Amalfi Cafe at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach. (843) 449-5000, hilton.com
The ocean views and airy atmosphere of Café Amalfi make it a favorite among Grand Strand residents and visitors. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the cafe offers casual fine dining with an upscale flair. Breakfast features a traditional breakfast bar, as well as custom omelettes, eggs benedict, and French toast. Lunch includes salads, small plates of fried green tomato and prawn ceviche, specialty pizzas in addition to a range of sandwiches. Seafood features prominently on the dinner menu, with blackened scallops, seafood linguine and crab-stuffed plaice, as well as dishes such as wild boar brisket and braised pork shoulder in Sichuan. For a great view of the beach in the morning, noon or evening, combined with a variety of dining options, Café Amalfi is a perfect destination. It is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for breakfast, from noon to 4 p.m. for lunch, and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner.
21 Main Prime Steakhouse at North Myrtle Beach Plantation
719 North Beach Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach. (843) 315-3000, 21mainatnorthbeach.com
21 Main Prime Steakhouse offers a refined and elegant dining experience in a charming contemporary Southern estate. The menu offers traditional steakhouse fare as well as signature dishes with a creative twist. A variety of beef, veal, and pork cuts and chops, including USDA Prime and Certified Angus beef, are served a la carte and can be paired with shrimp, scallops, or lobster. Beef carpaccio, Rockefeller oysters and baked crusted Brie feature on the entrees menu, and sides include collard greens with pork shanks, creamed spinach with pancetta and lobster and macaroni with cheese and bacon. 21 Main also offers a private dining room, event planning services, and a special first serve daily from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., serving three courses for $35. 21 Main is open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Cypress Room at Islandvista Resort
6000 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. (843) 449-6406, islandvista.com/cypress-room
The Cypress Room at the family-owned and operated Island Vista Resort offers a fine dining experience from an award-winning chef in a family-friendly atmosphere. The oceanfront dining room offers spectacular views to complement any meal, and the Cypress Room offers both breakfast and dinner. In the morning, special breakfasts for early risers are served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the service continuing until 10:00 a.m., including traditional dishes as well as specialties such as sweet potato pancakes, huevos rancheros and homemade granola. At dinner, Executive Chef Michael McKinnon incorporates fresh, local ingredients into inspired and sophisticated dishes ranging from citrus-crusted grouper and Lowcountry bouillabaisse to a duo of lamb (pan-fried chop and braised shoulder) with a reduction of garlic jus, ratatouille risotto and pan-fried duck breast. Live music in the dining room, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list complete the perfect experience for a romantic evening or family reunion. Open for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
Ocean’s on 82nd at the Myrtle Beach Marriott at Grand Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Myrtle Beach. (843) 692-3750, marriott.com
The Grande Dunes Marriott is an elegant and sophisticated backdrop for this restaurant, and the ocean views provide a panoramic landscape of a particularly quiet stretch of beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean’s on 82nd offers a popular breakfast buffet. Lunch features a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches and specialties such as boom boom shrimp tacos and a grouper sandwich served grilled or fried. At dinner, top beef dishes include New York strip loin and filet mignon, as well as a chef’s special and catch of the day. Ocean’s on 82nd is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Waterscapes at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach. (843) 913-2845, waterscapesrestaurant.com
Beautifully situated overlooking the marina and the Grande Dunes pool, WaterScapes offers romantic fine dining with fresh seafood, choice steaks and specialties with Southern European, Indian and Hispanic influences. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the stylish WaterScapes offers indoor dining or al fresco dining on the terrace, where beautiful sunsets make for a spectacular sight. Executive Chef Byron J. Bondoc brings 12 years of culinary arts experience to the Marina Inn and creates signature dishes for WaterScapes using fresh, local ingredients. Dinner can include Spanish chorizo soup and tuna poke bowl in addition to seared dive scallops, short rib stew, seafood paella or Moroccan chicken. Featuring a private dining room, WaterScapes is also an ideal destination for a group event. Open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; for lunch, 11am-2pm; and for dinner, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.