The best of Myrtle Beach, according to a local

The best of Myrtle Beach, according to a local

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.

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Myrtle Beach Dining

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.

Dine like a local: In Photos

SEAFOOD | Where to find the best local Seafood in Myrtle Beach

BRUNCH | 8 of the Best Myrtle Beach Brunch Spots

BURGERS | Best Burgers in Myrtle Beach

THAI FOOD | The Best Thai in Town

BREWERIES | Cool Breweries in the Myrtle Beach area

ITALIAN | 6 of the best Myrtle Beach Italian Restaurants + the wine to order

MEXICAN | Your guide to the best Mexican in Myrtle Beach

Want more restaurant ideas + reviews? Read our top 20 must-try Myrtle Beach restaurants

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Skip the outlets, and shop these exceptional locally-owned boutiques instead!

Shop for Shoes

📸: Centro Shoes

Centro Shoes
Mimi Seabrook
Ooh La La


📸: Beaufort Bonnet Company, available at Miss Masters

The Kangaroo Pouch
Miss Masters
Hannah B’s
The Pink Cabana
Joggling Board

For fabric + home decor

Rose Arbor
Knotting Hill Interiors
Hucks & Washington

Things to do off the beaten tourist path in Myrtle Beach

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.

Best spots for Instagram shots

Hook & Barrel
Atalaya Castle
Brookgreen Gardens

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Myrtle Beach in November

Where locals go in Myrtle Beach: - Seven seas seafood

Seafood Market

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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