What could be better than dining alfresco? Dining outdoors with views of the ocean as the backdrop, of course. We’ve gathered a smorgasbord of the best oceanfront dining spots available in Myrtle Beach. Dive in!
Sea Captain’s House
3002 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Dating back to 1930, this landmark beach bungalow-turned popular restaurant has withstood the test of time, through hurricanes and seasons of countless guests. Sea Captain’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a variety of cozy dining rooms, as well as a newer back patio. The one thing in common: they all boast beautiful views of the ocean. A must-try: their award-winning she crab soup.
RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar
1210 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
You’ll be wowed by this massive oceanfront restaurant that towers above the sands in three levels, including a rooftop open-air dining floor that will leave you feeling like you’re on Cloud Nine! Feel the ocean breeze from any seat in the house while you enjoy fresh fish served on their seafood tower appetizer or their seafood boils.
Wicked Tuna at Second Avenue Pier
110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Step foot onto the Second Avenue Pier off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and into The Wicked Tuna restaurant that juts out over the waters of the Atlantic. Beyond the wicked views, the restaurant features a creative menu of salads, entrees, and sushi that aims to please.
2985 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Located on the southernmost end of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach next door to the Myrtle Beach State Park and Springmaid Pier, this beachfront franchise restaurant on stilts offers panoramic views of the ocean from the large dining room indoors, the bar area, or the back deck. Often you can spot Jet Skis and catamarans in the waters below for added entertainment while you dine on their famous steaks, ribs, and more.
Bummz Beach Café
2002 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Sit back and be a beach bum with an ice-cold beverage in hand at this oceanfront café, where it’s highly encouraged! The café indoors is small and intimate, but the place to be is the outdoor dining patio laid out with lawn chairs and tables that tumbles into a grass lawn you’ll want to sink your toes into. Bummz regularly hosts live music on the outdoor stage and offers burgers, wings, and tacos from their lunch and dinner menus.
LandShark Bar & Grill
1110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Take a ride around the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and then stop by for a pit stop at the island-inspired LandShark Bar & Grill, located at its base that overlooks the ocean. Choose from fried seafood favorites, burgers, and more. The SkyWheel and LandShark even partnered up for a “Fly & Dine” meal deal: two SkyWheel flight tickets and a $25 food voucher to use at LandShark after your ride.
River City Café
11 N. Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach
River City Café is famous for its plethora of world-famous burgers and chill vibes, complete with walls of license plates. Featuring two floors, including an outdoor balcony, this oceanfront location is one of seven River City restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re hankering for something other than a burger, the restaurant also serves up delicious platters, salads, and sandwiches.
2208 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Freshly renovated, Snooky’s Oceanfront in North Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly must-visit. Take a seat indoors, where they bring the beach to the dining room, or outside, where guests can enjoy live music under the hanging string lights – and even bring their fur babies for all the fun. The menu here is extensive, from fresh seafood on the raw bar menu to starters, soups, hearty salads, sandwiches, and entrees.
1870 N. Waccamaw Drive, Murrells Inlet
Reminiscent of a beach bungalow, Conch Café sits on the sands of Surfside Beach and serves up some of the best views on the south end. Dine inside or on the large, covered wrap-around porch that is pet-friendly to experience that fresh ocean breeze. Try their homemade conch fritters or their famous salad platter, where you can choose from their fresh tuna, chicken, seafood, shrimp, or pasta salads.
1410 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
You’ll feel like you’re in South Beach at Banditos, a multi-level restaurant topped by Tin Roof, a live music venue. Featuring the largest tequila selection in Myrtle Beach, the cantina is also known for creative Mexican dishes, from tacos to burritos and more.
By: Ashley Daniels