Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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76. Seafood Restaurants

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Seafood Restaurants

Dining out is one of the great joys of vacationing, and dining out in an ever-changing sea of seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach is a treat that keeps visitors coming back for more.  The Grand Strand boasts hundreds of great seafood establishments. Some are situated within beautiful, old, coastal cottages, or within large seafood buffet eateries, tiny fish shacks, and even at the Grand Strand’s fine dining establishments. From simple “Calabash”-styled seafood, to gourmet delicacies, visitors have their pick of fresh catches with a budget and style of cuisine that will please everyone. The famed Gulf Stream lies just off our coast, and fleets of fishing boats bring in Mahi-Mahi, flounder, grouper, shrimp, tuna, oysters and even blue crab; neighboring coastal states provide the rest of the bounty. You could enjoy fresh seafood at a different Grand Strand restaurant every day for three years, and still have not tried them all! So grab your shuckers and get shuckin’, the oysters won’t shuck themselves!

Sea Captain's House

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Housed in an old oceanfront Myrtle Beach seaside cottage, the Sea Captain’s house is an annual favorite for many visitors, and a regular favorite for locals. Family owned and operated, the Sea Captain’s House deserves its reputation for excellence, providing great breakfast, lunch and dinner options plus a full bar and a fabulous oceanfront view. The menu is heavy on seafood, including fried dinners and platters, grilled fresh catch, crab cakes, shrimp & grits, and the Captain’s Seafood Muddle. Salads, chicken and steak round out the menu.

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Carolina Seafood and Steak

Located near the famed Restaurant Row between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, Carolina Seafood & Steak focuses on the flavors of the South. Boasting prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood options, Carolina Seafood & Steak is a family-friendly restaurant the prides themselves on southern hospitality and delicious dishes. Seafood options include crab legs, grilled grouper, fried or grilled seafood platters, and shrimp & grits.

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Angus Steakhouse and Seafood

from 3 reviews

Angus Steakhouse and Seafood has an extensive menu with plenty of options for the seafood lover in your life. Options include salmon, fried catfish, crab legs, lobster and mahi-mahi. Angus also serves up a shrimp fettucini alfredo for a more indulgent meal. Non-seafood options include a variety of steak, chicken and pork dishes.

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Bennett’s Calabash Seafood

from 4 reviews
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Bring your appetite to the all-you-can-eat Bennett’s Calabash Seafood buffet. Seafood options are plentiful, though some may be subject to availability. Visitors can expect to find salmon; steamed oysters; fried shrimp, clam and flounder; clam chowder; peel and eat shrimp; crawfish; and snow crab legs.  Non-seafood options are also available on the buffet, including fried chicken. Steaks are available to order as a platter from the kitchen with baked potato and one trip to the salad bar.

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Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

from 10 reviews

Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet offers more than 200 menu items, including crab legs, oysters and crawfish.

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Captain Jack’s Seafood Buffet

from 2 reviews

Captain Jack’s Seafood Buffet reopens for the season in March 2024. The buffet is full of the sea’s bounty, including crab legs, shrimp, fresh oysters, scallops and more. In addition to the plentiful seafood, Captain Jack’s promises Southern hospitality and a memorable dining experience.

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Carolina Seafood and Steak

The 14,000 square-foot historic building that houses Carolina Seafood and Steak contains many beautiful remnants, salvaged from the former Ocean Forest Hotel – Myrtle Beach’s first hotel, that was demolished in 1974. The Southern charm of the historic surroundings carries through to the seafood selections on the menu.  Try the Carolina Grouper served over mashed potatoes or indulge in the Shrimp & Grits. Additional options include fried or grilled seafood platters, Southern lobster tail and crab legs.

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Crab Daddy’s Seafood Buffet

from 5 reviews

Crab Daddy’s Seafood offers diners an all-you-can eat option as well as a full menu of land- and seafood favorites. The buffet includes crab legs and optional unlimited lobster, fried and peel-and-eat shrimp, flounder, stuffed crab, fried oysters and so much more. The dinner menu includes surf-and-turf selections as well as fried shrimp, calamari and devil crabs.

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Crabby George’s Calabash Seafood Buffet

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Crabby George’s Calabash offers an all-you-can-eat seafood extravaganza. Start out at the crab bar featuring snow crab legs, lobster claws, clams, steamed shrimp, stuffed flounder, salmon and more. The cold bar offers half shell oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and shrimp cocktail. Soups include she crab and clam chowder. The fried bar offers a variety of Southern style seafood including popcorn shrimp and fried oysters. There are plenty of non-seafood selections on the buffet for the land-food lover in your group.

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Dumpling and Seafood Restaurant

from 2 reviews

Looking for seafood with an Asian flare? Check out Dumpling and Seafood Restaurant, an authentic Chinese eatery on the north end of Myrtle Beach. Dumplings are the stars at this new restaurants, but there are plenty of seafood specialties on the menu. Try poach or steamed fish, sauteed clams, snow crab legs, ginger scallion lobster, and more. All dishes are made fresh and never frozen. Beef, chicken and other options are also available.

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Giant Crab

from 6 reviews
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You can’t miss the Giant Crab with its colorful exterior and fisherman’s wharf motif set against the backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. The buffet lives up to the hype with a huge selection of broiled, fried and baked seafoods, Crab Imperial, stuffed mushrooms, Oysters Rockefeller, seafood strudel and more. There’s also a Steam Bar with a variety of steamed and cooked shellfish including peel-and-eat shrimp, steamed oysters, mussels, clams and those much-loved crablegs.
In addition to the bountiful seafood, Giant Crab features a carving station for prime rib, Virginia Ham, roast beef, barbecued beef ribs and Feta Chicken.

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Hippie Hen House

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Hippie Hen House, located in Murrells Inlet, is a relative newcomer to the Grand Strand dining scene, but they’ve amassed a local foodie following with their inventive menu that includes a nice selection of seafood. The jumbo Maryland crab cake platter is a house favorite. The jumbo lump crab makes an appearance in the crab-stuffed flounder, crab-stuffed shrimp, and Southern shrimp and lump crab scampi. The firecracker salmon bowl adds an Asian twist to the menu. Hippie Hen House’s menu goes well beyond seafood with smash burgers, daily specials, and homestyle meals available.

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Hooks Calabash Seafood

from 19 reviews
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Hooks Calabash Seafood buffet offers more than 120 items on their all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, including seafood boil, shrimp, and white clams. Snow crab legs are also on the menu.

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Lobster House Seafood Restaurant

from 5 reviews

The Lobster House Seafood Restaurant is located by the Myrtle Beach State Park on the sound end of Myrtle Beach. The menu includes a variety of seafood specialties including whole lobster selected from the live tank, snow or king crab legs, scallops, salmon or chef’s selection oysters. From the appetizer menu to the entrees, seafood is king at Lobster House, but land-food is also available, including steak and grilled chicken tenderloins.

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