Locals' Favorites: Myrtle Beach Restaurants

November 2020
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels

See why these Myrtle Beach eateries have locals coming back again and again

Crave Italian Oven & Bar
5900 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 213-0500


If you haven’t dined at Crave, you at least know by the name that you’re in for a treat. Chefs start with the freshest available ingredients to create both classic Italian dishes and put modern twists on tradition. Order any of the dozens of pizzas baked in their open flame, New York-style brick oven, pastas or entrees, like Zuppa de Pesce. And a must is a sampling of any of Crave’s 75 different whiskeys or bourbons, craft martinis, or from some of the best Italian wines.

Aspen Grille
5101 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 449-9191


Over the years, Aspen Grille has set the standard in fine dining, from ambiance and service to masterful dinner entrees—each handcrafted from our local lands and waters. Make a reservation here and see for yourself why the restaurant continues to receive rave reviews. Melt-in-your-mouth dry-aged USDA Prime steaks take center stage, accompanied by the chef’s selection of sides. But there are also remarkable creations, like the Crispy Long Island Duck Breast, Australian Rack of Lamb and Stuffed North Carolina Flounder, to name a few.

Dunes Bistro
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 712-2212

Dunes Bistro, who invites you to wine, dine and dance, has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for locals and visitors alike. A variety of live music from talented musicians mingles with happy menu melodies. The crab crusted soft pretzel with jumbo lump crab and stout beer cheese sauce is a favorite appetizer. Casual comforts like burgers and sandwiches, salads, meatloaf and smothered chicken, plus a full sushi menu rolled by master chef Katsuyuki Tagosan from Nakato round out the delicious menu offerings.