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Myrtle Beach Christmas: Dinner Options

Julia Woehrer's avatar By Julia Woehrer Follow me on Google+

Christmas in Myrtle Beach, SCStaying 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 local 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

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. They will also be offering a couple of Christmas Eve specials for guests to enjoy.
Hours: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Contact: (843) 361-2000
Nearby Resorts: Ocean Creek Resort, Beach Cove Resort, Sea Watch Resort

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, “Feast of Seven Fishes” that you won’t want to miss! The chef if offering a lavish menu for only $32 / person which includes shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, crab, lobster and grouper in a smoked tomato broth with cheese tortellini, spinach, artichoke and fried leeks. This event is quite popular so reservations are recommended; their regular menu will also be available.
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Eve
Contact: (843) 448-2253
Nearby Resort(s): Beach Colony Resort, South Wind on the Ocean, Forest Dunes Resort

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: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. (last reservation)
Contact: (843) 682-9003
Nearby Resort(s): Beach Colony Resort, South Wind on the Ocean, Forest Dunes Resort

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: 4 p.m. – Until
Contact: (843) 839-0777
Nearby Resort(s): Palms Resort

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 

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: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Eve | 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. 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: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Christmas Eve | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 626-1756
Nearby Resorts: hotel BLUE, Captain’s Quarters Resort

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. On Christmas Day they will be serving up a feast for $19.95 ($9.95 for under 10 years old). Perfect for groups or families of any size, California Dreaming is a holiday favorite among many.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Christmas Eve | 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 215-5255 Surfside Beach; (843) 663-2050 North Myrtle Beach
Nearby Resorts: Ocean Creek Resort, Beach Cove Resort

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: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Christmas Eve | 1 p.m. –  9 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 497-9911
Nearby Resorts: Beach Colony Resort, South Wind on the Ocean, Forest Dunes Resort

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. Their regular menu will be available but they will also feature a special Christmas Day Dinner with options such as roasted goose, plum pudding and she crab soup.. Greg Norman’s also offers an extensive wine selection and phenomenal waterfront views.
Hours: Open 2 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 361-0000
Nearby Resorts: Ocean Creek Resort, Beach Cove Resort, Sea Watch Resort

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. On Christmas Day they will be offering a holiday feast for $21.95 per person ($9.95 for children under 10). And, with the inlet on one side and the Atlantic on the other, the 360 degree views cannot be beat!
Hours: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Christmas Eve | 4 p.m. -  9 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 651-8808

Preston's Seafood and Country Buffet | North Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for an array of traditional Christmas dinner options as well as seafood options, check out Preston's for your Christmas day dinner. They will feature a delicious spread including a carving station, steak, BBQ ribs, cornbread stuffing, boiled shrimp, baked salmon, shrimp Alfredo, veggies, pasta salads, desserts and so much more. Reservations are accepted for Christmas day and the price for this meal is $23.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 3 to 6, $13.95 for children ages 7 to 11 and free for children under 3. 
Hours: Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day; Normal buffet served Christmas Eve beginning at 4 p.m.
Contact: (843) 272-3338
Nearby Resorts: Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort, Beach Cove Resort

Thoroughbred's Myrtle Beach Restaurant open on ChristmasRuth’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: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Christmas Eve | 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 839-9500
Nearby Resorts: Carolina Winds, The Caravelle Resort

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. They will also have a nightly fresh-made special that you can also choose from.
Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Eve | 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Day
Contact: (843) 497-2636
Nearby Resort: Sea Watch Resort

Additional Myrtle Beach area Christmas Eve or Day options include:

  • Hard Rock Café: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day)
  • New York Prime: Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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 click here to start planning your Myrtle Beach Christmas getaway today by checking out our hotel specials

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