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 to shop & dine – plus things to do you probably won’t see on a billboard.
Shop & dine like a local
Dine like a local
Where locals go in Myrtle Beach: Restaurants
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.
📸: Hook & Barrel
Locally-Owned Restaurants in + around Myrtle Beach
When you’re in the mood for Thai food, here’s the best Thai you can find in Myrtle Beach
The kids will love LuLu’s in North Myrtle Beach, Ultimate California Pizza GameZone, and Riptydz for the fun games and activities (and parents will love the excellent food and drinks while the kids play!)
For exceptional views
For the best tacos + margaritas
For a fancy night out
Brunch & Lunch
For beers with friends
For the best comfort food
For a great, cheap breakfast
For the best slice of Pizza
For an Italian feast
Want more restaurant ideas + reviews? Read our top 20 must-try restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area.
Shop like a local
Where locals go in Myrtle Beach: Shops
Skip the outlets, and shop these exceptional locally-owned boutiques instead!
📸: Centro Shoes
For a gift
For Invitations & Stationery
For something pretty to wear
For great shoes
If you have a baby
For fabric + home decor
See + Do
Where locals go in Myrtle Beach: Things to do
You’ve probably seen billboards for all of the attractions around town… those didn’t make the list. Here are some cool things to do that are off the beaten tourist past.
📸: Huntington Beach State Park
Off the beaten tourist path in Myrtle Beach
Best spots for Instagram shots
Where locals go in Myrtle Beach: Seafood
Best spot for a local fresh catch: If you’re looking for local seafood in Myrtle Beach, drive straight to Seven Seas Seafood! They give great recommendations and will put it on ice for your drive home.
📸: Seven Seas Seafood in Murrells Inlet
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