Restaurants & Dining
Free & Cheap Kids’ Meals in Myrtle Beach
Finding restaurants in Myrtle Beach offering kids-eat-free deals and cheap child-friendly menu items is key to taking stress off your vacation budget. Restaurants in the Grand Strand include award-winning culinary hotspots, but meals can get pricey if you’re not careful. Taking time to sleuth out which eateries let kids eat free in Myrtle Beach helps keep your family fed and your wallet full, but we’ve already done the legwork for you.
Kid-friendly buffets are a great place to start saving cash on vacation. The wide selection of items promises to satisfy any picky eater, and kids often eat free with paying adults. If you’d rather grab a bite and enjoy a quiet evening at your hotel, most eateries honor meal deals (or offer extra discounts) for curbside orders. Staying at a hotel with free breakfast makes feeding your family first thing in the morning effortless. But going to Myrtle Beach restaurants like Bob Evans and Sea Captain’s House for breakfast is another satisfying, yet budget-friendly option, thanks to the reasonably priced children’s menus and the Bob Evans’ kids-eat-free deals.
Many sit-down restaurants offer affordable dinner options for little ones so you can treat yourself to a decadent meal without springing for surf and turf for your entire family. Head to Angelo’s Steak and Pasta, Sea Captain’s House, or Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach to enjoy elevated dining and take advantage of free buffets and cheap meal options for kids.
Resorts for large families offer accommodations with a full kitchen and make cooking cheap, easy meals a viable option. But if you prefer to go out and you don’t want to rely on fast food, restaurants near kid-friendly hotels often feature a nice selection of meals that are portioned—and priced—just right for children. Watch for eateries offering spontaneous kids-eat-free deals on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and slower times during the week, and consider joining restaurant rewards clubs to cash in on discounts.
Planning an affordable vacation is easier than you think. Look for hotel deals and attractions coupons to stretch your dollars. Then all you’ll need to decide is which of these local dining establishments is cooking on your first night in town:
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Dig into a seafood feast at Captain George’s Seafood Buffet! Each day, Captain George’s offers a $24.99 buffet price for kids 5 to 12, and $5.99 for children 4 and under. This restaurant also offers à la carte items and a kids’ menu for little ones whose appetites aren’t hearty enough for an all-you-can-eat meal.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you really want to fill up, the endless servings at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse are for you. This churrascaria serves more than a dozen cuts of meat tableside and offers an extensive salad and sushi bar. Kids 5 and under eat free with a paying adult.
3384 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Nationwide chain Bob Evans serves farm-fresh dishes, including comfort foods like pot roast and chicken pot pie, seafood, burgers, and an extensive breakfast menu. Feed your little ones for about $6 per plate. The kid-friendly menu features Little Piggy Pancakes, Grilled Cheese Triangles, plus chicken tenders and burgers. Each meal includes a choice of side, a beverage, and cookie, fruit, or sundae for dessert. Kids’ meals are free every Tuesday when you make an additional $15 purchase through the app. Take your meal to go and enjoy it at your suite or a local park.
Angelo’s Steaks and Pasta
2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
For authentic Italian, head to Angelo’s Steaks and Pasta. The buffet at this family-friendly restaurant features flavorful pasta dishes, meatballs, and pizza—and kids 3 and under eat free. They also offer a children’s menu and low-cost buffet pricing for kids. Pay $9.95 for ages 4 to 9 and $16.95 for everyone else. Save $3 on the buffet when you dine before 6 p.m.
Sea Captain’s House
3002 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
This oceanfront cottage-turned-restaurant offers delectable meals for adults and low-cost options for kids. The “Mini Mateys” menu features a nice selection of items for every meal of the day. Choose pancakes or French toast with breakfast meat and juice for under $6 per child. Lunch and dinner options include seafood entrées and burgers, and even a PB&J sandwich; meal prices vary between $5 and $10 per child.
New China Buffet
1700 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
This expansive buffet lets kids age 3 and under eat free every day of the week. Buffet pricing for ages 3–4 is $4.99, ages 5–6 eat for $6.50 each, and ages 7–10 eat for $7.50 per person. The 120 items, from steamed shrimp, boneless ribs, and chicken wings to egg rolls, chow mein, and fried rice, include so many options, everyone in your crew will find something they love. While Sunday Brunch pricing varies slightly, this is one of the most affordable all-you-can-eat spots for families visiting the Grand Strand.
Pirate’s Table Seafood Buffet
1100 Water Ave., Surfside Beach, SC 29575
When adults purchase the seafood buffet at Pirate’s Table, kids 4 and under eat for free. This family restaurant features items to satisfy any appetite, from oysters, seafood, and fish dishes to prime rib and a full salad bar. The children’s buffet offers the basics kids love, like chicken nuggets, French fries, and mac & cheese. Everyone can top off their meals with a scrumptious slice of cake or pie.