There are many reasons to vacation in the Myrtle Beach area, from our golf courses, to our beaches, and everything in between. There is so much to see and do during your stay. And there is also a lot to eat! You may be tempted to grab those boardwalk fries, burgers, and funnel cakes — you are on vacation after all. But did you know the Myrtle Beach area also has some amazing restaurants with healthy fare, like fresh caught seafood, locally grown produce, and organic, vegetarian, or gluten-free options. Here are 11 places to eat a healthy and delicious meal in the Myrtle Beach area.

Umbertos: Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, this family owned and operated Italian restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean dishes, plus steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Meals are served family-style, and begin with Italian beans and greens, and cucumber and tomato salad.

Black Thai Café: Located on Main Street in Downtown Myrtle Beach, this Asian café has a healthy and flavorful menu that includes both gluten-free and vegetarian versions of every dish they offer. Choices include a coconut milk and mushroom soup, Papaya Salad, and red or green curry.

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill: This Barefoot Landing treasure is part fish market, part waterfront restaurant, with a menu that features fresh local seafood, Lowcountry favorites like Shrimp and Grits, shellfish boils, and a raw bar. There is also a full gluten-free menu.

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville: Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett offers an island-inspired menu at Margaritaville, located at Broadway at the Beach. Aside from the Cheeseburger in Paradise, you will find low-fat, low-calorie, and gluten-free options, such as Chicken Kabobs, Veggie Burgers, and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Try the grilled Signature Fish Sandwich featuring the catch of the day.

King Kong Sushi: Also located at Broadway at the Beach, King Kong Sushi offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine, including Miso soup, seaweed salad, sushi, sashimi and stir-fried hibachi dishes. Appetizers include steamed Edamame, and lettuce wraps.

Greg Norman’s Australian Grill: Golf Pro Greg Norman offers a taste of the Land Down Under at his upscale restaurant, located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Barefoot Landing. Nightly specials often include a light or gluten-free option, and everything is cooked to order. Menu items include house-made bruschetta, salads, seared or wood-grilled steaks and seafood, and healthy side dishes.

Carolina Roadhouse: This Myrtle Beach restaurant is a favorite with locals, and is famous for its salads, piled high with ham, turkey, eggs, cheese, and almonds. The menu also features top choice steaks, broiled or blackened fresh seafood, and a whole, slow roasted chicken.

Collector’s Café and Gallery: This artistic Myrtle Beach establishment uses fresh, local ingredients in their creative menu. Culinary masterpieces include Kale Salad with heirloom tomatoes, Ancho-Chili Spiced Market Fresh Fish, grilled Ahi Tuna with couscous and pumpkin seeds, and Sautéed Calamari, Scallops and Shrimp with fresh herbs.

Flamingo Grill: This local favorite is located a mile south of the Carolina Opry, and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine. Flamingo Grill has large menu that includes grilled, hand-cut seafood, broiled lobster tail, and Blackened Delmonico Steak.

Jimmyz Japanese Hibachi House: This local chain has a loyal following. If you are looking for a healthy alternative to typical fast fare, you can use their carry out window, or dine in. Jimmyz offers a wide variety of meats, including shrimp, chicken, steak, or grouper, and fresh vegetables like zucchini and broccoli, in their platters and bowls.

Mellow Mushroom: This famous chain is not your typical pizza joint. The local Myrtle Beach menu includes gluten-free pizzas and vegetarian options like the Veg Out, Great White, or Kosmic Karma, which features a pesto swirl. They also offer a vegan menu that includes subs, and vegan cheese can be substituted on any pizza. Start your meal with hummus and veggies, or a spinach salad.

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