Ten Great Restaurants for a Holiday Feast with a Wonderful View

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Christmas dinner with family and friends is a special occasion, but Grand Strand visitors can make it even more special by holding their holiday feasts at some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach that offer excellent food, outstanding service and a beautiful view. We've made a list and checked it twice to find the best restaurants where you can celebrate the season with loved ones in a festive environment and a scenic setting (Spoiler alert; they're not all on the oceanfront):

Brentwood House: This charming Victorian house in Little River has a classic look and feel that is reflected in its traditional French menu. A four-course feast, an extensive wine list and private rooms for formal affairs provide the perfect atmosphere for a memorable family dinner.

Chestnut Hill: This Windy Hill establishment's back window overlooks a small lake teeming with wildlife, including alligators, herons and otters. The food is exquisite, especially the holiday Sunday brunch that includes seafood dishes and breakfast favorites like Eggs Benedict.

Collector's Cafe & Gallery: A beautiful view doesn't have to involve the outdoors. This art gallery/upscale eatery offers a manmade backdrop of paintings by local artists, a European-style coffeehouse and private rooms with comfortable couches.

Damon's Oceanfront Grill: If your group loves smoked and wood-fired meats in a relaxed environment and an ocean view, this stilt beach house on the south end of Ocean Boulevard is a fine choice for a festive affair. The ribs and steaks are awesome.

Frank's/Frank's Outback: The 20-mile trip to Pawleys Island is worth a trip to this dual dining mecca. You can't go wrong by dining at Frank's, the indoor restaurant, or Frank's Outback, a scenic patio with oak trees and a fireplace. The Lowcountry cuisine and atmosphere are the perfect combination.

Greg Norman's Australian Grille: The famous golfer has also gained acclaim for award-winning food from the Land Down Under. Rack of lamb, prawns and an extensive wine list can be enjoyed while overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at this Barefoot Landing locale.

Gulfstream Cafe: This Garden City Beach restaurant offers the best view on the Grand Strand. Large, glass-pane windows overlook Murrells Inlet on one side and the beach on the other, providing a perfect view of sunset over the Lowcountry. Seafood and good times are their specialty.

Sea Captain's House: This historic seaside restaurant sits in a former guest cottage on the northernmost end of The Strip in Myrtle Beach. Southern-style seafood dishes and excellent views of the ocean draw big crowds but reservations for private parties are available.

Wahoo's: The last restaurant on the end of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is well worth the extra steps to get to the best food and view among the dozen or so establishments along the wooden walkway. Great sushi, an outdoor patio deck and a view of the inlet form the perfect place for a family feast.

Waterscapes at Grande Dunes Marina: Located on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway beneath the Grande Dunes Marina hides this charming, fine-dining hot spot that delivers award-winning cuisine and picturesque vistas of yachts docked at the marina. Try to make it in time and get a table to see the sun setting over the river while boats sail by in the foreground.

No matter which restaurant you choose to celebrate your family holiday feast, there’s only one place to return to after dinner for the ultimate in comfort and location – The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. We hope you and your family enjoy your stay with us this holiday season.

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