Myrtle Beach Has the Cure for Late-Night Munchies

What do you do when get the hankering for some pancakes at midnight, or the taste for pizza at 3 a.m.? If you happen to be in Myrtle Beach, you've come to the right place, and you are not alone.

The Grand Strand is filled with late-night eateries ready to cater to your late-night munchies, and those restaurants are often filled with a unique cast of characters. From locals who work the late shift to vacationers capping a night on the town, the crowds make for some interesting people-watching while you wait for cheeseburger and fries.

Variety is the key to curing the late-night hunger pangs, and Myrtle Beach has it. Beat the rush and end your day with breakfast at Akel's, one of many breakfast favorites that cater to the late crowd. Or pick up a pie on the way to the room at Michael's, which not only delivers till the wee hours of the morning but also opens its doors to the dining room.

Maybe you have an international craving? Black Thai serves pan-Asian dishes into the early morning hours along with an active bar scene. Or, for a true taste of Myrtle Beach, check out the legendary Sam's Corner for the world-famous hot dogs and the ocean burger. Sam's even serves a unique mix of short-order grill items, beer, mixed drinks and breakfast.

It's Myrtle Beach; those things happen.

Locals Corner


Just look for the huge, colorful sign out front, and you'll know that you've found Locals. A light and airy atmosphere awash in white serves as the backdrop for a menu that dishes up traditional American eats. Open for breakfast and lunch,...  Read More

Jimmyz Japanese Hibachi House
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Break the burgers-and-fries routine for some excellent Japanese cuisine that's good to go in more ways than one. Chef and owner Jimmy is a bit of a local legend, operating several other Japanese restaurants and catering services over the years,...  Read More

Cheeseburger In Paradise
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Famous singer/songwriter crooned about the perfect burger in the song by the same title, and now his restaurant, Cheeseburger In Paradise, brings it to the masses in a unique tropical setting. Featuring 100 percent Angus burgers with a myriad of...  Read More

Bimini's Oyster Bar & Seafood Cafe


As far as oyster shacks go, this is about as good as it gets. Located in a strip mall just off Restaurant Row, Bimini's doesn't look like much from the outside - or the inside, for that matter. Picnic tables fill the small space and the patio...  Read More

Black Thai
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Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district, Black Thai offers a healthy menu Asian cuisine in a unique setting. Serving both vegetarian and gluten-free versions of everything on the menu, Black Thai has stepped to the forefront in...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach


A Rockefeller in name only (you won't run into any high-falutin attitude or pretense), this roadside seafooder appeals to folks from all walks of life. For those who prefer their seafood in a more natural state, order from the raw bar or the...  Read More

Michael's Pizza and Pasta
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For a taste of true Italian cuisine without the fancy candles and high prices, Michael's Pizza and Pasta in downtown Myrtle Beach is the place. Featuring all the traditional Italian favorites - hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti...  Read More



Dudley the dog and inspirational namesake may be dead and gone, but this saloon is still going strong! Another in a long line of solid Murrells Inlet eateries, Dead Dog Saloon delivers a tasty array of fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and pasta...  Read More



Legendary crooner Jimmy Buffett sang about this mythical place back in the 1970s, and now it has become a reality. Margaritaville is everything Buffett sang about and more, featuring shrimp that are beginning to boil and generous servings of...  Read More



A great place to take a group of friends, Shuckers ranks highly with locals and frequent visitors to the Strand - a nod, no doubt, to its awesome raw bar specialties and friendly, laid-back vibe. Happy hour, especially, is the time to be here,...  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