Best Brunch Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
According to culinary historians, the term “brunch” was first used by a British writer in the late 1800s, who advocated for a Sunday meal to cure obnoxious hangovers for the raucous Saturday night crowds. Whether brunch has been medically proven to prevent such problems may yet to be seen, but the mid-morning meal is no question a delicious cuisine and the Grand Strand has plenty of options to appease your cravings.
And it’s not just pancakes and French toast here; the mix of coastal and Southern cuisine with traditional breakfast foods create a plethora of mouthwatering options that will leave you wanting brunch seven days a week. Let our failsafe list of the best brunch destinations on the Grand Strand get you started on your hunt for brunch heaven.
Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Easily one of the most popular brunch spots in town, this quaint bistro with outdoor seating serves an extensive menu of Southern-inspired dishes with a European flair from 10am – 2pm on Sundays. Check out favorites like their Crab Cake Benedict, Thompson Farm Frittata, Croque Madame, Banana Nutella Crepes, or the Bananas Foster French Toast. (Most dishes are in the $8 – $12 range). And if you like a Bloody Mary with your mid-morning meal, stop by the build-your-own bar and load up on any number of condiments. One of the best parts about brunch here is that, as a bakery, all of the bread is baked in-house – something to keep in mind while ordering. And on the way out, stop by the cake and pastry case and pick up a little something for later. You’ll be glad you did!
Sea Captain’s House
Known among locals and visitors as one of Myrtle Beach’s best seafood restaurants, this beachfront eatery serves up a brunch menu full of eggs, omelets, pancakes, and waffles. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a table with a clear view of the waves where you can enjoy popular items like the Brie and Bacon Omelet, Pecan Waffles, or homemade Biscuits and Gravy.
House of Blues
For a unique meal that you won’t soon forget, reserve your table now for House of Blues’ Sunday feast, complete with an all-you-can-eat buffet (featuring house-favorite chicken and waffles), carving stations, nap-inducing desserts, and, of course, some of the area’s most talented musicians belting out traditional and contemporary Gospel tracks. Seating takes place from 9am – 2pm, and make sure to wear your Sunday best – you might be called onstage to participate in a little song and dance. Adults are $33, ages 4 – 10 $16.50, and kids under 3 are free.
Chestnut Hill: The Restaurant
The all-you-can-eat brunch spread at this Restaurant Row eatery is sure to please foodies and choosies alike. The selection includes traditional fare like French Toast, Eggs Benedict, and Shrimp and Grits; cold items and salads ranging from Poached Salmon and Oysters on the Half Shell to Waldorf Salad and Fresh Seasonal Fruit; entrees and hot items like Southern Fried Chicken, Roasted Prime Beef Au Jus, Baked Virginia Ham, and a Seafood Medley; and a Dessert list that includes Fresh-Baked Cookies, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Pies, Fruit Cobbler, and more. Sunday 10am – 1:30pm, $22.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids, $19.95 ages 11 – 16.
The breathtaking views of the inlet and adjacent-marina are just one reason to head down to this Garden City restaurant on Sundays. Another good reason is their brunch buffet ($12.95 for adults, $5.95 for kids), complete with all of the standards – eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, French toast – as well as some of the best hush puppies in town.
If you want a cold pint of fresh-brewed craft beer with your brunch, head out to this Market Common gastropub on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm. But no worries if beer is not your thing – GB has plenty of food items to brag about. Popular dishes include the Southwest Breakfast Burrito, Creole Omelette, and Three-Egg Sausage Scrambler, each served with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit. As with most busy spots, it’s best to get there sooner than later just in case they run out of what you had your heart set on, which, as a bustling restaurant, they sometimes do.
Crady’s Eclectic Cuisine on Main
Some people refer to Crady’s as one of the area’s best-kept secrets, so now that you’re in the know, be sure to reserve a table before making the trip to Downtown Conway. Brunch is definitely one of the specialties at this quaint little bistro, and must-have items include the Candied Pork Belly & Watermelon Salad, Mustard Fried Pork Tenderloin with black pepper gravy over stone-ground grits, and the Crab & Brie Quiche, which is made fresh daily. And after you’ve filled up on whatever deliciousness you decided to order, take a stroll through the streets of this historic Southern river town. Sunday 11am – 3pm, Salads are $6 – $11, entrees are $10 – $20.
Salt Water Creek Cafe
This family-friendly Murrells Inlet spot has built a solid reputation among locals as a go-to place for brunch on the weekends. The menu features six different types of Benedict – Filet Mignon, Surf and Turf, Crab Cake, Eggs, Shrimp, Smoked Salmon – in addition to other favorites like the Mexican Scramble (beef, onions, spinach, cheese, bacon, eggs), Stuffed French Toast, and Three Fruit Pancakes. Prices range from $8 – $14 and seating runs from 10am – 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Tupelo Honey Cafe, located at The Market Common, serves up brunch seven days a week. Their Brunch Classics menu includes Famous Sweet Potato Pancakes; Shoo Mercy Shrimp & Grits with caramelized onions, mushrooms, spinach and bacon; Fried Chicken and Biscuits; Seersucker Steak and Eggs; as well as a variety of omelettes.
Free Small Plate with the Purchase of $10 or More
Johnny D's Waffles
Johnny D’s Waffles is a favorite among locals and visitors for breakfast with an extensive menu perfectly suited to a hearty brunch. Options include a variety of omelets, benedicts, and skillets. Johnny D’s offers plenty of the standard breakfast favorites along with some unique selections that include the Seafood Omelette loaded with crab, shrimp and swiss cheese with she crab soup mixed in; Red Velvet Waffle drizzed with cream cheese icing; and Pork Belly Benedict with crispy fried pork belly over an English muffin with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce.