There's a new restaurant in the downtown Myrtle Beach district and early indications point to a place focused on great food and fun.
Open-air restaurant, Loco Gecko, is only steps from the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean Boulevard, making it easy for tourists staying in the downtown area to walk to and from lunch and dinner. Built as part of the Captain's Quarters Resort property, this island-themed eatery specializes in hot food and cold drinks.
Loco Gecko opens on oceanfront — Photo courtesy of Loco Gecko
Try the popular appetizers like fried pickles, fried corn, Rocky Mountain oysters, chicken wings and fried dumplings. Or save room for the burgers, sandwiches, shrimp quesadillas or fish tacos as a main dish. The menu is diverse and offers lots of spicy island options.
Wash away the heat with an ice-cold beer from the bar or a frozen drink from the blender. The Loco Gecko appears to be as much about the bar as the kitchen, offering happy hours and special events with discount drinks and appetizers.
But beware of the restaurant's mascot, Salty, a large shark that circles the dining and bar areas looking for unsuspecting patrons to pose for photos or just give a good-natured hard time. The Loco Gecko (or crazy lizard) is dedicated to making sure everyone in your party has a good time.