Restaurant Review: Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach

Sea Captain’s House

Your Bluegreen vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina would not be complete without a trip to the historical Sea Captain’s House. The history behind the Sea Captain’s House dates back over 80 years. What began in 1930 as a beachfront cottage for owner Henry Taylor’s family to vacation was later sold to Charles W. Angle to enjoy.  Then in 1954 the cottage was owned by Nellie G. Howard and became a place for visitors to lodge and eat three meals a day, which she called Howard’s Manor.

That year Hurricane Hazel caused damage to the guesthouse and the once screened front porch was redesigned into a sunroom, perfect to still admire the surroundings nature had to offer. Next, in 1962, the property was sold and there were plans for a motel to take its place. Thankfully for locals and vacationers, financial difficulties caused the plans for the cottage to be torn down and rebuilt into a motel to fall through. The owners instead decided to operate the property as a restaurant and have continued to do so ever since.

The cottage has come a long way through the years. Today this popular restaurant serves splendid cuisine with waterfront views, every day of the week. The locals have even voted the Sea Captain’s House the Best Seafood Restaurant in the area, providing them with the Reader’s Choice Award in Southern Livings.

What keeps guests coming in is the food. The breakfast menu includes a long list of breakfast favorites. You can order eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, cereal, oatmeal and plenty of other options, or go for one of their specials like the crab cakes Benedict. This tasty way to start the day comes with two Lump Crab Cakes, which are topped with poached eggs and a classic hollandaise sauce. They serve this dish with either home fries or grits and your choice of chilled juice. Grapefruit, Orange, Tomato, Apple, Cranberry, and even Prune juices are all available to wash down the breakfast of your choice.

If you head in for lunch or dinner instead, enjoy one of their soups, salads, seafood, meat, or poultry dishes. They offer so many variations on ways to dine on crabs, shrimp, and other fresh seafood. If you can’t choose just one type of fish, go all out with the Captain’s Seafood Platter. Featuring shrimp, scallops, flounder and oysters, either broiled or fried, you can taste an array of fish, dipped in tartar or cocktail sauce. There are also lobster tails and Southern favorites such as shrimp Creole or jambalaya. If you are looking for something from the land, pork chops, steaks and chicken dishes are also expertly prepared, with sides available such as dirty rice and veggies.

A children’s menu is also available for the little ones, as is an affordable wine list, dessert menu and daily specials.  It is located on Ocean Boulevard just blocks away and under one mile from the Bluegreen resort, Carolina Grande. Bluegreen’s SeaGlass Tower is also just minutes away and less than 2 miles from the restaurant. Harbour Lights is 6 miles and around 10 minutes drive, while Shore Crest Vacation Villas I & II are approximately 10 miles and 20 minutes drive.