Well-prepared and delicious, a good meal is one of life’s finest pleasures, and an important part of any vacation is enjoying your favorite foods. Locally, trained chefs prepare a dynamic variety of cuisines for your dining pleasure.

Seafood, of course, is served in every way imaginable, from the traditional Murrells Inlet or Calabash seafood platter to fresh and tasty sushi or a perfectly grilled piece of freshly caught fish drizzled with a rich, complex sauce. Our local blue crabs are a delicacy steamed, prepared as crab cakes, or in she-crab soup. Oysters are another local favorite and depending on the time of year, can be eaten steamed, fried, or on the half shell. A regional favorite, shrimp and grits, comes to your table piping hot, creamy, and unforgettable! One of our favorite restaurants to enjoy all of the above is Carolina Seafood & Steak, located in Myrtle Beach.

Barbeque is another popular South Carolina dish, but even within the state, there is an ongoing and sometimes heated debate over which type of sauce is the best. Our coastal area prefers a spicy, vinegar-based sauce, and can be found at many local barbeque restaurants, paired with sweet potatoes, coleslaw, and always, banana pudding.

From Georgetown all the way up the South Carolina coast, the Grand Strand has a plethora of fine dining prepared by the best of the best local chefs. We have a huge appreciation for our International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, the exquisite chefs they create, and all the work they do for our community. No matter what delicious cuisine you decide on, be sure to take note of the chef’s specials – these are only available for a short time and are always a divine choice!


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