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5 Primo Places to Enjoy Fine Dining on the Grand Strand

Vacations offer the perfect opportunity to spoil yourself - you’re taking a break from the everyday routine, you’re likely in a new and exciting place, and you’re looking to make some fond family memories. Further, one splurge that nearly everyone can get behind is treating yourself to a fine meal at a fancy restaurant.

Providing even more motivation to embark on a high-end culinary outing, you’re staying at The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, and the Myrtle Beach area offers a wide range of fine-dining options in a spectrum of culinary styles. Surf, turf, French, Italian - you name it, the Grand Strand’s probably got it.

So, the next time you and your loved ones are enjoying a beach getaway at The Strand Resort, recognize that you deserve a little pampering on your vacation! Put on your finest attire and treat yourself to one of these top fine-dining restaurants on the Grand Strand - listed in order of proximity to The Strand:

New York Prime: Located within easy walking distance at less than a block from The Strand, this steakhouse offers top-quality, UDSA prime steaks, fresh seafood platters (including house specialties like the colossal baked shrimp and fresh Florida stone crabs), and an extensive wine list, all in a classy supper club environment. Open for over two decades, the restaurant has been awarded numerous “best steak” and diners’ choice awards during that time. Start your meal with an appetizer like Oysters Rockefeller or Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, then move on to your choice from among a range of delicious entrees such as Delmonico Steak, a Center Cut Filet, Sea bass or Live Lobster. Decadent dessert options include cheesecake shipped direct from New York and Cinnamon Walnut Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream. Learn more at newyorkprime.com.

Sea Captain’s House: A Grand Strand staple for more than 50 years, this oceanfront restaurant located less than a quarter-mile north of The Strand serves up some of the best fresh seafood in the Myrtle Beach area, along with some of the best views one could hope to catch over a meal. The Sea Captain’s House, which has been featured in numerous national publications and is one of the most award-winning restaurants on the Grand Strand, is famous for its Southern-style shrimp and grits, its Lowcountry She-Crab Soup, and its boiled and fried fresh seafood platters. Visit www.seacaptains.com to learn more.

The Melting Pot: Located about 5 minutes north of The Strand on North Kings Highway, this fondue-focused chain offers a unique dining experience that lets guests dip artisan bread, hand-cut meats, seasonal fruits and fresh veggies into their choice of hot and delicious cheese sauces like Wisconsin Cheddar, Quattro Formaggio, Classic Alpine and Spinach Artichoke. To keep the dipping theme going through dessert, chocolate fondue options include Flaming Turtle, Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster. A variety of wines, craft beers and cocktails is also available. Learn more at www.meltingpot.com.

Villa Romana: This authentic and award-winning Italian restaurant located about 10 minutes south of The Strand on South Kings Highway serves traditional and original Italian fare, including a variety of veal, chicken and pasta dishes. Signature menu items - all prepared to order by native Romans using only the freshest ingredients - include Veal Parmigiana Al Pomodoro, Canneloni Fiorentina, Shrimp San Marzano, Chicken Ripieno and Gnocchi of Potato Alla Romana. All dinners are served with homemade stracciatella soup, tomato bruschetta, fresh salad and homemade bread, and a full selection of wine, cocktails, and domestic and imported beers is also available. To explore the full menu, visit www.villaromanamyrtlebeach.com.

21 Main Prime Steakhouse: A repeat winner in various local cuisine contests, this North Myrtle Beach restaurant features a menu focused on 28-day dry-aged meats, fresh seafood and sushi, all served in an elegant setting. Start your meal with Cashew Caramel Brie or a Cheese Plate, then move on to entrees such as the Scallops 21”, which features seared Colossal Scallops topped with mushroom risotto, fried spinach and Thai butter sauce, or the Grilled Beef Short Rib paired with confit red potatoes and haricots verts with smoked duck breast. A long list of grilled, surf & turf, raw bar and sushi options is also available. Visit www.21mainatnorthbeach.com to learn more.

These are just a handful of the amazing fine-dining options available up and down the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Strand Resort today, and come check out all the great cuisine our beautiful strip of the Carolina coast has to offer.