21 locally-owned, cool spots you should check out in Myrtle Beach

plus things to do you probably won’t see on a billboard.

Myrtle Beach has so many attractions, restaurants, shopping centers & things to do for tourists — you may wonder where locals go in Myrtle Beach? Here are all of the locally-owned, cool spots for the best Myrtle Beach dining and shopping.

Myrtle Beach Dining

Dine like a local

If there’s one advantage to living in a tourist town, it’s definitely the dining options! There are so many locally-owned restaurants in and around Myrtle Beach with great wine lists, exceptional menus, pretty views & fun atmospheres.

10 Fold Biscuits

Where locals go:

  1. To meet friends for brunch: 10/Fold Biscuits 
  2. With a friend for a lunch date: Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s 
  3. For craft beers: Tidal Creek Brewhouse at The Market Common 
  4. When only a burger will do: River City Cafe
  5. For tacos + margaritas: Sol y Luna
  6. To take kids out to eat: Lulu’s at Barefoot Landing
  7. For a fancy date night with a great bottle of wine: The Library
  8. To get fresh seafood: Hook & Barrel
  9. For great sushi + saki: Fortune Asian Bistro
  10. For a nice steak dinner: NY Prime
  11. To meet friends for a fun, casual dinner: Crave Italian Oven & Bar
  12. When it’s time for happy hour with ocean views: RipTydz
  13. For a slice of pizza: Cappricio’s
  14. For the best Thai in town: Thai Lao

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Shop like a local

Myrtle Beach has all of the outlets and shopping centers, but here are few locally owned boutiques where locals love to shop!

Where locals go to:

  1. Find a gift for a best friend: Studio 77
  2. Shop for kids: Miss Masters
  3. Pick out a trendy outfit: Melrose
  4. Shop for Lilly Pulitzer: Pink and Red
  5. Find a new pair of shoes: Centro Shoes (Two locations: The Market Common and Pawleys Island)
  6. Pick out a great bottle of wine: The Wine Shoppe in Myrtle Beach
  7. Order personalized stationery and invitations: Ooh La La
  8. Find a fancy throw pillow: Rose Arbor Fabrics

Favorite local Myrtle Beach food + wine events


More Myrtle Beach Restaurant Recommendations:

MEXICAN | Your guide to the best Mexican in Myrtle Beach
ITALIAN | 6 of the best Myrtle Beach Italian Restaurants + the wine to order
BRUNCH | Fun Brunch Spots in Myrtle Beach
THAI FOOD | The Best Thai in Town
BREWERIES | Cool Breweries in the Myrtle Beach area
SEAFOOD | Best local seafood in Myrtle Beach

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