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As regular visitors to the Grand Strand know, Myrtle Beach is loaded with delicious dining options. And when you stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk, the resort’s prime location in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach (and right on the famed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk) puts you within a short distance of a huge selection of tasty temptations.
During your next visit, be sure to put these five area eateries — all within a 10-minute drive of the resort — on your short list of places to check out:
Found less than a half-mile south of Bay View on the Boardwalk, this seafood and sushi restaurant first opened at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk — and has now expanded to take over the restaurant space atop the Second Avenue Pier. Boasting a “Hook to Plate” approach to its seafood offerings, the restaurant has its own fishing fleet, and its fresh catches are distributed to its eateries within 24 hours of coming off the boat. Prime beef is also a focus here, and menu highlights include fresh seafood, burgers, steaks, sushi and sandwiches. Some of the most popular dishes here include the Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, the Bang Bang Grouper, the Lobster Roll and the Dragon Egg (a halved avocado stuffed with cream cheese and spicy crab). For more information and to view the full menu, visit thewickedtuna.com.
Located less than 2 miles north of Bay View on the Boardwalk, this local seafood staple has been serving the Grand Strand for more than 50 years. It’s known as the home to some of the area’s freshest (and tastiest) seafood, and for having one of the region’s top outdoor patios. Guests here can enjoy house specialties like the Award-Winning She Crab Soup, Jambalaya, Broiled Crab Cakes and Shrimp & Grits. For those looking to sample an array of the eatery’s top offerings, the Seafood Platter lets diners indulge in flounder, shrimp and scallops served broiled or fried. And for landlubbers, tasty chicken and beef dishes are also available. To explore the full menu, visit seacaptains.com.
Those craving some true down-home cooking won’t have to stray far from Bay View on the Boardwalk to find some of the area’s finest. Found just over a mile north of the resort, Big Mike’s Soul Food is a family-owned restaurant that serves up cooked-to-order Southern specialties from its heart-of-downtown location. Popular Southern-cooked items at Big Mike’s include fried chicken, fried fish, chicken bog, shrimp & grits, collard greens, fried okra, baked mac & cheese, rice & gravy and cornbread. (And when the main course is complete, the peach cobbler is sure to please for dessert.) Explore the full Mike’s menu at bigmikessoulfood.net.
Located just north of Bike Mike’s, this authentic German-Austrian alpine lodge is known both for its staff’s “Gemuetlichkeit” (German for “friendliness”) and for the traditional German soul food it serves up. A unique Grand Strand attraction for 25 years, Cafe Old Vienna dishes up an array of German, Austrian and other Central European delicacies. Menu highlights here include Sauerbraten, Knackwurst, Goulash, Stuffed Cabbage and, of course, Weiner Schnitzel — available in veal, almond veal, pork, almond pork, parmesan pork, chicken, almond chicken and parmesan chicken varieties, just to name a few. Further, seven (mostly German and Austrian) beers are available on tap, and the delectable choices on the dessert menu include Apple Strudel, Vienna Crepes, Creme Brulé and German Chocolate Cake. Learn more and view the full menu at cafeoldvienna.com.
Found less than 2 miles north of Bay View on the Boardwalk, this steakhouse serves up top-quality, UDSA prime steaks, fresh seafood and an impressive wine selection, all in a classy supper club environment. Open in the area for 20-plus years, the restaurant has been awarded numerous “best steak” and diners’ choice awards during its tenure. Those enjoying dinner here can kick things off with an appetizer like Oysters Rockefeller or Lump Crab Cocktail, then move on to their choice from among a range of delicious entrees such as Delmonico Steak, a Center Cut Filet, Sea Bass or Live Maine Lobster. Decadent dessert options include cheesecake shipped directly from New York and Cinnamon Walnut Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream. Learn more at newyorkprime.com.
Ready to explore all of your favorite Myrtle Beach flavors? Book a stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk today! With our prime location, comfortable oceanfront accommodations and long list of amazing amenities, you and your vacation crew are sure to have a memorable — and flavorful — experience on the Grand Strand.
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