Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants with Special-Diet Menus

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Need Gluten-free, Vegan or Vegetarian meals in Myrtle Beach? Read on!

Dining out can be a hassle for those with dietary restrictions. Finding a decent restaurant that can satisfy everyone in your party is hard enough without adding gluten-free, organic, seafood allergies and vegetarian/vegan diets to the mix.

Fortunately for those with strict diets, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of restaurants that serve made-to-order meals, many of them just a short distance from the Paradise Resort. Here are our top 10 places for guests who want to eat right during your Myrtle Beach vacation:

Black Thai: This downtown Myrtle Beach establishment offers a unique pan-Asian lineup. Everything on the menu can be prepared gluten-free or meatless. Fresh salads and meatless soups are among the daily specials, and the bar area is also home to a nice after-hours crowd.

Boom Boom Wine Room: This upscale cafe started out serving wine and a limited food lineup, but recently expanded its menu and hours of operation to include lunch and dinner. The locally sourced specials are fresh and tasty and the regular menu is loaded with healthy options.

Co Sushi: This Market Common newcomer serves creative sushi combinations and entrees from all over the Orient. A large portion of the menu is dedicated to gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives, including a selection of the house special sushi sandwiches.

Croissants Bistro & Bakery: This award-winning restaurant offers traditional European and Continental cuisine with modern twists, including a solid selection of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The in-house bakery makes some tasty and healthy treats.

E Noodles: Located only a few blocks from Paradise Resort, this pan-Asian bistro is not only affordable but also easy on the diet. Most dishes have gluten-free alternatives, and you can even create your own healthy alternative. Work off a few calories by walking to and from dinner.

Eggs Up Grill: Finding a healthy breakfast can be tough in a tourist town filled with pancake houses and country cooking cafes that serve Southern classics, but this local chain offers some great ways to start your day. Whole-wheat pancakes and egg-white omelets are prepared to order, and folks in your party who prefer more traditional breakfast favorites also have lots of options.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville: The iconic singer/songwriter and his cult-creating tune serve as the namesake for this tropical-themed restaurant and bar. Margaritaville recently introduced a full line of items for Parrotheads with diet restrictions, including some excellent seafood dishes.

Mellow Mushroom: Gluten allergies make it difficult to enjoy a good pizza, and finding a good G-F crust is even harder. But this hippie-themed pizzeria broke the mold when it introduced the pizza world to its whole-wheat crust that even those without dietary restrictions order for its taste. Salads, wraps and other choices are available.

Mr. Fish: This locally owned seafood restaurant serves fresh catch specials and a menu that ranges from traditional Southern favorites, creative modern dishes, steamed oysters and sushi. Mr. Fish also expanded its menu to offer healthy versions of some house favorites.

Tupelo Honey Cafe: This new Market Common café brings traditional Southern cuisine into the modern dining era. Using local seafood and produce, Tupelo Honey adds a healthy touch to dishes that aren’t on most restricted diets. The extensive menu has an entire section dedicated to healthy alternatives.

Paradise Resort guests can find a growing number of gluten-free and vegetarian dining options as local restaurants respond to the popular demand of diners with dietary restrictions. The vibrant Myrtle Beach restaurant scene is answering the call for healthier alternatives, providing visitors with another way to enjoy their vacations without blowing their diets.


(Posted: 10/6/15)