Whenever I find myself on a coastal vacation, such as a trip to Myrtle Beach, I order as much seafood as possible.
However, the problem then becomes deciding on which restaurant to visit. With so many places to choose from, you find yourself wondering “Which restaurants serve the best seafood in Myrtle Beach?”
If you’re like me and ready to stuff your face with clams, oysters, shrimp, crab, and other fresh seafood, make your way to these salty spots in Myrtle Beach.
Sea Captain’s House
What was once a privately-owned cottage now serves some of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach. Sea Captain’s House combines Southern hospitality and cuisine with award-winning seafood dishes for an inspiring meal. Guests can order everything from traditional shrimp and grits to an oyster platter.
With decades of experience and history as their foundation, Sea Captain’s House consistently draws the patronage of locals and tourists alike. On top of the food, you simply cannot beat the views!
For those with food allergies or restrictions, a gluten-free and vegetarian menu is also available.
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
Ask anyone where to get seafood in Myrtle Beach and I guarantee you’ll hear Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant be recommended. With a super convenient location across from Broadway at the Beach, you can get your seafood and Myrtle Beach attractions fix all in the same afternoon or evening.
Get ready to stuff your face at the jaw-dropping seafood buffet. From scallops to steamed crab legs, shrimp to mahi-mahi, you’ll be full before you know it.
Captain George’s is a great option for families looking to stay within a budget, too. Children ages 5-12 are half price while kids ages 4 and under are free with the purchase of an adult buffet.
Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe
As a born and bred New Englander, I know there’s nothing better than a down-to-earth seafood shack. You don’t need fancy silverware or plates to eat the best seafood in Myrtle Beach! Instead, head over to Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe.
This local haunt is the perfect escape from the crowds and noise of the strip. Prepare yourself for huge steampots of seafood, a no-frills, laidback environment, and fantastic drinks. If you’re looking to save money, split a steampot between friends and family!
And, if you’d rather pick up fresh seafood to prepare back at your vacation rental or condo, stop by Bimini’s Seafood Market. You’ll find the catch of the day along with other fresh seafood options for sale.
Looking for a seafood spot with an outdoor patio? Visit the Noizy Oyster! On top of being a raw bar, the restaurant also offers a wide variety of non-seafood menu items. (For those weird people who don’t enjoy seafood!)
When you’re at the Noizy Oyster, you have to order the oysters… obviously. The restaurant offers both local and boutique oysters for the ultimate seafood experience.
And, with a full bar, you can pair your seafood order with your favorite drink or try a local favorite!
Dead Dog Saloon
As featured on Travel Channel and Southern Living Magazine, Dead Dog Saloon provides a family-friendly hangout for locals and tourists alike. Located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the restaurant boasts an expansive menu including BBQ, steampots, and of course, some of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach.
And, if you’re a brunch person, visit Dead Dog Saloon on the weekends for breakfast! A few of the breakfast menu items have seafood, too. Bagels and lox anyone?
If you’re looking for a side of entertainment with your seafood, there’s also no better place to go. Dead Dog Saloon’s event calendar is jam-packed with local and regional musicians ready to put on a performance.
Rockefellers Raw Bar
Fortunately, you don’t need to have the bank account of a Rockefeller to dine at Rockefellers Raw Bar in North Myrtle Beach. Choose from a wide variety of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach, from scallops to lobster and beyond.
While the menu boasts primarily seafood dishes, you can also order burgers, salads, and steak while dining here. Of course, if you’re at Rockefellers Raw Bar, you might as well make it an experience and order the Oysters Rockefeller!
For families traveling with little picky eaters, the kid’s menu has all their favorites. Kids can order everything from mac & cheese to chicken tenders.
Where to Find the Best Seafood in Myrtle Beach
Of course, this is only a handful of the stellar seafood restaurants Myrtle Beach has to offer. From oceanfront restaurants to kid-friendly establishments, you really can’t go wrong while dining in the Grand Strand.