Restaurants & Dining
Restaurants at Barefoot Landing: A Culinary Tour
Barefoot Landing is a great destination for families to spend a day strolling around the shops, catching a show at one of the live music venues, or dining at one or more of the many restaurants, most of which have patios that overlook the 27-acre lake in the middle of the complex.
It’s an outdoor attraction, so you might consider bringing some sunscreen in the summer months. But whenever you go, there will always be plenty of options to choose from when you get hungry. Here’s the scoop on each of them.
(Hungry for more? Check out our guide to Myrtle Beach dining, complete with restaurant menus, reviews and pricing information.)
Wild Wing Cafe
4706 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Specializing in wings, this spot has 34 different sauces and rubs to choose from. Beginning with seven levels of Buffalo-style, ranging from Virgin to Braveheart (So hot you can lose your head over it!”), the options also include Ragin’ Cajun, Honey Lime Sriracha, and Red, Hot, and Bleu. Wings aren’t the only thing Wild Wing offers, though. The rest of the menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, sliders, wraps, flatbreads, a Spud Zone, nachos, and burgers.
Greg Norman Australian Grille
4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The famous golfer designed this eatery to imitate the atmosphere and flavors of his native land. Situated on the lake at Barefoot across from a yacht dock, the ambiance is paired with a menu full of fresh fish, aged steaks, and wood-grilled meats. They also have a huge wine list that was awarded a certificate of excellence from Wine Spectator.
Flying Fish Public Market and Grill
4744 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Seattle might come to mind when you think of fish flying through a market, but the menu at Flying Fish is a blend of Lowcountry and Cajun. Sure, there’s a fresh fish market and sushi bar, but entrees at this casual restaurant include classics like Shrimp and Grits, Lowcountry Crab Cakes, Jambalaya, and a Build Your Own Boil, which comes with your choice of crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and/or oysters.
House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The food at this restaurant may exceed most people’s expectations, unless you tend to think of concert venues as great places to find some contemporary international cuisine. House of Blues hired Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez to put together some innovative twists on classic American dishes, like their Applewood Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf or the Adobo-rubbed Pork Chop. Whether your favorite band is in town or not, House of Blues is a unique spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4868 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
With 32 beers on tap, tv’s everywhere you look, and numerous bar games (darts, pool, Golden Tee), Bully’s is a booze-centered restaurant. However, their list of burgers and sandwiches covers pretty much all of the bases – Philly Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, Chili Cheese Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and even a Corn Dog. It’s bar food, sure, but it’s a bar.
Ultimate California Pizza
2500 N. Kings Highway , Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
This is the place to go for a West Coast twist on the classic Mediterranean baked dough. They have plenty of city-inspired specialty pizzas (San Diego, San Francisco, Hollywood), but the thing to do here is build your own. The sauce and ingredient list is all over the map and includes fresh vegetables and fruits, and most of the meats you can imagine. And, just like California, the vibe is pretty casual, dude.
Joe’s Crab Shack
1219 Celebrity Cir R6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you’re in the mood for a cookout or boil but don’t want to do any of the work, Joe’s is the spot. The specialty here are the Buckets (choose a crab, choose a flavor) and the Steampots (different combinations of shellfish with corn and new potatoes), but all sorts of other fish entrees are available. It’s also worth noting that Joe’s provides bibs. So there’s that.
River City Cafe
404 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
With peanut shells scattered on the floor and license plates from all over the country covering the walls, this unique burger joint is about as casual as it gets. The twenty-two specialty burgers regularly win first prize in local contests, the fries are cut in-house, and they also hand-dip their onion rings. And the portions? Let’s just say you might be able to skip breakfast the next day.
Be warned – the servers at this restaurant are not always nice to you. On purpose! And that’s part of the fun. The goal at Dick’s is to have some laughs with your dinner, whether it’s a family night out, a first date, or a birthday party. There’s a little bit of everything on the menu – salads, steaks, ribs, seafood, chicken – and plenty of specialty cocktails to help you relax while your waiter makes you feel like a fool.
Umberto’s Pittsburgh-Italian Trattoria
4886 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Billed as Pittsburgh-Italian,” the menu here has the familiar veal and chicken options of Parmigiana, Piccata, Marsala, and Diablo, as well as their own Umberto’s style – white wine, garlic, artichokes, and black olives. Pasta, steaks, and seafood round out the entrée selection, and cannolis and tiramisu are the options for dessert. Tablecloths are draped on the tables, and the waiters wear ties, but don’t feel like you need to be in your Sunday best – beach casual is completely acceptable.
1216 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If this place feels like it’s been around forever, it’s probably because of the 50’s-style music and décor and staff that bursts into song and dance every once in a while. It’s a throwback to a time when diners were the place to be, when shakes and malts were the ticket to a good Saturday night. The menu is outfitted accordingly – burgers, melts, hot dogs, and cheesesteaks. Ah, nostalgia.