Trendy and Fun Restaurants

Local Tip: "My favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach without hesitation has to be Tavern in the Forest. Not only is it family-friendly, it's easy on the wallet for my wife and I, and our four kids. The service is always top-notch, and the atmosphere is second to none." – Tommy Cooke

Some nights you'll want to get a great meal, but you're also looking for somewhere fun and casual. These favorite restaurants will definitely impress and keep you coming back.

River City Cafe
404 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-1990
Check out their world-famous burgers and lots of other awesome plates to satisfy the biggest hunger. Visit one of their seven locations in the Grand Strand, including three in Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing, Socastee, Surfside Beach and Murrells Inlet.

RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar
1210 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 945-1204
A lively space with seafood and American fare, an outdoor patio, and rooftop bar overlooking the beach.
Black Thai Restaurant & Lounge
710 Main St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 213-1284
Classic and re-interpreted Thai dishes are offered with craft cocktails in a stylish, relaxed setting.
Co Sushi
3098 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-1733
They offer high-quality, fresh sushi, a small selection of Vietnamese dishes and a full array of specialty cocktails.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse (Market Commons Location)
2920 Hollywood Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-0777
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse offers guests an unparalleled dining experience, served in the spirit of southern Brazilian-style cooking. From the moment guests are seated they are welcomed to an extensive fresh market selection of hot and cold seasonal favorites, which features seafood and sushi. A continuous table-side service offers savory choices of more than 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and poultry prepared and presented by their Gauchos.
Tavern In the Forest
4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-5007
The Tavern has been a place where friends meet for decades. In December 2019, a few Myrtle Beach locals decided to buy the restaurant and give it a bit of a facelift. It still has the same charm you remember, but with a modern flare. You can say the same thing about their menu, which they describe as "upscale bar food." Their pizza and burgers are some of the best along the Grand Strand!  In addition to killer food and unique cocktails, the Tavern hosts plenty of events throughout the week to keep you coming back for more fun each night! Be sure to check their events calendar to see what is coming up. They also have a location in Surfside by the name of Tavern in Surfside.
Hachiya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
4201 US-17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 651-4616
Sharing traditional Japanese hibachi-style cooking with the Lowcountry for over 30 years.

Bistro 217
10707 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 235-8217
Chic bistro with an eclectic offering of seafood, steak and pasta dishes, plus a full bar and courtyard. Be sure to visit their sister restaurant, Rustic Table, at 10683 Ocean Hwy., also in Pawleys Island.