9 Great Grand Strand Restaurants for Treating Mom to a Mother’s Day Meal

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10, and there’s nothing quite like a beach retreat to make your family’s matriarch feel extra special and create some long-lasting memories together. And if you choose the Grand Strand for your coastal getaway honoring Mom, there are also plenty of dining options for treating her to some favorite dishes while you’re here.

To give Mom a real treat on Mother’s Day, consider booking a Mother’s Day meal at one of these top dining spots on the Grand Strand:

Gulfstream Cafe

Treat Mom to spectacular views and a great meal at this Garden City seafood restaurant. Gulfstream Cafe serves up authentic coastal cuisine, including fresh seafood and Southern favorites, along with great views of Murrells Inlet. The rooftop deck is the perfect place to enjoy popular dishes such as She-Crab Soup, Broiled Lobster Tail and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes while soaking in the beautiful scenery with Mom. Of special note, the restaurant’s Sunday brunch buffet service begins at 10 a.m. (Added bonus: For those who are so inclined, there’s also an extensive Bloody Mary bar to enjoy.) Learn more at Gulfstream Cafe.


Found at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes resort and overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, this elegant yet casual fine-dining restaurant is known for serving up fresh seafood, top-choice steaks and more, all prepared in a Southern European style. The waterfront restaurant’s “upscale but not uptight” atmosphere and focus on fresh, local food selections make it the perfect spot to take Mom for a real Mother’s Day treat. Explore the restaurant’s menus on the resort’s website.

New York Prime — With an elegant supper club atmosphere and an impressive wine list, this New York-style steak house located on 28th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach is sure to delight Mom with its high-quality, USDA-prime beef and colossal seafood platters. Top steak options here include the New York Strip, Bone-in Rib Steak and Center Cut Filet, while the fresh seafood offerings include the Live Lobster, Stone Crabs and Sea Bass. Check out the full menu at New York Prime.

21 Main Prime Steakhouse — Found on the resort property right here at North Beach Resort & Villas, this repeat cuisine-contest winner offers a menu focused on 28-day dry-aged meats, fresh seafood and sushi, all served up in an elegant setting that’s perfect for a Mother’s Day meal. The restaurant’s signature steak options include USDA Prime NY Strip, Certified Angus Delmonico Ribeye, Dry Aged Kansas City Strip and Certified Angus Filet Mignon. A long list of grilled, surf & turf, raw bar and sushi options is also available. Visit the restaurant’s website to learn more.

Sea Captain’s House — With more than half a century of history on the Grand Strand, this oceanfront Myrtle Beach restaurant offers some of the area’s best seafood and one of the region’s top outdoor patios. Here, Mom can enjoy house specialties like New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, Pecan-Crusted Grouper and Filet Mignon while taking in sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Especially for Moms who are early risers, catching breakfast here along with a sunrise over the Atlantic is a fantastic way to start the day. Visit Sea Captains House to learn more.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro — Located in a historic Victorian home built in 1910, this chef-owned and -operated restaurant in Little River has claimed a long list of honors over the years from local media outlets, including “Chef of the Year,” “Best French,” “Best Service” and “Most Romantic Restaurant” — just to name a few. Using fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients, it serves up a menu of Lowcountry French cuisine and fine wines that are sure to make Mom’s day. To learn more, visit Brentwood Restaurant.

Riptydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar — Relatively new to the Myrtle Beach dining scene, this scenic hot spot is part oceanfront restaurant, part beach bar. The establishment offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and live music nightly, all accompanied by a menu featuring seafood, prime steaks, burgers, tacos, sandwiches and more. This restaurant also sits right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, so it’s a great place to start or finish a stroll with Mom along the iconic 1.2-mile walkway. Check out all the menu offerings at Riptydz.

Tin Roof — Located oceanfront at Myrtle Beach’s THEBLVD dining/entertainment complex, this Nashville-based restaurant/bar serves up a full menu of Southern-inspired, made-from-scratch “Better Than Bar Food” items such as Nashville Hot Chicken (buttermilk fried chicken rubbed with cayenne and served on Texas Toast with ranch potato salad and pickles); Dixie Biscuits (fried biscuit sliders with smoked brisket, bacon, peach jam & cheddar cheese); and the Smashville burger topped with barbecue pulled pork, bacon and slaw. Other Mom-pleasing menu options include a range of tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches and salads. See all the entrée options at Tin Roof.

Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen — Located on North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, this restaurant/bar with a speakeasy vibe and casual atmosphere serves up killer cocktails and fantastic food. Examples of the creative grub options available here that are sure to catch Mom’s eye include the Butcher Block Burger with angus chuck ground beef, pimento cheese and candied bacon on toasted brioche, and the Crabby Mac featuring blue crab, lobster & smoked Gouda mornay, asparagus, caramelized onions and bacon topped with herb bread crumbs. Further, Strong Waters’ unique, handcrafted drink offerings can rev up any meal. Check out the full menu at Strong Waters.

Of course, you’ll also want to treat Mom to some first-class oceanfront accommodations during your Mother’s Day weekend getaway to the Myrtle Beach area. To really treat her right, book a stay at North Beach Resort & Villas today. With our comfortable oceanfront accommodations and the wide array of on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to make Mom feel extra special on her special day.