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.
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