Looking for Lunch in All the Right Places in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its abundance of pancake houses and fine-dining restaurants, but often hidden in between is a diverse selection of lunch options. From the traditional beach burger stands and the old-school mom-and-pop country cafes and from Northern-style delis to Southern soul food, visitors of all walks of life and taste buds can find what they're hungry for in Myrtle Beach.

Of course, the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes seafood a viable lunch option, and the town's Southern roots mean barbecue can't be far away. Mr. Fish, a dinner-time favorite in Myrtle Beach, also serves one of the best-kept secrets in town with a daily fresh catch lunch special. For those more in to "landfood", Prosser's BBQ in Murrells Inlet puts out an amazing spread of barbecue and country-cooking comfort food.

Those with simpler tastes should check out Dagwood's Deli for sandwiches piled higher than the waves at the nearby beach. Just across the street is Mammy's Kitchen, another home-style cooking classic that packs them in for three meals a day. But the lunch buffet will insure that you go back to the beach with a full belly and plenty of energy to make it through another day in paradise.

Prosser's Bar-B-Q
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This family-owned and operated eatery has been serving sweet barbecue and country cooking since 1953, and for good reason. Not only does Prosser's do barbecue the good ol' Southern way - slow smoked over hickory coals to perfection - it also...  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

Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery


The best place to take a break from a long day of shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Daily specials and a wide selection of soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches make Liberty a stop that will please everyone in your party. Comfortable and...  Read More



The name says it all for this casual, come-as-you-are bar and grill, where patrons often stroll up from the beach with sand on their feet for a bite to eat and a cold one. Ocean views, frozen concoctions, live music and great food is what it's...  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

Hamburger Joe's


Hamburger Joe's is the perfect lunch spot if you're on a tight vacation budget. In fact, you can probably afford to splurge and get some wings and a beer along with your cheeseburger, which comes heaped with cole slaw, chili, onions, lettuce,...  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



Mr. Fish has relocated to a new, more spacious location but still features the same great food thousands have come to know and love. The new, multi-room establishment is the latest creation of Mr. Fish, aka Ted Hammerman, and daughter Sheina....  Read More

Big Mike's


Soul food doesn't get much more soulful than a Big Mike's, which features classic Southern cooking mixed with Southern hospitality to create a special place for locals and tourists alike. Named for owner and Myrtle Beach City Councilman Mike...  Read More

Dagwood's Deli
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Named after the famous cartoon character with an affinity for sandwiches stacked to the ceiling, Dagwood's Deli follows the same recipe for a longtime, lunch-time favorite that has patrons lined up out the door. Beat the rush by calling ahead...  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