The Complete Barefoot Landing Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat

July 18, 2017

The dining options at Barefoot Landing attract a crowd, too.  Get the inside dish on where to eat with our Barefoot Landing Restaurant Guide.

The entertainment complex known as Barefoot Landing is a charming destination for families and couples.  Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, its meandering boardwalks and pristine views add to the allure of the shopping, dining, and attractions available.  

Fire Island Grille

Get a taste of the tropics at Fire Island Grille.  Tikis and palm trees make this a hot spot at Barefoot Landing.  Island-inspired cuisine is served here, with specialties including the Jerk Chicken, Kabobs, and Hawaiian Chicken.  Excellent happy hour specials are a great time to score deals on mixed drinks too.  Try the Hawaiian Rumble.

House of Blues

Rock ‘n roll and fusion cuisine combine at House of Blues Myrtle Beach.  The restaurant hired Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez to recreate classic American dishes, which diners can now order.  Select the Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, Spicy Chicken Pasta or Shrimp and Grits for a unique meal.   The décor is eclectic, to say the least, and the shack-style exterior is a can’t miss Myrtle Beach site.

Exterior View of Greg Norman’s Australian Grille at Barefoot Landing and Water with Boat - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USAGreg Norman’s Australian Grille

No Barefoot Landing Restaurant guide would be complete without mentioning this fabulous restaurant. An intimate atmosphere and native Australian flavors are signatures of Greg Norman’s Australian Grille.  An outstanding ambiance on the lake at Barefoot Landing combined with a fresh, flavorful menu and huge wine list creates a top place for a romantic evening out.  Order the Seared Brisbane-seasoned Filet Mignon for true melt-in-your-mouth flavor.  Save room for dessert, though.  The Australian Banana Xangos, a banana cheesecake-filled concoction, is to die for!

Flying Fish Public Market

The concept of flying fish might make you think of Seattle, but the menu at the Flying Fish Public Market speaks of the low country of South Carolina.  Cajun-inspired dishes like grits, crab cakes, jambalaya, and a build-your-own-boil option hit the southern sweet spot.  Or course, fresh fish is a highlight of the menu. Select your choice of fish, then have it prepared in one of the tasty sauce and spice blends the Market is famous for.

River City Café

Casual food at its finest is found at River City Café.  Help yourself to some peanuts, then make yourself at home by throwing the shells on the floor!  Scan the 22 specialty burgers before deciding on your order.  I like the classic Bacon Cheeseburger, but if you’re feeling up for something different try the Peanut Butter Burger or Surf-N-Turf Burger.  There’s even a Mac-N-Cheese Burger!  Be sure to add a side of fresh-cut fries or hand-dipped onion rings to your burger.

Dick’s Last Resort

You’ll want to bring your sense of humor when you dine at Dick’s Last Resort.  The server’s at this restaurant like to give patrons a hard time, but that’s part of the fun.  The goal is to make you laugh, so play along!  The menu features a little bit of everything.  Get the signature BBQ Pork Ribs or Crab Cakes, and definitely order one of the specialty cocktails.

Burger, chicken strips, salad and a tea at River City Cafe at Barefoot Landing - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

photo credit: River City Cafe via Facebook

Joe’s Crab Shack

Seafood reigns supreme at Joe’s Crab Shack Myrtle Beach.  Bevy up to a classic bucket or steam pot of your favorite fish and vegetables.   Buckets come with a choice of crab and flavor, like the Lobster Daddy Feast, while steam pots have different combinations of shellfish, corn and potatoes.  Start with the crab nachos to kick your night off.

TBonz Gill & Grill

Billed as a steakhouse, TBonz serves affordable steaks in a casual atmosphere.  There’s more than just steaks on the menu, though.  Shrimp Po’ Boys and a Bourbon Glazed Pecan Crusted Chicken, as well as locally brewed ales keep the crowds coming back.

Umberto’s Trattoria

Dine at Umberto’s for Old World flavors.  The menu here features traditional favorites Veal Piccata and Chicken Parmigianna, while Umberto-infused flavors are the signature of the Ossobuco Milanese.  Cannoli’s, made fresh to order, are a must-order for dessert.  One more thing, even though the restaurant features tablecloths and ties feel free to come dressed in casual vacation wear.

Wild Wing Café

If you’re looking for finger lickin’ good wings in Myrtle Beach, you’ve found the right spot.  There are 34 different sauces and rubs to choose from, with every flavor from sweet to set-your-mouth on fire delighting guests.

Close up of a cheesy pepperoni pizzaBully’s Pub

Bevy up to the bar at Bully’s Pub and order from their selection of 32 beers on tap.  Televisions line the walls and numerous bar games like darts and pool make Bully’s a fun place to hang out.  Casual bar fare like Philly Cheesesteaks, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Cheeseburgers are on the menu.

Ultimate California Pizza

Craving a West Coast style pizza while visiting?  City-inspired pizzas give patrons a head start on ordering, but the best thing to do is to build your own pizza.  Choose from a massive list of ingredients, including vegetables, fruits, and meats.  The atmosphere is casual, too, so feel free to come in your beach best.

Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ

Since opening, Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ has quickly become one of the best barbeque joints on the Grand Strand.  Smoke Masters prepare the meats daily, with all BBQ covered in a signature rub.  Choose from tangy Carolina sauces too, and enjoy some of the most tender pork this side of the Mississippi.  A large back deck on the waterway makes this a nice place to relax, grab a cold one and fill up on delicious food.
Burger at River City Café - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

photo credit: Visiting Myrtle Beach via Facebook

Johnny Rockets

You might feel a flashback coming on at Johnny Rockets.  That’s because this 50’s-style burger shack features the style and music of that classic era.  It’s a throwback diner with shakes, malts, burgers, melts and hot dogs on the menu.  Watch out for free entertainment as the staff bursts into song and dance when the spirit hits!

Barefoot Landing Restaurant Guide

Dine at any of these Myrtle Beach restaurants for a delicious meal on the Grand Strand. Do you have a favorite? Be sure to tell us about it in the comments! 

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