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Top 10 Dinner Shows In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Updated for 2023: This list of the Top 10 Dinner Shows In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina includes showtimes, run time, costs, and tickets info.

Flag at the Medieval Times arena with the words Top 10 Dinner Shows In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

When you’re at home, going out to eat is a treat. It’s something we do rarely, on special occasions or when we have company in town. Vacation is a different story. We’ve actually been to a lot of the dinner shows in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

For me, dinner shows are pretty perfect. You get to eat and watch a show. It’s like two events and only one tab.

Myrtle Beach is a really popular vacation destination, but for us, it’s a day trip. It’s close enough for us to just drive for dinner, which is great because there are a ton of Myrtle Beach restaurants. But if you’re planning a trip and staying a while, look for a dinner show to add to your to do list.

Top 10 Dinner Shows In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Pirates and mermaid performers on a pirate ship-shaped theater.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

For my second birthday here in North Carolina, I really wanted to go to the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show (8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach). It did not disappoint.

You show up early and many of the actors are already putting on a pre-show in a separate room from the main show. There’s also a gift shop — and access to the bar. Once the main doors open, you choose a seat (we sat in the very front, which I highly recommend) and start eating from a set menu.

When the show starts, Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster Calico Jack lead two crews in a search for lost treasure. They look around the pirate ship that’s in the center of the room, the water around it, and the flat ground in front of you (where there is also audience participation).

My birthday is in November, so Dolly Parton’s show (yes, she is the executive producer) was Christmas themed. We haven’t been back to see the non-Christmas show, but we have had friends go and say it was great then as well.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Myrtle Beach info:

Showtimes: Daily at 6 pm
Run time: About 2 hours, with a 50 minute pre-show
Cost: N/A right now
Tickets: Call the box office at 843-497-9700

Two knights on horses in a medieval arena.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times (2904 Fantasy Way) is probably the most common dinner show when people think about dinner and a show. I actually really wanted to go for a really long time, but it wasn’t until we moved close to the one in Myrtle Beach when we finally made it.

There are various colored teams and they’re all represented by a knight. While you’re eating (without utensils!), you cheer on your knight through his feats of strength. There’s jousting and other games on horseback that are unscripted, and then there’s a full scripted show where the knights have to save a princess.

You can purchase different tickets for this show, including VIP tickets. We had those when we went. You get to sit in the front row, get a rally towel and VIP lanyard, and get a better seat for when the knights on horseback are riding towards you.

I actually loved it so much and have been planning our return ever since. (Small aside: We haven’t made it back here yet, but we did go to the Tournament of Kings in the Excalibur in Las Vegas, which is very similar.)

Medieval Times Myrtle Beach info:

Showtimes: 5 pm Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; Saturday at 4:30 pm and 7 pm
Run time: About 2 hours
Cost: Starting at $55.95 for adults and $28.95 for children. Use the code SPRING21 to save up to $10 (valid through 12/31/21)
Tickets: Call the box office at 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878)

Find out more in our full Medieval Times review.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

When you think House of Blues, you probably think concerts. But the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach (4640 Hwy 17 S) is also home to the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.

During the three-course meal, a “murder” happens. And diners — who become part of the whodunit — have to solve the murder. If you figure it out, you may “be rewarded” the website says.

Sounds like a way to put all those hours of watching SVU and Dateline to work.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater info:

Showtimes: 7 pm on Saturday (arrive at 6:45 pm)
Run time: About 2 hours
Cost: N/A right now
Tickets: Call the box office at 843-272-3000

Four men performing a traditional Polynesian dance on a stage.

Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show

If you’re going to be in Myrtle Beach during the summer months, you need to put the Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show (6803 N Ocean Blvd) on your must see list. If you’re visiting during the winter, sorry, but you’ll have to wait until next year. The show is limited during the week and is also limited during the season.

What’s not limited is the entertainment.

It kicks off with a buffet dinner (definitely have the meatballs!) while a trio of performers serenade you with their guitars, ukuleles, and voices.

After dinner, the mostly-Samoan performers dance, sing, and chant the audience through a variety of Polynesian islands (including New Zealand, Tahiti, and, of course, Samoa).

At the end of the show, the entire 200-capacity audience goes outside to watch the fire performers twist, twirl, and throw a fire knife (which is a stick, not an actual knife like you are thinking).

The show lasts 2.5 hours, from dinner to fire knifes, which makes it well worth the money.

Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show Myrtle Beach info:

Showtimes: Monday through Wednesday at 6 pm
Run time: 2.5 hours
Cost: $49.99 for adults, $24.98 for kids, 2 and under are free
Tickets: Book here.

Find out more in our full Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show review.

A burger, fries, and condiment. There is a Hard Rock Cafe flag in the burger.

Hard Rock Café

If you like music, the Hard Rock Café (1318 Celebrity Cir) is a great place to eat. It’s located in the center of Broadway at the Beach, and you’ll recognize it by the large spinning guitar.

When you get inside, you’ll see a ton of rock memorabilia, from guitars to outfits worn by your favorite bands. It’s so cool to be that close to some of music’s most iconic clothing.

And then there’s the food. The last time we went, I purchased a voucher for an “electric” meal from TripAdvisor’s website that included a beverage, salad, main dish, and dessert. I picked a cauliflower burger because I had never seen that anywhere before and it was delicious.

What’s really fun is you can get dinner and a show some nights. Check Hard Rock Café’s calendar of events before planning your trip.

Hard Rock Café Myrtle Beach info:

Showtimes: Varies
Run time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Tickets: Call the box office at 843-272-3000

World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues

If you’re looking to go to “church” on a Sunday in Myrtle Beach, check out the World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues (4640 Hwy 17 S).

Each Sunday morning, you can listen to live gospel music while you enjoy the all-you-can-eat Southern Style Buffet.

Feed your soul with the joyous singing, the video ad for Gospel Brunch says.

The Myrtle Beach location is one of 11 House of Blues venues across the country that holds the non-denomenational Gospel Brunch, so if you miss it on your Myrtle Beach vacation, you may find it somewhere else.

World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues info:

Showtimes: 9 am on Sundays
Run time: Varies
Cost: $37 for adults, $18.50 for kids 4 to 10, free for kids under 4
Tickets: Call 843-913-3746

Two men with guitars, who are in a band, performing on a stage.

House Of Blues Myrtle Beach

We’ve been to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach (4640 Hwy 17 S) a bunch of times to see some of our favorite bands. When we went to see Yellowcard (which is the concert the photo above is from), Pete bought us a special ticket package where we were able to get a food credit and have some food at the bar, located near the stage.

But, before or after the show, you can have a sit down dinner at the House of Blues.

Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez has a restaurant Crossroads at the House of Blues (this is not the aforementioned bar near the stage). You can order a full meal during the day or snacks and a drink at night. Whatever you choose, definitely pick seating on the back patio. That’s where the magic happens.

Okay, not magic. But that’s where the music happens.

There is usually a band or solo act performing way past your bedtime. And you don’t even need a concert ticket to enjoy that show. (You do need a ticket for entry into the main shows, though).

House of Blues Myrtle Beach info:

Showtimes: Live music in the bar at 5 pm Monday through Friday, Live music on the deck at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday
Run time: Varies
Cost: N/A right now
Tickets: Call the box office at 843-272-3000

Comedy Cabana

We love going to our local comedy club, but we haven’t gotten the chance to check out Comedy Cabana (9588 N Kings Hwy) yet. Maybe on our next trip.

Like a typical comedy club, there’s a two item minimum. You can get two alcoholic drinks, if you want. But, you can also get two dinner items too, like a burger (like the Whoopi Goldburger) and a soda. So, for us, that counts Comedy Cabana as a dinner show since you’re eating dinner while you watch a comedy show.

The comedy club also hosts comedy open mic competitions, so if you think you have what it takes to be a stand up comic, you might want to keep your eyes open for the next comedy battle.

What’s great is that the age limit is 15 with an adult (and all shows are non-smoking!), so if you’re looking for something to do as a family with older kids, this is a great option. Obviously, no one under 21 can drink, so expect to get your kid dinner or a snack like nachos for the two item minimum.

Comedy Cabana info:

Showtimes: Doors open at 6 pm nightly, shows start at 8 pm on Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. There are additional shows in July and August.
Run time: Varies
Cost: $19 per person or $22 for preferred seating, plus two menu items
Tickets: Call the box office at 843-449-4242

Carolina Comedy Club

The Carolina Comedy Club (1318 Celebrity Cir) is located at Broadway at the Beach. So, if you’re in the area checking that out, check out the comedy club.

As with the Comedy Cabana, it’s not officially a dinner show, but you can get dinner at the full kitchen and bar in the venue while you watch the comedians perform, so we’re counting it as an option.

The Carolina Comedy Club is an adult-only show, so your kids aren’t able to come to this one. So definitely keep that in mind when you’re deciding between this and Comedy Cabana.

Carolina Country Club info:

Showtimes: N/A right now
Run time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Tickets: 843-839-2565

Other Shows In Myrtle Beach, SC

There are a few other shows in Myrtle Beach that are not dinner shows, but are still worth checking out.

Two men, dressed as the Blues Brothers, dancing on stage. Two men in the back play guitar and drums.

Legends In Concert

We loved Legends In Concert (2925 Hollywood Dr) when we went. You get to watch four or five impersonators perform amazing hits. There’s a small concession stand where you can get drinks, popcorn, beer, and White Castle burgers, but there’s nowhere in the theater to eat it.

Check out our Legends In Concert review. And purchase tickets here.

Carolina Opry

The Carolina Opry (8901 N Kings Hwy) is a variety show running about two hours. There are a few different shows available, so you may be able to see music, magic, or more.

Alabama Theater

The Alabama Theater (4750 Hwy 17 S) is a venue that hosts a ton of acts, like comedy shows, guest concerts, tributes and more.

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Day trips from Myrtle Beach worth the drive:

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* Drugstore Divas has no affiliation with any of these dinner shows or other Myrtle Beach shows. Information is as accurate as possible, but double check with the venues for the most up to date information.

Which of these Top 10 Dinner Shows In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will you book this season?

April J Harris

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I haven't been to Myrtle Beach since I was a teenager, but it looks like it is still a really fun place to visit! I love a good dinner show, and look forward to attending more of them when things settle down.


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

We loved the Pirate's Voyage show and enjoyed our meal at The Hard Rock. We've been to Medieval times a few times in Orlando too. Pinning these for our next MB trip!


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

How fun! Thanks for stopping by NanaHood and if I am ever in Myrtle Beach I'll look these up!