7 Best Myrtle Beach Area Restaurants on the Water

7 Best Myrtle Beach Area Restaurants on the Water

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a popular vacation destination for boating enthusiasts. Its stunning coastline stretches for 60 miles along the northeastern coast of South Carolina, providing a perfect boating playground. The area is also home to many entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining opportunities. And with easy access to local waterways, it's a boater's paradise.

After a long day of boating, there's nothing better than docking your boat and enjoying some of the local cuisine available at Myrtle Beach's many waterfront restaurants. Here are some of the best Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water accessible by boat:

Sea Captain's House

Located at 3002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, Sea Captain's House has been serving residents and visitors since 1930. The restaurant, set in a historical nine-bedroom beach cottage, provides guests with three home-cooked meals a day in a beautiful oceanfront setting. Sea Captain's House is the oldest restaurant in the area and offers a unique menu, including the famous Crab Cake Benedict. Other popular menu items include barbecue salmon, Captain's Shrimp Dinner, Jambalaya, Southern Seared Chicken, Shrimp and Grits Cake, and Beef Filet.

The Wicked Tuna

Located in Murrells Inlet and situated on the MarshWalk at 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, The Wicked Tuna offers a unique waterfront dining experience with breathtaking views. The restaurant serves fresh seafood in an elegant and unique dining establishment. It's perfect for meeting with friends and enjoying handmade cocktails and tasty menu options. The Wicked Tuna's menus include appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, steaks, seafood, and desserts. Popular menu items include Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Tuna Pizza, Prime Ribeye, and, of course, the Wicked Tuna.

Soho Cafe & Bar

Nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway at 9715 North Kings Highway is a popular eatery in the area, specializing in sushi, plates of pasta, and steaks for lunch, dinner, and midnight dining. The menu offers various cuisine options, including international cuisine from Asia and beyond. In addition to the fantastic menu, Soho Cafe & Bar provides a chic hotspot for locals and visitors to gather at night. Popular menu items include Steamed Soybean Pods, Calamari, Bang Bang Soho Shrimp, and Philly Cheese Egg Rolls.

Crab Catchers 

Located at 4474 Waterfront Ave, Little River, Crab Catchers is a popular restaurant among boaters and locals alike. The restaurant's waterfront location provides stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, and its menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes, including oysters, shrimp, and crab. Crab Catchers is an excellent spot to dock your boat and enjoy a meal, whether you're looking for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner. Some of the popular menu items at Crab Catchers include Lobster Ravioli, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes, and Blackened Mahi-Mahi.

Local on the Water

Located at 1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, Local on the Water is a favorite restaurant among locals, offering picturesque views and a diverse menu. The restaurant provides a chic patio where diners can enjoy the fire pit while having dinner and drinks with friends. In addition, Local on the Water hosts live nightly entertainment, including musicians and DJs. Lunch and dinner menus include everything from appetizers to soups, salads, and sandwiches to entrees. Popular menu items at Local on the Water include Buffalo Chicken Dip, Smash Burger, Chicken Avocado Club, Carolina Peach BBQ Salmon, Smoked Brisket Tacos, and Pasta Pomodoro.

Marina Bar & Grill

Located in North Myrtle Beach at the Barefoot Resort Marina at 2051 Bridge View Ct, Marina Bar & Grill offers a fun place for families to gather, enjoy fantastic food, and admire breathtaking views. The restaurant offers food, drinks, live entertainment, and more right on the water, where you can pull your boat up and dock right at the marina. The menu at Marina Bar & Grill includes appetizers, sandwiches, salads, baskets, tacos, sides, and more. Popular menu items include Tiki Shrimp, Blackened Beef Tips, Steak Tacos, Flounder Sandwich, Chicken Philly, and terrific boils, including The Marina Boil and The Low-Country Shrimp Boil.

Bennett's Calabash Seafood

Bennett's Calabash Seafood has been serving mouthwatering seafood since 1978 at its three waterfront locations in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach. The restaurant is best known for its all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, which features Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp Scampi, Flounder, Salmon, Baked Alaskan White Fish, Grilled Tuna, Fried Oysters, and other non-seafood items, including prime rib, ribeye steaks, grilled chicken, BBQ pork ribs, fresh country sausage, spaghetti, onion rings, raw bar, soup bar, and dessert bar.

A visit to Myrtle Beach is far better when experiencing the waterway by boat and then stopping for a mouthwatering meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants. Need to rent a boat for your boating adventures or want a captain to guide your tour of Myrtle Beach?

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