Myrtle Beach Restaurant Guide for Foodies! by Nadeen
By Alex Eline - 12/22/2016
When I travel I like to explore the local food scene. I set out to find what that area is known for and eat at restaurants recommended by both food critics and locals. On my arrival to Myrtle Beach, I was struck by the large number of pancake houses, calabash seafood and chain restaurants on the “Grand Strand”. The Grand Strand is the main tourist area which runs along 60 miles of beach from Little River to Georgetown South Carolina. I knew there had to be more to offer foodies in this area so I was on a mission. With the help of Visit Myrtle Beach, I visited 6 unique and delicious restaurants. Here is my Myrtle Beach Restaurant Guide for Foodies. Whether you are looking for seafood, steak, sushi, brunch, fine dining or casual eats, there is something for everyone. Enjoy!
1) Croissants Bistro & Bakery:
Located a few blocks off the main highway in a quiet shopping center, Croissants Bistro & Bakery is a quaint French themed restaurant in Myrtle Beach. It has been open for 21 years! We arrived for brunch on Sunday and before being seated we stopped to take in all the colorful baked goods made on the premises. There was also a “make your own” Bloody Mary bar which was unique. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. But, there was no question after seeing their brunch menu that was the meal for us. We chose the quiche of the day with cheese and bacon, the bananas foster French toast with house made whipped cream and the Croque Madame. I topped that all off with a peach Bellini. Perfection. Not only was this an amazing brunch, it was one of the best brunches I have ever had! It is no surprise Croissants Bistro & Bakery gets very crowded at brunch so I advise making reservations. The good news is they are expanding! Croissants Bistro & Bakery is owned by Heidi Vukov and in Spring 2017 she is opening “Heidi’s Corner” in Grande Dunes. It will consist of a second location for Croissants Bistro & Bakery as well as a new restaurant called “Hook & Barrel”. Hook & Barrel will be a seafood restaurant with a focus on sustainability. Before leaving Croissants Bistro & Bakery be sure to pick up a copy of Heidi’s cookbook “Bonjour Y’all”!