Planning dinner for a family can be stressful and a vacation is no exception. Pleasing everyone can be difficult! Luckily, the Myrtle Beach area offers a wide array of restaurants that are fully prepared to handle large groups and picky eaters. Better yet, you won’t have to venture far from Beach Cove Resort to satisfy your crowd. Here’s our roundup of the best family restaurants near our property, be sure to check out a few during your stay in Myrtle Beach:
Chestnut Hill has been an area staple for over 50 years and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon! This family run restaurant welcomes guests with open arms and has a staff fully prepared to take care of large groups or families. The menu offers upscale classics, like juicy steaks and succulent seafood, with plenty of kid friendly options. Their most popular meal by far is their Sunday brunch. Served form 10am – 1:30 pm, this upscale buffet meal provides an array of hot and cold items, including both breakfast and lunch favorites. This is the perfect place to bring the family for an upscale dinner during the week as the menu is sure to have options to please even the pickiest palette. Dinner is served daily from 4pm – 10pm; call (843) 449-3984 for more information or reservations.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Located just a short drive from Beach Cove, this family favorite is new to the area but has quickly made a name for itself. The dining room is clean and offers plenty of room for groups of any size. Choose from an array of house smoked meats like chicken, pork, ribs, and even brats. Pair that with a few of their home-style sides, like the baked beans and creamy mac ‘n cheese, and you are set! Each meal comes with access to a free soft serve vanilla ice cream cone which is particularly popular with the younger guests. To get the best bang for your buck, stop by on Sunday to take advantage of their “kid eat free” special. Dickey’s also offers a vast takeout menu that is perfect for meals on the go. Call (843) 839-0209 for more information.
Variety is the spice of life at California Dreaming Restaurant and Bar. With two locations along the Grand Strand an extensive, eclectic menu, and a casual atmosphere, California Dreaming is the ideal place for families to refuel after a busy day at the beach. The extensive menu includes several options including sandwiches and wraps, pasta dishes, steaks and ribs, chicken entrees, nachos, and even seafood. If you are looking for a signature item, try out one of their famous entrée salads, piled high with fresh ingredients. The California Dreaming salad is leaded with shredded ham and turkey, cheddar and jack cheese, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds, and bacon; this definitely isn’t your ordinary salad! The quick friendly service is just the icing on the cake at this family favorite. Call (843) 663-2053 for the location nearest Beach Cove Resort.
Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood
The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood boasts being a “landmark of the Grand Strand” and their signature 170 item buffet sets them apart from the rest. Filled with a wide array of fresh, local seafood and plenty of signature southern sides, this buffet is a crowd pleaser. Enjoy everything from clams, mussels, oysters, shrimp, and scallops to salmon, mahi mahi, crab legs, flounder, crab cakes, and much more. The buffet also includes several carving stations that serve home style favorites like prime rib, pork loin, and honey ham – to name a few. That, paired with a savory selection of sides and decadent desserts makes this family favorite a homerun for everyone. Original Benjamin’s is located along Restaurant Row; call (843) 449-0821 for more information.
Experience a taste of Japan at Miyabi Japanese Steak and Seafood house. Families love this authentic Japanese Steak house not only because of the tasty cuisine but also because of the family friendly overall experience. Grab a seat by one of the hibachi tables and watch as a personal chef prepares your meal right in front of you! The chefs do tricks and stunts throughout the cooking process to keep you entertained, making this restaurant particularly popular with children. Choose between several traditional hibachi options, like chicken, steak, shrimp, or lobster, or enjoy a selection from their extensive sushi menu. Many parents enjoy coming here so they can get their sushi fix while the younger ones enjoy kid friendly options. Miyabi is open 7 days a week for dinner; call (843) 449-9294 for more information.