Locals’ Favorites: North Strand Restaurants

November 2020
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels

These North End eateries are spots locals love

The Boundary House
1045 River Road, Calabash, N.C., 
(910) 579-8888


Cross the state line into Calabash and you’ll find The Boundary House, where folks have been meeting up and eating up the tasty steaks and seafood they dish out here for years. Start with a bowl of their Calabash Seafood Gumbo or the famous Boundary House Salad (mixed greens, chopped eggs, tomatoes, sugar pecans, bacon and ham drizzled with honey mustard and hot bacon dressing), and continue with the Hurricane Chicken dinner, Cajun Seafood Pasta or Southern Style Pork Chops. And save room for their award-winning bread pudding a la mode for dessert!

2120 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 280-5200


This locals’ favorite on the north end serves some of the best steaks, seafood and sushi with a delicious waterfront background of the Harbourgate Marina in Little River. Choose to dine indoors or outdoors at Capt’n Dilligaf’s Tiki Bar that overlooks the marina and the swing bridge on the Intracoastal. Either way, you’ll dig Filet’s food, like the Stuffed Flounder, the Pecan Chicken, the Blackened Shrimp Savannah, Grilled Oysters and tons of sushi options. You’ll be even happier during Filet’s daily happy hour from 4–7 p.m. … The mango margarita is a must!

Boardwalk Billy’s
1407 13th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 249-0900


Kick back and stay a while at Boardwalk Billy’s situated in the Doc Holiday’s Marina that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The casual, family-friendly restaurant opened in 2013 and has been pleasing patrons on the north end ever since. Besides the unbeatable views and service, the restaurant offers a menu loaded with options, from wings and fish bites to burgers, sandwiches and wraps, to fried seafood and ribs, to sushi and more.