Best Salads at the Beach
To all those first-time dieters, amateur health peeps and veggie worshippers: we know it can be difficult to keep up with a healthy eating routine when on vacation. And a vacation destination like Myrtle Beach, with seafood buffets on nearly every street corner, likely doesn’t come to mind as a veggie-loving destination to many.
But have no fear. Your fellow Myrtle Beach visitors and locals have compiled a list of the top spots along the Grand Strand that will appease your leafy cravings. And Myrtle Beach has plenty of appetizing options for you to choose from.
Below is the “Beachies” list for the best salad destinations along the Grand Strand. So put that steak down…on top of a leafy green bed of spinach and red tomatoes, and enjoy.
Carolina Roadhouse is famously known for their Southern styled dishes, but their salads may very well stand on their own for their fresh and delicious mix of ingredients. Try their Broiled Salmon Salad with fresh salmon, fresh greens, scallions, hearts of palm, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes, or the Broiled Chicken Salad that features marinated chicken breast, fresh greens, mushrooms, hearts of palm, scallions and chopped tomatoes. Or customize your own Ceasar salad with broiled chicken, fried shrimp, fried oysters or fried soft-shell crabs.
With California Dreaming’s daily made-from-scratch selection, it’s no wonder that Dreaming made this list for their famous salads. Next time you visit, enjoy the famous California Dreaming Salad, featuring mixed greens, shredded ham and turkey, Monterey Jack cheese, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds topped with warm hormel and bacon. Try the Steak Salad, with steak served over spinach with tomatoes, eggs, hormel ham and bacon, almonds, red onions, blue cheese crumbles and hot bacon dressing. The only thing you’ll be dreaming of is your return visit.
King Street Grille
Proudly described as “the ultimate upscale sports bar experience,” it’s not just wings, sandwiches and HD TV’s (or the fact that it’s co-partnered by Ben Roethlisberger) that makes King Street Grille such a popular foodie destination. KSG’s famous build your own salads have stood proudly next to their more meatier counterparts on the menu. Choose from over 40 toppings, including meats, cheeses and vegetables, and 10 house-made dressings, to create a customized salad of your liking.
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Visit Mediterranean Bistro to grab a bite of fresh and healthy food with a Mediterranean spin. Try one of their delicious salads, including the Greek Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad and Grilled Salmon Greek Salad, which are served with romaine lettuce, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions and peppers. Or give the Tabouli a taste, featuring cracked wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and served with pita.
Z’s Amazing Kitchen
You’ll be hard-pressed to find an item on the menu of Z’s Amazing Kitchen and not be impressed. And part of Z’s eclectic menu features their many mouth-watering Saladz. Try their Soba Noodle salad, featuring chilled buckwheat noodles, tossed in honey soy vinaigrette, slaw vegetables, red bell peppers, edamame and topped with crispy wontons. Or crunch into Da Wedge, an artisan romaine heart topped with chunky bleu cheese, pecan smoked bacon, caramelized onion, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, among other delicious and freshly prepared salads.
Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Famously known for their delicious baked goodies and decadent breakfasts and lunches, Croissants’ selection of salads are a fresh and appetizing option for lunch. Enjoy the recommended Southwestern Salad with mixed greens, black bean and corn salsa, avocado, tomatoes and cilantro vinaigrette. Or try the Chopped Cobb Salad, featuring mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onion, bacon, cucumbers, egg and bleu cheese, and served with bleu cheese dressing.
Capriccio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Capriccio Restaurant & Pizzeria serves up a delicious dish of pizza and pasta/baked dishes. But their “Insalate” (Salads) are as colorful as the toppings that are placed on top of their pizzas. Appease your appetite with the Capriccio: fresh green spinach, crumbled bacon, cucumber, red onions, and marinated baby mushrooms, or try the Arugula, a mix of fresh red onion, cucumber, plum tomatoes, and served with the special house vinaigrette dressing.
You likely know Gordon Biersch for their expansive beer selection. But how about their tasty salads? Try the Gorgonzola Pear, which includes the pecan-crusted chicken, pears, blueberries, Craisins and gorgonzola, served house-made Marzen Balsamic Vinaigrette. Or sink your teeth into the Seafood Cobb, a mix of shrimp and crab, Roma tomatoes, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, bacon, cheddar and pepper jack cheese.
Bay Naturals Healthy Market & Kitchen
Myrtle Beach’s “Original” healthy market, Bay Naturals serves up tasty homemade dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy in mind. Try the Organic Mixed Green Salad or the Hummus salad. Or satisfy your healthy-food cravings with the Curry Chicken Salad or the Housemade Tuna Salad.
Ultimate California Pizza
Ultimate California Pizza’s pizzas aren’t the only menu items that are ultimate. They also offer an eclectic group of salads, like the Teriyaki Chicken Salad, which boasts green peppers, broccoli, fresh mushroom, red onions, roma tomatoes, sliced cucumber and fresh greens, topped with smoked gouda and roasted teriyaki chicken. Or the Ensanada Salad, with red onions, green peppers, crumbled tortilla chips, tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, black olives, oven roasted chicken, cheddar and jalapeños.