Myrtle Beach's Top Places to Dine with a Waterfront View

When you're looking for ambiance as much as food, satisfying restaurants can be hard to come by. After all, you want the whole package, not just a suitable meal. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach delivers in spades. The city promises a superb selection of restaurants to sate your desire for waterfront dining. These places take care of the details, making you feel welcomed, plying you with wonderful dishes, and sending you on your way with an experience you won't soon forget. For a hint of the quality and a rare westward facing sunset view, try the Gulfstream Cafe, in Garden City Beach, which features indoor and outdoor vistas over Murrells Inlet. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk offers several of the top waterfront options, such as the Divine Fish House, Drunken Jack's and the legendary Dead Dog Saloon. The north end of the Grand Strand also has its claim to seafood claim with Capt. Nance's , featuring Calabash-style seafood named after the fishing village that invented it. And for those who love a nice ocean view but not necessarily seafood, Damon's Oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach serves up the best ribs in town, and the world-famous Sea Captain's House epitomizes great waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach.



This longtime Murrells Inlet standby sits right on the water and is always a big hit with diners from near and far. Jack's booty, of course, comes in the form of fresh-from-sea numbers that are prepared to taste - grilled, blackened, sautéed or...  Read More

Capt. Nance's


This restaurant is one of a handful of proud, local institutions that keeps the tradition of Calabash-style seafood alive and kicking. Famous for the lightly battered-and-fried style of seafood preparation that was named for this tiny fishing...  Read More



Not all waterfront restaurants have to highlight local seafood. Proof comes in the form of Damon's Oceanfront, which specializes in ribs - big, meaty ribs char-grilled and slathered in a tantalizing sauce. Not a fan of ribs? Well, Damon'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



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

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

Garden City
Gulfstream Cafe


What a view! Gulfstream is the only restaurant on the Grand Strand overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other, offering 360-degree views of the water and a rare westward facing spot to see the sun set....  Read More



Known as the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet is where you will find Wahoo's Raw Bar & Marina. This waterfront dining eatery is always on island time, thanks to its open-air Tiki Bar and beautiful...  Read More

Sea Captain's House


Once a privately-owned family beach cottage, this picturesque oceanfront restaurant serves up some of the best seafood dishes in Myrtle Beach. Featured in national publications such as Southern Living and the New York Times, Sea Captain's House...  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