Have you ever been so exhausted after a busy day at the beach that you just can’t muster up the energy to prepare a full meal for the family? Or, do you consider yourself a foodie and are on a mission to try it all during your stay in Myrtle Beach?
No matter what your reason is, sometimes you just want to enjoy a fantastic meal in town. Quality time with family and friends, decadent dishes, and having someone else do the dirty work for you are just a few of the perks of eating out while on vacation. Luckily, you don’t have to venture far from Sea Crest to experience just about anything your palate could crave.
Here are our guest recommendations for the top dining near Sea Crest Resort:
Our Seafood Picks:
Sea Captain’s House | 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082
Sea Captain’s House has been a Myrtle Beach tradition for over 75 years and they show no sign of slowing down any time soon. This oceanfront favorite offers breathtaking views of the very place your dinner comes from in both classic and creative varieties like Carolina Surf & Turf, Peacan Crusted Grouper, and Shrimp & Oyster Po-Boy. Guests can get their fill of seafood for breakfast, lunch, or dinner 7 days a week, from 6-10:30 am, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, and 4:30-9:30 pm.
The Noizy Oyster | 101 S. Kings Highway | (843) 205-3434
This local’s favorite serves up some of the best fried, steamed, and raw seafood in town, not to mention it offers a laid back atmosphere just a few miles from our resort. Grab a ½ doze of raw oysters on the half shell as an appetizer and then dig into one of their market fresh Steam Pots! The Noizy Oyster is open daily for lunch and dinner from 12-10 pm.
Our Buffet Pick:
Captain George’s Seafood | 1401 29th Avenue North | (843) 916-2278
If a more casual seafood experience is what you seek, head to Captain George’s Seafood Buffet to get your fill of all your nautical favorites. Ideal for groups or for those who want a little bit of everything, Captain George’s offers just about anything you could imagine and then some. Grouper, mahi-mahi, flounder, oysters, scallops, crab legs, and so much more await. Buffet pricing is $37.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids 5-12. They are open 364 days a year, Monday-Friday, from 4-9 pm, Saturday, from 2-9:30 pm, and Sunday, from 12-9 pm.
Our Sushi Picks:
Co Sushi | 3098 Deville Street | (843) 839-1733
Sushi and summer go hand in hand. This lighter food comes in many varieties, shapes, and sizes and is a favorite among beach-goers. Guests seeking the absolute best sushi in town can find just that right up the road from Sea Crest Resort at Co Sushi. Located within the popular Market Common area, Co Sushi offers a variety of Asian inspired cuisine, including flavorful and creative sushi concoctions. Co also offers refreshing cocktails (and happy hour) and an enjoyable outdoor seating area. Open daily from 11 am to 10 pm.
The Grumpy Monk | 1317 Celebrity Circle | (843) 712-8020
Not a place you would expect to get great sushi, but none-the-less they have some of the best! The Grumpy Monk has a location located within Broadway at the Beach that is work grabbing a few rolls. This place is also great if you have a friend or family member that isn’t keen on sushi, offering a menu of other mouth-watering delights like the Hangover Burger! Stop in anytime during the week from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday-Thursday, or 11 am to 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Our Italian Picks:
Villa Romana | 707 S. Kings Highway | (843) 448-4990
Authentic, old-world Italian can be hard to come by this day in age. Luckily, Sea Crest is located just a short drive from Villa Romana, a local gem. The flavorful menu features plenty of traditional favorites including handmade classic veal, chicken dishes, handmade pasta, and sauces. Be sure to save room for a piece of tiramisu. You can stop in daily from 4:30-9:00 pm or call in advance for a reservation!
Toscana Italian Kitchen | 2703 N Kings Highway | (843) 712-2699
For those looking for an intimate and elegant Italian experience, Toscana Italian Kitchen is our recommendation. Their Milan-inspired menu will leave you wanting more. Try favorites like the Sorrentino, prosciutto, and eggplant covered in mozzarella with a creamy mushroom tomato sauce served on a bed of penne and paired with one of their red wines. Don’t forget to save room for one of their housemade desserts like their cannoli or tiramisu. Toscana Italian Kitchen is open daily for dinner from 4-10 pm.
Our Burger Picks
ART Burger Sushi Bar | 706 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 839-4774
Visitors seeking a gourmet burger in a scenic location will definitely want to check out ART Burger. Located oceanfront along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, ART Burger stays true to their “art” theme by naming each of their handmade creations after a classic artist. Options include classic choices, like the “Rockwell All-American” or the “Rembrandt,” which is seared in duck fat and topped with confit mushrooms, manchego cheese, and dijon mustard. Each burger showcases fresh, local ingredients and the menu features enough options to please any cravings. We also highly recommend their famous mac and cheese as your side dish! Call (843) 448-1990 for the closest location.
Wahlburgers | 1320 Celebrity Circle | (843) 945-8005
Check out one of the newer restaurants at The Avenue located at Broadway at the Beach, Wahlburgers. The famous Walhberg brothers restaurant has some of the best gourmet burgers and fries on the Grand Strand. Try the Our Burger with ⅓lbs of juicy beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, government cheese, and their signature wahl sauce –you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy lunch or dinner daily from 11 am -10 pm.
Our Pizza Picks:
Michael’s Pizza | 1701 N. Kings Highway | (843) 448-0344
Though the pizza options in Myrtle Beach are plentiful, the absolute favorite among visitors and locals is Michael’s Pizza on North Kings Highway. This local joint serves up true New York Style pies that can be enjoyed on-site or delivered right to our hotel. All pizzas are available as 12” or 16” and include options like spinach and feta, meat lovers, and plain ‘ole cheese for the kiddos.
Mellow Mushroom | 1571 21st Avenue N | (843) 444-1122
Feel the groovy vibes and try a new type of pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Their menu has some of the most unique varieties and concoctions of pizza on the Grand Strand. Order from pies like the Great White, the Kosmic Karma, or Pacific Rim with red sauce, mozzarella, bacon, caramelized onions, pineapple, and jalapenos –yum! They also have hoagies, calzones, and salads to choose from too! Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 am-9 pm, Monday-Thursday, from 11 am -10 pm Friday-Saturday, and from 11:30 am-9 pm on Sunday.
Our Mexican Picks:
Sun City Café | 801 Main Street | (843) 455-2992
Sun City Café is another hidden local gem that many visitors don’t know about. This truly local stop is nestled in a plaza downtown and is easy to miss! A step above your typical tacos, Sun City offers authentic Mexican eats at a price you can afford. Their Mexican menu varies seasonally and utilizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Signature items include their homemade guacamole, blackened fish tacos, chorizo, and potato burritos, and their house-made margaritas – of course! Sun City also often features live entertainment on weekends.
Banditos Cantina | 1410 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992
If you’re looking for great Mexican cuisine with a view, look no further than Banditos Cantina. They have an oceanfront location with outdoor seating that makes for a great dinner out. A few of our favorite menu items include their Grande Nachos and their Bandito Burrito! They also offer freshly made margaritas with their housemade cilantro salt, is your mouth watering yet?
Our BBQ Pick:
Damon’s BBQ | 2985 S. Ocean Boulevard | (843) 626-8000
Get your fill of finger-licking BBQ at Damon’s Oceanfront Grill. Situated along the south end of Ocean Boulevard, this BBQ grill serves up dishes that are hearty in both portions and taste. BBQ options include pulled port, BBQ grilled chicken, BBQ sandwiches, and their famous Damon’s ribs, available as a half or whole rack. Damon’s also offers several “to-go” packages for feeding a crowd.
Our Steak Picks:
Angelo’s Steak & Pasta | 2311 S. Kings Highway | (843) 626-2800
100,000 steaks served a year – now that’s got to mean something! This Italian Steakhouse is a favorite among visitors and locals alike and is an easy choice for the top spot to get your steak fix. Steak selections include ribeye, filet, New York strip, and bone-in chops and each one is hand sliced, seasoned, grilled to order, and served on a sizzling plate with butter. What more could you want? Give Angelo’s a call to book a reservation for a large party.
Angus Steakhouse & Seafood | 2011 S. Kings Highway | (843) 945-9116
If you want a good juicy steak while visiting the Grand Strand, try Angus Steakhouse & Seafood, they won’t disappoint! They hand-cut their steaks daily, which means they are always fresh, and grill them to perfection whether you like it blue rare or well done. There are also other great menu options to choose from like seafood dishes, pork chops, fried chicken, and more! Open daily from 3-10 pm, stop by to see what all the buzz is about.
Best New Restaurant:
Wicked Tuna | 110 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2430
Wicked Tuna has opened up a 2nd Avenue Pier location and we know our guests will love it! Not only can you get great freshly caught seafood, but their sushi and cocktail menu is out of this world –did we mention the great food comes with a view? Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop in from 8 am-10 pm.
There are other restaurants new to the Grand Strand, take a look at our list!
Where is your favorite restaurant to dine at during your stay in Myrtle Beach?
Be sure to check our Myrtle Beach restaurants section for even more area recommendations!