LOVE on the menu

February 2011
Written By: 
Sara Sobota

These Grand Strand dining spots set the mood for romance

If we ever needed a reason to find that perfect romantic hideaway, Valentine’s Day offers the ideal opportunity. We might visualize a candlelit table for two with crystal wine glasses, impeccable service and Sinatra crooning in the background. Yet Cupid wears many hats; perhaps romance lurks in the casual fish house on the waterfront or the urban chic steakhouse. Whatever the mood or palate, restaurants are calling all lovebirds for the ultimate romantic dining experience.

Capt. Dave’s Dockside
4037 U.S. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet
Located on the scenic Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet, Capt. Dave’s offers fresh seafood, fireside dining on an enclosed patio and live entertainment.

Divine Prime
1160 Farrow Parkway
Myrtle Beach
In an atmosphere of chic elegance, the very best cuts of beef are served from an a la carte menu in this Market Common hot spot.

Frank’s & Frank’s Outback
10434 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island
Creative cuisine blends with attentive yet unobtrusive service at this pair of historic restaurants; both offer fine dining in a casually elegant atmosphere.

Greg Norman’s
Australian Grille
4930 U.S. 17
North Myrtle Beach
Steak, seafood and eclectic fusion fare grace the menu at this cosmopolitan yet comfortable Barefoot Landing spot, all presented with an Aussie touch.

Gulfstream Cafe
1536 S. Waccamaw Drive
Garden City
Catch a stunning sunset over the inlet at this time-honored establishment where fresh seafood is served in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

Joe’s Bar & Grill
810 Conway St.
North Myrtle Beach
Nestled away on a saltwater marsh in North Myrtle Beach, Joe’s Bar & Grill is a traditional favorite for steaks, seafood and veal.

The Melting Pot
5001 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach
It doesn’t get much more romantic than this: wine, candlelight, fondue–a three-course feast of cheese, meat/poultry/seafood, and chocolate–served tableside.

9600 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach
This classic Italian trattoria offers authentic fare from fish to veal to pastas, while the architecture, décor and music from the Old Country complete the romantic dining experience.

SeaBlue Restaurant
& Wine Bar
501 U.S. 17 North
North Myrtle Beach
(843) 249-8800
Serving up tapas in a cool, ultra-sophisticated atmosphere, this fine dining spot offers the ocean’s freshest culinary treasures.