Just as discovering a golf course for the first time is a joy, the same applies to a new restaurant that eventually becomes a regular stop on your Myrtle Beach golf trip. The Grand Strand is home to more than 1,000 eateries so the choices are many, but here are five under-the-radar Grand Strand restaurants that serve a great post-round lunch.
— Anchor Cafe (top photo) is an open-air establishment located at the end of the Grande Dunes Marina along the Intracoastal Waterway, so you won’t accidentally spot it (unless you glance across the Intracoastal while playing the ninth hole on the Grande Dunes Resort Course!). That being said, Anchor Cafe is worth taking the time to find. The food is good – it’s standard bar fare, hamburgers, quesadillas etc. – but that view can’t be beat. Sitting over the water watching boats casually pass by is the perfect cap to a day.
— If you are playing in Pawleys Island, let me highly recommend a stop at BisQit, located in the Hammock Shops. An eclectic menu is highlighted by the House burger, which features root beer braised pork belly, an onion ring, horseradish cheddar and a béarnaise aioli. Throw in fresh cut French fries and it’s even better than it sounds. BisQit also serves homemade milkshakes and craft cocktails so there is something for everyone.
— MidTown Bistro has a swanky sounding name and it offers an upscale dinner menu, but if you want a standout lunch at a modest price, make it a priority to stop at this North Myrtle Beach restaurant. If the banana pepper and Italian sausage soup is on the menu, order it immediately. The filet mignon salad, which is also includes sauteed mushrooms, roasted red peppers and fresh vegetables, will make even the toughest day on the course seem a little better for just $13.
— Dagwood’s, already in Myrtle Beach and Surfside with a soon to-be-opened NMB location, is the area’s best sandwich shop. Featuring homemade bread and a creative menu – the Lynn Swann Dipper with turkey, roast beef, melted Swiss cheese, bacon bits and homemade dill mayo, is a prime example – Dagwood’s is the place to go for a great sandwich.
— If it’s barbecue you crave, head to Brisket (pictured right) in North Myrtle Beach where a custom-built smoker can cook up to 750 pounds of meat at a time. The homemade pork rinds and pimento cheese are outstanding, as is the brisket and pulled pork. You won’t go wrong here.