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Food Dude’s Top 5 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach to Take Your Kids

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October 3, 2012

A romantic, candle-lit dinner, a delicious albeit expensive dish and bottle of wine on the table and the sounds of sweet, soft music … and a few screaming children turning the restaurant into a de facto day care center.

Most of us have been on both sides of the stares, although I don't let mine yell and throw semi-chewed food like it's feeding time at Monkeyland. The polite thing to do is to take them outside, or don't bring them in the first place.

Sounds simple, but you can't call up the babysitter anytime you want to go out to eat. Sometimes you have to take the kids somewhere they can find something they like to eat, and burn off some of the calories by doing something fun. Here are five places to take the kids for some good grub and games:

Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center

Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center

Rainy days in Myrtle Beach don’t have to be a bummer at the Fun Warehouse, which offers plenty of fun and food for kids and the chance to score some cool-parent points for the adults.

Fun Warehouse offers a full-sized skating rink, laser tag, a state-of-the-art arcade, inflatables and more, giving your rug rats a place to roll, shoot, play and bounce without bouncing off the walls in the house.

Fun Warehouse offers specific rates for each activities, but the best deal is the $25 all-inclusive pass called “The Bomb,” featuring unlimited laser tag and skating, including basic skate rental, a slice of pizza and a drink, plus a $5 game card for the arcade. Not a bad price to pay to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Take the entire family on a trip back in time for an exciting evening of dinner and an action-packed show from the Middle Ages that will keep the kids on the edges of their seats.

Pass through the castle gates into the 11th century for daring displays of horsemanship, falconry and sword fighting, all perfomed by Medieval Times’ knights. Children can dine on a four-course meal fit for a king, and meet His Royal Majesty and the royal court in person. It’s a great night of food and fun for the whole family.

Surf's Up Family Fun Center

Surf's Up Family Fun Center

After closing a few years ago, this Carolina Forest restaurant/game room has re-opened under new management. It’s a good thing too because this place was a popular one among children.

The all-you-can-eat pizza buffet also features a pasta, salad and dessert bar so the kids can fill up before the real main course – the arcade. It features hundreds of games, but that’s only part of the fun at Surf’s Up.

Featuring the largest laser tag facility in Myrtle Beach, a 30-foot rock-climbing wall and a 1,200-square foot soft play area, Surf’s Up has plenty of activities to let the little ones burn off some energy before bedtime.


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