7 Best Myrtle Beach Dinner Shows for Fun and Food!

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Knights preparing to joust at Medieval Times. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

Have you attended dinner shows in Myrtle Beach? Visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, promises endless fun and entertainment with its pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, scenic oceanfront promenades, and delightful cuisine. There is also a lovely array of dinner shows in Myrtle Beach.

These shows offer a unique blend of great food, music, comedy, dance, and theater, making for a memorable time with your friends and family. Let’s explore some of the top dinner shows along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach that are sure to spice up your vacation.

Myrtle Beach Dinner Shows - entrance to Pirate's Voyage.
Join in on a hearty sea adventure at Pirate’s Voyage! Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

1. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Join Captain Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and his crew for a swashbuckling adventure that includes acrobatics, live animals such as parrots, life-sized pirate ships, an indoor lagoon and sea lions, and a four-course feast at the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.

SheBuysTravel writer Deb Steenhagen attended the show while on a girlfriend getaway to Myrtle Beach, and her group thoroughly enjoyed it. She said, “It feels almost like Cirque du Soleil at times with pirate acrobats flipping and twisting through the air, into the water and on the ship’s masts and rigging. There’s fire, glow-in-the-dark skeletons, a humorous sea lion, and all while loudly cheering for your team of either Sapphire or Crimson.”

myrtle beach dinner shows - picture during the finale of the Pirate's Voyage show.
Whether you love pirates or not, this show is entertaining with amazing stunts and lots of humor. Photo taken from the Crimson (rear) side. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

The show’s pirate ships, other props, costumes, and special effects are breathtaking, and the performers’ energy will keep the whole family hooked till the end.

Deb’s group also loved the food, “I’m not usually a fan of cream soups, but their creamy vegetable soup was delicious. They also served roasted chicken, sugar-cured ham, corn on the cob, and potato wedges that were amazingly tasty. Dessert was an apple pie-like turnover, which I again really enjoyed, even though apple pie isn’t usually my thing. Just be prepared – it’s a lot of food!”

Note that vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are available upon request.

myrtle beach dinner shows - Set of the pirate's voyage show.
Go Crimson pirates! Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

SheBuysTravel Tip: This show is pricey, but you can save a bit if you sit on the Crimson (rear) side of the show. You’ll still see everything (although a small bit of it will be from behind) and will save about $20/person.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – Myrtle Beach info:

  • Address: 8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Showtimes: Multiple times per day.  
  • Tickets: Available online
Myrtle Beach dinner shows - front of Medieval Times.
View of Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

2. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Want to travel back in time to the Middle Ages? Head to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. It is a family-friendly dinner show that recreates a royal jousting tournament with knights in armor, horses, and a princess.

When you arrive, you enter the Medieval-style castle by crossing a drawbridge. Once inside, you are crowned with the colors of your kingdom. You’ll cheer for your assigned kingdom as the knights participate in heart-stopping games, battles, and sword fights. Live Andalusian horses are the show’s stars with their impressive power and agility.  

You’ll dine with the royal court as the knights joust and the horses race by. They serve a hearty meal of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet corn, herb-basted potatoes, and a special dessert. You can look forward to a great show every night.  

SheBuysTravel Tip: This dinner show is also a bit outside the main tourist areas of Myrtle Beach, located in what appears more like an industrial area. Don’t worry, you’re not lost. The building is very recognizable from the outside once you get close.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – Myrtle Beach info:

  • Address: 2904 Fantasy Way
  • Showtimes: Varies depending on the day.
  • Tickets: Available Online
Myrtle Beach Dinner Shows include the Polynesian Fire Luau (street sign).
Look carefully for this sign along the street – it’s very easy to miss and there’s no other indication of where the Polynesian Fire Show is located. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

3. Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show

Don’t miss the Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show if you visit Myrtle Beach during the summer months. This must-see dinner show includes songs and dances from the various Polynesian cultures of Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, and Samoa. The evening ends with performers from the World Champion Samoan Fire Knife Team twisting and twirling with fire knives.  

They serve a buffet dinner of pulled pork, chicken, fish, sticky rice, potatoes, vegetable medley, tossed salad, rolls, and red velvet cake while you are serenaded with ukuleles, guitars, and voices.

Note that although the fire portion of the show used to be conducted outdoors, the entire show is now held indoors.

Myrtle Beach Dinner Shows - views of how to find the entrance to the Polynesian Fire and Luau Show.
Left: view of the St. John’s Inn from the street; Middle: view after turning into the St. John’s Inn driveway; Right: view of the entrance to the dinner show. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

SheBuysTravel Tip: This show can be difficult to find. It is located inside of St. John’s Inn, but other than one mention on a sign (see above), there’s no way to see it easily from the street. You’ll need to turn into the main driveway of St. John’s Inn, where you will see an entrance on the right that looks like a tiki hut. There’s no sign here, but this is where you enter for the dinner show.

Polynesian Fire Luau & Fire Show info:

  • Address: St. John’s Inn – 6803 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Showtimes: Only available during summer months.  
  • Tickets: Available Online
  • Note:  Seating is determined in the order of online purchase.
myrtle beach dinner shows - Riga Tony's murder mystery show exterior.
The exterior of Riga Tony’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

4. Riga Tony’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Enjoy a mobster-themed show as you dine in a 1930s-era speakeasy. This immersive Italian murder mystery dinner show will keep you guessing as to “whodunnit.”  See if you can solve the mystery at Riga Tony’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show.

In keeping with the theme, dinner will include salad, tomato bisque, toasted bread, manicotti, a side, and hand-piped cannoli.

SheBuysTravel Tip: This is another location that can be difficult to find. Look for the Kings Festival strip mall – the show is located inside.

Riga Tony’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show info:

  • Address: 1329 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
  • Showtimes: Evening Shows
  • Tickets: Available Online

5. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

This Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery includes a three-course meal. While you are eating, someone is murdered. Diners become part of the “whodunnit” mystery and help solve the murder.

Dinner includes a southern salad, marinated chicken breast, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and key lime pie tart.

The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is held weekly at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater info:

  • Address: House of Blues – 4640 Hwy 17 S
  • Showtimes: Check the website for dates and times.
  • Tickets: Available online or Call the  box office at 843-272-3000

6. World Famous Gospel Brunch

Start your week with Gospel Music in Myrtle Beach. The World Famous Gospel Brunch is held every Sunday morning at the House of Blues.  

Enjoy a Southern-inspired, all-you-can-eat buffet while attending “church.”  The non-denomination Gospel Brunch features live gospel music.

World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues info:

  • Address: House of Blues 4640 Hwy 17 S
  • Showtimes: 9 am to 1 pm on Sundays
  • Tickets: Call 843-913-3746

7. Comedy Cabana

If you want a night of laughter in Myrtle Beach, head to the Comedy Cabana. While this isn’t a dinner served as part of the show, you must purchase at least two food or drink items to enjoy while watching the show, so we are counting it as a dinner show.

The minimum age to attend Comedy Cabana is 15 with an adult.

Comedy Cabana info:

  • Address: 9588 N Kings Hwy
  • Showtimes: Varies Throughout the Year
  • Tickets: Available Online

Other Myrtle Beach Shows

Live music and other entertainment are available throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Each music venue is terrific, but they do not include dinner with the show.

Legends in Concert

The Legends in Concert show is perfect for those who enjoy seeing celebrity impersonators perform. The show consists of performers impersonating celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Cher.

myrtle beach dinner shows - Carolina Opry exterior.
The Carolina Opry is located in the same complex as the Pirate’s Voyage show. Both were created by Dolly Parton. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

Carolina Opry

If you’re a music fan, you’ll love the Carolina Opry’s variety show, featuring a live band, singers, dancers, and comedians. It was the first variety show in Myrtle Beach and is always a fan favorite. The two-hour show covers genres such as pop, country, rock, and Broadway hits, catering to all tastes. The Carolina Opry is one of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach.

The Carolina Opry also brings you Time Warp showcasing the best music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

From November to early January, the Carolina Opry transforms into a winter wonderland for the Christmas Special, known as “The Christmas Show of the South!”

Alabama Theatre

For an elegant and sophisticated evening, reserve a spot at the Alabama Theatre’s One Show, a Broadway-style production in North Myrtle Beach that fuses singing, dancing, comedy, and special effects. The show follows a journey through time and space, with extravagant costumes and sets that will take your breath away.

They also have a Christmas Show in November and December, “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show.”

House of Blues

If you’re into blues, jazz, rock, or funk music, the House of Blues is the place for you. While listening to live bands, you can sample Southern-inspired cuisines such as jambalaya, barbecue ribs, shrimp and grits, and gumbo. (not required) The venue’s decor is quirky and colorful, with art pieces, murals, and stained-glass windows that add to the bohemian vibe.

Motown Tribute Show

The Motor City Musical – A Tribute to Motown at the GTS Theatre is a journey through the 60s and 70s. Motown hits from the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Gladys Knight, and Diana Ross will have you humming along to the tunes that changed lives and the music scene.

Dinner shows in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are must-try experiences that combine culinary delights and artistic performances into one unforgettable night. Whether you prefer pirates, knights, singers, dancers, or comedians, you’ll find a show to suit your taste and budget. Make sure to book in advance, bring your camera, and prepare to be amazed by the vibrant Myrtle Beach dinner show scene.

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