Cafe Amalfi

4.1
538 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Airy and romantic, Cafe Amalfi offers casual fine dining and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. An extensive menu includes seafood, steaks and salads. The restaurant boasts a private dining room available for groups of 10-20 people by reservation only. For more information on private dining please call (843)692-3145
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 538 people are saying
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4.5
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3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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QuincyJ
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our server, George, was amazing. Donna also was fantastic! We will have dinner here again tomorrow because of Donna’s exceptional service!

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JanaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our gentleman waiter was great! Food was wonderful! View was beautiful! Will visit again!

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mpbizinfo
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, pleasant surroundings, great views, good food and fantastic service by George!! Felt very comfortable eating there even during these Covid times because of PPE measures taken by staff.

Thought the price was a little steep--especially since they are no longer serving bread with before dinner cocktail! Bonefish Grill in North Myrtle still serves bread with cocktail. And although not quite the same ambiance, the food was good but the $$$a little less.

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was stellar. Could not have been happier with our lovely waitress.

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gabriellef
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were on vacation in Myrtle Beach and were staying at the Hilton. We got back late at night and decided to stay in the hotel to eat. The service was phenomenal and the food was excellent. The waiter was so good at his job. He made great suggestions for the meal and everyone was spot on. You could tell he enjoyed working with the customers and had a large knowledgeable base about the food that was being served. All of that made for a very delicious evening.

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vipHiltonGuy
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I have been coming to this restaurant for years, and needless to say, I was very disappointed in this visit. The quality of the food is dramatically different than what it was. It is in no way worth the money. It is the quality of what you would expect at a casual dining restaurant such as Applebee's for double the cost. There are no table cloths, no bread, and some of the staff members were wearing the same uniform as the outside pool bar staff (and no, they were not working a double or covering for someone). The wait staff (George) was amazing as always, but to make the whole experience the food has to match. I hope there will be an improvement before my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter George. We always request him. We eat here ever year around July 4th. He always makes great suggestions. Our only disappoint was they didn't have the great bread that they always have. They didn't serve bread at all.

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vipContaxsports
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at restaurants over 100 times per year up and down the east coast. This restaurant has totally exceeded our expectations
Couple that with a beautiful view of the ocean makes this a place you want to add to your dining list

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Mokie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was decent though it was not worth $45-49 for a main course. We waited for 40 plus minutes for our server to come to take our drink Oder while only a few tables (not even a half of the floor was occupied) were used. I even put a note saying it was my husband’s birthday but nobody came to discuss that. I didn’t bother mentioning it since the whole thing was rather let down. It is so much for a restaurant at Hilton.

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vipJoyC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual beachy vibe. We had a window table with a beautiful view of the water...highly recommend asking for window view table. Food was good and hot and server was very friendly overall great night.

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Josh
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Service was very good and the view was amazing. However the quality of food for the price was way off. Shrimp bruschetta was small and didn’t was not very good, the sirloin was over cooked and just not a great cut of meat.

I would go back go back for the view and the service, but not for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was great! Not his fault the chef wouldn’t/couldn’t accommodate a vegetarian request. We thought a Hilton property would be better about that. Our food was good, they just need more options. Wouldn’t even bring us bread, only crackers.
The view and atmosphere are good.

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EricH
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good just pricey, also very hard to get in contact with the restaurant as we tried multiple times.

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Fantastic
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by George.

JB
vipJohnB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great view, great service, decent food. Not a romantic, special occasion place but I'd still go back.

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vipK8Stev
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Limited menu. Lunch cafe style dining in hotel restaurant. No table cloths or charm. Seafood over cooked and Cesar salads were very basic.

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vipLikesEatingOut
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Not what we were expecting from the photo on open table. It was indoors, upstairson 2nd floor of the hotel, no outdoor seating, basic cafeteria style setting and tables. Was not par with its name. The food was fine, but it was like quality of a place like TGI Fridays or casual bar food dining. The by the glass champagne (Proseco) was not good. Only choice. We drove out of our way to go because it looked like a nice elegant, upscale restaurant on the water with outdoor dining and a view of the water. It is inside a big hotel on the beach. We were the ONLY ones in the restaurant at the time.

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PamF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a delicious meal at Cafe Almafi. The grouper dish was amazing! Our server George was so attentive and a fun. It turned out to be the best meal we had the entire 4 days we were here!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and super nice folks working here!

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HarryH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a place one could eat at weekly, prices are rather steep. Considering price, everything is top notch. Food is excellent, presentation is very good. Great place for special occasions

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vipTheresaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bad French fries.

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DavidAngela
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - staff excellent and food was spot on.
We were lucky and it was not to busy and enjoyed a great view over the sea.

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johnb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been there a few times . This time it was a limited menu, but soon will going back to regular menu.

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TrentonC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than them not respecting a window table reservation many days in advance, the server made up for it.

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NicoleK
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, view was amazing. Food was so-so, it's definitely hotel food with hotel-food-pricing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

This is a typical hotel restaurant. Food is average and way overpriced. Since not much else was open and ordered our drinks we decided to stay for lunch. 4 sandwiches with drinks and fries was $90. Should have gone to McDonald's. Will never go back.

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Nick
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was towards the end of the day so we felt bad as we were one of the last to get bar orders in but they made us comfortable and served us with huge smiles. Appreciate the great interactions.

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vipMelissa
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely attentive and flexible to moving us when a spot next to the window opened up.

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vipcindies
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservation and were told to wait 10 min...no problem. But we sat and waited until almost 6pm before they seated us, even though the restaurant was fairly empty. The menu online is NOT the same as what they gave us. I forgot to take a pic, but it is mostly pizza and hamburgers, not what we were expecting. You can pay for the 7 oz sirloin (close to $50), but I didn't want to risk it based on how crappy our experience started out. I got a hamburger and it was "ok" although the fries were very good. The poor hostess was clearly trying to keep customers happy, but it was obvious she was trying to hold people off because they were way behind in the kitchen. It seemed like they were cooking for room service at the same time and making the hotel guests the priority, which I guess is fine, but just know that going into this debacle. They do have a nice view of the beach (if you can get a table by the window), but honestly, that was the only redeeming thing. It has a very "hotel cafe" feel to it, so the pics I saw online made it looks so much nicer that what it really was.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Extremely Mediocre experience and food for a far reaching price tag. 200 dollar meal that was really truly not great. They need to go back to culinary school if they even went there in the first place. This is a tough review, but accurate. Hopefully they will make some major improvements after reading this.

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vipMela526
Chicago
389 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very good food and nice wines. Wonderful view of the ocean. At this time they have a "Covid Menu" so not as many options as usual. But there was something for everyone. The burger my husband had was very good and the seafood soup was very tasty. Always ask for George to be your server. He is outstanding really and a pleasure to be around.

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vipATrulley
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

George is quite literally the beat server I’ve ever had in Myrtle Beach!!! The special order of a house salad with salmon was terrific. The only thing we didn’t like was the shrimp cocktail. They truly did not taste like local shrimp and there were only 5 small shrimp...definitely not worth the $16 price tag. (I don’t mind spending $16 on 5 giant, perfect local shrimp). The cocktails were well poured and the wine was lovely...a really nice selection. But it was George that really made our meal shine.

JM
JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving dinner for 6 people. Service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very good. Only issue for me was the temperature of the food, could have been a little hotter. We will definitely return to Cafe Amalfi.

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MaryT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Understanding that Covid 19 has diminished business greatly; when a restaurant remains opened, especially in a resort hotel... quality standards should remain in tact.

The complaint I have is in regard to the food and pricing. Food was not 'fresh' (wilted caesar salad greens, dressing must have been old - made us feel ill. Or it could have been the condiments topping the burgers, or the double fried french fries. The extra grease caused concern.) Finally, a $5.00 charge for a basket of 3 pieces of torn up white bread is not justified, even if you use a fancy term for 'assorted bread service.'

The service however was pleasant - even if we were the only quests dining at the time.

Would NOT recommend this restaurant at this time.

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wksb
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very pleasant staff

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow it took two hours to get our food and our ticket any charged us for the wrong thing on the menu I will never go back to this place again nor do I recommend very overpriced and overrated it was a customer complaining while I was there. That should’ve been a red flag. But it was my daughter’s birthday and she wanted to eat there because we were in town visiting and that’s the place that she looked up up

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, good wait staff. Great view of the ocean.

KW
vipKnowsWhatsGood
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our table directly overlooked the pool with a view of the ocean beyond.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great except the seafood fra Diablo it was very bland and lacked any Italian flair or spice. The mahi-mahi was amazing and the crab cakes.

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Cafe Amalfi is rated 4.1 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.