Best Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach: 8 Spots to Savor Coastal Flavors

A haven of saltwater fun and premier golf courses, the Grand Strand is a beachy oasis built for sun and surf.

Thanks to 60 miles of gorgeous coastline, you won’t have to go far to refuel on local seafood. Follow along to dive into the best seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

Whether you’ve got a hankering for snow crab legs drenched in butter or crispy sweet coconut shrimp, we’ve rounded up the top seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

Lean into your ocean-fed cravings as the Myrtle Beach area is brimming with options for snapper, tuna, and oysters.

From the best seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach to salad bars, we’ve done our due diligence (and licked our plates clean) to bring you the best seafood in North Myrtle Beach and beyond.

Ready to devour an award-winning seafood meal? Put on that lobster bib and let’s go!

Best Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Oh-fish-ially ready to fill your tummy with some fresh seafood? Thanks to its Atlantic Ocean location, the Grand Strand is home to countless seafood Myrtle Beach options.

We know it can get overwhelming to sort through endless Google results of ‘restaurants Myrtle Beach Seafood.’ So, our team of fried fish and shrimp fanatics have munched their way through seafood buffets, eateries, and markets to bring you the creme de la creme:

Close up of seafood platter on table at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USACaptain George’s Seafood Restaurant

An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet that features kitschy seafaring decor? Sign us up! Hightail it to 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC, for a bonanza of snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, and stuffed clams.

Load up your Captain George’s Seafood buffet plate with tons of from-the-sea protein accompanied by yummy sides such as hush puppies and sweet corn muffins. Or, opt out of the buffet and order some oysters or She-Crab soup a la carte.

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After all of that savory goodness save some room for something sweet when you double back for extra helpings of moist Chocolate cake and cherry cobbler. For even more Captain George’s Seafood restaurant photos and fun, check out their social media here.

Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

Famished families have been flocking to Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood for over 50 years for a seafood fix. Known for their world-famous seafood buffet, bring along that appetite as you’ll be tempted to try all 170 items!

Sink your teeth into Stuffed Flounder, Scallop cakes, Jumbo shrimp, and more. Be sure to sample their iconic Calabash-style seafood-style dishes, where everything from clams to calamari is lightly battered and deep-fried.

A truly nautical dining experience, customers can pile up on scallops, sweet potatoes, and strawberry cake all under the shadow of mounted sharks.

Close up of sign for Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USASea Captain’s House

Stroll into this cozy seaside cottage for a warm welcome from the wooden bar. Settle in at a red leather chair for an ice-cold lager to wash down your fruits de la mer. Built in the 1930s, the Sea Captain’s House churns out traditional favorites such as Low Country Dip.

This heartwarming appetizer features a creamy seafood-style boil stuffed with shrimp, corn, and andouille sausage. Gobble up this starter before moving on to mains such as Sweet North Carolina Sea Scallops or the Captain’s Seafood Muddle. This tantalizing mess of seafood features Jumbo shrimp, sea scallops, fish, clams, mussels, pancetta, potatoes, and celery in a tomato broth.

Flying Fish Public Market

Tired out your tootsies with a day of shopping in Barefoot Landing? Refuel yourself with some of North Myrtle Beach’s finest seafood at the Flying Fish Public Market. Admire the artistic pictures of fish on the walls and secure a table outside for a sweeping view.

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Utilize their fresh market option to purchase oysters, scallops, and shrimp to go. However, you may prefer to stick around and order the fresh catch of the day from their chalkboard menu or satisfy your craving for deep-fried goodness with a fried popcorn shrimp po’boy.

Alcoholic DrinksWicked Tuna

With two Myrtle Beach locations including a waterfront hideaway in Murrells Inlet, Wicked Tuna is a well-known staple in the world of Grand Strand seafood. Locals and visitors alike congregate here to get cheeky with a cornucopia of global seafood, meat, and sushi dishes.

Stake your claim on the rooftop bar and admire the sunset as you sip a happy hour High Noon. Or reserve a table to fully experience their ‘Hook to Plate’ fresh philosophy.

Share a platter of Oysters Rockefeller or throw tradition out the window with their Tuna Pizza. This tantalizing appetizer features a lightly fried tortilla topped with ahi tuna, tomato, red onion, jalapeño, and queso fresco layered with Japanese mayo, avocado mousse, and cilantro. Save some room for an exquisite main as nothing compares to their Surf & Turf made with 6 oz USDA prime cut.

Seafood World Calabash Seafood And Steak Buffet

Eyes bigger than your plate? No worries! Stuff yourself silly at the Seafood World Calabash Seafood and Steak Buffet. This laidback empire of fish, shrimp, and Alaskan Crab features a bountiful buffet of seafood, steaks, and desserts.

Fulfill your fantasy of fresh lobster and all-you-can-eat crab legs all while staying on budget. Pique your appetite with an ice-cold glass of Chardonnay before crafting your ideal dinner plate of flounder, scallops, baked potatoes, and macaroni and cheese.

Close up of oyster plate at Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
photo credit: Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Market via Facebook

Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

Well known for their slogan of ‘fresh seafood, no bad days,’ Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Market’s beach attitude attracts hordes of frenzied fish eaters. Revel in that island atmosphere as you tuck into generous portions of mahi mahi, grouper, shrimp, and oysters.

Biminis takes pride in their no-frills atmosphere. So show up with sand on your feet and indulge in a friendly service and an ice-cold Bimini Breeze. Their steam pots are well regarded as some of the best in the Grand Strand, and you can order up yours however you like.

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Opt for the classic and dive into a mix of oysters, Alaskan snow crab legs, clams, mussels, and shell-on shrimp. All served piping hot under foil with a side basket of perfect hush puppies. More of a shellfish purist? Try their oyster roast which contains a hefty 42 pieces of their famous Bimini oysters expertly roasted.

Hook & Barrel

Stylish enough for a seaside date night, Hook & Barrel has gained a loyal following thanks to its hip nautical atmosphere and Instagram-worthy dishes. Admire dangling lights, old ship wheels, and wood paneling as you debate whether to begin with a full seafood tower or a piping hot bowl of She Crab soup.

Go halfsies on their pecan-crusted Carolina Trout and Smoked Shrimp and Grits. Or delight in oyster shooters or shrimp ceviche from their Happy Hour menu. Conclude your meal of succulent sea offerings with the triple chocolate mousse cake for two.

arial view of skywheel at night in lights along coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USAMyrtle Beach Hotels

All set to eat your way through the seafood capital of South Carolina? Before we divulge our picks for the top seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach it’s time to secure your accommodations.

Don’t be left in the lurch after your Myrtle Beach seafood feast! Reserving the perfect oceanfront suite or resort room is the best way to make your Palmetto State stay even sweeter. Enjoy on-site amenities from lazy rivers to 24-hour fitness centers with our wide variety of Myrtle Beach Hotels.

We offer lodgings all along the Grand Strand, so whether you require a full condo by the Dunes or confines close to North Myrtle Beach we’ve got you covered. As always, make your reservation worry free knowing you are guaranteed our lowest rates online.

People at Myrtle Beach by the shore with buildings and a Ferris wheel in the background.

Bright pink Strawberry daiquiris, salt-rimmed Margaritas, and a perfectly frosted beer. Not much comes close to the perfect drink after a Grand Strand Beach adventure besides a seafood feast.

After hours of swimming, jet skiing, and beach volleyball it’s time to reward yourself with a meal fit for royalty.

Heed your inner foodie fantasy when you gobble down the best offerings of South Carolina’s seafood capital. From pan-fried Grouper lightly dusted with spices and lemon to heaping portions of peel-and-eat shrimp. There’s no limit to the Grand Strand’s seafood treasures.

Spoil yourself with surf and turf or take down a fleet of roasted oysters. From sushi-grade tuna perfectly seared to a second helping from your favorite buffet, your top seafood dish is right around the corner!

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

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