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Whether you’re looking for the best steakhouses and the finest seafood restaurants or just a hearty, affordable breakfast and a fun, family-friendly place to eat dinner, the restaurants in Myrtle Beach offer something for everyone. It’s no secret that the Grand Strand is big on taste on even bigger on variety, featuring exquisite eateries with exciting menus to appease even the most selective foodies and boastful buffets full of downhome country cookin’ that can satisfy even the hungriest of families. With many of the most popular chains represented, lots of unique theme restaurants and plenty of amazing local delicacies, your family is sure to find a dining option to fit your taste — and your budget. Read less

What We’re Known For

When it comes to finding something interesting to try the options are nearly endless from adventurous burgers, Mile high nachos and locally-brewed beers to healthy salads, vegetarian dishes and unique fusion cuisine from around the world. Here’s a look at some of the restaurants that make a vacation in Myrtle Beach so special:

Seafood Restaurants

Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best seafood in the world, living up to its reputation with a bevy of seaside restaurants serving up succulent seafood dishes and amazing oceanfront views. Depending on your taste, you can enjoy either the golden brown battered and fried goodness of Calabash-style seafood or the fresh caught Murrells Inlet- style cuisine served up in a town that’s known as the “seafood capital of South Carolina.” From huge seafood buffets to fine dining restaurants and quaint seafood shacks there are plenty of choices. See which spots our visitors think serve the best seafood.

Oceanfront Dining

Some of the most special and unique eateries in Myrtle Beach are those where you can enjoy a delicious meal while watching the waves with a magnificent ocean view. There are plenty of waterfront dining options along the Grand Strand including seafood restaurants, steakhouses and even top-notch hotels with restaurants. You’ll also find plenty of fun, friendly beachfront bars and laid-back beachy eateries that offer up generous portions of gourmet snacks, cocktails at sunset and a carefree atmosphere. Check out some of our favorite waterfront restaurants.

BBQ Joints

South Carolina is home to some of the best barbecue in the nation. Sure Kansas City, Texas and others may argue theirs is better, but according to the locals you can’t beat the down-home southern cookin’ that culminates in a perfectly sauced batch of pulled pork. While many of the best barbecue and soul food restaurants don’t like look much on the outside, it’s what inside that counts … heaping helpings of pulled pork, collard greens, sweet potatoes and fried foods that will fill you up right. From Prosser’s in Murrells Inlet to Big D’s and Little Pigs BBQ in Myrtle Beach and even Radd Dew’s out in Conway, there are plenty of great restaurants for great barbecue. But don’t just trust us, see what other visitors had to say about the best BBQ spots.


Vacation is the perfect time to let loose, splurge a little and try that massive steak you would typically pass on at home. Good thing Myrtle Beach has tons of top-notch steakhouses serving up the finest cuts of beef for you to enjoy. When it comes to steak spots we’ve got a little bit of everything from fine dining at Greg Norman’s and 21 Main to family-friendly places like Thorny’s and Angelos to Japanese Hibachi Steakhouses like Yamato and Miyabi. There’s even golfer haven’s like Chuck’s Steakhouse and unique all-you-can-eat spots like Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. Here’s some of the steakhouses our visitors suggest.

Variety galore

The Myrtle Beach restaurant scene is famous for many things, but perhaps the best part of all is the variety and sheer number of eateries here that make dining out one of the most popular activities around. In 2013, the area was named by Huffington Post as one of the Top 15 “restaurant-crazy cities” citing research that counted more than 1,700 restaurants in the Myrtle Beach/Florence area (that’s one restaurant for every 416 residents). In addition to all the awesome options mentioned above some other popular choices for visitors include romantic restaurants, mile-long buffets, exciting dinner shows, iconic burger joints and awesome food festivals. And if you’re looking for something a little different you can also find Indian, Irish, Ethiopian, Austrian, Vegetarian, German, Greek, Jamaican, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Kosher cuisine at a moment’s notice.

Finding the perfect restaurant has detailed profiles on many of the best restaurants around the Grand Strand. Here’s how you can use our site to find the perfect eatery for you and your family during your next vacation.

Narrowing it down

There are so many awesome choices, that often narrowing down the area’s restaurants can be a tough task. To make things easier, use our sorting features to narrow your search: 1. Choose price ranges to filter out any restaurants that are too expensive/inexpensive for your wants. 2. Choose the type/types of cuisine that you desire. 3. You’ll now see only the restaurants that fit your taste and budget.

Reviews to guide you

Not sure if a restaurant’s right for you, check out the reviews from Myrtle Beach visitors and users. Here’s how it works: 1. Click on a restaurant to view more information about the food and the atmosphere 2. Scroll down and check out reviews from Facebook users. 3. If you have eaten at any of the restaurants on, please leave us a review. Reviews are extremely helpful and we would love to know about your experiences dining in Myrtle Beach. Help us help you, and future visitors by leaving reviews of any restaurants you try while you’re here.   4. If you don’t see any Facebook reviews yet, you can see what folks are saying on Yelp by clicking on “Reviews” in the upper left-hand side of the page.

Myrtle Beach Dining Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What food is Myrtle Beach known for?

Answer: Seafood is a popular choice along the S.C. coast. Most restaurants offer multiple preparations of fish and shrimp, but Calabash-style fried seafood is a favorite among Myrtle Beach diners. Other Lowcountry favorites include Shrimp and Grits, she-crab soup, chicken bog, pulled pork, and fried chicken.

Question: What are the most popular restaurants in Myrtle Beach?

Answer: Myrtle Beach is home to hundreds of great restaurants. Sea Captain’s House is a longtime fan favorite located on the oceanfront in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Other popular eateries include River City Cafe, which is famous for burgers and fries, House of Blues, and Eggs Up Grill.

Question: What restaurants have the best views? 

Answer: Tin Roof is a new eatery and bar in downtown Myrtle Beach with beautiful ocean views from the rooftop dining area. Sea Captain’s House also offers ocean views in a charming former beach house. Art Burger Sushi Bar is another unique oceanfront choice.

Question: What restaurants are located at Broadway at the Beach? 

Answer: Broadway is full of great dining options, including Liberty Brewery & Grill, Senor Frog’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and American Tap House. More than 20 restaurants call Broadway at the Beach home, so there’s something for every taste.

Question: What restaurants are located at Barefoot Landing?

Answer: Unique dining options at Barefoot Landing include Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s, House of Blues, Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, and Blueberry’s Grill.

Question: What are some fun restaurants in Myrtle Beach? 

Answer: If you’re looking for a more entertaining dining experience, Myrtle Beach has you covered. Dick’s Last Resort at Barefoot Landing offers cheeky humor along with your food. Tin Roof, located on the oceanfront with a rooftop dining area, delivers live music with their Southern-inspired music. Johnny Rockets at Broadway at the Beach is a family favorite with their ’50s diners setting that includes a singing and dancing staff.