Great Food, Ocean Views Aplenty along Grand Strand

There's something about eating by the ocean that speaks to the human soul. Maybe it's a primal reckoning of our early beach-dwelling ancestors, or the romanticism of the sea. Whatever the case, the Myrtle Beach area has more than enough oceanfront dining options to keep you restaurant hopping from the one end of the Grand Strand to the other without duplication.

In the downtown Myrtle Beach area, the Sea Captain's House has been satisfying seafood and Southern cuisine fans for more than 75 years. Featuring Lowcountry cooking and a fine-dining atmosphere, the ocean views are the main attraction. But not all seaside eateries specialize in seafood. Just down Ocean Drive, Damon's Oceanfront serves world-famous ribs and barbecue with a surprisingly spectacular view of the Atlantic. And for those hungry for some faster food during a break from the beach, Mako's and Bummz Beach Cafe have just what you're looking for - a full line of burgers, sandwiches and snacks to get your belly full while you watch the waves roll in.

The North Strand also has some excellent choices, such as Harold's on the Ocean and 3500 North Ocean, but the South Strand steals the show when it comes to great food and waterfront views. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk features several options that overlook the inlet and Garden City Beach, which is home to the popular Gulfstream Cafe. There are many more oceanfront diners located in between so set sail for good food and great views all over the Strand.



Located on the north end of the Grand Strand at the Prince Resort on the Cherry Grove Beach Pier, 3500 North Ocean Grill is an open-air restaurant offering a relaxing ocean breeze and an unprecedented vista of the Atlantic. The atmosphere is...  Read More

Mako's Oceanfront Bar and Grill


*Closed until next season.* Drop into Mako's Oceanfront Bar and Grill 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. Mako's...  Read More

Capt. Dave's Dockside


This blue house on Murrells Inlet has been warmly welcoming guests since 1975. Dedicated to serving fresh-from-the-water fish and seafood, much of it prepared using their signature lump charcoal grill, Capt. Dave's has been written up in a...  Read More



The name says it all for this casual, come-as-you-are bar and grill, where patrons often stroll up from the beach with sand on their feet for a bite to eat and a cold one. Ocean views, frozen concoctions, live music and great food is what it's...  Read More



The Murrells Inlet Marsha Walk is where you will find Wahoo's Raw Bar & Marina. Overlooking the very waters where your dinner came from, likely just hours before your arrival, this waterfront eatery is always on island time, thanks to its...  Read More



Damon's specializes in ribs � big, meaty ribs char-grilled and slathered in a tantalizing sauce. Not a fan of ribs? Well, Damon's obliges, with a well-rounded menu of prime rib, steaks, barbecued chicken, juicy burgers and tasty salads....  Read More

Garden City
Gulfstream Cafe


What a view! Gulfstream is the only restaurant in Garden City Beach overlooking the ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other and, fortunately, the food lives up to the view. Recommended starters include the onion loaf (a mass of fried...  Read More



Dudley the dog and inspirational namesake may be dead and gone, but this saloon is still going strong! Another in a long line of solid Murrells Inlet eateries, Dead Dog Saloon delivers a tasty array of fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and pasta...  Read More



Take a dash of Mexican cantina, a splash of Caribbean cuisine and three parts beach bar, add crushed ice and put it in a blender, and you get Bandito's, the latest and hottest oceanfront bar and grill on the Grand Strand. Featuring a wide...  Read More

Sea Captain's House


Once a privately-owned family beach cottage, this picturesque oceanfront restaurant serves up some of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach. But Sea Captain's House also serves one of the best and most underrated breakfasts on the Grand Strand,...  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