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Myrtle Beach Christmas: Dinner Options

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Staying in Myrtle Beach this Christmas? We’re so glad! Experiencing Christmas at the beach is something that everyone should do at least once.
To help you make your holiday here even more enjoyable and care-free here are some restaurants that will be open so you can go out for a big holiday meal, or have it brought to your room!

Christmas Eve Only

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | Myrtle Beach

Kick start your holiday in style with a decadent meal at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. This national steakhouse is known for serving prime chops in style with their signature 500-degree sizzling plates. Popular starters include the crab-stuffed mushrooms, barbecued shrimp, and veal osso buco ravioli while entrée choices include an array of hand-cut steaks and select seafood options.
Hours: 5pm – 10pm Christmas Eve
Contact: (843) 839-9500

The Melting Pot | Myrtle Beach Castano's Steakhouse

Nosh on succulent fondue in many shapes and forms and much more at The Melting Pot. This fondue restaurant offers several variations of this classic favorite in both succulent and sweet variations. Guests can also choose from several tasty entrees or opt for the 4-course experience. The fondue experience is a fun way to re-connect with good family and friends over the holidays.
Hours: 4pm – 10pm
Contact: (843) 682-9003

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse | Barefoot Landing

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse enjoys a coveted waterfront location in the popular Barefoot Landing complex and serves up some of the best Italian along the strand. Classic starters include bruschetta, oysters Rockefeller, and a “crabtini” while entrees include favorites like handmade pasta dishes and sizzling hand-cut chops. Be sure to save room for homemade tiramisu!
Hours: 4pm – 8pm
Contact: (843) 361-2000

Landry’s Seafood | Broadway at the Beach

Fresh, local seafood, creative cocktails, and a lively atmosphere are just a few reasons why guests of all ages enjoy Landry’s Seafood. The menu carries a distinctive New Orleans flare and includes items like classic gumbo, shrimp enbrochette, crawfish etouffee, southern fried fish, BBQ shrimp, and much more. A dinner at Landry’s Seafood is the perfect way to enjoy time with friends and family!
Hours: 4pm – 9pm Christmas Eve
Contact: (843) 444-1010

Croissant’s Bistro & Bakery | Myrtle Beach

Croissant’s Bistro & Bakery, known for classic French fare with a distinctive lowcountry flare, is offering a special Christmas Eve dinner that you won’t want to miss! The chef if offering a lavish multi-course tasting menu for only $55 / person in addition to all of the regular seasonal menu items. This event is quite popular so reservations are recommended.
Hours: 5pm – 9pm Christmas Eve
Contact: (843) 448-2253

Liberty Steakhouse | Broadway at the Beach

Liberty Steakhouse is a popular spot among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to figure out why! The eclectic menu includes starters like boiled peanut hummus, fried bread and butter pickles, and soft pretzels while entrée items include homey options like fried chicken, mama’s meatloaf, grilled steaks, and “build your own” burgers. Additionally, Liberty offers an impressive selection of home brews.
Hours: 4pm – 10pm Christmas Eve
Contact: (843) 626-4677

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse | Myrtle Beach

Feeding a crowd? If so, look no farther than Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. This unique restaurant offers a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. The upscale buffets offer decadent sides, starters, salads, sushi, and deserts while servers will appear periodically offering tableside carved meats including chicken, pork, lamb, steak, and more. Enjoy your fill of the feast – we promise you won’t leave hungry!
Hours: 4pm – 10pm
Contact: (843) 839-0777

Gulf Stream Café | Garden City Beach

Locals and visitors alike flock to Gulf Stream Café throughout the year to take advantage of the fresh cuisine and unbeatable ocean views. Local seafood takes the spotlight on this menu with options like oysters, she crab soup, N’awlins shrimp and grits, crab cakes, grouper, flounder, and more. And, with the inlet on one side and the Atlantic on the other, the 360 degree views cannot be beat!
Hours: 4pm – 9pm
Contact: (843) 651-8808


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 

California Dreaming | Surfside Beach & North Myrtle Beach

Fresh, casual classics are exactly what guests can expect at California Dreaming. Menu choices include a wide array of appetizers, sandwiches and wraps, seafood selections, grilled steaks and ribs, creative pasta dishes, and their famous mile-high salads. Perfect for groups or families of any size, California Dreaming is a holiday favorite among many.
Hours: 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve; 2pm – 9pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 215-5255 Surfside Beach; (843) 663-2050 North Myrtle Beach

Thoroughbred’s Chop House & Seafood Grille | Myrtle Beach Croissants Myrtle Beach

Sizzling chops, fine wines, and friendly, professional service are just a few things that you can expect at Thoroughbred’s Chop House. Start off with classics like shrimp cocktail, escargot, fresh caprese salad, or fried calamari and then dig into an array of prime “Belmont” chops, fresh seafood, lamb, duck, and more. Be sure to save room for a decadent dessert like Grand Marnier crème brulee or Kentucky Derby Pie.
Hours: 4:30pm – 10pm Christmas Eve; 4:30pm – 10pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 497-2636

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro | Little River

Nestled in a historic house in Little River, Brentwood Restaurant offers a classic French menu and a decadent wine menu to match. Get started with pan-seared duck foie gras, escargot bourguignon, or crab soufflé and then choose from an array of small-plates or more-hearty entrée portions. Duck confit, risotto, seafood crepe, roasted rack of lamb, duck l’orange, and handmade desserts are just a few things guests can look forward to.
Hours: 4pm – 9pm Christmas Eve; 11am – 7pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 249-2601

Damon’s Grill | Myrtle Beach

Fantastic food for the soul and breathtaking Atlantic views are exactly what you can enjoy at Damon’s Grill! Most known for their fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with Damon’s original BBQ sauce, this beach favorite also offers several succulent starters, salads, sandwiches and wraps, sirloin burgers, char-grilled chops and seafood, and even slow-roasted prime rib.
Hours: 11am – 8pm Christmas Eve; 11am – 9pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 626-8000

Burro Loco | Myrtle Beach

Mix things up this holiday season with a meal full of south-of-the-border favorites at Burro Loco! Appetizers include favorites like homemade guacamole, chili con queso, chicken taquitos, and chicken tortilla soup. Then, enjoy your choice of nachos, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more! Don’t forget to indulge in a tasty fresh margarita... or two.
Hours: 11am – 3pm Christmas Eve; 4pm – 10pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 626-1756

Empire Fire Mongolian Grill | North Myrtle Beach

Another unique holiday dining option, Empire Fire Mongolian Grill offers a fresh, creative take on Asian-inspired cuisine. Guests first select fresh vegetables and their protein choice, a homemade sauce option, and then watch the chefs prepare your meal before your eyes! There are also five buffet bars with all of your favorite sides and starters.
Hours: 11am – 10pm Christmas Eve; 11am – 10pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 663-3808

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille | Barefoot Landing

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, located at Barefoot Landing, is known for upscale, scenic dining and high-quality, local ingredients. Starters include options like tuna sashimi, crispy seafood spring rolls, and several crisp salads while entrees include pasta dishes, poultry offerings, fresh seafood, and prime aged steaks. Greg Norman’s also offers an extensive wine selection and phenomenal waterfront views.
Hours: 4pm –9pm
Contact: (843) 361-0000

Carolina Roadhouse | Myrtle Beach

Kick back with family and friends and enjoy home-style eats and a casual holiday atmosphere at Carolina Roadhouse. Starters here include loaded potato soup, Louisiana seafood gumbo, freshly baked croissants, and creamed spinach dip. For the main event, enjoy your choice of entrée salads, sandwiches or burgers, steaks, ribs, or a hearty chicken, seafood, or BBQ plate. The finger-licking cuisine and “come as you are” atmosphere make this pick ideal for families and groups of any size.
Hours: 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve; 2pm – 9pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 497-9911


Not sure where those restaurants are in relation to your VMB resort? Use the Myrtle Beach resorts map to find what is closest to you.

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