Breakfast by the Beach

img_1663This time of year, the holidays are celebrated around the dinner table and filled with lots of delicious food. When people think about dining at the beach, they tend to skip over breakfast and make evening plans of dinners filled with fresh seafood overlooking the ocean. But how could they overlook the most important meal of the day?

Myrtle Beach has pancake houses like big cities have coffee shops – they’re on almost every corner. Although it’s not the determining factor for where you’re going to stay when booking your vacation, it is key that you’re staying at or near a resort or hotel that has options for a nice hot breakfast. There are so many activities and adventures to be had around the Grand Strand, it’s important to start your day with a hearty meal.

img_2578When you enter Martin’s Restaurant at Long Bay Resort, the friendly staff immediately greets you, welcoming you to the quaint little dining area. Smells of bacon and fresh coffee fill the air. There is a breakfast buffet filled with eggs, grits, hash browns, pastries, fruit, and of course the southern staple – biscuits and gravy. There is a cereal bar where – with the twist of a knob – you can fill up your bowl with flakes or sugary goodness depending on what you’re craving. An omelet station is where the action is; you can watch a simple egg grilled and turned to a hearty omelet filled with peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, and whatever else your heart desires.

The Strand, a Boutique Resort, offers guests a complimentary breakfast with their stay. Guests can get their fill at the delicious breakfast buffet, which includes all the staples, including a section of fresh seasonal fruit. There are also bagels, croissants, and Danishes you can heat up and enjoy. Compass Rose not only offers a hot buffet, but they even have a Belgium waffle center! There you can create your own fluffy waffle by filling up the griddle with batter and flipping it over until a timer let’s you know it’s finished – hot and ready for serving. And don’t forget the maple syrup!
Café du Port at Ocean Reef has indoor and outdoor seating, so you can enjoy your meal oceanfront, with the sound of the waves and the smell of salt in the air. The seating isn’t the only option you’ll have, you can choose to order off the menu or build your own plate at the breakfast buffet. A popular menu item is the Pawleys Island special – a three-egg omelet made with mushrooms, ham and cheddar cheese, served alongside your choice of hash browns or grits, and toast. There’s nothing like watching a sunrise while enjoying a fresh cup of hot coffee.

img_1640Next door to the Caribbean Resort is Sea Captain’s House. This restaurant has been a Grand Strand favorite for over 60 years and boasts an award-winning brunch. You can sip on a mimosa or Bloody Mary on their oceanfront patio. If you decide to opt for something off the menu instead of the buffet, they have lots of options to choose from including French toast, omelets, steak and eggs, and more. And their Crab Cakes Benedict, which consists of two fresh lump crab cakes on fried green tomatoes, is topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Talk about a mouth-watering southern creation!

There’s also John’s Restaurant across from Dayton House, Papa’s at Breakers Resort, and Sandal’s Café at Paradise Resort. With so many options, breakfast is convenient when you’re staying at the Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Each property offers a breakfast eatery in the building, and if not inside, there’s one located only a few steps away. When it comes to deciding where to dine for your first meal of the day, why not choose one with an oceanfront view? Eggs and bacon just taste better when you’re by the ocean!

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