It wouldn’t be a trip to the beach without fabulous fresh seafood! Whether you enjoy the raw version and are craving copious amount of fresh sushi or you prefer your nautical kicks cooked and would prefer a nice fried or broiled entree, you can find several varieties of this highly coveted cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area.
Check out our roundup of the Best Places in Myrtle Beach to Find Fresh Seafood and let us know what you think!
Fresh Seafood Restaurants In Myrtle Beach
Sea Captain’s House | Myrtle Beach | (843) 448-8082
This oceanfront eatery is a Myrtle Beach staple, with almost 100 years of history along the Grand Strand. Fresh, classic seafood items are what guests have come to love and Sea Captain’s House never disappoints. Items include lighter options like salads, soups, and sandwiches while heartier entrees include an array of fresh catch selections, jumbo lump crab cakes, local oysters, surf and turf selections, and much more. Sea Captain’s House is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making it easy to enjoy amazing seafood any time of the day! Call (843) 448-8082 for reservations more information.
Berry’s Seafood | North Myrtle Beach | (843) 249-2534
Looking for a place to enjoy a great seafood experience without the black tie (or black tie prices)? If so, dig into the succulent offerings at Berry’s Seafood. Located just a short drive up the road in North Myrtle Beach, Berry’s Seafood is actually a restaurant and market combined, meaning you can grab fresh ingredients “to go” if you don’t want the full restaurant experience. If you are looking to kick back and dig in, you can look forward to an array of homey favorites like low country boil variations, fried seafood sandwiches, and generous dinner platters. Fast, fun, affordable eats are what Berry’s Seafood specializes in. Call (843) 249-2534 for more information.
Pier House Restaurant | Myrtle Beach | (843) 445-7437
Fresh Myrtle Beach seafood and unbeatable beach views are just two things that guests look forward to at Pier House Restaurant. Located at the popular Second Avenue Pier, Pier House Restaurant is located on the second story and features dining rooms that take full advantage of the coveted location. Get started with an order of bacon wrapped local shrimp or with the decadent seaside spinach dip. For the main event, dig into fresh catch options like grouper, broiled scallops, or crab cakes; or, stick with a lighter item like a fresh salad or sandwich. Second Avenue Pier also offers an open-air rooftop bar that is great for refueling after a busy day at the beach or for grabbing a quick snack before a night out on the town. Call (843) 445-7437.
Flying Fish Restaurant & Public Market | Barefoot Landing | (843) 663-3474
Not too formal, not too casual… Flying Fish is juuuust right! This Barefoot Landing favorite combines a casual atmosphere with a highly customizable menu, making it a crowd pleaser. Menu items include tempting starters like seafood nachos, crispy calamari, and coconut shrimp while main dish options include southern fried seafood plates, “build your own” boil plates, sandwiches, grilled items, and customizable fresh catch dishes which allow you to pick your seasoning, method of cooking, sauces, and sides. Flying fish is perfect for couples, families, or groups who just can’t decide. Call (843) 663-3474 for more information or reservations.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | Murrells Inlet | Various Restaurants
Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to fresh seafood at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. As the seafood capital of the state, it’s not hard to see why Murrells Inlet offers such a diverse array of succulent restaurants. The MarshWalk itself is an inlet-front boardwalk that connects nine unique local restaurants, all of which offer something different.
MarshWalk Restaurants Include:
• Bovine’s Woodfired Specialties
• Wahoo’s Restaurant & Raw Bar
• Drunken Jack’s Seafood
• Dave’s Dockside Restaurant
• Creek Ratz
• Dead Dog Saloon
• Wicked Tuna
Fresh Seafood Markets in Myrtle Beach
Sometime, after a busy day at the beach, you might just want to grab a few fresh filets “to go” and prepare a fresh seafood feast for the family at the hotel. If that’s the case, fret not, as Myrtle Beach offers plenty of great spots to grab fresh, local seafood.
Mr. Fish Seafood Market | Myrtle Beach | (843) 839-3747
Flying Fish Public Market | Barefoot Landing | (843) 663-3474
Fish Monger Seafood Market | Surfside Beach | (843) 903-2722
Seven Seas Seafood Market | Murrells Inlet | (843) 651-1666
Berry’s Seafood | North Myrtle Beach | (843) 249-2534
As you can see, fresh seafood markets in Myrtle Beach are abundant. You can expect to find a vast array of fresh catch selections that will vary daily based on what is in season. Popular cuts include grouper, mahi mahi, wahoo, flounder, crab, tuna, halibut, swordfish, and much more. Seafood markets also carry all of the items you could need to accompany your meal like sauces, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices, and the all-important lemon.
Best Sushi in Myrtle Beach
Filets on the Water| North Myrtle Beach | (843) 280-5200
Don’t let the name of this local gem fool you- Filets on the Water serves up way more than just great chops. And, the scenic location at Harbourgate Marina offers spectacular views of the Intracoastal. Sushi here offers nothing but the finest selection of local seafood and includes a variety of nigiri and sashimi and classic, specialty rolls, and chef selected rolls. Filets on the Water is the perfect spot for a light happy hour meal or for a decadent night out on the town. Call (843) 280-5200 for more information.
King Kong Sushi | Broadway at the Beach | (843) 626-2444
This Broadway at the beach hot spot offers decadent Asian inspired cuisine, including a generous sushi menu. Options include a variety of maki, nigiri, sashimi, and over 30 specialty maki rolls. Favorites include the Sunset Roll, the South Carolina Roll, and the Volcano Roll. King Kong is the perfect place to go if you are looking for variety and a more traditional sushi experience. Call (843) 626-2444 for information or reservations.
Co Sushi | Market Common | (843) 839-1733
Co Sushi is a recent addition to the Market Common culinary lineup and is quickly becoming a favorite among visitors and locals alike! Simple, creative concoctions made with high quality, fresh ingredients are the key to this restaurant’s success and their menu reflects this philosophy. Sushi options include an array of nigiri, sashimi, maki, temaki, or makimono specialty roll selections. Co was also the first sushi spot along the beach to introduce “pressed sushi” – a truly one of a kind experience. Perfect for date night or a girls’ night out on the town, Co offers a coveted location and creative concoctions that can’t be found anywhere else. Call (843) 839-1733 for more information.
Art Burger Sushi Bar | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 839-4774
The name of this brand new restaurant gives away their specialties… burgers and sushi – both of which are equally delicious. This place should definitely be on your radar if you want a unique experience. The venue itself celebrates art with interested design and architecture and showcases local artists’ work. The sushi could also be considered a work of art and the presentation is often too pretty to eat! The options are a bit more limited but the chef is always offering unique specials that vary nightly. Art also offers “Americanized” sushi rolls like the “fried chicken roll” and the “Carolina roll” that might pique your interest. Call (843) 839-4774 for more information.
Wahoo’s Fish House | MarshWalk | (843) 651-5800
If you are looking for a “no frills” sushi experience, look no farther than Wahoo’s Fish House in Murrells Inlet. The sushi menu at Wahoo’s is ideal for all types of sushi lovers as they offer an array of simple and fresh rolls. The sushi here is both fresh and affordable, with prices ranging from only $4-$10 per roll. The rolls do tend to be on the smaller size but this is perfect if you want to try a few different things and take a mix and match approach. The scenic location along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is just the icing on the cake! Call (843) 651-5800 for more information.
Where is your favorite place to grab fresh seafood in Myrtle Beach? Let us know!