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Best New Restaurants in Myrtle Beach for 2024

  By  Shelbi Ankiewicz
Whiskey Roots seafood boil with full crab

There is no such thing as too many restaurants because no one gets tired of eating. To add more variety to the area, Myrtle Beach has 15 new restaurants in 2024, some that are expected to open soon, and others that opened toward the end of 2023. The list ranges from cafes to seafood restaurants, places for date nights to ice cream parlors. You’ll want to have as many of these spots on your list as possible during your next trip.

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Swing & Swine wings, loaded tots and craft beer flight
3. Swig & Swine

Freshly opened in February of 2024, Swig & Swine has been “Horrifying vegetarians since 2013.” They have all-wood smoked barbeque that’s served with their homemade BBQ sauces. Meat can be bought in half or one-pound increments, or you can order a BBQ sandwich or plate. The meat includes beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, pork belly, sausage, or chicken. Swig & Swine also has some mouth-watering desserts to eat after devouring a plate of salty goodness. The dessert menu includes banana pudding, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, nutter butter pie, and cobbler coconut pie. If you visit from Monday through Friday, the restaurant offers a discount on a specific dish depending on what day it is, so be sure to check their website before visiting.

The Tasting Room cheese platter with crackers, fruit, nets and champagne
6. Tasting Room on 9th Wine Bar

If you’re searching for a place to visit for a date night while on your vacation in Myrtle, the Tasting Room is what you’re seeking. Bringing upscale wine with downtown vibes, this restaurant is opening in April of 2024 in the Art and Innovation District of Myrtle Beach. There will be wine, craft cocktails, and international beer to share in the Tasting Room’s lounge. The menu and more details about the restaurant will be announced on the website closer to the opening date.

7. Mura

Introducing Myrtle Beach’s first conveyor belt food service, Mura serves Asian-inspired small bites. The restaurant opened in February of 2024 in Market Commons. The establishment opens daily at 10 a.m. and stays open into the late evening. How it works is that food is placed on a conveyor belt, and then the visitors pick whatever dish they want that goes in front of them to enjoy a little surprise and try different dishes. Each small plate ranges from $4 to $11 and includes food like Korean fried chicken, bibimbap rice bowls, and chicken katsu sandwiches. To pair with the dishes, guests can enjoy tea-based drinks, cocktails made with Korean liquor soju, or coffees.

Mimosa's breakfast items and waffles
8. Mimosa's

Mimosas opened in June of 2023 off Highway 17 on North Kings Highway. The restaurant is a brunch place that’s open daily from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. It has indoor and outdoor seating arrangements with two fully equipped bars. What makes Mimosas unique is its green interior that pops out as soon as you enter the establishment, but also the concoctions that were specially created for the menu. The signature breakfasts include crab and avocado toast along with fried lobster and waffles. Yet, the sweet temptations are the real eye-catcher with crème brulee, croissant, salted caramel banana, and cookie dough stuffed French toast, lemon blueberry goat cheese pancakes, and Mimosa’s orange cream waffle. The restaurant also has a lunch menu and vegetarian options. Of course, this brunch spot also serves specialty cocktails including a range of mimosas such as the classic (orange juice), tropical (mango nectar), Hawaiian (pineapple and rum), and cherry bomb (maraschino cherry juice, pineapple juice).

neals creakhouse
9. Neal's Creekhouse

A Surfside favorite is expanding in March of 2024 to Murrells Inlet in hopes of sharing more good vibes and Southern food. Neal’s Creekhouse is open seven days a week and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can visit any time of day. The official website has not yet launched for this location, however, the menu will consist of classics from the establishment's first location, as well as new and exciting additions. You can expect the food to be southern, serving seafood platters, and classic Carolinian appetizers like fried green tomatoes and fried oysters, along with a fully equipped bar to drink while you eat.

Gio's Pizzeria
10. Gio's Pizzeria Napoletana

Gios first made its appearance in 2014 when it opened its restaurant ‘Italian Kitchen’ off Kings Highway. The restaurant is family-owned, two brothers run the kitchen while the sister runs the front of the house. The family, Hoxha, are Albanian natives who moved to the United States in 2003, bringing their cooking skills with them. Gios recently opened a second location in the Market Commons district called Pizzeria Napoletana. The staff pride themselves on their marinara sauce and always providing guests with the highest quality food. Unlike the first location, the pizzeria has an emphasis on pizza featuring ones with all kinds of toppings starting from the traditional Margherita pie to specialty crafted ones. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.

CK Bistro dish
11. CK Bistro

Bringing more fine dining, CK Bistro will hold its grand opening on April 1st in the Market Commons. The restaurant aims to bring diversity and creativity to both tourists and locals in the Myrtle Beach area. There will be live music, happy hour, a bar, and specially crafted dishes for visitors to relish. The menu will consist of bites like steak, seafood, handhelds, and a signature risotto dish. CK plans to source everything fresh and locally, not only to promote sustainability but also to support local farmers. The restaurant's website and menu will be available closer to the opening date.

Maple Street Biscuits - a biscuit with many items piled high
12. Maple Street Biscuit Company

Maple Street just opened its 64th location nationwide this past February. This chain, which is owned by the widely known Cracker Barrel, has been on the rise for years. Its first location in South Carolina was Greenville, then Charleston, and it finally made its way to Myrtle Beach. Open daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Maple Street serves some of the best biscuits around, after all, it was voted in 2016 as a ‘Guilty Pleasure’ on the Food Network. The menu includes specialty biscuits like the Five & Dime (fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, egg, sausage, or shitake gravy), The Iron Goat (goat cheese and sauteed spinach), and the Squawking Goat (fried chicken, goat cheese medallion, and pepper jelly). Maple Street also serves classic biscuits, breakfast bowls, and sweet treats.

13. The Crazy Mason

What used to be in the Market Commons is now in a new location outside the Coastal Grand Mall. The Crazy Mason is a milkshake bar that has figured out a way to combine three of your favorite desserts into one jar. There are hundreds of options that you can choose, so you’ll never get bored of going back and trying something new. Crazy Mason is open daily from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. The establishment has monthly specialties, but the usual list consists of shakes like Build Me Up Buttercup (vanilla ice cream with Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and whipped cream), But First, Coffee (coffee ice cream with marshmallow sauce, cookie dirt, a glazed donut, and whipped cream), and They Do Exist (cotton candy ice cream with buttercream frosting, unicorn cake, cotton candy, and a rock candy stick). If you dare to try The Crazy Mason, make sure your sweet tooth is ready!

stellas ice cream
15. Stella's Homemade Ice Cream

With two locations, one in Murrells Inlet and the second one in Conway which opened in May of 2023, Stella’s is committed to ensuring their ice cream and other products are made with fresh, rich ingredients. This ice cream parlor makes everything in-house, the ice cream and cakes, which the recipes are said to have been around for decades. The original flavors stay, but others rotate constantly so guests can enjoy something new each time they visit. Some of the ice cream specialties include cosmic brownie, glazed donut, apple pie, cinnamon toast crunch, cookie butter, lucky charms, lemon blueberry cheesecake, and more. Stella’s also makes cakes and bakery items either custom, or you can stop by and pick up what they have in the shop that day.

Shelbi Ankiewicz
Shelbi Ankiewicz is a senior at Coastal Carolina University studying communication, journalism, and intercultural studies. She is originally from Montgomery, Alabama, but has resided in Myrtle Beach for 14 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief of CCU's student newspaper, The Chanticleer, and is a member of a two-year leadership program called the Wall Fellows. Shelbi enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling to major cities in the SouthEast, and attending concerts. In her free time you can find her hanging out with her frenchton bulldog, Oma, or visiting the local trails Myrtle Beach has to offer.