Dine Like a Myrtle Beach Local

Home to many popular national restaurants like P.F. Chang’s, Bonefish Grill, and Carrabba’s, Myrtle Beach also has local spots to satisfy every palate. From the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk to the famous fried seafood style of Calabash, the Grand Strand does not lack in seafood selection. If you do not want to limit the quantity of seafood you’re served, seafood lovers can enjoy all-you-can-eat-crab legs at popular dining establishments like Bennett’s Calabash Seafood or Joe’s Crab Shack.


Myrtle Beach has a breakfast place on nearly every corner, so if you’re looking for a pancake house, you will not have to look very far. For tastes a little more unique, try the fun and funky diner, Lulu’s Café, for delicious twists on traditional A.M. staples like omelets, Eggs Benedict, and French Toast – served up in a bright pink and blue atmosphere with a friendly wait staff. Lulu’s also serves lunch and dinner, and their selection of grilled cheeses is the star of the menu.

Pick up freshly baked muffins and breakfast pastries from Croissants Bistro & Bakery to enjoy in your suite, or dine-in the restaurant for a great breakfast to start your day.  If you happen to be visiting on the weekend, you are in LUCK! Croissants Bistro & Bakery was voted one of the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants by Opentable.com, and this title is well-deserved. Savor the rich flavors of Andouille sausage, Boursin cheese, and peppers in the Mardi Gras omelet or treat yourself to the decadent Bananas Foster French Toast. Shrimp and grits is a locals’ favorite, featured above in the photo. This restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, with equally amazing menus for both.

If you love a great buffet (and who doesn’t?), head on over to Magnolia’s for a breakfast buffet that features southern favorites like corned beef hash, grits, bacon, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. Magnolia’s is also open for lunch and dinner, and the country buffet is comfort food at its finest.

For the Kids

Kids and parents love visiting Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone, a restaurant combined with a big entertainment area with enough games to keep the kids occupied for hours. Located on Lake Arrowhead Rd, the Game Zone is conveniently located just miles from the beach.


Since 1962, the Sea Captain’s House has been on top of every visitor’s and local’s list as the best spot in town for great seafood with ocean views. Serving up amazing grits, eggs and French toast for breakfast, and a selection of seafood entrees and sandwiches for lunch and dinner, you’ll enjoy a home-style atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food, and unbeatable oceanfront views. Prepare to wait a while because this place is always busy, but it’s always worth the wait.

Fine Dining

Myrtle Beach may be a family-friendly beach, but if you’re looking for a romantic night on the town, Myrtle Beach’s fine dining restaurants will please any foodie’s palate. The inventive fresh, local & southern menu at Croissants Bistro & Bakery is spiced up seasonally to feature current local produce. Sample the Angry Clams if you like a little bit of a kick for an appetizer, and pay attention when your server describes the evening’s special because it’s usually locally-caught seafood paired with updated southern classics like grits or polenta.

Collector’s Cafe is another locals’ favorite, featuring fine cuisine with a backdrop of fine art. Doubling as an art gallery, this restaurant’s menu combines Mediterranean flavors with classic ones to create a dining experience that will make you consider dining here two nights in a row. The wine list complements the cuisine, and you can’t go wrong with a chilled glass of Chardonnay and the melt-in-your-mouth crab cake appetizer.

For a romantic night out or dining with a group of friends, consider Aspen Grille for incredible food, a fantastic wine list, and a cozy atmosphere. Chef Curry Martin prepares fresh Carolina cuisine using local farmers and fishermen, and hand selects the wines for the menu.