Myrtle Beach Raw Bar & Bloody Mary Guide

Find Myrtle Beach restaurants with the best raw bars and top-notch Bloody Marys to unwind after a day of fun or to get fired up for a night out. There are few things better in life than briny and nicely chilled oysters paired with a perfectly spiced Bloody Mary. Whether you’re arriving with your spouse, gal pals, or your family, these restaurants offer tempting options to satisfy every appetite.


When you’re ready to dig in, consult this list to find a raw bar serving your favorite seafood and the best cocktail spots near your stay at Paradise Resort in Myrtle Beach.

Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill


Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar in Myrtle Beach is right on the Boardwalk, less than four miles from Paradise Resort, so it’s easy to get out and try this Grand Strand staple. The self-proclaimed Key West-style eatery is known for its fresh seafood and fun atmosphere. Order raw oysters by the dozen and pair them with the famous Dirty Mary, Dirty Don’s take on the classic drink. This Bloody Mary is garnished with shrimp and all your favorite toppings and is served in a glass rimmed with Old Bay seasoning for extra punch. The oyster shooters here are made four ways—with vodka, tequila, beer, and cucumber jalapeño—and each is topped with a fresh oyster. Try a flight to taste them all.


RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar


Part restaurant, part beach bar, and part raw bar, RipTydz restaurant offers something for every craving. Amongst the menu’s creative steamed seafood entrées and shareable appetizers you’ll find an impressive raw bar selection. Start with chilled whole Maine lobsters or tails, mussels, oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, or crab legs, and then choose from various sides to complete your meal. The impressive drink menu includes oyster shooters and all kinds of brunch-inspired drinks. Take a leisurely walk along the beach, enjoying pit stops along the way, or drive the short three miles from Paradise Resort to fill up fast.

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Wicked Tuna @ 2nd Avenue Pier


Wicked Tuna Grille in Myrtle Beach is a short 10-minute drive from Paradise Resort, but if you’re headed over in the evening, the 30-minute walk before sundown is gorgeous. This restaurant is known for its “hook to plate” philosophy and prides itself on serving the freshest fish they can find, or catch. The sushi chefs here are masters at preparing delicately sliced fresh sashimi and delicious sushi rolls. All the seafood they use is caught locally and cleaned and prepared in-house. Try one of their specialty drinks or request a Bloody Mary, which ought to be good since Wicked Tuna hosts an annual competition in Murrells Inlet.


Bimini’s Oyster Bar


See why Bimini’s Oyster Bar tops many locals’ lists of favorite spots to eat. Select a half or full dozen oysters, clams, shrimp, or mussels from this raw bar that prides itself on serving the freshest seafood around. Make the 11-mile drive from Paradise Resort and arrive during Happy Hour to enjoy deals on many seafood appetizers, including oysters. Pair your meal with a Bloody Mary from their bar or try one of Bimini’s World Famous Oyster Shooters. The kids’ menu, giant steam pots for two, and other fried fish dishes make sure everyone in your party leaves happy.


Hook & Barrel


Take the easy, nine-mile jaunt up Highway 17 from Paradise Resort to visit this trendy nautical-themed eatery. Serving flavorful raw and steamed seafood as small plates and entrées has put this spot on the map. The Hook & Barrel restaurant menu features oysters on the half-shell, crab cakes, fish bites, and seafood towers perfect for sharing. Select oyster shooters or a Bloody Mary to get your palate ready for the next fabulous course. The buttered pasta and chicken dishes accommodate kids wonderfully, and the desserts for two are great for date nights.


Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen


When you want a beautifully crafted bloody Mary, head to Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, just 3.5 miles north of Paradise Resort. The Old Bay Bloody Mary is garnished with cocktail shrimp, citrus, olives, and celery, and is served in a glass rimmed with Old Bay Salt, the perfect finishing touch. This drink is an excellent warmup for any of the smoky Southern food on the artisan menu. If you’re meeting up with friends, shareable apps like the creamy, spicy Low Country Dip or the smoked wings are perfect. Let the spicy tacos or grilled handhelds work up your thirst to try another round of their signature drinks.

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