Though there are hundreds of pancake houses and breakfast spots in Myrtle Beach, our Food Dude lists his Top Five.
Restaurants & Dining

Food Dude Lists Top Myrtle Beach Restaurants for Breakfast

July 25, 2012

I've always considered the most important meal of the day is the next one, but everyone else seems to think it's breakfast.

And when I say everybody, well, I'm not exaggerating. We asked our Facebook friends to nominate their favorite breakfast places and less than 48 hours later we had more than 700 responses.

Not that the Food Dude needs a lot of help finding a hot breakfast. Who wants soggy cereal or stale doughnuts when there are so many good pancake houses and breakfast buffets in town?

Well, the people have spoken and they happen to agree with the Food Dude on many of their selections. Here are the top five places on the Grand Strand to fill up on the first meal of the day:

Mammy's Kitchen

This historic cafe has been in business since 1953 so it has to be doing something right. The primary “something” is a breakfast bar that keeps folks coming back for generations. Featuring scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, country ham, pancakes, waffles, French toast, grits, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy and a ton of fresh fruit, guests can feast like kings for only $7.99. For those who operate on Myrtle-standard time, the breakfast bar is open till 1 p.m., but Mammy's is open for lunch and dinner in season with the same good country cooking for every meal.

Eggs Up Grill

1289 38th Avenue North (Multiple other locations), Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This local chain has taken the breakfast crowds by storm, serving up hot, made-to-order traditional favorites as well as other creative items at three different locations on the Grand Strand. Eggs Up offers pancakes and waffles, but the egg takes center stage on this menu. Build-your-own egg white omelets and unique breakfast sandwiches make this place popular among those who like first-meal with a twist. Check out the Western Bagel, loaded with two eggs, cheese, ham, onions and peppers; or the Egg Bomb, a glorified BLT&E(gg) that makes a direct hit to an empty stomach. Oh, Eggs Up also does a nice lunch.

Magnolia's At 26th:

Bring a hearty appetite to this bountiful breakfast buffet prepared by Southern-style cooks who know how to put out a spread. With a breakfast bar featuring fresh scrambled eggs, hot fluffy biscuits, crispy bacon and creamy grits, the hardest part of the meal is deciding what not to fit on your plate. Never fear here; Magnolia's puts out plenty of plates for multiple trips to the buffet. Breakfast stays on all day on Sundays for the brunch crowd to enjoy along with dinner.

Sea Captain's House

This oceanfront eatery is famous for its seafood dinners, but it's delicious breakfast menu is one of the best kept secrets in Myrtle Beach. Featuring all the traditional favorites, Sea Captain's also serves up some unique breakfast dishes, such as the Brie and Bacon Omelet and the Blueberry Pancakes. Sea Captain's also manages to work some seafood into first-meal – the Crab Cakes Benedict and Seafarer's Omelet, so you can gaze out over the Atlantic Ocean and see where your breakfast came from.

Hot Stacks Pancake House

Multiple Locations - 1501 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Order breakfast the way you want it and Hot Stacks will get it to you good and fast. That's what makes this breakfast hot spot one of the hottest on the Grand Strand. Offering all the traditional favorites like omelets and pancakes, Hot Stacks' menu goes the extra mile with stuffed French toast, crepes, scramble bowls and the Food Dude's favorite – Country Benedict. For the uninitiated, that a biscuit split open with two sausage patties topped with two scrambled eggs, cheese, grits and gravy. If that doesn't make your ham bone moan, see a doctor.


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