Guests at North Beach Plantation are conveniently located amid a sea of excellent Grand Strand seafood restaurants, including the area’s best place for surf and turf only steps away from your room. Like North Beach Plantation, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is a multi-year winner of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond Award, so there's no need to leave the premises to find the highest quality in town.
Serving in-house-aged prime steaks, creative sushi rolls and fresh-catch specials in an elegant fine-dining environment, 21 Main attracts surf and turf lovers from all over the Grand Strand — so you owe it to yourself to at least once feast at 21 Main.
But for those who want to take their taste buds on a tour, you don't have to travel far to find some great seafood. From Restaurant Row to the Little River Inlet, and from seafood shacks and all-you-can-eat buffets to upscale eateries and sushi bars, North Beach Plantation is literally surrounded by outstanding seafood restaurants. Here are five of our favorites:
Bimini's Oyster Bar: For those who love a good seafood shack without the frills, Bimini's fits the bill. Located in a strip mall one block off Restaurant Row, Bimini's might not look like much from the outside. But inside, the local favorite boasts fresh shrimp, oysters and other seafood favorites from local waters. A full bar, picnic tables and live music make this a fun hangout as well as a great little seafood place.
Duffy Street Seafood Shack: This old-school North Myrtle Beach establishment is a favorite among longtime visitors. Specializing in seafood platters that can be ordered fried, grilled, blackened or any other way you want it, Duffy Street Seafood Shack delivers both quantity and quality for a fair price. Located one block from Ocean Drive in the Horseshoe district, Duffy Street Seafood Shack offers a casual environment that can even get a bit rowdy after hours.
Flying Fish Public Market & Grill: The famed West Coast fish markets where the fresh catches are tossed from the boats to the docks come to Barefoot Landing in this unique restaurant. Featuring fresh fish displayed on ice, patrons can pick out their dinner and even throw it over the counter to the kitchen to be prepared their way. Featuring a patio deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Flying Fish is a nice place to take a break from the shopping and shows at Barefoot Landing for a seafood feast.
Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Buffet: Some folks can't get enough seafood, which is why we include this popular buffet on the list. This place really is the “Original,” as the name indicates, bringing the famous taste of Calabash-style seafood to the masses on Restaurant Row. More than 170 items make up the spread, including the classic crispy crunch of Calabash-style shrimp, fish, oysters and more. Land food is also available for parties with mixed taste buds, and the kids' station offers children's favorites like chicken nuggets and pizza.
Rockefellers Raw Bar: Some seafood lovers know that if you start with fresh, quality ingredients, minimal cooking is required. That's the theme at Rockefellers, which offers steamed and raw oysters on the half shell and the popular steam kettles packed with shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops and more. Simply select your seafood and a special sauce, like Old Bay and Beer, Wine and Garlic Herb Butter, or spicy Fra Diablo, and the Rockefellers staff will steam it up for you in seconds. Be sure to try the crab dip and the house special Oysters Rockefeller.
After your seafood feast, head back to North Beach Plantation for a relaxing way to let your food settle while letting your body and mind unwind in sunny North Myrtle Beach.