About Aspen Grille

Reopened in 2009 by chef and owner Curry Martin, Aspen Grille is Myrtle Beach's freshest new dining option. Dishes are based on traditional Southern cuisine, with Chef Martin's own personal twist. Our menu changes seasonally and offers simple, but flavorful dishes with ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers. Pair any dish with a wine from our hand-selected list to create an exceptional meal.

Our comfortable dining room features warm woods and original art, making it a relaxing respite from the hustle bustle of the world outside. Our attentive and experienced staff provides the perfect ambiance for a casual dinner, special event or business occasion. Several nights a week, we feature live entertainment from local favorite musicians.

5101 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday through Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
51st Avenue North

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 449-9191

Website:
http://www.aspen-grille.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live music entertainment from local favorite musicians several nights a week. Visit the "Events" page on our website for an updated schedule.

Executive Chef:
Curry Martin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aspen Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Romantic (50)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Authentic (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (17)
Live Music (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (11)
Fun (10)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely excellent!!! We will definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We dine at Aspen Grille frequently. The menu is wonderful! The food is always delicious and well prepared. That service is also impeccable! It is by far our favorite restaurant! We have taken friends there and they also loved it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A creative take on American/Southern cooking that has always made me a happy visitor. Bartenders Scully and Alan are way above professional grade. Genuinely friendly, quick to assist and spot on with the mixes. The food is always fresh, a little surprising in a very good way and served in portions that often leave you some to take home. Awesome desserts too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Aspen Grille never fails to achieve the best possible experience. The food is usually local and always fresh. The combination of tastes exceeds my expectations every time. Not sure how it can possibly get better but it does. Highly recommend the scallop dish over mushroom risotto with fried spinach. Not sure how they get the delicate crunch on that spinach, but the flavors are so special. The staff is friendly and the service is excellent. Can’t brag enough about this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here and one of the OWNERS had a handwritten ‘Happy Anniversay Card’ at our table with congratulations and thanking us for coming to Aspen Grille for our anniversary! Our very kind server brought our bread and I knew when I tasted that bread, we had made a good choice (I am very picky about bread). My husband loves French Onion Soup (which he is very picky about-he gave it a 10!!). For his entree he had the Shrimp and Grits which I also tried and it was the BEST either of us have ever eaten- a perfect brown gravy is hard to do but the chef nailed it to perfection. i had the Scallops with fried spinach and mushroom risotto—out of this world!!! You are going to be amazed how tender the scallops are plus you will be pleasantly surprised as the fried spinach literally melts in your mouth. I had rose with my meal and I thought it went very well with the scallops. IF you have room, the French flourless chocolate cake is a good choice.
Our new favorite place in Myrtle Beach—what a TALENTED chef!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyable evening. Food, ambiance and service were excellent. Brynn is one of the best servers I’ve had anywhere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Seared scallops with fried spinach: If you like scallops and are in Myrtle Beach you must eat here. Probably the best scallops I have ever eaten (and I have been eating scallops at least 50 years)! I almost didn't order because they are a bit pricey ($36), but so glad I did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent. The white tablecloths were a nice touch. Very good wine-by-the-glass selection. The crostini was fresh and crisp. The scallops with risotto and the chef's selection fish were excellent. Friendly and attentive (but not overly so) services.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent restaurant! The food tastes great. The service is friendly and efficient. We will return next time we are in the area.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were glad to find this restaurant. The food was exceptional and service was excellent!
Little pricey, but we were aware of pricing from their web site, so no surprise.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Another wonderful experience. Aspen Grille is our go to restaurant each time we get to Myrtle Beach.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Staff was so wonderful and made my boyfriend's 30th birthday special! Food was really good and it wasn't overly busy, so that was nice. They had a personal card for him, and I requested glasses of champagne, which were ready upon our arrival. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing. Lamb was very good and he enjoyed the strip. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very pleased with Aspen. Great service excellent food and wine selection. Will definitely go back when we are in town. Excellent seafood. Everything I saw come out of the kitchen looked exquisite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was excellent. No tip to Myrtle Beach is complete without dining here. Best steak and seafood on the beach period.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Has a diverse and interesting menu. For starters the salads and escargot were excellent. The duck confit was very tasty and tender. The lamb was succulent with a flavorful sauce. The only disappointment was the duck breast which was very fatty. Desserts were great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is good but very much over-priced. For the prices charged, food should be exceptional.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I never write reviews but my husband and I went here for our anniversary and it exceeded our expectations. We had a hard time deciding on what to order because everything on the menu sounded great. As an appetizer, we ordered the special lobster bites and salads with their homemade caesar dressing and some kind of vinaigrette that had an amazing flavor. When you're wowed by a salad, you know the food has to be great. I decided on the seared duck breast and my husband got the special hog nose snapper; both entree's were delicious. In addition to the incredible food and our very attentive waiter, the ambiance far exceeded my expectations. They had a singer with an amazing voice. She sang a variety of songs from different genres but all with a jazzy flare. Since it was our anniversary, my husband asked if she took requests and luckily she did. She sang our wedding song, Alicia Key "If I ain't got You"; despite it being her first time singing it, she was spectacular! I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion or date night. Unfortunately, we don't live in the area but next time we're in MB, we'll go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All four people at our table thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We were having dinner with people whom we had not seen in almost thirty years so we chose Aspen Grille as a top notch place to spend dinner time with them. Our waiter was superb, the food was great and the evening was most enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The absolute best part of my trip to Myrtle Beach. Everything tasted great. Would recommend warm goat cheese salad & filet mignon, as well as Blueberry bread pudding. Sides can be shared; mushroom & onion side was really tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was great and the menu selections were varied. It was evident that the staff was well trained. I was pleased to find this special venue in Myrtle Beach.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is our third time at Aspen Grille...the service, the food and the wine never disappoint. It is our true favorite in Myrtle Beach

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service, food was excellent , would recommend

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant out based on the menu as I was in town for a conference. Unfortunately, we did not eat because of poor hospitality from a hostess. She was rude to my friend which in turn upset others, including myself, at the table. We left. So disappointing!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The ambience of fine dining was exactly what we wanted.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Warm atmosphere, creative and delicious food. Save room for dessert too! Service was excellent! Perfect for a special occasion or just something special. Jazz guitarist made the evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very good restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed every course. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent FOOD, SERVICE, albeit a bit on the pricey side but not unexpected for celebrating a special occasion at one of MB's TOP-NOTCH restaurants. Highly recommended and will visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was probably the best that I have experienced in quite some time. Our server was so professional as well as sweet and fun! Background music was perfect...

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is the second time we’ve been here last was 3 years ago when visiting from Connecticut. We have been talking about it since then and couldn’t wait to share with dear friends. Tonight was everything we’d remembered and more. The food was top quality, service personal and attentive, desserts were amazing. We wish they were in Connecticut so we could frequent more often. If you’re looking for an dining ‘experience’ while on vacation- this is the place.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved it , first time here. Food and wait staff are great. Chairs could be a little more comfortable.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was our anniversary so we wanted a nice place for dinner Aspen Grille was very good We felt a little rushed even though the restaurant was only 1/2 full The food was very good although my wife's sea scallops were a bit undercooked We unfortunately sat next to a couple where we could hear their entire conversation It put a damper on our anniversary celebration I would recommend the Aspen Grille

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Aspen Grille remains at the top of my Myrtle Beach list. Always good food, very attentive service both in a clubby type atmosphere. Thursday night was Jazz night which was just delightful. The fresh catch is a changing treat and the wine list offers lots of interesting choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had an excellent dinner and the service was supurb. Mark was our waiter and one of the best we have ever had. We will always go back when at the beach. The live music to enjoy dinner was great as well.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Went for an anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Great service and food and seemed like a very friendly family business. Enjoyed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent - had an outstanding ribeye, with rissoto starter,

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great experience overall. We were celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday and there was a hand written card on the table when we arrived. The hostess and waiter commented and wished her happy birthday. Very nice touch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

after spending most of last 10 years dining here, we stopped for a year because they changed a signature dish. A year later, after customer feedback they want back to original recipe. That was last year. This year they changed it again, for the worse- they were better off with the first change. The chef refused to can remake it as original, i was told no- order something else. So we left and will not return until they remake original. They did not charge for my meal, which was nice. Waitstaff was great , we tipped them well . Too bad they didnt learn their lesson- 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Aspen Grill never disappoints. It's always a great dining experience. The scallops are always a winner (and how do they fry that spinach?).

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Ambiance is great with live singer who was very good. Romantic setting, excellent service with knowledgeable waiter. Food was major disappointment. Ordered lobster bisque @ $10, was average at best. Then grouper with mushroom risotto..$36. Grouper was waaaaaay overcooked. The risotto was an additional $2 upcharge. It was below average. I think my 10 year old daughter can make a better risotto. The restaurant would be excellent if it had a new chef. The current chef sucks. There are much better culinary choices in Myrtle Beach!
Booked for my wife's birthday. No mention by staff of the occasion. Poor management follow up for momentous moments in client's lives. Will definitely not return.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at the Aspen Grille. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and a written note of congratulation was left on our table from the owners and staff. What a special touch! Dinner was delicious and prepared with unique touches. My escargot appetizer featured slices of mushrooms. We both ordered Surf n Turf. The lobster, prepared "Aspen" style, was very flavorful and tender. It had been sautéed in a special sauce. Our beef was prepared exactly as we like. Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive but not intrusive. We never felt rushed and had time to enjoy each course. We will definitely return again when vacationing in Myrtle Beach!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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