6 Myrtle Beach Restaurants Where You Can Dine Like Royalty

Your table, your highness.


Myrtle Beach has plenty of joints where you can nosh and get back to your fun in the sun. This town also has a refined side, that, dare we say, teeters on royalty. We’re talking food that’ll linger in your memory until your next visit. Ambiance so inviting you’ll feel second-home comfortable. 


Be sure to pack some nice clothes along with your beach togs.


*Note: Some restaurants have revolving and seasonal menus. Check websites for the latest.

Is Fine Dining Worth It?

That depends on what you want in your Myrtle Beach experience. Often, we vacation with money-saving in mind. That’s smart. At times, it’s advisable to splurge. On a beach getaway, a fancy meal per trip (at least!) is a fun way to diversify. The value is in spending time with people you care about and spoiling yourselves.

1. New York Prime

You’ll find aged steaks and scrumptious seafood in this upscale steakhouse. Service is professional, and New York Prime is a common name in any “best of” list you’ll see for Myrtle Beach. If it’s your first visit, you’ll have a new favorite on the Grand Strand.




Appetizers: Oysters on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail

Main courses: Delmonico Steak, Live Maine Lobster

Sides: Creamed Spinach, Charred Brussels Sprouts

SEE THE MENU: https://newyorkprime.com/location/Myrtle-Beach-SC/


2. Frank’s Restaurant & Bar

Taste the influence of a world of inspiration in an intimate setting. You’re in for an amazing experience of coastal seafood and masterful steaks. It’s on the site of historic Harlow’s Market. Frank’s sets the tone with candlelit tables and white-linen-topped tables.




Appetizers: Ahi Tuna Poke, Homemade Cheese Biscuits

Main courses: Paneed Chicken Breast, Seared Tuna Bowl

Salads: Thai Crunch Salad, Classic Caesar


SEE THE MENU: https://www.franksandoutback.com/franks/franks-menu/

3. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

This national chain is famous for sizzling, butter-topped steak, and a sophisticated vibe. The Myrtle Beach location gives patrons a beautiful waterfront view, too. Join them for happy hour or a tastemaker wine tasting.




Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms, Chilled Seafood Tower

Main courses: Bone-in New York Strip, Chilean Sea Bass

Sides: Potatoes Au Gratin, Julienne Fries

SEE THE MENU: https://ruthschris.net/our-menus/myrtle-beach-sc/

steak dinner

4. The Parson’s Table

Head to Murrells Inlet for sensational, thoughtfully sourced seafood. It’s built into the site of the former Little River Methodist Church, circa 1885. The Parson’s Table retained the exquisite stained-glass windows. The staff here is exceptional, as is the dessert menu (Try the Strawberries Romanoff!).




Appetizers: Local Fried Green Tomatoes, Baked Brie En Brioche

Main courses: Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus, Roasted North Atlantic Salmon

Early-bird menu: Sauteed Panko Encrusted Flounder, Rib Eye

5. Sea Captain’s House

The cuisine is so delicious, you might have more than one dinner here during your trip! Enjoy a touch of nostalgia in this circa 1930s cottage, turned seafood mainstay. Ocean views and live music in warmer months make this a comfortable place to be pampered.




Appetizers: She Crab Soup, Avocado Seafarer Salad

Main courses: Fresh Grilled Mahi, Grilled Grouper

Captain’s favorites: Jambalaya, Captain’s Seafood Muddle

SEE THE MENU: https://www.seacaptains.com/dinner-menu/

she crab soup

5. The Library

The exemplary wine list and tuxedoed staff are icons in this formal favorite of the Grand Strand. The Library features private rooms as a dining option. They have an incomparable happy hour in the speakeasy lounge, too.




Appetizers: Escargot Chablisiens, She Crab Soup

Main courses: Duck L’Orange, Domestic Rack of Lamb

Sides: Haricot Verts, Creamed Spinach

SEE THE MENU: https://thelibraryrestaurantsc.com/menu/

Restaurant Dining Room

Come Home to an Ocean View at Compass Cove Resort

Weather permitting, you’ll want to leave the patio door open to enjoy the sights of ocean waves. Indulge in biscuits and gravy, among other breakfast favorites, on-site. Learn more about all that’s offered at Compass Cove, and book your stay today.

Oceanfront King Bedroom At Compass Cove
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