Myrtle Beach is known for its soft sands and inviting waters, but the restaurants both on the beach and farther inland let your taste buds enjoy some adventure too. Many of the local restaurants offer seafood, as you might expect, but there are several other options available as well, with enough diversity for everyone to find something to their liking.

    Visiting Myrtle Beach means making sure you have the best restaurants to enjoy in between your beach adventures. Fortunately, you'll never have to go far to find something suitable. Here are 10 great restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

    1

    Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

    Have fresh seafood in the heart of Myrtle Beach

    Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood is a staple of the city, offering authentic seafood with a Calabash-style twist for several decades now with a massive menu and nautical atmosphere. In this restaurant, you'll find a menu of over 200 items, including Alaskan snow crab, clam chowder, tilapia, mussels, and so much more.

    The atmosphere here is notably nautical, sporting decor that evokes images of the sea, though that's pretty common with seafood joints in Myrtle Beach. You can get to this restaurant right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, just a few steps southwest of downtown.

    Location: 401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Tuesday from 3 pm to 5 am (closed Wednesday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 843-626-9354

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    Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

    Get your fill at a seafood buffet

    Captain George's Seafood Restaurant offers a delectable seafood buffet that's a treat for the senses, from the delicious food to the stylish decor. Despite its buffet-style dining, you'll still be able to count on an unrelenting commitment to freshness among all its available dishes.

    If you're traveling with a big group, you can still enjoy this buffet. You can even make a special reservation to ensure that the restaurant has room for your group of 10 or more every day of the week except for Saturday. It's all located a few miles north of downtown on the intersection of 29th and Highway 17.

    Location: 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 3.30 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Saturday from 2.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 843-916-2278

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    Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

    Visit a famous franchise by the lake

    Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is an iconic restaurant where you'll find Southern-style favorites like fried chicken, pot roast, catfish, and mac and cheese. Made famous by television personality Paula Deen, the restaurant is sure to deliver the Southern homestyle cooking you crave every time you visit.

    In addition to the food, you'll find a variety of items you can shop for. These include accessories and gifts as well as special recipes and cookbooks. You can get to this restaurant on the north side of Lake Broadway, just a few miles north of the beach itself.

    Location: 1202 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 843-945-1072

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    Sea Captain's House

    Make yourself at home in a true beach house restaurant

    Sea Captain's House is a seafood restaurant offering low-country cooking for every meal of the day, all served up in what was once a luxurious beach house retreat. On the menu here, you'll find an array of delicious culinary creations embodying the coastal culture of South Carolina, like fried oysters, bacon-wrapped scallops, shrimp, and grouper tacos.

    The history of this restaurant dates back to 1962 when it opened, but the building itself is from the 1930s and was originally used as a beach house for travelers. You can enjoy the oceanfront view here just a short distance up the shore from Myrtle Beach's downtown area.

    Location: 3002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 843-448-8082

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    Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

    Try a taste of Brazil

    Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Brazilian cuisine prepared by talented Brazilian Gauchos with a commitment to tradition and flavor. In classic Brazilian fashion, you can enjoy more than 15 different meats with tableside service, including several cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and lamb.

    In addition to the meats, you'll find a full salad bar here complete with seafood and sushi along with the standard cheese and cold meats. The atmosphere is quite refined, and you'll find a selection of delectable desserts as well, like chocolate mousse cake and Key lime pie. It's all located by Lake Broadway to the north of downtown.

    Location: 2920 Hollywood Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 843-839-0777

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    Carolina Roadhouse

    Enjoy culinary masterpieces

    Carolina Roadhouse is a renowned restaurant that offers steaks, seafood, and so much more with an unrelenting commitment to quality. When you visit, you can enjoy dishes like gumbo, calamari, sandwiches, combination platters, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and just about anything else you can imagine from classic American cuisine.

    You may want to make a reservation before visiting this restaurant due to just how busy it can get during the peak season. It's located near the beachfront a few miles up from downtown, but you just might be able to find it by simply looking for the line outside during some evenings.

    Location: 4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 843-497-9911

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    Simply Southern Smokehouse

    Fuel up at an all-you-can-eat buffet

    Simply Southern Smokehouse is an iconic all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant where you can enjoy tremendous amounts of delicious food at budget-friendly prices. Most restaurants in the area specialize in seafood, but this one is better known for its Southern cooking, including a variety of chicken dishes and veggies like collards, green beans, and okra.

    The decor here makes the restaurant look like a farmhouse, creating a casual and family-friendly environment that will make you feel at home. You can often find balloon-animal artists on-site to delight the kids. You'll find it all conveniently downtown near where 10th meets Seaboard.

    Location: 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 843-839-1913

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    8

    Johnny D’s Waffles, Myrtle Beach

    Start your day with a delicious breakfast

    Johnny D’s Waffles of Myrtle Beach is a breakfast restaurant that offers an incredible array of waffles in addition to other top-quality breakfast foods, all with a Southern comfort-food flair. While the waffles alone are typically enough to keep people coming back, you'll also find several unique skillet creations, and it's all crafted from quality, fresh ingredients.

    Breakfast is the specialty here, but you'll still find several lunch items as well if you're more interested in fries or a burger than an omelet or a waffle. Whatever your tastes are, you can enjoy this restaurant up the beach about a mile from downtown.

    Location: 3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +1 843-448-6789

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    Chuck's Steak House

    Dine on top-quality steaks

    Chuck's Steak House is a high-end steak joint where you can enjoy hand-cut meats that only use Certified Angus Beef and Certified Angus Beef Prime. Only the top 3% of beef can qualify for the strict standards set here, so no matter what you order, you know that you're getting the best.

    On the menu here, you'll find top-quality cuts like New York strip and sirloin. The house-made burgers abide by the same standards of beef, so there's no drop in quality if you aren't in the mood for a steak. You can try it for yourself right by the Intracoastal Waterway by the Arcadian Shores.

    Location: 9695 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, USA

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to midnight

    Phone: +1 843-449-7611

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    Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe

    Go where the locals go for fresh seafood and cold drinks

    Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe is known best for offering fresh seafood and a positively local vibe that's authentic and relaxing. One of the main features here is the family-style oyster steampots, which typically come with crab legs and shrimp, too.

    The bar here is quite diverse, offering all sorts of cold drinks whether you're looking for something simply delicious or something with a bit more kick to it. Whatever your tastes are, you can enjoy it all in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. It's located about 5 minutes from the Myrtle Beach Strip.

    Location: 930 Lake Arrowhead Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, USA

    Open: Sunday–Tuesday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Wednesday–Thursday from 3 pm to 10pm, Saturday–Sunday from 12.30 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 843-449-5549

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