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9 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

By Julia Diem

What makes a good fine dining restaurant? Clearly the food must be excellent, the menu varied, the service exemplary, and the ambiance congenial. All of these 9 Myrtle Beach restaurants hit the mark on each of these aspects. For a truly unforgettable meal, we encourage you to book a table at at least of these delicious spots in the Myrtle Beach area during your stay.

These are the 9 best fine dining restaurants in Myrtle Beach that you won’t want to miss out on.


Aspen Grille

  • Address: 5101 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$

The dishes at Aspen Grille, which are based on traditional Southern cuisine together with owner-chef Martin’s added personal twist, are from a varied menu that changes seasonally. The ingredients are all sourced from local suppliers to ensure you’re eating the tastiest, freshest meal possible.

For the best USDA Prime steaks and the perfect wine to pair with it, Aspen Grille delivers time and time again.

While certainly fine dining, the ambiance at Aspen Grille is casual and relaxing. Several nights a week you can enjoy live music with your meal. For guests staying at Beach Colony Resort, Aspen Grille is just steps from the resort making it not only a delicious night out but a convenient one, too.


Photo Credit: Jennifer Casti


Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Address: 2920 Hollywood Dr, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$

The Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is as close to an authentic Brazilian Churrascaria as you will find outside of Brazil. If you’ve never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before, we highly recommend trying it not just for the delicious cuts of meat but for the experience as a whole.

This style of cooking originated with the open fireside roasts of Brazilian gauchos, or cowboys, from the Pampas region of southern Brazil. Food is served tableside by meat waiters called gauchos, who carry skewers bearing several types of meat that have been cooked on a rotisserie over a bed of charcoal.

The menu offers 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, sausage and fish. Since it works similarly to a buffet where you can eat as much as you’d like, there’s no need to decide what you’re in the mood for, you can try it all!

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is located just outside of Broadway at the Beach. Enjoy shopping or simply stretching your legs after this tasty feast.


Gulfstream Café

  • Address: 1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Murrells Inlet
  • Price Point: $$

The Gulfstream Café has been voted “best restaurant with a view” and “most romantic” on the Grand Strand. Located a quick drive south from Myrtle beach, the ambiance and the food combine make this oceanfront cafe a must-visit.

Gulfstream Café is primarily a seafood restaurant, a common trait with most restaurants along the Strand. The Gulfstream Café does offer something for every taste though. Here you’ll find seasonal Oyster Roasts and a special Sunday brunch menu that includes a ‘build your own Bloody Mary’ bar.

For fresh seafood in the lowcountry, we highly recommend you enjoy a meal at Gulfstream Café.


Photo Credit: F R


Lombardo's Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 7604 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$

Craving Italian? Who isn’t! Lombardo’s offers fine dining Italian style that is perfect for a romantic evening out. Owner chef John Lombardo only uses recipes handed down from his family and learned his expertise from his grandparents.

Like any Italian restaurant of note, Lombardo’s menu carries several pasta dishes and a wide range of appetizers, entrées, and specialties that are very reasonably priced. The warm, inviting dining room at Lombardo’s with its soft earth tones and crisp, white table cloths beckons you to sit down, relax, and enjoy expertly prepared Italian dishes and the perfect pairing from their wine list.


Croissants Bistro & Bakery

  • Address: 8014 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$

The menu at Croissants is long and comprehensive, including a good selection of traditional Southern dishes mixed together with dishes originating in Europe. There is something here to please everyone’s taste buds. Croissants Bistro and Bakery creates perfect sweet and savory brunch options, from honey-drizzled chicken and waffles to crab cake benedicts.

Whenever the season permits, chef Bradley Daniels is dedicated to making use of fresh, local ingredients. These include shrimp from Little River, grouper from Murrells Inlet and crabs from Bulls Bay. In addition cheeses, tomatoes, squash and other vegetables are sourced from local farms.


Photo Credit: Anna Svietlova


The Library Restaurant

  • Address: 6613 N Kings Hwy Unit D, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$$

The Library is a renowned French steakhouse restaurant located in the northern end of Myrtle Beach. First opened back in the 70s, The Library is a long-standing institution on the Grand Strand and one that locals swear by.

While the ambiance and quality of food is enough to establish its place as a top fine dining choice in the area, The Library’s uniqueness is the cherry on top. Some of the menu items are prepared tableside so for a night to remember, ask your server which of their items make not just a great meal but a great show, too. For a great date night, you and your partner will love eating here.


The Melting Pot

  • Address: 5001 N Kings Hwy #104, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$

Melted cheese, chocolate, and/or a tasty broth? The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant where you can dip to your heart’s content. While this is a fantastic place for a hands-on date, families will also enjoy eating here. Kids won’t get bored by their meal since they’re encouraged to have a little bit of fun with it.

You can either choose an a la carte menu or the 4-course set menu. If you’re hungry, we highly recommend the 4-course dinner for two so you can experience all of the favorite menu items without needing to make the tough decision between them.


Photo Credit: Scottie Bowley


Greg Norman Australian Grille

  • Address: 4930 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$

Owned by the famous golfer, Greg Norman, this Australian grille is sure to impress. Located within Barefoot Landing on the Intracoastal Waterway, you can enjoy stunning scenery while you eat and shopping and entertainment before or after.

Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the Myrtle Beach area for steak and seafood, this is fine dining at its best. If you’ve never tried Australian cuisine, there’s no better place to try it short of hopping on a plane down under! We highly recommend you put your tastebuds to the test and try the kangaroo, shark, or the seasonal exotic meat.


New York Prime

  • Address: 405 28th Ave N, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$$

Are you looking for the juiciest steak in town? New York Prime is the place to be. This high-end steakhouse serves not only the best aged steaks but also fantastic seafood dishes and classic sides. Meaning, everyone in your party will find more than one menu item to spark their intrigue.

Choose your own lobster from Big Red, their incredibly large lobster tank, or go with classic USDA grade prime beef, it’s where the restaurant got its name after all. While you’ll be impressed with their dining area, if you have a large group or a special event to host, they do offer a private dining area upon request.


Photo Credit: Kate Janszen


Thoroughbred’s Chophouse

  • Address: 9706 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$

Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille is a Myrtle Beach staple and one of the best dining experiences on Restaurant Row. Locally owned and operated, this one is enjoyed most by area locals.

The menu is diverse and will have something for everyone to enjoy but the Shrimp & Grits are easily one of our favorite options. Whether you’re born and raised in South Carolina or this is your first time in the state, this meal is a must-try.


Enjoy Fine Dining in Myrtle Beach

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want a great meal, any of these fine dining restaurants in Myrtle Beach are sure to impress.

And the best thing is that though all of these restaurants are fine dining establishments, some of them are also Vacation Myrtle Beach partners meaning you can get a discount!

So make sure to bring your Vacation Myrtle Beach discounts card along with you when you venture out for your Myrtle Beach fine dining experience.

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