Most visitors to the Grand Strand know that they’ll find plenty of restaurants featuring fresh-caught seafood when they arrive in the Myrtle Beach area — and it just makes sense that the fruits of the sea would be a menu staple when 60 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline can be found practically out the back door. But many vacationers — and especially first-timers — might be pleasantly surprised to discover that our strip of the Carolina coast is also filled with fine culinary offerings from around the globe. (And, considering that there are more than 1,700 restaurants found on the Grand Strand, this fact really shouldn’t be all that surprising, either.)
Consider this culinary world tour of restaurants, all found within easy driving distance of The Paradise Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront:
Chinese — P.F. Chang’s: Located about 15 minutes south of the resort in The Market Common shopping/dining/entertainment complex, this Asian restaurant is part of a national chain founded on making food from scratch and putting wok cooking at the center of the guest experience. P.F. Chang’s chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand-chop and slice vegetables and meats, scratch cook every sauce, and wok-cook each dish daily. A few favorites here include Chang’s Lettuce Wraps, Handmade Dumplings loaded with pork or shrimp, and Dynamite Shrimp. See the full menu at pfchangs.com.
Mexican — El Cerro Grande: Found about 2 miles south of The Breakers on South Kings Highway, this restaurant offers delicious tacos, burritos, fajitas, nachos and other Mexican standards, all served in large portions and with great service. For thirsty diners, the house margaritas are served by the glass or the pitcher, and a wide selection of Mexican and domestic beers is available, all served ice cold. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Italian – Crave Italian Oven & Bar: Located about 7 minutes north of the resort on North Kings Highway, this purveyor of authentic Italian food and innovative cocktails uses the freshest available ingredients to create classic Italian dishes and modern twists on familiar favorites. The wood-burning pizza oven here cooks up an array of options when you’re in the mood for the popular Italian pie, and Crave’s extensive wine list is especially impressive. Check out all the delicious offerings at cravemb.com.
Indian — Marsala Myrtle Beach: Found just 2 minutes south of The Breakers on North Kings Highway, this family-owned and chef-operated Indian restaurant uses fresh ingredients and traditional recipes to offer a range of bold and authentic Indian dishes. Guest favorites include the Chicken Marsala and Lamb Marsala, the Chicken Vindaloo, the Chicken Korma and Lamb Korma, and the Naan bread. For a delicious dessert, check out the Rasmalai. Explore the full menu at masalamyrtlebeachonline.com.
Greek — Mediterranean Bistro: Found 4 miles north of The Breakers just off Highway 17, Mediterranean Bistro delights visitors with fresh and healthy Greek fare, including Gyro, Falafel and Souvlaki sandwiches; platters such as the Pastichio Platter and the Moussaka Platter; and a range of Greek salads. See the entire menu at mediterraneanbistro.weebly.com.
After enjoying a delicious meal — or even a culinary world tour — on the Grand Strand, guests at The Paradise Resort can head back to their comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities to rest up for another day of discovery on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach vacation today — the area’s best world-class cuisine will be ready and waiting here for you!