Cherry-Picking the Best Restaurants in Cherry Grove Beach

President George Washington passed through this town in 1791 during his tour of the Southern States and stopped to dine in nearby Little River. More than two centuries later and hungry visitors are discovering this diamond in the rough for restaurants and relaxation. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the larger towns of Little River and North Myrtle Beach to the north and south, respectively, this small fishing village has managed to maintained an island-like seclusion and an old-school beach town identity that makes it a distinct community. That uniqueness is reflected in the restaurants of Cherry Grove Beach. From waterfront seafood shacks to some of the finest dining on the Grand Strand, Cherry Grove offers a wide range of choices for such a small area. Most come with an amazing view of the diverse landscape with spectacular vistas of the ocean, waterway, sunset and marinas. Enjoy the ocean breeze and view at 3500 North Ocean Grill or watch the sun set and ships roll in at Capt. Poo's Bar & Grill or Filet's on the Water. Visitors also can get a true taste of the close-knit community and some good country cooking at Duffy's or The Shack. Just tell them George sent you.

Hamburger Heaven
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Fortunately, you don't have to die to go there. But for regular customers, Hamburger Heaven is to die for, a little slice of comfort-food heaven in the small community of Cherry Grove Beach. But don't let the name fool you. Yes, they make a mean...  Read More

Screamin' Pig BBQ
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From the curb, the Screamin' Pig isn't much to look at - that's how you know they serve good barbecue. This hole in the wall was once a drive-in and walk-up style diner that has been concerted into a family dining establishment, but iot more...  Read More



Capt. Poo's calls itself "North Myrtle Beach's Best-Kept Secret," but the word is out on this Cherry Grove Beach hot spot. Located beside a marina on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath the Highway 17 overpass, Capt. Poo's is easier to access by...  Read More



Relax on the shore of the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy some of the best steaks, seafood and sushi on the Grand Strand at Filet's on the Water. Located at Harbourgate Marina beneath the historic Little River Swing Bridge, Filet's make for a...  Read More



You won't find a better combination of a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and exquisitely prepared food under the same roof (or canopy) on the north end of the Grand Strand than 3500 North Ocean Grill. Located behind the Prince Resort at...  Read More



Classic bar food makes up the menu, like the world-famous fried bologna sandwich and fried dill pickle chips, but the atmosphere is the main draw to this seaside shack. Shag dance on the outdoor deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean while you sway...  Read More



A bit of a departure from the more family-oriented places that pepper the Strand, SeaBlue is a sophisticated space that caters to diners with discriminating tastes. The dreamy, marine-blue bar area is the perfect place to enjoy a martini, and...  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 Shack
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Known for generations as the Biscuit Shack, this Cherry Grove Beach institution is under new management but with the same familiar country classics. The new crew kept the spirit of the old place alive - great Southern cooking and friendly...  Read More

The Brentwood Restaurant


Set in a beautiful white Victorian in Little River, The Brentwood certainly necessitates a wise departure from the Strand's busier drags. This historic abode dates from 1910, features a wrap-around porch and retains its time-tested charm. And it...  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