All You Can Eat Crab Legs In North Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for a night out with your family to relax and indulge in different foods, look no further. North Myrtle Beach is home to many all-you-can-eat seafood buffets providing some of the freshest seafood around. From all you can eat crab legs, to hush puppies and fried fish, you certainly won’t leave hungry. For those with picky eaters, there are over 150 items on most buffets to ensure there is something everyone will love. With so many seafood restaurants to choose from, it’s hard to find the perfect place. To make it easier we have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants that offer all-you-can-eat crab legs.

Bennett’s Calabash

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With three different locations to choose from, Bennet’s Calabash offers a wonderful dining experience no matter what part of town you are in. Bennett’s first location opened in 1985 and they still serve over 100 different fried and broiled seafood dishes to this day. Serving over 400,000 pounds of Alaskan Snow Crab Legs each year, they are a crowd favorite. The prices may vary but you can expect to pay around $35 per adult. 

Address: 1010 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Crab Daddy’s

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Located just outside of the Murrells Inlet fishing village, crab daddy’s offers over 100 items that you will love. If you were in the mood for a steak don’t worry, they have delicious steak made to order as good as any steakhouse. Try out the locals favorites like frog legs or the ultimate mac & cheese. This calabash seafood buffet will have you never wanting to leave.

Address: 3043 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant 

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Centrally located right across the street from Broadway at the Beach, Captain George’s seafood restaurant gives you a high-quality Buffay experience. Serving the best seafood delicacies as well as a wonderful salad bar, you won’t want to ever leave. Grab a plate full of the best crab legs around, or try something new like clams. For the picky eaters opt for a prime rib dinner. No matter what you try you will surely enjoy the fresh local seafood and low country feel the restaurant offers.

Address: 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Crabby George’s

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This 120 items all-you-can-eat buffet serves not only Calabash-style seafood but also features a dessert bar with ice cream and much more. Gravitate towards the fried flounder and scallops or try out something on their raw bar such as mussels, clams, or shrimp cocktail. For those who are not fans of seafood opt for the prime rib, lamb, roasted pork, or even the southern fried chicken, you will not be disappointed.

Address:  7904 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Crabby Mike’s 

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Crabby Mike’s is an award-winning seafood buffet that has been a landmark in the Myrtle Beach Area for over 28 years. If you’re looking for a Lowcountry dinner this is the place. After you finish your warm crab legs opt for their homemade shrimp and grits. Enjoy the Cajun jambalaya, cornbread, and collard greens, or opt for a simple fresh fish. Take a stroll around the Murrells Inlet area after dinner and maybe even check out the MarshWalk.

Address:  290 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

The Giant Crab

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At the giant crab, they take TGIF to a new level. With thank goodness it’s fresh. Their diligent crew keeps the Buffay well stocked with the freshest, Delicious seafood you will never lay eyes on. From a variety of shellfish, giant crab, steamed oysters, muscles, and clams you can fill up before you even get to go back for dessert. For those not in the mood for a seafood feast head over to the carving station and choose from a variety of meats.

Address: 9597 North Kings Highway Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Original Benjamin’s

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This Calabash Seafood Buffet overlooks the beautiful Intracoastal waterway. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with a lovely view as well. This 170-item buffet has won awards for having the most variety such as a pasta station, fresh seafood, a crab leg bar, a carving station, homemade soups, and an in-house bakery. After you finish eating a delicious dinner check out the restaurant’s collections of nautical antiques, and their large-scale ship models.

Address: 9593 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

No matter which seafood buffet you choose from you are certain to love them. Enjoy that all you can eat crab legs that the Grand Strand has to offer. We hope to see you soon in North Myrtle Beach and make sure to have your crab crackers ready.

Steakhouses In North Myrtle Beach

No matter where you are on vacation or at home there’s nothing that beats a good steak dinner. From the bread and butter served as you sit down or a steaming hot loaded baked potato, this dinner has always been a crowd favorite. North Myrtle Beach is home to many Seafood restaurants as we are so close to the ocean. However, there are many steakhouses that give seafood restaurants a run for their money. Here are A few of our favorite Steakhouses in North Myrtle Beach.  

21 Main at North Beach

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At 21 Main, they pride themselves in being a cut over the typical steakhouses. You can come in and expect to experience world-class dining with the elegance and charm of a contemporary Southern estate. Their chefs offer a unique and creative take on a traditional steakhouse menu, complemented with the perfect vintage wine and extraordinary service. They serve only USDA prime certified Angus beef. Stop in for a delicious appetizer of Pei Mussels or grab their Prime New York Strip. 

Address: 19 N Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-4581

Bistro 90

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For those who are not interested in steak, try out their seafood or pizza selection. They offer brick oven pizza specialties as well as calzones and Strombolis, but you can’t forget about the delicious steak as well. Try out their rack of lamb or opt for a USDA Prime Tenderloin. The pasta lovers have a place here too, as they can choose from a variety of different pasta dishes and sides.

Address: 7209 Highway 90 Unit -A, Longs, SC 29568-6236

Chuck’s Steakhouse

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At Chuck’s steak House, this family-owned and operated restaurant features hand-cut steaks and serves only certified Angus beef.  This crowd favorite is a must-experience stop on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. It’s the ultimate salad bar and delicious food will have your mouth watering from the time you walk in. If you are traveling with picky eaters, no worries, they have other options like cheeseburgers, french fries, and even ice cream. 

Address: 9695 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Greg Norman Australian Grille

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Relax to dinner and a view of the Intracoastal waterway at Greg Norman’s.  Try their innovative creations, bold flavors, and exotic fare.  This dining experience has been one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular restaurants since 1999. This fine-dining restaurant offers brunch, as well as lunch and dinner. Try their Shark Board and then the Lobster Ravioli for dinner, or opt for a delicious surf and turn of Filet and Lobster Tail. 

I4930 Highway 17 S Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5383

LongHorn Steakhouse

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Enjoy an expertly grilled steak that is uniquely seasoned in their secret signature spice blend.  Choose from a refreshing beverage or opt for an ice-cold beer. They are open seven days a week and offer online ordering, dine-in, take-out, and curbside pick-up. Stop by after a long day on the beach or grab it and take it back to your room. Try out their homemade mac and cheese or opt for their fresh strawberry salad.

Address: 4723 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5386

Outback Steakhouse

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Visit Outback where you can choose from their traditional menu, gluten-free menu, or even their “Joey menu” for the little ones in the crowd.  Some of their favorite menu items include their new Prime Rib Sandwich, along with their Center- Cut Sirloin. You can also choose from a variety of cocktails that are just 6 dollars. Stop in for a happy hour for a few light appetizers or come for dinner and enjoy an Australian-inspired feast. 

Address:1721 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

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Served in the spirit of the southern Brazilian style cooking, this restaurant offers its guests an extensive fresh market selection on the buffet as the table-side service offers savory choices of more than 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. From fresh grilled pineapple to sushi, and pasta, Rioz has something everyone will love. Make sure to try their Brazilian-style mashed potatoes.

Address: 1315 Highway 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-2505

Ruth’s Chris

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From the valet parking to the beautiful intercoastal waterway view Ruth’s Chris is nothing but a wonderful experience. The restaurant runs along the coastline and right through the dunes golf and Beach club. Indulge in a wonderful appetizer of the Veal Osso Buco Ravioli followed by One of their signature steaks or pork chops. Choose from a T-bone, strip, filet mignon Lamb chops, pork chops, or even a porterhouse if you are in the mood to share.


Thoroughbreds Chophouse

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For nearly 30 years Thoroughbreds has served locals and tourists some of the best meals on the beach.  This fine dining experience offers locally sourced ingredients as your server prepares your meal right at the table. Start the dinner with the Angels On Horseback, jumbo sea scallops wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon over butternut squash purée, or choose from several entrees like the Bone-in Cowboy Ribeye, or Porterhouse For Two.

Address: 9706 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4008

No Matter what steakhouse you choose to have dinner at, you will not be disappointed. From the stories of how the restaurants came about combined with a breathtaking view and wonderful food, you certainly won’t leave hungry. The Grand Strand is filled with beautiful restaurants to try. We hope to see you at a few

North Myrtle Beach Breweries

North Myrtle Beach is filled with beautiful beaches, entertaining attractions, and of course the home of the Carolina Shag dance and competition. Some of its most popular attractions are Barefoot Landing, Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure, and also some local brewpubs and breweries. With brewpubs and speakeasy’s becoming all the rage right now, North Myrtle Beach is seeing more and more pop up. There are many restaurants that sell craft beers but only a select few have breweries attached to them. Here are a few of our favorite breweries, brewpubs, and restaurants with the best craft beers. 

Twelve 33 Distillery

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Located in Little River, South Carolina, Twelve 33 Distillery is the first micro craft production distillery in the span of Horry and Georgetown counties. Twelve 33 Distillery produces premium, handcrafted spirits using locally sourced products. It is not only a distillery though, but they have also just recently opened their new speakeasy, where you need a passcode to get in. They hold these events several times a month, and they are a great option for those looking to try some unique beers, while in a laid back, serene setting. They have tours, tasting, and cocktails daily.

Address: 593 Hwy 90 E Little River, SC 29566

Tidal Creek Brewhouse

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Myrtle Beach’s newest brewery, located in the Myrtle Beach Area in Market Commons, offers the perfect brewhouse experience for everyone in the family, including your furry children. Tidal Creek not only includes seafood inspired food, but they also have a kiddie corner and a small dog park on-site. Come for happy hour, lunch, dinner, or even just to hang out around the fire pit, you won’t be disappointed. The owners have set up aquariums and another nautical-themed decor around the building to accent where they got the name and why they chose Tidal Creek as their name.

Address: 3421 Knoles St Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Located in The Market Commons, Gordon Biersch offers scratch-made food and fresh craft beer in an elevated atmosphere. The on-site chefs create unexpected options you’ll love as the in-house brewers combine German precision brewing with American craft for flavors that everyone will love. From tacos to pasta, there is something for the whole family here. They have the option of indoor and outdoor seating with many TVs for those interested in watching any sports that may be playing. 

Address:  3060 Howard Ave Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Crooked Hammock Brewery

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At Crooked Hammock Brewery, escape from reality as you enter their backyard beer garden. Come for the brew, but stay for the entertainment. This place will feel like a hometown cookout or BBQ.  Enjoy live music, a playground, corn hole, and even bocce ball courts. With locations in Lewes, Middletown, and North Myrtle Beach, this local brewery knows how to throw an event. Enjoy great food and an even better time when visiting.

Address: 4926 Highway 17 South Unit 2 North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

New South Brewing

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New South Brewing delivers their local craft beers to restaurants all over the Grand Strand. Stop in and take a tour to see how the craft brewery operates day to day, try out some of the local favorites, like the New South White Ale or the Nut Brown Ale, and even sit and relax while you find your favorite beer. New South Brewing can be found in many other taprooms locally like Liberty Tap Room.  If you opt to do a tour of the brewery, you may be lucky enough to get the actual brewmaster to lead the tour and take you around the area.

No matter whether you are in the mood for a lager, IPA, or maybe even just some bar pretzels, these breweries and tap houses have you covered. Grab a 6 pack of your favorite craft beer and head to the beach, or spend a day at the brewery learning exactly how it is made. We hope to see you soon in North Myrtle Beach enjoy an ice-cold brew!

A Guide To Duplin Winery

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What is better than enjoying good wine, a great atmosphere, and wonderful company?  At Duplin Winery, located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,  enjoy the outgoing atmosphere while sipping on sweet wine.  Just off of Hwy 17 S, near Barefoot Landing, Duplin Winery has a big, beautiful tasting room and gift shop. The outdoor section has you overlooking a pond with games and fire pits all around.  The winery is open Monday through Saturday and best of all, no reservations are required to join. 

They are most known for their Muscadine wine, often seen at local grocery stores. Although there is much more to do than just walk in for a tasting and leave with a bottle. Here is our extensive guide on everything you need to know regarding Duplin Winery.

Take A Tour

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Come in alone for a relaxing afternoon, or bring a group of friends to learn about Duplin’s winemaking method. During your tour, you are able to watch the bottling process and learn more in-depth about the history of the winery’s roots in Rose Hill, North Carolina. The well-versed staff will not only educate you, but also entertain you. You might even be lucky enough to get a tour lead by the owner of the winery, Jonathan Fussel. You will hear all of his funny stories about what it was like to grow on a winery with the Fussell family. Upon request, you may even be able to have your favorite label bottled during the tour. 

Enjoy A Wine Tasting

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Ranked as one of the top wine tastings on the Grand Strand, Duplin’s Deluxe Tasting allows guests to sample up to 10 wines. In addition, you will receive gourmet crackers, an assortment of cheese dip, and Duplin gourmet dips.  After sampling the ten wines, the tasting also includes a full glass pour of your favorite glass of wine. Once you choose your favorite, you are able to keep the glass. After your wine tasting, head to the spacious outdoor deck, where the patio is the perfect place to relax and unwind.  Oftentimes, there is live music on the deck, and there is always friendly staff around to help with any of your wine needs.

Join The Club

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After your tour and tasting, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You can take the fun with you when you join the wine club. As a wine club member, you will receive four shipments of Duplin wine per year, exclusive access to new wines prior to public release, and a subscription to Heritage Magazine, which features helpful information about the wine, recipes, and coupons.

No matter what you choose to do at the winery, we know you will have a blast. Try all of the different wines or shop in the retail room, you won’t be disappointed. We hope to see you soon on the sweeter side of Myrtle Beach, at the North Myrtle Beach Location.

2021 Blue Crab Festival: Everything You Need To Know!

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Little River, South Carolina is home to the annual Blue Crab Festival that will be celebrating its 40th year this May. Located on the Historic Little River Waterfront, this festival hosts about 50,000 people every year and provides local seafood, live music, and fun for the entire family.

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Explore The Best Myrtle Beach Area Par 3 Courses

With North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach being one of the largest golf markets in the world, it has its fair share of spectacular golf courses. There are courses for all levels of golf, from beginner to expert level courses. Not only do we have a ton of mini-golf courses, but Myrtle Beach is also home to over 100 championship golf courses. However, it gets better. There are 4 executive of Par 3 courses as well. The par three courses are not only fun but they are also quite challenging for a golfer of any level. 

Since the par-three courses are much shorter in distance, it can be played in as little as two clubs. However, if you are traveling and don’t have room for your own clubs, do not fret. Each golf course has its own clubhouse with rental clubs. You can choose between the option of playing 9 holes or 18 holes depending on how much time you have to play. Par three courses are also nice because many of them have their own driving range attached to them. To help you decide which course you want to play, we have completed a list of all of the par-three courses in North Myrtle Beach to Myrtle Beach. 

The Aero Club Short Course

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Much more than just a traditional, normal golf course, the Aero Club offers great conditions, challenging greens, and much more. The length between each hole is much shorter, meaning you spend less time searching for lost balls, and more time actually playing golf. This course is perfect for families golfing together and beginners. It is also a great spot for those who are wanting to sharpen their short game. The Aero Club is also the newest Par-3 course in Myrtle Beach. They are in the process of installing lighting for night golfing. This way you can confidently walk the fairways without getting lost.

Address: 3101 S KINGS HWY, MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29577

Phone: (843) 444-5442


Tupelo Bay Golf Center

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Tupelo Bay is known for its variety of options when it comes to golfing in Myrtle Beach. They are known as the “premier short game Myrtle Beach golf facility”. Located in the Garden City area, this spot offers an 18 hole executive course, a 9-hole Par 3 golf course, a driving range, and much more. Tupelo Bay is also the home to a 9-hole disc golf course, a place to play foot golf, and there is also a nearby Runaway Bay miniature golf course. At the Runaway Bay mini-course, you will find 36 holes of mini-golf fun with a tropical Jamaican theme and an ice cream shop to stop at to cool down after your round of golf. If you are on the market to become a better golfer, this is just the place as there lessons available from PGA teaching professionals on staff at the course. Tupelo Bay is a versatile attraction with a full-service clubhouse and snack bar to keep the hunger at bay while enjoying some time out in the fresh air. 

Address:  1800 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 

Phone: 843) 215-7888


Harbour View Golf Complex

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Come day or night as Harbour view is lit and open from 7 Am until 11 Pm during the season.  Their motto is “Play when you want to, we are ready”. These spectacular golf courses offer flexible tee times, PGA instructions, and online specials. The course is equipped with an award-winning driving range, 18 hole Par course, 18 holes of footgolf, and 36 holes of unique putt-putt. The driving range is rated as one of the top 50 in America, as it offers large turf hitting areas as well as the most practiced mats on the Grand Strand. The 18 hole par 3 courses aren’t your average course either. It’s beautifully maintained fairways, as well as manicured greens, sand traps, tee boxes, and water hazards, are kept in perfect condition. Come and check out what the locals are raving about.

Address:901 Highway 17 Little River, SC 29566

Phone:(843) 249-9117


No matter what course you decide to play, you will not be disappointed. With many of the golf courses in North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach just steps away from the ocean, what could be better.  Breathe in the salty, fresh air as you grab your clubs and head out to the course. With award-winning pro shops and clubhouses, you will feel like family during your golf experience. Head to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the perfect golfing experience with the entire family.

The Best Beach Access Points in North Myrtle Beach

The city of North Myrtle Beach contains 13.5 sq. miles of sprawling sand. With this much beachfront, there are plenty of beach access points. From Cherry Grove to Windy Hill, North Myrtle Beach has an extensive array of beach accesses, each with their own vibe. We have created this guide to highlight some of the best beach access points including: best public parking, attractions and most scenic in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Do you need a list of the best places to park in North Myrtle Beach? View our free parking map here.

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North Myrtle Beach Gluten-Free Guide

While many restaurants may have some gluten-free options sprinkled throughout the menu, there are very few that have full menus dedicated to those following a gluten-free or celiac diet. However, there are many restaurants in the North Myrtle Beach area that cater directly to those who prefer to stay away from gluten. To save you time and trouble, we have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants that have a significant amount of gluten-free options or even a gluten-free menu.

Aspen Grille

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Not only is Aspen Grille a luxurious, fine dining experience, they also have a menu that changes seasonally. This includes their gluten-free options. You can choose from several different options from salads, entrees, and cocktails. Pasta lovers no need to worry, try out such as pan-roasted springer mountain farms chicken breast served over a gluten-free corn pasta. From fresh seafood like shrimp and scallops to baked chicken, Aspen goes above and beyond to offer gluten-free options.

Address: 5105 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: (843) 449-9191

Bay Naturals

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Not only is Bay Naturals a great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is also the perfect place to do all of your gluten-free shopping. The market that is attached to this quaint eatery is perfect for those who may be traveling and need to quickly pick up one of their staple items. Bay naturals offer not only gluten-free options but also vegan, vegetarian, and much more. Try out one of their homemade sandwiches, or even grab a vegan dessert. With inside and outside seating available you will love the food selection and atmosphere.

Address: 7611 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-3040

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Blueberry’s Grill

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Another locals favorite, Blueberry’s grill has an incredible atmosphere and even better food. They offer vegetarian-friendly, vegan options, and gluten-free options. Enjoy breakfast with crepes, omelette, and much more or pretend you are at a steakhouse and grab a steak dinner. Enjoy the beautiful wrap around porch, with frequent live music, while enjoying your nice evening with a view.

Address: 4856 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353

Phone: 843-281-0048

Bonefish Grill

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Popular among locals and visitors, Bonefish Grill is an upscale eatery that offers a full gluten-free menu. From their variety of seafood dishes, salads, and savory steaks, there is something that everyone in the family will love. Have a seafood feast and try out the saucy shrimp, or the Prince Edward Island Mussels before picking out a delicious entree. Since the restaurant is mainly seafood, most entrees can be modified to be gluten-free. Try out the fresh grilled fish or even spring for a lobster tail.

Address: 103 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 280-6638

Ciao Restaurant

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An authentic Italian restaurant, Ciao will make you feel like you just stepped into Italy. From their delicious salmon to the shrimp scampi you will feel as if you didn’t even have any dietary restrictions. The upscale, elegant restaurant will make you feel right at home and welcome you in with a perfect gluten-free dining experience.

Address: 5223 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2510

Phone: 843-449-5700

Flying Fish

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Located inside of Barefoot Landing, Flying Fish is a seafood market and grill. It offers stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway but also has a separate full gluten-free menu. The menu has everything from shrimp scampi to sushi, crab legs, muscles, and much more. Every menu item will leave your mouth watering wanting more. Gluten-free friends can even try out the nachos, as their chips are corn instead of flour. After dinner takes a walk across the boardwalk to all of the beautiful wildlife.

House Of Blues

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Come for the food and stay for the entertainment. Not only does the House of Blues have something for everyone with dietary restrictions, but they also are a concert venue. In fact, they are the only real concert venue on the Grand Strand. They have gluten-free entrees like the blackened salmon, jambalaya, southern salad, and much more. So if you find yourself tired of the generic gluten-free options, try out the House of Blues.

Address: 4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 272-3000

Johnny D’s Waffles and Benedicts

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A popular place for locals and visitors for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Johnny D’s offers a variety of choices. From gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly, and vegan options, you will not be disappointed. From their homemade omelette, like the jambalaya omelette, to the fruit platters there are many sweet and savory options to choose from. There is something for everyone in the family here.

Address: 3900 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5063

Phone: 843-663-1700

Midtown Bistro

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With reservations strongly recommended, it is safe to say Midtown Bistro is a must-visit. They offer valet parking and the best menu one could ask for. They have many gluten-free options such as prime rib, salads, and fresh seafood. Our favorites are the Lowcountry saute or the blackened scallops. After gluten-free cocktails, try out the salads or entrees you will leave full and happy.

Address:2004 Highway 17 S #3, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-4172

Phone: 843-427-4720

Sea Captains

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The Sea Captain’s House is an award-winning restaurant located right on the ocean. Choose from gluten-free appetizers, salads, entrees, and more. Grab a cocktail and then try out the oyster stew or shrimp cocktail for starters. Next, try out the delicious crab and avocado served with remoulade. There are over 8 gluten-free salads and a variety of entrees like filet mignon, ribeyes, seafood platter, chicken, pork chops, flounder, shrimp, scallops, or even a lobster dinner.

Address: 3000 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone:(843) 448-8082

With so many great restaurants in South Carolina sometimes it is hard to pick just one to eat at. Luckily the restaurants in North Myrtle Beach offer great food with the option to customize to fit your dietary needs. If you are considering traveling farther south, make sure to check out Broadway at the Beach for a Margaritaville experience, a Jimmy Buffett owned restaurant.

Guide to Christmas in North Myrtle Beach

When celebrating Christmas in North Myrtle the phrase “white Christmas” has a totally different meaning. To most, it is said to refer to snow falling on Christmas day. However, it’s not impossible here, but it is very unlikely. So, white Christmas to us in North Myrtle Beach is a reference to the beautiful white-sand beaches. Whether you are escaping the cold, enjoying a holiday vacation, or just visiting family or friends, North Myrtle Beach has plenty of Christmas activities to keep you busy. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas activities.

Holiday Shows

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Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach have several different theatres or dinner shows that all offer a holiday show. With the most beautiful imagery, talented singers, dancers, and performers, the award-winning Christmas shows will definitely kick off your Christmas vacation. Choose from shows like “The Christmas Show of The South in the Carolina Opry, or the South’s Grandest Christmas Show in the Alabama Theatre. For a more unconventional Christmas show, check out Pirate’s Voyage Christmas show, for a jaw-dropping and mouth-watering experience. Most of the shows run from the beginning of November until the beginning of January, but don’t hesitate to book your seats, as they tend to sell out fast.

Tree Lightings

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Feel like you are in a Hallmark movie with a small town tree lighting. Except instead of being in a small, remote town, you are at the beach. There are several different areas and atmospheres that will hold tree lighting. So schedule a dinner in one of the outdoor/ indoor dining restaurants located nearby and get ready for a magical evening. You can choose from a variety of places such as Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Market Commons, or even the Pawleys Island Christmas Festival. If you are a real lover of the lights, you can go to all of them to see the Grand strand all light up. Attending a tree lighting ceremony is a must on vacation during the holiday season.

Brookgreen Garden

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For years Brookgreen Gardens has been known for tit’s amazing Thanksgiving day and Christmas decorations. Featuring “Nights of a Thousand Candles” there are more than 2.700 candles and thousands of lights that illuminate the garden and the sculptures throughout Brookgreen. They host the event for only three weekends and tickets are limited, for great reason too. This is one of the most popular events in Murrells Inlet or even the Grand Strand. Each weekend there are entertainers and different performances. Though it is not all outside, there are a few areas inside where you can bask at all of the Christmas trees while grabbing a cup of hot chocolate or even check out the petting zoo.

The Great Christmas Light Show

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Located in the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, the Great Christmas Light Show is a family-friendly event that starts at the beginning of November and lasts through the month of December. The park will be decorated with almost two million lights this holiday season. Take a 1.5 mile drive through the park to see the giant light displays, featuring 30 new animated figures and holiday scenes specifically made for this event. Once you finish the drive-through magical light displays, hop out of your car and head towards Santa’s Village for hot chocolate, s’mores, and the Santa’s Express Train Ride. This will be an event everyone in the family will enjoy.

Ripley’s Aquarium

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Every year the aquarium hosts the Ripley’s Festival of Trees. Enjoy the lighting of and beautifully decorated trees, while sitting underneath the sea life. There are trees to represent all of the 50 states and a few trees with eye-catching decorations. There are trees to represent Mardi Gras with masks and beads to a Las Vegas-style tree with a feather headdress. The tree to represent South Carolina is over 18 feet tall and is decorated with seashells, magnolias, golf balls, and of course USC and Clemson memorabilia. Try out the free scavenger hunt the Aquarium offers that will test your knowledge about each state’s tree.

Inlet Christmas Weekend

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Murrells Inlet hosts a weekend packed with holiday festivities. Starting on the 30th of November when Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will kick off the night with a tree lighting ceremony in Morse Park. Enjoy Christmas music, hot chocolate, crafts for kids, and plenty of Christmas Cheer to go around. On December 2nd head down to the oceanfront for a spectacular Christmas Parade. From smiles, candy, and entertainment, the parade will leave you feeling the true spirit of the season. The parade also doubles as a fundraiser for toys for tots, so grab an unwrapped toy and enjoy the parade.

Holiday Bazaar at The Market Commons

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Head over to The Market Commons to experience an up-close look at local vendors offering live greens, fresh foods, produce, honey, homemade holiday gifts, baked goods, artisan crafts and so much more. After strolling through the market, check out the shops around Market Commons and bask in all of the beautiful Christmas decorations. you can even see where they will throw the New Year’s Eve party, also known as the Southern Time Square. The market will be along the esplanade in the middle of Howard Avenue every Saturday from November 2 through December 21.

No matter what you decided to do during your time in North Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of lighted celebrations, marshmallows, and Christmas trees to go around. Come with your friends, family, or even alone and experience the holiday cheer at the beach. From Little River to Conway, and Surfside Beach, Horry County offers nothing shy of a great Christmas experience. If you have a little extra time check out the boardwalk and see all of the hotels lit up for Christmas, walk Main Street and grab some delicious village treats. We hope to see you this holiday season, the City of North Myrtle Beach welcomes you and your Christmas Cheer.

North Myrtle Beach Day Trips

When visiting North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina it is likely that you will not want to leave after your trip is over. From the beautiful beaches to the celebrity golf courses there is so much to see and do in town. However, if you have several days to spend in the area, there are many unique and fun places to see and visit that could be achieved in just a day or even an afternoon. Here are a few of our favorite places to visit around North Myrtle Beach.


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Located just over the North Carolina border, Calabash is a gold mine for any seafood lovers. It is the self-appointed seafood capital of the world and fishing village. It is known for its fried seafood and fresh catches. It only takes about a half-hour to get from North Myrtle Beach to Calabash. They have a variety of shops as well as golf courses. It is a great place to stop for those who are on their way to Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is only 10 minutes north of Calabash and is a great option for those who are looking for a secluded beach. Enjoy fishing, golfing, or just strolling through town. The quaint, small-town has enough charm to keep you busy all day.

Murrells Inlet

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If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours, Murrells Inlet is the perfect place for that. Come and connect with nature and experience the natural habitat of the wildlife in the surrounding area. It is only about a half-hour away from Myrtle Beach, and it is the perfect place to catch a fishing charter, grab an outdoor dinner, or walk the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk/ boardwalk. Enjoy the beautiful marsh and beach view without any high rises in sight. While you are in the area, you can stop by Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park, to see more wildlife and the most beautiful sculpture gardens on the Grand Strand. You can also check out the famous Atalaya Castle in the state park.


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Noted as the fishing county, Georgetown is a unique and historic city that you must stop by. The downtown area is home to a popular harborwalk which offers many restaurants that serve fresh-caught seafood. You can also find many historic museums and even a boat museum downtown. If you are feeling nostalgic, check out the historic plantations that are open for tours. From fishing to waterfront dining, Georgetown has it all. For those who enjoy being by the water and history, you will love taking a day trip to this area. On your way to Georgetown, stop by Pawleys Island for some of the best pastries and hammocks you will ever see and taste.


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If you aren’t up for driving 30-45 minutes away to see a beautiful surrounding town, Conway is the perfect place to visit. It is only about 15-20 minutes from the heart of North Myrtle Beach. This historic city is worth seeing. They have local boutiques, a historic theatre, and the Horry County Museum. The variety of restaurants is also a plus. You can enjoy rooftop dining or waterfront dining. This historic district has so much to offer like the riverwalk, where you can enjoy watersports on the Intracoastal waterway. Take a ride on the riverboat tour or rent a pontoon boat, a fishing boat, try out kayaking, or paddleboard on the Waccamaw River with your friends and family. There are many guided tours you can check out for optimal exposure to the city. With so much to do and see, you may want to come back a second day.


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Although Charleston is a bit of a farther drive, 2.5 hours to be exact, it is well worth it. If you can make time to swing an extra day or two here, you won’t be disappointed. This busy, historic city has so many shops to check out and historical landmarks to explore. From horse and buggy tours to shopping on Main street, and dinner at a rooftop restaurant with live music, there is never a dull moment. Check out the city market, Fort Sumter, The Hunley Submarine, house museums, Fort Moultrie, Morris Island Lighthouse, the battleships from the Civil War, The Powder Magazine if you are a history lover. While the City Market is the locals and visitors favorite, as it features hundreds of vendors selling an assortment of goods. You will always find someone weaving sweetgrass baskets, it’s a Lowcountry tradition. The baskets are symbols of the Gullah people who were from the Charlestown area. If you are able to stay for longer than one day, you will love the nightlife, as the city comes alive at night.


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Wilmington is also a tad further of a drive, however, it is just close enough to make it one day without feeling like you have spent all day in the car. It is about a 1.5-hour drive from North Myrtle Beach. You are sure to fall in love with this artsy city the moment you arrive. It has so much charm and history in one area. Check out the popular Wrightsville beach where you can throw up your hammock in the palm trees or take out a kayak. Wilmington is known for its breweries, shops, and tattoo parlors around town. Though you will not miss out on any southern charm. There are plenty of attractions to visit, boat tours to take, and museums to see. Walk through the Museum of the Bizarre, and the Cape Fear Serpentarium, your families will be fascinated.

North Myrtle Beach has so much to offer from water parks to amusement parks, and shopping plazas like Barefoot Landing. However, if you want to explore the east coast, it is the perfect place to go sightseeing in its surrounding areas. These towns are not only beautiful, but they are rich in history and culture. You can visit many different beaches from Wrightsville to Folly Beach, you will not be disappointed. A quick getaway is a. great way to relax from all of the hustle and bustle of the city. We hope to see you soon in the North Myrtle Beach area, and safe travels.