Myrtle Beach is a beloved destination for North Americans seeking a slice of paradise close to home. There are pristine, sandy beaches, vibrant blue waters, and entertainment options galore. Whether travelers want to take a romantic ride on the SkyWheel with their significant other or take a stroll on the boardwalk and do some shopping, there’s something for visitors of every age and demographic to enjoy. One of the biggest attractions of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the countless dining options. Share a meal with your travel buddies or newfound friends at one of the best restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
10 Pier 14
Pier 14 is the perfect spot to enjoy a casual dinner in a beautiful destination by the water. Pier 14 is a fishing pier, but it’s also a restaurant and lounge right on the boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It’s the only venue to dine at that’s directly over the ocean, and the menu features a healthy variety of seafood options, including fire-grilled salmon, crab legs, and fantail shrimp.
9 Art Burger Sushi Bar
Art Burger Sushi Bar is a trendy restaurant on the boardwalk that serves up a unique and creative combination of sushi and gourmet burgers. There is an impressive variety of burgers on the menu, including Kahlo (turkey burger), Warhol (chicken burger), and the signature, The Art Burger. The sushi menu features maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. As an added bonus, patrons can also get a fun drink at the restaurant’s liquid nitrogen bar.
8 Moe Moons
Moe Moons has a casual beach snack shack atmosphere and serves up some classic beachfront favorites, including burgers, hot dogs, and fries. After a day of hanging out in the sun or swimming in the refreshing blue waters at the beach, this is the ideal spot to grab a massive fishbowl cocktail and relax with friends. Some popular menu items are the bang bang tacos, Moe’s seafood platter, the big Moe burger, and the crab legs.
7 Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Dirty Don’s is a must-try restaurant when visiting Myrtle Beach. It’s right on the boardwalk (one of its three locations) and is famous for serving seafood, steaks, burgers, and more. Their specialty drink pitchers are the “Long Island Tea,” “Sex on the Beach,” or “Dirty Don's Specialty Pitcher,” and a notable meal item is the Dirty Don’s Dunkin’ Pot which is a pot of shellfish topped with corn, sausages, and potatoes. The restaurant has Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, where visitors can enjoy reduced drink prices, $0.50 shrimp, and more.
6 LandShark Bar & Grill
Located under the SkyWheel on the Boardwalk and Promenade, LandShark Bar & Grill is the place to go for American-style beach food. This is a fun restaurant to dine at during the day when the sun is shining, and the boardwalk is booming, or at night when the sun goes down, and the SkyWheel illuminates the area and music drifts in from the boardwalk. The restaurant serves burgers, seafood, frozen cocktails, and beer. They also have a Ride & Dine deal available where patrons can purchase a meal and SkyWheel tickets for just $45.
5 Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery
Embrace the old-school diner atmosphere on the boardwalk by cooling off with ice cream at Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery. This restaurant is just minutes' walking from the SkyWheel and has a cozy interior with vintage decor. Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery serves more than ice cream, offering smoothies, sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, and more.
4 New York Pizza Kitchen
No matter where travelers are in the world, it’s always a good time for a New York slice. New York Pizza Kitchen on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk can satisfy that pizza craving after a long day out on the water. They use fresh ingredients to deliver high-quality pizzas and offer indoor and outdoor seating options. There is also a second Myrtle Beach location at 914 N Ocean Blvd.
3 8th Ave Tiki Bar
Travelers who are ready for a good time will love spending an evening enjoying great music and company at 8th Ave Tiki Bar on the boardwalk. Their beer selection is expansive, featuring more than 100 options (bottle and on tap). They also have a menu with upscale bar food like the schnitzel sandwich, fish tacos, and a Philly cheese steak sandwich. Sit under the sun or stars and admire the island-style decor over drinks and comfort food.
2 Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill
Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill is an exciting boardwalk venue with live musical acts during the summer and one of the cheapest happy hours in the area. The interior is decorated in vibrant colors for a cheery good time, and there is seating available outside for a sea breeze or inside at the trendy bar. As the name suggests, this is the place to cool off with a frozen daiquiri in Myrtle Beach, but they also serve burgers, po’boys, and more.
1 Abraham’s Gyros
Travelers who want to stray away from the abundance of American-style bars and seafood on the boardwalk will find Abraham’s Gyros to be a breath of fresh air. This casual Greek dining establishment serves budget-friendly gyros, kebabs, drinks, and some grill fare like burgers and chicken. It’s a low-key spot to relax for lunch or dinner with a taste of the Mediterranean.