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Top 6 Oceanfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

By Julia Diem

Why limit oceanfront views to the time you enjoy sweeping ocean views any time of the day? Extend your face-time with the Atlantic by enjoying one of the many top notch oceanfront restaurants along the Grand Strand.

If you book a stay in one of our beachfront resorts, you can even extend your views of the Atlantic Ocean even to your bedroom. Many of these restaurants also offer exclusive discounts to VMB card holders, making your stay even sweeter.

No matter what cuisine you are craving, we are confident that you can find something to please your palate and your craving for the sights and sounds of the ocean.

These are our top 6 oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach.


1. Damon’s Grill

  • Address: 2985 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$-$$$

Damon's Grill is a casual oceanfront restaurant known for its barbecue ribs and beachside vibe. Located along the southernmost stretch of Ocean Boulevard, Damon’s serves up home-style food that is sure to fill you up after a busy beach day. Stop in for lunch to enjoy a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and plates, or come in for dinner to enjoy more hearty favorites.

Damon’s offers a large indoor seating area that offers Atlantic views and coveted air conditioning in addition to an oceanfront deck area. Damon's Grill is a great choice for families and groups looking for a relaxed dining experience by the beach.


Photo Credit: Pete Chason


2. Banditos Cantina

  • Address: 1410 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$

Craving delicious Mexican food alongside your oceanfront view? You’ll love Banditos!

Banditos is easily one of our favorite taco restaurants on the Grand Strand and the fact that it’s waterfront makes it even better. Plus, by eating here, you’ll be just steps away from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, ideal for family fun.

If you’re gluten-free, fear not, you can order your tacos on their corn tortillas. While we’re fans of their namesake taco, they have plenty of taco fillings to choose from with carnitas and short rib as other fan favorites.


Photo Credit: S Toruno T


3. Bummz Beach Café

  • Address: 2002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $-$$

Located near 21st Avenue North, this oceanfront eatery is a favorite among locals and visitors alike! As the name suggests, this casual tiki bar offers a “come as you are” atmosphere that is perfect for refueling after a long day at the beach or grabbing a cocktail for happy hour.

The café features a spacious outdoor deck scattered with outdoor seating, umbrellas, and tiki torches and often hosts live entertainment during the summer. Bummz menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, and baskets that are sure to please anyone in your group.


Photo Credit: Jessica Mercer


4. Loco Gecko

  • Address 1: 2913 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Address 2: 805 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$

Loco Gecko is so popular that we don’t just have one, we have two! The first Loco Gecko is located conveniently inside of Crown Reef Resort and the second is right near Captain’s Quarters Resort. If you’re looking for a laidback, come as you are, restaurant, you’ll love Loco Gecko.

Plus, it’s one of the best burger restaurants on the Grand Strand so you won’t just get a great environment, you’ll get great food, too. Loco Gecko’s menu features some classic combos like bacon and cheese, but also some different combos like the Carolina Pride topped with sauteed onions, coleslaw, BBQ, and American Cheese.

Loco Gecko features a unique layout with large garage style doors that are opened during favorable weather, making it easy to enjoy the sea breeze. This family-friendly restaurant is one you shouldn’t miss.


Photo Credit: Katarina D


5. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge

  • Address: 1306 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$-$$$

Pier 14 isn’t just a waterfront restaurant, it’s an over the water restaurant meaning you really can’t get closer to the South Carolina shore even if you tried. Open for lunch and dinner in the heart of Downtown Myrtle Beach, enjoy views not just of the ocean but our iconic SkyWheel, located just next door.

The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes, including fresh catches of the day and signature crab cakes. With its convenient location and delicious food, Pier 14 is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach restaurants.

After or before your meal, take advantage of their fishing shop that offers a rod and reel rental, bait, and all the equipment you could need to reel in your next big catch right from the pier itself.


Photo Credit: Sally Wise


6. River City Café

  • Address: 11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach
  • Price Point: $-$$

River City Café is known for its vast array of burgers and kitschy charm. This is the place where anything goes, even shelling peanuts right to the floor! A plus in this location is while you nosh on homemade French fries and hand dipped onion rings, you also get a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.

We recommend stepping outside your comfort zone and going big with something like the Fork and Knife Burger or the Fried Mac and Cheese Burger! Open seven days a week starting at 11 a.m. for brunch, this is sure to become a family favorite for waterfront dining.


Photo Credit: Ben Messier


Bonus: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Located in the charming seaside town of Murrells Inlet, this inlet-front boardwalk is well worth the trip south. Still in the Myrtle Beach area, the MarshWalk is about a 30-minute drive from most of our resorts.

The MarshWalk consists of 9 unique restaurants that are all connected via an oceanfront boardwalk. Regardless of which restaurant you choose, you’re guaranteed idyllic low country views of the intracoastal waterway.

On your next trip to Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, choose between these dining options:

  • Gulfstream Cafe
  • Wicked Tuna
  • Bovine’s
  • Neptune Bistro & Raw Bar
  • Creek Ratz
  • The Claw House
  • DeadDog Saloon
  • Drunken Jack’s
  • Wahoo’s Fish House


Enjoy These Oceanfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

From seafood restaurants to burger joints and everything in between, we’re certain you’ll love the food just as much as the views at these 7 oceanfront restaurants, plus the bonus options in Murrells Inlet.

Regardless of which place you decide to try 1st on your vacation to the Grand Strand, one thing’s for sure, you and your family won’t go hungry when in our neck of the woods!

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