Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is home to hundreds of wonderful restaurants; from seafood shacks to steakhouses and everything in-between, the Grand Strand’s eateries have something to cater to anyone’s taste buds. And, whether you’re a foodie, or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, there are several upscale fine-dining restaurants in the area for you.
Treat yourself to an amazing dining experience at one of these top 10 fine dining restaurants in Myrtle Beach, voted for by our fans in this year’s Myrtle Beach Awards (also known as the Beachies):
Over the years, the Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach has become a favorite restaurant for locals and visitors to the area, and for good reason. This upscale restaurant boasts breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, with each menu featuring a variety of fresh seafood dishes and other delicious creations. Heading to Sea Captain’s House for dinner? Try out the She Crab Soup, the Filet Mignon Neptune, Traditional Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya, or one of the other menu items. You can’t go wrong here!
Take a step out of Myrtle Beach and head Down Under at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille at Barefoot Landing. This waterfront restaurant is home to beautiful views, fine décor, and top-notch cuisine that will have you coming back for more. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal, complete with a unique Australian flare. Choose from options such fresh wood-grilled chicken, seafood, steaks (100% premium Black Angus Beef aged 28+ days), salads, pastas, and more.
For over 30 years, Joe’s Bar & Grill in North Myrtle Beach has been taking pride in their upscale cuisine and quality service. The friendly and professional staff at Joe’s Bar & Grill is proud to serve you with the best fresh seafood, veal, beef, and poultry dishes. For dinner, start your meal with an appetizer such as the Escargot with Mushrooms & Burgundy Wine & Garlic Butter, then move onto an entrée such as Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops, Veal Neptune, Scallops Meuniere, Chicken Marsala –the list goes on and on.
Key West Grille at Broadway at the Beach is the perfect restaurant for your next special occasion. This island-influenced establishment provides guests with a unique atmosphere as well as a menu that is full of delicious options. While the ambience at Key West Grill is slightly laid back like Key West itself, the menu here is definitely something serious. There are definitely tons of fresh seafood selections here, but diners also have the choice from other items soups, salads, thin crust pizzas, pasta, Cuban rice bowls, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Popular items here include the Tuna Tower, Key West Conch Chowder, Signature Salad, Caribbean Seafood Basket, Cuban Steak Thin Crust Pizza, Havana Burger, Seafood Fettuccini, King Crab Legs, Prime Rib, and the Charter Captain’s Fresh Catch of the Day.
The Flamingo Grill in Myrtle Beach has a rich history, as this establishment is owned and operated by two local restaurateurs who used to run another locally famous eatery called Cagney’s Old Place. Flamingo Grill is home to a unique, Art Deco-inspired interior, which is unlike any other restaurant in the area. Known as “one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach for seafood and steak,” its no wonder that the menu here is very seafood and steak-centric. Some notable options include Filet & Lobster Tail, Seared Peppercorn Tuna, Zesty Shrimp & Grits, She Crab Soup, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Crabcakes, Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Oscar, and much more.
Are you a steak enthusiast? New York Prime in Myrtle Beach is a bustling New York-style steakhouse that has won several awards for “Best Steak” throughout the two decades it has been open. This upscale eatery boasts only the best USDA Prime steaks, as well as fresh seafood. Begin your culinary experience at New York Prime with an appetizer such as Prime Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or New York Prime’s Classic Shellfish Bisque, or with a salad, before moving onto the main course: steak. Steak options here include Delmonico Steak, Petite New York Strip, New York Strip, Center Cut Filet of Rib Eye, Bone-in Rib Steak, Center Cut Filet, Petite Filet, Porterhouse for Two, and Chopped Steak of Prime, Aged Beef. Other options include Sea Bass and Live Lobster (3-13 lbs), as well as a selection of sides to be ordered a la carte.
Located in Murrells Inlet, or the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, Drunken Jack’s is a wonderful restaurant to treat yourself to fresh, tasty seafood. Located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Drunken Jack’s is known for seafood, great views, wonderful service, and live entertainment. Grab a drink from the bar and make yourself right at home while you enjoy a fantastic meal here. Begin your meal with dinner start such as the Boom Boom Shrimp or the Drunken Jack’s Sampler before moving onto your main entrée. The variety of entrees here includes seafood dishes, pasta, steak, chicken breast, and more. Plus, don’t forget to finish off your meal with a Black Joke Pie, Key Lime Pie, Hushpuppy Sundae, or the Super Premium Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream.
Wicked Tuna is another great Murrells Inlet MarshWalk restaurant that is a top pick for fine dining and a great atmosphere. Diners at this upscale restaurant have the option of enjoying their meal inside the beautifully decorated dining room, or outside on the waterfront. As the name suggests, Wicked Tuna is known for their fresh seafood, which is caught on the restaurant’s personal fishing boat. Treat yourself to fresh sushi, seafood dishes, surf & turf, steaks, tacos, sandwiches, and salads, or opt for the Prix Fixe menu.
Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse
This Little River restaurant takes making good food quite seriously, and it is evident as Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse serves top quality food to hungry guests in the Myrtle Beach area. Celebrate a special occasion or take your sweetheart to this fine dining establishment for beautiful waterfront views, exceptional services, and wonderful food. Start your meal at Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse with something light such as the She Crab Soup, a delicious Caprese Salad, or an appetizer such as Ahi Tuna, Green Tomatoes, or the Coquina Crab Dip. Pair a refreshing glass of wine with your entrée selection, whether it is one of Clark’s amazing seafood, steak, or pasta dishes.
If you’re in the mood for an Italian fine dining experience, then check out Castano’s Italian Steakhouse at Barefoot Landing. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on a high quality dining experience as well as exceptional, authentic Italian cuisine. From tasty appetizers such as Bruschetta, Fried Calamari, Escargot, and Crab Stuffed Caps to soups and salads, there are plenty of ways to begin your meal at Castano’s. However, the main attraction here is the amazing entrees. Mangia on pasta dishes, seafood entrees, or entrees made with steak, lamb chops, chicken, veal, and more.
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