The 5 Best Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, situated on the coast of South Carolina, is known for its subtropical climate, its stunning ocean views, and its extensive sandy beaches. In fact, it currently attracts around 14 million tourists a year. What many people forget is that it’s also a foodie’s paradise! South Carolina is famous for its southern hospitality and its delicious, fresh seafood dishes, and Myrtle Beach has some of the finest seafood restaurants in the country. Here are our favorite five seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

Hook & Barrel

Hook & Barrel is one of our favorite Myrtle Beach restaurants thanks to its delicious, flavorful seafood dishes and its commitment to sustainability. Each of the recipes at Hook & Barrel is cooked with locally sourced fish and produce before being served in the nautical-themed, modern dining room. 

Most popular dishes on the menu: Be sure to try the famous oyster stew, cooked before your eyes at the bar.

Location: 8014 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

Captain George’s is something of a southern seafood legend, with successful locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Myrtle Beach restaurant is located in a central location on the Grand Strand and offers an acclaimed seafood buffet full of mouth-watering options caught by one of the restaurant’s own fishing boats.

While it’s worth coming for the food alone, you’ll be amazed by the giant ship sails that adorn the dining room.

Most popular dishes on the menu: Keep an eye out for the fried fresh catch and the Norfolk Special, a mixture of crab, shrimp, and scallops in a delicious garlic-butter sauce.

Location: 1401 29th Avenue, north Ext. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


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Pier 14

This unmissable seafood eatery is situated on an actual pier over the ocean, which makes for some truly remarkable views. The bright and cheery interior is the perfect setting for a laid-back meal. The friendly, southern-style service will complete the experience.

Most popular dishes on the menu: Try a classic like Fish & Chips, or try the delicious crab legs.

Location: 1306 North Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar

This Key West-style restaurant specializes in traditionally prepared seafood. The dining room is styled like a beachside bar, creating a fun, laid-back feel. You’ll love the holiday feel you get stepping into Dirty Don’s.

Most popular dishes on the menu: This place is known for its oysters. Also try the Dunkin’ Pot, a dish of steamed shellfish and corn, sausages and potatoes.

Location: 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Find Beachfront Condo Rentals

If you’re still looking for the perfect place to stay while you’re visiting, keep an eye out for Myrtle Beach rentals with an oceanfront view. In a city known for its seafood, you’ll definitely want to see the ocean from your room!

Bonefish Grill

While Bonefish Grill is a chain restaurant, its Myrtle Beach location serves up some of the freshest, tastiest seafood in the city. Its creative dishes are packed with flavor, and the surroundings are sophisticated and atmospheric. With a large bar, this is a great place to visit if you enjoy cocktails with your fish. 

Most popular dishes on the menu: Opt for a fresh catch of the day, the Bang Bang Shrimp or the Chilean Sea Bass.

Location: 7401 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572


Ocean Breeze has a range of Myrtle Beach condo rentals, all with balconies overlooking the water. Plus, with its central location, you’ll be just a few minutes away from a few of the restaurants we’ve listed above. You and your family will love strolling home along the beach after filling up on the freshest seafood in South Carolina.

Make sure you try a few of these delicious seafood hotspots while you’re in Myrtle Beach. The city is full of things to explore, but trying one of these famous seafood eateries is an absolute must! Is Myrtle Beach calling your name yet? Contact us today to learn more about our Myrtle Beach condo rentals!