Golfers have resumed taking trips to Myrtle Beach, but they are increasingly ordering out – just like us locals – and America’s most popular takeout food remains pizza.
Sure, the Grand Strand is full of chain pizza and I enjoy the occasional pie from Papa John’s as much as the next guy, but the area is full of outstanding, local restaurants serving everyone’s favorite Italian dish. If you want a good pizza – dine-in or take-out – on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, here are the area’s five best options, in no particular order.
— Located in the heart of town on 38th Avenue, Capriccios is at or near the top of every list of the area’s best pizza. In more than 500 Tripadvisor reviews, Capriccios averages 4.5 stars and the pasta dishes are as good as the pizza.
— Scattori’s is a little further south but just as good. The extra cheese and pepperoni pie is hard to beat (as is the calzone) but you aren’t going to go wrong with anything on the menu. To complement your pizza, make sure you get the garlic knots. You can thank me later.
— If you are staying or playing along the North Strand, Andy’s Famous Pizza is the place to go. Owner Andy Hartas brings a little Philly flair to his offerings and locals and visitors alike love it. If you are looking for something other than pizza, the cheesesteak is absolutely a winner.
— Michael’s New York Pizza (pictured above) is now home to two locations, one located downtown and the other in Carolina Forest. As the name suggests, it offers classic, thin crust New York Pizza and it’s good.
— Locals have long flocked to Toffino’s and as Market Common has grown, it has only become more popular. Great as the pizza at Toffino’s is, if anyone in your group has a sweet tooth, this is the place to go because it’s also an Italian bakery. People rave about the cannoli, but give me the chocolate horseshoe, a puff pastry baked and filled with chocolate morsels and ganache.