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12 Tastiest Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, a coastal gem in South Carolina, is not only renowned for its pristine beaches and stunning oceanfront views but also for its delectable seafood offerings. When you’re staying at The Caravelle Resort, you can’t miss out on the most local of dining experiences: fresh catch straight from the source! 

Dive into this list of the tastiest seafood in the famed Grand Strand and consider your dinner plans sorted!   


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

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  • Address: 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Oysters Rockefeller and Delmonico Steak

  • Price Point: $$$

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant is a popular destination largely for its generous all-you-can-eat buffets. This local favorite restaurant sits across from Broadway at the Beach, making it easily accessible to after dinner entertainment options.

The menu is a seafood lover's paradise with a la carte items like broiled salmon and fried select oysters. The buffet includes over 70 other menu items,  from oysters to clams and steak. This is a great option if you have guests in your group with dietary restrictions, as they have gluten-free buffet entrees and sides as well as a dedicated vegetarian platter, so no one is left out! 


The Chesapeake House

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  • Address: 9918 Hwy 17, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Cajun Shrimp and Chesapeake Baked Fish

  • Price Point: $$

The Chesapeake House is a locally owned restaurant that has been reeling in seafood lovers and the catch of the day for over 40 years. Scenic waterfront views, homemade salad dressings, Uncle Bill’s famous fish stew, and their world famous cinnamon rolls made fresh daily have kept a steady flow of repeat customers at this local favorite on “Restaurant Row.”


Start off with some Peel & Eat Shrimp and She Crab Soup before moving into the specialty of the house – Fried Soft Shell Crab and the Chesapeake Baked Fish. Can’t decide? Order the Combination Platter to take a foodie tour through Myrtle Beach’s best seafood offerings. 

All seafood specialties include the option of their World Famous Fish Stew – not to be missed! 


Hook and Barrel

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

  • Favorite Menu Item: Drunken Key West mussels

  • Price Point: $$$

With its modern, upscale ambiance and an impressive wine selection, the Hook & Barrel eatery is perfect for a special occasion. The restaurant prides itself on only offering sustainable and locally sourced seafood that reduces their environmental impact, making sure they treat Mother Earth kindly from the sea to the table. The Drunken Key West Mussels are delightful, although you'll find that everything on their menu is fresh and flavorful.


Aspen Grille

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  • Address: 5101 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Grilled miso-glazed Scottish salmon

  • Price Point: $$$

Aspen Grille offers an elegant and refined dining experience with a warm and inviting atmosphere. It's perfect for a date night or a celebration and aims to convey Southern hospitality in every locally sourced dish. Although known for their dry-aged USDA prime beef, they have a coy but hearty menu of seafood offerings--the shrimp and grits are a juicy main course! 


Big Mike's Soul Food

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  • Address: 504 16th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Seafood boil

  • Price Point: $ 

You can’t have a list of the best Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants without mentioning Big Mike's Soul Food. This hidden gem is known for its down-home Southern charm and mouthwatering seafood. This family-owned business was a childhood dream of its namesake, Big Mike. 

After opening its doors in 2012, it quickly became a popular joint for unpretentious and family-friendly dining with dishes packed with flavor. They offer some of seafood's greatest hits, including an oyster basket or shrimp boil--and don't forget to finish off your meal with their peach cobbler!


Carolina Seafood and Steak

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  • Address: 9911 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Carolina Grouper

  • Price Point: $$

Come and feast at Carolina Seafood & Steak! Conveniently located on the lively Restaurant Row, this restaurant pairs a family-friendly atmosphere with a solid menu of surf-and-turf dishes. 

You'll be surrounded by bits of vintage charm as part of the restaurant used structures salvaged from Myrtle Beach's first-ever hotel. If you want to eat like a local, you can try their signature dishes of the Carolina Grouper or Shrimp and Grits, among others. Swing by between 4 and 7 PM for happy hour, if you can!


Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill

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  • Address: 9717 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Lobster roll

  • Price Point: $$

Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill is all about seafood. You can indulge in a tantalizing array of oysters, mouthwatering Lowcountry boil options, and an abundance of fish platters featuring the freshest mahi, flounder, shrimp, and more. 

For land-based meals, burgers and slow-smoked pulled pork sandwiches are also available. You can even access the restaurant by boat, thanks to their waterway dock. Join them for a daily happy hour from 4-7 PM (drinks) and 4-6 PM (food).


Flying Fish Public Market & Grill

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  • Address: 4744 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Charleston she-crab soup

  • Price point: $$

Come try this vibrant spot for Southern seafood, sushi, and unique cocktails. You can combine dining and shopping, as the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill has a catch of the day seafood market inside. 

Watching the fishmongers toss the fish to each other (inspired by Seattle's Pike Place public market) is a form of entertainment in itself.  If you have trouble choosing from their freshly-packed menu, start with one of their seafood platters. 

Swing by during the Flying Fish's happy hour from 4 to 6 PM and get ready to have a blast! The prime location means you can enjoy a view of the Intracoastal Waterway along with your meal!


Lobster House Seafood Restaurant

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  • Address: 5301 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Lobster bisque

  • Price Point: $$

At Lobster House Seafood Restaurant, seafood takes center stage. Known for their live lobster (which you can pick straight from the aquarium), the menu is also flush with other delicious seafood favorites with entrees such as Cajun Crawfish, Sea Scallops, and Lobster Bisque. Lobster House also boasts a fantastic location right next to Myrtle Beach State Park. Get your fill of nature, and then get your fill of fresh seafood!


Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge

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  • Address: 1306 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Salmon BLT

  • Price Point: $$

For oceanfront dining along the boardwalk, you can't do better than dining on an old school pier at one of the best seafood restaurants in town! Pier 14 has been a well-loved staple of Myrtle Beach since 1986. Start off with a basket of hushpuppies or boom boom shrimp for the table. The massive fish sandwich and crab legs are great mains for seafood lovers. Enjoy your meal while you listen to the ocean's gentle roar.


Dirty Don's Oyster Bar

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  • `Address: 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Dunkin' pot

  • Price Point: $$

Step into the holiday oasis of Dirty Don's Oyster Bar, a Key West-inspired restaurant that transports you to a beachside bar. Indulge in their delectable seafood dishes, prepared in traditional style, as you soak up the fun and laid-back atmosphere. 

Dive into the fresh oysters in the shell, or, if you're with a larger group, go for the Dirty Don's Dunkin' Pot, which is stuffed with steamed shellfish, corn on the cob, potatoes, and hot sausages.


LandShark Bar & Grill

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  • Address: 1110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Baja crab cakes

  • Price Point: $$

LandShark Bar and Grill is a sister restaurant to Margaritaville--meaning it's all about good times and beach vibes. This is a good place to come if anyone in your party isn't crazy about shellfish, as it is not exclusively a seafood restaurant. 

However, seafood lovers won't be disappointed by the fresh fish tacos or their signature Baja Crab Cakes. LandShark is also next to the SkyWheel so you can fit in a classic Myrtle Beach attraction before or after your meal!


Dine of Myrtle Beach’s Freshest Catch

From the elegant to the laid-back, Myrtle Beach has something for every seafood enthusiast. So, whether you're staying at The Caravelle Resort, make sure to enjoy the flavors of the sea, the stunning coastal views, and the warm hospitality that this charming coastal city has to offer. 

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