Visit The Top Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

No beach getaway is complete without at least one visit to a delicious seafood restaurant. Myrtle Beach is famous for its beaches, activities, and seafood. Whether you’re craving a five-star seafood dinner or prefer something a little more affordable, you’ll need to know where to find the best seafood in Myrtle Beach. 

Lucky for you, many of the best seafood spots in town are close to our Myrtle Beach condo rentals. Instead of endlessly scrolling through Google to find reviews, these are our favorite seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

Hook & Barrel 

One of our favorite seafood spots is in the perfect location for many of our Myrtle Beach condo rentals. Hook & Barrel is the perfect blend of casual and elegant. Besides the fantastic food, one of the main things we love about this spot is its commitment to sustainability. They do their best to source all their food from local fishermen who don’t partake in overfishing. 

You’ll find a wide variety of seafood dishes on their menu that will surely please everyone you’re dining with. Some of our favorites you might want to try when you visit are their she-crab soup, the citrus-rubbed tuna, or whatever their fresh catch of the day is. 

If you happen to be dining with people who aren’t huge seafood fans, they have an excellent selection of other protein and vegetarian dishes, too. 

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

If you’re looking for a great seafood restaurant that’s close to our Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach condo rentals, you need to check out Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant. Honestly, this spot is kind of a big deal in the South, so it’s one you can’t miss.

Captain George’s is widely popular, so we’d recommend getting a reservation. The menu here is vast, so everyone should be able to order something they’ll love here. With such a large selection of seafood, it can feel difficult to choose a dish. They understand that better than anyone and offer an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet! It features oysters, crab legs, and more. 

Besides the seafood buffet, some popular menu items are their fried seafood platter, vegetarian platter, and New England clam chowder. 

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Pier 14 Seafood Restaurant & Fishing Pier

What’s better than an excellent seafood restaurant? It’s a seafood restaurant that has one of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean. Pier 14 is by far one of the most popular and sought-after seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The restaurant is on the pier, so you’ll get unparalleled views, and you’ll even see people fishing off the pier. 

It’s a beautiful modern restaurant that isn’t too casual but not too fancy either. Besides the food and prime location, what makes Pier 14 stand out as one of the best restaurants is the staff. Not only do they provide you with that famous Southern hospitality, but they’re knowledgeable about the menu and can help you make a decision if you need it. 

While at Pier 14, you have to try their hushpuppies, salmon BLT, crab legs, or a seafood combo where you can sample a little bit of everything. They also have plenty of salads, pasta, and non-seafood options to choose from. 

The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood 

Another staple in Myrtle Beach is The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood. They’re most famous for their seafood buffet, where you can pick and choose what you want to eat and how much.

This is a massive restaurant with roughly 1,000 seats, so you normally shouldn’t have a problem getting a table for you and your group. This family-friendly restaurant is perfect for people of all ages and has over 170 items that you can pick and choose from on her buffet. 

The buffet features classic seafood and southern cuisine. Some of the things you can find on the buffet include peel-and-eat shrimp, pepper steak, fried flounder, shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, and crab cakes. If you manage to save room for dessert, their red velvet cake is to die for. 

Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co. 

Budget-friendly vacations in Myrtle Beach are some of our favorites, and just because you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doesn’t mean you have to compromise feasting on high-quality seafood. Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co. has been one of the most popular places for seafood in Myrtle Beach for years. 

It’s the perfect lunch spot or when you want something a little lighter for dinner. As the name suggests, this restaurant is famous for its crab cakes, grilled cheese, and soups. They have over ten grilled cheese recipes that are worth trying. While all of them are delicious, the fried green tomato and pimento grilled cheese and the crab melt are the best. 

Besides that, you can’t miss out on their Maryland crab cakes or cream of crab soup. They have a small kids menu, baskets of seafood, and fresh salads, too. This casual seafood spot is perfect when you want high-quality seafood without breaking the bank. Once you eat here, you’ll find it hard not to eat here for every meal.

Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe

For those looking for an upscale seafood restaurant, Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe is the place to be. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere, amazing staff, and a menu that will impress anyone. 

Bimini’s is mainly known for its oysters and steam pots. The steam pots are perfect for sharing with another person, and they have a variety of seafood inside them. The classic one features oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, crab legs, and more, while the oyster roast features 42 oysters roasted to perfection. 

Steam pots aren’t the only thing that you should look at on the menu. Their samplers are a great way to try something new. The Monterey Jack stuffed shrimp is popular. We love their fried bay scallops and oyster po boy, too. 

Plan Your Visit

Ready to experience all the incredible food Myrtle Beach has to offer? Planning an unforgettable vacation is simple! Select your vacation dates, book your favorite rental, and prepare for a ton of fun!

Sea Captain’s House 

Another great restaurant with stunning oceanfront views is Sea Captain’s House. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can visit almost anytime you’d like. The menu here features fresh seafood and all our Low Country favorite meals.

We recommend starting your meal with the Low Country dip that features shrimp, andouille sausage, and corn. If you want to try something special at this restaurant, the Captain’s Seafood Muddle is what you should order. It features jumbo shrimp, pancetta, potatoes, fish, clams, and more in a tomato broth. 

Sea Captain’s House has something for everyone, so it would be a shame if you couldn’t make it here to eat at least once during your getaway. 

Ocean Breeze has plenty of rentals ready for you and your group to choose from for your next vacation. You can browse through our condos to find the perfect Myrtle Beach rental for you. We highly suggest looking into our oceanfront Myrtle Beach rentals because they give you prime access to the beach and an amazing view. 

Book Your Stay with Ocean Breeze Vacation Rentals

Regardless of which one of our Myrtle Beach rentals you decide to rent, you won’t want to miss trying at least one of these mouthwatering seafood restaurants while you’re in town. Are you ready to start planning your trip to Myrtle Beach? Give us a call today to learn more about our rentals and how we can make your trip as memorable as possible!