Myrtle Beach, S.C.

102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH
77. Theme Restaurants

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Theme Restaurants

It may have all started in the early 1970s with a small, humble rock ‘n’ roll themed café in London, England, called Hard Rock Café. Visited by Eric Clapton and other 70s rock gods and goddesses, a half-century later the popular concept of dining in a themed restaurant has really caught on world wide. The building design, the décor, and the music all work together to create or re-create a theme that sets the mood. Whether you like rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia (Hard Rock Café), a singer/songwriter’s tropical paradise (Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville), snarky service and miserable staff (Dick’s Last Resort), or the old fashioned corner diner of the 1950s (Johnny Rocket’s), there’s a theme for just about everyone. Myrtle Beach is no stranger to these fabulously fun-filled dining establishments, where great food and entertainment go hand in hand. It’s like dinner and show!

Hard Rock Cafe

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The first Hard Rock Café opened in London, England in 1971. Eric Clapton donated an old Fender guitar to hang on the wall as a gag between him and his musician friends. The rest, as they say, is history. With great food, seasonal live entertainment, and special events, Hard Rock Café is for the family that’s ready to rock.

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Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

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With his iconic song that conjures up images of lazy summer days, hammocks and tropical beaches, Jimmy Buffett launched himself into music history as the inventor of a lifestyle and music genre. Margaritaville, on Lake Broadway at Broadway at the Beach, opened to great fanfare, with a Jimmy Buffet concert to follow, in 2004. Now one of more than two-dozen restaurants and resorts, Margaritaville” is a state of mind everyone can enjoy.

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Dick's Last Resort

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The joint your mama always warned you about,” and the shame of Barefoot Landing,” Dick’s Last Resort in North Myrtle Beach, takes an irreverent approach to customer service, but offers outstanding food, live entertainment, and tons of good-natured fun. It’s unlike every other restaurant in Myrtle Beach, and it’s no wonder Dick’s has remained a must visit” destination for returning visitors year after year since opening in 1992.

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Senor Frogs

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This internationally famous chain of tropical-themed cafes opened in Myrtle Beach in 2005, a full 35 years after the original debuted in Mazatlan, Mexico. Decked out in island décor and attitude, Señor Frog’s has become a hot spot in the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, perhaps as desirable as a nightlife destination as it is as a restaurant.

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House of Blues

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This national chain is built upon American music and Southern cuisine, a solid combination for those whose idea of dinner and a show is some good comfort food and a concert in our intimate music venue. Touring acts play in the music hall while local and regional acts hit the stage in our restaurant and bar or on The DECK. The restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing southern-inspired cuisine.

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Art Burger Sushi Bar

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From the local paintings hanging on the walls to the burgers on the easel-shaped menu named after the world’s most famous artists (Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, et al.), ART Burger Sushi Bar exudes creativity from all angles. They’re also becoming famous for their nitrogen-infused drinks, which is an art form in itself. As the name suggests, diners can enjoy a selection from their full menu of creative sushi rolls, one of the generously-portioned burgers, or both!

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Johnny Rockets

There was a time in American history when things were significantly simpler – no smart phones, no world wide web, no Netflix. And back in the 50’s, the place to be on a Friday night was the local diner, where, at least from the way things look in movies from that period, everyone met to happily eat burgers and drink milkshakes and floats. If that sounds appealing to you, then check out Johnny Rockets, where the staff breaks into song-and-dance routines every so often and the menu is full of classic American standards.

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