Traveling with kids can be an adventure.  Kids are active, silly, and energetic and sometimes there is simply no stopping their rambunctiousness.  When you vacation on the Grand Strand, you’ll find Myrtle Beach restaurants that cater to kids but also satisfy an adult’s grown-up appetite. The list below is the best of kid-friendly restaurants in Myrtle Beach, so read on to find out where to go and why. Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

 

My Top 5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Myrtle Beach include:

Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone

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1) Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone

959 Lake Arrowhead Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(Multiple locations)

Adults and kids can dine in harmony at the Ultimate California Pizza in Myrtle Beach.  More than 60 high-tech games keep the kiddos entertained. Likewise, a sports bar inside the restaurant has 26 flat-screen televisions playing sports all day, every day, which will keep Dad happy.  Mom will like the wide selection of menu options, with over 90 toppings available to create the pizza of your choice.  Plus, gourmet salads, pastas and sandwiches are served here too. 
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2) Burky’s Grill

4001 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

One of the reasons Burky’s attracts local families and visiting families alike are their great prices.  The menu features hamburgers, hot dogs, Cincinnati style chili, barbecue, soups, salads, ice cream and other basic American fare all in a 1950s-style setting. Adding to the old Americana feel are the low prices, with nothing on the menu over $6. It’s the perfect little burger joint to try while in Myrtle Beach. 

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Thorny’s Steakhouse/Yelp: Deandre W.

3) Thorny’s Steakhouse and Saloon

Sixth Avenue South Shopping Center, 600 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A saloon? For kids? Yep, Thorny’s Steakhouse and Saloon is just that. There’s more of a homey setting than Old West, in turn creating a setting where families feel at ease. In addition, there’s a Kid’s Zone at Thorny’s so parents can relax while kids play games. Moreover, each booth at Thorny’s has a private television. All of this means your kids will stay entertained and happy. As far as the menu, there’s a mix of burgers, steaks, chicken and more, as well as a Little Slugger menu just for kids.

4) Peaches Corner

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900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A total throwback diner, the atmosphere at Peaches Corner is lifted straight from the 30s (the decade it opened). It’s located right on the boardwalk, so families can quickly grab a classic hamburger, dog or shake then go for a walk in the sand and surf. Or, maybe even take a ride on the nearby SkyWheel. Menu prices are also a selling point, as most menu items average $5.99. That’s a total bargain these days! On top of that, the menu has some unusual yet super tasty items. The Bruiser, a deep friend hot dog wrapped in bacon and cheese, then topped with chili and onions, is a favorite.

Photo Credit: River City Café/Facebook

River City Café/Facebook

5) River City Café

404 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC
(Multiple locations)

This selection has locations throughout the Grand Strand, making it one of the easiest kid-friendly restaurants in Myrtle Beach for families to visit.  Signature menu items like juicy burgers and classic sandwiches satisfy your hunger rumblings, while the quirky atmosphere makes you feel right at home.  Dive into the free bucket of peanuts, and then throw your shells on the floor.  Feel like doodling or playing a game of tic-tac-toes?  The brown paper table cloths are made just for that! 


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Myrtle Beach restaurants serve up a delicious selection of menu items, with everything from Calabash seafood to sizzling steaks to Caribbean-infused dishes tempting palates. One of the best ways to experience the restaurant scene is with an oceanfront Myrtle Beach restaurant. Fantastic views of the ocean combine with epicurean delights for a one-of-a-kind Grand Strand experience.

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Restaurants

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Restaurants

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1) Sea Captain’s House

Address: 3002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Order: Local Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Salmon Cordon Blue

Fine dining is served oceanfront at this award-winning restaurant, with accolades including numerous “Best of Beach” awards from The Sun News’ readers and multiple “Best Seafood Restaurant” designations from Southern Living Magazine.

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2) Pier House Restaurant

Address: 110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Order: Cedar Island Crab Dip, Shrimp and Grits

The Pier House menu features a fantastic breakfast, fresh salads, savory sandwiches, fabulous seafood and delicious steaks. Large bay windows give diners a million-dollar view of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the top floor Pier View Bar offers an amazing open-air view of the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

 

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3) Cypress Room

Address: 6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Order: Lobster Tostada, Low Country Bouilliabaise

Floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean complement any meal at the Cypress Room. Their award-winning Lowcountry cuisine, casual fare, and family-friendly menu will please both kids and discriminating palettes alike.

 

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4) Landshark Bar and Grill

Address: 1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Order:  Five O’Clock Somewhere®, Shrimp Po’ Boy

Keep it casual at this popular beach spot. LandShark Bar & Grill is the perfect blend of ocean breezes, boardwalk action, and spectacular views. It also features great food and generous drinks, so you’re sure to have a good time!

 

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5) Damon’s Grill

Address: 2985 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Order: Creamy Cheese and Sausage Dip, Shrimp & BBQ Ribs

Enjoy a nice open-air deck with sweeping views of the ocean while you dine at Damon’s. Their award-winning ribs will satisfy your hunger as will their savory steaks and grilled chicken. As a result, this restaurant is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach oceanfront restaurants on the Grand Strand.

Dine at one of these top five Myrtle Beach oceanfront restaurants for to enjoy a delicious meal with an endless view. Likewise, be sure to book all of your Myrtle Beach vacation needs through Reserve Myrtle Beach for the absolute lowest prices and guaranteed lowest rates!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach for vacation, the whole point of your trip is to kick back, relax, and enjoy the ocean. While lounging on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and soaking up the sun rays are fun, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as enjoying the beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

Whether you want classy cocktails or a laid back, no shirt, no shoes, no problem type of bar, you’ll find the perfect oceanfront bar for you in Myrtle Beach. For a truly relaxing vacation, be sure to stop at least one of the top beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

Image via Ocean Annie's / Facebook

Image via Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar / Facebook

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

9550 Shore Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar is by far the most popular beachfront bar in all of Myrtle Beach. Located at the Sands Ocean Club, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar features live music, renowned mixed drinks, a pool, and a laid back atmosphere.

Thanks to the hard working servers, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your beach chair to order any of these delicious drinks:

  • Annie’s Punch – Rum, Pineapple, O.J., Sour & Grenadine
  • Margaritaville – Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime & Sour
  • Carolina Cosmo – Vodka & Pink Lemonade
  • Myrtle Breeze – Vodka, Pineapple & Cranberry
  • Myrtle Beach Sunset – Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime, Sour, Blue Curacao & Sprite

 

What’s better than rockin’ music, beach chair service, and refreshing frozen drinks and beer by the ocean?

Image via Landshark Bar & Grill / Facebook

Image via Landshark Bar & Grill / Facebook

Landshark Bar & Grill

1110 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Conveniently situated by the Myrtle Beach Skywheel and boardwalk, Landshark Bar & Grill is among the more frequented beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach. With such a favorable location, Landshark Bar & Grill offers the perfect combination of beachside food, drinks, and entertainment. Of course, since you’re at Landshark Bar & Grill, don’t forget to order one of their famous lagers! Other drinks on the menu include:

  • Stranded on a Sand Bar – Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit Tequila, Bols® Peach Schnapps, orange and cranberry juices. Served on the rocks.
  • Bama Breeze – Margaritaville Premium Silver Rum, Cruzan® Vanilla Rum, orange juice, Island Oasis® Mango and Coconut mixes. Served frozen.
  • Shark Tank Margarita – LandShark Lager and their frozen Who’s to Blame® Margarita served with a take-home LandShark koozie.
  • Five O’Clock Somewhere – Margaritaville Premium Silver Rum, Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit Tequila, Bacardi® 151º Rum, sour mix, orange juice, pineapple juice and a splash of Finest Call® Grenadine. Served on the rocks.

 

Image via Coconuts Tiki Bar & Gril / Facebook

Image via Coconuts Tiki Bar & Grill / Facebook

Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill

400 N. Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

If you find yourself vacationing in North Myrtle Beach, you have to stop by Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill. As the only oceanfront bar in North Myrtle Beach, it’s not hard to see why visitors love this spot so much. From your typical bar food to mind-blowing seafood dishes, the expansive menu at Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill is to die for.

Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill

908 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Are you searching for beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach that stay open late? If so, head to Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill. Known for their famous daiquiris (hence, the name), this oceanfront bar also boasts an extravagant menu with something for everyone in your party. This hidden gem along the boardwalk offers customers a fantastic view of the ocean and an entertaining ambiance. You just can’t beat a cold daiquiri and an ocean breeze!

8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill

708 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29572
Fans of craft beer and cocktails will want to flock to 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill after spending the day at the ocean. Boasting an extraordinary oceanfront view, this bar offers an incredible selection of drinks from specially made cocktails to craft beers from around the world. Don’t forget to check what’s on tap. 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill always has amazing craft beer on tap!

While the drinks are phenomenal, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to try something from their menu. Top entrees include:

  • Grilled Sirloin Steak
  • Mahi-Mahi Sandwich
  • 8th Ave Tilapia Sandwich
  • Island Burger

 

From burgers to seafood, you’ll have a tough time deciding what to order. Here’s your solution: order all of it. After a long day of swimming and relaxing by the ocean, you need to refuel, right?

Image via Bummz Beach Cafe / Facebook

Image via Bummz Beach Cafe / Facebook

Bummz Beach Cafe

2002 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Most of the beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach offer a laid back, casual atmosphere. Bummz Beach Cafe is no exception. In fact, it might be the most casual oceanfront bar of them all. Visitors typically walk from the beach straight to this bar for cold drinks, a wide array of food, and live music. No matter if you choose to dine on the open air patio or from inside, you’ll enjoy a fabulous ocean view.

Mango’s On the Beach

201 74th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Those who would rather dine at an oceanfront bar with a restaurant vibe should check out Mango’s On the Beach. While other beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach allow you to stroll in from the beach in your shorts, flip-flops, and other beach attire, you should dress a bit nicer to dine at Mango’s On the Beach.

The menu at Mango’s is quite expansive. Whether you’re looking for an elegant steak dinner or are craving a burger, you’ll find it here. Plus, with a full bar, you’ll be able to pair your dinner with your favorite oceanside beverage.

Visit the Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach on Your Next Vacation

When a cold drink and the legendary boardwalk food calls your name, be sure to head to one of the top beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

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You’ve got to start your day off right while on vacation, which means a good breakfast is in order. At most Myrtle Beach resorts, breakfast isn’t complimentary although several do have on-site options available. That said, I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be thoroughly enjoyed. If you do too, stop by these restaurants for the best breakfast in Myrtle Beach on your next vacation.

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Magnolia’s at 26th
Address: 2605 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Price: $

You’re in South Carolina, so you’ve got to get a taste of some southern specialties. At Magnolia’s, the full southern buffet is the way to go. Loaded with bacon, eggs, grits, sausage, hash browns, pancakes and more, it may just put you in a breakfast belly coma. It’s only $8.30; well worth it!

 

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Hot Stacks Pancake House
Address: 9702 N. Kings Hwy 17, Myrtle Beach (Multiple Locations)
Price: $

Pancakes are kind of like cake for breakfast, which is awesome, right? Hot Stacks Pancake house provides all you need for a delicious pancake breakfast as well as other breakfast staples like bacon, egg, grits and pancake platters. There’s more than just pancakes here, though. Try the unique Florentine breakfast wrap or breakfast club for something a little different yet all together delicious! The new Greek-Cado wrap, combining

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Mammy’s Kitchen
Address: 1010 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Price: $

For the best breakfast in Myrtle Beach, you can’t beat Mammy’s Kitchen. Open since 1953, this longtime mom and pop ran restaurant serves a scrumptious breakfast buffet stocked with French toast, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy, grits, scrambled eggs, pancakes and more. At $8.79, it’s a steal of a deal, but other Mammy’s Kitchen menu items are available if you’re not the buffet type. Try buttermilk pecan pancakes, chicken and waffles, or bacon and cheese omelet.

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Ham and pancake breakfast

Omega Pancake House
Address: 1617 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach
Price: $

Newly remodeled, the Omega Pancake house has a nice, revamped atmosphere and a creative mix of southern food and Greek specialties. Omega has your standard southern breakfast foods: pancakes, waffles, French toast, grits, eggs, sausage, country ham and more. I really like the cinnamon raisin French toast, and the pancakes are made with secret recipe batter making them fluffy, crisp and oh-so-tasty.

 

Bananas Foster Pancakes

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Eggs Up Grill
Address: 1289 38th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach (Multiple Locations)
Price: $

With a motto of smiles and good food served daily, Eggs Up Grill has family friendly service and an affordable, wide-ranging menu sure to satisfy even the pickiest breakfast eater. As one of the best breakfast in Myrtle Beach options, it has a seriously-extensive menu that always makes it hard for me to decide what to order. However, I do have a few favorites. they include bananas foster pancakes, philly cheese steak omelet and the bagel-wich, a bagel sandwich topped with eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

At Broadway at the Beach, you can do it all: shop, dine, and play! Located just three miles from the beach, the entertainment complex is a centralized place to put on your map. It’s a favorite spot in Myrtle Beach for dining in as there are over two dozen restaurants, ranging from sushi to Italian to burgers and more. Which are the best Broadway at the Beach restaurants? Read on to find out.

Margharita Pizza at Amici's Bistro

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Amici’s Bistro
I went here for lunch one day, and fell in love. Classic Italian restaurant décor, straight down to the white case with red rose and striped awnings, sets the scene. Lunch specials are available from 11am-3pm, with staples like pizza, Stromboli, lasagna and meatball subs on the menu. The first time I came here I made a big mistake—big as in their portions are huge so I had a ton left over but couldn’t take leftovers. Save yourself some money and share a meal. Split the deli Stromboli, which comes with a side salad, nibble on the complimentary Italian bread, and you’ve got two happy bellies.  Of course, the pizza is hard to pass up too.  Baked in a brick oven, the crust is cripy yet chewy with just the right amount of sauce. Just try to stop at one slice!

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King Kong Sushi
Walking into King Kong Sushi you wouldn’t image you’re in the middle of Broadway at the Beach. Rather, you’ll feel transported to Asia where over 100 types of nigiri, maki, sashimi and specialty sushi rolls can be ordered. Their specialty rolls list is extensive—I still haven’t tried them all—but I do have a few favorites. The No Name Roll with fried shrimp and crab, topped with fresh tuna, eel sauce and spicy mayo; Crazy Roll, with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, crab, cream cheese and avocado; and the Volcano Roll, with layers of deep fried shrimp, tuna, mango, crab, avocado and jalapenos, all on a bed of lobster bisque.

If you’re not a fan of sushi, don’t worry. Hibachi and hot entrees with bold flavors, like the beef ribs in a Korean soy sauce, are offered too. Combined, all of these things makes King Kong Sushi one of the best Broadway at the Beach restaurants.

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Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
There’ just something about Margaritaville. They are truly a destination dining experience, drawing crowds not only for its cheeseburgers in paradise but for its island vibe. You can choose to dine inside, decked out with giant blenders of margaritas and drift-away-décor, or literally hit the decks outside for patio seating overlooking Lake Broadway. Either way, I definitely recommend ordering a margarita. Mix it up with a watermelon or habanero mix, or opt for a classic with the “Who’s to Blame” margarita. As far as food, the menu changed quite a bit in 2014 focusing more on island flavors and fresh seafood. A new favorite is the seafood mac and cheese, but the crispy coconut shrimp is still my go-to order.

Freedom Burger

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Liberty Taproom & Grill
When I’m craving a beer and a steak, I know where to go. Liberty Taproom has eight micro brews on tap, ranging from seasonal blends to staples like the Liberty Lager, with a total of 36 beers on draft. Shareable starters like baked mac ‘n cheese and the southern dip duo are popular, but be sure to save room for the signature steaks like filter mignon, center cut ribeye and prime rib. Morever, Liberty Taproom & Grill is one of the best Broadway at the Beach restaurants thanks to all their menu options.  For instance, piled-high angus beef burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and BBQ chicken pizza will satisfy any craving. Liberty Taproom also has a great happy hour from 4pm-7pm. Appetizers start at only $5, while draft pints average $3.

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Good Time Charley’s
You can dine at Good Time Charley’s and be treated a little bit of everything. Not only is it a great place to grab lunch or dinner, it’s also an excellent spot to grab a drink. The vast menu will please even the pickiest eater. Covering everything from tacos to pitas to burgers and steaks, what you order really depends on what you’re in the mood for.

Favorites of mine include the pesto parmesan chicken sandwich, surf and turf tacos, and the hangover burger. Wash it all down with a specialty drink. Refreshing mojitos, clever cocktails, and flavorful martinis create an extensive house drink list, making it hard to choose. However, you can’t go wrong with the black betty cocktail, strawberry mango mojito and the Charley martini. The outside patio is an ideal place to kick back too, as it features a bar and views of Lake Broadway.

Follow my guide to the best Broadway at the Beach restaurants to make sure your next meal is a delicious one.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy doing a little (or a lot) of shopping while on vacation. In Myrtle Beach, you can treat yourself to a trendy new outfit, pick up a coastal souvenir or purchase a one-of-a-kind piece from a boutique. From outlet malls to coastal complexes, you can find a little bit of everything while shopping in Myrtle Beach.

My five favorite places for shopping in Myrtle Beach:

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The Market Common

4017 Deville St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The modern, urban community of Market Common has tree-lined, brick-lined streets ideal for strolling and shopping. There is a mix of stores, from houseware staple Williams and Sonoma, to apparel-filled Anthropologie.

Store highlights include:
Pottery Barn
Barnes and Noble
Ivy & Leo
Random
Francesca’s
Yoga in Common
Charming Charlie’s
Current XXVII Boutique

Broadway at the Beach Shops Shopping in Myrtle Beach

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Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

A total tourist stop, won’t find many labels or brands here. Instead, there are unique stores catering to hobbies, special interests and distinct style. The scene is lively, too, with multiple attractions and restaurants open throughout Broadway at the Beach, not to mention the centerpiece that is Lake Broadway.

Store highlights include:
Ron Jon Surf Shop
MA Fashion
The Tinder Box
Retro Active
Fresh Produce
Man Cave Store
Out of Africa
Coastal Carolina Winery

Coastal Grand Mall Shopping in Myrtle Beach

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Coastal Grand Mall

2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The premier mall in Myrtle Beach, Coastal Grand Mall has over 100 stores. Set up like a typical mall, you can easily pick up the latest fashions or something from your favorite brand.

Store highlights include:
American Eagle Outfitters
Bath & Body Works
Dillard’s
Express
PacSun
Maurices
Hollister Surf Co.

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Tanger Outlets

10835 Kings Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

There are two locations to serve you in Myrtle Beach, meaning there are over 100 outlets to shop! Save on everything from designer shoes to luxury labels and denim.

Store highlights include:
Michael Kors
Guess
Banana Republic
J. Crew
Kate Spade
Calvin Klein
Lululemon
Lucky Brand Jeans
Ecco
Nine West
Ann Taylor
Gap
Eddie Bauer

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The Hammock Shops Village

10880 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Travel to Pawleys Island to browse this collection of shops. Open since 1938, it’s a local tradition. Browse the various shops for antiques, hand made goods, trinkets and everything in between.

Store highlights include:
The Original Hammock Shop
Harbor Specialties
Barefoot Elegance
The Freckled Frog
Details by Three Sisters

These are some of my favorite places for shopping in Myrtle Beach. Do you have a Myrtle Beach store you love? Let me know in the comments!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Myrtle Beach is home to a bounty of buffets for visitors to dine at while on vacation.  If you’re visiting for the first time, it can be hard to decide between the dozens of buffet restaurant options. With eateries featuring calabash seafood to southern fare to Italian, we’re here to narrow down your choices. 

Here’s a list of the five best buffets in Myrtle beach:

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Entrance to The Original Benjamin’s

1) The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood
9593 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
An endless buffet with over 170 items has been enticing locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach for 30 years.  Fill up on all-you-can-eat crab legs, a hearty pasta station, low-country meats and side dishes.  Finish your meal at The Original Benjamin’s Seafood with a selection form the made-from-scratch dessert bar.

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Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant/Facebook

2) Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
1401 29th Ave.  N., Myrtle Beach
Seafood lovers rave about the selection at Captain George’s.  Alaskan snow crab legs, mahi mahi, oysters, shrimp and mussels are just a few of the fresh dishes served.  Prime Rib, barbeque chicken, soups, salads, and scrumptious side dishes, along with a dozen dessert options, create enough options for several trips to food bar.

Capriz Italian Feast

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3) Capriz Italian Feast
1311 Celebrity Cir Myrtle Beach
Craving Italian?  At Capriz Italian Feast you can satisfy that craving with unlimited offerings of made from scratch pizza and pasta served tableside.  Pasta dishes like Penne Alla Vodka Chicken, Spaghetti with Meat Balls, Linguine with Clams, Seasoned Sirloin, and seafood scampi are served, and a salad bar with over 20 items is included with your meal.

Captain Bennetts

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4) Bennett’s Calabash Seafood 
9701 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach and 2900 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, 843-448-2977
There are two convenient locations for Bennett’s Seafood in Myrtle Beach.  At both restaurants calabash style seafood is the main cuisine.  Highlights include low country boil, baked salmon, T-bone steaks, fried shrimp and savory clam chowder.  A raw bar with crab meat, boiled shrimp, mussels and more is available too.

Mammy's Kitchen

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5) Mammy’s Kitchen
1010 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
Legendary southern-style cooking is served at Mammy’s Kitchen.  You can come for a reasonably priced breakfast buffet, or dine later for the all-you-can-eat seafood and country buffet dinner.  It’s home cooking at its finest.

Which buffets in Myrtle Beach are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments! In the meantime, try these buffets for a deliciously filling meal.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, which means it’s the perfect time to explore the best romantic restaurants in Myrtle Beach. There are a lot of options on the Grand Strand. Only a select few ranks as the best, though. Follow along as I point out my favorite romantic restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

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The Library

Photo credit: The Library

The Library: As a bonafide booklover, the library theme of this restaurant is truly after my own heart. The dining room, lined with book shelves, has a study-like atmosphere. The Library’s cuisine is the main character, though. The chef creates fresh, novel entrees daily.  Traditional presentation and service is also key to the experience. A tuxedoed wait staff caters to your every whim, while tableside service is a nice throwback touch you won’t find at many Myrtle Beach restaurants. Order the Steak Diana or one of the flambé desserts and prepared to be wowed!

Cypress Room: The floor-to-ceiling oceanfront views of the Cypress Room attract an audience. But the fine dining menu is what keeps them there. Laidback yet sophisticated, the setting lets you relax but also keeps a high-quality tone. The menu, designed by Chef Michael McKinnon reflects his French- New American roots but has a distinct low country flair. Citrus Crust Grouper and Braised Beef Short Ribs are just two examples of the seafood and beef selections served at the Cypress Room.

Aspen Grille

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Aspen Grille: Classic tastes. Southern roots. That’s the signature of Aspen Grille, which was reopened in 2009 by chef and owner Curry Martin. Dishes are based on traditional southern cuisine, but with a fine dining twist. The menu changes seasonally, but some of the fresh yet innovative favorites include Fried North Carolina Oysters, Fried Green Tomatoes, Seared Sea Scallops, and Shrimp and Grits. Pair your selection with a wine from a hand-selected list for a truly great meal. Even though Aspen Grille strives for a sophisticated atmosphere, an evening here is also comfortable – especially due to the attentive and helpful wait staff.

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant: Step inside for a taste of the old world – Italian style – at Rossi’s Italian Restaurant. Rossi’s softly-lit dining rooms, brick walls, white columns, arched doorways, greenery and charm create an intimate place to take your loved one for a night out. Every dish is delicious too; you can’t go wrong with classics like Veal Parmigiana and Oven Baked Lasagna, but as you’re at the coast I highly recommend the Lobster Ravioli. After dinner, visit the Eighty-Eights Piano Bar to continue your romantic evening in Myrtle Beach.

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Lombardo’s Italian Restaurant: Another Italian gem in Myrtle Beach is Lombardo’s. A warm, romantic ambiance is perfect for date night. Picture white linen tablecloths, mood lighting, earth tones and rich mahogany woods. Then, imagine authentic Italian cuisine prepared by Chef John Lombardo. He uses family recipes to create mouthwatering menu options like Chicken Scapeillo, Grouper Florentine and Filet Mignon. Authentic flavors, an inviting setting and exceptional service make Lombardo’s one of the best places to bring your sweetheart.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

If you’re looking for lunch in Myrtle Beach look no further than Kaminsky’s New York Deli.  Located just a couple of blocks from the ocean, on North Kings Highway near 73rd Avenue North, this deli serves up deli sandwiches that rival anthing you’ll find in New York.

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Reuben sandwich at Kaminsky’s Deli

The Kaminsky’s Deli is able to serve deli sandwiches just like the ones in New York because the owners hail from New York.  The title isn’t a gimmick; this really is a New Yorker deli.  Mike and Eva Kaminsky, owners, were New York natives who packed up and headed for sunny Myrtle Beach for a change of pace.  They brought plenty of New York flavor with them, though.  In fact, that’s part of what makes their deli so good: they use only the best Boar’s Head meats from Manhattan.  Plus, the entire diner is covered with New York memorabilia.  The Yankees, Jets, NYPD and the heroes of September 11th add to the New York deli atmosphere.

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Kaminsky’s Deli touts itself as having “the best pastrami and corned beef,” so I had to try the classic reuben when I stopped in for lunch.  This New York deli tradition of tender corned beef stacked high with sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye bread is absolutely delicious and was certainly one of the best reubens I’ve ever had.  The bread was toasted, the cheese melted and I could tell the corned beef was of high quality. Plus, the potato salad was hearty and filling and didn’t have a heavy mayonnaise taste. 

My companions both ordered the New York Club.  Piled high with roasted turkey, swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo, it can be served on wheat, rye, sourdough or roll.
Try Kaminsky’s Deli in Myrtle Beach the next time you’re vacationing on the Grand Strand.  Your taste buds will thank you!

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Myrtle Beach is a popular place to shop with outlet malls, open air complexes and high end boutique shops appealing to visitors and locals alike.  There are a variety of malls to visit, each offering a unique shopping experience. 

Make shopping in Myrtle Beach easier with this quick guide:

Shopping 178020461Broadway at the Beach: Unique and specialty shops are signature stores at Broadway at the Beach.  Build-A-Bear Workshop, Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, Pepper Palace and Retro Active are located here, as are many others.  For a complete list of shops, click here.  The most appealing aspect of shopping at Broadway at the Beach is the open air, harbor environment.  Celebrity Square is also popular with the nightlife crowd, and dining options here are numerous.  Take a trip to Margaritaville at the end your day.  They have waterfront seating and Broadway at the Beach looks great all lit up at night.
Shopping 180926601Barefoot Landing: The relaxed atmosphere at Barefoot Landing lends to its popularity with locals and visitors.  Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, more than a 100 specialty and retail stores, as well as restaurants, can be found along its meandering boardwalks.  Boutiques and lifestyle shops cater to niche selections, like accessories, Harley Davidsons, dogs, music, signs and much more.  The full list of shops is available here.  Dining at Barefoot Landing is highly recommended.  Try a steak at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille.  The waterfront setting adds to the delicious, mouth-watering meal that is served. 
Shopping_92071775Coastal Grand Mall:  Coastal Grand is the premier indoor mall on the Grand Strand.  There are more than 100 stores and restaurants all in one location.  Anchored by Sears, Belk, JCPenney and Dillard’s, the shopping complex is also home to specialty, clothing, jewelry, health and beauty, sporting goods, electronic stores and more.  For a full list of shops, click here.  I recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Abuelo’s once you’re done shopping.  They serve high quality Mexican food with fresh ingredients and bold flavor.  Their margaritas are top notch too. 
Shopping_iStock_000016531484XSmallTanger Outlet Mall:  With two locations on the Grand Strand, Tanger is the place to go if you’re looking for a great deal.  The mall on Hwy 17 features brands like American Eagle, Disney, GUESS, Banana Republic and many more, with a full list available here.  The other Tanger mall in Myrtle Beach is found on Hwy 501.  Home to Maurice’s, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Gap and Chico’s, this location has a full list of stores catering to all tastes.  The bargains you’ll find are definitely worth a stop.
The Market Common:  Designed as an urban village community, Market Common is an upscale shopping center with over 60 shops.  Shopping here is a treat.  Brands like Anthropologie and Brooks Brothers Country Club appeal to the apparel minded, while stores like Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma attract the home and cooking clientele.  Market Common also has a lively bar scene and several restaurants. Grab a bite at P.F. Changs or a drink at the Gordon Biersch Brewery during your day. 

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.