In the coastal city of Myrtle Beach, farm-to-table restaurants strive to provide the freshest seafood and sides to their patrons. We’ve found some places that serve up the best of local classics, and a few that venture out more in the creativity and style of their menu.
What it’s known for: Though its history is long, The Parson’s Table continues to win awards for its classic Lowcountry seafood. Everything you see from its floors to the stained glass window above the entrance has a story, and chef/owner Ed Murray Jr. has invited local, organic and sustainable farmers to play the part of supplying the best ingredients for his dishes.
Style: Southern, farm-to-table, Lowcountry, seafood, dinner
Address: 4305 McCorsley Ave., Little River
What it’s known for: A unique spot on Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, Collector’s Café’s is very much in a league of its own. Guests can order fresh seafood, steaks, veal or lamb from the Mediterranean style menu or sample handmade pastries from the European Coffee House, all while admiring the local art displayed all over the restaurant.
Style: farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Coffee House, eclectic
Address: 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
What it’s known for: Using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available, SeaBlue seeks to provide an exquisitely contemporary dining experience. The atmosphere is fun yet relaxed, South Beach meets Myrtle. The care with which your meal is prepared and the service you will receive is well worth the splurge.
Style: Fine dining, farm-to-table, steak, seafood, dinner, modern
Address: 503 US 17 N., North Myrtle Beach
What it’s known for: The Chesapeake House serves fresh, local seafood and steaks and is famous for its fish stew and hush puppies, which come with every meal. This excellent restaurant has been consistently making diners happy for more than four decades.
Style: Seafood, farm-to-table, casual, family-friendly, dinner
Address: 9918 US 17 N., Myrtle Beach
What it’s known for: Aspen Grille’s menu changes seasonally to feature whatever is fresh from local suppliers. Though only open for five short years, it’s already gained a reputation for hospitable service, an extensive wine list and of course, simply delicious Southern fare. And if you’re a jazz lover, make sure to plan ahead to attend one of their jazz nights.
Style: Southern, farm-to-table, fine dining, dinner
Address: 5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
What it’s known for: Plenty of appetizing, distinctive fare makes this gastropub stand out in a city swimming with restaurants. Fire and Smoke is a welcoming place that serves high-quality wood-fired steaks and chops, the freshest seafood available and a list of “comfort food, revisited” dishes that are simply too hard to choose from.
Style: Seafood, farm-to-table, casual, family-friendly, Southern
Address: 411 79th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
What it’s known for: Though you have to make a short drive to Conway to experience this restaurant’s local goodness, it will be well worth the trip. Local ingredients appear in creative ways throughout the menu, which is full of international twists on classics. Though the menu changes to reflect the seasons, you can’t go wrong with asking for one of their customer favorites.
Style: Southern, seafood, casual, family-friendly, farm-to-table, lunch, dinner
Address: 1111 Third Ave., Conway