Myrtle Beach is a city along the eastern coast of the United States. Its beaches form part of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile (96 km) stretch of coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean. It has been a popular draw for tourists in recent years. There are public buses that go around Myrtle Beach, though it is much more convenient to rent your own car. After going around this seaside town, why not enjoy some of the freshest and most delectable seafood dinners here? We’ve selected the best seafood restaurants here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you can read more on these great diners below.
1. Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Captain George’s is a world-class seafood eatery right here in Myrtle Beach. Help yourself to the big buffet served here, with dishes like steamed clams, barbeque ribs, fried scallops, broiled salmon, crab legs, and many more treasures from the sea. There is also a salad buffet if you want more fruits and vegetables on the side. You can also have most of these items as single dishes, and the restaurant also has kids’ meals served in smaller portions. The restaurant is located right across the Broadway at the Beach complex and is the ideal place to have dinner after a long day around town.
Address: 1401 29th Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: Captain George’s
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat: 3pm - 9:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
2. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge
Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge is one of the most recognizable restaurants along the Myrtle beachfront. This is partly because the restaurant is built on an actual pier, and partly because of all the food available here. Have a bite of their most popular seafood dishes, like the seared ahi tuna, beer battered fish & chips, chicken crustacean pasta, and their white fish with house sauce. You can also have other dishes like pot roast soup, classic cheeseburger, crab cakes, and fire-grilled steaks. You can order kids’ meals here, too, and buy souvenirs so that your family vacation is more memorable.
Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge
Address: 1306 North Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9:30 pm
3. Hook & Barrel
Hook & Barrel prides itself as an environmentally-friendly and sustainable restaurant, using as little resources as possible and still making some of the best meals around. There are plenty of fresh food choices available, like oysters, clams, mozzarella cheese, and vegetable salads. Dig into some of the house favorites, like paella, pan-seared scallops, angry clams pasta, and Surf & Turf. There is a special Sunday brunch menu and a Happy Hour special. You can have some fun while still being considerate to Nature.
Hook & Barrel Restaurant
Address: 8014 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Website: Hook & Barrel Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 2pm
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4. Giant Crab Seafood
Everything is bigger here at the Giant Crab. The giant crab by the entrance welcomes you to a giant buffet - 170 items served! This selection includes soups like chowder and jambalaya, raw and steamed shellfish, cheese biscuits, pasta, prime ribs, grilled dishes, and all kinds of other seafood delicacies. The salad bar is just as loaded with all kinds of salad dishes, like chicken, potato, tuna, shrimp, and more. A children’s corner is also present, along with a souvenir shop. The food quality is excellent, which gives the Giant Crab a giant reputation here in Myrtle Beach!
Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant
Address: 9597 North Kings Highway Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Website: Giant Crab Seafood
Opening hours: 2pm onwards (daily, June 1st through September 2nd); 3:30pm onwards (daily, September 3rd through May 31st)
5. Sea Captain's House
For over 50 years, Sea Captain’s House has always served great food and offered pretty views of the sea. The dining space itself gives the feeling of being at home, so you can better savor your meals. The restaurant has many different menus for different times - breakfast items, lunch, kid’s menus, gluten-free, and even vegetarian meals. You can also have lunch specials, which change depending on the time of year. High-quality ingredients are used in all dishes so that you enjoy your meal to the fullest.
Sea Captain's House
Address: 3002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
Website: Sea Captain’s House
Opening hours: 6am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9pm
6. Landry's Seafood House
Landry’s is known for its Gulf Coast cuisine and operates in locations across the south, and the movie house exterior highlights the sparkle of their presence. The dishes here combine the best of South Texas, New Orleans, and Florida under one menu. Eat some of their popular dishes like the house gumbo, Gold Burger, Oysters Rockefeller, and catch of the day fishes, grilled or broiled. You can also avail of their gluten-free menu, kid’s menu, and the Happy Hour menu. Booking events are also available here if you want to host a party, or just have fun in general.
Landry's Seafood House
Address: 1312 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: Landry’s Seafood Restaurant
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
7. The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood
Lightly battered and deep fried - this is what ‘Calabash’ means, and what this restaurant offers. The place can accommodate 1000 guests in 11-themed dining areas. Enjoy the 170-item buffet, which is served in elaborate trays, and composed of dishes made only with quality ingredients. Some of these delectable dishes include stuffed flounder, Cajun crab, Parmesan tilapia, fried scallops, and cheese biscuits. The restaurant has other attractions like an aquarium, a mini-museum, and even an arcade corner, where you or the kids can have some more fun after your meal.
The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood
Address: 9593 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Opening hours: 3:30pm - 9pm (daily)
8. Noizy Oyster
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Enjoy some fresh seafood dishes at the Noizy Oyster, know for its engaging and lively atmosphere, especially during days when there are live sports on TV. Help yourself to the scrumptious dishes, like the eponymous oyster dish, the ahi tuna, and the gumbo. Their fried seafood platter is also a favorite here. There is a healthy selection of beverages here. This restaurant comes to life during dinner, so be sure to bring your best game day face!
Address: 101 S. Kings Highway (8,863.23 mi) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Website: Noizy Oyster
Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)
9. Seafood World
Seafood World Buffet is one of the best restaurants in the whole city, and for good reason. The dining area is well-decorated and made of high-class materials like wood and leather. The buffet itself has over 100 dishes to choose from. Ribeye steaks, fried oysters, calamari, blue crabs, swai fish, and crawfish are just some of the highlights of this buffet. You also get a good selection of beers and wines, perfect for the Happy Hour here. Seafood World will make sure you leave very satisfied.
Seafood World Seafood and Steak Buffet
Address: 411 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: Seafood World
Opening hours: 2pm - 10pm (daily)
10. Flamingo Grill
Flamingo Grill carries a very 80s atmosphere to the present, and to very good effect. The art-deco style gives a lot of life to the dining experience and the food itself. Choose between grilled fish and prime steaks, lobster tail and pasta flamingo, and many others that are available. Fresh ingredients are the lifeblood of the seafood dishes here, so expect only the tastiest dishes. Lastly, the staff here add plenty of life to the restaurant and the owners also show up from time to time to help bring Flamingo Grill to life.
Address: 7050 North Kings Hwy (71st Ave. N.) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29572
Website: Flamingo Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 4:15pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)
Myrtle Beach, a whole lot of seaside fun
Myrtle Beach has plenty of sand and seafood, and establishments here take full advantage of those treasures. The restaurants here serve the freshest and most delicious seafood dishes in the state, and a trip to this city isn’t complete without a seafood dinner.
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