Little River Offers Bounty of Seafood, Southern Cooking

Little River and the adjoining Little River Inlet that serves as the state line dividing North and South Carolina was once a hideout for pirates who roamed the Carolina Coast. Today the town is one of the best-kept secrets on the Grand Strand, especially for its bounty of restaurants. This fishing village delivers lots of fresh seafood from boats that sail out of Little River. Diners can watch the ships returning with their daily catch by enjoying a waterfront view on Little River's historic Mineola Avenue, such as Fibbers On The Water, Crab Catchers and Captain Juel's Hurricane Restaurant. Little River is also host of the annual Blue Crab Festival in May and many of the restaurants prominently feature the local delicacy on their menus with She Crab Soup, Softshell Crab and Crab Cakes. Little River is also known for its many outstanding fine-dining eateries that are located both inland and on the Intracoastal Waterway. Historic venues such as The Brentwood and The Parson's Table provide a taste of the past along with some of the best cuisine on the Strand. Those looking for a simpler meal can sample some of the best Southern cooking in town as mom-and-pop places like Mama Jean's.

Little River has its share of upscale, seafood and waterfront dining, but sometimes you just need a cozy place to stuff your face with some good country cooking. Mama Jean's is that kind of place. Serving breakfast and lunch six days a week in...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Snooky's

Don't let the name fool you, "Jersey Shore" fans. You will not see the same-named pseudo-celebrity or any of her fist-pumping friends at this establishment. Located in Cricket Cove Marina along the Intracoastal Waterway, Snooky's (named for the...  Read More

Crab Catchers
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Little River is home of the annual Blue Crab Festival, and Crab Catchers is the unofficial headquarters for the waterfront festivities. Featuring a large open-air deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and an indoor dining area with great...  Read More

Captain Juel's Hurricane Restaurant
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One of the oldest restaurants in Little River remains one of the most popular with tourists who like to see their fresh catch first hand. With a large deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and an indoor dining area surrounded by large...  Read More

Fibber's on the Water
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If an Irish pub and a seafood restaurant had a baby, it would probably look a lot like Fibber's on the Water, a Little River favorite for locals and tourists alike. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway and offering excellent views of the...  Read More

Key West Crazy
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You don't have to travel to the southernmost tip of the United States to get a true taste of the Key West lifestyle and cuisine. Key West Crazy in Little River brings the flavor of the Florida Keys to the Carolina coast, offering fresh seafood...  Read More

Chianti South
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Featuring an amazing wine collection to go with a superb menu, Chianti South is one the most authentic Italian restaurants you'll find on the Grand Strand. As a winner of the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" as well as other accolades,...  Read More

Clark's Seafood & Chop House
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Fine dining with a wonderful view; that's the best way to describe the experience at Clark's Seafood & Chop House in Little River. Opened by the former owner of the popular Boundary House in the old location of Umberto's, which relocated to...  Read More

The award-winning Parson's Table, housed in a former church, offers true fine dining in an atmosphere of elegance and intimacy. Beautiful stained glass windows dot the interior, which is comprised of several individual rooms that are equally...  Read More

The Brentwood Restaurant

Set in a beautiful white Victorian home in Little River, The Brentwood certainly necessitates a wise departure from the Grand Strand's busier drags. This historic abode dates from 1910 and features a wrap-around porch that enhances its...  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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