Myrtle Beach Restaurant Spotlight: Litchfield Beach Fish House

By Marissa Polascak
February 13, 2018

It may not look like much from the road, but Litchfield Beach Fish House in Pawleys Island is a favorite place to dine among locals and visitors to the Grand Strand. This family-friendly restaurant is often referred to as “the place with the shark coming out of the roof” as the establishment boasts “tacky” décor that is inspired by the coastal area.

But don’t let the fun décor here turn you away; while the aesthetics of Litchfield Beach Fish House may seem somewhat chaotic, the food here is out of this world. Those who have visited Litchfield Beach Fish House before will tell you that it is one of the best places to get fresh seafood along the Grand Strand.

The menu here is inspired not only by the restaurant’s coastal location, but also by Lowcountry, Gullah, and Creole flavors derived from local culture reaching back to the days of slavery. There is no doubt that the selections here are packed with tons of mouthwatering flavor that is sure to please the palates of people of all ages. Once seated, guests at Litchfield Beach Fish House are greeted with a basket of hushpuppies and honey butter to make the wait for entrees a little easier. And, if you have kids in tow, the staff here will give them pirate hats and shark teeth to keep them busy. The family-friendly restaurant is also home to a playground so that your kiddos can kill some time waiting to be seated or when waiting for their meal.

Start your meal with a soup such as Lowcountry Clam Chowder or mouthwatering Fish Stew. Or, opt for a salad made with Grilled or Fried Shrimp, Scallop, or Grouper.

Appetizers at Litchfield Beach Fish House include items Soft Shell Crab, Muddy Bay Oysters, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Fried Bay Oysters, and much more. These are sure to get your appetite going for some delicious entrees.

Of course, as one may guess, the menu here is seafood-centric and offers Daily Fresh Catch that is straight off of the local fishing boats. Other seafood options include a delicious Seafood Sampler with flounder, shrimp, oysters, a crab ball, and scallops; a Seafood Platter with grilled or fried founder, scallops, oysters, and shrimp; and much more.

Guests who are more in the mood for a handheld will enjoy a Po’Boy with shrimp, scallops, soft shell crab, crab cakes, oysters, and more. Burgers and chicken sandwiches are available for those who may not be in the mood for fresh seafood.

Visitors at Llitchfield Beach Fish House are invited to nosh on their meal inside or at the outdoor picnic tables. Both indoor and outdoor seating give guests views of the restaurant’s unique choice of décor, which includes nautical décor, pirate flags, fish art, and much more. Guests with kids tend to sit outside when the weather is nice as it gives children easy access to the pirate ship playground.

Next time you’re in the Myrtle Beach area, do yourself a favor and make the journey to Litchfield Beach Fish House. You and your family and friends will love the cool atmosphere and, most importantly, the delectable cuisine.