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Creativity Endures: 5 Original Myrtle Beach Restaurants

Some restaurants have that golden touch.


They are alluring at their start, enduring in their evolution. Myrtle Beach is home to many eateries whose “open” signs have shined for generations. They harken back to yesteryear but also change a bit with the times.


That’s what makes them timeless, and that’s why you should try them.

Fun Facts About Myrtle Beach

As well as you know your favorite vacation spot, you might not be aware of these tidbits.

  1. A strand is land

They call this area the Grand Strand. Strand is land that borders the water. In this case, it’s a beach that stretches more than 60 miles from the state line at Little River to Winyah Bay.

  1. Lots of folks come here

There are 30,000 people in Myrtle Beach in the offseason. During the summer, there are more than 350,000.

  1. There are four pillars

Your favorite vacation spot is famous for four things:

  1. Beaches. Wide, and beautiful.
  2. Golf. Challenging, and picturesque.
  3. Seafood. Calabash, and so much more.
  4. Shopping. Outlet, and convenient villages.

From Avant-Garde to Classic: 5 Authentic Myrtle Beach Restaurants

We could fill 10 posts with five spots each.

1. Sea Captains House

Start with a restaurant whose history coincides with Myrtle Beach. It’s right next door to Caribbean Resort.


The story: Henry Taylor built it in 1930 as a vacation home. It became Howard’s Manor, with nine guest rooms and three home-cooked meals daily. Today, Sea Captains House is an institution.


What reviewers say: Worth a stop, with warm, inviting staff. The entire menu is tasty, especially the fried green tomatoes.


Recommended: Crab Cakes Benedict for breakfast. Jambalaya for lunch, and Makers Barbecue Salmon for dinner. Don’t forget the Sparkling Raspberry Mimosa for any meal.

Front entrance and sign of Sea Captains House restaurant

2. Angelo's Steak and Pasta

Try it if you love incredible steaks and a wonderful all-you-can-eat buffet.


The story: Myth: You can’t get a great steak at the beach. Angelo’s Steak and Pasta has served the Grand Strand since 1988, one steak on a sizzling platter at a time. The Italian buffet is unforgettable.


What reviewers say: Many visit each time they come to the beach. The steaks have exceptional flavor! Nice cafeteria-style service.


Recommended: The Filet Mignon, part of the best steak in the universe, as advertised. The buffet is awesome, with meat ravioli, Tortellini Alfredo, pizza, and more.

3. Peaches Corner

The year was 1937 when a family-owned diner opened steps from the beach. Who knew it would become a historical landmark?


The story: There were once three locations, also in Carolina Beach and Folly Beach. Only this Peaches Corner remains. Peach Justice was the original owner and is the place’s namesake. It was once open 24 hours a day!


What reviewers say: Everything is good! Folks bring their grandkids to enjoy the experience they knew growing up. It feels like coming home.

Recommended: The Footlong Hotdog is great onsite or walking along the boardwalk. The Peaches Burger is classic.

Peaches Corner

4. Gulfstream Cafe

This exclusive seafood restaurant shines in Murrells Inlet, with spectacular food and views.


The story: If you’ve dined with its views of both the Atlantic and Murrells Inlet, you need no introduction. Since 1985, Gulfstream Cafe has served oyster roasts and a Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary bar.


What reviewers say: Folks have relished many delectable dinners here. The Oysters Shooters will have you over the moon. The house-made balsamic vinaigrette is a sneaky delicious addition.


Recommended: A Chilled Seafood Platter for the Table. You’ll have plenty of butter and cocktail sauce for king and snow crab, lobster, oysters, and shrimp.

5. Chesapeake House

What are the implications of Maryland-style seafood and Carolina hospitality under one roof? Visit and find out.


The story: The Cribb family opened Chesapeake House in 1971. It was one of the first to open on Restaurant Row, with seating for 180. Today, after four renovations, it can fit more than 300.


What reviewers say: Amazing restaurant with great portions and pleasant, attentive staff. Homemade fritters, cinnamon rolls, and homemade sauces are wonderful. You won’t find many places like this anymore.


Recommended: Get the early-bird catch-of-the-day special, grilled. Homemade Onion Rings are a great appetizer, and the Fried Oysters are the best anywhere.

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Contemporary and Traditional Together at the Caribbean Resort

No matter the season, Caribbean Resort is your ideal home away from home on the Grand Strand. You’ll love everything here, from the fun things to do in the area to nearby golf courses and so much more. You’ll be so glad you booked here!

Test your trivia skills at local eateries while you’re here. Take a peek at the weather forecast, and book your getaway to Caribbean Resort today.

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