This steakhouse features Prime USDA meat selections and an extensive wine list. Try the filet beef tips, the award-winning lobster bisque or small plates like the Gnocchi with Lamb Bolognese.
This steakhouse features Prime USDA meat selections and an extensive wine list. Try the filet beef tips, the award-winning lobster bisque or small plates like the Gnocchi with Lamb Bolognese.
This eatery situated under the shade of live oaks offers a pub atmosphere with delicious Southern food made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Traditional favorites are served with a creative twist, like the chicken bog on a stick and chicken and waffle sliders. Explore a variety of salads, handhelds, burgers and entrees. Try the chicken pie or your choice of protein with two Southern sides like sweet tea collards and redneck caviar. Be sure to check out the impressive craft beer list with many local brews. Closed Sundays.
American Tap House is a chef-driven gastropub dedicated to the “art of craft food and craft beer.” With more than 40 American beers on tap, it’s a great place to explore brews. Menu items are prepared with the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when possible, and inspired by regional American comfort food with a Southern twist. Try the Lamb Lollipop, the Bang Bang Grouper or the Tap House Hangover Burger.
1320 Celebrity Circle #119, (843) 712-2301. $$–$$$$; L, D
This Myrtle Beach landmark is known for its aged steaks that sizzle at the table and its all-you-can-eat Italian buffet. A full menu is also available. Try the chicken Marsala, the New York strip steak or the linguine with clam sauce (red or white) specialty. Lunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays.
This new addition to North Myrtle Beach has seating overlooking the beautiful House Creek Marsh. The Italian/American menu has offerings like wood-fired pizzas, pastas with homemade sauce, fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and lots of delicious appetizers for sharing. Start out with the Italian sausage spring rolls, the crab stuffed mushrooms or a charcuterie board before moving on to the fried gnocchi pesto, the chicken Parmesan or a delicious steak. A variety of pizzas (like the Buffalo chicken), sandwiches and salads complete the menu.
This trendy spot on the ocean is perfect for when you can’t decide between burgers and sushi. Try the Dali burger with fried pickles and avocado ranch or the American Gothic roll with sweet potato tempura and eel sauce. Don’t forget a delicious drink from the liquid nitrogen bar. A portion of the restaurant is dedicated to local art guilds to display and sell their works.
This elegant spot offers Lowcountry classics such as shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes. The menu changes seasonally, so check their website for updates. Offering live music, a sophisticated wine selection and a lively happy hour. The blueberry bread pudding is the perfect ending to a great meal here.
Both located at The Litchfield Inn, these dining options are sure to please. Ocean One offers a fine dining experience with panoramic ocean views serving up contemporary American cuisine that changes based on season and availability of fresh products. Dishes include the likes of pan seared duck breast and pistachio and ginger encrusted grouper. For a more casual experience, the Cabana Cafe offers outdoor oceanside seating with a variety of sandwiches, fried seafood baskets, salads and tropical drinks. Closed Sundays.
Banditos is back under new ownership. With fresh, locally sourced and authentic Mexican cuisine paired with an enormous tequila list, you can’t go wrong. Start with an appetizer like the street corn, before moving on to a variety of tacos, bowls, burritos and more. Try the Bandito Burrito with chicken, poblano rice, black beans, lettuce, cotija, avocado cream and queso or the Baja Shrimp Bowl. Don’t forget to pair a margarita or tequila flight with the ocean views.
Owned by Jeff Martini and family, Bar 19 Twelve delivers an upscale yet cozy dining and drinking experience. Small plates range from the jalapeno bacon wrapped shrimp to the Maryland style crabcake to the carne asada tacos. A variety of seafoods, salads, chicken, beef and even pulled pork poutine round out the offerings. An ever-changing cocktail menu is curated under the watchful eye of mixologists and blends exotic flavors and vintage classics.
Barefoot Bistro brings a unique dining experience to the north end. Each day they serve up brunch, lunch and dinner, with an array of mouthwatering delights and delicious daily specials. Brunch items include chicken & waffles and huevos rancheros, with lunch and dinner choices ranging from salads, soups, pizzas and sandwiches to entrees like the shrimp basket and chicken pot pie. Don’t forget to check out the dessert selections, like the strawberry/banana pudding and peanut butter pie.
This organic food store and kitchen offers a smorgasbord for those looking for healthier options. Serving salads, soups, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, burritos, baked goods and more. Check out their blackboard specials, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Try the Chocolate Chiller smoothie or the smoked potato burrito. A second location is in North Myrtle Beach.
You can blame your belly on this delicious deli that offers creative spins on specialty sandwiches, unique craft beer, and quality meats and cheeses. Try the Little Italy craft sandwich loaded with capacollo, pepperoni, salami, provolone, red onion, pepperoncinis, lettuce, tomato and deli dressing on a soft hoagie roll or the caprese panini with mozzarella, basil leaves, tomato, balsamic vinegar and mayo. Sides includes coleslaw, pasta salad and potato salad. You can also choose from a great selection of Boarshead products to take home.
The menu changes daily at this Italian trattoria and is found on a large chalkboard on the back wall. Selections include a variety of pasta dishes, along with veal, beef, seafood and chicken offerings. Examples of dinner dishes include cheese tortellini marinara, blackened flounder cannellini and beef ravioli Bolognese. Features a selection of Italian wines. Lunch is served Wednesday–Friday and includes soups, salads, half orders of favorite pasta dishes and sandwiches. Closed Sundays.
Bimini’s has been serving visitors and locals for more than 30 years. This island-inspired restaurant has your seafood favorites like conch fritters and fried shrimp, or you can splurge on the crab legs or steam pot. Of course, don’t leave Bimini’s without some of their famous oysters. Lunch is served Fridays and Saturdays.
Chef Adam Kirby dishes up delicious fine dining in the heart of Pawleys Island. Bistro 217 boasts an array of dining choices, including steaks, seafood and pastas with an assortment of specialty desserts. Favorites include herb-encrusted grouper, grilled filet mignon with seared shrimp and the homemade ice cream flight. Closed Sundays.
This casual fine dining restaurant is a favorite among locals. Serving only USDA Prime dry steaks and chops, it is the only restaurant on the Grand Strand to hand-cut their steaks to order. Delicious Italian entrees, pizza and an impressive wine list round out the menu. Try the center cut filet mignon, the stuffed sea bass or the chicken piccata. Closed Sundays.
The quiet, relaxing atmosphere helps you truly enjoy this fine dining experience. Order a specialty cocktail and sample some of these top Thai delights. Popular dishes include the medium-hot garlic shrimp, the green curry beef and the crispy duck.
Blueberry’s Grill serves breakfast and lunch daily. Shrimp and grits fans will find two offerings—South of the Border and Charleston Style. Try the cinnamon roll French toast or the crabcake benedict, as well as a variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Bonfire brings classic Southern barbecue to downtown Conway in a cool and casual atmosphere. Enjoy Waccamaw River views as you dine on pulled pork, eclectic tacos like street corn and fried catfish, racks of ribs, wings and more. Check out the beer and wine on tap. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
This restaurant’s rustic fusion of Southwest- and Southeast-inspired entrees includes wood-fired steaks, specialty pizzas and a variety of appetizers. Try the Cowboy ribeye, the Carolina crab cakes or the pulled pork pizza. Corn pudding is a favorite side.
Simple and to the point, Brisket is a barbecue joint. Choose from pulled pork, spare ribs, sausage, chicken and, of course, brisket. For a starter, try the Texas Frito pie—a cast-iron skillet filled with Fritos, chili, melted cheddar and sour cream. Burgers and sandwiches and sides like mac and cheese and collard greens complete the menu. Don’t forget to wash it down with a cold beer.
Get fired up for the newest place to grab a delicious pie. Brixx offers a variety of wood-fired pizzas, like the Korean Pepper Steak and Pear and Gorgonzola. If you aren’t in the mood for a slice, choose from salads like the Thai Chicken, pastas (roasted chicken penne is a favorite) and sandwiches (like the meatball sub). Don’t miss the excellent selection of craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Be sure to check out their great daily specials, like half off bottles of wine each Sunday!
This hidden gem features delicious downhome seafood and more. Order fried green tomatoes or hushpuppies for your table to share before enjoying a variety of delights from the sea. Opt for the all-you-can-eat catfish fried to perfection, oysters or a po’ boy sandwich. There are great choices for landlubbers too, included a slow cooked rack of ribs. Grab a beer and enjoy the front porch and ocean view.
Kick back and relax while you enjoy good food oceanfront. With live music and outdoor dining, this is a great place to indulge in a cold cocktail or some favorite house dishes such as clam chowder, grouper fingers, wings or a Bummz Burger.
Serving up fresh and healthy options, Cafe Gelato’s goal is to be more than “just another restaurant.” Choose from a variety of muffins, pastries, coffees and breakfast sandwiches, as well as salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps and smoothies. Try the NY style lox and bagel, a classic BLT or the Italian caprese salad. Don’t forget the famous gelato in 14 flavors! Drive-thru service and outdoor dining options are also available.
A favorite since 1997 that serves up authentic Austrian-German and European cuisine. Featured dishes include bratwurst, a variety of schnitzels and Hungarian gulasch with sides like red cabbage and potato pancakes. Enjoy the great polka music and lots of German beer and finish off your experience with a piece of black forest cake. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Caffe Piccolo offers a full Italian menu in traditional sauces. Start off with delicious bread and a bowl of tomato basil soup before moving on to the mushroom ragu, the veal Marsala or the pan seared diver scallops. Be sure to check out the extensive wine list.
This favorite seafood buffet offers all kinds of delicious items, including crab legs, steamed shrimp, broiled salmon, steamed clams and mussels, fried oysters and much more. Meat lovers can choose from the sirloin steak and pork BBQ ribs. Lunch is served on Sundays.
Taking over the space that was once occupied by Planet Hollywood, Carolina Ale House offers great beer, great food and lots of TVs to catch your favorite teams in action. Select a brew from the impressive draft list and try an appetizer like the frickles (fried pickles) or the cheese curds. Then dive into some wings, an Asian grilled chicken salad or a pimento and bacon burger. Ale yeah!
Known as the “unruly” cousin of California Dreaming, this restaurant features an open kitchen cooking up thick-cut steaks, baby back ribs and seafood platters cooked to order. The flaky croissants with honey butter and delicious entree salads are also faves.
This is a spot where Southern hospitality meets great food. The menu has a little bit of everything, from pasta and seafood to burgers and pizza. Try the grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce, a New York strip steak or the pork chops followed up by a piece of chocolate cake.
A staple of Myrtle Beach’s Restaurant Row for over 30 years, Chestnut Hill offers fresh local seafood, the finest Mid-Western corn fed beef, Lowcountry dishes and more. Enjoy appetizers like Oysters Rockefeller before moving on to mouthwatering entrees like filet mignon, veal Neptune or crab cakes. Finish off with a decadent dessert like the strawberry shortcake.
Enjoy lunch or dinner under oak trees at this decidedly eclectic spot. Serving soup, salad, pasta and seafood in creative combinations. Try the fried green tomato Napoleon appetizer before moving on to entrees like shrimp and scallops with grits and truffle butter. Closed Sundays.
Savor this New York–style pizzeria’s signature pies. Try the Meatlovers with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham and meatball or the ranch-based Winterplace with grilled chicken, spinach, red peppers, feta and oregano. You can also choose from a wide variety of sandwiches and traditional Italian fare. Check out the great lunch specials.
Chuck’s has been offering the traditional steakhouse and salad bar concept in Myrtle Beach since 1979. Thick and juicy hand-cut steaks, prime rib, lobster tails and chicken are all cooked to perfection and served with scrumptious sides. Enjoy a chocolate martini for dessert. A waterway view, large fireplaces and a library complete the atmosphere.
Clark’s features USDA Choice steaks plus fresh local seafood. Overlook Coquina Harbour and enjoy the Clark’s House Salad with shrimp, the lamb lollipop chops or filet Napoleon, as well as an impressive wine list.
Clean Eatz’s mission is to be the first step in someone’s healthy lifestyle. You can pick up a meal that is real food in its most natural form or order a meal plan that provides meals throughout the week. Build you own bowl and be sure to try the infused waters. There is also Murrells Inlet location. Closed Sundays.
Known to locals as one of the best restaurants on the Strand, this Mediterranean favorite features seafood and meats served in a gallery setting. Try the rack of lamb or the sautéed scallop cake. Cocktails (like the Orange Cinnamon Whiskey Smash) and made-daily desserts (like coconut cake) complete the meal. This unique venue also features a coffeehouse. Closed Sundays.
Costa offers authentic Italian in a cozy and rustic atmosphere. Featuring a menu of options from the “Land” and from the “Sea,” start with the fried asparagus appetizer and try entrees like the pappardelle and diver scallops finished with a white truffle oil drizzle. Don’t forget to pick a bottle from the impressive wine list.
Crave brings authentic Italian with a hip atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of pasta dishes like lobster ravioli, as well as meat dishes like pork osso buco. Try the broccoli rabe and Italian sausage New York-style brick oven pizza. Close out the night with a delicious cocktail like the Maple Pecan Old Fashioned.
This spot with a European feel serves items like crepes and an array of salads and sandwiches, as well as a wide selection of baked goods. Try the crab cakes benedict, the French onion soup or the chicken salad croissant. A second location is on 82nd Avenue North.
Crooked Oak specializes in farm-to-table dining with a unique blend of recipes passed down through family with a bit of a modern twist. Enjoy lunch offerings like the pulled chicken BBQ sandwich and the turkey cheddar jalapeno burger. Dinner entrees include a diverse array of favorites, including shrimp and grits, Carolina crunchy Dijon flounder, a bison burger and a variety of mouthwatering steaks cut in-house, from filet mignon to flat iron. Closed Sundays.
This deli and sports tavern features some of the best subs and pub grub in the area. Make sure you get a sandwich on their fresh baked bread piled high with your choice of meat. Some favorites include Dagwood’s Dipper, the French dip and any of the cheesesteaks. The wings are also an area favorite. Be sure to check out the Surfside location as well.
This family-friendly chain serves up American food in a sports bar setting with a twist—tons of arcade games to entertain all ages. Enjoy eats like BBQ ribs and Buffalo wings or the Thai chicken chopped salad. Draft beer and creative cocktails like the Black Raspberry Proseccorita complete the experience.
A local favorite, stop in at Dead Dog on the MarshWalk to have some blue crab nachos or the grouper stack. Listen to live music, down a delicious cocktail and enjoy the cool breezes off the inlet. Breakfast offerings include smoked salmon benedict.
Located at the Wacca Wache Marina, the “upscale shabby” Deck 383 gets its name from its Intracoastal mile marker number and its beautiful outdoor deck that overlooks the water. Fresh dishes from the kitchen are sure to please any taste, from savory burgers to seafood to daily entree specials. Try the Big Water Burger with ground chuck, short rib and brisket, the Shrimp BLT on a brioche bun, or a flatbread like The Shroom with grilled portabella, roasted red pepper, soft leeks and grated Swiss. Beautiful views, great drinks and magnificent sunsets are also on the menu. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch. Closed Mondays.
This Key West-style restaurant has two locations and is known for its variety of seafood, including oysters, clams, shrimp and more. There is also a great selection of sandwiches like po’ boys and cheesesteaks. If you’re really hungry, spring for the delicious Dirty Don’s Dunkin’ Pot. Don’t forget the oyster shooters!
Named after a pirate who was left behind on a Murrells Inlet island, Drunken Jack’s overlooks the MarshWalk and has an open-air deck. Serving a variety of fresh seafood, the restaurant also offers specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list. Try the boom boom shrimp, the New England clam chowder or any of the seafood platters.
This eatery located in the Grande Dunes Marketplace serves up both delicious eats and great live music. Lunch options include weekday blue-plate specials like meatloaf and two sides. A great happy hour features music plus drink specials and appetizers like lobster egg rolls and a giant soft pretzel with crab meat and beer cheese. Dinner shines with pork chops, filet, turkey burgers and more. Come for the food and stay for the great entertainment.
With its multiple locations, fast and friendly service and consistently good food, El Cerro is an area favorite. The restaurant serves up a variety of Mexican fare, from tacos, fajitas and quesadillas to entrees like carnitas, enchiladas and chimichangas. Don’t forget to wash it down with a delicious margarita!
This popular spot is the home of Calabash-style seafood. The casual and friendly atmosphere offers a comfortable and relaxed respite where you can enjoy seafood platters with flounder, shrimp, deviled crabs, catfish, scallops, oysters and more, as well as delicious sandwiches and sides like hushpuppies and coleslaw.
At this unique eatery choose from a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables and sauces—then watch your chef cook your meal with giant chopsticks on the round gourmet grill. Offerings also include salad, appetizer, sushi and dessert bars.
This gastropub offers up a variety of small plates, salads and soups, chops, seafood and more. Favorites include the chicken & biscuits, the wild boar meatloaf and the crispy pork belly. Don’t forget to check out the extensive wine list. Closed Sundays.
This art deco themed restaurant has been a Myrtle Beach mainstay since 1986. Flamingo is known for its outstanding food and service. Try the blackened prime rib, Cajun oysters or the fried lobster bites. Closed Sundays.
With options from a sushi bar to daily fresh catches, seafood lovers will devour this delectable establishment. Favorites include the fried green tomatoes appetizer, oysters on the half shell and the shrimp and grits. Steaks and sandwiches round out the menu. Cheers with a delicious white peach sangria.
Franco’s offers up delicious real New York pizza, as well as family recipes. Start with an antipasto salad before diving into a variety of pies, like the Balboa with homemade meatballs, pepperoni and Italian sausage. Calzones and strombolis are also on the menu, as well as entrees like chicken parmesan, pastas like the baked rigatoni and subs like the sausage & peppers. Come taste Franco’s tradition today!
Frank’s is among the Grand Strand’s culinary treasures. Scrumptious dishes, a professional waitstaff and an extensive wine list make it a must for Pawleys Island visitors. Favorites include the tuna nacho stack appetizer and entrees like the lamb chops and the grilled center cut filet. Closed Sundays.
Eat fresh, well and local with this fine dining Italian restaurant. Enjoy a variety of pasta, seafood and meat dishes like lobster ravioli, chicken or veal parmigiana and steak with a pepper dry rub. A second location in Myrtle Beach will open in May 2020.
This Australian grill and local favorite offers everything from seared duck breast and lobster ravioli to prime rib and wood-grilled pork chops. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront views as you dine. Indulge in a cocktail like the Godiva chocolate martini or a dessert like the peanut butter cheesecake.
Enjoy a cold margarita and some homemade chips and salsa on the large outside patio, the perfect setting for a nice day in Pawleys Island. Try the carnitas or the Burrito Supreme. A second location is in Murrells Inlet.
This family-owned restaurant located in the North Litchfield Beach section of Pawleys Island serves up dinner seven nights a week and offers an extensive menu full of home cooking, seafood and choice aged beef. Start out with the steamed shrimp appetizer and dive into favorite entrees like the fried seafood platter, jambalaya or filet mignon. Check out the sandwiches and small plates, as well as the great early bird special.
This sports bar/neighborhood pub has tons of big screens, regular events and live music. Choose from appetizers like BBQ chicken nachos, as well as burgers, wings, build your own salads and more. Favorites include the smothered chicken and a side of crispy Brussels sprouts. Don’t forget a cold beer!
Opened by the owner of Croissants, this restaurant is an adventure for your taste buds. Hook & Barrel prides itself on its fresh take on dining. Enjoy She Crab Soup to start and choose from entrees like peach pork tenderloin, Myrtle Beach paella and a variety of fresh fish cooked to your specifications. Be sure to indulge in a Jellyfish Martini and try the Sunday brunch.
The original Hot Fish Club was one of the first restaurants in Murrells Inlet. Today the Club offers “good food, good drink and lively conversation.” Favorites include the blue crab fondue, lobster pot pie and blackened red snapper. The Gazebo features live music and drink specials. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
This is a great place to enjoy delicious food, cold beer and brick oven pizza. Try appetizers like stuffed mushrooms and Italian entrees like eggplant rollatini, as well as a variety of salads and sandwiches. Brick oven pizzas like the white broccoli and chicken are also favorites.
The House of Blues isn’t only about great music! Their restaurant draws its menu inspirations from all across the South. Enjoy iconic dishes like jambalaya, shrimp and grits, pulled pork, baby back ribs and fried chicken. There is also a wide range of sandwiches, salads and burgers, plus classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, sprits and craft beer. Don’t miss the famous Sunday brunch!
Inlet Provision Company serves up good food and bad advice. Operated by the Hot Fish Club family, enjoy a deliciously quirky menu with locally-sourced meats, seafood and produce. Start with the hot boiled peanuts or the drunk’d-up shrimp in a bourbon BBQ sauce. Inlet Specialties include the seafood platter and prime filet, and steamed options feature a variety of pots brimming with fresh seafood. Salads and sandwiches like the lobster grilled cheese round out the menu. Don’t forget to try the delicious dessert jars in flavors like banana pudding and key lime pie. Closed Sundays.
Enjoy beautiful views of the marsh from this rustic renovated home tucked away across from Barefoot Landing. Menu favorites include steak au poivre, veal Neptune and the Triple Play with char-grilled ribeye, a Lowcountry crab cake and blackened shrimp. The Raccoon Cove Deck Bar is a cozy spot for an after-dinner drink.
Johnny D’s offers an innovative menu in a fresh atmosphere and serves up breakfast and lunch dishes that leave diners raving. For breakfast choose from an array of waffles, benedicts, pancakes, French toast and skillets. Favorites include the red velvet waffles, the pound cake French toast and the Irish skillet with homemade corned beef hash. Don’t forget to add a strawberry lemonade mimosa! Lunch offerings include a variety of burgers and sandwiches, like the pork belly burger. Check out the second location in North Myrtle Beach.
It’s hip to be square at this Maryland favorite that has made its way to the Grand Strand as they serve up non-traditional pies with a square shape, four-cheese blend and sweet sauce. Try the Buffalo chicken pizza or venture out into a variety of appetizers, salads, subs, wings and traditional Italian entrees. Favorites include the spicy toasted ravioli, the spaghetti and calzones, and the steak and cheese sandwich.
Liberty celebrates America’s rich ethnic cooking and handcrafted beer. Try the chicken nachos appetizer before moving on to crispy shrimp tacos or exploring the Signature Steak section of the menu. A variety of pizzas, burgers and sandwiches are also available. Don’t forget to add a brew!
This beautiful waterfront restaurant offers fresh seafood, 40 beers on tap and sunset dining. You can even come by boat. The menu has a little bit of everything. Start with an appetizer like the seafood fritters or smoked brisket nachos. Move on to a variety of salads, flatbreads, wings, sandwiches and burgers. Entree options include baby back ribs and the shrimp boil pot. Don’t forget to check out the delicious raw bar featuring a variety of oysters, shrimp, clams and more.
Owner and chef John Lombardo uses his family's Italian recipes in his restaurant that specializes in traditional favorites. Try the grouper florentine, escargot, fettuccine Alfredo or the lasagna.
Luigi’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant known for its great food. Try the steak and shrimp scampi or the seared scallops. Don’t miss the early bird and happy hour specials.
This colorful "diner with flair" offers an extensive menu, including breakfast items like the Charleston Benedict with a crab cake and Elvis French Toast with peanut butter and banana. Lunch items include a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, shrimp and fish baskets and burgers. Don’t forget the mimosa or Bloody Mary!
The newest eatery at Barefoot Landing, LuLu’s offers up the gumbo love. The restaurant of Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy, you’ll find great food and drinks, gorgeous water views and live music each night. Choose from a variety of salads, sandwiches, seafood baskets and burgers. Try the Crazy Sista’s Pulled Pork Sandwich, a fried crab claw basket or the Southwest burger with sautéed onions and jalapeños, queso and guacamole. There is also a great play area for the kids and a bar serving cool cocktails, like the Big Blue Shark Margarita.
This upscale Mexican restaurant offers fresh, delicious food. Start out with some guacamole made tableside before you dive into a menu that includes fajitas, carnitas, chili rellenos, tacos, chimichangas, desserts and more. Try the pollo en mole poblano or the shrimp empanadas. Don’t forget the amazing drinks, like the cucumber chili margarita!
This favorite may not look like anything fancy but locals know it is one of the best spots for wings on the beach. Throw in delicious burgers, seafood baskets, cold beer and great happy hour specials and you have a recipe that keeps people coming back for more. Choose from wing sauces like Cajun, Garlic Parmiyaki and Jalapeno BBQ. This is also a great place to catch a game.
This Italian-inspired restaurant has the standard of "simple food and simple prices." The bistro's atmosphere is relaxed and they serve up a variety of steaks, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and more. Try the seafood pomodoro, the prime rib sandwich or the eggplant flatbread. Round out your meal by choosing from a selection of delicious wines, specialty drinks and martinis, including raspberry and lemon drop.
This spot in the Northwoods Plaza Shopping Center serves up authentic Cuban/Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine created from decades-old family recipes. The menu features pork, beef, chicken and seafood dishes. Try a Cuban sandwich or the Quiero Mas entree featuring shredded beef brisket in a broth of white wine, onions, garlic, tomato and peppers. Don’t forget the namesake drink—order a fresh, delicious mojito!
Owned by a father-daughter team, this authentic seafood restaurant pleases with a menu of fresh specialties that also includes a variety of sandwiches, platters and even sushi. Try the black n’ bleu tuna sandwich, the seafood tacos with your choice of protein, the crab mac & cheese or any of the sushi rolls. Finish off with a slice of the chocolate cream grit pie.
Create your own nacho combination or choose one of the signature creations at this hip location at The Market Common and in North Myrtle Beach. Don’t miss the Bangin’ Shrimp taco, the What the Cluck! quesadilla or one of the delicious margarita options. Visit the second location in North Myrtle Beach.
This seafood market also serves up delicious meals without the frills. Come for sandwiches or dinners of catfish, flounder, croaker, crab cakes, shrimp and more. Sides include hushpuppies and coleslaw. You can also grab a wide variety of fresh seafood to cook up at home. Closed Sundays.
A local favorite, Pastaria 811 specializes in northern Italian cuisine. With homemade dressings, a welcoming atmosphere and an excellent wine list setting the scene, try the gorgonzola salad dressing, the lasagna or the stuffed chicken Marsala. They also serve up delicious pizzas. Closed Mondays.
Southern cooking queen Paula Deen’s restaurant serves up classic recipes family-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes Ooey Gooey Butter Pancakes and chicken and waffles. Lunch and dinner offerings include down-home dishes like chicken-fried pork chops, beef pot roast and Georgia fried catfish. Don’t forget the banana pudding for dessert, y’all!
You’ll have a shell of a good time at this local favorite. The menu is filled with eclectic, classic and creative options made from the freshest ingredients around. Dig into a plate of blue crab nachos, crab cakes, fish tacos or a delicious boiler pot. Live music on the deck is great for grabbing a drink and the massive fenced in jungle gym is perfect for entertaining the younger set. This ramshackle shack is always filled with food and fun.
9448 Ocean Highway, (843) 979-2722. $–$$$; L, D.
The “classically shabby” Pawleys Island Tavern is all about shrimp, beer and blues. A local favorite, start out with the famous crab balls before making your way through soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, seafood options, pizzas and delicious entrees. Opt for the Pyscho Burger with pimento cheese, chili, sautéed onions, coleslaw, jalapenos, an egg over easy and hot sauce. If you’re looking for something a little tamer, go for a seafood platter or pizza, like Gaye’s Special with spinach, garlic, tomatoes and feta. Closed Mondays.
Gourmet specialties available at this cafe and market include escargot, steak tartare, duck breast, spicy crab spaghetti, filet mignon, seafood risotto and many more. Homemade soups, salads and decadent desserts are also offered daily. The bar list boasts a variety of wine, beer and cocktails, like the lavender lemon drop martini. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Offering up fresh Vietnamese fare, Pho Claire is authentic and delicious. Appetizers include shrimp cakes and summer rolls with peanut butter sauce. Enjoy pho with a variety of protein options, from rare beef to chicken to shrimp. Noodle bowls with your choice of protein and fresh veggies are healthy and tasty. The Banh Mi sandwich is also a winner. Be sure to check out their refreshing (and beautiful) bubble tea options.
Dine overlooking the ocean at this restaurant at Second Avenue Pier. Enjoy breakfast dishes like the Garden City Grit Bowl and a variety of omelets. Lunch includes a variety of small plates, salads and sandwiches, while dinner offers main courses like crab cakes and the Georgetown Grouper Rueben. There is also an open air bar.
This fun spot encourages diners to graze, gulp and take a walk on the wild side. Pizza Hyena specializes in hand-crafted flatbread pizzas made in a brick oven, from the basics to creative pies like the “This is Guacword” with guac sauce, carnitas pork and cotija cheese. The delightfully punny menu also features a variety of appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Be sure to take a look at the delicious cocktail offerings and check out the craft beer list.
This dining spot offers Lowcountry-inspired comfort food and beer in a casual, family pub atmosphere. Favorites include the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, the pub burger (add the fried egg and bacon!) and fish tacos. With an extensive list of brews on tap and other specialty drinks like the carrot cake martini, it serves as the perfect after-work spot for dinner or a great place for a laid back happy hour.
Dining at this Brazilian-inspired steakhouse is quite the experience. Guests can partake of a hot and cold salad bar of seasonal favorites and continuous tableside service of choices, including a variety of beef, pork, lamb and poultry, as well as delicious grilled pineapple. A full-service bar and extensive wine list complement the food and attentive waitstaff. A second location will open in late May 2019 in North Myrtle Beach.
RipTydz brings a taste of excitement with its one-of-a-kind oceanfront dining experience. Part restaurant and part beach bar, enjoy fresh seafood, prime steaks and delicious drinks along with amazing views. Popular items include the smoked Gouda chicken eggrolls and the OMG burger. Don’t forget to hit up the rooftop bar.
An area staple known for great American fare, River City Cafe offers an assortment of delicious burgers, along with the freshest sandwiches, salads and more. The impressive OMG burger is a colossal favorite and features two patties with bacon, Swiss and cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomato and fried onion strings stuffed between two fried egg and cheese sandwiches. The restaurant was also named “one of the best places in the nation to feed the kids” by USA Today. There are seven locations across the Grand Strand.
Housed in a more than 100-year-old building originally opened as a dry goods and grocery store, this waterside restaurant features extensive seafood offerings along with steak and chicken. Favorites include the Carolina grouper and Joe’s Stuffed Chicken with cream cheese, smoked mozzarella and Tasso ham. Indulge in the New Orleans bread pudding for dessert. Closed Sundays.
Take advantage of the deck overlooking downtown Conway at this spot that offers a seafood-influenced seasonal menu along with chicken, pork and beef. Enjoy appetizers like the Lowcountry spring rolls and supper entrees like pecan fried quail and the lump crab cake with grilled sea scallops. Try the mini ice cream cone sampler for a sweet treat. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Known for its casual and inviting atmosphere, this spot offers up some of the freshest seafood. Enjoy oysters on the half-shell, fried, Rockefeller style or steamed, as well as tasty offerings like clams, scallops, mussels, crawfish, shrimp, crab legs, lobster and a variety of fish. Other favorites include the Hawaiian tuna, shrimp scampi and a simple but delicious po’ boy.
This Front Street eatery serves up American cuisine with local roots in a hip setting. Start out with an appetizer like crispy Brussels sprouts before enjoying entrees options like seared diver scallops, an herb-roasted half chicken, beef short ribs and house made ricotta tortellini. Round out the delicious experience with a cold craft beer, a selection from the impressive wine list or an inspired cocktail like the Surfside Margarita. Closed Sundays.
Not at all pretentious and entirely delicious, Russell’s serves up the freshest seafood. Start with an appetizer like the conch fritters before moving on to a variety of sandwiches, burgers, baskets and entrees. The fresh catch sandwich changes daily and can be cooked broiled, blackened or fried. Try the deviled crab basket or the baked fantail shrimp and scallop dinner special, which is served over sliced mushrooms in a light wine sauce. You can also order from the raw bar. Closed Sundays.
This restaurant touts “Southern food done right and from scratch” in a family-friendly environment. Try brunch items like blueberry pancakes, sandwiches like the brisket on Texas toast and entrees like the country-fried steak. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays.
Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at Grande Dunes Marina, Ruth’s Chris prides itself on serving only the best USDA Prime steaks served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. Pick your favorite cut and pair it with a delicious side like the lobster mac and cheese or creamed spinach. Save room for the bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
This locally owned cafe promises an “upscale casual” dining experience with a wide variety of menu offerings. Try the coconut crunchy shrimp or the balsamic rosemary hanger steak. There is also an offering of pizzas, including the Mason Dixon with pimento cheese. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays.
Built in 1930, this former guesthouse offers a variety of seafood selections, along with beef, chicken and pork. Try the she crab soup and the shrimp and grits. A slice of hummingbird cake is also a must. Be sure to check out their breakfast menu.
SeaBlue features European-American cuisine served in a sophisticated interior and boasts beef USDA Prime-grade or above and organic produce. Small plates such as foie gras and oysters on the half sell are offered, along with signature plates like bronzed grouper and rack of Australian lamb. This establishment also offers an extensive wine list. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Here diners enjoy an eclectic menu of sushi, hibachi and more. Favorite dishes range from pad Thai to signature sushi rolls to full dinner entrees, including steak, chicken and seafood. Be sure to order a cocktail upstairs at Rooftop21, the open-air bar.
After the success of LUNA in Murrells Inlet, Sol opened its doors to give the south strand a treat with their authentic and delicious Mexican food. Start with fresh guacamole made tableside before moving on to a variety of tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas and entrees like the carne asada. Don’t forget a margarita and the amazing desserts, like the ancho chile chocolate lava cake. Open for lunch on weekdays; closed Sundays.
You will leave full and satisfied after a meal at Southern Comforts, featuring overstuffed sandwiches like the grilled meatloaf. Dinner entrees include a variety of beef, chicken and seafood. Favorites are the buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp and grits. Down home sides like corn fritter casserole and dirty tomato rice complete the experience. The location is also a bakery.
Located across from the Breakers Resort, this speakeasy offers a seasonally changing “farm to shaker” cocktail menu, as well as 12 rotating taps that pay tribute to Southern roots. Food offerings are just as memorable and innovative. Try something from the “Share” portion of the menu like shrimp & grits soul rolls or the goat cheese burger sliders. Entrees include butter poached halibut and short ribs, as well as a selection of salads and sandwiches. Closed Sundays.
Robin egg blue walls and an eclectic collection of Aztec suns and modern art adorn this downtown Myrtle Beach “Tex-Mex meets Lowcountry” eatery. Try the fresh guacamole and the fish tacos or the Old School chicken burrito. Don’t forget the margaritas! Closed Sundays and Mondays.
This new Mexican concept restaurant at Barefoot Landing specializes in rice bowls, tacos, fajitas and more all with amazing waterway views. The range of tacos starts at tried and true carne asada and runs the gamut to soft shell crab and roasted cauliflower. Try the cilantro-lime shrimp rice bowl or the grilled chicken fajitas. Be sure to check out the indoor/outdoor bar serving up signature margaritas, great cocktails and an impressive selection of tequilas and mezcals.
This local favorite offers fresh seafood, classic Lowcountry dishes and specialty steaks. Signature appetizers, including Tommy Texas cheese fries and wings, make the perfect pairing for the restaurant’s happy hour specials. Entrees include prime rib and Charleston crab cakes. The flash fried Brussels sprouts and Yukon mashed potatoes are favorite sides.
This family-owned restaurant offers up traditional Thai delights. Start with an appetizer like spring rolls or fish cakes or a variety of salads like the chicken ginger and soups like the shrimp coconut. Entrees include a variety of Thai fried rices and curries, as well as pad Thai, rard nar, pad bha mee and more.
The original Boundary House sat astride the Carolina state line and was built as a place of rendezvous for travelers. Today they offer “casual dining at its finest” with beef, seafood, chicken and pasta. Try the hot crab dip appetizer, the Cajun seafood pasta or the prime rib. Check out the Sunday brunch.
This chef-owned restaurant is located in a historic Victorian house. The menu features Lowcountry French cuisine like escargot, crispy duck confit and Southern bouillabaisse, as well as filet mignon. Be sure to take a glance at the impressive wine list and try the profiteroles (cream puff) dessert. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
These mad scientists invite you to start out with a beaker of a great cocktail, like the Molecular Mule. Try the shepherd’s pie or shrimp scampi before concluding your experiment with some peanut butter truffles. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays.
This MarshWalk restaurant showcases New England lobsters, oysters, crab legs, clams, mussels and a variety of coldwater specialties. Whole lobsters are served, as well as lobster bisque, a lobster roll and more. Don’t miss the tuna ceviche or the mussels marinara. For a brew, visit the Inlet Tap Garden located out back.
Enjoy the floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean along with Lowcountry cuisine. In addition to an extensive breakfast menu with offerings like sweet potato pancakes, dinner includes a variety of options. Try the vegetable risotto, the pork tenderloin or a made-to-order pizza like bacon cheeseburger.
Conveniently situated off the Bypass, this bar and grill offers simple but delicious eats like fish tacos and a variety of tasty burgers. Rounding out the menu are sandwiches like the fried green tomato BLT, wings, salads, fresh sushi and entrees like the fried shrimp basket. Be sure to take advantage of the great happy hour with daily food and drink specials, as well as a variety of craft beer.
This family dining establishment offers American cuisine with a variety of salads, burgers and sandwiches, steaks, ribs and seafood. House specialties include grouper Rockefeller, prime rib and chicken parmesan. Closed Sundays.
This menu includes everything from fresh sushi to a variety of burgers and wraps to tacos and steaks and even build-your-own salads. Try the Famous Monk Burger with creamy peanut butter or the Monk Turds appetizer—fresh fried jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and bacon. The wings here are also a must. Don’t forget to check out the extensive draft list and great happy hour. Check out the second Grand Strand location at Broadway at the Beach.
The Kitchen Table serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options seven days a week, all with a great view. Dig into deliciousness with the Boston creme pancakes, the stuffed strawberry French toast or a breakfast skillet. If you’re in the mood for lunch, a variety of salads and sandwiches, like the turkey melt, are available. Don’t forget the lemonade mimosa! Breakfast is served all day and lunch is served starting at 11 a.m.
The Library was established in 1974 and offers an unprecedented fine dining experience. Try the Steak Diane from the Chef’s Selection menu, prepared table-side with a creamy mushroom demi. Finish off a great meal with a spectacular flambé dessert. The speakeasy themed bar is the perfect place to enjoy a signature cocktail, bourbon flight or fine bottle of wine. Closed Sundays.
This new waterfront eatery from the owners of The Boundary House serves up excellent seafood, as well as beef, chicken and pork dishes and a variety of sandwiches. Try appetizers like Mussel Beach featuring broiled mussels with sweet-spicy Thai coconut basil curry sauce over pad rice noodles. Dig into fresh entrees like the Mink Island Crab Cakes and sandwiches like the Twin Tuna Club. Enjoy the view from indoors or outdoors as you overlook the Calabash River and choose from 24 beers on tap, 30 wines by the glass and a delicious specialty cocktail selection.
Located in the original Little River United Methodist Church, this unique restaurant offers New South and Continental cuisine. Try the Parmesan encrusted chicken, fresh catch of the day or the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Enjoy the extensive wine list. Closed Sundays.
Housed in the former Longbeard’s in Carolina Forest, this sister restaurant of The Grumpy Monk offers craft beer, a wide-ranging menu and eats for your best canine (who is welcome on the outdoor patio). Build your own salad or choose from a variety of tacos, paninis and sushi rolls, as well as great apps and a vegan and vegetarian menu. Don’t miss the great happy hour and the menu with items just for your pup, including pupcakes and chicken jerky.
This eatery offers an eclectic menu, inspired cocktails and an impressive whiskey list. Snack on appetizers like duck wontons and cheeseburger dip. Move on to a variety of burgers, sandwiches and entrees. Favorites include the Breakfast Burger and the Shrimp Scampi Mac & Cheese. Wash it down with a Key Lime pie martini or one of the many whiskey options.
Locally owned and operated since 1994, Thorny's serves a variety of apps like wings and fried mushrooms, as well as ribs, steaks, salads, burgers, sandwiches, chicken and seafood. Can't decide? There are combo specials like a BBQ chicken breast and ribs or sirloin and shrimp. Wash it down with a choice of ice-cold beers while catching the game on the 50+ TVs. Open for lunch Friday–Sunday.
This unique neighborhood restaurant serves up fresh, delicious food. Dig into wings, sandwiches and burgers, including the lobster roll, the Brady burger with a fried egg and crispy bacon, and Sallie’s chicken salad served on walnut raisin bread. Entrees include the New York strip, the Lowcountry pasta and the Tidewater fried shrimp dinner. The house-made chips are a favorite side. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
This oceanfront live music joint doesn’t just serve up great performers—their food and drink menu is also a reason to visit. From tacos and quesadillas to salads, sandwiches, burgers and comfort foods, the menu offers a wide variety of options. Try the shrimp po’ boy, the Nashville hot chicken or the Southern burger topped with pimento cheddar, fried green tomatoes, bacon and chow-chow. The Moon Pie split is a must for dessert and stay to enjoy the view with a cocktail (we suggest the Gone Coastal featuring coconut rum, Grand Mariner, simple syrup, mint and cucumber).
Tupelo Honey serves Southern comfort food—everything from fried chicken to hot biscuits and honey. Try the sweet tea roasted chicken or the pimento and fried pickle burger. Be sure to check out the weekend brunch, including the sweet potato pancakes.
This eatery is home to great pizza and wings that are made fresh to order. Their mission is to “please every guest every day” and they do just that. Build your own pie from over 60 pizza toppings and seven specialty sauces or choose a signature creation like the Alcatraz with BBQ sauce, mozzarella, Monterey jack, pulled pork and red onions. Fresh subs, sandwiches and salads round out the menu. There are five Grand Strand locations, including a UCP Game Zone.
Enjoy this Barefoot Landing restaurant’s specialty hand-cut chops, steaks and seafood along with piano music and water views. Try an appetizer like the roasted garlic bulbs. Favorite entrees include center cut pork chops and spaghetti with clams. Finish off the meal with a delicious cappuccino or tiramisu. Outdoor dining is available.
Enjoy authentic Italian fare at the beach. Start off with fried calamari or a salad and dive into delicious pasta, meat and seafood entrees. Try the wild mushroom ravioli, the veal parmigiana or shrimp and scallops with your choice of sauce over lingini. Be sure to check out the extensive wine list. Closed Mondays.
Priding itself on presenting Lowcountry cuisine featuring local and regionally produced ingredients, Vintage Twelve in Kingston Plantation is sure to please. Dine on a small plate like the Farmers Flatbread with local cheese, herbs, egg yolk and olive oil or entrees like pork tenderloin and twin shrimp and grilled vegetable ravioli. Enjoy a cocktail and the gorgeous ocean views.
Wahlbugers is a fast, casual burger concept from the Wahlberg brothers. As the name suggests, burgers are the specialty here, but other options include Mom’s Sloppy Joe and the Thanksgiving Day Sandwich with a seasoned turkey burger, stuffing, orange-cranberry sauce and butternut squash.
Located on the MarshWalk, this seafood and sushi restaurant has large windows offering a beautiful view. Try the Caribbean wahoo, the turf and legs, or one of several specialty sushi rolls. Live entertainment is offered next door at Wahoo’s Bar & Marina.
This restaurant on the bottom floor of the Marina Inn consistently delivers the freshest foods on a menu that features farm-to-table dining. WaterScapes strives to serve only local and sustainable cuisine and features appetizers like duck confit nachos and entrees like pan seared diver scallops and grilled filet mignon.
Whisky River, owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., boasts enticing food, feel good music and unpretentious charm. Dive into a menu filled with salads, sandwiches, wings, burgers and more. Start out with an appetizer like the bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos before enjoying a burger like the Texas Tequila, wings tossed in the whisky maple bacon sauce or an entree like BBQ glazed ribs with mac and cheese.
Fresh sushi, unparalleled views, live entertainment and a wonderfully diverse menu. Choose from appetizers like the rock shrimp and the avocado spring rolls. Entree options include sushi, steaks and chicken from the grill, burgers and sandwiches. Try the blackened grouper or the shrimp and grits. Visit the Tuna Shak out back for some great live music.
Wing lovers flock to this eatery. Offering up 33 different sauce flavors like Flaming Parmesan, Chipotle Jolt and Honey Mustard, other menu items include the Wild Chef Salad and the Holy Jalapeno Burger. Enjoy live music and a large patio for outdoor dining.
This great sushi spot opened its doors to rave reviews. Start with appetizers like gyoza and tuna tataki before moving on to fresh sashimi and creative rolls like the Everything Bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese and everything bagel topping. A variety of poke bowls, hibachi (with a single protein or in tons of combos), and hot entrees (including a burger for your less adventurous dining partners) round out this delightful menu.
Z’s Amazing Kitchen strives to serve high quality products with the freshest ingredients, as well as limit their carbon footprint. With a huge menu of soups, salads, tacos, paninis and pastas, you’re sure to find something you’re craving. Try the Z’s Loaded Chips with pulled pork or the seared tuna salad.