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Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s Brings Good Food, Family Fun and an Island Atmosphere to Barefoot Landing

As one of the most popular attractions on the Grand Strand, the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex is home to more than 40 retail shops, 25-plus restaurants, bars and snack shops, and a range of entertainment venues — all surrounding a 27-acre lake and found right on the Intracoastal Waterway. And the long list of reasons to visit this North Myrtle Beach hot spot, found about 10 miles north of Caribbean Resort & Villas, is always growing.

This year, Barefoot Landing brought in (among other additions) Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s — a unique new 20,000-square-foot attraction that rolls a 400-seat restaurant, a private beach on the Intracoastal Waterway, a live-music venue and more into a single family-friendly destination. Owned by the sister of musician (and fellow restaurateur) Jimmy Buffett of “Margaritaville” fame, the local LuLu’s is part of a small Southern chain that already boasts similar restaurants/entertainment venues in the popular coastal destinations of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Destin, Florida.

Representing the first tenant of a planned waterfront restaurant district at Barefoot Landing known as Dockside Village, the laid-back new LuLu’s offers a seafood-heavy menu featuring such signature creations as the “Pa-Menna” Cheeseburger topped with pimento cheese, bacon and a fried green tomato; the top-selling Crab Melt; the crowd-pleasing Shrimp & Grits; LuLu’s Famous Seafood Gumbo; and a range of “Big Ole Salads.” Lulu’s also caters to guests with food allergies by offering special menus featuring items that exclude common allergens like eggs, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish.

Of course, a wide selection of frozen drinks (think tropics-friendly concoctions like margaritas, daiquiris, mudslides and bushwhackers), cocktails (with names like the Bama Breeze, the Palmetto Purple Lemonade and the Loopty Lu), and house beers and wines is also available.

But the fun at Lulu’s goes far beyond the restaurant’s great food and creative drinks. Guests of all ages will love the private, sandy beach, the on-site arcade and the ropes course, and Lulu’s Shag Beach Bar is sure to become a go-to spot for fun and entertainment in the area. Live music will also be performed nightly on the LuLu’s stage, and the summer lineup includes acts like the Nashville-by-way-of-Texas brother duo Alvarado Road Show; Grand Strand veteran singer/guitarist Nick Andolora; Grand Strand-based bassist/guitarist/singer Charles Freeman; Wilmington, NC-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Cody Fox; and North Carolina singer/songwriter Elliot Smith, just to name a few. (This is just one week’s worth of the artists and bands on tap at LuLu’s — visit the restaurant’s website to see more.)

After feeding your tummy and your soul at LuLu’s — and maybe even checking out a few more of Barefoot Landing’s diverse offerings — head back to your comfortable accommodations at Caribbean Resort & Villas to rest up for another adventure-filled day on the Grand Strand. Book your getaway at Caribbean Resort & Villas today — all that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer is waiting here for you!