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Myrtle Beach Christmas: Dinner Options
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!
*To ensure open hours and see if reservations are required, you may wish to call ahead before checking out these great restaurants.
Christmas Eve Only
The Melting Pot | Myrtle Beach
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: 11:30am – 8pm
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
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: 11am – 3pm 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
Additional Christmas Eve options include Midtown Bistro, open 11am to 4 pm, Lombardo’s Bistro beginning at 4pm, New York Prime from 5pm to 10pm and Chestnut Hill from 4pm to 8pm.
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
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
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: 4pm – 10pm Christmas Eve; 5pm – 9pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 839-9500
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; 1pm – 7pm Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 249-2601
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
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: 2pm - 8pm Christmas Day
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
Additional Christmas Day options include Preston’s Restaurant (serving a buffet beginning at 11:30am, call for reservations) and Lombardo’s Bistro beginning at 2pm.
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.