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7 Best Lunch Spots in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach attracts thousands of visitors each year for its stunning ocean views, relaxing vibes, and delectable culinary options.

Whether you crave fresh seafood and fine dining, Southern classics like crab cakes and fried chicken, or international flavors, Myrtle Beach has a lunch destination for everyone. After a morning kayak tour or lounging session by the pool, you’ve likely worked up an appetite.

We've compiled a list of the best spots to help you navigate the midday lunch scene of Myrtle Beach.

 

River City Cafe




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  • Address: 208 73rd Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website: rivercitycafe.com

  • What to Order: Surf n’ Turf Burger, Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Ranch


River City Cafe brings rustic charm and casual fun to Myrtle Beach's dining scene. The restaurant is decked out in funky decor, with picnic table seating and paper tablecloths that keep the vibe light and playful. Known for its creative burgers, this beach-themed eatery has been voted the best burger on the Grand Strand — and it's easy to see why.

You’ll find an array of classic appetizers, like blooming fried onions and hand-breaded popcorn shrimp. As for the main entrees? Think juicy meat and indulgent, melted cheese. Go for the Philly Cheesesteak, patty melt, or cajun-spiced grouper sandwich.

Their Surf n’ Turf Burger is also a standout, with a sweet tang from the chili sauce. Pair it with sweet potato fries dipped in their avocado ranch for a deliciously satisfying meal. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous? Order the Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger.

A fully screened-in patio is perfect for soaking in the coastal weather while savoring one of the best burgers in town.

 

Art Burger Sushi Bar




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  • Address: 706 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website: artburgerbar.com

  • What to Order: Gourmet burgers, sushi, nitrogen cocktails


Art Burger Sushi Bar mixes the best of sushi, burgers, and art in a beachfront setting right on Ocean Boulevard. This menu is seriously diverse — pick from gourmet burgers made fresh in-house, sushi rolls bursting with flavor, and nitrogen cocktails that bring a modern twist to your drink. Our top picks? This joint knows what they’re doing with tuna, from the freshly made spicy tuna crunch roll to the blackened tuna in the Van Gogh sandwich.

You can even feast on no-frills, super-fresh sashimi like eel, tuna, yellow-fin, crab, and more. Plus, the lively art gallery atmosphere showcases local artwork on the walls and the vibrant decor adds to the whole experience.

Owners G.S. and Monish continue to wow diners with creative cuisine in a setting where art, food, and ambiance come together seamlessly. Their dedication to fresh, high-quality ingredients is evident in every dish, making this beachfront gem a must-visit for anyone seeking an extraordinary meal in Myrtle Beach.

Pro Tip: Looking for gluten-free eats? While sushi naturally fits the bill, it can be hard to find GF soy sauce, but this place has you covered!

 

Croissants Bistro & Bakery




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  • Address: 8014 N Kings Hwy #103, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website: croissants.net

  • What to Order: Bananas Foster French Toast, Shrimp and Grits, Turkey Pretzel Club


Since 1995, Croissants Bistro & Bakery has been a local favorite, offering freshly roasted coffee, mimosas, soups, and sandwiches. With its French-inspired decor, this charming bistro has won over guests for brunch and lunch with its eclectic menu. Whether you're enjoying their fluffy pancakes, indulging in Bananas Foster French Toast, or savoring the Shrimp and Grits, each dish offers a delightful mix of flavors that will have you coming back for more.

Owner Heidi Vukov, awarded South Carolina Restaurateur of the Year, blends fresh ingredients with exceptional customer service for a truly memorable dining experience. With an emphasis on Southern hospitality and a passion for food, Croissants offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes every visit feel special.

This is also the spot for anyone who wants an indulgent sandwich. We’re talking melted pimento cheese and juicy turkey, open-faced meatloaf on sourdough, and grilled gruyeres with herbaceous basil aioli — yes, please!

Heading back to your oceanfront suite? Be sure to grab a few deliciously prepared bakery items and coffee for takeout!

 

Mrs. Fish Seafood Grill




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  • Address: 919 Broadway St, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website: mrsfishseafood.com

  • What to Order: Seafood Platters, Po'boys


Just a few streets back from the Boardwalk, we adore this casual spot for its creole-rich seafood fare and affordable lunch specials, which makes it a family-friendly choice for an outing. You can find a variety of fried fish plates in this unassuming gem, from fried grouper and flounder to shrimp and haddock, all served with freshly cut french fries and slaw.

Loved by locals for its generous portions and friendly service, Mrs. Fish is the perfect spot for a quick and satisfying lunch. Get their seafood platters, po'boys, and other fried seafood offerings seasoned with Cajun, lemon pepper, or BBQ.

Beyond the expertly prepared dishes, the friendly staff adds to the warm hospitality that makes Mrs. Fish Seafood Grill a standout destination for anyone seeking a down-to-earth, satisfying seafood lunch at the beach.

 

Blueberry's Grill




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  • Address: 7931 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website: blueberrysgrill.com

  • What to Order: Sweet Potato Pancakes, Blueberry Hush Puppies, Shrimp and Grits


Blueberry’s Grill is one of the most beloved brunch spots in Myrtle Beach (plus, they have a second location in North Myrtle Beach). The joint had humbler beginnings from their original location in small-town SC Little River, but they quickly evolved to hour-long waits on Saturdays in Myrtle Beach!

Visitors and locals alike love their Southern classics like sweet potato pancakes, buttery waffles, blueberry hush puppies, and shrimp and grits for their modern twist on classic American dishes.

The restaurant prides itself on warm hospitality, thanks to its friendly staff and locally sourced fresh ingredients. Culinary creative consultants Mia Recto Ariola and Darell Ariola and regional manager Michele Gustafson bring their culinary expertise to the palates of thousands of tourists year-round.

 

Cafe Old Vienna




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  • Address: 1604 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Website: cafeoldvienna.com

  • Price Point: $$

  • What to Order: Schnitzel, Bratwurst, German Beer


Did someone say prost? That’s cheer in German and this spot will have you wanting to say it again and again. We’ll meet you at the Bier Garten — and you don’t have to fly to Bavaria for the schnitzel, either.

Cafe Old Vienna brings the flavors of Austria and Germany minutes from the Grand Strand, complete with a delightful old-world charm. Established in 1997, the cafe's burgundy red decor and vintage wood furnishings transport you to the heart of Vienna.

Enjoy schnitzel, bratwurst, and other traditional dishes paired with a selection of German beers. If you’re new to the drinks, we’d recommend a Helles lager. The cozy beer garden is perfect for a casual lunch, while the romantic dining room is ideal for evening meals, often accompanied by live music on weekends.

With a history rooted in European hospitality, Cafe Old Vienna remains a delightful escape for anyone seeking a taste of Austria and Germany right here in Myrtle Beach.

 

Stay and Eat in Myrtle Beach


Tummy rumbling? We hear it from here! Good thing you don’t have to venture far from your accommodations here at The Caravelle Resort for a world-class meal. From fresh seafood to hearty breakfasts and European cuisine, the diversity of flavors guarantees a memorable dining experience.

Ready to experience Myrtle Beach’s culinary treasures firsthand? Book your stay at The Caravelle Resort today!

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