When I travel I like to explore the local food scene. I set out to find what that area is known for and eat at restaurants recommended by both food critics and locals. On my arrival to Myrtle Beach, I was struck by the large number of pancake houses, calabash seafood and chain restaurants on the “Grand Strand”. The Grand Strand is the main tourist area which runs along 60 miles of beach from Little River to Georgetown South Carolina. I knew there had to be more to offer foodies in this area so I was on a mission. With the help of Visit Myrtle Beach, I visited 6 unique and delicious restaurants. Here is my Myrtle Beach Restaurant Guide for Foodies. Whether you are looking for seafood, steak, sushi, brunch, fine dining or casual eats, there is something for everyone. Enjoy!
We arrived at Wicked Tuna on Murrells Inlet at the perfect time. Sunset. Wicked Tuna is known to have the best view on the MarshWalk and I cannot disagree! Wicked Tuna is actually about 3 restaurants in one located right on the waterfront. We were treated to a tour by their manager Scot. There is a chic modern indoor area with a sushi bar and a bourbon bar. The outdoor area is expansive with a wrap around balcony providing magnificent views of the marsh and boats. And, close to the main complex, there is a smaller building the “Tuna Shak” set up as a sports bar. If you are looking for the freshest seafood and sushi the area, go to Wicked Tuna! Their motto is “Hook to Plate. Fresh Everyday.” Wicked Tuna has their own fishing fleet that delivers fresh seafood to the restaurant daily. We actually saw the seafood in their deep freezer room! Wicked Tuna also has top grade steaks, signature cocktails, happy hour and live music. Plan to attend one of their signature events such as Trivia Tuesdays at the Tuna Shak, salsa dancing or a wine dinner. It is a great place to gather with friends, family, go on a date night or watch a sports game.