10 Family-Owned Restaurants to Try in Myrtle Beach

The family-owned Aspen Grille serves upscale cuisine that is locally sourced.
The family-owned Aspen Grille serves upscale cuisine that is locally sourced.

Most diners enjoy discovering little family-owned restaurants, and the Myrtle Beach area has tons of them! Check out this list of 10 family-owned restaurants to try while in Myrtle Beach:

Aspen Grille

Aspen Grille 5105 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Go here once, and it will likely become a place your heart and stomach often leads you. A few of our favorite dishes include Ravioli Rustici (sautéed with pancetta, onions, vodka, tomato sauce and cheese), Pasta al Forno (baked ziti with ground beef, peas, hard eggs and tomato sauce), Salmone al Pepeverde (grilled salmon with brandy/green peppercorn cream sauce), and Fettuccine Lizu where fresh noodles are sautéed with wild mushrooms, pancetta, roasted pignolis and brandy cream sauce. The pasta is house-made.

Cafe Old Vienna

Cafe Old Vienna 3901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Get a true taste of Germany at Cafe Old Vienna! This authentic German-Austrian restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach. Try out a German beer while choosing between a myriad of schnitzels, wursts, gulasch, and other German and Austrian dishes.

Crady’s Eclectic Cuisine on Main

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

Everything is extraordinarily delicious at this downtown Conway institution. Try one of the exquisite lunch salads or Vegetable Lasagna, or at dinner there are Ginger Scallops and Flat Iron Steak with blue cheese and chocolate demi-glace. This is definitely a place where you’ll want to save room for desserts like Two-Bite German Chocolate Toffee Crunch.

Fat Jack’s Wings & Things

Fat Jack’s Wings & Things 353 Highway 17 Business, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

This is where you can get the best wings on the planet. They’re cooked so the skin is crispy, and the plump inside is moist and juicy. Flavors are spectacular, from the sweet and tangy House version to Garlic Parmesan, Texas Gold Barbecue, Jalapeno Teriyaki, Cajun and extra-spicy Kamikaze. They also have delicious beers on tap.

Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Croissants Bistro & Bakery 3751 Robert M. Grissom Parkway , Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

Heidi Vukov from Croissants Bistro & Bakery means business with the gourmet fare that this locally favorite restaurant serves. The breakfast and lunch menus here feature a cornucopia of unique recipes that have locals and vacationers flocking to this quaint eatery. If you're trying out Croissants for breakfast, consider the Oscar crepes made with beef tenderloin tips, crab meat, asparagus, and Hollandaise sauce or the Ham, Herb & Brie omelette. For lunch, fill up on the Not Your Mama's Meatloaf Sandwich, or the Crab Cake Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and house remoulade served on a brioche bun.

Martin’s Restaurant

Martin’s Restaurant 7200 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Located at the Long Bay Resort, Martin's Restaurant is a hot spot for breakfast and dinner in Myrtle Beach. Dinner at Martin's Restaurant is truly delightful, as each dish is made "Specially For You." Before indulging in a delectable entree, try out an appetizers such as Eggplant Rolls (eggplant, proscuitto, and mozzarella, rolled up and then fried, served with homemade marinara sauce), Frog Legs, or the Escargot Crostini. As an entree, choose from a variety of meals made with veal, poultry, beef, shellfish, or fish. There are also vegetarian options available. Of course, you can't leave without trying Martin's table side Bananas Foster.


Pane e Vino

Originally from Rome, Italy, the owners of Pane e Vino do a wonderful job bringing true authentic Italian food to the Myrtle Beach area. The culinary team here believes in making fresh food from scratch, so there is no doubt the food here is delicious. Diners will love starting their meal with complimentary salad and Italian Wedding Soup while waiting on main entrees to arrive. The menu features a variety of pastas, baked dishes, and entrees made with chicken, veal, steaks, seafood, lamb, and more.

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s House 3002 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577

For over 50 years, Sea Captain's House has been serving deliciously fresh seafood to locals and visitors in the Myrtle Beach area. Enjoy waterfront dining while feasting on breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this favorite eatery. Some notable dinner options include Traditional Shrimp and Grits, Filet Mignon Neptune, Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya, Southern Salmon Cordon Blue, and many other mouthwatering dishes.

Simply Southern Smokehouse

Simply Southern Smokehouse 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

If you and your family are really hungry, then head on over to Simply Southern Smokehouse for an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner. The buffet at Simply Southern Smokehouse boasts a variety of soul food and Lowcountry cuisine including BBQ, fried chicken, lima beans, dumplings, ribs, collards, chicken bog, sweet potatoes, and much more. Simply Southern Smokehouse has a family-friendly atmosphere, and the food here will definitely have you coming back for more.

Z’s Amazing Kitchen

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

Treat yourself to fresh, flavorful food served up fast at Z's Amazing Kitchen. Owner Paul Zito and his staff aim to please customers with healthy meal options for lunch and dinner. The menu here includes a large selection of Shareablez, Soupz, Comboz, Tacoz, Saladz, Specialtiez, Paniniz, Sandwichez, and Wrapz. Some notable items are the Z's Loaded Chips, Korean BBQ Beef Tacoz, the Tuna Poke Salad, Scampi Alla Zito, and tons of other tasty items.


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