Enjoying a meal at a restaurant with a waterfront view is one of the great joys of vacationing on the Carolina coastline. Of all the thousands (yes, thousands) of dining options along the Grand Strand, a limited number offers a waterfront setting, but those that do treat their guests to something quite special. You might consider lunch or brunch outside overlooking the ocean on one of our area piers, or an early dinner inside in air-conditioned comfort with the big blue Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. Those seeking a waterfront meal may also choose locations along the Intracoastal Waterway and the creeks, inlets and marshes of the Lowcountry. From sandwiches and picnic fare under an Oceanside umbrella, to a special fine-dining experience in an elegant setting, seeking out waterfront dining is not impossible. We recommend going early while there’s still sunlight to enhance the stunning view, and here are a few oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach to get you started.
Wicked Tuna – 2nd Ave Pier
The Wicked Tuna has made a name for themselves on the Grand Strand as a top choice for “Hook to Plate” fresh seafood served in elegant and unique ways. The newest location at Second Avenue Pier offers all the great tastes guests have come to expect right in the heart of Myrtle Beach.<More Info Visit Website
The Marina Bar & Grill
The Marina Bar & Grill is located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at the Barefoot Resort. This is the perfect place to eat with the family, and it has an amazing view of the Intracoastal Waterway!
Boaters can pull right up to the dock to pick up a to-go order or stop in for a meMore Info Visit Website
Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill
Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill has been bringing a unique dining experience to the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach since September 2021!
Clearwater Oyster Bar offers amazing waterways views and some of the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand. The extensive menu offers a variety oMore Info Visit Website
Local on the Water
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Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Local on the Water is a true locals favorite with picturesque views and a diverse menu.
With outdoor patio seating, a fire pit, and even private dining options, you will always have a great time no matter where you sit. Known for having the best view oMore Info Visit Website
Sea Captain’s House
What started as a beach house for vacationers in the 1930’s, transformed in 1962 to become Sea Captain’s House – a nostalgic staple among Myrtle Beach eateries. Serving guests low-country appetizers, seafood, salads, and desserts with an oceanfront view has remained a favorite aMore Info Visit Website
Soho North on the Waterway
This popular Myrtle Beach eatery with two area locations offers a full menu of eclectic cuisine from Asia and beyond. Open from lunch until after midnight, some people go for the daily specials, while others head out for late night sushi and Soho’s cosmopolitan bar scene.Soho Food
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