Holiday meal guide: Myrtle Beach restaurants open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Many restaurants in Myrtle Beach are open on Christmas Eve, and some are even open on Christmas Day.
Many restaurants in Myrtle Beach are open on Christmas Eve, and some are even open on Christmas Day.

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. If slaving away in the kitchen isn't for you, check out these great Myrtle Beach area restaurants that are open either Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day for your culinary pleasure. Enjoy a pleasant holiday meal without all the work and cleanup!

Times may change depending on staffing and demand so you may want to call ahead. If you'd like to add a restaurant to this list, please email

California Dreaming

California Dreaming 10429 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach , SC 29575

With a variety of steaks, seafood and salads to choose from, California Dreaming is an ideal spot to grab a bite during the holidays. Christmas Eve hours for both Grand Strand locations are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Christmas Day hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse 4926 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Castano's Italian Steakhouse at Barefoot Landing will be open on Christmas Eve from 4 to 8 p.m. with holiday specials in addition to their regular menu.

Crady’s Eclectic Cuisine on Main

Crady’s Eclectic Cuisine on Main 332 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526

Leave the cooking to Crady's Eclectic Cuisine on Main in Conway this year. They're offering whole turkey, ham and prime rib dinners; quiches; ten different a la carte menu items and Baker Barbara's sweet and savory offerings. All orders must be placed by December 21 and picked up by 3 p.m. December 24.

Croissant’s Bistro & Bakery

Croissant’s Bistro & Bakery 3751 Robert M. Grissom Parkway , Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

Croissants Bistro and Bakery will offer a special Feast of Seven Fishes dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The feast includes shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, crab, lobster and grouper in a smoked tomato broth with cheese tortellini, spinach, artichoke and fried leeks for $32. Call for reservations. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day.

Damon’s Grill

Damon's Grill 2985 S. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

For a relaxing oceanfront meal, check out Damon's Grill on the south end of Myrtle Beach. With a variety of salads, sandwiches, ribs and more, Damon's has something for everyone on the menu. Damon's is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. It is closed Christmas Day.

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill 4744 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill, located at Barefoot Landing, will open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Christmas Eve.

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille 4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Greg Norman's Australian Grille will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Christmas Day with a special menu including selections like She Crab soup, composed salad with salted caramel apple, toasted pecans and sharp white cheddar; fresh swordfish served over cranberry rice pilaf, finished with sweet potato and green apple slaw; apricot sous vide roasted breast of goose over sausage and dried cranberry dressing, served with bacon-infused green beans, cranberry sauce and goose gravy and wood-grilled filet topped with lobster compound butter served with wild mushroom bread pudding and grilled asparagus. Save room for plum pudding finished with brandy butter.

Landry’s Seafood

Landry's Seafood 1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Served pretty much every way you can imagine, the seafood at Landry's takes the spotlight. Choose from Blackened Redfish with Crawfish Etoufee, Shrimp Fresca, King Grab Legs, or more traditional fried or broiled seafood platters. Landry's is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. They will also open on Christmas Day from 1-8 p.m.

Midtown Bistro

Midtown Bistro 2004 Hwy 17 S #3, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Midtown Bistro in North Myrtle Beach will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet

Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet 4530 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Preston's Seafood and Country Buffet is open on Christmas Day at 11:30 a.m. and will be serving a good old-fashioned feast. The carving station will feature tender roast Tom Turkey and honey baked ham. Other foods include BBQ, cold boiled shrimp, sweet potato casserole, seasoned vegetables, homemade yeast rolls and bakery desserts. Reservations are accepted.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse 2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse will serve up their belly filling meat dishes, salad bar items and sides on Christmas Eve. They will be closed on Christmas Day,

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 8211 Marina Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

If you're in the mood for meat, kick off your holidays with a mouth-watering steak at Ruth's Chris at the Marina Inn waterfront. Although Ruth's Chris is famous for steak, the restaurant also offers delicious chicken, seafood and veggie selections as well. All sides are served family style a la carte. Ruth's Chris is open 3 to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and 3 to 10 p.m. Christmas Day.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro 4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC 29566

Elevate your holiday meal with a visit to the upscale Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River. The restaurant will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve and again from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day. Menu details to come.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot 5001 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Get your fondue on at The Melting Pot this Christmas Eve! They will open at 11:30 a.m. and are accepting reservations until 8 p.m.

Vintage Twelve

Vintage Twelve 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Vintage Twelve at Kingston Resorts is offering a special Christmas Dinner from 3 to 8 pm. The price is $36/person plus tax and gratuity. The four-course menu includes selections like iceberg wedge salad, sweet Georgia baked onion soup, jumbo prawn cocktail, country veal pate, prime rib, baked grouper, honey glazed pit ham, Beef Wellington, white chocolate ganache with almond brittle, Figgy pudding with peppermint ice cream and baked apple strudel with caramel rum. Call for reservations.

Waterscapes at Marina Inn

Waterscapes at Marina Inn 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Waterscapes at Marina Inn will serve a five course menu for $45/person from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The prix fixe menu includes selections like escargot; stuffed rabbit saddle; Oyster Rockefeller; Truffle Cauliflower Bisque; Beef Wellington and Rainbow Trout. Call for reservations or visit

Thorny’s Steakhouse & Saloon

Thorny’s Steakhouse & Saloon 600 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Thorny's Steakhouse and Saloon will open at 11 a.m. Christmas Day, serving up ribs, steaks, seafood and pasta. With Thorny's Kid's Zone, little ones can entertain themselves with video games and activities while the adults relax and enjoy a holiday meal. Thorny's is closed Christmas Eve. 


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