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Oct 14, 2007 05:05 PM

Are there holes-in-the-wall in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head?

We will be spending two nites near MB and three in HH next week. I've scoured the boards, and it seems that chains and middle-brow tourist places predominate. Are there any really good but unfancy places, reasonably priced, that focus on chow-worthy food?

We will be in an RV with our own kitchen, so don't absolutely need to eat out much, but want to get some good local things, if that's possible. Local seafood would certainly be nice. Even something like a church picnic oyster roast would be grand! Also, are there any seafood markets or other places we can get good stuff to cook ourselves? We can drive a ways if necessary.

In MB we will be staying way up toward the north end (Longs actually), so naturally would like to know about places up in that neck of the woods.

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  1. IN HH Sea Shack will fill your needs. However, I think Rachel Ray did a spot there so lines can be out the doors still at times.

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    In MB there is a place down in the old Pavillian area called Mrs. Fish, I have not eaten there yet, but have reports that it is pretty good. Low key, but maybe not considered a hole in the wall per say.

    1. Two of our favorite places to eat are: "Original Benjamin's" on Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach. It is a little pricey but you can find coupons. It has everything in a buffet style and the food is good. The other place is called "120 Item Chinese Buffet" in Surfside. The place is immaculate, the food is good and it is a nice mix of American, Chinese and seafood. Have a great trip -Jack

      1. The Sea Shack on HH is very good and inexpensive. Sea Capt House is a good choice in MB but since you're staying in NMB you may want to check out any of the number of seafood joints a few miles up the road in Callabash. Don't fall for the chains calling themselves Callabash style. The inexpensive joints are only located in the town of Callabash just over the SC line.

        1. I agree that The Sea Shack is the only place at Hilton Head which could be called roadfood. On our last trip, it was the best and the cheapest meal we had - which is a sad commentary on the other places we visited. I have heard that they lost their chef (I was shocked to hear they had a chef - a very good cook seemed more appropriate) recently so quality may not hold up in the future. Regardless, we will eat there on our next trip.

          1. myrtle--- Hamburger Joe' and Bimini's. Order simple in both, as you do not need to spend much in either to be chow worthy!

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            1. re: ChowMC

              I love Bimini's fried oysters and grouper balls. (don't even say anything)