If you’re looking for one of the best places to eat breakfast or lunch while on vacation, ask one of the lifeguards on the beach! They will likely point you in the direction of the giant mural and neon lights. Head south on the boulevard, and you will find Lulu’s café only a short walk from the Strand Resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach.
This beachfront cafe — not only a favorite of tourists, but of locals, too — puts an innovative spin on classic diner food. As soon as you step foot into the retro Myrtle Beach diner, you will be greeted by smiling faces and given the option of sitting on the patio — with a view of the ocean that will leave you breathless — or at the bar or tables inside.
Start your morning off with pancakes, chicken and waffles, breakfast sandwiches, a variety of egg plates, or grits, and a refreshing Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Lulu’s MANmosa! The cafe’s French toast is a customer favorite, and Lulu’s gives it a twist by adding fruit and whipped cream.
If you aren’t an early riser, don’t worry — Lulu’s Cafe serves breakfast until noon daily, or you can join them for a delicious lunch. Some of the Southern favorites on the lunch menu include oyster po’boys, crab cake sandwiches, fish tacos, various grilled cheese sandwiches and tasty burgers — including the breakfast burger featuring bacon, egg and cheese. Don't forget to order a milkshake or homemade specialty soda for dessert.
If you’re looking for another quick breakfast option, or just a sweet treat, check out the cafe’s sister restaurant just down the street, Lulu’s Donuts. Lulu’s Donuts is not your typical donut shop, and you will surely not be disappointed with the fresh, hand-dipped unique donuts made to order. From bacon-covered donuts to donuts with beach scenes on top of them, Lulu’s Donuts caters to all customers’ taste buds. But donuts aren't the only thing they have to offer. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee, order a mouthwatering donut and shop around the store section of Lulu’s, where you can find sweet vacation necessities — whether you’re looking for a donut float or a tower of candy! During lunchtime at the donut shop, there are a variety of quick grab-n-go options, from Lulu’s club sandwich to a house salad or even a fruity yogurt parfait. If you really want to top off the entire Lulu’s experience, be sure to order a few scoops of ice cream to keep the family cool and refreshed while on vacation.
No trip to Myrtle Beach is truly complete without a visit to both Lulu’s Cafe and Lulu’s Donuts. Add this to your list of must-try restaurants on your next stay at the Strand Resort — and make sure to get your selfie in front of the giant beach mural. You won’t be disappointed with the smiling Southern faces, delicious dishes and oceanfront views that are waiting for you!