Unique Places to Eat Off the Beaten Path in Myrtle Beach

Throughout the Myrtle Beach area, there are numerous restaurants, both local and chain, to satisfy your appetite after a long day at the beach! The only issue is that, sometimes, the best restaurants aren’t picked and individuals wind up having a less than pleasant experience. Worry not! Here are some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach that you may or may not have heard of before. 

The Grumpy Monk

The Grumpy Monk, hosting three locations in Myrtle Beach, is some of the best eating that the area has to offer! Proudly owned by Coastal Carolina University alumnus, this hometown joint is leagues above similar establishments. Having been voted 2019 Best of the Beach Winner for Best Happy Hour and Best Craft Beer as well as Runner-Up for Best Sushi and Best Sports Bar, The Grumpy Monk combines multiple themes to create a restaurant that will leave you satisfied.

Big Mike’s Soul Food

For true southern cooking, visit Big Mike’s Soul Food! Serving comfort food, and a bit of southern hospitality, this eatery has been at the top of everyone’s list ever since its establishment! Staples from the menu include their fried chicken, fried fish, cornbread, and even more southern food items sure to titillate the tastebuds. If you’re visiting the area for an event, remember that Big Mike’s Soul Food offers catering services for the area. Whether it is groups of 20 or 200, Big Mike’s is ready to serve you!

Duffy’s Tavern

This American-styled eatery has been a Myrtle Beach tradition since 1944! Offering some of the best food in the area as well as ice-cold beer, Duffy’s Tavern at The Bowery prides itself on its consistency. Year after year, this restaurant not only sustains its quality, but it sustains its popularity. Through its popularity, the motto “Ya’ Can’t Beat Fun!” has been established and it certainly rings true!

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Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets has been a staple in the Myrtle Beach community for the past 25 years. Their mission has always been simple: to make the perfect burger. Visitors and locals alike agree that Johnny Rockets went above and beyond with their mission. Serving their world-class burgers along with delicious old-fashioned malts, shakes, and fries, Johnny Rockets has every ounce of classic American diner food you could hope for! This establishment is perfect for a romantic date night as well! Split a milkshake with two straws and listen to some tunes on your personal tableside jukebox!

The Sneaky Beagle

Owned by the same individuals that own The Grumpy Monk, The Sneaky Beagle is another fantastic eatery in Myrtle Beach! While both the quality of the food and the courteousness of the staff remains the same between the two establishments, The Sneaky Beagle stands out for one reason: dogs. Diners are able to bring their furry, canine companions along to dine with them at The Sneaky Beagle. Non-service dogs can accompany their owners outside to dine with a menu exclusively for them! This restaurant is truly a place for the whole family to enjoy!

Things to do in Myrtle Beach are plentiful, but the restaurant options are more so! After dining on some of the best seafood and American fare that the area has to offer, it’s always a great feeling to be able to relax away from any food comas.

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