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North Myrtle Beach Offers Options When Hunger Strikes

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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A critical ingredient to a great beach vacation is food. In North Myrtle Beach, you’ll find plenty of it, with a wide array of culinary choices to satisfy whatever you’re craving.

Here are some noteworthy options:

Flynn’s Irish Tavern – Enjoy traditional Irish fare from the old country, including corned beef and cabbage on Wednesdays. The tavern, which is separate from the dining room, features a selection of 46 Irish whiskeys.

Fire and Smoke – This popular gastropub offers an intimate setting to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and upscale small plates and entrees you’re sure to be raving about long after your vacation ends.

Fenway Grille – Don’t mistake Fenway Grille for just another hot dog shack. Their dogs are Kayem “Old Tyme” franks, the same kind they serve at Fenway Park in Boston. The selection of toppings will blow you away!

SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar – If it’s fine dining you seek, this is the place to enjoy it. Resourcing from local purveyors and day boat fishermen whenever possible, the cuisine is fresh, innovative and beautifully presented.

Filet’s – Located at Harbourgate Marina, this waterfront eatery offers steaks, seafood and sushi complemented by a fantastic view, delicious happy hour specials and live music.

Captain Archie’s – Don’t want to get out of your flip flops to chow down on great seafood and sandwiches? Captain Archie’s is your ticket. Get a picnic table on the deck and enjoy live music with your meal.

Flying Fish – The festive atmosphere at Flying Fish suits its selection of Southern seafood favorites, sushi and creative cocktails. Among the house specialties: shrimp and grits, chimichurri swordfish and a fried feast that includes flounder, jumbo shrimp and oysters.

Molly Darcy’s – The vibe is decidedly Irish at this waterfront restaurant. Order up a hearty bowl of Guinness beef stew with a cold pint of brew and savor the cool ocean breeze on the patio.

Preston Seafood – If you’re dining with a crowd, Preston Seafood is a good choice. It features a large seafood buffet with everything from crawfish and clams to fried deviled crab and stuffed flounder, plus a dedicated bar with kid-friendly fare.

Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream – This ice cream stand has been a North Myrtle Beach institution since 1952, serving up an ever-changing roster of flavors.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.