Going out for lunch or dinner during your family vacation can be a real hassle, but it doesn't have to be if you know where to go. Many restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area cater to families with varying taste buds and tastes in entertainment. That's right, some places are famous for serving up heaping helpings of both food and fun for families looking for more than just another meal.
Novelty restaurants like Dick's Last Resort have a hook for families looking for good food as well as good-natured exchanges with the wait staff. Servers crack jokes with patrons, sing songs and make mock dunce caps for the kids, who will enjoy the rare treat of using bad table manners in a socially acceptable environment. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville also offers great "restau-tainment" with stilt-walkers, balloon artists and other characters roaming the restaurant and entertaining customers, and the hourly "Hurricane Warning" sees the whole place singing along to Buffett tunes while a giant blizzard stirs up a storm.
Of course, good food is the biggest factor in your dining decision and there are plenty of quality establishments with extensive menus for maximum people-pleasing. Special kids menus and buffet stations. Try Original Benjamin's Seafood Buffet has all the little ones' favorites, as well as diverse choices for the grown-ups. Check out Dagwood's Deli and Hamburgers Joe's for a nice, affordable dinner or lunch.