When you’re planning your Myrtle Beach vacation, some of the first places you research are where to eat. The Grand Strand is home to a variety of cuisine and offers dishes to please even the pickiest of palates. But don’t just fill your list with traditional spots. Make sure to add in a few unique restaurants that can only be found in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few that won’t disappoint:
Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
On the corner of 21 and Ocean, across from the Breakers Oceanfront Resort, you’ll find the local Strong Waters Bar. A restaurant inspired by the prohibition era, their handcrafted libations and cuisine will transport you to another time. Not only are their cocktails unique, but there’s an art to how they’re made. They use a “Farm to Shaker” method, meaning they use locally sourced ingredients to create their tasty concoctions. Strong Water’s menu features Lowcountry cuisine with a twist. If you stop by on the weekends, you’ll be entertained by live music featuring local musicians. Find all things local and handcrafted at Strong Waters Bar.
Sea Captain’s House
Sea Captain’s House is a staple in Myrtle Beach, known for its fresh, local seafood. But there’s more to this oceanfront restaurant than the cuisine. Built in 1930 as a vacation cottage, it served as a guesthouse in the 1950s before being converted into the restaurant it is today. Generation after generation has made this unique oceanfront dining experience a tradition. Recently they’ve renovated their backyard to include an outdoor oceanfront bar. Here you can enjoy the laidback beach vibe while you grab a bite to eat and an ice-cold cocktail. Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, you’ll find there’s not a bad seat in the house at this oceanfront restaurant.
ART Burger Sushi Bar
The name says it all when it comes to what makes this restaurant unique. You’ll find their menu is as eclectic as the local art on the walls. The fresh sushi includes everything from traditional rolls to a roll with fried chicken. And when it comes to the juicy burgers, you can choose from traditional beef, chicken, lamb, tuna, black bean, beyond, and falafel. The creativity doesn’t stop at the cuisine, as they serve a variety of nitrogen infused cocktails. Next time you’re exploring the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, make sure to stop by this local spot for a one-of-a-kind meal.
Grab your safety goggles and check out the laboratory style restaurant known as The Chemist. This science-themed restaurant has so many unique details, from menus labeled with “Hypothesis” for starters and “Theory and Research” for the main course, to the periodic table floor and staff wearing lab coats and glasses. Even the craft cocktails appear to be part of a science experiment and are served in unique glasses, beakers, and measuring cups. The Chemist is scientifically-proven to serve up a quirky dining experience.
Collector’s Cafe and Gallery
If you have a taste for fine art and cuisine, you’ll enjoy dining among masterpieces at Collector’s Cafe and Gallery. This art gallery features a variety of sculptures, paintings, and drawings hanging on the walls and ceilings, all created by local Myrtle Beach artists. Their menu is full of delicious dishes and the desserts, which are displayed right at the entrance, are a work of art themselves. An evening that’s a feast for your eyes…and stomach, can be found at Collector’s Cafe and Gallery.
Now that you’ve found a few one-of-a-kind restaurants, make sure your resort is just as unique. When you stay with Brittain Resorts and Hotels, we offer a variety of oceanfront accommodations for an unforgettable vacation experience. Check out our resorts page and don’t forget to pack your appetite!