If you are coming to Myrtle Beach to ring in 2017 until the wee hours of the morning, don't forget to fuel up before you start your all-night party. While lots of local restaurants are offering special New Year's Eve dinner packages, one of the best options for feasting and festivities on the Grand Strand can be found at North Beach Plantation’s 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.
Located about seven miles north of Long Bay Resort, 21 Main throws a New Year's Eve party and serves a fine-dining feast like nowhere else on the Strand. For $150 per person, patrons can dine on a four-course menu including the chef's famous shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, a surf-and-turf entree of filet mignon and lobster tail, and a special dessert to satisfy your taste buds before shifting into party mode. An open bar, appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight are included in the price.
The dinner and party last for five hours, from 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, until 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, so you can make a smooth transition from 2016 to 2017 in luxurious style. Enjoy a New Year's evening like never before just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, and dance the night away to live music on the premises of the North Myrtle Beach resort.
Long Bay Resort is also close to lots of other restaurants, theaters and clubs offering New Year's Eve festivities:
* Barefoot Landing: Located just across the street from 21 Main, Barefoot Landing offers some great New Year's Eve options for Long Bay guests. A free fireworks show kicks off the evening at 6 p.m., followed by shows and concerts at the Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues. If 21 Main's menu doesn't tickle your taste buds, enjoy a nice dinner at Greg Norman's Australian Grille, the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, or Umberto's Italian Restaurant.
* Restaurant Row: Situated midway between Barefoot Landing and Long Bay Resort, this short stretch of Kings Highway is home to more than a dozen restaurants so close you can smell the food for miles. Even the pickiest of palates can find the right match from this field of eateries, such as Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Buffet, Rossi's, Bimini's, Thoroughbreds and more. Enjoy a New Year's Eve feast before you hit the town.
* Broadway at the Beach: Before you head off to the nightclubs at Celebrity Square for the big New Year's Eve bash, take advantage of the opportunity to visit some of the excellent restaurants in and around the Broadway at the Beach complex. Liberty Brewery & Grill, the Hard Rock Cafe, King Kong Sushi and Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse are among the tasty places you can make your last meal of 2016 one to remember.
* The Market Common: Live music, free fireworks, a midnight ball drop and an upscale retail district filled with dining options — that's the lineup for The Market Common's annual A Southern Times Square celebration, where revelers roam around the neighborhood and wait for the stroke of midnight. Several restaurants are staying open late to accommodate late-night patrons, including Tupelo Honey, CO Sushi, King Street Grille, P.F. Chang's and more.
* Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Celebrate New Year's Eve in the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” on the wooden walkway along the Murrells Inlet waterfront. Fireworks, live music and other New Year's Eve festivities are planned, but seafood is always the main attraction on the MarshWalk. Enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere at Bubba's Love Shack, Dead Dog Saloon, Drunken Jack's, Wahoo's and more.
Wherever you decide to dine and party, be sure to plan ahead and make reservations for one of the busiest nights on the Strand. After a fun night of dining, dancing and counting down to midnight, catch a cab and make your way back to Long Bay Resort for a little rest and relaxation. There's no better place to start 2017 than Myrtle Beach and Long Bay Resort.