The Grand Strand is full of excellent restaurants guaranteed to delight even the pickiest of eaters. There are over 2,000 restaurants that offer a taste of virtually everything imaginable. Seafood, prime steak and homemade southern dishes are a must, but there are other popular foods that are widely available in the Myrtle Beach area. These include Italian, Mexican, and Asian cuisines, not to mention romantic, fast food, fine dining and pizza restaurants that dot the larger Myrtle Beach area. Whether you want to dine beside the ocean, in a family-friendly atmosphere or under a bright sunshade, there’s nothing better than the experience of dining in Myrtle Beach. Here are the major types of restaurants in Myrtle Beach:
1. American Restaurants
Vacationers and locals can enjoy all types of food, including conventional American favorites. Whether you prefer burgers, or steaks and seafood, you can find a number of excellent American restaurants along the Grand Strand. American staples include chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, potatoes, rice, corn, and meatloaf. Vacationers can also find potato chips, French fries, hamburgers and even pizza pies at these Myrtle Beach restaurants. Popular American restaurants in and around Myrtle Beach include River City Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe and the Great American Steak & Buffet Company.
2. Italian Restaurants
Italian restaurants serve regional dishes and the conventional salads, pasta, cheeses, spiced meats, and more. Most Italian restaurants in Myrtle Beach also serve pizza with toppings of different types. The Myrtle Beach area is known for its many varieties of the Italian cuisine. From the classic to the modern, Myrtle Beach has it all. There are more than 200 Italian-style restaurants in the Grand Strand, and the most popular ones include Angelo’s Steak and Pasta, Ciao!, Finocchio’s, Georgio’s Famous Pizza, and King’s Famous Pizza.
3. Mexican Restaurants
If you are in the mood for salsa and chips or are craving for habanero peppers, odds are you will find these in a Mexican restaurant in the Grand Strand. No matter where you are planning to stay during your vacation, you are assured of finding a reliable choice nearby. Some of the most popular restaurants that offer Mexican cuisines in the Grand Strand include Fiesta Del Burro Loco and Bandito’s Mexican Cantina.
4. Seafood Restaurants
From fining dining to friendly fish camps, there is a variety of Myrtle Beach restaurants that offer some of the best seafood in the world. The fresh seafood offered is a special southern delicacy that will certainly leave you amazed. In addition, there are seafood restaurants that offer the world renowned Calabash-style seafood that we greatly love. Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants include Dead Dog Saloon, Ian’s Waterway Bar & Grille, Joe’s Bar & Grill, Salt Water Creek Café and Wahoos Fish House, among others.
5. Fine Dining
If you prefer the very best dining experience along the Grand Strand, fine dining Myrtle Beach restaurants offer the best quality food in the area. Their menu items, specials, and atmosphere make them a sure bet for even the most discriminating eaters. Popular fine dining restaurants include the Library Restaurant, SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar, the Melting Pot and the Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro.
6. Romantic Restaurants
There are some romantic restaurants along the Grand Strand; whether you are planning for a first date, a special anniversary occasion or looking for the best restaurant to propose to your special someone. These restaurants are good bets to offer a romantic atmosphere with quality food and excellent service. Romantic restaurants along the Grand Strand include The Melting Pot, Bistro 90, Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine, Thoroughbreds Restaurant and The Library Restaurant.
7. Asian/Sushi Restaurants
Lovers of classic sushi cuisine can find a number of options in the Myrtle Beach area. There are several Japanese restaurants serving sushi and sashimi in the intended manner. The top five eateries that offer sushi along the Grand Strand are Art Burger Sushi Bar, Co Sushi, Indo Thai, King Kong Sushi and Soho.
8. Breakfast Restaurants
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Myrtle Beach vacationers are in luck. Some breakfast restaurants offer golf specials, including bacon, pancakes, toast, sausage and eggs at a very affordable price. Great places to go for breakfast in the Myrtle Beach area include Magnolia’s at 26th, Sea Captain’s House, Hot Stacks, Mammy’s Kitchen and Plantation Pancake House.
9. Fast Food
If you prefer a quick bite between family fun and other activities, you can find quality food at fast food restaurants, such as Burky’s Grill, McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King.
Dining in Myrtle Beach is guaranteed to have something to please everyone’s taste buds with a variety of other offerings, including dinner cruises, waterfront dining, pizza, buffets, coffee & donuts, bakeries, gastropubs, ice cream & yogurt and late night food. No matter the size of your appetite or your wallet, there is something for everyone.