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July 4th: Top Spots for American Fare


It wouldn’t be a proper Independence Day celebration without getting your fill of classic American fare and you can rest assured that there are plenty of places in Myrtle Beach to satisfy your palette. Whether you are craving a thick, juicy burger or a perfectly charred steak, you can find a wide array of American classics around the beach – you just have to know where to look! Enjoy our roundup of the top spots to indulge in decadent American fare this July 4th and treat yourself during your beach vacation:


Guests looking for the best burger at the beach won’t have to look any further than River City Café. With an extensive menu full of creative concoctions and several Grand Strand locations, you really don’t have an excuse not to try this bustling burger joint. In the mood to try something new? Try the “nacho crunch burger” which is topped with homemade guacamole, fresh jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, crunchy Doritos, and a spicy chipotle mayo. Or, stick with the tried and true with the “house cheeseburger”, seasoned and grilled to perfection and then dressed to order. With more than 20 signature burgers and the option to create your own, you are sure to satisfy whatever craving you have. Call (843) 448-1990 for the Myrtle Beach location closest to our resorts.


Succulent sizzling steaks can be found at several places in Myrtle Beach but the best chops around are found at Angelo’s Steak & Pasta. This family owned and operated eatery proudly boasts serving over 100,000 steaks a year, meaning they must be doing something right. The chef trips and seasons every chop himself, ensuring quality and optimal flavor. Guests can enjoy juicy cuts like ribeyes or more tender cuts like filets, and everything in between. Chop sizes range from 6oz up to 14oz, making it easy to find the perfect portion and all steaks are served on a sizzling plate to ensure that your steak stays warm through the last bite. The attention to detail and consistency set this steakhouse apart from the rest! Call (843) 626-2800 for more information.


Hotdogs are a true American treat. Whether you enjoy a plain dog lightly grilled or you want it loaded with toppings, Peaches Corner is the place to go to satisfy your craving. Located near the boardwalk in the bustling downtown area of Myrtle Beach, Peaches Corner has been an area staple for over 75 years and shows no sign of slowing down! Enjoy a classic foot-long for only $3.99 or opt for one of their more creative concoctions like “the bruiser” which is a beer battered foot-long wrapped in bacon, fried, and topped with chili, cheese, and onions. Grab a dog (… or two… or three…) and then enjoy the sights and sounds of the scenic boardwalk area. Call (843) 448-7424 for more information.


The top contender for the area’s best barbecue was tough. Though there are several of places that slow smoke their meat and slather it with succulent sauce, no one does it quite like Little Pigs BBQ. This true southern style smokehouse has stood the test of time and has become an area staple for visitors and locals alike. The meats here are fall-off-the-bone tender and the sauces have been carefully crafted and handed down for generations. The menu here is simple, as it should be. Enjoy classics like pulled pork or chicken as a plate or as a sandwich or indulge in a half or full rack of their famous ribs. Little Pigs also has a convenient to-go menu, making feeding a crowd a breeze. Call (843) 692-9774 for more information.

Ice Cream

Find every ice cream variation you could ever dream of at Broadway at the Beach. This popular outdoor venue for attractions and dining is also home to a wide selection of decadent ice cream shops. If luscious mix-ins are your favorite then head to Cold Stone Creamery. This classic shop boasts a wide array of signature flavors and mix-ins, making the flavor combinations almost endless! Watch as the skilled staff mixes your ice cream with the mix-ins by hand on their signature cold stone slabs. Other tempting ice cream shops include Ben & Jerry’s for those in the mood for something extra decadent and Froyos for those in the mood for a health conscious choice.