A new year means new vacation days to spend in Surfside Beach and Garden City. One of the best parts of vacation is finding restaurants that serve up hot breakfast staples. That is why Garden City Realty put together a list of eight of the best breakfast restaurants on the Grand Strand.
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
Flapjacks has some of the best southern cooking in Horry County. Their menu features fluffy flapjacks, giant Cathead biscuits, skillets cooked on the griddle, and their famous Sticky Bun pancakes. Their pecan pancakes were mentioned in Southern Living Magazine under the top breakfast spots in the southern region. Brent, Flapjack’s founder, started the restaurant with the intention to create a cozy cabin refuge for hungry hikers in Tennessee. The fifty-year-old restaurant gained popularity among locals and soon spread to Garden City. If you are looking for a bit of warmth and a smile with your breakfast, Flapjacks is the place to go.
Location: 2851 U.S. BUS, Garden City 29576
Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (843) 652-4444
Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery
Johnny D’s is known for their waffles, benedicts, and early bird specials. Their breakfast menu also includes a selection of omelets and platters. In the mood for waffles? Johnny D’s offers some of the best Belgian waffles in Garden City, with a variety of sweet and savory flavors to choose from. From a classic benedict to a lox and onion benedict, chef Jamie Daskalis pushes the boundaries of breakfast combinations. Daskalis was Discover South Carolina’s chef ambassador for 2020-2021. She was also recognized in Grand Strand magazine’s feature, Women in Business, for her accomplishments as a female chef leading the industry. If you want to enjoy a creative breakfast concoction, Johnny D’s is sure to dazzle your tastebuds.
Location: 1200 BUS, U.S. 17, South Surfside Beach 29575
Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (843) 945-8046
Eggs Up Grill
Eggs Up Grill is one of the most popular breakfast restaurants in the southern region. They serve classic breakfast dishes, such as breakfast platters, omelets, and benedicts. With a menu section dedicated to healthy options, diners can easily stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Eggs Up grill is also one of the few breakfast restaurants in Garden City with a Kids menu. Opened in 1997 by Chris Skodras, Eggs Up Grill is a Pawley’s Island native. If you are looking for a place with a large breakfast menu, then Eggs Up Grill is perfect for you.
Location: 2520 S. Highway 17, Unit 1, Garden City 29576
Hours: Seven Days a Week 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone: (843) 299-0109
Benjamin’s Bakery, Café and Coffee Roasters serves the best authentic bagels in Garden City. Benjamin’s Bakery roasts their coffee in-house for the fresh-coffee lovers of your group. Their menu includes the best breakfast baked goods in Surfside Beach. Recently having celebrated their 25th anniversary, Benjamin’s Bakery was established in 1994 by Lee Zulanch. Zulanch and his son, Benjamin, are former long islanders who wanted to bring authentic New York bagels to Myrtle beach. If you want to support a local business and get your bagel fix at the same time, Benjamin’s Bakery is the place to dine.
Location: 810 3rd Avenue, S. Surfside Beach 29575
Hours: Seven Days a Week 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: (843) 477-1100
Milestone Biscuit Co.
Serving the tastiest biscuits in the south, Milestone Biscuit Co. is a biscuits-and-gravy lovers paradise. With biscuits starting at $2.49, Milestone is a budget-friendly breakfast restaurant. A quaint café, Milestone Biscuit Co. also offers breakfast platters, bowls, and burritos. They offer a kid’s menu and hot coffee. It is the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Location: 2751 S. Highway 17, Murrells Inlet 29576
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone: (843) 299-2442
Wooden Spoon Eatery
Local and Veteran-owned businesses may be hard to find, but Wooden Spoon Eatery is one of the best in Surfside. Offering a combination of Greek and American breakfast and lunch cuisine, Wooden Spoon has something for everyone to enjoy. This is another breakfast spot that offers cheap breakfast in Surfside, with items from $4.00 to $15.00. Founded by Jennifer and George Nicholas, Wooden Spoon has a pleasant outdoor patio to enjoy the nicer days in Surfside.
Location: 828 Surfside Dr., Surfside Beach 29575
Hours: Breakfast Seven Days a Week 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone: (843) 945-9809
Blueberry’s Grill is the best upscale breakfast restaurant in Myrtle Beach. This is another restaurant with healthy options listed on their menu. With clearly marked food choices, it is the best place for vegetarian breakfast in Myrtle Beach. Blueberry’s accepts reservations for those who want to skip the long wait that great breakfast spots sometimes have, and they deliver. Founded in 2017, Blueberry’s offers a unique kitchen tour, and creative culinary delights by Chef Evi. If you are in the mood for a culinary experience, Blueberry’s will provide.
Location: 7931 N. King’s Highway, #140, Myrtle Beach 29472; 4856 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach 29582
Hours: Seven Day a Week 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: (843) 945-4588
Spring House Family Restaurant
Spring House is the best family breakfast restaurant in Murrells Inlet. Their website features pictures of their customers enjoying the warm, family-friendly atmosphere. With a wide range of breakfast options to choose from, including country-style home cooking, everyone will enjoy their meal. If you are on vacation with the whole family, Spring House Family Restaurant is a great place to eat. They serve budget-friendly food that everyone can enjoy.
Location: 3841 US 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet 29576
Hours: Monday through Sunday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone: (843) 357-2785
There are several more breakfast places to choose from in Myrtle Beach, but these eight restaurants are a few Garden City Realty’s favorites. Wherever you decide to eat breakfast, the sand and surf in Myrtle Beach are sure to make it a memorable experience.
By Katie Robison, blog contributor for Garden City Realty