Good food and great views are two essential ingredients for every vacation. North Myrtle Beach has plenty of places that serve up both! Restaurants up and down the Grand Strand are doing their part to help keep everyone safe by offering a little extra space on their fresh-air patios.   

We’ve dropped five spots across town below for dining alfresco. For more places to grub at the beach, explore all of the options here

Looking for a place with something for everyone? Lucy Buffett's Lulu's has great waterfront views,...

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, Filet’s is a local favorite for...

Located within North Beach Plantation Resort, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse delivers exceptional...

With two locations on the Grand Strand, Blueberry’s Grill offers unique twists on favorite classic...

1. LUCY BUFFET’S LULU’S NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 

We’re kicking this list off with a can’t-miss destination that has something for every person in your family. Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s is perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, dance lovers, spirited kids, and everyone in between! Created by Lucy Buffet, Lulu’s is located in Barefoot Landing, one of North Myrtle Beach’s most popular shopping and dining destinations. 

Lulu’s menu is as expansive as the place itself! With a giant wraparound bar, an outdoor ropes course, an arcade, and the biggest sandbox you’ve ever seen, Lulu’s is more than just a restaurant. While the food, drinks, and activities make it an experience, the setting makes it magical. Lulu’s sits right on the Intracoastal Waterway, and visitors can dine on the vast porch to enjoy the sun set over the water. Tasty food, fun drinks, activities for the kids, and outdoor dining—what more could you want? 

2. FILET’S WATERFRONT 

Just up the waterway, you’ll find Filet’s Waterfront. This local watering hole is located in Little River at the Harbourgate Marina. Filet’s features a huge outdoor porch looking over the water and the Captain Poo Swing Bridge, a landmark named after a local legend!  

Like several places around town, Filet’s is known for dishing out fresh seafood. But they’re also grilling up succulent steaks and unique sushi options. No matter what you order, you can wash it down with something from the extensive drink menu. Check their social media channels for featured Happy Hour specials or live entertainment! Whether you’re coming for the music or the must-have entrees, Filet’s porch is the ideal spot to watch the sun go down in North Myrtle Beach. 

3. 21 MAIN PRIME STEAK HOUSE   

If you’re looking to take one evening up a notch and make special dinner plans, book your table at 21 Main! With an elegant setting, unmatched service, and a stunning courtyard for outdoor seating, 21 Main is more than just a restaurant—it’s an experience! 

Located within North Beach Plantation Resort, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse delivers exceptional world-class dining with a modern Southern ambiance. Their highly trained chefs prepare unique and creative takes on traditional steakhouse meals while their in-house sommelier matches the perfect vintage wine. Menu options include an extensive selection of U.S.D.A Prime, 45 Day in-house dry-aged beef and certified Angus in addition to their raw bar, seafood and delicious sides to share. Don’t miss their award-winning Lobster, Bacon Mac & Cheese – this is one dish you won’t want to share! The best part? You can enjoy all of this mouthwatering fare while sitting under the night sky in their courtyard! 

4. BLUEBERRY'S GRILL

North Myrtle Beach is known for its long list of places serving up some seriously good breakfast. Pancakes are practically a way of life here! For those looking to enjoy flapjacks AND fresh air, be sure to visit Blueberry’s Grill. Situated at Barefoot Landing, Blueberry’s cozy, sea cottage-style space will have you feeling right at home! 

Chef Evi calls her menu “creative, unique, and inspired,” and we have to agree. Their house-made sauces and family recipes make staples like Eggs Benedict and Biscuits and Gravy truly scrumptious. Of course, they have lots of flavors of pancakes, waffles, and baked goods, too! One of the best parts—breakfast is served all day, so you can have all of this, whenever you’d like. Their covered patio seating is a popular spot for a long, relaxing brunch. With entertainment and shopping just steps away, make Blueberry’s the perfect beginning (or ending) to your day. 

5. LOCAL ON THE WATER 

Picture a large porch with tables for you and your friends. Market lights twinkle as the sun sets and you sip your drink while enjoying live music. Sounds like heaven, right? It’s close—it’s dinner at Local on the Water in North Myrtle Beach! Sitting on the Intracoastal Waterway, Local’s porch is famous for relaxing evenings and good times. 

Their menu is filled with items like quesadillas, wings, flat breads, fresh salads, burgers, and seafood,  paired with Local’s relaxed, come-as-you-are attitude. Make a reservation for their picturesque outdoor dining area and have a prime view of the boats heading back in for the evening as the sun starts to dip down over the water. Local on the Water combines some of the best people, food, and views North Myrtle Beach has to offer! 

Whether you’re looking for a casual seafood feast, an elevated steak dinner, or a crowd-pleasing breakfast, you can enjoy it all in the open air in North Myrtle Beach. Use this list as a launchpad to plan your family’s vacation eats. Complete your vacation plan with Healthy Traveling tips … and be sure to pack your secure face covering. We look forward to seeing you enjoy the tastes of our town soon!