Rise and Shine for Myrtle Beach's Top Breakfast Restaurants

It's hard to swing a cat head biscuit on the Grand Strand without hitting a breakfast restaurant. With millions of visitors each year and more than 100 golf courses, breakfast joints are par for the course in the Myrtle Beach area. Unfortunately, quantity doesn't always equal quality, but there are at least 10 great places to start your day.

Most restaurants feature the same traditional Southern breakfast menu of eggs and meat, pancakes and hashbrowns - you know the morning drill. But it's how those standards are executed and the service and atmosphere that set the great ones apart from the good, and there are plenty of the former to keep you filled up on morning fuel during your stay.

Many have been in business for decades, like our chart-topper Mammy's Kitchen, currently celebrating its 60th year in business. This mom-and-pop shop is a mainstay on the Myrtle Beach breakfast scene. In addition to the excellent and affordable breakfast bar, the family atmosphere keeps generations of vacationers back year after year.

The same is true at more upscale institutions such as the Sea Captain's House, where the breakfasts are made to order and feature some less traditional morning fare. Shrimp over creamy grits and other seafood offerings make for an original morning lineup, but this popular spot also serves all the breakfast classics.

And if you feel like sleeping in, it's hard to beat brunch at some of Myrtle Beach's hottest spots before spending a long day on the links or beach.

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

Harry's Breakfast Pancakes
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A local favorite for a good hot breakfast at a reasonable price. Pancakes, of course, are the house specialty, but don't miss their daily specials for breakfast and lunch. A good family choice for more than two decades, Harry's has a friendly...  Read More

Hot Stacks
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As a tourist destination and golf mecca, Myrtle Beach is up to its elbows in pancake houses. But regular visitors know to drive past some of the hash-slinging joints just to have breakfast at Hot Stacks. The name says it all - hot stacks of...  Read More

Chestnut Hill


Every meal is wonderful at Chestnut Hill, but the Sunday brunch is a memorable experience of its own. Featuring everything from Eggs Benedict to Southern fried chicken, Chestnut Hill's brunch buffet is one of the most popular in town, especially...  Read More

Magnolia's at 26th
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A long-standing family hotel is now home to one of the most hottest spots in Myrtle Beach to enjoy the first meal of the day. Despite its Ocean Boulevard location among rows of hotels, this restaurant is surprisingly popular among locals, who...  Read More

Eggs Up
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The name says it all at this growing regional chain, which was born in nearby Pawleys Island and now features three stores on the Grand Strand. Yes, the often-overlooked egg takes center stage at Eggs Up Grill, which keeps an actual tally of the...  Read More

Sea Captain's House


Once a privately-owned family beach cottage, this picturesque oceanfront restaurant serves up some of the best seafood in Myrtle Beach. But Sea Captain's House also serves one of the best and most underrated breakfasts on the Grand Strand,...  Read More



The House of Blues is known for its live concerts and Cajun cooking, so it might seem like a strange place to start your Sunday morning. But the HOB's Sunday Gospel Brunch has been packing in people looking for some good food for the body and...  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.

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