Where to go for the best local seafood in the Myrtle Beach area

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@ Drunken Jacks

When you live at the beach, you tend to go to hole-in-the-wall spots, over and over. If you want to know where to go, ask a local, right? So, we decided to round up all of the locals’ favorites for the best local seafood in the Myrtle Beach area. I asked the Good Taste Guide facebook page (follow us!) to share their favorites, and my husband (who sells wine to restaurants!) to create this list. Here’s where locals go for seafood … how many have you tried!?

Hook and Barrel Restaurant

Hook & Barrel

Myrtle Beach

Enjoy locally-caught seafood in a trendy, coastal casual open atmosphere. (Read our Hook & Barrel review)

Sea Captain’s House

Myrtle Beach

This is a local and visitor destination, and one of the few oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Great spot for families to enjoy a traditional seafood menu!

Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

Murrells Inlet

Long-time locals’ favorite casual spot for seafood and hush puppies.

Captain Juel’s Hurricane

Little River

On the water in Little River, the food is amazing, and it’s been run by the same family for 40+ years. Order the crispy fish sandwich (it’s breaded in corn flakes,yum!)

Rockefeller’s Raw Bar

North Myrtle Beach

The steam baskets are what to order, the she crab soup is delish, and the intimate atmosphere make this feel like a hidden gem.

Bimini’s Oyster Bar

Myrtle Beach

Locals love the oysters (obviously) and is an off-the-beaten spot with a local vibe to discover for seafood.

Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse

Little River

“Clark’s is comfortable yet sophisticated and soaks up the beautiful Coquina Harbor for the perfect backdrop to delicious dining. Seafood is fresh and local, with a twist of seafood favorites which include oysters, shrimp, scallops and fresh catch of the day.”

Snooky’s on the Water

Little River

Snooky’s on the Water offers the freshest seafood in Little River, South Carolina. Our mouth-watering menu includes everything from delicious gulf oysters on the half-shell, pan seared beef tips, hearty salads and juicy burgers to an extensive offering of incredible seafood and meat entrees.”

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Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Bar

Murrells Inlet

Located on the water with views of Goat Island, this is a casual family-friendly spot for seafood & hushpuppies.

And one final spot, if you want to prepare the freshest catch at home…

Seven seas seafood

Seven Seas Seafood Market

Murrells Inlet

Best spot for a local fresh catch: If you’re looking for local seafood, drive straight here! They give great recommendations and will put it on ice for your drive home.

Ok, what did we miss? Share where you go when you’re craving local seafood in the Myrtle Beach area!!

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