Take in a Taste of Greece at Myrtle Beach’s Mediterranean Bistro

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While the Grand Strand may share a couple of their top defining characteristics — namely beautiful beaches and sweeping ocean views — the islands of Greece are quite a trek from the Myrtle Beach area. But fortunately for diners looking to get an authentic taste of some of the ancient maritime country’s signature dishes, they won’t need to secure a passport or even get on a plane.

Located just off Highway 17 (at 62nd Avenue North) in Myrtle Beach and serving the Grand Strand for many years now, Mediterranean Bistro is known for its authentic Greek food that’s made fresh daily. It’s become a locals’ favorite with its array of delicious and healthy Mediterranean dishes, including popular menu items such as:

Appetizers: The traditional Greek fare here includes Spanakopita (Spinach, feta cheese and eggs wrapped in flaky phyllo dough), Tiropita (feta and eggs wrapped in phyllo dough), Dolma (rice wrapped in grape leaves, then served with pita bread and creamy tzatziki sauce) and hummus dip served with pita bread.

Sandwiches: Among the top draws here, each of them served with chips and a pickle, are the Beef/Lamb Gyro, the Shrimp Gyro, Souvlaki (featuring pork loin, tzatziki sauce, and sauteed onions and peppers), and Falafel (featuring ground chick peas that are deep fried and served in a pita with hummus).

Platters: Among the well-portioned platters available at Mediterranean Bistro are the Beef/Lamb Gyro Platter with gyro meat and tzatziki sauce, the Grilled Chicken Platter with Grilled chicken breast and tzatziki sauce, the Souvlaki Platter with pork loin and tzatziki sauce, and the Salmon or Shrimp Platter with grilled, wild-caught salmon or shrimp and tzatziki sauce. All of the platters mentioned above are served with Greek salad, green beans, lemon potatoes and pita bread.

For those looking to try it all, the Sampler Dinner includes pastichio (thick noodles with meat sauce and bechamel sauce), mousaka (featuring eggplant, potatoes, meat sauce and bechamel sauce), gyro meat, grilled chicken, souvlaki, pita bread, Greek salad and tzatziki sauce.

Salads: For greens lovers, available salads include (of course) the traditional Greek Salad, as well as versions topped with grilled chicken, grilled salmon, shrimp, gyro meat or grilled tuna.

The restaurant is open daily (except Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers both dine-in and carry-out service. To check out Mediterranean Bistro’s full menu, visit the restaurant's website.

After enjoying a lunch or dinner filled with delicious Greek food and drink at Mediterranean Bistro, head back to your comfortable oceanfront accommodations at North Beach Plantation to relax or treat yourself to some of the fun and wide-ranging on-property amenities. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to enjoy all that the Grand Strand has to offer.