As Grand Strand insiders know, Myrtle Beach’s Broadway at the Beach is home to one of the top culinary scenes in the area. After all, the renowned shopping/dining/entertainment complex off Highway 17 features a long list of eateries that serve up cuisines ranging from inspired American to traditional Japanese and dishes ranging from creative burgers to fresh seafood. Further, offering testament that the dining options at Broadway are constantly growing and bringing exciting new treats, a new addition in summer 2019 features menu offerings prepared in an authentic Marra Forni brick, wood-fired pizza oven.
Located along The Avenue at Broadway in the space that previously served as the home of The Original Shucker’s Raw Bar, Melt is owned by four local partners who met while working at Broadway establishments Broadway Louie’s and the Hard Rock Cafe. The restaurant, which prepares its own pizza sauce and dough daily, of course shines in the pizza department, and it also offers a range of other creative entrees, grilled sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts. A full bar serves up a wide selection of beers, wines and specialty drinks, and diners can choose to sit in the main dining area, on the outdoor patio or in the upstairs bar area. Acoustic entertainment is occasionally offered to set a festive mood.
An exploration of the Melt menu exhibits the creative flair that’s fast winning over hungry visitors to Broadway at the Beach:
The sandwiches that inspired the restaurant’s name include the OG Melt with Havarti, mozzarella, basil pesto and roasted red peppers; the Mac & Cheese Melt with macaroni noodles, bacon and cheddar; the Pulled Pork Melt with pulled pork BBQ, slaw, crispy fried onion and cheddar; the Ham & Turkey Melt with fresh-cut ham, turkey, bacon and honey mustard; the French Onion Melt with caramelized onions, Swiss and provolone; the Pimento Cheese Melt with pimento cheese, bacon and fried green tomatoes; and the Patty Melt with house beef patties, red onion, American cheese and pickle.
Entrees include House Sirloin grilled and brushed with herb butter; BBQ Basted Chicken with bacon and cheddar cheese; St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs basted with house BBQ sauce; Bahn Mi Tacos with pork belly cracklings, slaw mix, cilantro and pineapple sriracha honey; Shrimp Skewers blackened or basted in lemon herb butter; and Cajun Pasta with penne noodles, grilled chicken, Andouille sausage, Cajun butter and roasted red peppers.
Melt’s specialty wood-fired pizzas include the Margarita Pizza with olive oil, tomato, basil and mozzarella; the Corleone Pizza with house red sauce, sausage, red pepper, red onions and cherry bomb peppers; the Green Goddess Pizza with olive oil, basil pesto, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and ricotta; the Mac & Cheese Pizza with house red sauce, mozzarella, mac & cheese and bacon; the Baked Potato Pie with white sauce, olive oil, roasted red skin potatoes, caramelized onion, bacon, cheddar jack cheese, sour cream and green onion; and the Pulled Pork Pizza with BBQ pulled pork, red onion, jack cheddar mix, crispy fried onion and slaw mix.
The succulent starters include Bacon & Onion Dip with caramelized onions, cream cheese and bacon served with naan slices; Southwest Rolls with chicken, black beans, corn, jalapenos, green and red peppers, and jack and cheddar cheeses; Twice Brick Oven-Baked Wings with Italian dry rub, traditional Buffalo sauce or Alabama while BBQ sauce; St. Louis-style Sticky Ribs with sweet chili, green onions and Asian slaw; and Pork Belly Cracklings featuring cubed pork belly that’s fried and tossed in sriracha honey.
Available salads include the House Salad with romaine, red onion, egg, tomato, bacon, almonds and pumpernickel croutons; the Wedge Salad with and iceberg wedge, blue cheese and bacon; the Carolina Salad with corn, tomatoes, carrots, ranch and tortilla strips; and the Roasted Pear Salad with a spring mix, roasted pear and blue cheese.
Options for your Melt meal’s finishing touch include Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, Bailey’s Crème Brulee, the Brownie Sundae and Berries & Crème.
Enjoy a full bar with lots of big screens to catch your favorite game, they even have an outdoor patio to enjoy the Carolina sunshine.
Be Sure to check out MELT, located at 1320 Celebrity Circle at Broadway at the Beach.
More Eats at Broadway
The dining options found at Broadway at the Beach don’t stop with Melt. Among the other great restaurants found in the complex are:
Part of a national chain, this new eatery serves up chef-inspired (and often shareable) culinary creations, inventive craft cocktails and a strong selection of regional brews.
Dave & Buster’s:
This restaurant/sports bar/giant arcade has something for everyone in your vacation crew, including the latest in video games, a long list of arcade classics, carnival games and more, plus a full food and drink menu, and multiple big-screen TVs for catching your favorite team in action.
American Tap House
This gastropub boasts 40-plus U.S. craft brews on tap, as well as a full menu offering gourmet tacos, burgers, flatbreads, steaks, seafood and more.
Known as the restaurant chain behind the A&E reality show of the same name, this eatery serves up a range of creative and juicy burgers, fries, rings, tots and thick milkshakes.
The Hard Rock Cafe
Boasting walls lined with rock-music memorabilia, this restaurant cooks up mouthwatering steaks, savory burgers, tasty barbecue, fresh salads and more, any of which can be accompanied by a signature cocktail from the bar.
Rooster’s Restaurant & Bar
This eatery specializes in rotisserie chicken and wood-fired flatbread pizzas, plus tacos and other handhelds. A full bar serving craft cocktails and “Blender Blasters” cranks up the allure.
To lean more about Broadway at the Beach, visit broadwayatthebeach.com.
With so many great dining options on the Grand Strand, you’re sure to find something that hits the spot for your hungry crew. Book your oceanfront getaway at Myrtle Beach’s Caribbean Resort & Villas today, and come see why the Grand Strand is such a popular destination for food-lovers and beach-lovers alike.