The Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach has been serving visitors and locals for more than 50 years in its picturesque oceanfront location. But did you know that it was originally built and used as a vacation home? There’s a rich history to this popular restaurant in Myrtle Beach and we’re here to tell its story.
Henry Taylor built a cottage in 1930 on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean for he and his family to use as a vacation home. The Taylor family visited from North Carolina for more than 10 years until it was sold to Charles W. Angle in the 1940s. Disaster struck in October of 1954 when Hurricane Hazel battered the Myrtle Beach coastline. The cottage was then purchased by Nellie G. Howard who replaced the damaged oceanfront porch with a Florida Room and opened a guesthouse called Howard’s Manor. The guesthouse offered nine different rooms with fantastic ocean views and served three delicious meals each day.
By the 1960s guesthouses were becoming less and less popular as visitors were flocking to brand new high-rise style motels. In fact, Howard’s Manor was sold to the Brittain family in 1962 and bought to be torn down and built into one of these motels.
The Brittains decided to wait a year or two to begin construction as financing was limited at that time, transformed the guest house into what’s now the Sea Captain’s House – and the rest is history. From that day on, the restaurant has been serving fresh seafood with the southern hospitality and views that everyone loves.
The menu at Sea Captain’s House focuses mainly on seafood specialties like traditional Shrimp and Grits, Pecan Crusted Grouper and Captain’s Seafood Muddle with a little bit of everything. They offer plenty of options for the land lovers too like Chicken Marsala, Filet Mignon and local Fried Green Tomatoes. Check out their daily lunch specials or stop in for breakfast with a view any day of the week.
Sea Captain’s House has been honored by USA Today, Best of the Beach by The Sun News, The Myrtle Beach Herald Readers’ Choice Awards and Diners’ Choice from OpenTable.com among others.
The dress code is beach casual for breakfast and lunch and casual for dinners. The restaurant is open seven days a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Hotels Near Sea Captain’s House
The family-friendly Caribbean Resort is located next door to the Sea Captain’s House restaurant. The oceanfront resort offers a variety of suites, villas, apartments and condos with up to three bedrooms. Your accommodations include a full kitchen, private balconies, free WiFi and in-room coffee. Caribbean Resort is also home to an oceanfront water park, indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, Mist Spa, game room, private cabanas and so much more. The resort is conveniently located in central Myrtle Beach with easy access to Broadway at the Beach, Top Golf and other major attractions along Ocean Boulevard.
The Patricia Grand
The Patricia Grand has been treating guests to extraordinary Myrtle Beach vacations for decades. It’s home to 300 different rooms ranging from oceanfront suites to well-appointed one-bedroom condos featuring fully-equipped kitchens and amazing ocean views. Some rooms are dog-friendly! Guests at the resort love the heated outdoor pool, indoor pool, lazy river and hot tubs. There’s even a pool just for the kids. The Patricia Grand is located just three blocks south of the Sea Captain’s House and also offers on-site dining options.