It’s no secret that people travel from near and far to vacation in beautiful Myrtle Beach! From shopping, state parks, endless amenities, great dining, to of course ocean views. One of our favorite things to enjoy along the Grand Strand once the weather starts warming up is grabbing a bite to eat oceanfront. Nothing beats delicious food accompanied by breathtaking water views! We’ve put together a list of our favorite oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach for you to check out while you’re here!
North Myrtle Beach
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
Greg Norman’s is the only Australian heritage restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. They are known for bringing all of the flavor and flair of the outback straight to your plate. They have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 15 years and serve a menu full of wood-grilled steaks and fresh seafood. Come enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the water…you’ll think you’re in the Sydney Harbour! Greg Norman’s is located at Barefoot Landing and is Sunday-Thursday from 11 am-3 pm, 4:30 pm-9 pm and Friday-Saturday 11 am-3 pm, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm. Give them a call at 843-361-0000 for reservations.
Filet’s Waterfront is a North Myrtle Beach restaurant that offers a menu full of fresh seafood, steak, and sushi. They have a great happy hour that begins at 4 pm each day and features $6 and $7 appetizers as well as discounted delicious sushi and drinks. Enjoy live music, weekly specials, and fun events that they host. Visit their website for their calendar and to view their full menu. Filet’s is open Monday-Saturday from 4-10 pm.
Lucy Buffett’s (Lulu’s) is the ultimate coastal family experience filled with music, food, and fun! Come and enjoy old-fashioned southern hospitality full of gumbo, seafood, live music, and stunning water views. Their menu features a wide array of food including gluten, dairy, and egg-free options and don’t forget dessert! LuLu’s is located at Barefoot Landing and is open 7 days a week from 11 am-9 pm, give them a call at 843-491-5011.
Central Myrtle Beach
Sea Captain’s House
“A tradition since basically forever” is their motto, and we couldn’t agree more! Any Myrtle Beach native could tell you about this wonderful oceanfront restaurant and all it has to offer. Sea Captain’s house is known for its delicious seafood and its menu features items such as bacon-wrapped scallops, shrimp and grits, award-winning she-crab soup, and Carolina surf and turf. They’re open Sunday-Thursday from 4:30-9:00 pm and Friday-Saturday from 4:30-9:30 pm. To make a reservation call 843-448-8082 or reserve online at opentable.com.
Wicked Tuna at 2nd Avenue Pier
The Wicked Tuna is one of our favorite local restaurants and an option that is surely not going to disappoint! The Wicked Tuna at 2nd Avenue Pier lets you take in beautiful ocean views while you dine practically over the water. The Wicked Tuna is known for its “hook to plate” food – meaning each week they catch the seafood locally by their own boats. From fresh sushi and fish to prime rib, everyone is sure to find something that will give them an amazing culinary experience. We recommend making reservations since this dining spot is so popular.
This casual beachfront spot has been a Myrtle Beach local and visitor favorite for years. Enjoy lunch and dinner options such as pulled pork, prime rib, and their signature “best baby back ribs”. Damon’s is located on the southern tip of the boulevard and is open 7 days a week from 11 am-9 pm.
Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge
Located on the northern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this oceanfront favorite is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand-cut steak, a decadent seafood entrée, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. What’s even better? The convenient location means you are close to Holiday Inn At The Pavilion and to all of the downtown action! The Pier 14 Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.
South Myrtle Beach
This relaxed oceanfront café offers a simple but delicious menu of seafood, steak, sandwiches, soups, and salads. They also offer great drinks and have the perfect environment for enjoying a cold one after a hot day on the beach. Conch Café opens 7 days a week at 11 am. For more information give them a call at 843-651-6556.
Wicked Tuna at Murrells Inlet
The Wicked Tuna at Murrells Inlet is the second location of one of our favorite waterfront restaurants. Just like the 2nd Avenue Pier location, they feature their “hook to plate” philosophy with delicious menu options such as sushi, seafood baskets, fresh fish, and more. However, at this location you are dining over the Inlet rather than the ocean. The Wicked Tuna at Murrells Inlet is right along the Marshwalk which often features live music and events. Give them a call for reservations at 843-651-9987.
Sara J’s Seafood Restaurant
Sara J’s is a family owned waterfront restaurant located just south of us in Garden City. They pride themselves on serving fresh quality seafood while chatting about their fishing memories and adventures. The marsh views are amazing as is our menu favorite, the buffalo shrimp. Sara J’s is open for dinner 7 days a week from 4-9 pm.
No matter which waterfront dining option you choose, you really can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to check out our Tropical Beach Bar for great drinks, great views, and great company without having to leave the hotel! Or for more oceanfront options nearby, check out our list of oceanfront dining along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
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