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We often look for restaurants on the water when dining in the North Myrtle Beach area. 

It is the perfect setting for a “Me Time”. A perfect setting to relax, enjoy, and appreciate the beauty of nature all by yourself worrying about nothing and escaping the world’s toxicity for a moment. It is also a romantic ambience for couples who want to spend the time together and have an unforgettable date. And for those with their family, friends, acquaintances, workmates, or any large groups, it is still the perfect scenario for you all. Spend quality time, have a chit chat about anything under the sun, laugh at each other’s jokes, or just chill and enjoy great food and drinks, this is just right for you.

These restaurants are some of the best in town and have the perfect location for that perfect setting. They will surely give you an unforgettable dining experience while appreciating the best views of the waterway. 

Favorite Restaurants on the Water

Locals and tourists enjoy fantastic waterway dining experience at Captain Archie’s. This location is a hidden gem in North Myrtle Beach. It is a laid-back waterfront hub that offers live music along with a menu of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, wings, and appetizers. Known for the ‘coldest beer on the ICW’, the location has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for over 25 years. Captain Archie’s popular menu choices include fried oyster salad, steamed clams, jumbo wings, PEI mussels, BLTs, corned beef reubens, club sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers, seared ahi tuna, low country boil, snow crab legs, and for dessert, funnel cake and brownie bites.

Enjoy a cold drink and great food at Snooky’s on the Water while watching the boats cruise up and down the intercoastal waterway. It is a casual waterfront restaurant serving a seafood-focused menu incorporating Caribbean flavors. Snooky’s features a really good menu. If you like raw and steamed seafood, this is one of the places that you must visit. They have seafood towers that feature crab legs, oysters, shrimp, and crab claws. They offer the freshest seafood in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Their mouth-watering menu includes everything from delicious gulf oysters on the half-shell, pan seared beef tips, hearty salads and juicy burgers to an extensive offering of incredible seafood and meat entrees. Snooky’s on the Water has something for everyone.

You can enjoy a very relaxed and casual atmosphere with indoor dining or waterfront dining at Crab Catchers where you will be greeted by their friendly staff. This restaurant is a relaxed dockside bar and grill that offer a simple menu of seafood, steaks & sandwiches plus patio dining. They catch their fish daily and clean them right on their dock to assure you that it is fresh and clean all the time. The restaurant specializes in seafood and sandwiches, but they also offer steak entrees. Crab Catchers has fresh seafood to match, especially highlighting the local blue crabs, She Crab Soup, Crab Cakes, Deviled and seafood baskets of Calabash-style fresh catch fish and shrimp. Bring your family and friends and relax on their newly renovated deck and enjoy the awesome view. In Crab Catchers, you will experience waterfront dining at its best.

Filet’s on the Water lets you relax on the shore of the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy some of the best steaks, seafood and sushi on the Grand Strand. Their nightly happy hours and water views indoor or outdoors will make your dining experience worthwhile. It is the perfect place to celebrate any occasions whether it is date night, a birthday, anniversary or a special group outing. That is why they have become one of the locals and tourist favorites for years.

Enjoy your evening out watching the sunset over Coquina Harbor at Clark’s Seafood & Chop House. This upscale-casual restaurant offers a surf ‘n’ turf menu, American dishes and an amazing view of the marina. They have excellent food, atmosphere, and a well-trained staff. Clark’s offers only USDA Choice steaks. Their awe inspiring 14 oz. New York Strip, 9 oz. Filet Mignon, and Prime Rib are all served charred and bursting with prime aged flavor. Seafood is fresh and local, with a twist of seafood favorites which include oysters, shrimp, scallops and fresh catch of the day. Clark’s is definitely on the list of fine dining establishments in the Grand Strand. When you come to the beach and want something special, try Clark’s Seafood & Chop House.

Do you have a favorite dining location on the Waterway?

Tell us in the comments which restaurants on the Water are your favorites and why.