Family-Friendly Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

By:Devyn Whitmire


Whether it’s got friendly service, beautiful views, a large menu with plenty of tasty options to choose from or maybe all three, you’re sure to have a good experience. Here are our top picks for family-friendly spots to eat when you visit Myrtle Beach.

Sara J’s

What it’s known for: Families flock to Sara J’s every summer for its classic fresh seafood, steaks with Southern sides and of course, hush puppies. With a beautiful view of the marsh and a relaxed atmosphere with great service, it’s clear why Sara J’s is a must.

Style: Seafood, casual, family-friendly, dinner

Address: 314 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach

Phone: 843.651.1657

Angelo’s Steak and Pasta

What it’s known for: For more than 30 years, Angelo’s has been serving oh-so-tempting hand cut steaks, but the real pleaser is the homemade Italian buffet. Your family can be choosy, or try it all. The new location has plenty of comfortable seating, so you can all sit together and the wait won’t be long.

Style: Steak, Italian, casual, family-friendly, dinner

Address: 2311 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Phone: 843.626.2800

River City Cafe

What it’s known for: For a truly good burger and a place where it’s OK to be a little loud and a little messy, River City Café is just right. The menu features plenty of classics like a bacon cheeseburger or chicken tenders, but you can be adventurous with items like the peanut butter burger. And don’t leave without documenting your vacation on the wall!

Style: Burgers, casual, family-friendly, lunch, dinner, waterfront

Address: 11 N. Seaside Dr., Surfside Beach; also other locations in the region

Phone: 843.232.9797

Chesapeake House

What it’s known for: A Myrtle Beach staple for 45 years, the Chesapeake House knows what it takes to keep families coming back year after year. With each meal you’ll get homemade cinnamon rolls and hush puppies for the table as well as a fresh bowl of their famous fish stew. Serving up fresh, local seafood is their passion, and the care and service they provide reaches even the youngest of patrons.

Style: Seafood, casual, family-friendly, dinner

Address: 9918 US 17 North, Myrtle Beach

Phone: 843.449.3231

Peaches Corner

What it’s known for: Although it looks a lot different than it did when it opened in 1937, Peaches Corner continues to be the place that families go to make vacation memories. Stop into the diner anytime between 10 and 12 a.m. for a famous foot-long hot dog and ice cream cone, and start making some traditions of your own.

Style: Diner, casual, family-friendly

Address: 900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Phone: 843.448.7424

Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

What it’s known for: Benjamin’s serves up its sustainable seafood Calabash-style, so it’s lightly breaded and fried to golden, crispy goodness. Bring the whole crew and head to the buffet, because they really mean “all you can eat.”

Style: Seafood, buffet, casual, family-friendly, lunch, dinner

Address: 401 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Phone: 843.626.9354

Sea Captain’s House

What it’s known for: One of the easiest ways to bring a family together is good food. Sea Captain’s strives to do just that with every item, including the kid’s menu. Order the fresh catch of the day, listen to the live music and enjoy their unbeatable oceanfront view.

Style: Seafood, casual, family-friendly, lunch, dinner

Address: 3002 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Phone: 843.448.8082

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