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Chick trip to Myrtle Beach

A friend and I will be visiting Myrtle Beach for the first time at the end of November and would love your recommendations for good eating. We'll have a car so getting around isn't a problem. We're looking for good, fresh and local; quality and creativity are more important than quantity or bang-for-the-buck. We're light eaters (one of us doesn't eat meat), but love good food. A handful of recs for lunch and dinner at any price point would be great. (I highly doubt you could get us out of bed for breakfast, but if there's something we shouldn't miss, please shout out). And what about bars? lounges? cool places to hang out and have a drink? anything with good food AND a view? We'll be there sunday-wednesday, are most restaurants open 7 days a week? Thank you thank you!

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  1. Is anyone out there with recommendations?

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    1. re: aperitif

      What area are you going to be staying in?Because the Grand Strand is like 60 miles long.

      1. re: LaLa

        It's less than 30 miles from Little River to Surfside Beach...the entire of Myrtle Beach will be in between.

        60 miles? You might need to have your odometer checked....lol

        1. re: JayL

          Really Jay...does the Grand Strand stop in Surfside? Not quite.Maybe you should check your facts.LOL!
          From wiki
          The Grand Strand or Long Bay refers to a large stretch of beaches extending from Calabash, North Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina. It consists of 60+ miles along an essentially uninterrupted arc of beach land, beginning around Little River, South Carolina and terminating at Winyah Bay.
          from ego
          Stretching 60 miles from Little River to Georgetown, South Carolina's Grand Strand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U. S
          from discover south carolina..the offical website
          For decades, South Carolina's Grand Strand has been a mecca for vacationers and retirees looking for that great escape. Stretching for more than 60 miles along the Atlantic Coast, this string of beach resorts includes such ocean-side communities as Myrtle Beach, considered the Strand's hub, Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown

    2. Sea Captains House for good seafood. Its locally owned and on the beach for a great view.

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      1. re: webvanman

        Seafood--Sea Captain's House
        Burgers--River City Cafe
        Mexican--Abuelo's
        Steak--Angelo's (it's an Italian restaurant with a buffet but their steaks off the menu are amazing)

        1. re: jsb23nc

          "We're looking for good, fresh and local; quality and creativity"

          Salt Creek is a fantastic place in Murrell's Inlet.The mood as well as the food.
          http://www.saltcreekcafe.com/
          I also like Lee's Inlet Kitchen for seafood and Capt Dave's Dockside for upscale Southern with a killer inlet view. Gulf stream also has a great view of ocean on one side inlet on the other and of course good food.
          I don't eat outside of the Southern End too much but Sea Captain's is delish at any of the three meal times....my personal favorite is breakfast though.I think they serve it til 10 or 10:30.
          As for bars/ lounges your hotel might have one ....quite a few on the ocean have ocean front lounges.As hotels vary wildly and price really doesn't mean anything....so check with someone who has stayed at your place ....that is just the advice of someone who traveled here for 35 years before being relocated.

          1. re: LaLa

            Thank you! This is great and helpful start. We're not staying in a hotel, we're staying in a relative's empty condo which, all i know, is less than a mile from the airport. Salt Creek looks great, will be sure to make a stop there.

      2. Alright, we have plans for Salt Creek Cafe, Frank's/ Frank's Outback, and mini-golf at a yet-to-be-determined location (suggestions?)... Any ideas for sunday brunch?

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        1. re: aperitif

          Capt Dave's dockside has the best brunch in my opinion.We tried several but now we go every other week to Dockside in Murrells Inlet.

          1. re: LaLa

            Chestnut Hill has a good brunch too.

        2. So where did you go?