Best of the Grand Strand 2021 - Family Friendly

(Left to right) Angleo's; Rustic Table.

Written By Ashley Daniels
Photographs By Directional Displays, Inc., Rustic Table, courtesy of Hanser House, Lulu’s, & Caffe Piccolo and Johnny D’s

2311 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 
(843) 626-2800

You can’t make the claim that you have the “Greatest Steaks in the Universe” without having great steaks to back it up! That, combined with two separate buffets and individual dining rooms that are able to easily accommodate large groups, and it’s easy to see why this is a local family favorite for the past 41 years. From steaks to chicken, pasta to pizza, and cheesecake to pie, Angelo’s has a menu packed to the brim with delicious dinner options for the whole family. 

Rustic Table
10683 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island 
(843) 314-0164

Serving up classic southern comfort dishes, the Rustic Table in Pawleys Island is another family-friendly local favorite. Just one look at their menu—which includes fun twists on classics, like the pulled pork nachos, and local delicacies, such as the Pawleys Omelet (a delicious omelet stuffed with bell peppers, white cheddar, ham, and roasted potatoes) or the Grayman Burger (consisting of two smashed patties, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar, and house mayo with fries and slaw on the side)—and you’ll see why the Rustic Table was nominated as one of the Best of the Grand Strand.  

Hanser House 
14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island 
(843) 235-3021

This family-owned restaurant in the North Litchfield Beach area of Pawleys Island provides patrons with Low Country cuisine in a family-oriented atmosphere. Start with the homemade onion rings or the crab cakes, before moving on to your choice of seafood specialties or their dry-aged steaks. Signature menu items include the shrimp n’ grits, jambalaya, and stuffed flounder. You’ll be able to enjoy these comfort food favorites in an inviting, relaxed environment.  

(Left) Lulu's; (Right) Caffe Piccolo.

4954 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach 
(843) 491-5011

Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s aims to celebrate food, family, and fun at the beach! With a nightly lineup of live music, and beautiful views of the waterway you can’t beat, this is the perfect location for families to come and unwind after a long day. Their menu includes favorites like Peel and Eat Shrimp, Fried Green Tomato BLT’s, and Pulled Pork sandwiches among many others. Plus, with gluten free, shellfish free, soy free, and other specialty menus, almost anyone can enjoy a delicious dinner at Lulu’s! 

Caffe Piccolo
9428 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island 
(843) 314-3424

If you’re in the Pawleys Island area, you’re spoiled for choice for great places to eat. If you get the chance, Caffe Piccolo provides patrons with simple and fresh Italian dishes in a relaxed, cozy environment. Touted as the Best Italian restaurant in Pawleys Island, this local favorite serves delicious dishes thanks to chef Jimmy Pronesti, who prides himself on using the freshest, local ingredients. Families looking for a cozy, refined, and tasty dinner experience should definitely make a stop by Caffe Piccolo! 

Johnny D’s
Myrtle Beach: 3301 N Kings Hwy. (843) 448-6789 
North Myrtle Beach: 5063, 3900 Hwy 17 S. (843) 663-1700
Surfside: 1200 US-17 Bus. (843) 945-8046 

With a Red Velvet Waffle recipe that Food Network recognized as #1 in South Carolina, those of us on the Grand Strand are lucky enough to only be a short drive from this delicious dish! Chef and owner Jamie Daskalis makes dining in at her restaurants a family affair, for all kinds of families. Whether you’re looking for unforgettable breakfast or lunch dishes, you’re sure to find something even the youngest (or pickiest!) eaters will love. Be sure to check out their newest location in Surfside if you’re in the area.