Dining Opportunities Abound at Barefoot Landing, Shoes Required

Barefoot Landing, a 100-acre entertainment, shopping and dining complex in North Myrtle Beach, is the place to eat on the north end of the Grand Strand. Featuring dozens of shops and two major concert halls and theaters, Barefoot is predictably loaded and surrounded by dozens of restaurants, and many are predictably geared toward the churn-and-burn tourist crowd. There are too many good choices available to have a bad dining experience, regardless of whether you're looking for something fast and hot or a more elegant dinner. Casual restaurants are in high supply and demand since many visitors to Barefoot are taking a break from the nearby beaches, and you can't get more casual than Dick's Last Resort, an intentionally rude and crude eatery overlooking Barefoot Lake that serves tasty grub, cold beer and good-natured insults. Or explore a few blocks away to Hamburger Joe's,, a small shack that serves some of the best burgers on the beach at a great price. If you're looking to dress it up a bit, Barefoot has you covered with such fine-dining establishments as Greg Norman's Australian Grille or Castano's Italian Steakhouse. And for those looking for a side of live music with their meal, the House of Blues is the place to be. Barefoot Landing has it all; the hard part is deciding where NOT to eat.

Dick's Last Resort


You'll either love it or hate it, but you'll never know unless you try it. Extra large portions of typical American food - ribs, steaks, chicken wings, fried shrimp, buckets of fries and the like - is only half the story. The other half is the...  Read More



This regional chain based out of Hilton Head Island, SC, brings its famous wings and things to the Grand Strand at Barefoot Resort. Featuring more than 40 different flavors of chicken wings, ranging from plain to super spicy, Wild Wing Cafe...  Read More

Hamburger Joe's


A perennial favorite, Hamburger Joe's provides more bang for your buck than most other Grand Strand eateries, so it's perfect if you're on a budget. In fact, you can probably afford to splurge and get some wings and a beer along with your...  Read More



Peace, love and truth are the foundations of this house, and comfort food and the blues are the fuel for the body and soul. The House of Blues is famous for music, but diners know it's also a great place to feed your face. This restaurant offers...  Read More



The fish really do fly at this West Coast-style fish market/restaurant, where chefs toss around the fresh catch of the day and customers also can try their hand at their fish-tossing skills. It's all part of the experience at Flying Fish, which...  Read More

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Overlooking the lake at the Barefoot Landing shopping complex, this "Pittsburgh-Italian Trattoria" has a good number of folks who deem themselves "regulars." After one visit, it's easy to understand why. Comfortably decorated and imminently...  Read More

Joe's Bar & Grill


Don't let the name fool you; this flavorful restaurant with the bland name is tucked away in an old house just across the street from Barefoot Landing. If you've been searching for fine dining with a view, look no further. Joe's has gorgeous...  Read More

Greg Norman's Australian Grill


Golf pro-turned restaurateur Greg Norman has crafted a fantastic dining experience in the perfect location, just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Barefoot Resort's four championship golf courses. The atmosphere is casually elegant and pure...  Read More



This Barefoot Landing hot spot is for folks with hearty appetites, especially those who love surf and turf. As the title "Gill & Grill" implies, TBonz delivers a nice mix of seafood and "land food" options, such as great steaks, chops,...  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