Evacuation orders have been lifted following Hurricane Florence. However, there is a lot of flooding on roads leading into and out of the area making driving hazardous. Travelers on the roads are encouraged to exercise extreme caution and check SCDOT.org or call 511 for the latest information. Be patient and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways or detours.
An important component of any great vacation is delicious food, of which the Myrtle Beach area has in spades. Try a sampling of everything from Lowcountry cuisine to mouth-watering seafood at these popular culinary stops.
Vacation is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some delicious, stick-to-your ribs soul food. Big Mike's Soul Food provides all the classics, like fried chicken, greens and delectable peach cobbler. Your taste buds will thank you.
Croissants Bistro and Bakery has brought French cuisine to the Myrtle Beach area. The chefs are cooking up delicious dishes every day, along with an assortment of delectable cakes, cookies and other baked goods. Recently, the restaurant began offering its first cookbook, "Bonjour, Y'All," which celebrates European cuisine and down-home southern cooking.
A wonderful ocean view and a great meal await diners at the Sea Captain's House. This home-turned restaurant was originally set to be torn down in 1962 and replaced with a high-rise motel. Today, they are serving up delicious eats like hush puppies and she crab soup.
A favorite of Myrtle Beach area locals and visitors for nearly 30 years, Thoroughbred's Chophouse and Seafood Grille has been sending diners' taste buds into overdrive with only the best select cuts of beef and freshest seafood. Before the meal, diners can check out area wildlife on the restaurant's Paddock Porch.
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