For Myrtle Beach area vacationers, mealtime can sometimes present a dining dilemma. After all, you’ve made your break from the daily routine back home, so there’s no real rush to wake up from your refreshing night of sleep — in fact, there are few better opportunities to sleep in than during a hard-earned beach getaway. But for breakfast lovers, these bonus shut-eye sessions can put them at risk for missing their favorite meal of the day.
Enter brunch, a breakfast/lunch combo that offers the best of both meals, often accompanied by a Bloody Mary or mimosa to get the relaxation rolling early. The next time you wake up craving the typical morning fare with a side of lunch-y favorites after enjoying a session of late sleeping during your Grand Strand getaway, check out one of these four spots for grabbing some of the best brunches in the Myrtle Beach area:
Blueberry’s Grill — Delighting guests with its tasty breakfast and lunch menu items (did we mention all-day breakfast?) since 2017, this diner with North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach locations puts creative twists on a range of traditional favorites. In addition to serving up the standard breakfast fare, Blueberry’s brings the unique with dishes like the Wild Smoked Salmon Croissant and the Country Benedict with fried green tomatoes, poached eggs, thick-sliced bacon and hollandaise sauce. The lunch menu features a collection of salads, sandwiches, burgers and heavier entrees like the Charleston-Style Shrimp & Grits and the Spicy Shrimp Wrap, and the drink menu can wet diners’ whistles with concoctions like mojitos (available in blueberry, grapefruit, cucumber and strawberry varieties), Bloody Marys (with a “build your own” Bloody Mary bar on weekends), mimosas and mules, plus a range of coffees, teas, juices and soft drinks. Explore the full menu at blueberrysgrill.com.
Sea Captain’s House — Boasting more than five decades of history on the Grand Strand, this Myrtle Beach restaurant offers some of the area’s best seafood, served with great views from the window-lined indoor dining room or on one of the region’s top outdoor patios. On special occasions such as Easter weekend, a brunch buffet is served, and it features items the likes of bacon, sausage links, scrambled eggs, shrimp & grits, French toast, biscuits & gravy, and fresh fruit, all accompanied by an omelet station and a carving station. Visit seacaptains.com to see the full menus.
Lulu's Cafe — Known for the giant and colorful beach-scene mural adorning the northern exterior of its building, its pink neon signage, and the tasty American fare it serves for breakfast and lunch, this eclectic diner in downtown Myrtle Beach is a locals’ favorite for good reason. It lands on this list because it serves breakfast and lunch dishes all day, so visitors here can enjoy Benedicts, scrambles, pancakes, waffles and the like alongside their choice of sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheeses and lunch baskets. Diners here can also enjoy brunch cocktails like Bloody Marys, mimosas, Peach Melbas, sangrias and more. Visit the Lulu’s Facebook page to explore the full menu.
Gulfstream Café —This Garden City seafood restaurant serves up authentic coastal cuisine, including fresh seafood and Southern favorites, along with amazing views of Murrells Inlet. Popular dishes here include
the Shrimp & Grits, She-Crab Soup and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, all of which seem to taste even better while soaking in the scenery. The Gulfstream Café brunch buffet combines the best of both breakfast and lunch, and it starts at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Learn more at gulfstreamcafe.com.
After enjoying a late breakfast/early lunch combo at your Grand Strand restaurant of choice, head back to North Beach Plantation to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging amenities offered on-site. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to savor some of the Grand Strand’s finest offerings, on your own schedule.