Dining & Entertainment Suggestions
from Mike Kelly
Welcome to the Grand Strand. I hope you have a wonderful time as you visit my second home! I have compiled a list of dining and night life choices for you to review. These are some of my favorite places and I hope you enjoy them as well. Either way, I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope this guide is helpful! – Mike Kelly
There are three large shopping and dining complexes in our area: Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach and The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Some of the restaurants in these facilities are on our list, some are not. We encourage you to visit the websites for each location so you can plan your trip accordingly.
This guide is arranged from north to south. It begins in Calabash, NC just across the border and runs all the way to Pawley’s Island on the south end of the Grand Strand.
*Mike’s Personal Faves!
Calabash, NC/Little River, SC
Ella’s of Calabash, 1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC
Family run spot serving locally caught seafood since 1950 in a casual laid-back setting.
Boundary House, 1045 River Rd, Calabash, NC
High-end local seafood, steaks, prime rib and more in a ship themed setting complete with lifeboats.
The Oyster Rock, 9931 Nance St, Calabash, NC
Comfort Food- Outdoor seating- Small plates
The Parson’s Table, 4305 State Rd S-26-850, Little River, SC
Thoughtfully sourced American dishes served in a former church with stained glass windows.
The Brentwood, 4269 State Rd S-26-852, Little River SC
Special occasion option for French Cuisine and Lowcountry fare offered in a 1910 home with a full bar.
Clark’s Seafood and Chop House, 720 US 17, Little River SC
Upscale-casual eatery offering a surf ‘n’ turf menu, American dishes and a view of the marina.
Snooky’s on the Water, 4495 Baker St, Little River SC
Casual waterfront eatery serving a seafood focused menu incorporating Caribbean flavors.
Crab Catcher’s, 4474 Water Front Ave, Little River SC
Relaxed dockside bar and grill offers a simple menu of seafood, steaks and sandwiches plus patio dining.
Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill, 4495 Mineola Ave, Little River SC
A roomy deck on the water is a highlight of this colorful spot with food, TV’s, live music and karaoke
North Myrtle Beach, SC (NMB)
Filet’s Waterfront, 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy #1100, NMB
Relaxed waterfront restaurant offering hand cut steaks and seafood plus a dedicated sushi bar menu.
Boardwalk Billy’s, 1407 13th Ave N, NMB
Festive, easygoing hangout featuring BBQ, seafood, and drinks plus a covered patio and a lively bar.
Sea Blue, 501 Hwy 17 N, NMB
Sleek, contemporary venue with a patio featuring elevated steak and seafood dishes and a full bar.
Daniello’s Pizzeria and Pub, 755 Main St, NMB
Comfort Food, Casual, Good for groups
Duck’s Beach Club, 231 Main St, NMB
Vibrant bar and grill serving American chow plus a nightclub with live music, DJ’s and Bands performing.
Fat Harold’s Beach Club, 212 Main St, NMB
Beachy-themed club for Carolina Shag dancing, with DJ’s, live music, lessons, and dance competitions.
O D Lounge, 100 S Ocean Blvd, NMB
Laid-back American bar and grill with live bands, karaoke nights, dancing, billiards, and arcade games.
Martini Classic Food, 98 US 17 S, NMB
Old-school cocktail lounge featuring nightly live music performances plus Southern and Italian eats.
*Benny Rappa’s Trattoria, 1453 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Casual kitchen and bar offering Italian classics, daily chalkboard specials and wine in cozy quarters.
Midtown Bistro, 2004 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Pizza, burgers, steaks, and pasta served in a family friendly environment with contemporary décor.
Southern Sunrise Pancake House, 3407 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Family owned, neighborhood fixture offering many American and some Greek dishes for breakfast and lunch.
Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, 3900 Hwy 17 S, NMB • 3301 N Kings Hwy, MB
Laid back American breakfast and lunch diner with specialty waffles, pancakes, and house baked bread. Two locations!
Rockefellers Raw Bar, 3613 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Casual eatery known for seafood cooked in steam kettles has a full bar with happy hour specials.
Oscar’s Food and Spirits, 4101 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Popular American fare such as burgers, wings, and mac ‘n’ cheese are served in sports-bar environs.
21 Main at North Beach, 719 North Beach Blvd, NMB
Seafood and dry-aged beef served in a gracious Southern setting within North Beach Plantation Resort.
*Joe’s Bar and Grill, 810 Conway St, NMB
Bi-level eatery with panoramic views of the saltwater marsh serves upscale fare in a casual setting.
Hamburger Joe’s, 712 48thAve S, NMB
Roomy, down to earth cabin serving fresh burgers and classic American diner fare with homemade sauces. CASH ONLY!
Nacho Hippo, 850 North Beach Blvd, NMB
Tex-Mex restaurant with happy hour food and late night food
Flying Fish Public Market and Grill, 4744 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Barefoot Landing. Festive eatery serving Southern seafood favorites, a selection of sushi and creative cocktails
Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina, 4732 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Barefoot Landing. Comfort food, outdoor seating, quick bites.
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, 4930 Hwy 17 S, NMB
Barefoot Landing. Clubby Spot for steak and Australian plates (owned by the famed golfer) in a roomy waterfront space.
Blueberry’s Grill, Barefoot Landing, NMB • 7931 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Creative breakfast and brunch fare are offered in a casually stylish, modern space with a patio. Two locations.
Myrtle Beach/Restaurant Row
*Bistro 90, 7209 SC Hwy 90, Longs, SC
Serving all U.S.D.A Prime Beef. Fresh Seafood, Chops and Classic Italian
*Chestnut Hill, 9922 N. Kings Hwy, MB
Upscale American steak and seafood centric dining in a formal setting built over the water.
Chesapeake House,9918 N Kings Hwy, MB
Enormous family-friendly waterfront fish shack, with an on-site bakery churning out fresh pastries
Vintage Twelve, 9800 Queensway Blvd, MB
Elegant dining space offering refined, Southern-style surf ‘n’ turf with windows facing the sea.
Chuck’s Steak House, 9695 N Kings Hwy, MB
Laid-back steakhouse also offering burgers, a salad bar and cocktails in lodge-like surroundings.
Barons Steaks and Spirits, 9650 N Kings Hwy, MB
Traditional steaks, chops, and seafood dishes served in a relaxed space with dark wood and soft lighting.
*Bimini’s Oyster Bar, 930 Lake Arrowhead Rd, MB
Easygoing café serving sizable portions of seafood in a colorful, island-themed Pub
The Office an Italian Pub, 960 Lake Arrowhead Rd, MB
Snug neighborhood spot featuring pizzas, pasta dishes, and sandwiches in a low key setting.
Spanky’s Pub, 9776 Kings Rd, MB
Happy Hour Food, Outdoor seating, Fast Service
Finn McCools, 501 Lake Arrowhead Rd, MB
Convivial watering hole offering classic Irish and American pub grub plus a full bar and outdoor patio.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 8211 Marina Pkwy, MB
Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter topped beef in an elegant setting.
*Hook and Barrel, 8014 N Kings Hwy, MB
Sustainable food and local produce in an eco-friendly restaurant from the kitchen to the front of the house.
Croissants Bistro and Bakery, 8014 N Kings Hwy, MB • 3751 Robert Grissom Pkwy, MB
Comfort food, outdoor seating, and small plates. Two Locations
Fire and Smoke, 411 79thAve N, MB
Gastropub offering handcrafted cocktails along with upscale American snacks, small plates, and entrees.
*Collectors Café and Gallery, 7740 N Kings Hwy, MB
An eclectic combination of an upscale restaurant, coffeehouse, and art gallery with artwork for purchase.
Liberty Tap Room and Grill, 7651 N Kings Hwy, MB • Broadway at the Beach
Local chain serving a menu of steak, American fare and microbrews in a relaxed, stylish setting. Two Locations.
Hurricane Maggie’s Bar and Grill, 7710 N Kings Hwy, MB
Bi-level neighborhood hangout with billiards, outdoor seating, and a menu of standard pub grub. Try the wings!
*Flamingo Grill, 7050 N Kings Hwy, MB
Festive, upmarket chophouse mainstay, with ample seafood selection, served in an art deco setting
Fiesta Mexicana, 410 70thAve, MB
Festive quarters back up an eclectic Mexican menu and tequila bar.
Library Restaurant, 6613 N Kings Hwy, MB
Select dishes are prepared tableside at this formal mainstay with robust wine list and tuxedoed staff.
Mr. Fish, 6401 N Kings Hwy, MB
We put a splash in your glass and a fish on your dish, you can’t live on wishes but you can live on fishes!
*Luigi’s Trattoria, 503 61stAve N, MB
Low-key family-owned Italian trattoria in a traditional red-leather, white-tablecloth setting.
Crave Italian Oven and Bar, 5900 N Kings Hwy, MB
Hip haunt with tv’s and an old world vibe serving wood-fired pizza, Italian mains and creative cocktails.
Ciao, 5223 N Kings Hwy, MB
Intimate hub dishing up Italian classics and seafood options such as grouper wrapped in prosciutto.
Aspen Grille, 5101 N Kings Hwy, MB
Classy, colorful setting for refined, locally sourced southern cuisine, also known for jazz nights.
The Cypress Room, 6000 Ocean Blvd, MB
Casual oceanfront bar/eatery at Island Vista Resort with seasonal, elevated seafood and steak dishes.
Carolina Roadhouse, 4617 N Kings Hwy, MB
Bustling casual eatery with a wraparound bar and lodge ambiance delivers a large menu of American eats.
Sea Captain’s House, 3002 Ocean Blvd, MB
Traditional seafood favorites served in a bustling yet cozy 1930s cottage overlooking the ocean.
*New York Prime, 405 28thAve N, MB
High-end steakhouse serving a menu of aged steaks, plus seafood dishes and classic sides.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, 2920 Hollywood Dr, MB
Upscale Brazilian steakhouse offering meats carved tableside, an extensive salad bar and cocktails. Near Broadway at the Beach.
*Bummz Beach Café, 2002 Ocean Blvd, MB
Laid back American eatery with a large patio, ocean views and a menu of seafood, steak and burgers.
Soho Café and Bar, 407 21stAve N, MB
Eclectic Japanese-Mediterranean fare served in a sleek eatery with an after dinner nightlife scene.
Café Old Vienna, 1604 N Kings Hwy, MB
Casual site offering Austrian and German dishes plus a beer garden area and occasional live music.
*Dagwood’s Deli, 400 Mr. Joe White Ave, MB
The original location of a local chain of sandwich shops selling jumbo-size sandwiches.
Murrells Inlet/Pawley’s Island
Wahoo’s Fish House, 3993 US 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet
Spacious, light filled 2-story eatery, serving seafood and sushi in an unpretentious setting.
Hot Fish Club, 4911 US 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet
Local seafood in a mellow Creekside restaurant/nightlife spot with an open air gazebo and live music.
Austin’s Ocean One, 1 Norris Dr, Pawleys Island
Seasonal New American fare is featured in an airy setting with ocean views and specialty cocktails.
Frank’s, 10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island
Globally inspired food served in a cozy dining room and more casual, candlelit Outback, with garden.