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

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 best breakfast buffet around. But you don't have to travel far to Mammy's Kitchen to find some stiff competition. Mammy's has been serving customers at the same location since the 1950s, and its breakfast buffet is so popular that even when the kitchen closes in the off-season for lunch and dinner, it stays open almost year-round for breakfast. Other morning hot spots include the Eggs-Up Grill, Magnolia's at 26th and The Shack, another long-standing hot spot that serves all the Southern favorites - grits, biscuits, sausage, bacon, gravy, eggs, hash browns and, of course, pancakes. That's pretty much the standard fare for the morning hours, but some even serve breakfast all day for those sleeping in on their vacation. Breakfast - it's not just for breakfast anymore, especially at the beach. Popular brunch spots include Croissants, Chestnut Hill and The House of Blues.







Hot Stacks
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The name says it all - hot stacks of pancakes smothered in butter and syrup and covered with some bizarre yet tasty toppings - strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate chips or all of the above. Hot Stacks also serves the traditional Southern fare...  Read More

The Shack
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Known for generations as the Biscuit Shack, this North Myrtle Beach institution is under new management with the same familiar country classics. The new crew kept the spirit of the old place alive - great Southern cooking and friendly service -...  Read More

Johnny D's Waffle House
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The tired old breakfast and lunch get an extreme makeover at Johnny D's Waffle House, where the traditional eggs and pancakes undergo a serious upgrade. In addition to an array of waffles and pancakes topped with fruit, chocolate chips and...  Read More

Croissants Bistro & Bakery


This European-style bistro is a favorite for breakfast or lunch. Known for creative small plates and dishes, Croissants offer a wide selection of homemade breads, croissants, pastries and muffins that are simply out of this world! They also...  Read More

Eggs Up
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The menu may not be extensive, but you can be sure that everything on it is a time-tested winner. Ham and eggs, steak and eggs, grits and eggs, pancakes and eggs, biscuits and gravy and eggs – well, you get the idea. There are also egg...  Read More



The latest sensation on the Grand Strand dining scene is the Crepe Creation Cafe in the trendy new Market Common district. The name says it best - yes, crepes, as in those thin French pancakes that most Americans don't eat and can't properly...  Read More



This restaurant and music hall offers Cajun fare and great live music performed by nationally and internationally known rock, folk, blues, jazz and blues bands. Besides offering interesting night life entertainment, they also serve up a...  Read More

Chestnut Hill


Known for its outstanding American fare and charming atmosphere, this restaurant tops many "favorites" lists. All of the fish and seafood they serve are fresh – How fresh? Try this on for size: The upscale restaurant owns and operates its own...  Read More

Magnolia's at 26th
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Located on the ground floor of a hotel convention center, this restaurant draws lots of locals who only venture downtown in the summer months if there's something really good waiting for them. This buffet-style eatery serves three hots a day,...  Read More

Mammy's Kitchen
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This downtown Myrtle Beach institution has been serving locals and tourists hot, home-style meals for 60 years, Mammy's is famous for its breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. From freshly prepared pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, sausage and...  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