Vacation Like A Local

Local Favorites and Staff Recommendations

Plan your vacation to Myrtle Beach like a local with Oceana Resorts’ staff recommendations for the best of everything from dining to attractions to clubs.

Local’s Favorite Myrtle Beach Dining

Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Café

Bimini’s has been a favorite among Seafood Lovers, Locals & Parrotheads Since 1985. Bimini’s has brought the taste and feel of the Islands to the beach. Add the sounds of Jimmy Buffet, Island Reggae, and of course beach music and you have not just a restaurant, but the Biminis experience!

Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this place is a must! Inside and outside dining are available and they have a great happy hour Monday through Friday featuring $.35 shrimp, oysters, wings and reduced drink prices.

Atlas Tap House

With over 25 craft beers on tap and another 80 bottles and cans to choose from, this place is a craft beer lovers dream come true. TV sports, pool tables and a large back porch and patio deck will help you work up a thirst.

Dagwoods and Bumsteads

Tempting palates with the ultimate in sandwich selections since 1988, this local favorite features fresh baked bread and over four pages of sandwich choices. Dagwoods is open for lunch then Bumsteads opens for the dinner crowd and also serves alcohol. Don’t miss this local choice for a mile high sandwich!

Little Italy

Chef Luigi was born in Sorrento, Italy. After living in New Jersey for twenty years, he moved to Myrtle Beach where he continued his trade; cooking delicious Italian food. The 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award is just part of the proof! Add a wood burning pizza oven to the mix and you have true, Italian perfection!

Medieval Times

If you want to take in a show, this is the one you don’t want to miss! Two dinner shows daily in the summer. While the acting is over the top the actual horsemanship and tournament are very entertaining. The sheer spectacle is the fun of it so get into it – wear that crown, wave the flag and cheer for your knight like he’s your hometown hero. They do have a vegetarian version of dinner if you ask in advance.

Local’s Favorite North Myrtle Beach Dining


Hailing from Pittsburgh, Freddie wanted a place at the beach where Steelers fans could cheer on the team. Now a favorite spot for locals and vacationers alike, Oscar’s offers one of a kind sandwiches and outstanding service. Come on in and cheer on your team (even if it’s not the Steelers!)

Sea Blue

If you are searching for sophistication and ambiance, look no further than SeaBlue. This hip, urban restaurant and bar offers superior food that transcends your mainstream offerings. For a dining experience, this one can’t be missed!

Filet’s Waterfront Dining

For a spectacular view of the Harbourgate Marina, Filet’s wins! Enjoy a delicious hand cut steak, signature seafood dish or a selection of sushi, rolled to order in a casual dining atmosphere. Our knowledgeable and attentive staff will be happy to pair your entrée or homemade dessert with a glass of wine or specialty martini to help you relax and enjoy a dining experience you won’t forget.

Z’s Amazing Kitchen

New to North Myrtle Beach, Z’s Amazing Kitchen offers a fresh alternative to fast food. With an eclectic menu including many healthy options, Z’s is sure to have something that will please your entire crew. Paul Zito and his team will delight your taste buds with items from a Seared Tuna or Salmon Salad to the Scampi Teaser (a new twist on Shrimp Scampi). One visit will have you hooked! Also featuring Paniniz, Saladz, Tacoz, Wrapz and Beer and Wine! Patio seating available.

Day Trippin’

The Marshwalk in Murrell’s Inlet

Located in the heart of the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, the Marshwalk is a cluster of award winning restaurants along Business 17. This once sleepy fishing village is now a great evening destination for dinner and after dinner entertainment. The restaurants are connected by a boardwalk, which allows you to move from place to place without moving your vehicle. If you’re looking for live music and great views, this is the place.

Brookgreen Gardens/Lowcountry Excursions

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden designated as a National Historic Landmark and features the work of American sculpture artists. While there, you can visit the Lowcountry Zoo which has both native wildlife species and plantation service animals, as well as an Aviary with an elevated boardwalk over the cypress swamp. To learn more about the wildlife and the history of the local plantations, take guided tour on the 48 foot pontoon boat through the old rice fields.

Pawley’s Island

Bring your raft and enjoy a float down the channel that will lead you to the ocean. Nature is abundant here and you will likely see a variety of birds, fish and crabs during your visit. Pawleys continues to be known for its shoeless, carefree, laid-back life style, which includes crabbing in the adjacent creeks, fishing, the stories of ghosts, the rope hammocks and the unspoiled, unsophisticated, casual, delightful stretch of wide beach and sand dunes.

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