It wouldn’t be a beach vacation without a little entertainment, and ‘dinner and a show’ deals offer the complete package. No need to worry about scheduling a dinner and hoping you make it to the show in time. Instead, settle in for a night of rousing entertainment and a decadent meal all in one convenient place. How’s that for a relaxing vacation treat?
If you’re curious about options near your vacation rental, we’ve got you covered. These Myrtle Beach dinner shows are true show-stoppers—pun intended—and are all within 30 minutes of North Myrtle Beach.
Address: 8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: (843) 497-9700
Cost: $30 – $50 / person
Pirates Voyage touts itself as “the most fun place to eat in Myrtle Beach”—and it’s not hard to figure out why. This lively dinner show takes guests into the heart of a spirited battle between Blackbeard and his nemesis, Calico Jack. The two lead their Crimson and Saffire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water, and high in the sky for a night that’s not soon to be forgotten. The show includes amazing acrobatics and aerial acts, two life-sized pirate ships, beautiful mermaids, savvy sword-fighting, live animals, and so much more.
As for the feast, be sure to come hungry! The four-course Pirates Voyage dinner starts with a hearty bowl of creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread, followed by half a roasted chicken and captain’s BBQ pork with corn on the cob and herbed potatoes. Finally, be sure to save room for the ‘apple o’ me eye’ pie, a crowd favorite. Dinner comes with unlimited refills of tea, soda, or coffee, though adult beverages are also available. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available—just be sure to mention this with your reservation.
Showtimes and availability vary seasonally, and advance reservations are highly recommended. Peak season shows typically sell out, so save your spot well in advance. Dinner and show tickets start at $30 for children and $50 for adults and include the entire four-course meal and the entire show.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Address: 2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (888) 935-6878
Cost: $29 – $56 / person
A battle of steed and steel awaits! Medieval Times is often thought of as the ‘original’ dinner and show combo, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
The wildly entertaining show consists of six valiant knights that compete to become the Queen’s champion. Each section is decorated to match a player, so you’ll be able to cheer for your knight throughout each battle. The show includes horse tricks, also known as “Roman Riding”, jousting, hand-to-hand combat, and the majestic royal falcon—to name just a few of the exciting show elements.
It wouldn’t be dinner and a show without dinner, and the royal feast does not disappoint. Get started with a hearty bowl of tomato bisque and garlic bread, followed by half a roasted chicken, buttered corn, and an herbed potato. Finally, be sure to save room for the dessert of the castle. The meal also includes free refills on soda, tea, and coffee, though adult libations are also available for purchase. Medieval Times also offers vegetarian meals upon request.
Show dates and times vary seasonally, and reservations are highly recommended, especially during the spring through fall. Ticket prices start at $29 / person for children and $56 / person for adults. Upgrades and packages that include photos, priority seating, souvenirs, and more are also available.
Polynesian Fire Luau
Address: St. John’s Inn or Plantation Resort
Cost: $25 – $50 / person
For a fun cultural experience, book tickets to the new Polynesian Fire Luau. This exotic show features talented performers that showcase Polynesian culture, traditional dancing, fire stunts, and so much more. Enjoy the colorful costumes, live music, and dangerous stunts performed at this crowd-pleasing event. This show is fun for the whole family!
A casual affair, the fire show includes a Polynesian-style buffet with flavorful dishes like huli huli chicken, Hawaiian-style bulgogi beef, kalua pork, fried rice, island-style sweet potatoes, Hawaiian macaroni salad, roasted seasonal veggies, and plenty of succulent desserts. Menus might vary slightly, but we promise there’s something for everyone. And don’t worry if this sounds exotic, it’s very ‘kid-friendly’ and gets rave reviews from even picky eaters!
Catch this show at two different spots in Myrtle Beach—St. John’s Inn or Plantation Resort. Tickets to the show are $25 for children and $50 for adults, which includes the full show, buffet, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Address: 9588 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: (843) 449-4242
Hours: 5:30 – Until; Seasonal
Cost: $19 – $22 + dinner/drinks
Myrtle Beach’s Comedy Cabana boasts being the Grand Strand’s only 5-star comedy club and has almost 25 years of history to support the claim. The club hosts various traveling stand-up artists each week, including favorites like Chris Monty, Bob Nelson, Warren B. Hall, Sonya White, Jim Dailakis, Gary Valentine, and many more. Showtimes vary seasonally and typically include one show during weekdays at 8 pm and two shows on weekends, one at 7:30 pm and another at 9:30 pm. Naturally, this is an adult-only venue.
While there’s no formal ‘dinner and show’ package, the club does offer a full food and drink menu for visitors to enjoy at their leisure. The casual menu includes classic finger foods that are easy to eat and sure to please. Popular snacks include the spinach dip, loaded nachos, black ‘n blue salad, made-to-order pizzas and flatbreads, mouthwatering burgers, and decadent desserts. Pair that with a few libations and you’ve got a great night out on the town!
Carolina Comedy Club
Address: 1318 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 839-2565
Hours: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m., Seasonal
Cost: $20 – $25 + dinner/drinks
Conveniently located at Broadway at the Beach, the Carolina Comedy Club is Myrtle Beach’s premier comedy club. This comedy hub consistently draws top entertainers from across the nation including Sean Finnerty, Johnny Millwater, Will Jacobs, Jay Stevens, and more. Showtimes vary seasonally but typically include a single show on weekdays at 8 pm and two weekend shows, one at 8 pm and another at 10 pm. As you might imagine, all shows are adult-only. Tickets are $20 – $25 depending on your seating preference.
Similar to other area comedy clubs, there’s no formal ‘dinner and show’ dinner package. However, visitors will have access to a full kitchen and bar and are free to order at their convenience. The recently revamped menu at the Carolina Comedy Club includes casual bites like sandwiches and sliders, wings, tavern-style pizza, finger foods, and desserts. There’s also a full bar with plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails to accompany your show.
House of Blues – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Address: 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 272-3000
Located in the bustling Barefoot Landing complex, the famous Myrtle Beach House of Blues is a year-round destination. Aside from scheduled concerts, events, and the popular on-site restaurant, the House of Blues also hosts a monthly Murder Mystery event that you don’t want to miss!
Come dressed to impress for a semi-formal dinner affair. A murder will happen during the course of dinner, and everyone is a suspect! The rest of the evening is spent on interacting with other participants, interpreting clues, and piecing together the puzzle. If you solve the crime, you may be in for a reward!
The interactive show includes a three-course meal that changes seasonally. This season’s menu includes a hearty ‘Blues Brothers’ salad with house-made dressing, marinated chicken with rice pilaf and roasted veggies, and finally a generous helping of homemade key lime pie tart.
The show starts at 7 pm sharp, so plan on arriving around 6:30 to get settled. Tickets start at $50 per person and include the full event and dinner. Please call the theater to reserve your spot.
Note: this is an adult-only event.
Of course, if you’re looking for a more traditional take on ‘dinner and a show’, check the full House of Blues calendar to see what shows are playing during your visit. Hit the restaurant before to enjoy dinner and drinks and then settle in for a great night of live music at the hottest venue in town! Or, make reservations for the famous Gospel Brunch, which takes place each Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm.
Other Myrtle Beach Shows
If you’re looking to hit one of the area’s top shows, plan for dinner and a show at Barefoot Landing. This popular shopping and dining venue is home to the Alabama Theatre, which is consistently rated Myrtle Beach’s best live show attraction. Barefoot Landing is also home to over 15 great local restaurants, including Flying Fish Public Market, Greg Norman Australian Grille, and the new Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s. Enjoy a decadent dinner at Barefoot and then take a short, scenic walk over to the performance venue. No need to get in your car when you can have dinner just steps away!
Legends in Concert is another popular theater option. The venue features various tribute shows throughout the year to honor famous musicians, including favorites like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, The Blues Brothers, Reba McEntire, Rod Stewart, and many more. The venue is located at Broadway at the Beach, which also offers a generous assortment of dining options. A few favorites include Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack, and Hard Rock Cafe.
The final show option worth mentioning is The Carolina Opry, which features several unique variety shows throughout the year. The Carolina Opry is a high-energy, two-hour masterpiece that is the theater’s longest-running production. Time Warp is a new addition that features top songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The Christmas Show of the South is the area’s most popular holiday production and features all of your favorite holiday songs, along with a little added flair. There’s no restaurant on-site at the Calvin Gilmore Theater, though there are a few nearby restaurants; Ducatis Pizzeria, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and Anchor Cafe at Grand Dunes are a quick 5-minute drive away.
There you have it—our rundown of Myrtle Beach dinner shows. There’s truly something for any taste or budget, so be sure to pencil one of these entertaining acts into your vacation itinerary!