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.

Barefoot Landing:  www.bflanding.com
Broadway at the Beach:  www.broadwayatthebeach.com
The Market Common:  www.marketcommonmb.com

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 
http://boundaryhouserestaurant.com
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 
https://theoysterrock.com
Comfort Food- Outdoor seating- Small plates

The Parson’s Table, 4305 State Rd S-26-850, Little River, SC 
www.parsonstable.com
Thoughtfully sourced American dishes served in a former church with stained glass windows.

The Brentwood, 4269 State Rd S-26-852, Little River SC 
www.thebrentwoodrestaurant.com
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
http://clarksseafoodandchophouse.com
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 
http://snookysrawbar.com
Casual waterfront eatery serving a seafood focused menu incorporating Caribbean flavors.

Crab Catcher’s, 4474 Water Front Ave, Little River SC 
www.crabcatchers.com
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 
www.patiostikibar.com
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 
https://filetswaterfront.com
Relaxed waterfront restaurant offering hand cut steaks and seafood plus a dedicated sushi bar menu.

Boardwalk Billy’s, 1407 13th Ave N, NMB 
www.boardwalkbillysnmb.com
Festive, easygoing hangout featuring BBQ, seafood, and drinks plus a covered patio and a lively bar.

Sea Blue, 501 Hwy 17 N, NMB 
https://www.seabluerestaurant.com
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 
www.ducksatoceandrive.com
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 
www.fatharolds.com
Beachy-themed club for Carolina Shag dancing, with DJ’s, live music, lessons, and dance competitions.

O D Lounge, 100 S Ocean Blvd, NMB 
www.odarcade.com
Laid-back American bar and grill with live bands, karaoke nights, dancing, billiards, and arcade games.

Martini Classic Food, 98 US 17 S, NMB 
https://martininmb.com
Old-school cocktail lounge featuring nightly live music performances plus Southern and Italian eats.

*Benny Rappa’s Trattoria, 1453 Hwy 17 S, NMB 
https://bennyrappas.com
Casual kitchen and bar offering Italian classics, daily chalkboard specials and wine in cozy quarters.

Midtown Bistro, 2004 Hwy 17 S, NMB 
www.midtownbistro.com
Pizza, burgers, steaks, and pasta served in a family friendly environment with contemporary décor.

Southern Sunrise Pancake House, 3407 Hwy 17 S, NMB 
www.southernsunrisepancakehouse.com
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      
http://johnnydswafflesandbakery.com
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 
www.rockefellersrawbar.com
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 
www.oscarsnmb.com
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 
www.21mainatnorthbeach.com
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 
http://joesbarandgrillonline.com
Bi-level eatery with panoramic views of the saltwater marsh serves upscale fare in a casual setting.

Hamburger Joe’s, 712 48thAve S, NMB 
www.hamburgerjoes.com
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 
http://nachohippo.com
Tex-Mex restaurant with happy hour food and late night food

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill, 4744 Hwy 17 S, NMB 
www.flyingfishmarket.com
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 
www.tacomundocantina.com

Barefoot Landing. Comfort food, outdoor seating, quick bites.

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, 4930 Hwy 17 S, NMB 
http://gregnormanaustraliangrille.com
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
www.blueberrysgrill.com
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
http://bistro90.com
Serving all U.S.D.A Prime Beef. Fresh Seafood, Chops and Classic Italian

*Chestnut Hill, 9922 N. Kings Hwy, MB 
www.chestnuthilldining.com
Upscale American steak and seafood centric dining in a formal setting built over the water.

Chesapeake House,9918 N Kings Hwy, MB 
http://thechesapeakehouse.com
Enormous family-friendly waterfront fish shack, with an on-site bakery churning out fresh pastries

Vintage Twelve, 9800 Queensway Blvd, MB 
www.vintagetwelve.com
Elegant dining space offering refined, Southern-style surf ‘n’ turf with windows facing the sea.

Chuck’s Steak House, 9695 N Kings Hwy, MB 
www.chuckssteakhousemb.com
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 
www.biminisoysterbar.com
Easygoing café serving sizable portions of seafood in a colorful, island-themed Pub

The Office an Italian Pub, 960 Lake Arrowhead Rd, MB 
http://theofficeitalianpub.com
Snug neighborhood spot featuring pizzas, pasta dishes, and sandwiches in a low key setting.

Spanky’s Pub, 9776 Kings Rd, MB 
http://spankyspubhouse.com
Happy Hour Food, Outdoor seating, Fast Service

Finn McCools, 501 Lake Arrowhead Rd, MB 
www.finnmccoolsmb.com
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 
https://ruthschris.net/our-restaurants/myrtle-beach-sc
Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter topped beef in an elegant setting.

*Hook and Barrel, 8014 N Kings Hwy, MB 
https://hookandbarrelrestaurant.com
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
http://croissants.net
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 
http://collectorscafeandgallery.com
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
www.libertytaproom.com/location/liberty-taproom-myrtle-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 
http://hurricanemaggies.com
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 
www.flamingogrill.com
Festive, upmarket chophouse mainstay, with ample seafood selection, served in an art deco setting

Fiesta Mexicana, 410 70thAve, MB 
http://fiestamexicanacantina.com
Festive quarters back up an eclectic Mexican menu and tequila bar.

Library Restaurant, 6613 N Kings Hwy, MB 
www.thelibraryrestaurantsc.com
Select dishes are prepared tableside at this formal mainstay with robust wine list and tuxedoed staff.

Mr. Fish, 6401 N Kings Hwy, MB 
https://mrfish.com
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 
www.luigismyrtlebeach.com
Low-key family-owned Italian trattoria in a traditional red-leather, white-tablecloth setting.

Crave Italian Oven and Bar, 5900 N Kings Hwy, MB 
www.cravemb.com
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 
www.ciaomyrtlebeach.com
Intimate hub dishing up Italian classics and seafood options such as grouper wrapped in prosciutto.

Aspen Grille, 5101 N Kings Hwy, MB 
http://aspen-grille.com/AspenGrille
Classy, colorful setting for refined, locally sourced southern cuisine, also known for jazz nights.

The Cypress Room, 6000 Ocean Blvd, MB 
https://islandvista.com/dining-myrtle-beach
Casual oceanfront bar/eatery at Island Vista Resort with seasonal, elevated seafood and steak dishes.

Carolina Roadhouse, 4617 N Kings Hwy, MB 
https://carolinaroadhouse.com
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 
https://www.seacaptains.com
Traditional seafood favorites served in a bustling yet cozy 1930s cottage overlooking the ocean.

*New York Prime, 405 28thAve N, MB 
https://newyorkprime.com
High-end steakhouse serving a menu of aged steaks, plus seafood dishes and classic sides.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, 2920 Hollywood Dr, MB 
www.rioz.com
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 
http://bummz.restaurantwebexpert.com
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 
www.sohomb.com
Eclectic Japanese-Mediterranean fare served in a sleek eatery with an after dinner nightlife scene.

Café Old Vienna, 1604 N Kings Hwy, MB 
www.cafeoldvienna.com
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 
www.dagwoodsdeli.com
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 
www.wahoosfishhouse.com
Spacious, light filled 2-story eatery, serving seafood and sushi in an unpretentious setting.

Hot Fish Club, 4911 US 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet 
www.hotfishclub.com
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 
www.austinsoceanone.com
Seasonal New American fare is featured in an airy setting with ocean views and specialty cocktails.

Frank’s, 10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island 
www.franksandoutback.com
Globally inspired food served in a cozy dining room and more casual, candlelit Outback, with garden.