|View from the Porch of Conch Cafe|
While in Myrtle Beach, we had the opportunity to relax and enjoy a home cooked meal for the first time since leaving home, and to check out a couple of the area's restaurants.
Myrtle Beach, whose economy largely revolves around tourism, seems to have the most restaurants per capita of any city I've visited. There are countless seafood restaurants and buffets, barbecue joints, steakhouses, and more! Thankfully, there are also great places to shop- like the Tanger Outlets.
|Croissants' HAB sandwich and cup of Tomato Basil Soup|
|Chicken Salad on Croissant with side of fresh fruit|
|The Special: Crabcake and Scallops|
Four out of the seven adults in our party ordered the special, and gave it rave reviews. I had the opportunity to taste the scallops, and they were incredible! Well- sized, perfectly cooked and just the right amount of sweetness, they were some of the best scallops I have ever had! I opted for the caesar salad topped with a crab cake, my husband went for the Conch Sea Sampler appetizer (a platter of conch fritters, fried bacon wrapped shrimp, grouper fingers, and shrimp pasta salad), my son enjoyed the grouper fingers and fries, and my husband's aunt greatly enjoyed her grilled shrimp and scallops. I was very impressed by the fact that she is allergic to crab, and despite all of the crab served at our table and within the restaurant, after mentioning it to the waitress, she was able to safely enjoy her shrimp and scallops. (To me, that also says a lot about the cleanliness and order in the kitchen). We had a great dinner, and enjoyed the perfect ocean breeze and casual atmosphere. Afterwards, we were able to enjoy the beach access next to the restaurant and take a sunset stroll on the beach. It was a great evening!
|Kids grouper fingers and fries|
|Conch Sea Sampler|
Running around on the beach with a three-year-old was the perfect way to charge our sweet tooth. Several of us are ice cream lovers, so we headed to Meyer's ice cream in Surfside Beach. It was a great choice!! A beautiful, vibrant atmosphere, paired with Hershey's ice cream in more flavors than I cared to count, along with creative sundae choices- and even ice cream for dogs!- it is a must-taste!!! My hubby loved his "More Smores" sundae (chocolate ice cream with hot fudge, marshmallow syrup, crushed graham cracker, chocolate chips and whipped cream), and I savored my scoops of "Midnight Caramel River" (vanilla and dark chocolate ice cream with a caramel swirl), in a freshly made waffle cone! They also had soft serve- and give complimentary sprinkles on all kids cones! It was a sweet ending to a great day!
|I wish we had our dog Honey with us to enjoy this treat!|
I hope that you get to head to Myrtle beach, and enjoy these great spots, and more!! If there are places in the area you enjoy, please share!! We will be back and would love to try your favorites.