Italian Fare in Myrtle Beach
I live near Rossinis and they have good veal and seafood. the pasta is quite good too. But since the owner/head chef passed away a few months ago the service has gone from slow to super-slow. they need to light a fire under them and/or hire more help.
Bella Napoli's on 544 is tucked into a strip mall near Route 17. It also has very good food but off-putting, slow service. the veal and pasta are good at both places
Broadway at the Beach
This is a center located a few blocks from the ocean. It has many restaurants and things to see. We went here to see the Ripley's Believe it or not Aquarium. Also this is where Jimmy Buffet's Margarettaville is located. Across the street is the Bulwinkle restaurant. Nearby is the Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe.
I still love this town. Since I lived ther a couple of years and have family there, I can't stand to be away that long. They keep building there, and the town seems to keep growing in population and with popularity. Don't be fooled by the ads on the computer. You'll want to stay in key areas; If you have the means to stay in the more up-scale places you can head to the higher avenues (above 60th Ave) north of Myrtle Beach (not to be confused with North Myrtle Beach). There are some wonderful hotels around 80th Ave for that. However, my personal fav is Sufside Beach (South of Myrtle Beach), because I used to live there, and because it is just a stones throw from all the entertainment up in Myrtle which is just fifteen Minutes up Highway 17. Surfside Beach is a mere minutes from the air force base which is the new mall. If you choose to do more that just lie in front of a hotel on the beach all day, you can get in your car and drive down to Murrells Inlet, which is just 15 minutes from Surfside Beach. It has a great walkway that goes behind all the restaurants and you can watch the birds as they play in the inlet after you dine at one of the many restaurants. There are many new places to hang out now too, at the old Air Force base there is a new outdoor mall that has some upscale shops and the whole mall surrounds the new Gordon Beirsch Bar and Eatery. One of the main places I hang out is Broadway at the Beach (an outdoor mall that contains many restaurants that surround an inlet lake), this is the home of Liberty's Brew house and restaurant, they have excellent homemade beer and also excellent food. They also have a couple of dance joints with both Blues music and top-40 dance. Broadway has a couple of cool beer gardens, the one at Libertys is very cool. You can also try one of their many flavors of brews and have some great food outside. The best tip I can give is to avoid the traffic on Highway 17 and ask the locals about the shortcuts. FYI, the Robert Grisset Parkway goes up and down the beach and connects you with many places in Myrtle Beach- I'm convinced that many tourists still don't realize this. Don't be afraid to approach the people that work in the many shops and restaurants in Myrtle Beach (if their not busy), you can learn a lot from people that live and work there. By the way, the pics I've shown here are very serene, believe me, there are many places to visit and they can be busy. Just remember, when not shopping and site seeing, you can always return to the beach. The beutiful thing about Myrtle beach is that everyone can pretty much have the same beach view even if your hotel isn't 300 dollars per night.
this is a view of the beach near 24 ave South.
another view of the beach around 24the ave South