opened in 1952, the Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream has been a local favorite in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach year after year. Original Painters is best known for their quality homemade ice cream that has people lining up outside their shop every season. Enjoy one (or two) scoops of your favorite classic flavor.…

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

3rd - Bruster's Real Ice Cream
3784 Renee Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579

Now an international counter-serve ice cream chain, Bruster’s was originally opened in Bridgewater, PA by founder Bruce Reed. Reed’s passion for delicious ice cream and spectacular customer service was his inspiration for his yummy ice cream, and to this day it shows. Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is known for their fresh, delicious,…

Best Italian

Angelo's Steaks & Pasta

1st - Angelo's Steak & Pasta
2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Angelo's has been an institution in Myrtle Beach for more than three decades, but the self-proclaimed home of "Greatest Steaks In The Universe" has relocated three blocks to the south of the traditional location. Owner Angelo Antonucci left the cramped quarters of the old restaurant in favor of a more modern and spacious facility with…

Benitos Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta

2nd - Benito's Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta
1598 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta opened in 1989 by Paul Himmelsbach and has developed an extremely loyal fan base at their North Myrtle Beach location. Jay Langeneck, Joe Guevara, Paul Himmelsback and Ernesto Molina are the driving forces at the popular eatery. The original building was demolished in 2010 and they moved next door into…

Little Italy

3rd - Little Italy
3001 N. Kings Hwy , Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Owned and operated by Chef Luigi, Little Italy boasts some of the finest Italian cuisine along the Grand Strand. Luigi was born in Sorrento, Italy, and then lived in New Jersey for 20 years before relocating to Myrtle Beach. With that being said, it's no wonder the food here is raved about by locals and visitors alike. The menu at…

Best Mexican

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

1st -Margarita's Mexican Restaurant
Multiple Locations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

It all started with a dream. Two brothers growing up in the restaurant business in Mexico learned all the secrets of making the best and freshest authentic Mexican cuisine. One of these brothers, Phillipe Onate, had the "American dream" of owning and operating his own restaurant in the United States. So, he and his wife and children…

El Cerro Grande

2nd - El Cerro Grande
Multiple Locations - 3779 Renee Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

This family-owned eatery has been serving up some of the best Mexican food on the Grand Strand for years. Whether you’re in the mood for a Speedy Gonzalez at lunch (taco, enchilada, and choice of rice or beans) or one of their sizzling fajita entrees for dinner, El Cerro Grande (‘The Big Hill’) offers consistent and tasty cuisine…

Fiesta del Burro Loco

3rd - Burro Loco
960 Jason Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The translation says it all: Party of the Crazy Donkey. OK, so at least they got the party right. Fiesta Del Burro Loco has more than just great Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine; it’s also home to one of the best happy hours on the Grand Strand and party headquarters for such events as Cinco de Mayo. Join the party. Fiesta del Burro Loco…

Best Pizza

Ultimate California Pizza

1st - Ultimate California Pizza
Multiple Locations - 4860 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

There are more than plenty of options for Italian-style pizza along the Grand Strand. So if you’re in the mood for some baked dough with a California twist, Ultimate California Pizza is a great option for the whole family. Ultimate California Pizza Food The menu here is full of things other than pizza – appetizers, salads,…

Mellow Mushroom Pizza

2nd - Mellow Mushroom
1571 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This neo-Hippie themed pizzaria began in Atlanta in the 1970s but has sprouted around the country, bringing its theme of Peace, Love and Pizza to the masses. Despite the expansion, Mellow Mushroom has stayed true to its roots by offering creative pies and other dishes and serving as a headquarters for beer afficicionados looking to try…

Godfather's Pizza

3rd - Godfather's Pizza
608 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This once-popular national pizza chain still has more than 600 stores in 42 states, but this is the only one with an hour’s drive of Myrtle Beach. Founded in Omaha, Neb., a few of these franchises have stood the test of time thanks to their unique pizza. Godfather's Food Godfather’s Pizza was founded on a few ideals that set it apart…

Best Salads

Carolina Roadhouse

1st - Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This central Myrtle Beach restaurant serves up aged USDA Choice steaks, fork-tender ribs, freshly-battered seafood platters, and many other tasty dishes, earning it a reputation as a favorite among tourists and locals for many years running. Need proof? Check out the lengthy lines out front during peak season. Carolina Roadhouse…

California Dreaming

2nd - California Dreaming
10429 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach , SC 29575

With clean and simple decor, concentrating on wood tones and elegance, California Dreaming is ready to serve you and your friends a succulent lunch or dinner. There are two locations on the grand Strand. They have been voted “Best Traditional American Restaurant” by the local WMBF News and “Best of the Beach – SALAD” by the local…

King Street Grille

3rd - King Street Grille
3040 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This small regional chain of sports bars/restaurants was founded in nearby Charleston in the downtown district on, you guessed it, King Street. The third franchise opened at The Market Common and became an instant hit among locals looking for a slightly more upscale version of a sports pub. There is now also a second location on the…

Best Sandwiches

Firehouse Subs

1st - Firehouse Subs
Multiple Locations - 1211 38th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This national chain has grown to more than 600 franchises in 35 states in less than two decades, thanks in part to its hot, fresh sandwiches and its tribute to fire fighters. Started by a former fireman, Firehouse brings food from the station house to the people. Firehouse Subs Food Hot sandwiches are the main attraction and regulars…

Dagwood's Deli

2nd - Dagwood's Deli
400 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Since 1988 Dagwood’s Deli has three goals in mind: great service, fresh food, and customer satisfaction. Delicious, unique and sometimes monstrous, Dagwood’s Deli serves all manner of hot and cold sandwiches. They are open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Dagwood's Deli Food  Grab a menu and place your order at the…

Cheesesteak Factory

3rd - Cheesesteak Factory
310 US-17 BUS, Surfsude Beach, South Carolina 29575

Located in Surfside Beach, the Cheesesteak Factory has become a local (and visitor) favorite over the years. In fact, the Cheesesteak Factory has won the award for the "Best Cheesesteak" from the Myrtle Beach Herald since 2013. The menu at the Cheesesteak Factory features-- you guessed it-- cheesesteaks! Choose from a large selection…

Best Seafood (Non-Buffet)

Bonefish Grill

1st - Bonefish Grill
7401 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach , SC 29572

From the warm, inviting decor to the decadent aromas and efficient staff, Bonefish Grill tries to make your time with them a one of a kind experience. With an array of appetizers, fresh seafood, Kobe beef, salads, desserts and an extensive drink list everyone will leave happy. They are open Mon-Thur from 4:00-10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 4:00-…

Joe's Crab Shack

2nd - Joe's Crab Shack
1219 Celebrity Cir R6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This national chain has locations at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. The vibe is pretty casual and the portions are hefty, making it a popular spot among visitors year after year. Joe’s Crab Shack Food Crab is obviously the main attraction here, and the succulent crustaceans are served several different ways in buckets.…

Drunken Jack's Restaurant

3rd - Drunken Jack's
4031 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This Murrells Inlet institution has one of the best back stories on the Strand. Just off the patio deck sits Drunken Jack Island, named for a pirate who was marooned there with nothing but a stash of rum. His bleached bones were found years later, with rum empty bottle strewn around his body and a smile on his face. More than 400 years…

Best Steak

Chuck's Steak House

1st - Chuck's Steak House
9695 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Chuck’s Steak House  is an institution on the Grand Strand and has the repeat customers to prove it. Opening on Restaurant Row in 1979, this family-owned, family-casual establishment has seen lots of neighbors come and go over the years while it continues to crank out quality cuts of meat to hard-core carnivores. Chuck's Steak House…

Angelo's Steaks & Pasta

2nd - Angelo's Steak and Pasta
2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Angelo's has been an institution in Myrtle Beach for more than three decades, but the self-proclaimed home of "Greatest Steaks In The Universe" has relocated three blocks to the south of the traditional location. Owner Angelo Antonucci left the cramped quarters of the old restaurant in favor of a more modern and spacious facility with…

Texas Roadhouse

3rd - Texas Roadhouse
3037 Highway 17 Business S, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

The Texas Roadhouse story begain in 1993 when Kent Tayloe opened the first location in Indiana. Now, years later, Texas Roadhouse is all over the United States; including the Myrtle Beach area. Located in Murrells Inlet, the Myrtle Beach location lives up to Texas Roadhouse standards. The restaurant is not only known for great,…

Best Sushi

King Kong Sushi

1st - King Kong Sushi
2120 Oakheart Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Sushi-lovers go ape over King Kong, one of the trendiest restaurants at Broadway at the Beach. The original location is tucked away in a strip mall in Carolina Forest, but both serve the same great food and attract the same cool crowd. Also open for lunch, both locations also serve as happy hour and late-night hot spots. King Kong…

2nd- Wicked Tuna
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Wicked Tuna offers a different style of fare than many of its neighbors. The specialties here are creative sushi rolls, fresh fish, and marbled USDA Prime steaks. Wicked Tuna Food Many different culinary avenues can be taken here, from classic dishes with a contemporary twist to entrees and…

Miyabi

3rd - Miyabi
4201 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Restaurant This regional chain of hibachi-style Japanese houses has two locations on the Grand Strand – one on the north end on Restaurant Row and the other on the south side in Murrells Inlet. Both are busy with local and tourist traffic, and for good reason. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. The Food Guests get…

Best View

Damon's Grill

1st - Damon's Oceanfront Grill
2985 S. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A regional chain, Damon's Grill is a fan favorite for great views, tasty ribs and other grilled favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. Damon's has two Grand Strand locations: one on the oceanfront on the south end of Myrtle Beach and one in North Myrtle Beach. Damon's Grill Food Appetizers include an onion loaf served with spicy dipping…

Pier 14

2nd - Pier 14
1306 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

For sweeping, scenic views of the Atlantic while you’re eating, it doesn’t get much better than this downtown Myrtle Beach pier. Open for lunch and dinner, this oceanfront eatery offers something for pretty much everyone, so long as you're in the mood for seafood, steaks, pasta, or salads. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge The…

3rd - Sea Captain's House
3000 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

What once was a beach house catering to vacationers in the 1930's for the last 50 years has been a award-winning restaurant. Since 1962, Sea Captain's House has been serving guests low-country appetizers, seafood, salads, and desserts. Known as a local’s favorite, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Sea…

Best Wings

Fat Jack's Wings & Things

1st - Fat Jack's Wings and Things
353 Highway 17 Business, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Fat Jack's Wings & Things has been around for more than 40 years at various locations and recently saw new ownership in 2013. But the same tasty chicken wings and other things keep locals and visitors coming back for more. Junior Kemp and Debby Kolar haven’t changed much; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Fat Jack's Food As the title…

Buffalo Wild Wings

2nd - Buffalo Wild Wings
1990 Oakheart Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Sports and Buffalo wings, two great American institutions, are the centerpiece of this national chain. With televisions literally everywhere and over 20 sauces and seasonings to choose from, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place to go when your needs are a) To see the game(s), and b) eat lots of wings. Buffalo Wild Wings You might think –…

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

3rd - Sticky Fingers
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Founded by three friends in nearby Mount Pleasant in 1992, Sticky Fingers has spread like a wildfire across the Southeast because of its famous brand of barbecue and sauces. Serving smoked meats in a family/casual environment has been a sweet combination. Now with 16 locations ranging as far south as Florida and north as Tennessee, and…

Myrtle Beach Attractions

Best Arcade

1st - Gay Dolphin Arcade
910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located on the Boardwalk, this iconic gift shop has been a staple of Myrtle Beach vacations for millions of families over the years. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Gay Dolphin has upwards of 70,000 items scattered throughout 50 “coves,” making it the largest gift shop on the East Coast as well as one of Myrtle Beach’s first…

Ripley's Super Fun Zone

2nd - Ripley's Fun Zone
910 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Downtown Myrtle Beach is a super fun place to be, especially with the Ripley's Super Fun Zone arcade! This family-friendly arcade is attached to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium museum, and, even though it may seem small, this arcade is packed with tons of awesome games that the whole family can enjoy. From shooting and driving…

Broadway Louie's

3rd - Broadway Louie's
1320 Celebrity Cir CS-6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This Broadway at the Beach nightclub has long been known as one of the best sports bars in Myrtle Beach, and the premier place for karaoke on the entire Grand Strand. Having recently moved from one end of Celebrity Square to the other, the club has now settled into its new digs which include three separate bars — including one with…

Best Attraction for Kids

Family Kingdom

1st - Family Kingdom
300 S Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Where can you have a blast and make a splash in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district? Only at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park the only oceanfront attractions of their type on the Grand Strand. Located just across Ocean Boulevard from one another, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park provide visitors…

Ripley's Aquarium

1st - Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ripley's Aquarium is an 85,000 square foot, multilevel collection of wonders of the sea. From the large tanks to small tanks, their exhibits are interactive, educational, and fun for the whole family. In addition to their year-round sea life exhibits, they have seasonal and traveling exhibits so that each time you visit you can…

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

3rd - WonderWorks
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Imagine a science laboratory that has literally been turned upside down - not just the building itself, but also crazy experiments inside. This place actually exists, and not just in the imagination. Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach entertainment, shopping and dining district, WonderWorks is impossible to miss due to its…

Best Indoor or Rainy Day Activity

Ripley's Aquarium

1st - Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ripley's Aquarium is an 85,000 square foot, multilevel collection of wonders of the sea. From the large tanks to small tanks, their exhibits are interactive, educational, and fun for the whole family. In addition to their year-round sea life exhibits, they have seasonal and traveling exhibits so that each time you visit you can…

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

2nd - WonderWorks
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Imagine a science laboratory that has literally been turned upside down - not just the building itself, but also crazy experiments inside. This place actually exists, and not just in the imagination. Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach entertainment, shopping and dining district, WonderWorks is impossible to miss due to its…

Ripley's Believe It or Not Odd-itorium

3rd - Ripley's Believe It or Not
901 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

One of Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions also happens to be one of the most recognizable names around the world - believe it or not. Ripley's Believe It Not Odditorium, a name synonymous with the book of world records and some of the stranger sides of nature and man, takes guests on a tour of the curious world we live in.…

Best Museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not Odd-itorium

1st - Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
901 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

One of Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions also happens to be one of the most recognizable names around the world - believe it or not. Ripley's Believe It Not Odditorium, a name synonymous with the book of world records and some of the stranger sides of nature and man, takes guests on a tour of the curious world we live in.…

2nd - Hollywood Wax Museum
1808 21st Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

You can’t miss the newest attraction in Myrtle Beach.  Seriously… you can’t miss it! When you spot the Great Ape of Myrtle Beach scaling a skyscraper, park and prepare for some gargantuan fun at a great value! The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center  rolls out the red carpet for visitors to enjoy three very different experiences…

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

3rd - WonderWorks
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Imagine a science laboratory that has literally been turned upside down - not just the building itself, but also crazy experiments inside. This place actually exists, and not just in the imagination. Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach entertainment, shopping and dining district, WonderWorks is impossible to miss due to its…

Best Park or Outdoor Attraction

1st - Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Between Second Avenue North and 15th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The classic beach tune sings the praises of life under the boardwalk, but the real fun is above ground these days at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District boasts an amazing location in downtown Myrtle Beach. Along with 1.2 miles of walkable boardwalk, the downtown Myrtle…

2nd - Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens is a wonder of native flora, fauna, and American sculpture. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington. Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance…

3rd - Alligator Adventure
4604 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and beautiful animals on the planet at Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing, this 15-acre park features hundreds of species of reptiles as well as other exotic animals, including a variety of birds and mammals. Of course, alligators are…

Best Pier

Pier 14

1st - Pier 14
1306 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

For sweeping, scenic views of the Atlantic while you’re eating, it doesn’t get much better than this downtown Myrtle Beach pier. Open for lunch and dinner, this oceanfront eatery offers something for pretty much everyone, so long as you're in the mood for seafood, steaks, pasta, or salads. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge The…

Cherry Grove Pier

2nd - Cherry Grove Pier
3500 N. Ocean Blvd. , North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Boasting some record catches and a long history on the Grand Strand, the Cherry Grove Pier is a well-loved landmark at the beach. The pier, which has been in Cherry Grove since the 1950s, has been rocked by a few hurricanes. Hurricane Hugo destroyed the pier in 1989. A two-story observation deck was added during the reconstruction but…

Second Avenue Pier

3rd - Second Avenue Pier
110 N. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Myrtle Beach offers lots of great family fun, oceanfront restaurants and bars and excellent sportfishing — just not normally at the same place. But that's the case at Second Avenue Pier, where you can fish all day and enjoy a romantic night out on the town all on the same deck. Located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach…

Best Rides

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

1st - Myrtle Beach Skywheel
1110 N. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers soaring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. When it opened in 2011, it forever changed the downtown Myrtle Beach skyline.  Standing 200 feet above the ocean, the SkyWheel features 42 climate-controlled, enclosed gondolas, which seat up to 6 passengers.…

Family Kingdom

2nd - Family Kingdom
300 S Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Where can you have a blast and make a splash in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district? Only at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park the only oceanfront attractions of their type on the Grand Strand. Located just across Ocean Boulevard from one another, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park provide visitors…

3rd - Broadway Grand Prix
1820 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Formerly NASCAR Speedpark, Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park has thrills for all ages. They offer seven go-kart tracks, the SkyCoaster, two 18-hole mini golf courses, a carousel, batting cages, an arcade and so much more. Kids love their kiddie speedway, Pro Two ride, mini Sky Wheels, the Tooter Train, Tot Rods and Slick…

Best Shows & Entertainment

Pirates Voyage

1st - Pirates Voyage
8901-B North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Jolly Roger flag is hoisted and the pirates are ready to do battle at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Attraction! This Dolly Parton production features two pirate teams battling one another choreographed to theatrical lighting, seafaring sounds, and an original music score by Dolly Parton. Watch the antics of the pirates and sea life as you…

2nd - Alabama Theatre
4750 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

One of the Grand Strand’s favorite entertainment attractions, Alabama Theatre offers area visitors an evening of singing, dancing, and comedy. Opened by country superstar group Alabama over 20 years ago, Alabama Theatre is a popular attraction bringing visitors from all over to experience the musical variety show. With One the New Show,…

3rd - The Carolina Opry
8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

For nearly 30 years, The Carolina Opry has been riveting its guests with a variety show that combines music, comedy, and dance. Started by Calvin Gilmore, an entertainment entrepreneur, what once was one musical variety show has turned into four unique shows at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Expect hand-clapping, foot-stomping, and awe…

Best Tours & Cruises

Barefoot Princess Riverboat

1st - Barefoot Princess
Barefoot Landing Marina, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Located at the Barefoot Landing Marina in North Myrtle Beach, the Barefoot Princess Riverboat is a fun and unique option for something to do in the Myrtle Beach area. Hop on board of the Barefoot Princess and enjoy a sweet and relaxing cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway. It is, in fact, the only Myrtle Beach cruise on the Intracoastal…

Helicopter Adventures

2nd - Helicopter Adventures
1860 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

There’s the SkyWheel, that slow-spinning ring of joy, and there are many high-rise hotels along the Grand Strand from which to look out at the ocean and its surroundings, but for the high-flying explorers among us, Helicopter Adventures is the only way to go faster, farther, and higher above the Grand Strand. Taking off from a serene…

Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach

3rd - Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach
685 Quartermaster Dr, Loris, SC 29569

Whether your preferred mode of transportation is by boat, helicopter, bicycle, or otherwise, there are numerous ways to explore the Grand Strand’s great outdoors. But another mode of travel is rapidly gaining popularity – good, old-fashioned horseback. Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach’s highly-trained equestrian guides would love to…

Best Waterpark

Myrtle Waves Water Park

1st - Myrtle Waves
3000 10th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Get wet at Myrtle Waves Water Park! A favorite among visitors and locals, Myrtle Waves will cool you down with seven waterslides, two lazy river rides, a wave pool, and several pools!  The park is broken down in sections and is easy to navigate. Take a dip in the wave pool, lounge in a chair or rent a cabana. Get a thrill on the…

2nd - Wild Water N Wheels
910 Highway 17 S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Wild Water & Wheels is an amusement park for visitors who want to make the most of their time without having to travel to multiple locations. As its name suggests, this Surfside Beach attraction offers not only water slides and go-karts, but also 18 holes of miniature golf and a food court with a variety of options, all on one 16-acre…

Family Kingdom

3rd - Splashes at Family Kingdom
300 S Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Where can you have a blast and make a splash in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district? Only at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park the only oceanfront attractions of their type on the Grand Strand. Located just across Ocean Boulevard from one another, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park provide visitors…

Best Watersports Rentals

Myrtle Beach Watersports

1st - Myrtle Beach Watersports
8201 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

If you came to Myrtle Beach for a thrill ride or an adrenaline rush, there is only one place for you. Myrtle Beach Watersports offers a great time off the dock with plenty of different activities, all with great service from the instructors that really make every guest feel like one of the locals. The owners, Steve and Shawn, started…

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort

2nd - Barefoot Resort
4890 Barefoot Resort Bridge, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort offers a vacation suitable for relaxation and plenty of fun in sunny North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Located amidst the excitement of Barefoot Landing, the three-diamond resort features spacious two and three bedroom accommodations. Each condo offers free golf cars from May through September to help in…

3rd - Downwind Sails
2915 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

If you find yourself sitting on the beach staring out into the Atlantic, thinking “I wish I was out there,” then your best bet is probably Downwind Sails Watersports. The accident-free experts at Downwind Sails Watersports have been providing a variety of boating experiences in Myrtle Beach since 1981, offering services…

Best Wildlife Attraction

1st - Alligator Adventure
4604 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and beautiful animals on the planet at Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing, this 15-acre park features hundreds of species of reptiles as well as other exotic animals, including a variety of birds and mammals. Of course, alligators are…

Ripley's Aquarium

2nd - Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ripley's Aquarium is an 85,000 square foot, multilevel collection of wonders of the sea. From the large tanks to small tanks, their exhibits are interactive, educational, and fun for the whole family. In addition to their year-round sea life exhibits, they have seasonal and traveling exhibits so that each time you visit you can…

3rd - Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens is a wonder of native flora, fauna, and American sculpture. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington. Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance…

Best Festival or Event

1st - Carolina Country Music Festival

Jun. 9, 2017

The 2017 dates are set for the Carolina Country Music Fest! The 3rd annual event will be held June 9-11, 2017 at the former Pavilion site in Myrtle Beach. Stay tuned for more announcements and artists. Past performers have included Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Kelly Pickler, Rascall Flatts, Big and Rich, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini and…

2nd - Blue Crab Festival

May. 20, 2017

The 36th annual Blue Crab Festival will host lots of food, fun, arts, crafts and more! The event takes place along the Little River waterfront and hosts a kids' area with tons of games and things to do. Admission is $4 in advance or $5 at the door for ages 13 and up. This event is family and biker-friendly. Stay tuned for more details on the 2017 Blue Crab Festival.

3rd - Myrtle Beach Bike Week

May. 12, 2017

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally is set for May 12-21, 2017 and will feature bike shows, vendors, tours and more around the Grand Strand. Enjoy cruising daycations to Charleston or up to Wilmington, N.C. Harley Davidson locations are hot-spots throughout the week along with hangouts like Jamin' Leather, Beaver Bar, the Rat Hole, Suck Bang Blow, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ocean Annie's…

Myrtle Beach Golf

Best Golf Course

Dunes Golf & Beach Club

1st - Dunes Club
9000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

As the second-oldest golf course in Myrtle Beach, The Dunes is still second-to-none when it comes to the golf experience. Opened in 1949, the legendary Dunes Club continues to be rated the No. 1 Golf Course in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek and made the "100 Greatest Courses in the US" list by…

Barefoot Resort & Golf - Love Course

2nd - Barefoot Resort - Love Course
4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Davis Love III, the 1997 PGA Tour Champion, designed Barefoot Resort's Love Course to be a unique, fun and visually appealing course for Myrtle Beach-area golfers. The Love course got some love from Golf Digest in 2000 and 2005, earning spots on lists of the best new upscale courses and the top 50 Myrtle Beach courses…

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

3rd - Caledonia
369 Caledonia Dr., Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585

Entering the narrow, live oak-lined road to Caledonia Golf and Fish Club's antebellum clubhouse is like traveling back to another time and place. Built upon the site of a working Southern rice plantation, Caledonia has been nationally recognized for both its design and natural beauty. Upon its opening in 1995,…

Best Miniature Golf

Captain Hook's Adventure Golf

1st - Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
2205 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Fans of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Neverland will enjoy this mini golf experience located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The two courses – Hooks and Lost Boys – take putters through a landscape of roving pirates, animated crocodiles,…

Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf

2nd - Mount Atlanticus
707 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A short walk from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Mount Atlanticus offers putters of all skill-levels two 18-hole tracks that wind their way through tiki-lined blue water lagoons before rising several stories into the air for some of the most…

Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf

3rd - Jungle Lagoon
404 5th Ave S, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

If you're an avid mini-golfer, then next time you're in Myrtle Beach be sure to check out Jungle Lagoon. This mini-golf course features two 18-hole courses that take players on a journey through a jungle, smack-dab in the middle of the beautiful…

Myrtle Beach Nightlife

Best Beach Bar

Sands Ocean Club Resort

1st - Ocean Annie's Beach Bar
9550 Shore Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Give your vacation a major upgrade by staying at the Sands Ocean Club, an oceanfront resort perfect for families and romantic getaways. Located on a secluded stretch of Myrtle Beach on Shore Drive, guests at the Sands Ocean Club get the best in accommodations, amenities and other perks. Featuring everything from basic efficiency rooms…

2nd - Landshark Bar & Grill
1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Named for the mythical creatures created in Jimmy Buffett’s popular song “Fins”, LandShark Bar and Grill is the brainchild of legendary crooner and songwriter. Located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district at the base of the SkyWheel, LandShark gives guests a nice place to take a break from the busy summer nights on the…

Bummz Beach Cafe

3rd - Bummz Beach Cafe
2002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This oceanfront beach bar and grill has more going for it than just location, but you can't be the view from the back porch or the pane-glass windows overlooking the Atlantic. This place was built with good times in mind, and Bummz delivers with nightly live music on the patio deck during the summer months and an always happening bar…

Best Craft Beer Bar

Liberty Tap Room & Grill

1st - Liberty Taproom
7651 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery at Broadway at the Beach got so busy that they had to open a smaller spot down the road a few miles. The concept is pretty much the same – fresh beer and American cuisine – and Taproom stays almost as busy as its big brother. Liberty Tap Room & Grill Food The large menu draws influences from all over…

The Grumpy Monk

2nd - The Grumpy Monk
4545 U.S. 501 , Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

The Grumpy Monk in Myrtle Beach is a unique restaurant and bar that specializes in serving a wide selection of craft beer from around the country with quality sandwiches and sushi that is made fresh daily. Boasting a great array of locally-made brews, visitors will find a steady stream of New South beers — made right here in Myrtle…

The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

3rd - Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

As one of the premier spots for live music in Myrtle Beach, The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill is a restaurant, bar and nightlife hub known as "The Best Backyard In Town." This popular gathering spot hosts shows & concerts several days each week, including a long-running Friday night series of up-and-coming country musicians and the…

Best Dance Club

Senor Frogs

1st - Senor Frog's
1304 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This internationally famous chain of tropical-themed cafes opened in Myrtle Beach in 2005, a full 35 years after the original debuted in Mazatlan, Mexico. Decked out in island décor and attitude, Señor Frog’s has become a hot spot in the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, perhaps as desirable as a nightlife destination as it is as…

Club OZ

2nd - Club Oz
1320 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, Club OZ is one of the newest and hottest nightclubs in the area. As part of the Celebrations Nitelife family, Club OZ is a premier place for dancing and partying in Myrtle Beach. OZ sets itself apart from other clubs in the area as it boasts a new look and feel each night, along with…

Fat Harold's Beach Club

3rd - Fat Harold's
212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Fat Harold's is more than just another beach-music dance club; it's a living testament to another time on Ocean Drive, and this North Myrtle Beach institution keeps it alive today. Although it has changed locations since opening in 1962, Fat Harold's remains a fixture in the downtown district and continues its commitment to preserving…

Best Karaoke

Broadway Louie's

1st - Broadway Louie's
1320 Celebrity Cir CS-6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This Broadway at the Beach nightclub has long been known as one of the best sports bars in Myrtle Beach, and the premier place for karaoke on the entire Grand Strand. Having recently moved from one end of Celebrity Square to the other, the club has now settled into its new digs which include three separate bars — including one with…

The Pier at Garden City Beach

2nd - The Pier at Garden City
110 S. Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576

With entertainment including live music on two stages, two full-service bars, karaoke and a full arcade, the pier at Garden City is about more than just the great fishing! The kids will love the arcade, which is packed with popular games like Skee Ball, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, Clown Roll Down and more. A cafe serves hot…

OD Pavilion Amusement Park

3rd - OD Pavilion
90 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

When downtown Myrtle Beach lost the Pavilion, that longtime centerpiece of activity on the Boulevard, other amusement parks in the area scrambled to pick up the slack. One such attraction is the OD Pavilion in North Myrtle Beach, where rides include everything from a Ferris wheel and several roller coasters to a pirate ship and plenty…

Best Live Music

1st - House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This national chain is built upon American music and Southern cuisine, a solid combination for those whose idea of dinner and a show is some good comfort food and a concert. Touring acts play the concert hall while local and regional acts hit the stage in the restaurant's bar area and back porch. The "HoB" is all about food and music for…

Dead Dog Saloon

2nd - Dead Dog Saloon
4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This legendary bar has a legendary tale of late Dudley the dog/ghost that haunts the place. He must have a good nose because this is the Dead Dog Saloon’s third location. Actually, the fourth counting recent events lent some credibility to the story. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk mainstay burned to the ground in 2011 but a brand-new,…

Hard Rock Cafe

3rd - Hard Rock Cafe
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This once-hip international chain, famous for its must-have T-shirts in the 1980s, still manages to stay relevant three decades later with a solid lineup of food, mood and music. Featuring live bands four nights a week during the summer months, Hard Rock holds true to its rock ‘n roll roots and continues to draw crowds. Hard Rock Cafe…

Best Sports Bar

Dead Dog Saloon

1st - Dead Dog Saloon
4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This legendary bar has a legendary tale of late Dudley the dog/ghost that haunts the place. He must have a good nose because this is the Dead Dog Saloon’s third location. Actually, the fourth counting recent events lent some credibility to the story. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk mainstay burned to the ground in 2011 but a brand-new,…

Overtime Sports Cafe

2nd - Overtime Sports Cafe
1409 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

If you need to see your team play in the big game on one of the biggest screens around the Grand Strand, this just might be the place. A sports bar’s sports bar, Overtime has over 150 tv’s of all shapes and sizes, including a 12-foot tall video wall and four 10-foot-wide projection screens. There’s also a huge game room and a menu full…

Broadway Louie's

3rd - Broadway Louie's
1320 Celebrity Cir CS-6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This Broadway at the Beach nightclub has long been known as one of the best sports bars in Myrtle Beach, and the premier place for karaoke on the entire Grand Strand. Having recently moved from one end of Celebrity Square to the other, the club has now settled into its new digs which include three separate bars — including one with…

Best Wine Bar

1st - Duplin Winery
4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

When most people think about drinking wine in a formal setting, visions of overly-dressed prudes comes to mind. Luckily, Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beach is neither formal nor prudish. Instead, it’s a fun and laid-back place to sample some user-friendly wines from North Carolina’s oldest and largest producer of the grape-based…

Boom Boom Wine Room

2nd - Boom Boom Wine Room
7713 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The name at this north end bistro should give you some idea of what’s going on here, but what it doesn’t let on to is the list of culinary delights that fans of fine fermented grape juice can enjoy while sipping a red, white, or pink. In addition to establishing itself as one of the premier wine tasting venues in town, Boom Boom also…

La Belle Amie Vineyard

3rd - La Belle Amie
1120 St Joseph Rd, Little River, SC 29566

This pastoral family-owned winery in Little River is nestled into a forest of pines and oaks, making for a relaxing place to sip wine in the shade. In addition to being open for tastings every week Monday through Saturday, the Vineyard is known around the Grand Strand as a great place to go for live music and festivals throughout the…

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Best Shopping Center

Tanger Outlets

1st - Tanger outlets
10835 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Area visitors will find an abundance of shopping at Tanger Factory Outlet stores. With two locations,  Tanger Outlets is the place to shop for factory store pricing on the latest fashions and trends. Start your day of shopping for women's fashions at Ann Taylor Factory Store and Dressbarn. Pickup a new designer bag at the  Coach store.…

2nd - Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Conveniently located in the heart of town, Broadway at the Beach is one of the best and most well-known attractions in Myrtle Beach — the perfect place to spend a day shopping, dining or having fun with the whole family. With a wide variety of unique specialty shops, more than 20 restaurants, a thriving nightlife scene and tons of…

Barefoot Landing

3rd - Barefoot Landing
4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is a shopper’s paradise with unique retail stores, a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues. With winding paths along the waterway and around the lake visitors can enjoy the breeze as they wind in and out of over a 100 stores and 25 restaurants. From A to Z, Barefoot…

Best Gift Shop

1st - Gay Dolphin
910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located on the Boardwalk, this iconic gift shop has been a staple of Myrtle Beach vacations for millions of families over the years. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Gay Dolphin has upwards of 70,000 items scattered throughout 50 “coves,” making it the largest gift shop on the East Coast as well as one of Myrtle Beach’s first…

Callahan's of Calabash

2nd - Callahan's of Calabash
9973 Beach Drive Southwest, Calabash, NC 28467

Callahan's of Calabash is a specialty shop just across the state line from the Grand Strand in North Carolina. Callahan's offers 35,000 square feet of shopping in the heart of this popular tourism destination with a variety of items, including nautical gifts, souvenirs, Christmas ornaments, collectibles and more.  The store has been at…

Christmas Mouse

3rd - Christmas Mouse
Multiple Locations - 4852 Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Everyone has that one Christmas tree ornament that they look forward to hanging every year, the one that mingles in your memory with everything else from the holiday season. So why not take a shot at giving a special ornament to someone, maybe one that will stick in their mind for years to come? Barefoot Landing’s Christmas Mouse is…