When you are so close to the ocean, it’s hard not to crave seafood! The Grand Strand is famous for it’s many seafood restaurants, both big and small. Fresh flounder, grouper, snapper, shrimp, clams, oysters and scallops are just a sampling of what’s waiting for you in the Myrtle Beach area. Whether prepared Calabash style, grilled, steamed, blackened or broiled, you are sure to have some of the best and freshest local seafood you’ve ever tasted! Here are our top 5 picks of can’t miss seafood restaurants to try while you’re in the Myrtle Beach area.

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, 4744 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach

This newly renovated restaurant and market on the waterfront at Barefoot Landing features an assorted mix of local seafood, Lowcountry recipes, and a raw bar with a wide variety of steamed shellfish and sushi. Serving $6 lunch specials and a dinner menu filled with choices, Flying Fish Public Market and Grill also has gluten-free options, and a separate kids’ menu. From house specialties like Lowcountry crab cakes, shrimp and grits, or jambalaya, to Southern fried favorites like clam strips, flounder, or soft shell crab, there is something for every palate.

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and a bounty of fresh seafood! Buffet lovers will rejoice when they taste the scallops, steamed crab legs, and shrimp, not to mention the desserts! Just be sure to bring a big appetite! Children under 12 eat for half price, and with the large variety, it’s a great place for families to dine.

The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Restaurant, 9593 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach

The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Restaurant is a landmark on the Grand Strand, and has been featured in USA Today and Southern Living magazine. This award-winning buffet on Restaurant Row is famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to Calabash style seafood, a deliciously deep-fried cooking style that originated in nearby Southern North Carolina. Sail in for fresh local seafood daily and a fun family atmosphere!

Mr. Fish, 6401 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for casual dining and incredible food, Mr. Fish is the place! This local favorite offers Southern favorites like shrimp and grits and seafood gumbo, and steamed or raw local oysters. Mr. Fish also boasts the best fish sandwiches in America, but don’t just take their word for it — try one yourself! They also have a great kids menu, complete with hushpuppies!

Sea Captain’s House, 3002 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach

The historic Sea Captain’s House sits right on the ocean in beautiful Myrtle Beach. Enjoy Southern hospitality, spectacular views, and delectable dishes like Crab Cakes Benedict for breakfast, their famous She Crab soup for lunch, or the catch of the day for dinner. They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options, a kids’ menu, delicious desserts, and an extensive wine list. Stop by this summer for live music daily from 6-9PM on the oceanfront patio.

This is just a small taste of the many wonderful seafood restaurants that can be found on the Grand Strand. While vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area, you can also explore surrounding regions, like the popular eateries in Murrells Inlet (the self-titled Seafood Capital of South Carolina), just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, or Calabash, North Carolina (the self-titled Seafood Capital of the World) near the South Carolina Border. As you can see, the Myrtle Beach area is swimming with fresh local seafood! If you can’t catch them all this summer, be sure to visit again soon — there’s plenty of fish in the sea!


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