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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North Myrtle Beach
1407 13th Avenue North. 843-249-0900.
On the ICW at Dock Holidays Marina
Fun & festive atmosphere. Lobster bakes & rib-eye specials. Signature crab con queso, shrimp & grit cakes, steam pots, burgers & libations by the glass or bucket. Fun for the kids, too! Live Music. Hours: M-F 3p-1a, Sat-Sun 11:30a-1a. Casual. $$
Filets Steak Seafood & Sushi
2120 Sea Mountain Hwy. 843-280-5200.
Signature Filet Neptune: grilled filet with shrimp & scallops; the Blue Filet grilled & draped in homemade blue cheese sauce. Blackened prime rib. The Tilapia Caribbean with fruit salsa is popular. Hours: 4-10p. Boat slips available at Harbourgate Marina. Casual to dressy.
(Formerly Captain Poo’s)
2200 Little River Neck Rd. 843-427-4943.
Appetizers, sandwiches and baskets with good seafood options. Located at Anchor Marina. Boat slips available. Casual. $
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Bonfire: A Smokin’ Taqueria
110 Main St. 843-488-4227. www.smithsbonsifre.com
Stop in at Bonfire on the Riverwalk along the Waccamaw River. One of Conway’s latest restaurant offerings by the owners of Rivertown Bistro. The waterfront porch is sure to be a popular destination. With many taco combinations, BBQ plates, ribs, specialty sandwiches and salads with house-made dressings. Great sides, including mac-n-cheese, collard greens, smoky beans, and succotash… just to name a few. Craft beers, draft beers, and wine also available. A relaxed, fun place with friendly staff. Hours: 11a-10p. Casual. $
Captain Seaweed’s at Bucksport Marina
135 Bucksport Rd. 843-397-6300.
Closed for repairs & renovations. Watch for reopening details.
6811 Hwy 701 N. 843- 488-0783.
Burgers, fajita salads, steaks, chicken, and pasta. Racks of slow-roasted BBQ ribs. Also blackened red fish Rockefeller with creamy spinach & bacon. Hours: 11a-2p daily. Casual. $$
Crady’s Restaurant & Bar
332 Main St. 843-248-3321.
A café-like setting. Fresh desserts, strawberries & cream cake. House salads with mesclun, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, fried goat cheese & cider dressing. Sandwiches, wraps, seafood, pasta, steaks & chops. Hours: M-F 11:30a-2p, M-Sat 5:30-9p. Casual.
Crafty Rooster Bar & Grill
1125 Third Ave. 843-438-8330.
Homemade chili, Rooster fingers. Chicken bog: a delicacy of chicken, sausage & rice. Rooster chicken sandwich dipped in specialty hot sauce, topped with cheese & ranch dressing. Hours: 11a-3p, daily. Casual. $$
Ocean Fish Market
302 Kingston St. 843-248-4334.
Fish shack offering fresh seafood to take home or cooked on the spot. Flounder, hush puppies, shucked oysters & ice-cold Coke can be enjoyed outside under the moss-draped oaks. Hours: M-Sat 8a-6p. Casual.
5 Laurel St. 843-488-2590.
Convenient location near Horry Cty Courthouse and Conway Marina. Open 7 days. Breakfast starts at 6am. Meat & three, veggie plates, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Seafood & fried chicken. Dine on the porch and enjoy the river breeze! Hours: M-Sat 6am-9pm. Sun 2am-2pm. Casual.
111 Third Ave. 843-248-3733.
Sushi, low country spring rolls, house-made yam chips, quesadilla, wraps, sandwiches, smoked bacon & spinach quiche, fried pork chops, roasted chicken, grilled seafood, oysters & the blackened green tomatoes. Hours: T-Sat 11:30a-2p, 5-10p. Casual. $
328 Laurel St. 843-488-4008.
Traditional Italian in historic downtown area, offering a family-friendly atmosphere & affordable prices. Pastas, pizza, lasagna & more. Specialties include Linguine Pescatore, Calamari Fritti & create-your-own-pizza. Full bar. M-Sat 11a-3p & 4:30-9p.
Try one or all of these waterfront or water-access restaurants next time you're, you know, hungry ...
The Trestle Bakery & Café
308 Main St. 843-248-9896.
Homemade food. Black bean & loaded potato soups served daily, sour dough bread & large selection of cakes & pastries. Hours: M-F 7a-5p, Sat 7a-3p. Casual.
104 Laurel St. 843-248-3287.
Great selection of appetizers & salads. Wings, hoagies, baskets & burgers. Live music. Hours: M-Th 4p-2a; F 11:30a-2a; Sat-Sun 11:30a-12a. Casual. $
Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
201 Hard Rock Pkwy. 843-903-2628.
Boathouse ham & cheese served hot on Texas toast. Seafood platter, open-faced meatloaf sandwich, chicken avocado club & blackened chicken. Caesar hoagie. Hours: 11a-2a, daily. Boat slips available at dock near 501 bridge. Casual.
River City Café of Socastee
5835 Dick Pond Rd. 843-215-8808.
Big selections, large servings. Burgers, chili dogs, sandwiches, soups, zucchini sticks, chili cheese fries, chicken fingers, onion rings, fish baskets & homemade ranch dressing, peanut shells on the floor. Hours: 11a-10p, daily. Boat slips available. Casual. $$