The Flying Fish in North Myrtle Beach is a great place to eat to kickstart your family vacation.
As soon as we arrived for our first day of family vacation in Myrtle Beach, we were starving and needed to refuel for lunch. It was too early to check into our condo rental and we didn't have enough energy for outlet shopping until we all had a bite to eat.
I don't know about you, but when I'm on a beach trip, I want seafood! In order to get into the vacation mindset, a little shrimp and maybe a margarita is just what I need.
Our review of Flying Fish Public Market & Grill in North Myrtle Beach:
You can find the Flying Fish right in the Barefoot Landing shopping and dining area of North Myrtle Beach. It is conveniently located near the Crescent Shores beachfront condo resort where we were staying for the visit.
Their address and hours:
Flying Fish Public Market & Grill
4744 highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Hours: Sunday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm
What's on the menu?
Fish, fish, and more fish. This place is a very solid seafood and oyster bar. Their motto is "If it swims, we'll catch it" and they have a 48-hour from-sea-to-plate guarantee.
For kids who don't like seafood (or adults who just aren't in the mood) they do have several non-fish items like hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
You can check out the full Flying Fish menu here.
What is the restaurant like?
When you enter the building, you can immediately tell they were inspired by Seattle's Pike's Place Public Market. As you head to your table, you'll pass by gorgeous displays of fresh seafood available for sale to take home to cook yourself.
The Flying Fish overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway; we loved that the kids can watch boats out on the water.
The dishes we recommend:
Our meal started with their complimentary smoked whitefish dip and crackers but our favorite appetizer was the deliciously crunchy hushpuppies dipped in whipped cinnamon butter.
Our youngest devoured half the platter all on her own. ha!
Caesar salad with grilled shrimp:
My older daughter ordered a caesar salad with grilled shrimp. The dressing was one of the best she's ever tasted.
Coconut shrimp with orange marmalade:
I wanted something a little lighter, so I just ordered this appetizer as my entree. The shrimp were tender, the coating was perfect, and the marmalade was delicious.
Fresh catch of the day:
My husband ordered a mahi sandwich that was on special that day. There wasn't a crumb left.
I loved that they had fish sticks, salmon, and fried shrimp on the kids' menu, but our youngest simply wanted a burger and fries that day. Oh well.
Final thoughts on the Flying Fish:
The service was fantastic, the ambiance was lovely, the views were fantastic, and the food was just what we wanted.
We all wish we had a similar restaurant here at home. We would absolutely add the Flying Fish to our places to visit again the next time we're in Myrtle Beach!