Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is home to hundreds of wonderful restaurants; from seafood shacks to steakhouses and everything in-between, the Grand Strand’s eateries have something to cater to anyone’s taste buds. And, whether you’re a foodie, or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, there are several upscale fine-dining restaurants in the area for you. Treat yourself to an amazing dining experience at one of these top 10 fine dining restaurants in Myrtle Beach, voted for by our fans in this year’s Myrtle Beach Awards (also known as the Beachies):
Sea Captain’s House
Over the years, the Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach has become a favorite restaurant for locals and visitors to the area, and for good reason. This upscale restaurant boasts breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, with each menu featuring a variety of fresh seafood dishes and other delicious creations. Heading to Sea Captain’s House for dinner? Try out the She Crab Soup, the Filet Mignon Neptune, Traditional Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya, or one of the other menu items. You can’t go wrong here!
Drunken Jack’s Restaurant
Located in Murrells Inlet, or the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, Drunken Jack’s is a wonderful restaurant to treat yourself to fresh, tasty seafood. Located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Drunken Jack’s is known for seafood, great views, wonderful service, and live entertainment. Grab a drink from the bar and make yourself right at home while you enjoy a fantastic meal here. Begin your meal with dinner start such as the Boom Boom Shrimp or the Drunken Jack’s Sampler before moving onto your main entrée. The variety of entrees here includes seafood dishes, pasta, steak, chicken breast, and more. Plus, don’t forget to finish off your meal with a Black Joke Pie, Key Lime Pie, Hushpuppy Sundae, or the Super Premium Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream.
Located on the famed “Restaurant Row,” the Chesapeake House restaurant has been serving up hot and delicious meals to Myrtle Beach since 1971. Here, diners will find a dinner menu that is full of variety, including seafood, steak, salads, and much more. Start your meal with Peel & Eat Shrimp before moving onto an entree such as the Chesapeake Baked Flounder, Fried Inlet Shrimp, a Seafood Platter, the Fresh Catch of the Day, Lobster Pie, Carolina Crab Cakes, Steak & Lobster…the list goes on an on!
California Dreaming is a family-friendly restaurant that boasts a large menu, and while many selections many be considered “casual,” they, too, serve many fine entrees that will put a smile on anyone’s hungry face. Opt for a seafood dish such as Fried Flounder, Fried Shrimp Platter, Oven Roasted Salmon, Fried Seafood Platter, or the Fish of the Day. Or, try something from the grill such as Filet Mignon, Baby Back Ribs, New York Strip, and other tasty items.
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
Take a step out of Myrtle Beach and head Down Under at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille at Barefoot Landing. This waterfront restaurant is home to beautiful views, fine décor, and top-notch cuisine that will have you coming back for more. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal, complete with a unique Australian flare. Choose from options such fresh wood-grilled chicken, seafood, steaks (100% premium Black Angus Beef aged 28+ days), salads, pastas, and more.
Joe’s Bar & Grill
For over 30 years, Joe’s Bar & Grill in North Myrtle Beach has been taking pride in their upscale cuisine and quality service. The friendly and professional staff at Joe’s Bar & Grill is proud to serve you with the best fresh seafood, veal, beef, and poultry dishes. For dinner, start your meal with an appetizer such as the Escargot with Mushrooms & Burgundy Wine & Garlic Butter, then move onto an entrée such as Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops, Veal Neptune, Scallops Meuniere, Chicken Marsala –the list goes on and on.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
Treat yourself to excellence at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach. This popular restaurant is a meat eater’s heaven, as the restaurant provides diners with the finest cuts of meat. Enjoy a large salad bar complete with hot and cold items, and make your way back to your table where the true culinary experience begins. Visitors will enjoy the non-stop table-side service, during which Gauchos will bring by a variety of meats to choose from. Getting full? No worries. Just change your Rioz place card from “green” to “red.”
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located in the Grande Dunes neighborhood of Myrtle Beach and is known for its top-rated fine dining atmosphere and menu. The restaurant’s menu features steaks and chops cut from only the finest USDA Prime beef and meats. Enjoy a mouthwatering filet, Cowboy Ribeye, New York Strip, Lamb Chops, Petite Filet & Shrimp, and more, plus specialty cuts such as the Tomahawk Ribeye, Bone-In Filet, and Bone-In New York Strip. The menu also features seafood dishes, sides, soups & salads, and desserts. Please note that dining here is ala carte.
The Flamingo Grill in Myrtle Beach has a rich history, as this establishment is owned and operated by two local restaurateurs who used to run another locally famous eatery called Cagney’s Old Place. Flamingo Grill is home to a unique, Art Deco-inspired interior, which is unlike any other restaurant in the area. Known as one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach for seafood and steak,” its no wonder that the menu here is very seafood and steak-centric. Some notable options include Filet & Lobster Tail, Seared Peppercorn Tuna, Zesty Shrimp & Grits, She Crab Soup, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Crabcakes, Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Oscar, and much more.
New York Prime
Are you a steak enthusiast? New York Prime in Myrtle Beach is a bustling New York-style steakhouse that has won several awards for Best Steak” throughout the two decades it has been open. This upscale eatery boasts only the best USDA Prime steaks, as well as fresh seafood. Begin your culinary experience at New York Prime with an appetizer such as Prime Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or New York Prime’s Classic Shellfish Bisque, or with a salad, before moving onto the main course: steak. Steak options here include Delmonico Steak, Petite New York Strip, New York Strip, Center Cut Filet of Rib Eye, Bone-in Rib Steak, Center Cut Filet, Petite Filet, Porterhouse for Two, and Chopped Steak of Prime, Aged Beef. Other options include Sea Bass and Live Lobster (3-13 lbs), as well as a selection of sides to be ordered a la carte.