Category: Restaurants

Seven Best Seafood Restaurants in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet

Seven Best Seafood Restaurants in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet

While, yes, the beach and golf and sunshine play a big, big part in the decision to visit the Grand Strand, the fact that we also happen to be home to some of the freshest, most incredible seafood in the country ought to weigh in, too.

With the abundance of grouper, flounder, drum, trout, mackerel, and more packing our waters, not to mention shrimp and inlet oysters, coastal Carolina has a lot to boast. And don’t we reap the benefits!

We like to venture down Route 17 in the Pawleys/Murrells corridor to hit some phenomenal but off-the-beaten-path options. Here are seven — out of MANY — of our faves, in no particular order:

1.) Bliss

Location: Murrells Inlet

This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful. Flanking meat and poultry offerings are an abundance of raved-about seafood dishes, including crab-crusted grouper, shrimp and grits, and regionally beloved she-crab soup. It’s more of a special-night-out sort of place, so get a sitter for the kids.

2.) Bistro 217

Location: Pawleys Island

This sweet spot received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and it’s not just because of their famous burger. The appetizer menu is loaded with delicious seafood options, and if you’re in the mood for something a little different, try the shrimp-and-mussel-filled paella. The 217 Eggplant Treasure Chest tops fried eggplant with local shrimp, scallops, and grouper in basil-parmesan sauce — and is a delicious way to eat your way through the region.

3.) Litchfield Beach Fish House

Location: Pawleys Island

Ok, we think the kids would be pretty bummed if you left them behind while visiting this gem. This joint is as laid-back as it gets, which is easy to gather with their cheeky vintage truck parked outside. The homey menu features lots of fried items, such as grouper and oysters, but the shrimp and grits are a great bet, too. Save room for the hush puppies. 

4.) Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

Location: Murrells Inlet

This is an old-school spot but in the best possible way. The same family has owned it since 1948, so expect standbys done right. It behooves visitors to come very hungrily, so take the plunge with either the fried or broiled Lee’s Shore Dinner, comprising either shrimp or oyster cocktail, a cup of clam chowder or she-crab soup, 3 ounces of lobster, flounder filet, oysters, scallops, deviled crab and fantail shrimp. Only if you were a shark would you have a license to consume more fresh fish.

5.) Frank’s Restaurant

Location: Pawleys Island

Here’s another local institution, and a good option for that special occasion worthy of a big night out. Go for the sautéed mini crab and lobster cakes for a tidy small plate option or the pan-seared jumbo scallops over vegetable risotto for heartier fare. Crispy fried oysters with green goddess dipping sauce leave our mouthwatering.

6.) Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant

Location: Murrells Inlet

We love Nance’s for its complete lack of pretense — but more importantly for its delicious eats. This is a spot for lovers of the bivalve; oysters and clams in every iteration, in every amount, with an abundance of crab legs and side orders to round out your meal. All oysters are local, and are best enjoyed in season — in other words, during a month with an “R” in it… September, October, November, etc.

7.) Wicked Tuna

Location: Murrells Inlet

Big, boisterous, and bold is the name of their seafood (and ambiance) game, where Fried South Carolina Sea Bass and Blackened Trigger commingle with Hamachi Nigiri and Spider Rolls. The Raw Bar offers just-out-of-the-water delicacies and the Catch of the Day sandwich special guarantees the freshest fish in two-handed eating form. We love this spacious spot for larger get-togethers with friends.

Quench Your Thirst at Myrtle Beach’s Best Craft Beer Spots

Quench Your Thirst at Myrtle Beach's Best Craft Beer Spots

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Myrtle Beach can get quite hot during the spring and summer months. And after a long round (or two) of golf along the Grand Strand, you and your fellow golfers may have worked up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are a multitude of places to quench your thirst during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. If you’re a fan of craft beer or microbrews, here are a few of the best options around Myrtle Beach for ordering some frosty suds.

American Tap House

Located right in the heart of Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House is one of the premier destinations for lovers of craft beer. Grab a spot at the bar or a table for a group and choose from 40 different beers on tap with a diverse selection rotating regularly. You and your patrons can choose from local options from area brewers like Duck Rabbit, River Rat Brewery, New South, and Coast Brewing Company. American Tap House also features popular selections from some of the nation’s highest-regarded brewers like Rogue, Founder’s, New Belgium, and Southern Tier.

In addition to an amazing beer selection, American Tap House serves up tantalizing menu options to soak up those suds, with signature dishes including short rib tacos, chicken schnitzel, or their famous Hangover burger, topped with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, crispy bacon, and a fried egg.

Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery

If you like to get your beer directly from the source then Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery is the place for you! Located on the water at Broadway at the Beach, Liberty has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for years. Their consistently delicious brews include the always popular Liberty Lager, Rocket’s Red Ale, Honest I.P.Abe, and their Wheat the People Pale Wheat Ale.

Patrons can enjoy by the glass or fill up a growler to take back and enjoy later. In addition to freshly-brewed beverages, Liberty offers great happy hour food specials and sizzling USDA Angus steaks like their 8 oz. filet or 12 oz. NY Strip, all cooked exactly to your preferred temperature.

Quigley's Pint and Plate

With a menu inspired by classic southern and English pub favorites and an in-house brewery serving up frothy and fresh beer selections, Quigley’s Pint and Plate is a perfect spot for a 19th hole get-together. Quigley’s is also Pawleys Island’s only brewery, guaranteeing that you’re going to get the freshest beer around! Snag a pint or pitcher of house-crafted beers like Longboard Lager, Neck Red Ale, or Swamp Fox IPA, or pick up a growler to enjoy back at your condo or beach house. Quigley’s also features great happy hour specials daily, daily food specials, and a beautiful waterfront dining area. Some of the great menu options for your post-golf meal include shepherd’s pie, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and blackened mahi-mahi tacos.

The weather is only getting nicer, and if you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach golf package there’s no better time than right now! Our golf experts will help craft the perfect golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. Whether you want to challenge North Myrtle Beach with our Barefoot Resort Play 3 Get 1 Free deal, take on the south strand with our Pawleys Island Trio special, or handpick any selection of courses along the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach golf vacation of your dreams is only a few clicks away!

Delight Your Tastebuds at Top Pawleys Island Restaurants

Quigleys Pint and Palate

Delight Your Tastebuds at Top Pawleys Island Restaurants

If you’ve experienced a Pawleys Island vacation, we’re sure you can’t wait to plan your next one! And if for some reason you haven’t made a trip to Pawleys Island, there’s no better time to book your first trip to this coastal paradise than right now! The unspoiled beaches and world-class golf courses are calling, and while you’re in town you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular dining choices at a number of local restaurants. Here are a few of the best options for an amazing meal during your Pawleys Island getaway. 

BisQit

There’s something distinctly Southern about buttermilk biscuits, and BisQit centers its menu around these fresh-baked pillowy delights. Of course you can bank on great breakfast and brunch features like chicken and bisQits and bisQits and gravy, they also feature signature bisQit sandwiches that hit the spot any time of day, served on deluxe bun-size biscuits. Bisqit sandwiches include unique combinations like the Lowcountry (root beer braised pork belly, smoked gouda, lowcountry slaw and bearnaise aioli) or the Litchfield (fried chicken, bacon, cheddar and apple butter). On top of this, BisQit also features mouth-watering burgers of every sort, Nashville hot chicken tacos, New England-style lobster rolls and much more. Finish your meal off with one of their sweet and devilish spiked shakes, combining decadent dairy with top-shelf spirits. 

Biscuits and Gravy

Quigley’s Pint and Plate

Just up the road from Bisqit resides its big brother restaurant, Quigley’s Pint and Plate. Ran by the same owners as Bisqit, Quigley’s offers a fantastic menu of traditional pub inspired comfort food with a sassy southern twist. Favorites like beer-battered fish and chips, Shepard’s pie and their pub steak (10 oz sirloin topped with gorgonzola cheese and red-eye gravy) are sure to satisfy your appetite. In addition to the classic options, unique dishes include their savory chicken and waffles (fresh fried chicken served over a sweet potato waffle with honey-pecan butter and sausage gravy) and cajun seafood cornbread (crawfish, andouille sausage and sauteed shrimp in a spicy tomato-bacon sauce cascaded over piping hot jalapeno-cheddar cornbread). Quigley’s is also the only brewery in Pawleys Island, serving up pints and growlers of hoppy ales, malty porters and seasonal brews. 

Fish and Chips

Rustic Table

The team of Adam Kirby and Anne Hardee have been associated with the Pawleys Island food scene since opening their popular Bistro 217 restaurant. At Rustic Table, their second location, that high standard is met with mouth-watering dishes that combine elements of classic Southern and Pacific Island cuisines. Chef Kirby has cultivated a fantastic menu consisting of one-of-a-kind dishes that will satisfy any appetite. Brunch options include the Comfy (fried chicken breast served open faced over fresh baked biscuits with sausage gravy and fries), Adam’s Omelet (local shrimp, tomato, spinach and goat cheese, served with roasted potatoes) and the Pawleys Island sandwich (fried green tomato, pimento cheese, ham and bacon on Texas toast). For dinner, signature dishes include seafood pesto (scallops, clams, shrimp and white fish over fettuccine with a basil pesto cream sauce), blackened mahi over dirty grits with andouille sausage and an iron-skillet ribeye served with loaded baked potato, steamed broccoli and crispy onion rings.

Omelette

Perrones

The purveyors of Perrone’s Restaurant describe their style as “world cuisine with a Merideterranean focus”, and a look at their wide-ranging menu will make clear how they utilize global inspiration to create memorable meals. Unique starters include pulpo y chorizo (Spanish octopus poached in olive oil and herbs with house-made chorizo sausage), pork and kimchi egg rolls and seared piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese, rosemary and thyme. Signature dinner options range from their spicy crab spaghetti (jumbo lump crab meat tossed with garlic, chives, arugula and roasted roma tomatoes) to their divine center-cut filet mignon, seared to perfection at 550 degrees. In addition to the fantastic food options, Perrone’s is renowned for their cocktail selection, which includes a tantalizing selection of aperitifs and digestifs that ensure a perfect start and finish to every meal. 

Egg Rolls

Now that we’ve whetted your appetite, be sure to check out all the fantastic properties available from The Litchfield Company for your next vacation to Pawleys Island! From our modern golf course villas at True Blue or Pawleys Plantation to our oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf, the perfect accommodations for your Pawleys Island trip are only a few clicks away! 

The Most Romantic Valentine Dining Spots in Pawleys Island

Couple holding hands having a romantic dinner date.

The Most Romantic Valentine Dining Spots in Pawleys Island

Home to some of the finest beaches along the east coast, charming shopping venues and great location just a short drive from all the excitement of Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island is always a perfect choice for a weekend vacation. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not plan on surprising that special someone in your life with a romantic weekend vacation to the Litchfield area? Here are some of the finest dining spots to spoil your sweetheart during your Valentine’s Day getaway to Pawleys Island.

The Chive Blossom

The Chive Blossom is consistently one of the highest-rated restaurants in Pawleys Island, blending French, Mediterranean, Asian and Southern cuisines into truly special dishes that are some of the finest you can enjoy along the entire Grand Strand. The restaurant itself is a delightful space that features an inviting indoor dining space and a beautiful outdoor courtyard wrapped in lush Lowcountry flora. Co-owners and co-chefs Trina and P.K. Renault have cultivated an eclectic menu that is inspired by the couple’s extensive experience in some of the finest restaurants along the coast and around the country. Start things off with unique appetizers like shrimp-stuffed Medjool dates, pan-seared duck breast or Trina’s famous she-crab soup. Signature entrees include blackened pork porterhouse with black-eyed peas and collard greens and jumbo lump crab cakes with smashed Yukon potatoes and grilled asparagus. The Chive Blossom also offers a lengthy wine list and fantastic seasonal cocktails that are sure to put a bow on a perfect evening. 

Fried Seafood

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

After immigrating to the US from Albania in 2003, brothers Klodjan and Renato Hoxha and sister Eri Hoxha set upon a culinary journey that culminated in the opening of Gio’s Italian Kitchen in 2017. Since then, the restaurant has delighted diners with spectacular Italian cuisine that is sure to be some of the finest and freshest you will have ever enjoyed. The decor of Gio’s Italian Kitchen features exposed brick and rustic wood walls that exude a classic ambience and set the tone for a cozy dinner date. As you peruse their menu, you can begin your meal with enticing starters like prosciutto and melon, cozze posillipo (PEI mussels served in spicy tomato sauce) and calamari served with spicy tomato aioli and red pepper and olive tapenade. All your traditional Italian favorites like chicken or veal parmigiana, spaghetti Bolognese and fettuccine alfredo are offered, as well as signature dishes like spaghetti de tornola (shrimp, scallops and lobster claw meat served over spaghetti with lightly spicy marinara) and paglia el fieno (scallopini chicken and prosciutto served over linguine with cream sauce). 

Fried Calamari

Frank’s Outback

Frank’s Restaurant has been a favorite of Pawleys Island locals and visitors alike, and their sequel, Frank’s Outback has an interesting story. Situated in what was formerly the owner’s mother’s house, Frank’s Outback opened in 1992 as a small, cozy lunch spot, but after much demand from guests began to offer dinner as well. With seating for 45 guests inside and up to 100 on their beautiful (and heated) outdoor area, Frank’s offers an intimate atmosphere for a romantic dinner date. Guests actually walk through the open kitchen area on their way to the dining area! Some of their trademark appetizers include fried okra with red pepper dipping sauce, pepper seared tuna nachos with crispy wontons, avocado and cream cheese, sauteed Caribbean conch and flash fried goat cheese fritters. After that, a wide variety of tantalizing entrees are sure to satisfy, with options including soy and sweet chili marinated salmon and oven roasted rack of New Zealand lamb. Frank’s Outback also offers amazing wood-fired pizzas, ranging from classics like margherita to more exotic options like a Mediterranean lamb pizza with arugula, parmesan, and goat cheese. An extensive wine list with well over 100 varieties from all over the world and a full-service bar ensure that you’ll have the perfect drink to pair with your meal. 

Penne Pasta with Sauce

These are only a few of numerous great dining spots for your Valentine’s dinner in Pawleys Island, so be sure to make plans today for a romantic weekend vacation today! The Litchfield Company offers fantastic accommodations at some of the most popular Pawleys Island resorts, including Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation. Visit our specials page today and plan your Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island in just a few minutes!

Experience the Super Bowl at These Top 5 Sports Bars in Pawleys Island

Four guys cheering at a bar

Experience the Super Bowl at These Top 5 Sports Bars in Pawleys Island

Each year, millions of people from across the United States and around the world gather together to watch two teams in their battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl Champion of the NFL. This year you can experience Super Bowl at a variety of establishments scattered throughout the Pawleys Island area, and if you’re spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Litchfield Beach vacation rentals, you can even enjoy the big game from the privacy and comfort of your own living room! Check out our list of the Top 5 Sports Bars of the Grand Strand to figure out where you should be on Super Bowl Sunday!

Four guys cheering at a bar

Milardo's Pizzeria and Sports Pub

Head over to Murrells Inlet if you’re looking for some outstanding grub during the Super Bowl. Milardo’s, off of HWY 17 South, promises to “bring a slice of New England to the South,” with their many specialty offerings, including chicken wings, delicious pasta, grinders, stromboli, calzones, and of course, pizza! With many TVs founded throughout the pub, you’ll have no problem staying up-to-date on all of the sports and commercial action during the big game!

King Street Grille

One of the newest locations of King Street Grille, the waterfront Murrells Inlet establishment offers you picturesque views, great eats, and plenty of screens to watch the Super Bowl. Order from either of their two bars (one inside and one out), and enjoy the big game on any of King Street Grille’s 43 HDTVs, four of which are 75″ LED TVs! Dine on food items like customizable salads, king-sized sandwiches, house-made burgers, and other specialty entrees. On the drinks side, sip on anything from bottled beer and draft beer to specialty cocktails, wine, and much more! Experience Super Bowl Sunday on the waterfront in Murrells Inlet when you visit King Street Grille!

Dagwood's Deli and Sports Bar

Drive over to the Surfside Beach area to visit one of the area’s best Sports Bars, Dagwood’s Deli! Since 1988, this establishment has been serving up great eats and fabulous times to locals and visitors along the South Strand. With more than 59 televisions, you won’t miss a moment of Super Bowl LII when you spend the evening at Dagwood’s! You even get your own flat-screen tv right in your specific booth! Feel free to take a break from the game and spend some time playing pool or darts. The Dagwood’s menu features a variety of wings, spuds, and delicious sandwiches, including jumbo sandwiches like “The Shag,” “The Southern,” and “The Beach Boy.” There’s something for everyone when you visit Dagwood’s Deli and Sports Bar in Surfside.

The Island Bar & Grill

Pawleys Island’s Island Bar & Grill is located in the heart of the coastal town, right near the Hammocks Shops Village. For a fun-filled Super Bowl Sunday experience, bring your friends and family to this Lowcountry establishment, where you can watch the big game from a number of TVs on the outside patio, in the main dining room, and in the upstairs sports bar! No matter where you turn, you’ll be able to keep up with every minute of action. During the game, dine on menu items like build-your-own-burgers, mini burgers, jumbo premium wings, and a variety of seafood sandwiches. baskets, and entrees. You’ll the friendly atmosphere and great food at The Island Bar & Grill!

Pawleys Island Tavern

Stop by Pawleys Island Tavern on Super Bowl Sunday for a true Lowcountry experience! Get things started off right with your food and drink selections, which include appetizer favorites like chicken wings, peel and eat shrimp, and Pimento Cheese with Chips, and drink including beers from around the world, martinis and cocktails, and wine. Main courses feature chargrilled burgers and dogs, seafood baskets and entrees, and plenty of delicious sides to keep you going throughout the night. Head outside to watch the Super Bowl on the back porch, and get in a few rounds of foosball while you’re there! You’ll have a unique, Lowcountry experience when you spend Super Bowl Sunday at Pawleys Island Tavern.

Bonus: Your Condo

If you’d rather stay in and enjoy the Super Bowl in privacy and comfort (pajamas), take advantage of the cable TVs in your condo. Prepare your football snacks in your fully-equipped kitchen, or order pizza delivery straight to your beach home. Whether you choose to stay in or venture out into the city, you’re sure to find the perfect Super Bowl experience for you during your vacation in Pawleys Island!
 

Top 5 Brunch Spots on the South Strand

Outside of the salt water creek cafe

Top 5 Brunch Spots on the South Strand

Salt Water Creek Cafe

Located at 4660 Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, Salt Water Creek Cafe offers up an impressive brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm. Get your mid-morning / early-afternoon off to a great start when you sample one of the Cafe’s range of fancy Eggs Benedicts, including Filet Mignon, Surf and Turf, Crab Cake, Shrimp, and Smoked Salmon. Salt Water Creek also serves up tasty Omelets like the Lox, Chives and Cream Cheese Omelet, served with a grit cake and topped with Creek gravy. You can also find delicious standbys like fluffy eggs, pancakes, bacon, and ham. Your taste buds will dance with delight when you give Salt Water Creek Cafe a try on your next Litchfield Beach vacation.

Outside of the salt water creek cafe

Gulfstream Cafe

When you sleep late but wake up with breakfast on your mind, the best solution is brunch! When you travel to the Litchfield Beach area, you are within close proximity to hundreds of dining establishments, each with their own style and presentation. If you’re looking for the best brunch spots on the Hammock Coast, in the Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas, then try out one or all of the following local hotspots:

Enjoy your brunch from the picturesque Gulfstream Cafe whenever you visit Garden City during your next beach getaway. With stunning views of the inlet, you may want to stick around for lunch and dinner too! When it comes to brunch, Gulfstream offers up a buffet spread, featuring all of your favorite brunch classics, including fresh fruits, eggs, grits, hash browns, pancakes, and more. Visit the Bloody Mary bar and Omelet Station for customizable additions. Get there at 10:30 and ask for a seat with a view!

Rustic Table

Providing diners with a family-friendly environment and Southern foods made from scratch, Rustic Table is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring an impressive menu, brunch focuses on the savory, but there are numerous mouth-watering sweets and desserts to try as well. Keep an eye out for delicious morning specials like Shrimp ‘n’ Gritz, Corned Beef Hash ‘n’ Eggs, and Blueberry Pancakes. You also might want to go for the “Comfy,” which features chicken breast served open faced on a homemade biscuit, with creamy sausage gravy and fries. Your stomach will thank you!

BisQit

Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it’s not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy! Check out “The Usual” classics like BisQits and Gravy with bacon crumbles, pancakes with bacon or sausage, or healthier options like house-made granola or seasonal fresh fruit.

Charlie's Studio Cafe

For an artsy, eclectic feel, stop by Charlie’s Studio Cafe, where the decor is beautiful and the customer service is outstanding. The breakfast menu here is two pages of traditional and delicious favorites. First, Charlie’s offers a few different styles of Omelet, like Denver and Western. They also serve a variety of breakfast wraps and bagels, for those looking for something a little lighter. On the sweet side, Charlie’s has Belgian Waffles, Pancakes (plain or with fruit), and French Toast. Bacon, sausage, and egg add-ons are available, so make it a balanced meal! If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, try the Farm House Breakfast, featuring a fried pork chop, home-fries or grits, and a biscuit. Better yet, get a sampling of sweet and savory with The Starving Artist breakfast, which consists of 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, home-fries or grits, French toast or biscuits and gravy or 3 pancakes. Under no circumstances should you leave Charlie’s still hungry!
 

Top 5 Live Music Venues Along the Hammock Coast

View of The Deck Bar at Litchfield

Top 5 Live Music Venues Along the Hammock Coast

What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We’ve pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots!

View of The Deck Bar at Litchfield

The MarshWalk

The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you’ll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well. There is never a cover charge, so enjoy the music without breaking the bank! Check out Bubba’s Love Shack, Bovine’s, and Dead Dog Saloon for plenty of live entertainment options as you stroll the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.

The Deck at Litchfield

The Deck Tiki Bar at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort features fabulous Happy Hour deals and offerings, as well as Live outdoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Visitors will enjoy Lowcountry appetizers and small plates, in addition to The Deck’s specialty cocktails, including Litchfield Sunrise, Pawleys Punch, and our refreshing Shark Bite! This venue is perfect for winding down outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of Litchfield Beach. Ideal for your next Litchfield beach escape, you won’t even have to leave the resort to experience a relaxing evening of live music during your stay.

Island Bar & Grill

Located just by the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island, visit Island Bar & Grill for plenty of live entertainment to take your beach vacation up a notch! This full-service restaurant offers up friendly customer service and outstanding food selections. The outside patio is known to host performances throughout the year, so visit their event calendar regularly to stay on top of all upcoming entertainment. For an evening that is laid-back and filled with great food and great music, visit Island Bar & Grill during your Litchfield Beach stay.

Hot Fish Club

The history of the Hot Fish Club dates back to the late 1700s, when the planters of All Saints Parish founded a social club that was dedicated to gourmet foods, strong drinks, and festive times. Though it has since been relocated away from the shifting shores of Huntington Beach, visitors can find the Hot Fish Club off of Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Still a place for lively gatherings, this establishment features live performances from a variety of musical acts throughout the year. If you’re looking for Live Music in a historic setting, be sure to visit this outstanding Lowcountry restaurant and club.

Pawleys Island Tavern

Take your beach vacation off the beaten path when you visit Pawleys Island Tavern, a local favorite tucked away in the woods behind the Island Shops. Affectionately known by regulars as the PIT, Pawleys Island Tavern combines the eclectic feel of an old-timey juke joint with laid-back feel of a creekside seafood hut. The PIT features live music on the weekends, as well as a wide-range of events and performances throughout the year. Stop by for live entertainment on Thursdays and Sundays from 8pm to midnight and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 1am.

Make it a total beach experience when you discover all of the best Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, and Litchfield Beach hotspots for live music. Relax and unwind after a long day, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of this lovely Lowcountry destination.
 

Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island

Breakfast buffet with bacon ., sausage, and eggs

Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island

The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. It’s the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out!

Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :

Breakfast buffet with bacon ., sausage, and eggs

BisQit

Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it’s not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy! Check out “The Usual” classics like BisQits and Gravy with bacon crumbles, pancakes with bacon or sausage, or healthier options like house-made granola or seasonal fresh fruit.

Rustic Table

Providing diners with a family-friendly environment and Southern foods made from scratch, Rustic Table is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring an impressive menu, brunch focuses on the savory, but there are numerous mouth-watering sweets and desserts to try as well. Keep an eye out for delicious morning specials like Shrimp ‘n’ Gritz, Corned Beef Hash ‘n’ Eggs, and Blueberry Pancakes. You also might want to go for the “Comfy,” which features chicken breast served open faced on a homemade biscuit, with creamy sausage gravy and fries. Your stomach will thank you!

Applewood House of Pancakes

If you’re looking for a wide variety but want to avoid breaking the bank, then you definitely need to visit Applewood House of Pancakes in the Litchfield area. Made to order with the freshest ingredients, you can get anything from fruit to seafood at this breakfast and brunch hotspot. Try a traditional breakfast of two eggs with two slices of Applewood bacon or sausage, grits or home fries, and toast or a biscuit.

Applewood’s range of omelets is truly inspiring. From Awesome Amy’s Shrimp Omelet to the Grand Strand Omelet, there’s surely an omelet for everyone. This review can’t end without referencing the wide variety of the restaurant’s namesake breakfast item: pancakes. With 15 different kinds of pancakes, you can decide between traditional choices like Buttermilk or Chocolate Chip, or go with something a little more unusual like Applewood Pancakes (filled with trail mix, topped with warm cinnamon apple compote and served with whipped cream!) or Hawaiian Pancakes (topped with pineapple compote, coconuts, whipped cream and a cherry).

But wait, there’s more! You can’t visit Applewood House of Pancakes without trying their Crab Cakes Benedict! They also have a menu section for lighter fare and healthy choices. Everyone will love Applewood House of Pancakes!

Charlie's Studio Cafe

For an artsy, eclectic feel, stop by Charlie’s Studio Cafe, where the decor is beautiful and the customer service is outstanding. The breakfast menu here is two pages of traditional and delicious favorites. First, Charlie’s offers a few different styles of Omelet, like Denver and Western. They also serve a variety of breakfast wraps and bagels, for those looking for something a little lighter. On the sweet side, Charlie’s has Belgian Waffles, Pancakes (plain or with fruit), and French Toast. Bacon, sausage, and egg add-ons are available, so make it a balanced meal! If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, try the Farm House Breakfast, featuring a fried pork chop, home-fries or grits, and a biscuit. Better yet, get a sampling of sweet and savory with The Starving Artist breakfast, which consists of 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, home-fries or grits, French toast or biscuits and gravy or 3 pancakes. Under no circumstances should you leave Charlie’s still hungry!

Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining

When you can’t decide what you want, but your hunger is ravenous, it’s best to have breakfast at a place with a wide and hefty selection. At Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining, stop by between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to partake in a breakfast buffet that will knock your socks off. Enjoy an array of hot selections including made-to-order eggs and omelets, as well as traditional breakfast foods like bacon, sausage, and grits. You can also indulge in the buffet’s assortment of yogurt and pastries or select seasonal fresh fruit or cereal. All breakfast meals are served with juice or coffee. Feel free to make multiple trips to the buffet, as you satisfy your morning hunger! This all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast is affordable too! For the best a.m. buffet in Pawleys Island, check out Litchfield on-site, Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining.

Top 5 Places for Sushi Near Litchfield Beach

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Top 5 Places for Sushi Near Litchfield Beach

The seafood scene on the South Strand is one of the best on the East Coast. From the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to the ‘arrogantly shabby’ seafood shacks of Pawleys Island, guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are surrounded by can’t-miss, fresh-catch options. But for those who prefer their seafood on the rare side, as in tasty sushi and sashimi, you need to know where to go. Here the top five places to find great sushi near Litchfield Beach:

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#1: Cera Sushi

Located at the Hammocks Shops Village in Pawleys Island, this new-age Asian eatery specializes in sushi. Based on the creations of Chef Saito, Cera Sushi features a full menu of rolls and plates that incorporate fresh local ingredients, including the Spicy Blue (lump crab meat, cucumber and spicy mayo) and the Usuzukuri (fresh, locally caught fish in citrus ponzu). The house pressed-sushi special Pawleys Prime Specialty features a unique combination of tuna, salmon, yellowtail and spicy tuna. Enjoy the modern decor indoors or sit on the outdoor deck and catch live music at the Porch at Prime.

#2: Indo Thai

This Pawleys Island Pan-Asian bistro boasts one of the most unique sushi menus on the Strand. Owned and operated by Indonesian-born chef Laura Smith, this Indo Thai specializes in sushi and dishes from the far reaches of the Far East, including Thailand, Korea, Vietnam and, of course, Indonesia. Indo Thai literally serves sushi by the boatload, as patrons can choose from a variety of rolls to be served in a large, wooden model boat. The Dancing Shrimp Roll features tuna, avocado and crab with shrimp on top, while the Sea Witch Roll includes soft shell crab, spicy tuna, asparagus and cucumber. Non-sushi fans can order entrees like the house special Thai curries or Pad Thai.

#3: Shiki

This new Japanese sushi bar offers great food and a great atmosphere, with a large aquarium filling the fireplace and cozy furnishings serving as ‘tables’ for large parties. For a summertime treat, try the Pink Lady Roll with shrimp and tuna topped with cream cheese and a strawberry sauce, or any of the other artistic rolls on the menu. Shiki also offers traditional Japanese dishes and a wide selection of beer and sake.

#4: Wahoo's Fish House

Located on the north end of the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, this upscale seafood restaurant serves the best sushi on the waterfront. Innovative creations include the Wahoo Chicken Roll with blackened chicken, cucumber, teriyaki and wasabi ranch sauce, while the Surf and Turf Roll includes Seared beef tenderloin, lobster, asparagus, scallions, and black and red caviar on top. Throw in a raw bar with tasty local oysters, shrimp and more, a full menu of seafood favorites, an extensive wine list and an outdoor waterfront deck with live music, and you’ve got one of the most popular spots on the MarshWalk.

#5: Wicked Tuna

Located on the opposite end of the MarshWalk at the Crazy Sister Marina, this restaurant’s stilted structure overlooks Murrells Inlet and the many boats moored in the harbor. Many of those same boats deliver seafood directly to the docks, and Wicked Tuna incorporates local ingredients into many of its rolls, such as the house special Wicked Tuna Roll with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna. The Lobster Roll is another favorite among lobster lovers, and the expansive menu offers more traditional seafood dishes. Wicked Tuna has one of the best combinations of food and views on the Strand.

Stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort!

After a nice night out for fresh sushi, come back to Litchfield Beach and let the sea of flavors settle in your stomach. Or, for those who prefer wood-fired food to raw, check out the on-site Webster’s Lowcountry Grill for some land food and drinks. Whether you prefer surf or turf, you are sure to find excellent option for both when you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.