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Feb 17, 2010 11:41 AM

Myrtle Beach??

Is this the board that takes in Myrtle Beach??

We have "won" a weeklong trip to Myrtle Beach from the MB Tourist Board, not sure what hotel we will be at yet - but it will be the last week of March.

So we've never been, and when asking around it seems that all of our older relatives have... We've asked about great restaurants, and all the answers seem point at generic, side of the highway chains that could be anywhere-ville USA. Which is fine, but not really how we eat on our travels. (Our hosts have given us a dining guide that lists just chains as well).

Anyone have any suggestions for out of the way one of a kind gems? While we enjoy a really expensive fine dining experience, we can also be found eating meat skewers on the side of the road in Shanghai, clay pot rice at midnight in a hole in the wall in Hong Kong, etc.

You get the idea.

Where can we find something that is myrtle beach?

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  1. Collector's Cafe is good, but I think the food is way overpriced, the restaurant really thinks highly of itself.

    If you decide to drive down Hwy 17 South 30 minutes to Litchfield and Pawleys Island, you'll find a number of great local dining options. Here are some of my faves. I usually include the full link and a description but I'm in a rush...

    Rocco's - they have a casual dining room that has great prices and food
    Chive Blossom Cafe
    Austin's Beach Cabana - on the water, go to the casual restaurant, same food as the formal only cheaper!
    High Hammock restaurant
    Emi Bistro & Sushi Bar

    Good luck!!

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    1. re: Victus Populi

      There are two excellent Thai restarants in Myrtle Beach. One is there because of the ex-Air Force Base (Airmen loved to marry Thais, they are great people, and the food is also great!).

      Downtown Myrtle beach, 13th ave. North, "Thai Cuisine". Absolutely outstanding. And VERY reasonably priced...
      Second Thai Place, is at 8th Ave. North, called "Thai Kitchen" or some such. Two little old Thai ladies cook and serve, and sit out with the customers yapping in Thai. The one on 13th ave. North is very cute and tasty, and they have Summer Rolls. The one on 8th ave North is more like what you would find if you were eating in Thailand, i.e., a little ragged around the edges. But BOTH are outstanding. I got the best spicy beef salad at the 8th ave. location, and the best beef ball and noodle soup at the 13th ave. location. Oh, and if you like Brazillian all you can mange meat extravaganza, there is a good one that just opened next to the 13th ave. location. Great Sunday lunch there. And if you want to splurge, go to Rioz, next to Bradway at the Beach. Absolutely fantastic. AVOID AT ALL COSTS anything that has the words "Calabash" and "Style" on their signage. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

      1. re: YoungstownBoy

        I second this! It's my go-to place when I get over to Myrtle Beach. Great food at a reasonable price. I'll try Thai Kitchen also now that I know it's there.

        Thai Kitchen
        6700 Douglas Blvd, Douglasville, GA 30135

      2. re: Victus Populi

        These are all in the south end .What about Salt Creek cafe ?

        Salt Creek Cafe'
        4660 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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        1. I am a huge fan of Salt Creek Cafe in Murrells Inlet....great food in an upscale casual beachy chic atmosphere. It is a place that has something for everyone.
          I also like Prossers for a dive type place.
          The Southern End has my favorite places...

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          1. re: LaLa

            Thomas Cafe is also great for breakfast in Georgetown plus it is such a cute little area.


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            1. Try Martin's at the Long Bay Resort on North Ocean Blvd. This is a small but great restaurant with local seafood, etc. If you want an authentic oyster roast, try Stevens on Highway 9 in the North Myrtle Beach area. For good local seafood that is centrally located, try the Sea Captain's house on North Ocean Boulevard. Another little hole in the wall that is excellent, local and cheap...Mr. Fish on Business 17...If you want to drive to the quaint town of Georgetown, you can't go wrong with the River Room....a little drive south but well worth it...go early enough to watch the sun set and enjoy the harborwalk.