It pays to be patient and check out reviews before you choose a restaurant.
Even in a town like Myrtle Beach, there are good restaurants, and there are great restaurants. That holds true, especially on the boardwalk. It’s a worthy debate, but here are our five faves in this iconic corner of the Grand Strand.
There’s no coincidence a dessert place leads off the list. Grownups can do whatever they want.
THE SCOOP: You’ll feel welcome at this throwback creamery with vintage decor. Peruse a menu of milkshakes, smoothies, banana splits, and more. Head here after a few spins on the SkyWheel. Visitors love the friendly service.
PRO TIP: Take your waffle cone of no-sugar-added butter pecan ice cream and a pretzel to the beach. Best. Walk. Ever.
For a variety of plates and drinks that’ll give you that tropical vibe, it’s gotta be the Moon.
THE SCOOP: This simple seaside snack shack has all the flavors of the beach. Burgers, dogs, and fries. Oh, and fishbowl cocktails. In big bowls! This is how you do it Moe Moon style. You’ll be happy you found this place.
PRO TIP: Try the Love Potion Bowl. It has Svedka Mango Pine Vodka, blue curacao, and Red Bull tropical edition. It complements Pina Colada Shrimp and Moe’s Mac & Cheese Bites.
Man, happy hour here is LEGENDARY.
THE SCOOP: The atmosphere is exhilarating in this joint! Enjoy live music all summer and affordable prices during happy hour. Every hour feels happy in this cheerful joint, seated by the water or inside the cool bar.
PRO TIP: Start with a crab cake appetizer and a hurricane drink. The shrimp basket and build-your-own dog are perfect for a midday summer snack.
There’s no lack of choices on this pier.
THE SCOOP: It’s a beach bar, with oceanfront dining. There’s a rooftop bar with a wicked view and a lower-level restaurant on the boardwalk. Choose from hook-to-plate seafood and other dishes, plus sushi, too.
PRO TIP: Keep it fresh. Opt for the Catch of the Day Sandwich, grilled or fried. Or share a plate of a happy appetizer with a twist: Bang Bang Grouper.
Step off of SkyWheel for a tropical escape on the strip.
THE SCOOP: Here’s your spot for a bit of Americana, beach-food style. It’s as cool at lunch in the sun as it is at night by the booming boardwalk. Choose from burgers, seafood, cold beer, and frozen cocktails. Welcome to paradise.
PRO TIP: Coconut Shrimp and Fries will take you away to the tropics. Ask about gluten-free options, too. The crew will take care of you.
Stay in the middle of the festivities at The Strand Resort. Discover why it’s the go-to destination for many when they head to the coast. Clean, spacious rooms and friendly staff await you here.