Myrtle Beach's Golf and Tourism Industries Ensure Plenty of Great Breakfast Places

Terry Massey

By , Local Expert, Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach may be famous for golf, the beach and other attractions, but it also just might have the highest per capita number of breakfast restaurants and pancake houses in the nation. It's hard to drive a couple of blocks without seeing a sign for the rise-and-shine chow time, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them when it comes to the most important meal of the day. But good is not good enough for the crew. Among the mass of breakfast options, a select few stand out as the best. Take Magnolia's at 26th, which is famous all over town for its country cooking at lunch and supper time, but just might have the...  Read more »

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    Mammy's Kitchen

    Start your day with a cup of coffee, a stack of pancakes and a smile from Harry's friendly staff.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be fooled by a new restaurant by the same name a few blocks away on Ocean Boulevard. The real Mammy's has been at the same location, on the corner of Kings Highway and Mr. Joe White Avenue, for decades."

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    Magnolia's at 26th

    Locals have claimed this place as their own, so they have to be doing something right.

    Local Expert Tip: "Magnolia's leaves the breakfast bar open later on the weekends so an early afternoon brunch yields the bonus of both breakfast and lunch served simultaneously."

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    Chestnut Hill

    Chestnut Hill is as famous for its friendly atmosphere as its excellent food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request a seat in the back of the house with a window view of the small lake."

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    House of Blues

    House of Blues may be internationally famous, but it's also one of the few theme restaurants that locals regularly patronize.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make reservations for the Sunday Gospel Brunch. This is one of the few reasons to wake up early on the weekend of your vacation. "

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    Crepe Creations Cafe

    You won't believe the different number of delicious combination of crepes on the menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're going to go for dessert, go all out and pay the extra buck to get your crepe covered in whipped cream and powdered sugar."

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    Eggs Up

    Eggs Up does some pretty creative dishes with one of the basics of breakfast.

    Local Expert Tip: "Eggs Up is often packed to the gills, but the table turnover is quick, so don't get discouraged if there's a line out the door."

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    Croissants Bistro & Bakery

    Croissants puts out a Sunday brunch spread like none other on the Grand Strand.

    Local Expert Tip: "Do yourself a favor and grab a dozen pastries for the road. You will thank me in the morning."

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    Johnny D's Waffle House

    Johnny D's is one place you can take a large party and have everyone find something to order that they love.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try to arrive between the breakfast and lunch rush for quicker seating. Both menus are available all day."

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    The Shack

    The Shack is an institution on the North Strand for its good home cooking and family-friendly atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "Breakfast is now served until 2:30 p.m. daily so no need to rush out of bed to get a good taste of breakfast."

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    Hot Stacks

    Hot Stacks offers affordable food cooked to order and served with smile.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want a big Sunday breakfast, make sure to beat the after-church crowds around noon. This place kills it."



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