Why limit the beach to only a few hours a day? While one can only tolerate so much sun and sand in one afternoon, a water view never gets old. Whether you enjoy watching the sun rise over the beach or gazing upon a spectacular beach sunset over the river, Myrtle Beach offers a variety of places for you to grab a bite to eat while you take in the beach vistas. Enjoy our roundup of the area’s best places to enjoy waterfront dining and make sure you pencil a few in during your Myrtle Beach vacation.
Barefoot Landing Restaurants
Located on the north end of the Grand Strand, Barefoot Landing enjoys an ideal location along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to local shops and attractions, Barefoot offers a variety of waterfront restaurants, ranging from home style BBQ to fresh steaks and seafood. Popular eateries include Joe’s Crab Shack, Smokin’ Hot BBQ, Fire Island Grill, River City Café, Greg Normal’s Australian Grill, and Flying Fish Market – to name a few.
As the name suggests, Filet’s in North Myrtle Beach is a great place to grab a steak and enjoy their unbeatable waterfront views. Located at the Harbourgate Marina along the Intracoastal Waterway, Filet’s combines a prime location with an upscale atmosphere and spectacular cuisine. Appetizers include Baked Brie, Shrimp Cakes, and their decadent Lobster Bisque. For your entrée, enjoy your pick of succulent seafood or hand cut steak options, in addition to premium fresh sushi. Call (843) 280-5200 for information and reservations.
If you are spending the day cruising the river, be sure that a trip to The Boathouse is on your itinerary. Located directly on the waterway in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Boathouse offers a fun, casual atmosphere, live music, and great grub. Their classic cuisine ranges from handmade burgers and sandwiches to fried favorites and heartier entrees, meaning that you will find something to please even the pickiest palette. Grab a seat inside to cool off or take a table on the outdoor patio area to watch boats as they pass by. Call (843) 903-2628 for information and reservations.
Sea Captain’s House
Sea Captain’s House has been an area tradition for almost 100 years and has won more awards than any other area restaurant. Located beachfront along North Ocean Boulevard, this popular restaurant serves classic seafood and steak cuisine in an upscale setting. Stop in for something light during breakfast or lunch or treat yourself to something decadent for dinner. And, since this local favorite is open seven days a week, you don’t have an excuse not to try this area staple. Call (843) 448-8082 for information and reservations.
Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge
If you are enjoying the downtown Myrtle Beach area, be sure you stop by the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge. Conveniently located within walking distance from the Holiday Inn Pavilion, this oceanfront eatery offers spectacular views of the Atlantic and a casual atmosphere that is perfect for coming in for a bite to eat after the beach. Enjoy lighter fare like salads, sandwiches, and wraps, or go for something more decadent like one of their grill items or fried fish plates. After your meal, take a stroll down the pier to work off those calories and take in the ocean views.
Gulf Stream Café
At Gulf Stream Café, located on the peninsula in Garden City, visitors get not one but two great water views. Enjoy spectacular ocean vistas and inlet marsh views at this quaint local gem. Guests come from all over the Grand Strand to try Gulf Stream’s fresh seafood – like their succulent oysters, New Orleans Style Shrimp & Grits, House Made Crab Cakes, and Stuffed Grouper. Not a seafood fan? Fret not, as Gulf Stream offers plenty of land options to keep your group happy. Call (843) 651-8808 for information and reservations.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Located in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of the state, the MarshWalk offers a variety of restaurants that are all connected via an inlet front boardwalk. The MarshWalk is most known for their succulent seafood offerings and the lively late night atmosphere with several live bands performing throughout the week. Popular area restaurants include Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties, Drunken Jack’s, Wahoo’s Fish House, and Capt. Dave’s Dockside.