12 romantic restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area

Of course, just about any restaurant can be the right setting for a romantic dinner when you are dining with the right person.

That said, there are certainly some restaurants that offer a setting that can steer one’s thoughts toward romance through décor, view offered (any view of the ocean!), great food, and wonderful, unobtrusive but careful service. Here on the Grand Strand we are blessed with an abundance of restaurants at various price points, that can offer you that little bit of something extra for a romantic evening out on Valentine’s Day or any other important occasion for you and your significant other. I called in recommendations from “Foodie” friends to provide a list that would offer amazing food and service to accompany your choice of amazing companion. If your budget is tight, or the baby sitter cancels, you can use the curb service for pick up and take home a wonderful dinner from many places. I know that Carraba’s, PF Chiang and Bonefish all offer this service.

Of course, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest for eating out, so be sure to call and make a reservation. While you are on the phone, ask if there are any Valentine specials or special entertainment on Valentine’s Day (a Wednesday this year). While it is a crowded time for eating out, a restaurant meal on this day frees your mind from everyday cares, your senses are heightened by the good food (and libations) and you are able to focus on your beloved. Perhaps this is why many people get engaged on Valentine’s Day over a lovely meal or their loved one presents them with a wonderful gift. On our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, just after the waiter cleared the table, while we were waiting for dessert, my husband reached across the table to hand me a gold necklace. Definitely, a Cary Grant moment on his part that made me feel like a movie star!

No. 1 on my list for romantic occasions (and any other time) is Villa Romana. Romance is especially enhanced at Villa Romana Tuesday-Sunday  when Michael DelGardo is there to serenade. Yep, just like in the movies, he will bring his accordion to your table and play the romantic song of your choice. I’ve tried to select places with outstanding food, not too much table noise (and tables not too close), great food, great service and relaxed ambiance. This time of year, in my humble opinion, the ocean view does not factor into the equation for dinner since the sky is dark at dinnertime. If a more family atmosphere and a bit of noise do not deter your sense of romance, (food is outstanding) do try Capriccio. Two on the list are ones I have not I (Thoroughbred’s or Sea Blue) in several years, but they come highly recommended! Ditto for Pacino’s in Murrells Inlet and The Melting Pot. Whichever place you choose, do remember to make a reservation! Don’t be left out on Valentine’s Day.

Bistro 90

7209 SC Hwy 90

Longs, SC 29568

(843) 390-5151

Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro

4269 Luck Ave

Little River

(843) 249-2601


1285 38th Ave N

Myrtle Beach

(843) 445-7100

Chestnut Hill

9922 N Kings Hwy

Myrtle Beach

(843) 449-3984

Chianti South

2109 Highway 17

Little River

(843) 249-7888

The Melting Pot

5001 N Kings Hwy, Ste 104

Myrtle Beach

(843) 692-9003

Pacino’s Mediterranean Grill

3103 S Highway 17

Murrells Inlet

(843) 651-0532

The Parson’s Table

4305 McCorsley Ave

Little River

(843) 249-3702

Rivertown Bistro

1111 3rd Ave


(843) 248-3733

Sea Blue

501 Highway 17 N

North Myrtle Beach

(843) 249-8800

Thoroughbred's Chophouse and Seafood Grille

9706 N Kings Hwy

Myrtle Beach,

(843) 497-2636

Villa Romana

707 S Kings Hwy

Myrtle Beach

(843) 448-4990