Myrtle Beach’s 10 Best Restaurants

Myrtle Beach has made a name for itself in the culinary scene.

It’s not outrageous to consider that travelers could come to Myrtle Beach primarily because of its restaurants. For all the golfers and fishermen and beach bums who congregate on the Grand Strand, there are some foodies who can’t wait to sink their teeth in.

Here’s a list of 10 of Myrtle Beach’s best.

It’s not an easy job to pick 10, admittedly. There are far more than 10 noteworthy eateries on the Grand Strand. These 10 are pretty strong, though. They have it all: Unforgettable food, superb service, and amazing ambiance.

Top 10 restaurants in Myrtle Beach

1. Aspen Grille

From the moment you walk in the door, you feel like you’re at home. Start with Maryland-style crab cake or domestic golden fried calamari before you settle in for center-cut ribeye, panko-crusted N.C. mountain trout, or crispy Long Island duck breast. A great date-night stop, Aspen is an awesome place to meet for an elevated cocktail, too.

2. Blueberry's Grill

There’s an elegance in this down-home casual dining breakfast spot. The menu is chock full of delicious favorites and new twists on the ordinary. Try the blueberry muffin & eggs, or a tall stack of traditional buttermilk pancakes. With locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle, it’s the perfect way to start your day on the Grand Strand.

Steak on a plate with lobster, mashed potatoes, and vegetables for dinner

3. Strong Waters Craft Cocktails and Kitchen

It’s like stepping back into a speakeasy. On-site at Breakers Resort, Strong Waters serves the freshest local fare. Share a Rib Stack or Arugula & Crab for lunch. Pork Belly Tacos come with a signature sauce. The Butcher Block Burger features candied bacon. Uniqueness shines through in cocktails, such as The Weekender, Aqua Fresca, and Honeysuckle Mule.

4. Collector's Cafe & Gallery

It’s upscale dining, combined with a coffeehouse and art gallery. Lots of beauty in that combination. You can actually purchase art you see on the walls. Peruse the gallery and enjoy the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee. An expert pastry chef designs the most unforgettable desserts in Myrtle Beach.

Burger and fries for dinner at Strong Waters

5. Crave Italian Oven & Bar

Where do we start? How about Famiglia-style antipasto, the house gran view salad, Napoletana brick-oven pizza, and Tuscan filet bites? Paired with a glass of Italian wine or delightful cocktail, you can’t go wrong. Skilled bartenders and top-notch service make Crave a favorite for locals and travelers alike.

6. Fire & Smoke

From small plates to entrees, Fire & Smoke serves up delicious fare, depending on your hunger levels! Also, they’re famous for handcrafted cocktails, perfect for after dinner or meeting up to catch up. Favorites here include the tuna tower and bruschetta appetizers, wood-grilled Caesar salad, shellfish trio, and Kansas City strip.

Chicken Parm over pasta served for dinner

7. Frank's & Frank's Outback

You can order gourmet food by curbside pickup now at Frank’s, one of the Lowcountry’s favorite restaurants. Sure beats drive-thru burgers! Start with house-made jalapeno pimento cheese, then try the grilled four-ounce filet of beef, chopped salad, pan-roasted chicken breast, or a wood-fired pizza alla American, and you’re in for a culinary treat.

8. Gulfstream Cafe

Their unbelievable seafood menu includes Alaskan king crab legs, oyster shooters, blackened tuna, grouper Francaise, and more. Prices are modest and the flavor is exceptional. You’ll be hooked at the very first bite. Gulfstream offers beautiful views of Murrells Inlet in an upscale seafood experience in a casual dining setting.

Oysters on ice to be served

9. Hook & Barrel

From fresh catch to filet mignon, you can’t go wrong in this nautical-themed spot. Hook & Barrel also brings an elegant vibe and has a superlative staff to serve you. Good times and great food (we suggest the smoked shrimp and grits) in a trendy place that feels a bit like a happy hour all the time.

10. Sea Captains House

Right next to Caribbean Resort, Sea Captains House serves renowned family-style seafood dining. She Crab Soup is a favorite — especially with hushpuppies and honey butter. The Carolina Sea Scallops are sweet and delicious. Ask for the Carolina Fresh Catch for a plate of the best locally caught and prepared seafood around.

Stuffed flounder for dinner with vegetables
Breakers indoor waterslides

Make it Breakers Resort for Your Culinary Getaway

In addition to Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, amenities at Breakers Resort are exceptional. The Cove water feature is now open, and Breakers Resort offers other amenities, such as a huge oceanfront deck and great on-site dining options. Check out the amenities and book your stay today with Breakers Resort.

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