Myrtle Beach Restaurants Offer Delicious, Gluten-Free Alternatives

Going gluten-free in Myrtle Beach is now easier than ever now that several of the Grand Strand's top restaurants have added special dishes to their menus. From breakfast hot spots, lunch delis and dinner favorites, visitors to Myrtle Beach have more options than ever to go gluten-free.

Seafood restaurants seem to have embraced the trend more so than others, giving guests the chance to try Myrtle Beach's treasure from the ocean without wrecking their dietary restrictions. The world famous Sea Captain's House, Mr. Fish and the Flamingo Grill have gone the extra mile to go gluten-free with several of their most popular dishes.

International cuisine also gets a GF makeover thanks to Asian eateries such as E Noodles and Black Thai, which offers almost all of its main menu items with a gluten-free or vegetarian, and Travinia Italian Kitchen, which has transformed some of its traditional Italian favorites into gluten-free options. Croissants Bistro & Bakery, which serves French and European cuisine, has gone the extra mile by serving both meals and baked goods that are free of gluten.

Even legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who once sang against the health-food trend in his hit "Cheeseburger In Paradise," now serves a GF lineup at two of his Myrtle Beach locations - one by the same song name and another named for his biggest hit, Margaritaville. It seems Buffett and Myrtle Beach have seen changes in attitude toward gluten-free offerings.

Cheeseburger In Paradise
Photo courtesy of Cheeseburger In Paradise


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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

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



For years, sister restaurant Cagney's was known as one of the finest restaurants on the Grand Strand. But when it shut down in 2013, Flamingo stepped to the fore of the Dino & Dino properties. Flamingo has quickly and quietly established a...  Read More

E Noodles
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Healthy dining doesn't have to be expensive, and no where is that fact more true than E Noodles. This Pan-Asian restaurant serves great dishes from beyond the traditional Chinese, Japanese and Thai classics. Vietnamese, Cambodian and other...  Read More



Mr. Fish has relocated to a new, more spacious location but still features the same great food thousands have come to know and love. The new, multi-room establishment is the latest creation of Mr. Fish, aka Ted Hammerman, and daughter Sheina....  Read More

Black Thai
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Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district, Black Thai offers a healthy menu Asian cuisine in a unique setting. Serving both vegetarian and gluten-free versions of everything on the menu, Black Thai has stepped to the forefront in...  Read More

Croissants Bistro & Bakery


This European cuisine restaurant/traditional bakery is a favorite for breakfast or lunch. Croissants offers a wide selection of homemade breads, croissants, pastries and muffins that are simply out of this world. They also serve heartier dishes...  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.

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