From Little River to Georgetown, locals and visitors alike are discovering that the food scene in the Myrtle Beach area is booming.

The shift can be credited to a few factors. First and foremost is the award-winning and notable chefs who are relocating their talents to the sunny seaside destination. Secondly, the mom-and-pop restaurants, which have called Myrtle Beach home for decades in some cases, are gaining notoriety among foodies hoping to find that “off the beaten path” location. The third reason is the growing appreciation for local resources, including inland farms and fresh ocean waters. The seafood capital of South Carolina, beautiful Murrells Inlet, is situated just south of the City of Myrtle Beach, making sea-to-table cuisine an expectation in the area. 

From Southern comfort food to fresh-caught fish, beautiful beef to made-from-scratch baked goods, Myrtle Beach has a special bite to awaken and excite anyone’s palate. In honor of the fall season in Myrtle Beach – known for its warm temperatures and ocean waters, peaceful surroundings, and even more affordable accommodations – Visit Myrtle Beach today unveiled the 60 best things to eat in the area from 60 different restaurants. 

Angry clams, Croissants Bistro & Bakery, Central Myrtle Beach
clams, white wine butter sauce, cherry peppers, tomatoes, basil

ART Burger, ART Burger Sushi, Central Myrtle Beach
ground beef patty, thickly sliced bacon, marinated red onion, blue cheese crumbles and walnut chutney

Bar-B-Que dinner with fritters, Gore's Bar-B-Que & Country Chicken, Aynor
served with secret sauce

Beach Boil, Landshark Bar & Grille, Central Myrtle Beach
peel & eat Shrimp, snow crab, sausage, red bliss potatoes and corn cobbette cooked in our seasoned boil. Served with a side of drawn butter and cocktail sauce

Beef Tenderloin and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Flat Bread, Collector’s Café, Central Myrtle Beach
black angus filet of beef, caramelized onions, creamy raw buttermilk blue cheese, arugula

Shrimp & Grits, River Room, Georgetown

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Steak Salad, Z’s Amazing Kitchen, North Myrtle Beach
spring mix, red bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and carrots based in chunky bleu cheese dressing, topped with sliced marinated skirt steak, balsamic glaze and crispy wontons

Blue Crab Fondue, Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet
served warm with pita toast points

Bog Balls, Socastee Station, Socastee
fried chicken bog

Bourbon BBQ Cobia, Wahoo’s Fish House, Murrells Inlet
grilled cobia brushed with our in-house bourbon BBQ over a chipotle shrimp risotto, charred asparagus and finished with a warm roasted cherry tomato

Brookgreen Signature Sandwich, Pavilion Restaurant at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
turkey, pecan smoked bacon, avocado, apple, lettuce, tomatoes and our honey mustard dill sauce on toasted wheat berry bread

Buffalo Chicken Wing Cupcake, Coccadotts Cake Shop, Surfside
blue cheese frosting, chicken wing

Calabash-style fresh crab bar, Original Benjamin’s, Central Myrtle Beach

Carolina Rainbow Trout, The Cypress Room, Central Myrtle Beach
citrus farro rice pilaf, provencal vegetables, herb butter amandine

Chateaubriand Bouquetiere, Thoroughbreds Restaurant, Central Myrtle Beach

served for two, slow-roasted and specially seasoned beef tenderloin, carved and flamed tableside by your server and accompanied by creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, house mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus

Chicken & Waffles, Quigley’s Pint & Plate, Pawleys Island
fried chicken breast over house made sweet potato waffles with honey-pecan butter, smothered in creamy country sausage gravy

Chicken and Dumplings, Simply Southern Smokehouse, Central Myrtle Beach

Chicken Bog, Shorty’s Grille, Loris

Chicken Bog Egg Rolls, The Porch, Socastee

Chicken Sous Vide, 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach
southern and French preparation served with whipped sweet potatoes and collards, finished with a blackberry sage glaze

Crab Cake Benedict, Johnny D’s Waffles, Central Myrtle Beach
one poached egg on top of jumbo lump crab meat, deep fried on and English muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce w/ lettuce & tomato, served with grits

Cran-errific, Benjamin’s Bakery & Bistro, Surfside Beach
turkey, cheddar cheese, spinach, tomato and Benjamin's Café cranberry spread on cranberry multigrain bread, panini grilled hot

Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, Frank’s Restaurant, Pawleys Island
with bacon and jalapeno

Deluxel Burger, bisQit, Pawleys Island
bacon jam, cheddar, Nueske's bacon, over easy egg, tomato, mayo

Duck, Rivertown Bistro, Conway
pan roasted, five spice duck breast, roasted cauliflower and sweet potato, kale chips, pumpkin seed brittle, citrus glaze, hibiscus

Fresh Fish of the Moment, Sea Blue, North Myrtle Beach
our local “dock to door in 24” selection(s) of the day

Fried North Carolina Oysters, Aspen Grille, Central Myrtle Beach
arugula, pecans, bacon, parmesan bacon aioli

Gorgonzola and Pear Cheese Ravioli, Scatori’s, Central Myrtle Beach
housemade cheese raviolis served boiled or fried in a red wine Gorgonzola and poached pear cream sauce; add chicken or shrimp

Grouper Royale, Drunken Jacks, Murrells Inlet
local, mild tasting white fish, grilled and topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed mushrooms, asparagus and béarnaise sauce

Hummingbird Cake, River Oak Cottage Tea Room at Hopsewee Plantation, Georgetown
bananas, pineapple and pecans with a touch of cinnamon Italian buttercream icing

Hunter Duck Stew, Atlantic House Restaurant, Georgetown
with mushrooms and carrots over grits or crab ball fritters rolled in spaghetti noodles and deep fried with a ginger soy sauce

Inlet Fried Seafood Platter, Bovine’s, Murrells Inlet
lightly breaded and deep fried in Murrells Inlet tradition, served with hush puppies, cocktail and tartar sauce oysters, shrimp, fresh flounder, and deviled crab

KA-KA-KA-KIA, Nacho Hippo, Central Myrtle Beach
taco with Korean BBQ, seared with ginger, garlic, and scallions, kimchi, spicy chile sauce and sesame seeds

Liquid Nitrogen Tuna, The Chemist, Central Myrtle Beach
wasabi pearls, soy sauce with coriander-dusted ahi, nitro seared

Lobster Tacos, The Claw House, Murrells Inlet
pico de gallo, avocado & crumbled queso on grilled flour tortillas

Mahi Tacos, Creek Ratz, Murrells Inlet
mahi with cabbage, cheddar cheese and boom boom sauce

Mango Gazpacho, Chive Blossom, Pawleys Island
avocado, shrimp, crab, lobster

Marshi Gras Jambalaya, Dead Dog Saloon, Murrells Inlet

Monger Pot, Fishmonger Seafood, Surfside Beach
1.5 lbs snow crab, 8 oysters, 8 clams, 8 shrimp, corn, red potatoes & smoked sausage

Myrtle Beach Sunset, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, Central Myrtle Beach
tequila, triple sec, lime, sour, blue curacao & sprite

Pan-seared Diver Scallops, Waterscapes, Central Myrtle Beach
truffle potato puree, crispy pork bellies, creamed leeks and chive butter sauce

Pan-seared Jumbo Sea Scallops, Tupelo Honey, Central Myrtle Beach
toasted pecan and raisin quinoa, wilted kale & arugula, with an apple cider reduction

Peanut Butter Burger, River City Café, Central Myrtle Beach
back by popular demand, topped with creamy peanut butter

Pecan Pancakes, Mammy’s Kitchen, Central Myrtle Beach

Rockefeller Flatbread, Capt. Dave’s Dockside, Murrells Inlet
oysters, spinach, crispy bacon, caramelized onion and parmesan cheese

Salmon Portobello, Gulfstream Café, Garden City Beach

Seafood Gumbo, Big Mike’s Soulfood, Central Myrtle Beach

Seafood Nachos, Noizy Oyster, Central Myrtle Beach
nachos topped with sautéed shrimp, scallops, and crab with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, served with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapenos

SheCrab Soup, Sea Captain’s House, Central Myrtle Beach
Atlantic blue fin crab, touch of cream and sherry

Spiced Shrimp Boil, Bubba’s Fish Shack, Surfside Beach

Sweetbreads, The Library, Central Myrtle Beach
flamed tableside with cognac & burgundy mushrooms

Tacos de Feria, Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila, Central Myrtle Beach
slow braised pork, watermelon bbq, slaw, cheese and tomato

The Banana Hammock, Loco Gecko, Central Myrtle Beach
hand-selected Rocky Mountain oysters (ask your server!) dusted with cracked black pepper corns and flour, deep fried golden brown, served with a hot and sweet Thai chili sauce

The Bruiser, Peaches Corner, Central Myrtle Beach
beer-battered footlong wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese, chili and onions

Tuna Pizza, Wicked Tuna, Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach
lightly fried tortilla topped with tuna, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, queso fresco cheese, japanese mayo, spicy mayo, avocado mousse and micro cilantro

Twisted Sisters at the Beach, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River
sun fun girl, North Carolina white wine

Wagyu Brisket, Café Amalfi, Central Myrtle Beach
pumpkin bread pudding, bacon braised brussels sprouts, spiced bourbon glaze

White Ale, New South Brewing, Central Myrtle Beach
American interpretation of a classic Belgian wheat ale with a hazy light golden color brewed with just a hint of coriander and orange zest giving way to a citrus finish

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