Most visitors to the Myrtle Beach area know that they’ll find an abundance of restaurants serving fresh-caught seafood when they arrive on the Grand Strand — and it makes sense that the fruits of the sea would be a menu mainstay when 60 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline can be found just out the back door. But many Grand Strand vacationers — and especially first-time visitors — might be pleasantly surprised to discover that our strip of the Carolina coast is also loaded with tasty foods from around the globe. (And, considering that there are more than 1,700 restaurants found up and down the Grand Strand, this fact really isn’t all that surprising.)
Consider this culinary world tour of restaurants, all found within easy driving distance of Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront:
Chinese — P.F. Chang’s: Located about 6.5 miles south of the resort in The Market Common shopping/dining/entertainment complex, this Asian restaurant is part of a national chain founded on making food from scratch and putting wok cooking at the center of the guest experience. P.F. Chang’s chefs hand-chop and slice vegetables and meats, hand-roll dim sum, scratch cook every sauce, and wok-cook each dish daily. A few favorites here include Handmade Dumplings loaded with pork or shrimp, Chang’s Lettuce Wraps, and Dynamite Shrimp. See the full menu at pfchangs.com.
Mexican — El Cerro Grande: Found about 2.5 miles south of Caribbean Resort & Villas on South Kings Highway, this restaurant offers delicious fajitas, burritos, tacos, nachos and other Mexican standards, all served in large portions and with great service. For thirsty diners, the house margaritas are served by the glass or the pitcher, and a wide selection of Mexican and domestic beers is available, all served ice cold. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Italian – Crave Italian Oven & Bar: Located about 5 minutes north of the resort on North Kings Highway, this purveyor of authentic Italian food and innovative cocktails uses the freshest ingredients available to create classic Italian dishes and modern twists on familiar favorites. The wood-fired pizza oven here cooks up an array of options when you’re in the mood for a few slices, and Crave’s extensive wine list is especially impressive. Check out all the delicious offerings at cravemb.com.
Indian — Masala Myrtle Beach: Found just a mile south of Caribbean Resort & Villas on North Kings Highway, this family-owned and chef-operated Indian restaurant uses fresh ingredients and traditional recipes to offer a range of bold and authentic Indian dishes. Guest favorites include the Chicken Vindaloo, the Chicken Korma and Lamb Korma, the Chicken Masala and Lamb Masala, and the Naan bread. For a delicious dessert, spoil yourself with the Rasmalai. Explore the full menu at masalamyrtlebeachonline.com.
Greek — Mediterranean Bistro: Found 3.5 miles north of Caribbean Resort & Villas just off Highway 17, Mediterranean Bistro delights visitors with fresh and healthy Greek fare, including platters such as the Pastichio Platter and the Mousaka Platter; Gyro, Falafel and Souvlaki sandwiches; and an array of Greek salads. See the entire menu at mediterraneanbistro.weebly.com.
After enjoying a delicious meal — or even a culinary tour of the world right here on the Grand Strand — guests at Caribbean Resort & Villas can head back to their luxurious accommodations and wide-ranging amenities to rest up for another day of discovery on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach vacation today — the best in world-class cuisine will be ready and waiting here on the Grand Strand for you!