The Intracoastal Waterway along the Grand Strand is home to a number of bars, restaurants and marinas as well as great spots for live entertainment. Each restaurant on the waterway has a personality of its own as well as delicious dishes to serve even the hungriest of captains. We’ve broken down a list of some of our favorite places to eat along the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach.
Greg Norman Australian Grille – Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC
This upscale Barefoot Landing restaurant offers its guests great food with even better views. Pick a table inside or outdoors to experience the full views of the waterway as you watch the boats go by. The menu at Greg Norman Australian Grill features cooked-to-order fish, pastas, 100% pure Angus beef steaks and wood fired specialties. The Shark Pub and Patio offers a daily happy hour with great food and drink specials like teriyaki glazed salmon bites and shrimp tacos.
Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s – Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s is known for its fun, food and family-atmosphere in another Barefoot Landing setting. Take a look around after docking your boat and you’ll see why. A giant, sandy beach area is perfect for letting your little ones run off some steam while you sip on a cocktail from the bar. Live bands perform nightly during the summer months and they host several family-friendly events throughout the year. Lulu’s extensive menu features starters, appetizers, salads, seafood platters, burgers, sandwiches and so much more.
The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill – 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Known for its popular summer concert series, The Boathouse is another great stop along the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. The restaurant is home to a large indoor bar and dining room, outdoor dining, beer garden and outdoor bars. Grab some munchies or sandwiches inside or out and sip on a local beer from Independent Republic Brewing Company. The outdoor concert series plays every Sunday from April through Labor Day and they also feature Free Show Fridays throughout the year on the indoor stage.
The Anchor Café – 8205 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Anchor Café at Grande Dunes was awarded the 2019 Best Waterway Bar by the Myrtle Beach Herald Readers’ Choice Awards. The casual open-air bar is open seasonally and offers a quick stop for boaters and waterway visitors for a cold drink and tasty food. The menu features tasty seafood options like the Grand Strand Roll made with butter poached lobster and shrimp or the Marina Fish Tacos served with fresh pico. The cocktail menu is worth noting with options like a Blackberry Habanero Margarita and Very Berry Sangria Slush.
Deck 383 – Wacca Wache Marina, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Upscale Shabby Deck 383 is located at the Wacca Wache Marina in Murrells Inlet. The restaurant features gorgeous waterway views under the shade of a tree that’s the centerpiece for the outdoor dining room (which is also dog-friendly). Indoor and covered dining space is available in case you’re looking for a bite to eat while dodging a quick storm. All of their food is cooked to order like the Cruisin’ Calamari or the Big Water Burger. They offer a variety of flatbreads, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and a brunch menu on Sundays.
Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Ribs – 1407 13th Ave. North, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Boardwalk Billy’s has been one of the most popular Intracoastal restaurants since it opened! This North Myrtle Beach staple serves everything from sushi made to order to a Quinoa Veggie Burger. The menu offers traditional burgers, crab legs, nachos, wings, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees like Pacific Rim Tuna, BBQ Beef Ribs and Boardwalk Billy’s Famous Oyster Roast. Boardwalk Billy’s has live entertainment seven nights a week during the season and two to four nights a week during off peak months.
Local Bar & Kitchen on the Water – 1525 13th Ave. North, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Local on the Water has quickly built a reputation in the boating community as a hot new spot on the waterway. They serve lunch and dinner daily with a menu that offers a little bit of everything from salads and flatbreads to seafood entrees and ribs. Diners rave about the Shrimp Boil Pot served with kielbasa, fresh corn, clams and potatoes or the Oysters Florentine topped with steamed spinach, a cream sauce and toasted breadcrumbs. Live music is performed nightly all summer long.
Filet’s on the Water – 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Filet’s on the Water offers two amazing waterfront restaurants in a beautiful setting along the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach. Filet’s Waterfront Steaks, Seafood & Sushi features hand-cut aged steaks, the freshest seafood and sushi rolls along with an extensive cocktail and wine list in a casual indoor atmosphere. Capt’n Dilligaf’s Tiki Bar and Deck features fun views of the Little River Swing Bridge in a casual setting. They serve a full dinner menu as well as Happy Hour specials and live entertainment.
Waterway Restaurants Worth Mentioning
- Captain Archie’s – 2200 Little River Neck Rd., North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina – Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Snooky’s Casual Waterfront Dining – 4495 Baker St., Little River, SC
- Captain Buck’s Port – Bucksport Marina, Conway, SC
North Myrtle Beach Condos to Consider
Barefoot North Tower
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, The Barefoot Resort North Tower is a great spot for couples and families looking for a condo with all they need for the perfect vacation. They offer one- to four-bedroom condos with granite countertops, spacious kitchens and oversized balconies to watch the boats go by. The North Tower at Barefoot has one of the largest pools on the entire Grand Strand as well as four golf courses for guests to enjoy. Barefoot Landing is just a short drive from the resort offering a variety of entertainment, shops and dining options.
Ocean Bay Club
Ocean Bay Club offers one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condos in an oceanfront setting in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. Each condo is equipped with a full kitchen, oceanfront balconies and a spacious floorplan. Amenities at Ocean Bay Club include an oceanfront pool, kiddie pool, lazy river, indoor pool, fitness room and covered parking. The resort is just a short walk to Main Street where you’ll find restaurants, bars, shops and a number of exciting annual events.