For vacationers, mealtime can sometimes present a dining dilemma. After all, you’ve made your break from the daily routine, so there’s no real urgency to waking up from a refreshing and sound night of sleep — in fact, there are few better times for sleeping in than during a hard-earned beach getaway. But for breakfast lovers, this extra rest can put them at risk for missing their favorite meal of the day.
Enter brunch, a breakfast/lunch combo that offers the best of both meals, often accompanied by a mimosa or Bloody Mary to get the relaxation started early. The next time you’ve enjoyed a late sleep during your Grand Strand getaway, then wake up craving the typical morning fare with a side of lunch-y favorites, check out one of these five spots for enjoying some of the best brunches in the Myrtle Beach area:
Lulu’s Cafe — Known for its pink neon signage, the giant and colorful beach-scene mural adorning the northern exterior of its building, and the tasty American fare it serves for breakfast and lunch, this eclectic downtown Myrtle Beach diner is a locals’ favorite for good reason. It lands on this list because it serves breakfast and lunch dishes all day, so visitors here can enjoy scrambles, Benedicts, pancakes, waffles and the like alongside their choice of sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheeses and lunch baskets. Diners here can also enjoy brunch cocktails like mimosas, Bloody Marys, Peach Melbas, sangrias and more. Visit the Lulu’s Facebook page to see the full menu.
Sea Captain’s House — Boasting more than 50 years of history on the Grand Strand, this Myrtle Beach restaurant offers some of the area’s best seafood, served with great views from the window-lined indoor dining room or one of the region’s top outdoor patios. On special occasions such as Easter weekend, a brunch buffet is served, and it features items the likes of French toast, shrimp & grits, biscuits & gravy, bacon, sausage links, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit, all accompanied by an omelet station and a carving station. Visit seacaptains.com see the full menus.
Gulfstream Café —This Garden City seafood restaurant serves up authentic coastal cuisine, including fresh seafood and Southern favorites, along with great views of Murrells Inlet. Popular dishes here include the She-Crab Soup, Shrimp & Grits, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, all of which seem to taste even better while soaking in the beautiful scenery. A brunch buffet here combines the best of both breakfast and lunch, and it starts at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Learn more at gulfstreamcafe.com.
Tupelo Honey — The Southern-style brunch served at Tupelo Honey in The Market Common features unique and tasty entrée offerings like the Pecan Pie French Toast, the Tupelo Gulf Shrimp & Grits, the Carolina Steak & Eggs, the Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes, and the Fried Chicken & Biscuits. Additional highlights include an array of breakfast combos, pancake and French toast plates, and a twist on the traditional eggs Benedict that’s served over buttermilk biscuits or fried green tomatoes, plus a full bar serves signature cocktails including mimosas and Bloody Marys. See the full brunch menu at com.
Chestnut Hill — This upscale restaurant on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach offers an award-winning Sunday brunch featuring over 30 tasty choices. Breakfast dishes like French toast, homemade quiches, corned beef hash, and shrimp & grits share the spotlight with lunch items like Southern fried chicken, roasted prime beef au jus, and pork tenderloin, and a range of salads and desserts round out the feast. Explore the full Sunday brunch menu at com.
After enjoying a late breakfast/early lunch combo at your Grand Strand restaurant of choice, head back to The Strand Resort to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging amenities found on-site. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to savor some of the best offerings on the Grand Strand.