Restaurants & Dining

Myrtle Beach restaurants open Christmas Day in 2020

December 9, 2020

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. If working away in the kitchen isn’t for you, check out these great Myrtle Beach area restaurants that are open Christmas Day for your culinary pleasure. Enjoy a pleasant holiday meal without all the work and cleanup!

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Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach will open at noon Christmas Day for a Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Christmas event! On the menu is a three-course meal that includes a choice of caesar salad bruschetta or blue cheese chopped salad; choice of baby back ribs, BBQ grilled chicken, grilled salmon, mushroom swiss burger, NY strip steak with mushrooms, surf & turf burger, legendary burger, or THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER; and either a holiday brownie with whipped cream or a espresso martini for dessert. Cost is $33.95 per person. 

Preston’s Seafood Buffet will be open at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day! The buffet will feature traditional holiday menu items such as turkey, honey-baked ham, prime rib, and stuffing alongside a variety of baked and fried seafood. Desserts include traditional holiday favorites.  The pricing is $32.95 for adults, $15.95 for children ages 7-11, and $7.95 for children 3-6. Reservations are recommended. Doors open at 11:30. 

Gulfstream Cafe will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They are also offering two carryout specials — a traditional holiday meal with ham and turkey, sides, and pecan pie ($24.95) and a prime rib feast for 4-6 people that includes prime rib with au jus, sides, and pecan pie ($169). 

Joe’s Crab Shack at Broadway at the Beach is open 4 to 10 p.m. Christmas Day. They will be serving ham with stuffing, red skinned mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Cost is $18.99 for adults and $8.99 for children. 


Elevate your holiday meal with a visit to the upscale Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River. The restaurant will be open from 4-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and noon-8 p.m. Christmas Day. The restaurant is offering a three-course menu for $42. The first course is a choice of escargot du chef, smoked salmon duo, butternut squash bisque, oysters Rockefeller (add $5)  or lump crab cake dijonnaise (add $5); second course is Chicken Brentwood, salmon en croute, beef short ribs, pork ossobuco, grilled lamb chops or shrimp and scallops chardonnay; and the third course is a choice of Christmas bread pudding, apple tart, or chocolate fondant. Add the chef’s wine selections and champagne to your meal for $18. Seating is limited. Call 843-249-2601 for reservations. 

Carolina Roadhouse will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and 1 to 9 p.m. Christmas Day for dine-in service. Carryout options include a traditional Christmas dinner with roasted turkey and ham, brussels sprouts, corn souffle, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with pralines, cranberry sauce, gravy and pecan pie for $24.95 or a prime rib feast for $169 (serves 4-6 people). 


New York Prime in Myrtle Beach will be open 3 to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve and 5 to 9 p.m. Christmas Day serving their regular menu of USDA prime-only beef, seafood platters, and classic sides. 

A carryout Christmas dinner is also available. The meal for either 2-3 people ($145) or 6-8 people ($325) includes slow-roasted beef tenderloin, brussels sprouts, sauteed onions, cheese mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, caesar salad and artisan bread. 

California Dreaming in Surfside Beach is open 1 to 9 p.m. Christmas Day. Special holiday carryout meals are also available, including a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, ham, sides and pecan pie for $24.95 and a prime rib feast for $169. 

Greg Norman Australian Grille will be open 2-8 p.m. Christmas Day with a special holiday menu that includes sweet yam bisque with ham and micro basil ($10); smoked salmon deviled eggs with pickled onions ($12); pan-seared sea bass with a lemongrass balsamic glaze ($45); pan-roasted duck with pecan forbidden rice, ginger greens and madeira cherry sauce; an “Eye of Ribeye” with white cheddar potatoes and grilled asparagus ($45); a bone-in cowboy ribeye ($45); and eggnog cheesecake with a pistachio crust and plum sauce ($12). 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy the Holiday Features Menu this holiday season at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Myrtle Beach. The Celebration Surf & Turf includes two buttery cold-water lobster tailed and choice of filet starting at $54.95. Limited-time wines are also available during the holiday season. To-go options are also available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Landry’s Seafood at Broadway at the Beach will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day. They will be serving their full regular menu as well as a holiday special feature of filet and lobster tail ($59).