Best of the Grand Strand 2018

October 2018
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

We hope you're hungry ...

The Sea Captain’s House is a favorite among readers. This year it took honors for Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests.

The Grand Strand is filled with dining establishments serving up every style, flavor and atmosphere. We asked our readers for their input in ten restaurant categories, and the winners are compiled in the following pages. Whether you’re searching for the hottest new spot, the freshest salad, the dreamiest dessert, the most relaxing view or the fluffiest stack of pancakes, keep reading. See if your favorites made this year’s list and take the chance to try out the recommendations of your fellow locals. Dig in and enjoy!

BEST BREAKFAST

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

BEST PLACE FOR A SALAD

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

BEST KIDS' MENU

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

BEST HIDDEN GEM

BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS

BEST DESSERTS

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PHOTOGRAPHS  BY MAC KILDUFF AND COURTESY OF EGGS UP GRILL, BLUEBERRY'S GRILL AND FAMOUS TOASTERY; PHOTOGRAPHS BY TANYA ACKERMAN AND COURTESY OF FRANK’S, WAHOO’S FISH HOUSE, CRAB CATCHERS AND GREG NORMAN AUSTRALIAN GRILLE; PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATT SILK, ADAM KIRBY AND COURTESY OF LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE, BAY NATURALS AND CAROLINA ROADHOUSE; PHOTOGRAPHs BY SCOTT SMALLIN, GREG DAHLI AND COURTESY OF YAMATO BROADWAY AND KING KONG SUSHI; PHOTOGRAPHS BY JON STELL, BILL TAYLOR AND COURTESY OF ASPEN GRILLE AND MIDTOWN BISTRO; PHOTOGRAPHS BY LISA LIVINGSTON AND COURTESY OF DIVINE DINING GROUP AND EL CERRO GRANDE; PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT SMALLLIN, JON STELL AND COURTESY OF COSTA BOWLS; PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTOPHER CONKLIN AND CARL KERRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY; PHOTOGRAPHS BY JON STELL, SCOTT SMALLIN, CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY AND COURTESY OF FRANK'S; PHOTOGRAPHS BY  SCOTT SMALLIN AND COURTESY OF DESSA HOWANIEC OF COLLECTORS CAFE, THE MELTING POT AND JODY MCKENZIE 

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