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Myrtle Beach Christmas: Dinner Options

By Vacation Myrtle Beach

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!

You can choose from three very different restaurants all owned by the same company for your Christmas Day meals.

  • California Dreaming- With locations near Beach Cove and Ocean Creek Resorts as well as on the south end of Myrtle Beach closer to Crown Reef and Captain's Quarters, this restaurant is convienent no matter where you're staying and is open on Christmas Day from 2 to 9 p.m. You can enjoy all their delicious steaks, salads and fresh seafood in an welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere.
  • Burro Loco- Why not say Felize Navidad this Christmas at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach? Burro Loco will be serving up their full menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day.
  • Empire Fire Mongolian Grill- Enjoy this exciting method of cooking that dates back to Genghis Khan! Everyone can have their food cooked according to their preference at this restaurant, making it a easy crowd-pleasing option. On Christmas Day, Empire Fire will open for regular business hours, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This restaurant is located in North Myrtle Beach, near Sea Watch, Ocean Creek and Beach Cove Resort.
  • Throughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille- Serving up the finest steaks and some of the freshest seafood around, Throughbreds is a perfect choice for a tasty and festive Christmas dinner. This northern Myrlte Beach restaurant is located near Sea Watch Resort and will be open for regular hours (4:30 to 10 p.m.) on Christmas Day.

All three of these restaurants have discounts available to only Vacation Myrtle Beach guests. To check them out visit our Myrtle Beach discounts page, but make sure to ask the resturant staff about any holiday exceptions before using them.

The above restaurants are also open on Christmas Eve, if that is when your family traditionally gathers together for a big meal.

California Dreaming's Surfside and North Myrlte Beach locations will be open from 2 to 9 p.m., Burro Loco will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Mongolian Grill will once again be open for its standard hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., as will Throughbreds for its standard hours of 4:30 to 10 p.m.

There are a number of restaurants that will be closed on Christmas Day, but they could be options for Christmas Eve meals.

Damon's Grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving up their classic ribs and other grilled specialties.

Castanos will be serving their classic Italian cuisine and steaks from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, leaving you plenty of time before Santa comes to walk around Barefoot Landing and enjoy the festive sights and sounds.

New York Prime, located in the heart of Myrtle Beach and serving up some of the best steaks in South Carolina, will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

Or you can head south of Myrtle Beach to the Gulf Stream Cafe for a fresh seafood dinner overlooking the unique Garden City marsh from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

For something unique (and super filling) you can head to Rioz Brazillian Steakhouse for your Christmas Eve dinner. This all-you-can-eat restaurant will be serving up the traditional side items and wood charcoal grilled meat from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Croissants Bistro and Bakery will have a special tasting menu available on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations for this special menu are highly encouraged. The menu will begin with "French toast" with ham, spiced peacans and maple syrup and it only gets better from there with plates featuring sweetbreads, duck and prosciutto, cornish hen, filet tenderloin, scallops and more. The price for this special meal is $55 per guest and reservations can be made by calling 843-448-2253.

If you're looking for a special Christmas Eve lunch you can head to the Flying Fish Public Market and Grill which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Or for lunch or an early dinner you can visit the Hard Rock Café which will be open from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, as will Liberty Steakhouse in nearby Broadway at the Beach.

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.

And Bon Appetit this Christmas!

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