Many cities boast a highly-trafficked “Restaurant Row,” including New York City, Orlando, and Honolulu. But none of them rival Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach, primarily because of its world-class seafood, eclectic architecture, and Intracoastal Waterway location. There are countless dining hubs along the Grand Strand, but this unique collection of seafood shacks, steakhouses, and family restaurants remains an agreeable tourist trap for families of all sizes. Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach is just three miles from Sand Dunes Resort. And, although we feature three on-site restaurants, we cannot blame you if lunch or dinner at this popular eat street is too enticing to pass up.
Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach: The Top 8 Eateries
Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach is conveniently located along Kings Highway, adjacent to the peaceful Intracoastal Waterway. It’s not only a short drive from Sands Dunes Resort’s free outdoor water park, but it’s perfectly sandwiched in-between world-class golf courses, a Tanger Outlet, The Carolina Opry, and, of course, several miles of pristine beach. Below, you’ll find eight of our favorite Restaurant Row eateries, separated into different categories. Read the blurbs below to help make the selection process that much easier.
Top Rated / Best Seafood: Bimini’s Oyster Bar
Bimini’s Oyster Bar may not be extravagant, oversized, or modern. But my, oh, my, do they possess the freshest shellfish, the largest steam pots, and the friendliest servers.
Authentic Japanese: Miyabi Japanese Steak & Seafood
While most folks don’t flock to Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach for eye-popping maki rolls and hibachi-style dining, Miyabi continues to wow diners from all walks of life.
Best Steak: Thoroughbreds Chophouse
It’s exceedingly easy to find a steakhouse along the Grand Strand. However, Thoroughbreds is the epitome of a luxury steakhouse: juicy steak, romantic ambiance, unrivaled plate presentation, and perhaps the best dessert in town!
Best Family Restaurant: Chuck’s Steak House
Chuck’s has the familiar warmth and classic American nostalgia that you typically only see at a small-town family restaurant. Chuck’s was also voted the “best steakhouse” in town on several occasions. Their culinary team can craft a mean steak!
Authentic Mexican: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
Occasionally a family desperately needs to devour a mess of fajitas, smothered burritos, and authentic tacos. And mom and dad can wash it all down with a signature margarita.
Best Buffet: Bennett’s Calabash
Bennett’s Calabash boasts arguably the best seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach, which has been a staple since 1978. Folks drool over their snow crab legs, fried oysters, and steamed clams.
Best Late Night Atmosphere: Barons Steaks & Spirits
It’s hard to beat top-notch steak, top-shelf spirits, and smooth jazz after dark. Barons has undergone extensive renovations, which mixed in some modern touches to go along with its classic piano bar feel.
Most Popular: Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant
More families visit Giant Crab than any other eatery on Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach. Kids love Tommy (the giant crab), and parents salivate over the carving station and stuffed flounder.
Myrtle Beach Resorts With Water Parks
After a brief albeit memorable visit to dazzling Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach, retreat to Sand Dunes Resort for a lazy river float, a beach walk at dusk, and a few hours in the Family FunZone. And don’t forget to read our entertainment guide! The city is home to countless eye-popping museums, championship golf courses, and underwater adventures, all of which are just a short drive from our sandy shores. Please give us a call today at 866-845-1011 to book a long-overdue vacation to sunny Myrtle Beach!