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One of Our Finest Chefs Reveals His Favorite Restaurants There are more than 1800 restaurants in the Grand Strand area! Where do you start when looking for a great place to eat? From fast food to Calabash buffets to fine dining, the Myrtle Beach area truly has it all. We interviewed Chef Geoff Blount of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at HGTC to learn about the school’s restaurant and to see where he likes to eat when he gets some time off. First, he discussed the wonderful Fowler Dining Room which is located in the…

Fall at The Beach is all about oysters. As the saying goes, you should only eat oysters in a month that contains the letter “R”. There are many places around the Grand Strand that are serving oysters in a variety of ways, from oysters rockefeller to raw oysters. We have rounded up seven places in Myrtle Beach that are giving you “Summore” oysters this season! 1. Hook & Barrel Known for their extravagant seafood towers, Hook & Barrel serves some of the very best oysters that are both sustainably and locally resourced and steamed to perfection.…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

Myrtle Beach may be known for its seafood and southern, coastal cooking, but many people don’t know that many restaurants across the Grand Strand accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. You don’t need to feel like there isn’t an option for you – there’s a place for everyone at The Beach! We have rounded some of the restaurants that serve vegetarian and gluten free dishes, and are amenable to requests, so you don’t miss out on eating well on your next trip to The Beach. Kindbelly Café – Located near 79 th Ave. in Myrtle Beach, Kindbelly…

Restaurant week is one of my favorite weeks of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not only is it my youngest child’s birthday and wedding anniversary, but it is also South Carolina’s Restaurant Week!! Restaurant Week—which is actually 11 days long—gives foodies the chance to dine out for amazing values at a number of participating restaurants throughout our state. Myrtle Beach area restaurants participating range from casual to fine dining, offering a wide variety of menu items and price points. But all in all, everyone is sure to find a…

Thanksgiving is going to look very different for many people this year. But for those able to get together and get away for a long holiday weekend with family, the Myrtle Beach area is serving up creative ways to celebrate. Below is a list of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with some of the many restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. Curbside and takeout options abound for those wanting to skip the cooking and cleaning this year; and outdoor, socially-distanced events will be extra enjoyable in…

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of friends, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal spot to spend Valentine’s Day. And since this year’s holiday falls on a Thursday, I’d say the perfect gift for the one you love would be a long weekend away at the beach! There are tons of last-minute accommodations deals to be found, and plenty of special happenings all along the Grand Strand. To start, you’ll probably need dinner reservations at one of our romantic restaurants. Some of our favorites that are hosting special Valentine’s…

Bachelor Trip Ideas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

5 Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Getaway Grooms and their friends will discover that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ideal destination for a guys’ getaway before the big day. With its 60 miles of beautiful beaches, water sports, delicious dining, breweries and golf, Myrtle Beach has the essentials for the perfect bachelor party trip. Here are the top five ways to have a guys’ getaway in Myrtle Beach: Hit the links. Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier golf destinations with 90 unique and challenging golf courses…

Get Ready for Galentine’s Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019 2:00 PM by Nora Battle

A gal-pal getaway in Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to celebrate! First thing’s first: what the heck is “Galentine’s Day,” anyway? Well, it’s a pseudo-holiday created by fictional TV character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. This “holiday” started in 2010 on an episode appropriately called “Galentine’s Day,” in which Leslie gathered her girlfriends on February 13 to celebrate friendship and brunch with waffles. According to Amy Poehler’s character, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” This celebration of female friends has evolved from the…

Myrtle Beach Mother’s Day Event Round-Up

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating Mother’s Day week or weekend in the Myrtle Beach area, you’ve probably already given your mom a pretty good gift. Beyond family time at the beach, here is a list of some of the fun things going on this week to celebrate moms. Mother's Day Event at Socastee Library Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4 to 5 p.m. Stop by the library before Mother’s Day weekend to decorate a flower pot for your mother or grandmother. All ages are welcome at this free event, and no registration is required. For more information, call…