Whether you prefer to spend your days golfing or sunbathing, one thing is for sure — you’re going to need a place to eat nearby. Luckily for you, we know some of the best North Myrtle Beach restaurants to fuel your favorite activities. You can satisfy your hunger with fresh seafood, fill up with a hearty serving of barbecue, or simply grab a bite on your way to the beach. The options are nearly endless! Discover them all so that you can plan ahead for the next time your stomach growls. And, if you’re craving a Grand Strand Getaway, make sure you browse our list of vacation rentals in the area! It’s the first step toward finding your happy place.

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5 of the Best Restaurants in North Myrtle Beach


This local hotspot has earned a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame and won the OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award for four years in a row. Now, it’s your turn to grab a seat and find out what makes them such an award-worthy restaurant! 

As the name suggests, Martini is an excellent option for happy hours and North Myrtle Beach nightlife. Their casual, cocktail-lounge atmosphere is perfect for unwinding with your favorite beverage and chatting with friends over some Italian and Southern dishes. Plus, they feature live entertainment every night!

The Shack

It doesn’t get much better than The Shack in North Myrtle Beach for classic Southern favorites! The prices are great, the food is delicious, and the cafe environment gives it an extra touch of charm. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a visitor — you’ll feel right at home as you settle in for a meal.

The Shack serves breakfast and lunch every day as well as dinner from Monday through Saturday. Their dinner menu features mouthwatering options like hurricane cheese fries, beach house burgers, and good old-fashioned shrimp and grits.

Joe’s Bar & Grill

Are you on the hunt for a new favorite restaurant in the area? Joe’s Bar & Grill is an easy choice. You can’t go wrong with its top-notch service, extensive dinner menu, and unique atmosphere. It’s fine dining for those of you interested in a romantic evening, yet casual enough for a group outing. The panoramic views of the marshland put it over the top to secure a spot on our top five list.

Joe’s Bar & Grill is open every day starting at 4:30 p.m. with early-bird and happy hour specials Sundays through Thursdays. Their menu includes fresh seafood, beef entrees, chicken dishes, and more. Feel free to check out the Racoon Cove Deck Bar for a cocktail and drink in the views!

21 Main

If you’re staying at North Beach Plantation, you’ve probably noticed the 21 Main steakhouse. This top-rated dining destination is ideal for date nights with gourmet dishes and exquisite wines. In fact, they have an in-house sommelier to set up superb pairings that will have your taste buds craving more.

As you peruse the menu, you’ll find a number of entrees, including several different cuts and styles of steak. If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, you’re welcome to try a variety of seafood plates like Chilean sea bass and seared scallops. Stop in on Thursday evenings for live entertainment!


Do you have a craving for some savory barbecue? Satisfy your hunger at Brisket! It’s the go-to spot for Texas-style barbecue in the North Myrtle Beach area. They smoke their meats in-house every day, and they even have a fully equipped, Western-style bar that will take you back in time to the American frontier.

You can start small with appetizers of nachos and fried green tomatoes or jump right into the generous portions of meat. Brisket has everything from pulled pork to Texas cheesesteak hoagies and a special kid’s menu for the younger members of your family. See if you can save room for dessert to indulge in some pecan pie or peach cobbler!

Don’t forget to check out all of the restaurants in Barefoot Landing, too! It’s home to several excellent eateries as well as charming shops and attractions for a full day of fun.

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If you’re planning a trip to the Grand Strand, we’d love to help make your dream getaway come true. Vantage Vacation Rentals has everything you need to get started, including a list of excellent properties throughout the area and unbeatable customer service to assist you every step of the way. Plus, we’re always adding to our current promotions and deals to make sure you get the most from your stay. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your vacation. Find your happy place today and get one step closer to North Myrtle Beach!