Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Beach fans voted for their favorite seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach in our inaugural Beachies awards. The result is 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 the Top 10 recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chesapeake House, family owned and operated in Myrtle Beach for more than 40 years, serves up fresh local seafood and baked goods. Specialties include Lobster Pie and Chesapeake Baked Flounder. All dishes are served with a bread basket that includes warm fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, yeast rolls and hushpuppies.
A nationwide chain with three area locations, Bonefish Grill is a popular choice for seafood on the Grand Strand. The wood-fired specialties include your choice of fish topped with one of five signature sauces. For the non-seafood lovers in your group, Bonefish also serves wood-fired steaks and pork chops along with a variety of starters and salads.
Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Flying Fish Public Market and Grill delights seafood fans with a fish market full of fresh selections that can be prepared either Cajun Style, Signature Preparation (coated with cornmeal and sauteed), Fire-Grilled or Hooked (topped with Cajun Popcorn Shrimp). Sandwiches, ribs, and chicken options are available as well.
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.
Mr. Fish has been a seafood staple for fish fans in the Myrtle Beach area since the early 2000s. Once located on 34th Avenue North, Mr. Fish moved to a new home at 64th Avenue North a few years back. Mr. Fish serves up fresh sushi and seafood including specialities such as Seafood Alfredo; Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos and Shrimp & Grits. If you like to keep it simple, you can get your seafood steamed, fried, sautéed or blackened.
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.
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