Restaurants & Dining
Succulent Steaks in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach | We're going all geographic on you to offer a dozen suggestions for where to find great steaks in the Myrtle Beach area. By breaking down the Grand Strand into four sections you won't have to go far to dig into juicy cuts.
Little River/North Myrtle Beach
SeaBlue, 503 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, 249-8800
If you want the best, they serve USDA Prime and Kobe-style Wagyu Beef. The Porterhouse for Two is a treat, and the Filet Mignon is lush. It's served with Asiago Potato Strata, Haricot Vert, Gorgonzola and Aged Balsamic Syrup. SeaBlue is a romantic blue-lit haven for food and wine lovers; it has one of the best and most extensive wine lists in the area.
Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, 361-0000
Wagyu Kobe-style beef comes from golf legend Greg Norman's own herd. The kitchen has a wood-burning grille where they also cook seafood such as fresh fish and Australian rock lobster tail. Norman also has his own winery called Norman Estates, and its vintages are esteemed. If you're there at sunset, be sure to take a look as the sun sets over the waterway. The lounge is a terrific place for sophisticated cocktails and the sounds of a baby grand piano.
Filet's, 2120 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 280-5200
This is another terrific sunset restaurant: dining on Blackened Prime Rib while seated on the upper level is sublime. Picture yourself sipping a glass of a favorite red and watching the setting sun turning the Intracoastal Waterway into smoldering lava.
New York Prime, 405 28th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, 448-8081
New York Prime offers Old World service with jacketed servers pushing around wooden serving carts. The ambiance is exclusive steak house/bistro where the menu is classic and brief, and everything is a la carte. Knives are hardly needed to cut the exceedingly tender USDA Prime steaks.
Cagney's Old Place, 9511 U.S. 17, Myrtle Beach, 449-3824
One of the first restaurants to be built in the early 1980s on Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row, Cagney's decor contains many pieces of Myrtle Beach architectural history. It's a lovely backdrop in which to enjoy steaks and slow-roasted prime rib.
Angelo's Steak & Pasta, 2011 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 626-2800
Angelo Antonucci is celebrating his 30th year serving steaks to Myrtle Beach locals and visitors. His cuts are rubbed in a special house spice mixture and served on sizzle platters. If someone in your party isn't in a steak mood, there's also an Italian buffet and an extensive menu full of Italian specialties.
Surfside Beach/Garden City/Murrells Inlet
Bovine's Woodfired Grill, 3979 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 651-2888
They have a sirloin that's USDA Prime; other cuts include New York strip, filet mignon, ribeye, and a bone-in Cowboy Ribeye. You can also try some buffalo with a bison steak. Bovine's overlooks the inlet, and this year they have a sleek new decor.
Salt Water Creek Cafe, 4660 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 357-2433
This place is funky and fun, and the food is affordable and delicious. Try a Blue Moo Sandwich containing Flat Iron steak, blue cheese and caramelized onions; Prime Rib Sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese and jus; an 18-ounce Cowboy Cut Ribeye; or a Filet Mignon served with sautéed wild mushrooms. If you want, you can dine outside under ancient live oak trees draped in Spanish moss.
Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island/Georgetown
Quigley's Pint and Plate, 257 Willbrook Blvd., Pawleys Island, 237-7010
You can have some of the area's best micro-brewed beer from the vats of Josh Quigley while dining on beef tenderloin topped with pimento cheese, or a pub steak stopped with red eye gravy and gorgonzola.
Frank's and Frank's Outback, 10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, 237-3030
Whether you dine inside at Frank's or outside in the luxuriously casual al fresco sister restaurant, Frank's Outback, you'll have the fare of longtime executive chef Pierce Culliton's hearty American fare with international influences such as Filet Mignon with roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes and Madeira mushroom demi-glace; or Gorgonzola Stuffed petite filet served with Garlic Custard.
River Room, 801 Front. St., Georgetown, 527-4110
Yes, of course you can get fresh local fish at this waterfront restaurant in a wonderfully historic building with terrific personality. The owners also have great personalities, and they and their staff will make you feel wanted and pampered. They are known for their extensive and thoughtful wine list, and you can enjoy a selection with Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese Butter.