Nothing is more important than golf on a trip to Myrtle Beach, but for our local, resident experts, Ian Guerin and Chris King, a great meal – and possibly a couple cold drinks – with buddies is an enjoyable No. 2.
We asked the follically-challenged duo a simple question: after a round of golf with seven friends, where do you most enjoy going to rehash the day’s events and have dinner?
IG: What’s awesome about this is that you think I have seven friends. Since they’re make-believe, I’m going to call them, Jack, Gary, Arnold, Tiger, Sam, Dustin and Rory. And since the eight of us are going to be talking about my three holes-in-one that day, I’m thinking we need the type of joint where we can spread out on a patio but still share one table. On the south end of town, that’s gotta be Dead Dog Saloon. (top photo) You’re talking music, great food, cold drinks and inlet views. Pound for pound, that’s pretty stout.
CK: No arguments with Dead Dog for all the reasons you mentioned. As a matter of fact, I’ll bet our mutual friend “Dustin” has been there on more than one occasion. Given that memorable views and music are a hard combination to beat, I love to go to Tin Roof in Myrtle Beach.(pictured right) A $15 bucket of beer, an order of Nashville Hot Chicken, and an elevated view of the Atlantic Ocean work for me every time. Tin Roof always has live music to boot.
IG: Views aren’t all created equally, and our tastes change, obviously. So I’ll just keep heading north and raise you with Wild Wing Cafe at Barefoot Landing. Yeah, it’s a chain, but I’ve been in a few of these and none of them are cut the same. Inside or out, patrons have a huge piece of real estate to choose from. And let’s not forget that a group of guys is likely going to want to watch whatever game is on that night. Wild Wing pairs a large number of TVs with wing platters that a couple foursomes can snack on over a 32-ounce Dos Equis.
CK: Moving a little further inland, one of my favorite places to go is the Grumpy Monk. Setting aside the 100+ craft beers, the 1/2-price happy hour menu, which includes sushi, is great (yes, a place called the Grumpy Monk can have good sushi). Even if you miss happy hour, the Monk is a recommended stop for lunch or dinner and best of all, there are now three locations. There are no shortage of TVs here as well, so it’s a great place to catch a game. If you were looking for something a little more upscale, but not full-on New York Prime, what might you recommend?
IG: Under those parameters, I’m gonna steer you back to the beach. I’ve been a fan of Damon’s for years. The variety of the menu gives the picky and choosy among us choices. And if you’re looking for a bigger meal and don’t mind spending a few more dollars, some of the rib combos are worth the price of admission.
CK: I’d lean toward taking my group to Angelo’s Steak & Pasta, (pictured below) a long-time area favorite. Whether you want the steak or the Italian pasta bar, the food is good and reasonably priced, a win for everyone. Angelo’s may not serve “The greatest steaks in the universe,” as the menu touts, but they serve a pretty good 8-ounce filet for $28.95, and that’s good enough for me!
Now you know where our guys, who have played more than a few rounds of golf and enjoyed dinner afterwards, like to go. What is your favorite post-golf dinner spot in Myrtle Beach?