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7 Fancy Restaurants in Myrtle Beach for Your Next Special Occasion

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Hello dear internet reader. First and foremost, thank you for your click. In exchange for that click, I am going to provide you with a list of the best fancy restaurants you can find in Myrtle Beach. And I’ll link you to each restaurant's website so you can check out their options and pricing before you head over. And speaking of heading over, I will also provide you with their address so you can just use your cell phone's gps to deliver you right to the doorstep of whichever dining establishment catches your eye. And on top of that I will also let you know each and every time one of these fine dining establishments accepts our convenient digital GiftYa gift cards. 

What’s a GiftYa digital gift card?

As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.

Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town? 

Hook & Barrel

Fresh, Fancy Seafood for An Elevated Dining Experience Just North of Myrtle Beach

8014 N Kings Hwy | Arcadian Shores |

Hook & Barrel is hands down one of the nicest, fanciest, elegant, stylish, or other positive synonym of a restaurant that you can find anywhere in Myrtle Beach. But listen, their name is Hook & Barrel so don’t go there expecting to have amazing quesadillas or General Tso’s Chicken, they are a seafood restaurant with a seafood menu. But that is really the only detraction I can think to make of the restaurant. 

Some people aren’t crazy about seafood so I understand a seafood only restaurant doesn’t work for everybody. But by every other metric Hook & Barrel is the nicest restaurant I can recommend to you. The quality of the food, the knowledge of the wait staff, and the dining area are all superb and will guarantee you have an enjoyable evening. 

“The food is delicious and so is the service. All of the rave reviews you should believe. We had an awesome server Kaitlyn. I highly recommend it.” - Yelp Review 

Unfortunately Hook & Barrel isn’t one of the fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

New York Prime

One of the Fanciest Dinner Services in Myrtle Beach, SC

405 28th Ave N | Myrtle Beach |

If you or somebody in your party is not in the mood for seafood, then my other top recommendation of fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach is going to be New York Prime, which is undoubtedly the nicest steakhouse one can find this close to the beach. They still serve seafood on top of their steak menu like most modern steakhouses if somebody in your party is still in the mood for seafood after a couple days at the beach. But more than their incredible steak selection or seafood menu, isd their incredible wine selections. Which has consistently appeared on “best of” lists in cities all over the country. 

“Best steakhouse in Myrtle Beach. Food was amazing. The porter house was perfectly cooked and super flavorful. Stone crab wasn't in season so they didn't have that, but definitely had great oysters.
Service was also very impressive.  Everyone from valet, hostesses to our waiter were incredibly professional, warm and friendly. The manager stopped by few times make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Loved this place.” - Yelp Review

New York Prime doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding fancy restaurants and attractions in Myrtle Beach!

Aspen Grille

Taking New American, Seafood, and Steak to the Next Level

5101 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach |

Aspen Grille rounds out the top three on this list of fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach. And the reason for that is, not only do they have an excellent wait staff and a wonderful dining area, they also happen to have the most extensive menu of any of the restaurants on the top of this list. So if you're in a party with a picky eater, then the Aspen Grille is probably going to be your best bet. They still serve seafood and steak, but on top of that they have a menu that consist of all the classics of modern American cuisine. So everybody in your group will be able to find something that sounds good to them. 

“Fine Dining in Myrtle Beach! On a girls trip one night MUST be fine dining and Aspen Grille was exceptional! From the road, I was a little hesitant but the service, the atmosphere, the food was above! 10/10 would highly recommend” - Yelp Review 

Aspen Grille is one of the thousands of restaurants that accept digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach!

Soho Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar

Get Your Fix of Global Cuisine in a Cosmopolitan Atmosphere, Right Here in Myrtle Beach

407 N 21st Ave | Myrtle Beach |

Here’s another restaurant that lets me add a little bit of diversity in the menu options available on this list. Soho Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. They are going to offer steak, seafood, and sushi on their menu. But one of the things that makes them really interesting is that everything is prepared and served in a traditional Japanese way. Which means you’ll actually get different types of seafood options at Soho Steak & Seafood as opposed to the seafood you’ll find at all the other options on the list. 

“We had just come to the beach and found this place. Very good service, food was great and so many sushi options. Tori was a great server and so attentive.” - Yelp Review 

Grab a GiftYa digital gift card to Soho Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar by following the link right HERE and enjoy some of the best fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach you can find!

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Sample Some of the Best Steak & Other Meats Myrtle Beach Has to Offer

2920 Hollywood Dr | Myrtle Beach |

If you really aren’t in the mood for seafood then you are going to want to check out Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse which is going to feature nothing but the nicest cuts of steak you can find anywhere near Myrtle Beach. And the whole atmosphere is different than you find at most fancy restaurants. So if you are at Myrtle Beach on vacation and are looking for a new dining experience to try out while you are vacationing then definitely check out Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. 

“Definitely a different experience, if you're up for it, it can be fantastic! Try all the different meats, just ask for small cuts. Salad bar is fantastic!” - Yelp Review 

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new fancy restaurants and locations in Myrtle Beach are added all the time!

Manta Steak, Sushi & Sushi

Surf, Turf, or Sushi? At Manta, You Don’t Have to Choose

1206 S Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach |

Manta Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar is pretty similar to Soho Steak and Seafood Sushi bar from further up the list. They also serve steak, seafood, and sushi options prepared in a classic Japanese way.

“You can't tell from the outside, but the interior is very well decorated and even the dinnerware is elegant. Our service was excellent and the menu was filled with delicious choices.  Our meal was excellent, and they have ample parking.” - Yelp Review 

Manta Steak, Sushi & Sushi is one of the best fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach and they accept GiftYa digital gift cards and you can grab one for you or someone on your list by following the link!

Red Lobster

Go For This Family Friendly Favorite if None of These Other Fancy Restaurants Catch Your Eye

1230 N Retail Circuit | Coastal Grand Mall |

Maybe you are one of those people who just wants a sure thing when they are paying for a night out. And hey listen I get that, I think we all get that in the current economy. So if you are looking for a restaurant you are familiar and comfortable with while you are in Myrtle Beach then I would recommend giving Red Lobster a chance. You might not get the absolute elegance of an evening that some of the restaurants on the list offer, but you know Red Lobster is going to deliver an experience and quality that allows them to thrive as a national chain. It might not be a life changing experience, but you know it’s going to be good. 

“This Red Lobster location in Myrtle Beach is a great place to go for delicious and reliable seafood. I really like this location and their excellent customer service. I have been happy with all of the orders that I have made from here. Good experience every time I have been here.” - Yelp Review 

Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Red Lobster and enjoy one of the best fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach by following the link!

That’s a wrap on the fanciest restaurants in Myrtle Beach, SC.

There you go dear internet reader. That is a list of the best fancy restaurants you can find when you are in Myrtle Beach. And as you would expect looking for fine dining this close to the ocean, the list is heavily biased in favor of seafood. And I would do something about that if I could, but if you actually want fancy restaurants in Myrtle Beach, it’s going to involve a lot of seafood restaurants. That’s just the logistics of how the restaurant business works. But I tried to get you as much variety in options as I could. So I hope you found something that sounds great to you and everybody in your dining party.


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