Myrtle Beach Has the Cure for Late-Night Munchies

What do you do when get the hankering for some pancakes at midnight, or the taste for pizza at 3 a.m.? If you happen to be in Myrtle Beach, you've come to the right place, and you are not alone.

The Grand Strand is filled with late-night eateries ready to cater to your late-night munchies, and those restaurants are often filled with a unique cast of characters. From locals who work the late shift to vacationers capping a night on the town, the crowds make for some interesting people-watching while you wait for cheeseburger and fries.

Variety is the key to curing the late-night hunger pangs, and Myrtle Beach has it. Beat the rush and end your day with breakfast at Akel's, one of many breakfast favorites that cater to the late crowd. Or pick up a pie on the way to the room at Michael's, which not only delivers till the wee hours of the morning but also opens its doors to the dining room.

Maybe you have an international craving? Black Thai serves pan-Asian dishes into the early morning hours along with an active bar scene. Or, for a true taste of Myrtle Beach, check out the legendary Sam's Corner for the world-famous hot dogs and the ocean burger. Sam's even serves a unique mix of short-order grill items, beer, mixed drinks and breakfast.

It's Myrtle Beach; those things happen.

Michael's Pizza and Pasta
Photo courtesy of Michael's Pizza and Pasta

For a taste of true Italian cuisine without the fancy candles and high prices, Michael's Pizza and Pasta in downtown Myrtle Beach is the place. Featuring all the traditional Italian favorites - hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti...  Read More

Dagwood's Deli
Photo courtesy of Dagwood's Deli

Named after the famous cartoon character with an affinity for sandwiches stacked to the ceiling, Dagwood's Deli follows the same recipe for a longtime, lunch-time favorite that has patrons lined up out the door. Beat the rush by calling ahead...  Read More

Hamburger Joe's

Hamburger Joe's is the perfect lunch spot if you're on a tight vacation budget. In fact, you can probably afford to splurge and get some wings and a beer along with your cheeseburger, which comes heaped with cole slaw, chili, onions, lettuce,...  Read More

Bimini's Oyster Bar & Seafood Cafe

As far as oyster shacks go, this is about as good as it gets. Located in a strip mall just off Restaurant Row, Bimini's doesn't look like much from the outside - or the inside, for that matter. Picnic tables fill the small space and the patio...  Read More

Take a dash of Mexican cantina, a splash of Caribbean cuisine and three parts beach bar, add crushed ice and put it in a blender, and you get Bandito's, the latest and hottest oceanfront bar and grill on the Grand Strand. Featuring a wide...  Read More

The name says it all for this casual, come-as-you-are bar and grill, where patrons often stroll up from the beach with sand on their feet for a bite to eat and a cold one. Ocean views, frozen concoctions, live music and great food is what it's...  Read More

If you're a night owl or just an early riser, you'll love this little joint that serves up one of the best hot breakfasts on the Grand Strand. Selections include near legendary pancakes, omelets, French toast, steak and eggs, and other good...  Read More

Black Thai
Photo courtesy of Black Thai

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district, Black Thai offers a healthy menu Asian cuisine in a unique setting. Serving both vegetarian and gluten-free versions of everything on the menu, Black Thai has stepped to the forefront in...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach

A Rockefeller in name only (you won't run into any high-falutin attitude or pretense), this roadside seafooder appeals to folks from all walks of life. For those who prefer their seafood in a more natural state, order from the raw bar or the...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry

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