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Pawley's Island (am I on the right board?)

christina z May 21, 2002 02:11 PM

I've got to go to Pawley's Island near Myrtle Beach for a couple of days in June. Any recommendations on what to eat and/or where to eat it?

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    Danna May 23, 2002 10:35 AM

    Cant help you with specifics, but the Murrell's Inlet area is full of restaurants. That is between Myrtle Beach and Pawley's Island. When I was a child & teen, I loved a spot called Rice Planter's Back Porch, but I can't say what my opinion of it would be today.

    If you get no responses, try the SC section of Fodors.com travel board. I suspect you will get responses.

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    1. re: Danna
      Laura May 23, 2002 12:13 PM

      Hi look down about 20 lines ..there is a section about Frank's and other goodies in the area.

    2. nanaang May 16, 2009 09:29 PM

      There's a great new restaurant in Pawleys that has great food and great service the name is BOVE Restaurant and Bar.

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        LGD May 17, 2009 11:08 AM

        Head North on Hwy 17 and take the by pass instead of going through Murrell's Inlet. Watch carefully and on your left you will see Salt Creek. Great happy hour specials, great food, very reasonable.

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          BeachBacchus May 17, 2009 12:24 PM

          I"d suggest you try Chive Blossom Cafe. Their soups are outstanding!

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            eatslower May 18, 2009 01:50 PM

            High Hammock has just opened that the Hammock Shops - great
            Chive Blossom - great!
            Bove and Bistro 217 are great
            Perrone's Market - awesome sandwiches and gourmet to go!
            You'll be surprised how many good places in Pawleys (in comparison to the MB buffet row).

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              billyjack May 19, 2009 01:20 AM

              Chive Blossom is good (and attractive because it is closest to the island). But try Frank's and Bistro 217 first. I have high hopes for High Hammock because of its pedigree, but I haven't had a chance to try it. And Bove's menu looks great but same story.

              Also keep in mind the restaurants in Murrel's Inlet and Georgetown (Rice Paddy!). Doing a search for those will turn up many suggestions and it shouldn't be hard to figure out which are still around.

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                BlueHerons May 19, 2009 03:19 PM

                Bove - Excellent $$$
                Franks - Excellent $$$-$$$$
                High Hammock - Excellent $$$$
                Landolfi's - Excellent $
                Perrone's - Excellent $-$$
                Sam's Corner - Good Greasy $-$$

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                  ejrmaine May 29, 2009 11:24 AM

                  Christina, I agree with what's been said. Both Bove and Franks (outback) are the best in the area. I've been to High Hammock and was not pleased.

                  When you go to Franks, go in the back, they call it their outback, it's great dining in the summer.


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                    Cpt Wafer May 29, 2009 02:44 PM

                    I was at Bove late last month and found the food merely adequate and the service friendly but inept. Each time I've been to High Hammock the food was good and the service cordial, prompt and professional.

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                      BlueHerons May 30, 2009 07:51 AM

                      We were at High Hammock a couple of weeks ago on a Monday night and our service was horrible. We started out with one waiter who never came back. Then it took forever to get another waiter who was really slow. Finally on our third water after sitting at the table for 30 minutes our service came together. We were a party of eight outside and no one was inside.

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                        Cpt Wafer May 30, 2009 10:31 AM

                        Inexcusable. Hope they get that fixed pronto. Did the third waiter have any comment?

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                        johnb May 30, 2009 08:20 AM

                        I had lunch at High Hammock last month (based on Cpt's recommendation and some others) and it was fine. The best grits (I had shrimp and grits) I ever had.

                      3. re: ejrmaine
                        JoanInNC May 29, 2009 06:33 PM

                        It's also great dining in December if you sit near the heaters. :-)

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                          BlueHerons May 30, 2009 07:52 AM

                          It is awsome outside isn't it? We ate at Franks Outback one COLD night in January and did just fine with the heaters. It was beyond charming and the food amazing.

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                            JoanInNC May 31, 2009 12:27 PM

                            We enjoyed visit from the cat, too. :-) We love Frank's, just wish we could get there more often. Our best experiences, though, have been sitting at the bar by the kitchen.

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