Outdoor Dining

From café-style tables on a sidewalk to sprawling decks dotted with umbrellas, delicious cuisine with a side of fresh air awaits in North Myrtle Beach restaurants on and off the beach. Whether you’re looking to grab a drink, a quick bite between fun activities, or sit down for a meal to relive the day and plan the next, here are some of the many outdoor dining spots found along the Grand Strand.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You can enjoy every meal of the day outdoors in North Myrtle Beach. 

Enjoy fine dining in an outdoor courtyard at 21 Main Prime Steakhouse across Barefoot Landing. With a dinner menu featuring some of the finest cuts of meat on the East Coast, you’ll feel like you’re in a big city steakhouse. Choose between decadent starters like the lobster bisque and steak or seafood entrée. Pick an award-winning wine from the glass case, and save room for a dessert martini!

Across the way is Barefoot Landing on the Intracoastal Waterway, where alfresco options include LuLu’s for lunch and dinner with seafood and handheld options; and Blueberry’s Grill, serving breakfast, from sweet treats like sweet potato pancakes to savory items including omelets and skillets, and lunch. Both restaurants offer covered patio seating. 

Also on the Intracoastal are local gems like the Local Bar + Kitchen On the Water, where you can find craft beer, fresh seafood, and live music. Besides tables and chairs under the covered patio, Adirondack chairs in the sandy beach area of the Local offer another outdoor seating option. 

The nine-mile stretch of beach is full of prime waterfront dining spots with outdoor seating. Casual eatery Boardwalk Beach Café at Cherry Grove Pier offers beach bites on a deck with views of the Gulf and a fishing pier complementing any beach or pier outing. 

Breweries & Wineries

Sip your favorite drink and eat delicious bar bites on the patio deck of a local winery or brewery.

Over at Crooked Hammock Brewery, you’ll find a rich outdoor experience full of live music, craft beer, and cookout-style dishes, like honey BBQ ribs and burgers, under a half-covered outdoor area or on the lawn. Duplin Winery has a covered patio area where you can enjoy a muscadine wine tasting and a side of cheese dip and crackers.

Sweet Treats

For a sweet little something after lunch or dinner or an afternoon snack, plenty of local dessert shops offer outdoor seating areas, like Melt on Main Street, known for its homemade ice cream, or Dairy Hut, offering sweet treats like ice cream and milkshakes, plus food options including hot dogs, with patio seating across the street from the beach.

Most dining spots highlighted offer indoor seating.

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