With 1,000 restaurants to choose from in the Grand Strand area, it can be difficult to choose where to eat. And, if you’re only staying in the area for a week or so, there just isn’t a good way to cram all the goodness the city has to offer. Here’s the top five, in no particular order.
We’re willing to bet you’ve never had to eat a hot dog with a fork and knife, but if you check out The Killer Dog, you certainly won’t be able to eat it with your hands. It’s a foot-long kosher dog, topped with a mountain of French fries, housemade chili, cheese, and onions. You’ll get big flavors and portion sizes, no matter what you order, and no one in your party will go home hungry!
If you’re looking for the Cheeseburger in Paradise, look no further than Margaritaville on Broadway at the Beach. The location means you will have a longer than normal wait, and the entrees may be a bit pricier than other restaurants you are accustomed to, or even others in the area. Trust us, if it was not worth the wait or the price you would pay, it wouldn’t be on this list! There’s a wide selection of drinks, and plenty of free entertainment for the kids to make it well worth your while.
Croissants Bistro & Bakery
This award-winning restaurant and wine list has been a favorite in Myrtle beach for close to two decades. Croissants Bistro & Bakery does everything from your morning coffee to cakes to fine dining. Place your order online and pick it up in person, or make a reservation ahead of time to reduce your wait. Menu items include: Thai Peanut Salad, Monte Cristo, and various other sandwiches and salads for lunch. Breakfast, dinner, and brunch menus are also available.
If you’re tired of the typical Thai takeout you can get at home, and you want to go somewhere the locals can be found, try dining in at Indo Thai. It is off-the-beaten path, so it won’t be flooded with tourists. You can get a wide selection of authentic Thai, sushi, and hibachi selections, all from the owner and “sushi queen” Lara Heryadi. Menu items include: Red Curry, Pad Thai, Masaman Curry, and Yellow Curry.
If you are in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine, you cannot go wrong with a stop at Abuelo’s. The dining room is made to look like a Mexican open-air courtyard, and once seated, you are provided with chips and four house made salsas to satiate your appetite while you browse the menu. Menu items include: Tapas. Enchiladas, Tortas, Fajitas, and more.
When you’re planning your Myrtle Beach vacation, take time to scope out the massive food scene. While the area is most well known for it miles of glorious, sandy, beaches, it is an often overlooked foodie paradise. This is just a small sampling of the greatness the city of Myrtle Beach has to offer residents and tourists alike.