Downtown Myrtle Beach is beginning to thrive again, with a number of places where tourists and locals can choose to sit down and grab a bite to eat.
Dining in the downtown area offers the opportunity take in views of the ocean and briefly escape the crowds of people milling about, all while getting in some good people-watching.
Business in the area is starting to turn around, after some say the closing of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion in 2006 drained the economy. In an attempt to revitalize the downtown area, the city opened the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade in 2010.
Once the boardwalk opened, many business owners saw a boost in revenue and owners of vacant properties in the downtown area took notice, said David Sebok, executive director of the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corp.
Here are a few places you can grab dinner downtown.