North Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

Whether it’s the calmness of still waters or the rhythmic cadence of ocean waves rolling onto the beach, there is no better way to dine in North Myrtle Beach (NMB). You may spot a dolphin or see someone ride a wave into shore. Some of NMB’s best restaurants can seat you just a few feet from the Atlantic, the Intracoastal Waterway, or one of our marshes. 

Meal and a Show

Grab an Adirondack chair, order a drink, and soak in the atmosphere at Filet’s on the water in NMB. Happy hour is more than cocktails, it also includes muscles, steamed clams, and a seafood flatbread. Boardwalk Billy’s has a huge deck that sits just off the Intracoastal. From ribs to a raw bar it serves up all your southern coastal favorites. Tap your toes or sing along with live music every night from around six until ten.

Lulu’s has something for the entire family. Enjoy dinner and view with a side of their ropes course, beach arcade, and sand playground for the kids. Close by, Wild Wing Cafe serves up live local entertainment with plenty of TVs to catch a game.

Classic NMB Fare

A Restaurant Row favorite, Chesapeake House serves its seafood in “Low Country” tradition crafted over generations along the Carolina coast. Start with their cajun shrimp and oysters and move on to the crab cakes.

In addition to a great view, Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood follows recipes handed down for decades. The He & She Crab Soup is made Olde Charleston Gulla-style using blue crab roe broth, while the Calabash Boil is perfect to share.

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill isn’t just a name, it’s an event. Here you can see the pros toss dinner around before it’s cooked. In addition to the impromptu show, some of their extraordinary offerings include goat cheese oysters and shrimp and grits. 

See the Sights

If you spot a cool lighthouse reaching for the sky, you’ve found The Original Benjamin’s. Their seafood is cooked Calabash style (lightly battered and deep-fried) and has 11 dining rooms including a deck right on the water.

If you want to dock and dine, drop anchor at the Marina Bar and Grill. Between the gorgeous views and sounds of boats all around you’ll have a front-row seat to all the action of a marina without any of the work.

If you’re exploring the Cherry Grove Pier, take a break and grab a bite at the Driftwood Restaurant. The iconic pier juts out over the Atlantic offering a perfect view with a perfect meal. 

From the beach, there’s a path lined with tall grass leading to the spacious deck at Molly Darcy’s. Sip classic cocktails and soak in the Irish vibes under umbrellas keeping you cool. This Irish pub serves seafood classics including crispy calamari and fried oysters. 

Something for Everyone

If everyone agrees they want to eat by the water but can’t agree on a place, Barefoot Landing is the answer. With more than a dozen restaurants ranging from very casual to a bit more dressy, you will find the right place to be fed and entertained.

Grab a shaker of salt and your best palm tree-print resort shirt and hit Landshark Bar and Grill. This place channels your inner-Jimmy Buffet with delicious drinks, good food, and an island-friendly atmosphere. Another big name setting up shop at Barefoot Landing is golf legend Greg Norman. His namesake restaurant, Greg Norman Australian Grille is one of NMB’s premier steakhouses serving up choice cuts along with fresh seafood.

Enjoy a family-friendly, laidback environment with authentic coastal vibes and killer views of the surrounding Intracoastal Waterway at Big Chill Island House. Locals and visitors alike can count on an island-inspired menu heavily influenced by the East Coast and dotted with flavors from exotic places worldwide. Not only that, but guests can sip on local craft beer from their sister restaurant Crooked Hammock Brewery, along with tropical cocktails.