Myrtle Beach's Booming Golf and Tourism Industries Ensure Plenty of Great Places to Start Your Day

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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    Big Mike's

    Soul food doesn't get much more soulful than a Big Mike's, which features classic Southern cooking mixed...  Read more »

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    Magnolia's at 26th

    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

    Local Expert Tip: "Chestnut Hill's Sunday Brunch is one of the most popular in town , features everything from Eggs Benedict to Southern fried chicken."

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    House of Blues

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

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    Crepe Creations Cafe

    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

    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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    Hot Stacks

    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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    The Shack

    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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    Harry's Breakfast Pancakes

    Local Expert Tip: "Harry's is only two blocks from the beach so it's a popular choice for folks taking a break from the summer sun."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Best thing not on the menu sounds contradictory but is the only way to get it - the vegetarian omelet, add sausage or bacon."


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