Good Eats, Cold Drinks, and Lots of Fun on The Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach: A destination to come relax and do nothing at all.

Or, do it all. But where to start? That’s where you need a guide.

We are that guide.

Here are some of our favorite spots for a good meal, a cold brew, and a little fun. Also, places to shop. No matter what you’re on the Grand Strand for, we’ve got you covered.

Where should I eat in Myrtle Beach?

We’re glad you asked. Check these places out.

Chuck's Steakhouse

Get great steaks and lots of other delicious dishes, including a sublime salad bar, at Chuck’s. The professional staff ensures a wonderful experience, and reservations are a good idea. Chuck’s is family owned and serves only certified Angus beef and beef prime.

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill

It’s a festive southern seafood house, featuring sushi and unique cocktails. Some call it the best place for seafood, appetizers, and dessert in Myrtle Beach — high praise! Try the Nigri Shrimp, The Islander – Big Bass Bucket, Shrimp and Grits, Hushpuppy Basket, and more.

Filet's Waterfront

Loosen up at this seafront restaurant, featuring hand-cut steaks and seafood. You’ll find good food and service in a posh dining setting, and you’ll always have a great time. The Our Signature Filet, Stuffed Flounder, and Bacon Wrapped Scallops are headliners.

Shrimp on a platter

Where should I drink in Myrtle Beach?

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Recently opened, this brewpub has a unique courtyard and distinctive brews they make. Come make a wonderful afternoon of it, exploring the brews and kicking back with a game of cornhole. Get a cup of Blonde Ale & Cheddar Soup, a Crooked Caesar Salad, Backyard Burger or Rack of Ribs, and a S’mores Brownie.

Duplin Winery

Famous for its sweet wines, Duplin Winery is in a rustic, wood-clad building. It’s a marvelous place to visit and features expert presenters and live music. A tasting is a sweet way to wrap up a fun day at Myrtle Beach, and you can bring a bottle home, too.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

This place has some stellar options:

People at the crooked hammock brewery with beers

8TH AVE TIKI BAR & GRILL: The coconut shrimp is amazing and you’ll get stunning ocean views from the back patio.

MAD MYRTLE’S ICE CREAMERY: Try a strawberry milkshake in this classically-themed parlor.

NEW YORK PIZZA KITCHEN: The best pizza and wings you’ve had in a while will make you hungry to return soon.

Where should I shop in Myrtle Beach?

There are some distinctive shops for you to get souvenirs. Don’t forget to treat yourself.

Haven's Marketplace

It’s a favorite spot in Barefoot Landing for home goods. They offer unique items and have a friendly staff eager to help you. You’ll find lots of inspirational gifts, too.


You’ll love this popular gift shop. Find the perfect gift of summer fashions, sunglasses, and more. True to the name, you’ll find a lot of purple in this place!

The Market Common

You’ll find what you’re looking for and more, in shops such as Barnes & Noble, Manifest Design, Soma, and more. The Market Common is a well-conceived dining, living, and shopping experience. You’ll love the beautiful must-see walk amid upscale establishments in the neighborhood.

Overview of Market Common shopping center

What are the must-do attractions in Myrtle Beach?

Loaded question. Here’s just a handful.

Shark Wake Park

This sports complex is the perfect spot to bring your family and dogs. Take a lap around the entire complex — it’s about a mile — to get your steps in. It can be a great place to relax, too.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

It’s fun for all ages, an adventurous live show with pirates, stunts, and a delicious dinner. The actors in this production are amazing, and it’s a recommended family experience. The kids are sure to get swept away in a good way with all the swashbuckling action.

Lost Treasure Mini Golf

It’s such a fun and themed mini-golf course. It’s not too difficult to play, and the mine train ride to the top is a nice touch. Have fun with the family while on vacation.

life size pirate ship set from Pirates Voyage
The Strand Outdoor Pool NEW Revised

Stay at The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach

The Strand Resort is a spectacular place with a hospitable crew. You’ll find a clean, spacious room, plus an on-site bar with unforgettable drinks. Learn more about The Strand by reading our news and blogs, and book your stay today.

Oceanfront room at The Strand
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