When vacationers visit the Grand Strand, they can find an array of amazing experiences — from world-class restaurants to unique family-friendly attractions and stellar shopping destinations — up and down our 60-mile stretch of the Carolina coast. But for those looking to pack a diverse assortment of fun and flavors into a single outing, there are few better destinations in the area than Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach.
Found just off the Highway 17 Bypass and about 10 minutes south of the North Beach Cottages is Broadway at the Beach features 75-plus stores and shops, nearly 30 entertaining attractions, and a whopping 40 restaurants and snack/sweet shops, all clustered into one massive complex that offers something for everyone.
Today, we’ll put the focus on a few of the complex’s top dining destinations. When you and your vacation crew work up a hunger during your Grand Strand explorations, head for Broadway at the Beach for an array of eatery options as diverse as these five hot spots:
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen: Brought to the area by famed TV cooking show host and Queen of Southern Cuisine Paula Deen, this must-visit restaurant serves up family-style meals meant for sharing. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the eatery is known for its unique spins on Southern staples such as fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, chicken & dumplings and more. Explore all of the restaurant’s menus at pauladeensfamilykitchen.com.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: This laid-back eatery founded by legendary beach- and boat-loving crooner Jimmy Buffett serves up a selection “Burgers in Paradise” — including ones “with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes” — along with sandwiches, salads, and heavier entrees like fajitas, ribs, seafood and steak. In the margarita department, the restaurant’s name and the way-larger-than-life giant blender (and the frozen concoction it will render) show what a big attraction the beverages are here, too. Explore both the food and drink menus at margaritavillemyrtlebeach.com.
Landry’s Seafood House: The Broadway at the Beach location for this national chain of seafood restaurants serves up fresh catches and Lake Broadway waterfront views, along with succulent steaks, tempting pasta dishes, tasty sides and more. House specialties include the stuffed flounder, seared scallops, blue crab cakes, coastal seafood pasta and filet mignon, and lighter fare includes shareables, soups, sandwiches and salads. Check out all the offerings at landrysseafood.com.
The Grumpy Monk: A perfect fit for craft-beer lovers, this establishment puts the main focus on its extensive beer list, which sports a lean toward Carolina brews and a wide range of (rotating) on-tap choices. Its full dining menu includes a range of sushi offerings, as well as a long list of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos and more. Check out everything that’s on tap here at grumpymonkmyrtlebeach.com.
Wahlburgers: This chain of fast-casual burger bars/restaurants was started outside Boston by the Wahl brothers of Hollywood fame, and it’s the subject of an A&E television series. Its fun, casual atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy its array of Angus beef burgers such as the Super Melt with a half pound of beef, bacon, caramelized onions and government cheese. Other draws here include fresh salads, floats, and sides like Crispy Yukon French Fries, Thin Crispy Onion Rings, Tater Tots and Sweet Potato Tots. Explore the full menu at wahlburgers.com.
Of course, these are just a few of the delicious dining choices found at Broadway at the Beach. Explore all of the options at broadwayatthebeach.com.
After enjoying some of the Grand Strand’s best dining at Broadway at the Beach, take in a bit of shopping or a fun attraction at the diverse complex, then head back to your home away from home at the North Beach Cottages.