Top 10 Myrtle Beach restaurants as rated on TripAdvisor

A surprising number of Italian restaurants were on TripAdvisor's Top 10 list.
A surprising number of Italian restaurants were on TripAdvisor's Top 10 list.

One of the great joys of vacationing here is dining in Myrtle Beach and trying new places. But with so many restaurants to choose from, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the possibilities. While there's no sure-thing when it comes to trying new restaurants, user reviews can help you choose an eatery that's going to satisfy your taste buds. Here are the Top 10 restaurants in Myrtle Beach, according to TripAdvisor reviews and rankings. 

(Rankings and reviews on TripAdvisor are subject to change. These are the ranking as of April 2014.)


Sole Italian Restaurant

10. Sole Italian Restaurant 3401 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This family-owned eatery in downtown Myrtle Beach offers a delicious menu in a no-frills comfy environment. The menu features Italian staples like lasagna, manicotti and veal parmesan, all hand-made on site. Bonus: Sole is located in front of an oceanfront hotel so you can walk all those carbs off with a nice post-dinner beach stroll.

Luigi’s Trattoria

9. Luigi's Trattoria 503 61st Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A hidden gem tucked away in the upscale Dunes neighborhood of Myrtle Beach, Luigi's offers a charming dining experience with excellent food. Choose from classic Italian dishes or the more adventurous chef's specials. Enjoy a quiet meal on the outdoor patio or the cozy dining room.

The Library

8. The Library 1212 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

If you're looking for a unique fine-dining experience, check out The Library in downtown Myrtle Beach. Featuring European cuisine, The Library is famous for its Steak Diane, made tableside, as well as a variety of other appealing options. The wine list is extensive, and the service is top-notch.

Aspen Grille

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

Experience Lowcountry cuisine at its best at the fabulous Aspen Grille. Chef Curry Martin uses fresh, local ingredients with an emphasis on nightly specials to create a unique and mouth-watering menu. From Shrimp and Grits to Surf and Turf paired with delicious sides like Bacon Braised Brussels sprouts or Mushroom Risotto, Aspen Grille is a foodie's paradise.

Hana Teppanyaki

6. Hana Teppanyaki House 4036 River Oaks Drive, Suite 9, Myrtle Beach, SC

An unlikely strip-mall standout on the Myrtle Beach culinary scene, Hana Teppanyaki House in Carolina Forest is a favorite among food lovers. Hana Teppanyaki serves a variety of appetizers, including Tempura Soft Shell Crab and Scallops Dynamite, but the hibachi is the star. Served in generous portions with a choice of filet, chicken, shrimp or lobster, the hibachi dinners are cooked to order and come with your choice of delicious house sauces.

Amici’s Brick Oven Italian Bistro

5. Amici's Brick Oven & Italian Bistro 9924 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Located in the popular Broadway at the Beach shopping and entertainment complex, Amici's Brick Oven & Italian Bistro is an ideal spot to relax and refuel. Traditional Italian favorites include Eggplant Parmesan, Baked Penne, Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce, and Stuffed Shells. The pizza, calzones and stromboli are also crowd pleasers. A kids menu and delicious desserts round out the options at this affordable eatery.

Cafe Old Vienna

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

Cafe Old Vienna touts German cuisine with an Austrian twist, and it has been serving Grand Strand diners since 1997. A variety of schnitzels can be found at Cafe Vienna, including an Almond-Crusted Wiener Schnitzel or the Farmers Schnitzel topped with a sunny-side-up egg. Other interesting options include Chicken Cordon-Bleu, Sauteed Beef Livers and Osso Bucco. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

Ciao Italian Restaurant

3. Ciao! 5223 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ciao offers generous portions of Italian favorites like lasagna and spaghetti as well as seafood dishes, including fresh-catch fish. Or you can choose from veal, lamb, beef and chicken prepared one of a variety of ways: Parmesan, Picatta, Lemone, Cacciatore, Florentine, or the house special Ciao.

Toscana Italian Bistro

2. Toscana Italian Bistro 4209 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

Don't let the location fool you. Nestled between a beachwear store and a Dollar Tree is an authentic Italian bistro with a well-loved menu. Toscana Italian Bistro starts diners off with a myriad appetizers, including fried calamari, escargot and bruschetta. Entrees include Italian classics -- spaghetti, ravioli, manicotti and lasagna -- as well as seafood dishes, Veal Osso Bucco, Chicken Marsala, desserts and more.

SoBaya Japanese Bistro

1. SoBaya 3590 St. James Avenue, Unit A, Myrtle Beach, SC

Locals may consider SoBaya their little secret, but with big props on TripAdvisor, the secret is out. Serving Asian fare at affordable prices, SoBaya is a popular spot for lunch or dinner. Start your meal with edamame, Asian BBQ ribs or Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura. The main menu features a variety of specialties by chef/owner Takashi Miyazaki, including Panko Crusted Pork, Shrimp in Soy Sauce with Mushrooms and Spicy Korean Bibimbap.


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