Arcadian Shores Lives Up to Its Nickname as 'Restaurant Row'

Arcadian Shores is known for the prestigious Arcadian Shores Golf Club, the popular Apache Pier and relatively secluded beaches. But the neighborhood is best known by another moniker, Restaurant Row, and for good reason. Diner after diner sit side by side on this short stretch of Kings Highway, earning it the nickname and attracting lots of visitors seeking the best in local seafood and South Carolina cuisine. One could start on one end, go door to door for dinner each day and travel less than 1 mile the entire week. Among the highlights on the tour de Arcadian Shores are Chestnut Hill, a long-standing eatery that specializes in local seafood and traditional American fare; Rossi's, an Italian fine dining institution on the Grand Strand; and Bimini's, a small seafood shack that's big on fresh locally caught fare in a fun, Caribbean-themed environment. Throughbreds, The Chesapeake House and Chuck's Steakhouse are just a few of the many highlights along Restaurant Row, and guests can get their fill of fresh local seafood at a couple of popular, all-you-can-eat hot spots, such as the Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood and Captain Bennett's Seafood. Also be sure to check out a couple of hidden jewels at the Galleria shopping center, such as Baron's Steaks and Chops and Cannolis Cafe.

Cannolis Cafe (aka Java Jo's Bagels


Tucked away in the Galleria strip mall but well worth the search, Cannolis Cafe is one of Myrtle Beach favorite breakfast and lunch stops. Offering a wide range of traditional and creative coffees, like the unique Peanut Butter Coffee, Cannolis...  Read More



Myrtle Beach's first all-you-can-eat seafood buffet is still one of the best. Along with a complete range of fried seafood, you'll find broiled fish, crab legs, boiled shrimp, pastas, prime rib and all the sides you could possibly want. Fresh...  Read More



Great steaks and chops are the main attraction to this Restaurant Row eatery, which has been serving patrons for many years in its relatively hidden Galleria location. Those who stumble upon it are handsomely rewarded with a wonderful...  Read More

Original Benjamin's


Original Benjamin's is a Myrtle Beach stalwart, loved as much for its gargantuan seafood buffet as for its eclectic nautical decor. Each of the nine dining rooms has plenty to occupy your eyes, including an 800 gallon saltwater fish tank with...  Read More



You may be at the beach, but this hunting-lodge restaurant might as well be in the heart of Omaha. Chuck's serves thick, juicy, grilled steaks and other meats. Add a fluffy baked potato and a trip to the legendary salad bar, and you have the...  Read More



Drop into Thoroughbreds Chophouse and Seafood Grille for good times and great food. The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Thoroughbreds Chophouse...  Read More



For more than 40 years, The Chesapeake House has been bringing a taste of Maryland to Myrtle Beach masses. Serving fresh local seafood served in the tradition of the Chesapeake Bay area, this family-owned and operated establishment also offers...  Read More



The best Italian food in town comes in an unlikely location - a strip mall just off the beaten path of Restaurant Row. But once you enter the door it's like entering your Italian grandmother's home, with great food and friendly service that...  Read More

Bimini's Oyster Bar & Seafood Cafe


As far as oyster shacks go, this is about as good as it gets. Located in a strip mall just off Restaurant Row, Bimini's doesn't look like much from the outside - or the inside, for that matter. Picnic tables fill the small space and the patio...  Read More

Chestnut Hill


Known for its outstanding American fare and charming atmosphere, this restaurant tops many "favorites" lists. All of the fish and seafood they serve are fresh � How fresh? Try this on for size: The restaurant owns and operates its own...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry