South Carolina’s Horry County is a hot destination for the charming seaside city of North Myrtle Beach. A slice of the picturesque Grand Strand, it is a 60-mile expanse of stunning beaches.
Locals love living here, and visitors find themselves catching their breath while uncovering the city’s beauty. The North Myrtle Beach area has something for everyone, regardless of age, interests, or, most importantly? Taste buds.
Yes, the buzzing downtown, lively Main street, and ample entertainment attract thousands — but what’s a vacation without an indulgent bite to eat?
Your loved ones will keep you busy enjoying every attraction. We’ll bet your kids are already bugging you to take you to Alligator Adventure Park to see those mini dragons. But, hey, we don’t blame you if you’d rather unwind at the pool of your private rental. Maybe you just need a little kick to start the day. A savory Lox bagel, perhaps? Or maybe a paradisal, fluffy Belgian waffle with a mocha latte.
A juicy, delectable choice of breakfast favorites will set you on the right foot.
While North Myrtle Beach is packed with great restaurant options, sometimes you need a breakfast specialist. We’re thinking rich sausages, egg creations with hash browns, soft crepes and croissants, and bottomless coffees (or mimosas).
Time to peruse through North Myrtle Beach’s breakfast restaurants, stat! If you are looking for a chain restaurant breakfast, Eggs Up Grill will do. But if you’re looking for a more elevated experience, see this list!
Let’s walk through six fabulous breakfast spots to keep you fueled on your vacation in North Myrtle Beach. We’ve rounded up the region’s top brunch spots and specialties to make your life easier.
1. Johnny D’s Waffles and Benedicts
- Price point: $$
- Address: 3900 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Items: Red velvet waffles, pork belly eggs, churro french toast
Often referred to as “the best breakfast restaurant in the entire Grand Strand,” Johnny D’s hearty breakfasts are a local favorite and tradition for many.
The restaurant’s name is a not-so-subtle clue to its most popular dishes — waffles and benedicts. But don’t go in expecting ordinary flavors. Instead, these delicious, complex creations will win over any foodie’s palate.
Are you craving a sweet treat? Order Johnny D’s best-selling red velvet waffles or coconut banana waffles. If you’re in the mood for something savory, dig into their new protein-packed ranchero toast on sourdough bread, California Benedict, or pork belly eggs.
It tends to get busy, but you can sip on a mimosa as you wait. Patrons compliment the restaurant’s friendly staff, so engage in friendly banter as you wait for your table.
2. Blueberry’s Grill
- Price point: $$
- Address: 4856 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Items: Blueberry muffin, Monte Cristo, Crab Cake Benedict
Chef Evi’s unique touch turns classic breakfast items into hedonistic, tempting plates. A meal at Blueberry’s Grill is a pleasure for all senses, thanks to its airy, coastal decor and abundant natural light.
Diners rave about the joint’s Cheezo Rizo Skillet (eggs, chorizo, tomatoes, spinach topped with cheese and cilantro), Monte Cristo, and Crab Cake Benedict. Not a fan of meat? The Village Burrito and Sweet Potato Pancakes are scrumptious choices for vegetarians.
Sounds gluttonous, right? Don’t worry — if you’re working on your bikini bod, try an egg white omelet, which comes with a generous helping of veggies, goat cheese, and a mix of fresh fruit.
3. The Shack
- Price point: $
- Address: 1128 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Items: Hushpuppies with honey butter, Poo Dog (Link sausages), Loaded Trash (grits with cheese, bacon, and an egg)
If you often long for simpler days and no-fuss, home-cooked food, relish your next breakfast at The Shack. This casual family-run restaurant in the Cherry Grove area is one of the best breakfast eateries in North Myrtle Beach. The Shack is all about authentic Southern hospitality and retro vibes.
Their warm hospitality is reflected in their impeccable service and the flavors of their signature homemade biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and three-egg omelets.
Are you traveling with kids? Order The Shack’s heavenly grilled cheese sandwich or chocolate chip pancake for them. They’ll love it! Additionally, if you are looking to take breakfast to the beach, you can call ahead for curbside takeout.
4. Hot Stacks Pancake House
- Price point: $
- Address: 87 Hwy 17 North, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Items: Cinnamon roll pancakes, Greek-cado roll, vegetarian and vegan burritos
For hot, fluffy pancakes that taste like they were made in your grandma’s kitchen, head to Hot Stacks Pancake House. Still, Hot Stacks appeals to every appetite.
Have a hankering for a uniquely savory meal? You can’t go wrong with their breakfast sushi Greek-Cado Roll; scrambled eggs, avocado, tomato bacon, and feta cheese. They also serve incredible vegan dishes like their infamous avocado toast. For gluten-free diners, there are many specials, including corned beef hash.
Each meal vibrates with fresh ingredients and careful attention. Even their sauces and salsa are concocted in-house.
Those with a sweet tooth will be pleased to indulge in ample sugary joys at Hot Stacks. People travel far and wide to get a bite of their Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, along with simply decadent Marble Cakes with creamy vanilla icing.
5. Dino’s House of Pancakes
- Price point: $
- Website: dhopnorthmyrtle.com
- Address: 2120 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Item: Peach cobbler pancake, shrimp and grits, pigs in a blanket, cinnamon swirl French toast
For over three decades, Dino’s House of Pancakes has been cooking breakfast delights and feeding hungry locals and travelers.
Set in a vintage building, this legendary restaurant evokes a feeling of nostalgia like no other. The menu echoes their quintessential American vibe, with pancakes, waffles, sausages, pigs in a blanket, and eggs any way you’d like them.
Unlike other pancake houses, Dino’s tops their pillowy soft pancakes with generous amounts of whipped cream and a heaping stack of fruits.
They open bright and early at 6 am, so those looking for an early start can get satiated at Dino’s before heading to the beach.
6. House of Blues
- Price point: $$
- Address: 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
- Notable Menu Items: Shrimp & grits, chicken waffles, omelets
Another Barefoot Landing treasure, House of Blues’s brunch is an experience, to say the least. You’re not just here for breakfast — you’re here for true southern hospitality and heartwarming, live Gospel music to boot! The venue tends to come alive after dark, but we can’t discount the crowd-pleasing Sunday breakfast — an unmissable, spirited event.
Breakfast buffet items change regularly, but their all-you-can-eat menu usually includes southern fare like chicken and waffles, French toast, crawfish gumbo, and omelets. Devour it all while rhythmic jazz plays in the background.
The live venue’s historic location, high ceilings, and unique decor add to its instagrammable allure. Come now; the beaches can wait. So don’t blame us if you cancel plans for the rest of your day and spend hours rocking to the music.
North Myrtle Beach Brings The Breakfast
Spend a week (or five) in one of our highly rated North Myrtle Beach rentals, the perfect escape for a stressed-out business owner, young family, or a couple craving a cozy getaway.
You’ll feel comforted and impressed by each of the region’s equally delicious best breakfast spots. Today, it’s heavenly soft, vegan waffles with a side of local syrup. Tomorrow? Try an indulgent eggs benedict accompanied by crispy bacon and a juicy mimosa.
Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the city and its eateries. Most people do!