Best of the Grand Strand 2021 - Specialty Cuisine

(Left to right) The Parson's Table; Greg Norman Australian Grille; Pho Claire.

Written By Ashley Daniels
Photographs By Scott Smallin, The Parson’s Table, Cafe Old Vienna, & courtesy of Pho Claire

Greg Norman
Australian Grille
4930 US-17 S, North Myrtle Beach 
(843) 361-0000

There’s a little slice of Australian cuisine right here in North Myrtle Beach. Greg Norman Australian Grille has been providing the Grand Strand with the best in Australian fare since 1999, serving up delicious dishes and an award-winning wine menu. There are options for brunch, lunch, dinner, along with their wine and drink list. If you’re in an adventurous mood, opt for their Aussie Kangaroo appetizer, or enjoy any of their entrees, like the lobster ravioli or the U.S.D.A. prime filet mignon. 

Cafe Old Vienna
1604 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 
(843) 946-6252

Who knew you could find authentic, tasty German-Austrian dishes so close to home? It turns out our readers did, nominating Café Old Vienna as one of the Best of the Grand Strand! With seven different Austrian and German beers on draft, along with traditional German soul food, this local eatery has been giving the Grand Strand something different to enjoy for over 20 years! While you’re there, be sure to try their Veal Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, or their tasty Pierogis.

The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Ave., Little River 
(843) 249-3702

The Parson’s Table provides award-winning dining experiences in a beautiful, historic setting. Originally, the building was home to the first Little River Methodist Church, whose main dining room was built in 1885. Today, much of the original wood is still in the building! These scenic views are made even better when paired with The Parson’s Table’s delicious dinner and wine menus. With a variety of thoughtfully sourced American dishes to choose from, this is one dinner experience you will not get anywhere else! 

El Cerro
Various locations across the Grand Strand

El Cerro has been serving the Grand Strand the finest Mexican cuisine since 1991, and it’s easy to see why they’ve expanded to seven locations across the Grand Strand in that time. Opened by a trio of friends that noticed the need for family-friendly Mexican cuisine on the Grand Strand, Ricardo, Salvador, and Eriberto opened the very first El Cerro in North Myrtle Beach. Since then, they’ve been serving up tasty Mexican dishes, such as their enchiladas poblanas, which includes three enchiladas with grilled chicken and spinach, topped with roasted poblano pepper cream sauce, queso fresco, roasted peppers, sour cream and served with rice on the side. 

Cypress Grille
4210 River Oaks Drive, Myrtle Beach 
(843) 236-3311

With a menu full of twists on classic American cuisine, this is one dining experience you’re only lucky enough to experience if you visit or live on the Grand Strand. With eclectic menu items such as New Zealand Elk Chops or Wild Boar meatloaf, there are plenty of options to excite your palate. Their dynamic menu is forever changing and adapting to include the freshest ingredients, so you’ll always have plenty of options to choose from when you visit Cypress Grille. 

Pho Claire
1201 38th Ave N, Myrtle Beach 
(843) 839-3889

Pho Claire is a Vietnamese noodle house that specializes in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. For an experience that you can’t get anywhere else on the Grand Strand, be sure to stop by Pho Claire! Their menu includes rich soups, a number of noodle bowls, sandwiches, stir fry, rice, and specialty drinks like Bubble tea or lemon milk. When it comes to their namesake, Pho Claire also offers a number of delectable Pho entrees, such as chicken, shrimp, beef, or veggie Pho noodle bowls!