Wine and Dine Your Way to a Romantic Trip to Myrtle Beach

You've been there before: A romantic dinner for two at a fancy restaurant only to end up seated next to a family of five with small children clamoring for chicken nuggets and ice cream. It can happen to anyone anywhere, but especially when you're on vacation and unfamiliar with the local restaurant scene.

But fear not, Myrtle Beach visitors. 10 Best has done its homework and has compiled a list of 10 can't-miss restaurant for a romantic evening out. These fine-dining establishments not only deliver a delicious meal but also a tranquil atmosphere. Whether it's an ocean view or a quiet visit to the countryside, these restaurants have the recipe for a nice night out for couples.

Upscale restaurants like Collectors Cafe and Croissants offer fine-dining in the heart of Myrtle Beach, while SeaBlue and Greg Norman's are great selections in North Myrtle Beach. But some of the best spots for a romantic meal are a bit harder to find - like Frank's and Nosh in Pawleys Island and Bistro 90 and the Brentwood in rural Longs.

Vintage Twelve and Waterscapes offers excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, respectively, and all have extensive wine lists and renowned menus to make your date special.

Greg Norman's Australian Grill


The famed golfer shows he also has a flair for food at his namesake restaurant, which brings the flavors from the Land Down Under to the coast of South Carolina. Sample dishes native to his country, like the pan-seared prawns, grilled rack of...  Read More



Bistro 217 is a unique, upscale dining experience based on the tastes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. From fresh local seafood harvested from Pawleys Island and nearby Murrells Inlet to fresh produce grown by local farmers and on-site herb...  Read More



The best Italian food in town comes in an unlikely location - a strip mall just off the beaten path of Restaurant Row. But once you enter the door it's like entering your Italian grandmother's home, with great food and friendly service that...  Read More



This award-winning restaurant features an excellent combination of food and scenery. Located in the new Grande Dunes Marina, guests can relax on the deck and watch the boats sail up and down the Waterway while enjoying some of the best dining on...  Read More

The Brentwood Restaurant


Set in a beautiful white Victorian in Little River, The Brentwood certainly necessitates a wise departure from the Strand's busier drags. This historic abode dates from 1910, features a wrap-around porch and retains its time-tested charm. And it...  Read More

Croissants Bistro & Bakery


This European-style bistro is a favorite for breakfast or lunch. Known for creative small plates and dishes, Croissants offer a wide selection of homemade breads, croissants, pastries and muffins that are simply out of this world! They also...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach


Bistro 90 is a bit off the beaten path but well worth the trip if you're looking for outstanding cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Located in the tiny community of Longs, between North Myrtle Beach and Conway on Highway 90, this eatery got its...  Read More



SeaBlue is not your typical Grand Strand restaurant. This modern eatery seems to have been plucked from the trendy section of a major city and placed in the middle of North Myrtle Beach. Unique blue and green lighting set the mood for a romantic...  Read More

Collector's Cafe


Part art museum and part restaurant, Collector's Cafe serves classic American cuisine worthy of a work of art. Fresh seafood and chops are the centerpieces on a diverse menu that includes lobster, yellow fin tuna, and filet medallions topped...  Read More



Experience South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine and Southern hospitality under one roof - and beyond. Located in the historic seaside village of Pawleys Island, Frank's has earned such a reputation for its steaks and chops, shrimp and grits and...  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