Finding the Best Value Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Myrtle Beach, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites. For those looking for good food at a bargain price, places like Ella's of Calabash and Hamburger Joe's are low in expenditures and high in appeal. They're not going to be confused for a four-star establishment, but they can't be beat for quality and quantity of food in comparison to your tab. For those who prefer a more upscale dining experience without running up a bill that more closely resembles a car payment, places like Saltwater Creek Cafe are perfect for a nice night out for the family or a romantic evening for couples. It just goes to show that fine dining doesn't have to come with a high price tag. Check out this list of 10Best's top value restaurants on the Grand Strand and save a few bucks for on your vacation.

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

Dagwood's Deli
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Named after the famous cartoon character with an affinity for sandwiches stacked to the ceiling, Dagwood's Deli follows the same recipe for a longtime, lunch-time favorite that has patrons lined up out the door. Beat the rush by calling ahead...  Read More

Salt Creek Cafe
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One of Murrells Inlet's tastiest cafe's isn't located on the inlet. Instead, Salt Creek cafe focuses more on cuisine from the creeks and swamplands of the South Carolina Lowcountry than the ships that sail out to sea. Featuring shrimp, crab and...  Read More

Jimmyz Japanese Hibachi House
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Break the burgers-and-fries routine for some excellent Japanese cuisine that's good to go in more ways than one. Chef and owner Jimmy is a bit of a local legend, operating several other Japanese restaurants and catering services over the years,...  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

Magnolia's at 26th
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Located on the ground floor of a hotel convention center, this restaurant draws lots of locals who only venture downtown in the summer months if there's something really good waiting for them. This buffet-style eatery serves three hots a day,...  Read More

Big Mike's


Soul food doesn't get much more soulful than a Big Mike's, which features classic Southern cooking mixed with Southern hospitality to create a special place for locals and tourists alike. Named for owner and Myrtle Beach City Councilman Mike...  Read More

Ella's of Calabash


Calabash is not only the name of the North Carolina fishing village located just north of the Carolina border; it's also a style of preparing fresh seafood that has become famous around the world. Ella's, which has been around as long as most...  Read More

Mammy's Kitchen
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This downtown Myrtle Beach institution has been serving locals and tourists hot, home-style meals for more than a half-century, which is about how long you'll want to stay and eat off the country buffet. From freshly prepared pancakes, eggs,...  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


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