Facebook Fans Pick Top Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle BeachBy Ashlee Carson Mar 06, 2013
There's a seafood restaurant on practically every corner in Myrtle Beach. Our Facebook fans have narrowed down their favorites, named on this list.
We polled our MyrtleBeach.com Facebook fans about their favorite seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach and received a huge list of all-you-can-eat buffets and family-owned restaurants and cafes all along the Grand Strand. Our famous seafood restaurants serve everything from crab legs and peel and eat shrimp to steam pots and the fresh catch of the day prepared your way. If you’re craving seafood on the Grand Strand, here are our fan recommendations.
Crabby Mike’s Seafood | 290 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, 843-238-3524
Crabby Mike’s Seafood has been a staple in the Myrtle Beach area for more than 20 years and continues to please its guests with its endless seafood buffet. The buffet is packed with hot food bars, a cold bar, a soup bar, a salad bar and a fruit and dessert bar. Feast on Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, friend shrimp, broiled shrimp, baked salmon, steamed crawfish, crab soup, seafood pasta salad and much more. There’s plenty for the non-seafood lovers with selections like lasagna, prime rib and macaroni and cheese.
The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood | 9593 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 843-449-0821
The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood is located on Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach and offers a 170-item buffet with fresh local seafood. They offer a pasta station, crab bar, carving station, an in-house bakery and dozens of “Calabash style” seafood items. It's no wonder they're voted "Best of the Beach" year after year. Tour through the dry sea aquarium while you're visiting to see a huge collection of nautical antiques, mounted fish and model ships. Stick around for a picture with an authentic pirate if you dare!
Sea Captain’s House Restaurant | 302 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 843-448-8082
Sea Captain’s House Restaurant is consistently voted “Best of the Beach” for seafood restaurant and fine dining restaurant. Take a quick glance at the menu and the views and you’ll understand why. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties like a Seafare omelet with fresh crabmeat, shrimp, mushrooms and Monterey Jack cheese; She Crab Soup; Low Country Crab Casserole and Pan Seared Sea Scallops- all accompanied by a beautiful ocean view.
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant | 1401 29th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, 843-916-CAPT (2278)
Captain George’s is another buffet favorite and is located just across the street from Broadway at the Beach. The buffet serves up hundreds of pounds of steamed shrimp, fried shrimp, scallops, fish, crab legs and so much more. They also offer an a la carte menu with Top Neck Clams on the Half Shell, New England clam chowder, Broiled Fish of the Day, beef specialties, kiddie selections, Oysters Rockefeller and a vegetable platter.
Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge | 4031 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-2044
Drunken Jack’s Restaurant and Lounge is a wildly popular restaurant located on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. They feature lunch, dinner, appetizers and a happy hour menu. Favorite menu items include bacon wrapped scallops, seafood platters, local grouper, soft shell crabs, baked stuffed flounder and steak Neptune. The restaurant has an extensive selection of grilled items for your meat-eaters too. The lounge offers live entertainment- perfect for busy evenings along the Marsh Walk.
Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant | 9597 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 843-449-1097
Drive north along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach and you’ll soon see the huge orange crab atop Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant. The award-winning seafood buffet boasts 170 items including soups, carving station, pasta station, hibachi grill, steamed and raw seafood, a deluxe salad bar, kid’s corner, fried seafood, stuffed seafood, and loads of desserts. The buffet also has a variety of sides and plenty of chicken, pork and beef options.
Sara J’s | 314 Atlantic Avenue, Garden City, 843-651-1657
Sara J’s is a family owned restaurant that offers fresh ingredients in classic recipes prepared to order. Their dishes are raved about up and down the beaches. Favorites include squid row calamari, filet of flounder, soft shell crabs, stuffed shrimp, Low Country shrimp and grits and an assortment of pastas, soups, salads, grilled items and much more. Enjoy views of the salt marsh and be sure to check out the 507-pound Blue Marlin in the dining room caught by the crew at Sara J’s.
Joe’s Crab Shack | 1219 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 843-626-4490 & 4846 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, 843-272-5900
Joe’s Crab Shack has two convenient locations on the Grand Strand and as their name states, crab legs are the main meals served up. Take your pick from King Crab, Dungeness Crab or Snow Crab in steampots, buckets or platters. They also offer lobster, shrimp, fish, crawfish and clams in addition to steak, burgers, starters and desserts. Visit them at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach or Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.
Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill | 408 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, 843-448-4881 & 904 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 843-213-1632
Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar and Grill offers great seafood, steaks and burgers in two Myrtle Beach locations. Start off with seafood tacos or Jordan’s juicy oysters served steamed or on the half shell. They also serve up clams, mussels, crab legs, shrimp, grouper, catfish and even seafood nachos or pizza. There are plenty of “down and dirty” sandwiches to please any palate plus an assortment of salads, soups, baskets, starters and an extensive drinks menu.
Duffy Street Seafood Shack | 319 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 843-249-7902; 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, 843-281-9840 & 9924 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 843-449-2233
Duffy Street Seafood Shack is a family owned restaurant with a laid back atmosphere with three locations in Myrtle Beach. The menu covers everything from fresh steam pots and platters to steaks, chicken and ribs. Build your own Low Country Boil your choice of oysters, steamed shrimp, Little Neck Clams and Snow Crab legs served in a bucket with corn, sausage and boiled potatoes. Duffy’s also serves sandwiches, po’ boys, kids’ selections and desserts. Don’t miss the page-long menu of daiquiris and drinks.
Other honorable mentions for seafood included Mr. Fish Seafood Restaurant, Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant, Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe, Chesapeake House and The Noizy Oyster.
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