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 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 in and around Myrtle Beach… how many have you tried!? Myrtle Beach restaurants for seafood:
Best local seafood in the Myrtle Beach area
Here’s where locals go in Myrtle Beach for seafood!
Hook and Barrel
Myrtle Beach - Enjoy locally-caught seafood in a trendy, coastal casual open atmosphere. Check out our Hook & Barrel review + 20 of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
Sea Captain's House | Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Restaurant
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! Many locals will recommend this as the best seafood restaurant in Myrtle Beach.
Lee’s Inlet Kitchen
Murrells Inlet - Long-time locals’ favorite casual spot for seafood and hush puppies.
Little River - a waterfront spot with an excellent deck and seafood. Best spot for hush puppies + beers!
Beck's of Calabash
Calabash, NC - Calabash is famous for fried seafood, and this is worth the visit to this North Carolina town, located just over the South Carolina border to experience this culinary treat!
Capt. Juel's Hurricane Restaurant
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 & Chophouse - Little River Restaurant
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.”
Murrell’s Inlet - Located on the water with views of Goat Island, this is a casual family-friendly spot for seafood & hushpuppies every local loves.
Seven Seas Seafood (fresh catch to go)
And one final spot, if you want to prepare the freshest catch at home...
Murrells Inlet - For the best seafood in Myrtle Beach, you’ll have to drive south to Murrells Inlet. Best spot for a local fresh catch: If you’re looking for local seafood to cook at home, 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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