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Oldies and Goodies: Myrtle Beach’s oldest restaurants you can’t miss on your next trip

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May 13, 2016

Myrtle Beach is known for many things. Nostalgia and great food are among the top of the list. The two are intertwined in family memories of dinners spent with sun-kissed cheeks and belly laughs around the table.

Many restaurants, like the beach itself, have stood the test of time. Whether they serve down-home cooking, refined gourmet meals or a simple scoop of ice cream, these Myrtle Beach hot spots have been staples for decades of locals and visitors. Many are family-owned and have been run by multiple generations of the original family. 


In Business More Than 70 Years

Peaches Corner - Established 1937

900 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Older than Myrtle Beach itself (the town wasn’t incorporated until 1938), Peaches Corner has seen the beach grow and evolve over its more than 75 years in business. However, the food at this happening hotspot on the Boardwalk is much the same as it was back in 1937. Burgers, hot dogs and breakfast are menu favorites, and the family-owned eatery offers a relaxed atmosphere that will take diners right back to the good old days.

The Bowery - Established 1944

110 9th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Home to country supergroup Alabama and countless memories for beachgoers through the years, The Bowery has been a beloved bar and restaurant on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for more than 70 years. Live music and cold beer are the big draw for visitors, but if you’re looking for some grub, Duffy’s at the Bowery serves up some of the best fried goodies in town.

Captain Juel's Hurricane - Established 1945

Captain Juel's Hurricane - Established 1945

Little River, S.C., just a short drive north of Myrtle Beach, is known for its fresh seafood, and Capt. Juel’s Hurricane is right at home here. One of the oldest restaurants on the Grand Strand, Capt. Juel’s serves up a bountiful mix of seafood favorites, including seared tuna, bacon-wrapped scallops, seafood platters and even a full sushi menu.


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