Zatikyan, who’s lived in the United States since 2006, is married, and he and his wife, Oksana, have three children.
“I came to the USA and opened restaurants because I like making people feel Happy and make them smile and enjoy, he explained.
The owner is a big believer in teamwork and leads his staff “to create a mentality that we work together,” he said. “We cannot go forward without it.”
Zatikyan played professional volleyball for 14 years, and he brings the importance of teamwork to his work in the restaurant.
“I am a team player,” he said. “We help each other and have fun.”
When you eat at his restaurant, Zatikyan and his team aim to provide quality customer service.
“We want to give our guests the service we like to get when we go to a restaurant,” he said. “I put my heart and soul into my restaurant every day.”
Carolina Seafood and Steak is “actively working with the community” to be a vital asset to the Grand Strand Area.
The restaurant’s early bird menu is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Happy hour specials are also offered in the bar.
The restaurant currently serves lunch and dinner.
The 14,000 square-foot historic building includes the main dining room, a sunny garden room with a glass roof, the bar, the wooden room with natural wood walls, and the Carolina Lounge and Bar.
The lounge includes a dance floor and can be reserved, equipment and DJ included, for private parties.
The restaurant regularly features live entertainment with a variety of musical genres represented.
The building that houses Carolina Seafood and Steak was built in 1969 and contains many beautiful remnants, salvaged from the former Ocean Forest Hotel which was Myrtle Beach’s first hotel.
The magnificent wooden arches, built in 1927 and now dividing the restaurant’s rooms, and the actual bar were originally part of the historic hotel.
The stunning stained glass on the ceiling in the bar and the glass behind the bar were salvaged from a church in Spain.
The restaurant’s large kitchen makes it possible for Carolina Seafood and Steak to host large parties, wedding receptions and other gatherings. The restaurant can provide a la carte meals or buffet-style dining for your event.