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The Best Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Millions of visitors flock to the Myrtle Beach area each year in search of three things: Sea, Sun, and Seafood. Luckily, the Grand Strand boasts a plethora of all three! The beautiful weather and pristine beaches keep guests busy during the day but after the sun sets visitors go on the hunt for the best seafood available. Look no farther – as we have rounded up a list of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach. Check it out:

Flying Fish Public Market & Grille, North Myrtle Beach

Located at Barefoot Landing, the succulent offerings at Flying Fish are as fresh as it comes. Pick out a filet or two to cook on your own or enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy unique creations like the seafood nachos, poblano shrimp dip, shrimp and grits, and an ever changing array of fresh fish prepared almost any way you please like grouper, swordfish, mahi mahi, and flounder – to name a few.

39th Avenue Bar & Grille, North Myrtle Beach

This upscale North Myrtle Beach eatery offers the best of the best when it comes to fresh seafood, particularly with their unique sushi creations. Enjoy everything to bacon wrapped scallops, an open face ahi tuna sandwich, seafood fra diavlo, to an array of fresh sushi rolls and hibachi options.

Second Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach

Breathtaking Atlantic views aren’t the only draw of this popular Myrtle Beach eatery. Located along the second avenue pier, this restaurant is famous for their generous portions and family friendly atmosphere. Opened for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there is never a bad time to stop by and enjoy favorites like the lowcountry egg rolls, homemade crab cakes, or a hearty seafood basket. 

Sea Captain’s House, Myrtle Beach

Sea Captain’s House has been an area staple for almost 100 years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. This upscale restaurant boasts the finest service in the area to accompany their strict culinary offerings. Enjoy classic favorites like stuffed flounder, jambalaya, and sautéed crab cakes – along with plenty of other seafood fare.

Wahoo’s Fish House, Murrells Inlet

Located along the picturesque inlet, Wahoo’s offers a light, fun atmosphere with succulent cuisine. Start your evening with their famous crab dip or the fried calamari with Thai chili dipping sauce. Entrees are diverse and include everything from fresh mahi mahi to seared ahi tuna. Stick around for happy hour for awesome drink specials or after dinner for live music in their outdoor bar area.

Saltwater Creek Café, Murrells Inlet

Saltwater Creek offers a slower pace and traditional seafood with a unique southern flare. Begin with their famous She Crab Soup or an order of their oyster shooters- 6 “shots” with a splash of vodka and house cocktail sauce. For dinner, try their grilled shrimp over angel hair with a fresh tomato basil sauce or the grilled salmon with a lemon pesto sauce. Mahi Mahi, crab cakes, and coconut shrimp are also popular seafood items at this Murrells Inlet favorite.

Nosh, Pawleys Island

Hidden among ancient oaks in the Hammock Shops, Nosh offers a posh, upscale vibe with killer seafood items. The chef here enjoys creating unique, fresh menu items that use fresh, seasonal ingredients. For a light starter, try the sesame seared tuna or the scallop cakes with cilantro lime aioli. Delectable dinner items include the tuna steak, pan sautéed grouper, crab stuffed flounder, and the seared sea bass. They also serve a wildly popular brunch on Sundays that you won’t want to miss.

These are just a few of the finest seafood restaurants in the area. What is your favorite nautical cuisine – a nice, fresh grouper filet or perhaps fresh oysters? Did your favorite restaurant make the list? Let us know!


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