Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Beach Front Central
601 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-1491
Fax: (843) 626-5134
This restaurant, as its name implies, focuses on fresh, homemade dishes from the 'Eternal City'. The decor inside is also reminiscent of Rome and over the years this award-winning restaurant has garnered a loyal following - many claim it's the best on the Grand Strand. Since all the dishes are made from scratch, the kitchen forces you to relax and wait if you want perfection. On the menu, diners will find many of the familiar classics like chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs, but of course there are specialties from Lazio as well. Some of them include the Saltimbocca alla Romana and the Lasagna di Ricotta alla Romana.
Located next to the popular Dagwood's Deli in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this Euro-American Pub offers appetizers like chicken wings and nachos alongside great tasting salads, sandwiches & burgers. The specialty plates like the Fish & Chips or Italian meatballs are big enough for two. On tap, most of the beers are domestic craft beers, but guests will still find plenty of European bottles. Overall, it's a nice place to relax after work and there is a late night happy hour.
El Cerro Grande is the best Mexican restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area, winner of the "Mexican Restaurant of the Year" award from the Myrtle Beach Herald. The menu offers standard Mexican fare, such as burritos, fajitas, frijoles, quesadillas and chimichangas. Served hot, the food is always fresh and the cheese is used sparingly and doesn't smother the dish. The salsa is a specialty, it's both chunky and flavorful. El Cerro Grande is a fairly large restaurant so the wait is never excessive. It's colorful and clean atmosphere is only made better by excellent service. There are three locations on the Grand Strand.
Bodo's is a mütter und vater restaurant that caters to those who may have a hankering for German essen, or food. To begin, Bodo presents Goulaschsuppe, Erbensuppe (split-pea soup) with seasonal sausage or the Weinbergschnecken (snails in scampi mushroom sauce) for the more intrepid. As entrees, diners will find every type of Schnitzel available, from pork to tenderloin and wiener, it's here. The house Sauerbraten is one of the best recommendations on the menu and of course guests will find plenty of beer also. Check out the website for the full menu.
Moe's brings a little style and sun from Southern California to South Carolina. With beach burgers on the menu and truculent monster drinks in fishbowls, summer fun doesn't get any better. The burgers, sandwiches, ribs and seafood are all reasonably priced and the portions gargantuan. Moe's location is also stellar, right on the beach and in the middle of everything Myrtle Beach has to offer.
Overstuffed sandwiches on fresh hoagies are the specialties here. Some are jumbo with extra goodies, and many have sports-inspired names such as the Lynn Swann Dipper, the Hail Mary Dipper, the Gamecock and the Tiger. Patrons can also enjoy Philly sandwiches, salads, burgers, pastrami and corned beef. The expansive menu will appeal to almost any taste. Visitors are welcome to relax with snacks or a meal and enjoy the sports games that play on the multiple TVs. A second location is on Highway 17 in Surfside Beach. -Natasha Lawrence
Landshark Bar & Grill is part of Jimmy Buffet's chain of restaurants and as such, it features everything from the Parrothead in-charge. The menu is filled with beach food/pub grub like sandwiches, hot dogs, wings, burgers and there is a menu for the "little sharks" as well. Of course you'll find plenty of Landshark Lager and music that features Jimmy's own tunes mixed in with happy-go-lucky beach songs.
The Beach House serves American bar food like burgers, sandwiches, etc., however with a few more seafood options since you are in Myrtle Beach. The bar has massive 'fishbowls' to drink Long Island Ice Teas, Spiked Lemonades and more. The restaurant, as its name implies, is right next to the beach and it offers perfect views while you drink out of your fishbowl.
Having survived Hurricane Hugo and other forces of nature over the years, this popular landmark on the beach offers locals and visitors spectacular sunsets, ocean waves and great food. From seafood to chicken and steaks, the varied menu caters to diners of all ages, including children. Happy hour offers discounted beer, wine, mixed drinks and appetizers. Portions are generous and the desserts are also homemade. Open late into the night, the only strict dress code is for men - they must wear shirts after 4:30p. -Natasha Lawrence
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
It is sometimes difficult to find authentic Mexican food in the southern U.S. and Banditos definitely hits the spot when you're on the beach. In fact, its located right on the boardwalk along Ocean Boulevard and on the menu guests will find tacos, burritos and chimichangas as well as other familiar favorites like fajitas. Prices are reasonable and though it can sometimes become rowdy (esp. during Spring Break), Banditos is still family friendly.
Bummz Beach Cafe sits right on the edge of the Atlantic and it serves as the perfect spot for a bite to eat or get some rays. Their fish & chips plate is certainly worth trying, but the real appeal has to be the crab cake dinner which is perfect for two. Bummz has a fairly large patio right on Ocean Boulevard that extends to the beach, where it becomes a great spot to relax in one of their Adirondack chairs. On hot summer days, these chairs fill up quickly with sunbathers so get here early!