Exterior patio at Big Chill Island House in Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. It overlooks the waterway; has an oak tree with lights

5 Surprising Seafood Spots in Myrtle Beach You’re Gonna Love

From Crab Legs to Ceviche, These Restaurants Serve the Best of the Sea

You might be feeling a little shellfish, but Myrtle Beach has more than enough seafood to satisfy any craving. From laid-back beachside joints to upscale dining, this coastal town serves up the freshest catch. Whether you prefer it grilled, fried, or raw, here are five standout seafood spots you need to check out.

Big Chill Island House

Big Chill Island House is a 10,000-square-foot tropical haven in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing. This place is all about island vibes, with palm trees, island music, and an eclectic menu to match. Their Lobster Roll, featuring butter-griddled King’s Hawaiian rolls stuffed with lobster meat, avocado mayo, and shredded lettuce, is a must-try. Enjoy your meal on the spacious back deck with views of the Intracoastal Waterway or head up to the rooftop bar for sunset cocktails—either way, you’re in for a treat.

1229 Shine

1229 Shine, located in the Market Common district, offers a perfect mix of laid-back and elegant dining. This coastal-inspired eatery focuses on fresh, locally sourced seafood and Southern comfort dishes. The Bang Bang Grouper Bites are a standout—crispy grouper bites served with bang bang sauce and cilantro. The atmosphere blends seaside charm with a touch of sophistication, making it an ideal spot for any occasion. Plus, their happy hour is not to be missed, with great deals on drinks and appetizers that match the inviting ambiance.

Noizy Oyster

For a lively night out with exceptional seafood, Noizy Oyster Bar & Grill is the place to be. Known for its fresh seafood and energetic vibe, this spot never disappoints. The Fire-Grilled Oysters, served with garlic butter, are a crowd favorite. With creative cocktails from the well-stocked bar and a vibrant atmosphere, Noizy Oyster is perfect for a fun evening with friends or family. The friendly service and upbeat environment make every visit memorable.

National House of Pancakes (NHOP)

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A breakfast and brunch institution in Myrtle Beach, NHOP has been delighting diners for over 40 years. While they’re famous for their extensive breakfast menu, seafood lovers shouldn’t miss the Crab Cake Benedict. Imagine perfectly poached eggs atop savory crab cakes, all drizzled with rich hollandaise sauce. Beyond the food, it’s the warm, welcoming vibe and attentive staff that keep people coming back. With its retro diner charm and satisfying dishes, NHOP is a great way to start your day in Myrtle Beach.

Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Buffet

For a seafood feast, Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet is a must-visit. Serving up authentic Calabash-style seafood since the 1980s, this buffet features over 100 items to choose from. And our favorite item on the buffet? Crab legs. Duh. They are steamed to perfection and served hot every time, making it an absolute crowd-pleaser. The nautical-themed dining experience is family-friendly and fun, offering something for everyone. From fresh oysters to endless crab legs, Captain Benjamin’s is the ultimate spot for seafood lovers looking to indulge.

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Rachel is an award-winning designer and a 2018 Winthrop University Graphic Design graduate, known for her creativity and community spirit. Since graduating, Rachel has been a key member of Coastal Insider and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate. She crafts all marketing materials, including postcards and booklets, for the real estate side, while at Coastal Insider, she plans social media calendars, writes articles, designs cohesive social media feeds, creates ads, assists with content creation and photography, and produces weekly emails. Rachel excels at transforming ideas into engaging visuals, driving results, and connecting with audiences.