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.