The guide to eating in or dining out along the Grand Strand. The establishments listed here have water access on site or very nearby. Or we really, really like what they're sellin'!
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CRAB CATCHERS, LITTLE RIVER
1014 River Rd. 910-579-6776.
Nearly waterfront on the Calabash River, the oldest seafood house in Calabash serves lightly battered, deep fried or broiled fish & shrimp, platters, grilled catch of the day & all you can eat crab legs. They offer small, large, senior or deluxe portion dinners & daily lunch specials. Hours: 11a-9p daily. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
1045 River Rd, 910-579-8888
Prime rib, Caesar salad, hush puppies, Hurricane chicken, grilled seafood, crab cakes. Gorgeous decor, excellent service.
Calabash Seafood Hut
1125 River Rd. 910-579-6723.
A small diner recommended by locals, serving fresh lightly-breaded & fried Calabash-style local seafood including seafood platters featuring a huge piece of fresh flounder, lots of shrimp, scallops & oysters, deviled crab, homemade slaw & hushpuppies. Hours: Tu-Sat 11a-8p. Boat slips available. Casual. $
Captain John’s Seafood House
9887 Oak St. 910-579-6011.
A dockside Calabash-style family restaurant serving large portions of fresh, lightly-battered & fried, broiled or grilled-to-order seafood, combination platters, huge butterfly shrimp & the meatiest, sweet crab legs around. Also hushpuppies & salad bar. Kids & senior menu available. Hours: Seasonal. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
Captain Nance Seafood
9939 Nance St. 910-579-2574.
Family-friendly. Generous portions of Calabash-style seafood at reasonable prices. Serving fresh shrimp, flounder, clams & more including the best fried oysters around. Hushpuppies, daily specials. Hours: Seasonal. Boat slips available. Casual. $
Dockside Seafood House
9955 Nance St SW. 910-579-6775.
Calabash-style cooking, serving consistently good food for over 20 years. Fresh-caught, lightly-breaded, deep-fried seafood. Large platter portions. Homemade soups, clam chowder, fish stew. Hushpuppies! Hours: 4p daily. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
1148 River Rd. 910-579-6728.
The second-oldest family-style seafood house serving a variety of affordable, fresh-off-the-boat seafood, fried Calabash-style or broiled to perfection. Daily specials. Create-your-own seafood platters. Also traditional dishes like spaghetti, amburgers or chicken strips. Hours: 11a-9p daily. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
Captain Juel’s Hurricane
4499 Mineola Ave. 843-249-2211.
Watch the beautiful Carolina sunset. Enjoy crab & spinach dip, fresh seafood or southern-style pasta. Try the seafood au gratin. Finish your meal with Derby or Key Lime pie. Hours: Seasonal. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
Clark’s Seafood & Chop House
720 Hwy 17, Conquina Harbor, Little River. 843-399-8888.
Prime rib, double-cut pork chops, crab cakes, Shrimp Scampi, sea scallops. Classic cocktails & specialty drinks available. Great atmosphere, beautiful views. Open daily 11a-10p. Happy hour 4-7p. Reservations recommended. $$
4474 Water Front Ave. 843-280-2025.
Buffalo shrimp, crab cakes or oysters on the waterfront deck. Their specialty is Catchers grouper smothered with cheese & onion sauce or you can order a fried scallop sandwich to go. Hours: Daily 11a-9p. Boat slips available. Casual.
Key West Crazy
4492 Waterfront Dr. 843-249-6163.
Fun-n-crazy, good times, great food. Known for crazy fish stew & crazy burgers, hot wings, fish baskets & onion rings with sweet & spicy chili sauce. Sunday is the great-n-crazy crab cake brunch. Hours: Sun-Th 11a-10p, Sun Brunch 11a-3p. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
McMahon’s Irish Tavern
4498 Waterfront Dr. 843-273-0525.
Irish Tavern on the waterfront with a deck. All menu items made from scratch, fresh daily. Sandwiches, seafood, weekly specials. 12 beers on tap. Open 11a-10p daily. Casual. $
Try one or all of these waterfront or water-access restaurants next time you're, you know, hungry ...
Mulligan’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
1359 Hwy 17. 843-249-7145.
Have a pint or two & enjoy the burgers, Rubens or fish n chips on the deck. Nightly live entertainment. Hours: 11a-10p daily. Boat slips available. Casual. $$
4495 Baker St. 843-249-5252.
Known for oysters Snookyfeller. Salads, sandwiches, crab cakes, tuna, grouper Mediterranean, & Snooky’s Black Angus filets, topped off with key lime pie. Hours: Th-Sat 11:30a-8p Sun 11:30a-4p. Seasonal hours. Boat slips available. Casual.
Swing Bridge Saloon
4355 Sea Mountain Hwy. 843-280-7886
Wings, shrimp … a fun menu. Drink specials, “coldest beer in town.” Open daily at noon. Wing Wednesday: 6p-9p. Live music Fri & Sat. Very casual.
Horry’s Restaurant & Oyster Roast
1155 Hwy 9. 843-399-6293.
Fresh oyster buckets & seafood. Hours: T-Th 4-9p, F 4-10p, Sat 11a-10p. No boat access, but this great, old place is 5-to-10 minutes from Harbourgate or Anchor marinas in North Myrtle Beach. Worth the cab ride. Casual. $