Discover a Sea of Great Restaurants in Pawleys Island

Escape to an island paradise without a boat at Pawleys Island, a small but historic village just south of Myrtle Beach that knows how to enjoy the good life, as well as great food. This self-proclaimed "arrogantly shabby" fishing village is famous for its seafood, featuring everything from fresh catch at sea and the bounty that comes straight out of the local creeks and inlets. With much of the mainland side consisting of former rice and indigo plantations dating back to the 1700s, the salt marshes and maritime forests are teeming with wild game that make the menus of Pawleys Island's more traditional restaurants, such a Frank's and Frank's Out Back and the Webster's. Popular local dishes, such as shrimp with cheese grits and crab cakes, can be found at more laid-back locales, like Pawleys Island Tavern and Island Cafe & Deli. Of course, you can't get a true taste of South Carolina without trying the barbecue, and Hog Heaven BBQ offers some of the best smoked pork in the Lowcountry. There are so many outstanding dining options in Pawleys Island that it's hard to go wrong with any restaurant on this list, especially if your party has the taste buds for the good life in the Lowcountry.

Eggs Up
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The menu may not be extensive, but you can be sure that everything on it is a time-tested winner. Ham and eggs, steak and eggs, grits and eggs, pancakes and eggs, biscuits and gravy and eggs � well, you get the idea. There are also egg...  Read More



Bypassers know this restaurant as "the place with the shark coming out of the roof." Those who stop know it as one of the best seafood establishments on the Grand Strand. Sure, Litchfield Beach Fish House turns heads for its somewhat tacky decor...  Read More

Hog Heaven BBQ
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In a state where barbecue ranks in importance right up there with religion, Hog Heaven makes a strong testament by serving up Lowcountry barbecue at it's best. Hog Heaven is a small, stand-alone shop on a secluded stretch of highway just north...  Read More



Known for brewing its own beer in-house, Quigley's Pint & Plate is much more than a microbrewery. The "Plate" may get second billing to the "Pint", but both are on point at this unique restaurant tucked away inside the Mingo Shopping Center....  Read More



In many ways, Bisqit epitomizes Pawleys Island - charmingly rustic and extremely laid back. Serving Southern comfort classics with a modern twists, Bisqit is famous for delicious breakfasts in the morning and hot food, cold beer and good times...  Read More

Pawleys Island Tavern
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This laid-back, friendly restaurant and bar features live bands several nights a week and also offers great crab cakes, hickory-smoked barbecue and pizza. With a large outdoor seating area and stage nestled under a canopy of live oak trees and...  Read More



On balmy Pawleys Island evenings, Webster's deck is ideal for relaxing with a chilled glass of chardonnay or some ice cold sweet tea. Start with sherry-laced she crab soup or fried oysters, and follow with a traditional Southern favorite of...  Read More



Bistro 217 is a unique, upscale dining experience based on the tastes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. From fresh local seafood harvested from Pawleys Island and nearby Murrells Inlet to fresh produce grown by local farmers and on-site herb...  Read More

Chive Blossom Cafe
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In many ways, the Chive Blossom Cafe is a lot like Pawleys Island - charmingly rustic. Located in a small house along the causeway that connects the mainland from the island, Chive Blossom Cafe is a popular place for locals and visitors. Serving...  Read More



White linen and candlelight set the tone for an elegant experience at Frank's, one of the very best restaurants in Grand Strand region. The award-winning menu of New American dishes includes several unique seafood preparations such as mussels...  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