Dining With a View in Myrtle Beach
Why limit your Atlantic vistas to your time on the beach? You can extend your exposure to endless beachfront vistas to mealtime at one of the fantastic oceanfront eateries in the area. What could be better than a casual beachside brunch as you watch the sun rise or a relaxing dinner spent listening to the waves crashing against the coast? If you are wondering about the best places in Myrtle Beach to find oceanfront dining – look no farther! Check out our roundup of the top places to enjoy dining with a view in Myrtle Beach and try out a few during your next stay at the beach.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Located just north of Sea Crest Resort, the recently renovated Myrtle Beach Boardwalk represents a 1.2 mile oceanfront stretch along the popular downtown area. The boardwalk is home to a wide array of fantastic local restaurants. Indulge in a little south of the border flare at Bandito’s Cantina or nosh on traditional beach fare at Landshark Bar & Grill. Other boardwalk favorites include Ocean Front Bar & Grill, Hammerhead Grill, Dirty Don’t Oyster Bar & Grill, and Moe Moon’s Burger Bar. The boardwalk is a great place for good eats, cold drinks, and even people watching if you enjoy watching the bustling crowds.
Damon’s Oceanfront Grill
Located just south of our resort along Ocean Boulevard, Damon’s Grill is known for serving up some of the area’s best barbecue. Open for lunch and dinner, their hearty menu offers home-style southern favorites, like meat-and-three plates, burgers, sandwiches, and –of course- plenty of barbecue. Their ribs are fall off the bone tender while their prime rib is slow roasted in house to perfection. All of the sauces are made in house and the hearty sides and portions keep guests coming back time and time again. Damon’s is the perfect place to refuel after a long day at the beach.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Located along the south end of the Grand Strand, a meal at the popular MarshWalk is well worth the trip. Murrells Inlet is the seafood capital of the state, meaning that the restaurants here serve up some of the freshest fish in the area. The MarshWalk itself is made up of 9 inlet-front eateries, all connected via an oceanfront boardwalk. You can find just about anything here, from wood fired pizzas at Bovine’s and fresh sushi at Wahoo’s to succulent seafood offerings at Dave’s Dockside and fried favorites at Creek Ratz. The restaurants at MarshWalk offer live music throughout the week and the seaside boardwalk makes perusing from one spot to another effortless.
Gulf Stream Café
Located on the scenic Garden City peninsula, Gulf Stream Café offers both inlet and oceanfront views. This quaint café is a favorite among locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to see why! Stop in between 4-5 to take advantage of their early bird menu or come in later for their full dinner spread, which includes an array of seafood options, pasta dishes, and grilled steaks. In addition, Gulf Stream offers a decadent Sunday Brunch each week, served buffet style with both sweet and savory options that are sure to please everyone in your group. The brunch even offers a make your own bloody mary bar!
Waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach isn’t limited to the ocean! Take in waterfront views without the salt and the sand at Barefoot Landing. Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, this outdoor venue offers a slew of waterfront restaurants to choose between, from walk-off-the-beach casual to uber upscale. Try the area’s best BBQ at Smokin’ Hot Grill or indulge in a juicy burger at River City Café. In the mood to dress up? Grab great chops at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille or enjoy classic Italian fare at Castano’s Italian Steakhouse.
Pier House Restaurant
This oceanfront eatery actually offers two totally separate dining options, making it an ideal place for any situation. Located at the southern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this restaurant is at the Second Avenue Pier. The main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up succulent seafood dishes and low country cuisine. They also have an open-air bar that opens up in the afternoon and stays open late into the evening. The bar offers more casual fare like appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and seafood baskets and also hosts live entertainment throughout the week. The restaurant is open year round while the open-air bar is open seasonally.