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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Dinner and a Show in the Myrtle Beach Area

Why trek all over town for dinner and a show when you can combine both activities into one fantastic night out in the Myrtle Beach area? Featuring several dinner theaters/entertainment venues that serve great food and good times, the Grand Strand gives visitors plenty of options for enjoying a nice meal and a musical or theatrical production under the same roof.

At first glance, the ticket prices might give you sticker shock, but admission to a dinner show is fairly reasonable when you consider the cost of taking the family out to a fancy restaurant followed by an evening of entertainment. For our valued guests at The Caribbean Resort & Villas, here are five of our favorite places to go for dinner and a show:

* Crocodile Rocks Dueling Pianos: This Broadway at the Beach venue may be best suited for adults, although there are earlier, family-friendly shows available. The late-night scene here is one wild party, with two pianists/singers tickling the ivories and the crowd's funny bones with an act that is one part music, two parts comedy. Patrons can also enjoy a variety of bar-food favorites, like cheeseburgers, nachos and soft pretzels, and wash them down with a selection from the full bar.

* Dick's Last Resort: This Barefoot Landing establishment has a nasty reputation, and for good reason. Dick's Last Resort prides itself on its comically rude service as the entire staff brings a bad attitude to each table. Trade good-natured jabs with the waiters and bartenders and order from a menu that boasts about no recent poisonings. It's all in good fun, of course, and the food is surprisingly good despite being served in buckets. Shhh, don’t tell anyone — Dick wouldn't like a good word getting out about his hole in the wall.

* Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: It's only a 15-minute drive from The Caribbean to travel a millennium back in time at this Fantasy Way venue. Featuring a castle with an authentic look both inside and out, Medieval Times transports guests to the Middle Ages with costumed actors and performers who stay in character and interact with patrons throughout the experience. Guests feast on roasted turkey legs and other period dishes that have been modernized for the picky palates, and you can dine while watching displays of jousting, falconry, sword-fighting and more. You might even get invited to meet the royal family.

* Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Experience a real "whodunit" over a soulful Southern dinner at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing. Guests arrive for a private dinner party with other patrons, as well as some secret plants to advance the script. Collect clues and crack the case to win a prize, or just watch the mystery unfold before your eyes. For those who prefer an earlier and more uplifting show, check out the HoB's Sunday Gospel Brunch with live music and a delicious spread of comfort-food favorites.

* Pirates Voyage: A high-seas adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, this Dolly Parton production has it all — ships, cannons, mermaids, seals, parrots, divers and a band of singing, swashbuckling pirates on an underwater stage. Patrons dine on Caribbean-themed dishes and drink from a souvenir mug while watching the captain and his crew do what they do best — pillage, plunder and put on a dynamic show. Kids get to don pirate gear and interact with the performers before, during and after the show.

After a fun night out on the town, it’s time to head back to your beach getaway at The Caribbean Resort & Villas to rest and recover before another fun-filled day on the Grand Strand. It’s the perfect way to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation.