Myrtle Beach Foodie!

One of the best things about a beach vacation is eating seafood.  I love just about all of it, especially fresh catches of a local delicacy, expertly prepared with a new idea for flavor.  At one restaurant, I enjoyed a starter salad, with flavorful home grown tomatoes and creamy mozzarella, lightly dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.  Yum!

Biminis 5

I particularly love oysters (Oysters!!), and the best I found all week were these marvelous tidbits.  They were fried to perfection, not greasy, and fresh! I dove into them so fast I almost forgot to take a pic, LOL.

Biminis 8

The restaurant, Bimini’s, was a hole in the wall with a thirty minute wait for a table in the northern part of the town.  Obviously a spot locals know well!  After dinner we went to their store next door and got a wall sign for DH’s garage, that says “No Bad Days” with the parrot logo, and a t-shirt for me with the parrot on the back.

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The oysters were great with a Blue Margarita, made with the usual ingredients topped with a splash of Blue Curacao.

Biminis 1

The hush puppies were light and crispy, well seasoned little treats.

Biminis 7

Our best meal of the week was at Sea Captain’s House.

Sea Captains House 10 sign

It was a charming place with a homey atmosphere in the lobby waiting area. I believe it was a large home converted to a restaurant. There were three dining areas, two on the upper level and one below on an enclosed porch.

Sea Captains House 9 lobby

We ate upstairs, with this beautiful view around sunset.

Sea Captains House 2 view

The small garden could also be seen from our table through the window.

Sea Captains House 5 view

DH had a fresh catch selection, a tuna filet with two interesting sauces – one a tropical salsa, and the other an orange habanero.

Sea Captains House 6 Tuna

I had the sea bass with lemon dill and basil cream sauces. The colorful squash side dish was perfectly cooked. I have some new ideas for home meals now too!

Sea Captains House 7 Sea Bass

I have these little side dipping dishes that have three compartments.  I used them in my Late Summer Cookout dinner.

Late Summer Cookout at From My Carolina Home

So what can I use with a homemade fish dinner?  Maybe the teriyaki again, and I think horseradish sauce goes with anything.  Cocktail and tartar sauces could be nice too.  I have an idea for a new sauce (inspired by this trip), but I will have to try it before I tell you all about it in case it isn’t as good as it sounds in my head, LOL!!!  Now, to find some fish or shrimp on sale to grill out!

Do you enjoy fresh seafood?

See these links for more about my Myrtle Beach adventure –

Beaches and Gardens of Myrtle Beach

Quilting Myrtle Beach

Thrift Store Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Visiting Brookgreen Gardens

30 thoughts on “Myrtle Beach Foodie!

  1. Lois Stimax

    Thanks for the restaurant leads! I will be on the south side of Myrtle Beach and will let you know if I get up there!

  2. Fried oysters and hush puppies are two of my favorite things so you have me imagining their taste even if it is before breakfast!

  3. Wow, all the food looks amazing and I love seafood too! Myrtle Beach looks a beautiful place, the view across the ocean is stunning 🙂 . Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 🙂

  4. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

    Being from Louisiana and my dad being a great cook and loving all things seafood, I grew up eating oysters and shrimp, but still draw the line at crawfish. Mother was from NE Arkansas and cooked the beans, cornbread, and fried potatoes. We always have a homemade red “fish” sauce with anything that swims. Never tartar sauce.

  5. Rosemaryflower

    Fantastic photos. What a nice area.
    I love fish, most fish. I like sea food, except oysters and squid and other strange things.
    I love lobster crabs and shrimp though. My favorite fish is flounder and salmon.
    I like it when you get little sauces to have different flavors

  6. Cheryl Buchanan

    Yum, sounds like you had a great little mini vacation. Love fresh seafood and ate my share of it on my trip, plus a trip to Sonny’s BBQ in Brunswick, GA. Love the pictures you share!

  7. Mary Jo

    I love Myrtle Beach as well. My sister has a house on the north most end of North Myrtle Beach and it is a favorite spot to visit as often as I can. We are only about 4 hours away, so we get to go often. I will have to try the restaurants you mentioned!

  8. I find i’am very picky about my seafood Carole.. lol .. Oysters no… hush…fish..usually no.. Now… i do love steamed clams dipped in butter and can probably eat my weight in them.. I blame that on growing up in New England area.. Not fond of Lobster.. I do like crab legs but quickly tire of peeling them.. Love scallops… Shrimp… i like them breaded and dipped in cocktail sauce.. so see i’m picky…lol Your trip looks lovely.. so glad you had a good time… I’ve been to many beaches but never on the east coast even though i grew up on the east coast… go figure… Happy T day hugs! deb

  9. I keep trying to make myself eat more seafood, and then I had a scary reaction to a lobster bisque that made my allergist tell me to stay away from all shellfish! Your meals look amazing, now my tummy is grumbling, good thing it’s nearly lunch time!

  10. kathyinozarks

    The food looks amazing-I love seafood but not the oysters–I love grilled shrimp my friend that came down a couple weekends ago made it-so delicious. sounds like a wonderful visit
    Happy T Day

  11. Melanie

    Oh, indeed we do! Your meals looked wonderfully delicious, especially your sea bass. One of my faves. We enjoy lots of crab from our coastal areas along with salmon and a variety of fish. Shrimp cocktail is one of our favorite appetizers…. and I am craving a nice big shrimp or crab louie salad now that summer is approaching. Thanks for the nice foodie post. :o)

  12. Meggymay

    It looks delicious food you had on your trip, great views as well.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  13. I love seafood too! I’ve always had oysters scalloped though, so I will have to try fried if I get the chance. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, the food looks fantastic. Happy T Day!

  14. Deb

    I live in SC and visit MB several times a year.
    One of my favorite restaurants is Sea Captain Inn. I have tried many dishes there including their Shrimp and Grits. Everything is delicious there.

  15. YUMMY! You’ve made me hungry- especially for the hush puppies. We can’t get them at all up here in the north, and they do taste good. 🙂 Looks like you had a fantastic time. Hugs-Erika

  16. Oh, I’m so glad to see your MB recommendations. We were there again last summer (we used to go each June for a trade show and stick around a day or two for fun). I’ve enjoyed the Captain’s before — not a long walk from our hotel — but the Bimini was new to me. I also like your other links to attractions there. I’ll remember this for next time! ~ jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy.

  17. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    I love ❤ ❤ fresh seafood! The only ones I can think of that I don't like are sardines, and anchovies. Your photos have me salivating.

    Happy T-day, Carole! Hugs, Eileen

  18. I love seafood, so long as it’s not too ‘fishy’, if you know what I mean 🙂 . So anchovies are out. My favourite meal is a seafood platter when we are at the beach.

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