Places to eat in Myrtle Beach

The wife surprised me with a weekend in Myrtle Beach as a Father’s Day gift. We’re going this weekend, with the kids. Any recommendations on good places to eat with children?

If the family likes Mexican food, El Cerro Grande is pretty good. Good prices, and lots of food. Great margaritas. I gauge the quality of a Mexican restaurant by their chile rellenos, and El Cerro Grande makes the best I’ve had outside of New Mexico.

Do the kids like seafood? The you can’t beat Oliver’s in Murrells Inlet. It’s about 15 mi. south of Myrtle Beach - so a 20-25 minute drive. It’s some of the best seafood anywhere, in a place that is really special.

Excellent, we love Mexican and seafood! Thanks.

If you’re in North Myrtle, it would behoove you to drive 30 minutes up Highway 17 to Calabash. There you’ll have your choice of about 17 seafood restaurants. Oddly enough, each one is the First and Original Calabash style seafood restaurant.

This will be our first time there. We’re staying at a place called The Breakers. I don’t think it’s in North Myrtle beach, but if it’s worth it, we can do a drive.

Your taste buds would love you, but your arteries will hate you for it.

If you like pizza, check out the Ultimate California Pizza place on either 25th or 27th Ave. North. They have all sorts of delicious toppings and are kid friendly. For a kid-friendly burger place check out the River City Cafe, owned by the same folks. Both are local chains with great food and good service. If you dig a hot dog, go right downtown across from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not and have a hot dog while looking at the ocean. That place is an institution and has been there forever.

Broadway at the Beach has a Hard Rock Cafe, lots of shopping, and plenty of other places to eat including places to get fresh fudge and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. They’ve also got a Johnny Rockets and one of Bill Murray’s golf-themed restaurant if that’s your thing. There’s also a NASCAR cafe if you’re into that.

For breakfast one morning, do yourselves a favor and hit Mammy’s Kitchen. Also right downtown on King’s Highway. It is another institution that has been there forever. I would stay away from any of the Spring’s Family Restuarants. Their food is shit and the people that own it are pricks.

The Breaker’s is right downtown. I think around 18th Ave N. or so. The River City and Ultimate California Pizza as well as the hot dog place are all within walking distance. Mammy’s too.

There are tons of great places, many kid friendly.

Great, thanks!

Unless you’re ready to be humiliated, don’t eat at Dick’s. We took my MIL and FIL there. I may never recover from that experience.

Can you elaborate? Sounds like an interesting story…

I’ve never been to “Dick’s Last Resort,” which is what I think is being referenced, but as I understand, the shtick there is that the employees purposefully speak rudely to the customers.

Flo’s Place, in Murrell’s Inlet. Bring a ballcap you don’t mind giving up.