Best Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water 

7 Best Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water (Accessible by Boat)

Written by Boatsetter Team
June 22, 2022

Last Updated on July 22, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a vacation destination popular among boaters with a 60-mile stretch of natural beauty on South Carolina’s northeastern coast. The area is home to many entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining opportunities, and with easy access to local waterways, it is a boater’s paradise. 

After spending a long day boating in the area, dock the boat and enjoy some of the local cuisine options available at Myrtle Beach’s many waterfront restaurants. 

Below are some of the best Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water that every boater should take the time to visit: 

  1. Sea Captain’s House
  2. Wicked Tuna
  3. Soho Cafe & Bar
  4. Clearwater Oyster Bar
  5. Local on the Water
  6. Barefoot Marina Bar & Grill
  7. Bennett’s Calabash Seafood

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1. Sea Captain’s House

Grilled salmon

Since 1930, Sea Captain’s House has been serving residents and visitors of Myrtle Beach, offering a unique menu and beautiful setting in an oceanfront beach cottage. This nine-bedroom cottage provides guests three home-cooked meals per day in the perfect atmosphere to meet with friends and family. The oldest restaurant in the area, Sea Captain’s House, is set in a historical structure, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including the famous Crab Cake Benedict. 

Other popular menu items include 

  • Barbecue salmon
  • Captain’s Shrimp Dinner
  • Jambalaya
  • Southern Seared Chicken
  • Shrimp and Grits Cake
  • Beef Filet

2. Wicked Tuna

prime ribeye

Wicked Tuna serves fresh seafood in an elegant and unique dining establishment at the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach. This waterfront dining experience is perfect for meeting with friends and enjoying handmade cocktails, tasty menu options, and fantastic views on the MarshWalk.

 Wicked tuna menus include appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, steaks, seafood, and desserts. Popular menu items include:

  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Tempura Fried Cauliflower
  • Tuna Pizza
  • Prime Ribeye
  • Wicked Tuna

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3. Soho Cafe & Bar

Calamari Myrtle Beach

Soho Cafe & Bar is a popular eatery in Myrtle Beach, specializing in sushi, plates of pasta, and steaks for lunch, dinner, and midnight dining. The menu offers various cuisine options, including international cuisine from Asia and beyond. In addition to the fantastic menu, Soho Cafe & Bar is nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, providing a chic hotspot for locals and visitors to gather at night. 

This restaurant’s popular menu items include:

  • Steamed Soybean Pods
  • Calamari
  • Bang Bang Soho Shrimp
  • Philly Cheese Egg Rolls 

4. Clearwater Oyster Bar

Wagyu Burger Myrtle Beach

Dining at Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill allows boaters the opportunity to experience a tradition among locals nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. This restaurant serves some of the freshest seafood, including oysters, blue crab, shrimp, lobster, and more. Boaters can easily dock at the restaurant while enjoying lunch or dinner. 

Popular menu items at Clearwater Oyster Bar & Grill include:

  • The Wagyu Burger
  • Gator Bites
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Popcorn Shrimp Plate
  • Salisbury Steak
  • Bay Scallop Platter
  • Fried Chicken Breast

5. Local on the Water

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Local on the Water is a favorite restaurant among locals in Myrtle Beach, offering picturesque views and a diverse menu. So dock your boat and grab a spot on the patio, where you can enjoy the fire pit while having dinner and drinks with friends. In addition, local on the Water hosts live nightly entertainment, including musicians and DJs. 

Lunch and dinner menus include everything from appetizers to soups, salads, and sandwiches to entrees. Popular menu items at Local on the water include: 

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Smash Burger
  • Chicken Avocado Club
  • Carolina Peach BBQ Salmon
  • Smoked Brisket Tacos
  • Pasta Pomodoro

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6. Marina Bar & Grill

Steak Tacos Myrtle Beach

Located in North Myrtle Beach, at the Barefoot Resort, the Marina Bar & Grill offers a fun place for families to gather, enjoy fantastic food, and admire the breathtaking views. This restaurant offers food, drinks, live entertainment, and more right on the water, where you can pull your boat up and dock right at the marina. 

The menu at Marina Bar & Grill includes appetizers, sandwiches, salads, baskets, tacos, sides, and more. Popular menu items include:

  • Tiki Shrimp
  • Blackened Beef Tips
  • Steak Tacos
  • Flounder Sandwich
  • Chicken Philly

The restaurant also serves terrific boils, including The Marina Boil and The Low-Country Shrimp Boil. 

7. Bennett’s Calabash Seafood 

Grilled Tuna 

Bennett’s Calabash Seafood opened in 1978 in Myrtle Beach, best known for its mouthwatering all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Popular items on the seafood buffet include:

  • Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Flounder
  • Salmon
  • Baked Alaskan white fish
  • Grilled Tuna 
  • Fried Oysters

 Other non-seafood items include prime rib, ribeye steaks, grilled chicken, BBQ pork ribs, fresh country sausage, spaghetti, onion rings, raw bar, soup bar, and dessert bar. Of course, no boating adventure is complete in Myrtle Beach without stopping at Bennett’s Calabash Seafood for a meal at one of their three waterfront locations. 

A visit to Myrtle Beach is far better when experiencing the waterway by boat and then stopping for a mouthwatering meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants. Need to rent a boat for your boating adventures? Or do you want a captain to guide your tour of Myrtle Beach?

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