Best Waterfront Restaurants Near Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • June 13, 2016
Sea Captain's House is a great choice for waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach.
Sea Captain's House is a great choice for waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach.

If you're visiting Myrtle Beach, chances are you're here to be near the water. It's everywhere you look; from the beautiful ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and the inlets, the Grand Strand is no stranger to water and seafood. Whether you're a seafood lover or not, there are tons of waterfront restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area that have menu items that cater to all kinds of tastebuds. Looking for some fantastic waterfront dining? Look no further! Check out this list of some of the best waterfront restaurants near Myrtle Beach:

Landshark Bar & Grill

While you won’t find any gourmet menu items here, Landshark Bar & Grill does offer an unforgettable experience with amazing views of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. After taking a spin on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, grab a bite to eat at Landshark in the open-air dining room. Listen to people having fun on the beach while you sink your teeth into a burger, or throw back a Landshark beer while feasting on some delicious seafood. No matter what you order here, you’ll like the food as well as the great atmosphere.

Sea Captain's House

For decades, Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach has been serving up delectable upscale dishes right on the oceanfront.  Each day of the week, hungry guests flock to Sea Captain’s House for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to a wide range of seafood dishes, Sea Captain’s House offers tons of great breakfast items, as well as a variety of plates made with chicken, steak, and pork, as well as salads.

Second Avenue Pier

After going for a stroll on the Second Avenue Pier, be sure to sit a spell and enjoy a tasty meal in the on-site restaurant. Not only does Second Avenue Pier provide some of the best views of the ocean and downtown Myrtle Beach, but this attraction also serves up delicious eats. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Second Avenue Pier has something for everyone!

Wicked Tuna

Take in the beautiful scenery of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk from the outdoor deck of the Wicked Tuna. This Marshwalk eatery is home to top-notch seafood, sushi, steaks, cocktails, and much more. You can be sure that your seafood is fresh here, too, since the Wicked Tuna has their own fishing boat!

Bandito's Restaurant and Cantina

Are you ready to have a fiesta on the water? Bandito’s Restaurant and Cantina is, so far, the only Mexican restaurant in Myrtle Beach that provides wonderful views of the beautiful water of the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bandito’s is a great place to grab a bite to eat while you’re in town. Guests can enjoy Mexican-style fare inside the festive dining room, or outside on oceanfront deck. At Bandito’s Restaurant and Cantina, hungry visitors while find favorite dishes such as Burritos, Arroz Con Pollo, Tacos, Fajitas, Quesadillas, and much more!  

Cypress Room

Island Vista Resort boasts more than just wonderful oceanfront accommodations. That’s right, this Myrtle Beach property is home to a restaurant called the Cypress Room, which is a great restaurant choice for a casual experience within an upscale atmosphere. Guests at the Cypress Room can enjoy tasty menu items during breakfast or dinner each day. Kick back and watch the waves roll in while noshing on items like Sweet Potato Pancakes, Huevos Rancheros, She Crab Soup, Low Country Bouilliabaise, Colorado Lamb Duo, and many other delicious choices.

Damon's Grill

Have a blast watching people have fun in the sun from the open-air deck at Damon’s Grill in Myrtle Beach. Located next to Downwind Sails Watersports, guests at Damon’s can watch people parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating, and more, all while munching on some delicious eats inside the dining room or outside on the deck. Popular menu items here include selections such as ribs, pork chops, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more. However, if you go to Damon’s, we bet that you will get the ribs and even take a bottle of their sauce home with you!

Greg Norman's Australian Grille

If you’re hanging around Barefoot Landing and want awesome food and an equally awesome view, then consider stopping by Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. This upscale restaurant is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner while watching boats sail by. The menu at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille features savory options like the Lobster Ravioli, Seared Duck Breast, Wood-grilled Rib-Eye, and other items such as steaks, seafood, and pasta.

Gulfstream Cafe

If you’re looking for the ultimate waterfront experience, then head on over to the Gulfstream Café in Garden City. Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Gulf Stream Café offers stunning views of the ocean as well as the inlet. While you can always get Lunch-to-Go from Gulfstream Café, but dinner is the main attraction here. Relish in the coastal breeze and select something scrumptious from the menu like N’awlins Shrimp & Grits, She Crab Soup, fried seafood, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Lobster Tail, steak, chicken, and many other choices.

Hot Fish Club

Murrells Inlet is known as “The Seafood Capital of the World,” and there are many wonderful waterfront restaurants that call the area home. One of these restaurants is the Hot Fish Club, which dates all the way back to the 1700’s. While this hot spot has gone through many changes throughout the centuries, Hot Fish Club remains as an awesome place with good food, good people, and great views. Regulars here love getting a table right on the inlet and indulging in gourmet dishes such as Shrimp & Grits, Certified Angus Meatloaf, Lobster Pot Pie, and more. Of course, this eatery offers a ton of seafood options, so be sure to some seafood while having a nice evening out by the water.