Locals know why these eateries have stood the test of time—try them for yourself!
In a region filled with restaurants, it takes a lot to keep that staying power. These three area eateries are Grand Strand institutions. Try them yourself and you’ll quickly find out why.
Angelo’s Steak & Pasta
2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach,
When you’ve hit the 40-plus-year milestone in the restaurant industry, you know you’re doing something right in your kitchen and your service for the neighborhood. Angelo’s namesake, owner Angelo Antonucci, is known as much for his philanthropic generosity to the Myrtle Beach community as he is for his “Greatest Steaks in the Universe.” Their steaks are seriously mouth-watering—cut onsite, perfectly aged and seasoned, then served on a hot sizzling platter for extra effect. They suggest going even further and topping it with the garlic-bleu cheese butter. In addition to a menu of traditional Italian pasta dinners, like their beloved Chicken Marsala, another highlight is Anthony’s all-you-can-eat Italian buffet lined with all your favorites prepped for dinner (early bird special at 6 p.m.) and lunch on the weekends. Family-style meals to go and curbside takeout service are also offered.
7050 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach,
Tagged as a steak-seafood-pasta grill, the family-owned Flamingo Grill is a name all the locals have eaten up since they opened in 1986. The owners, both named Dino and born and raised in Myrtle Beach, designed the Flamingo to scream sexy art deco, from the neons outside to the fun, funky art inside. And they wanted the menu to be raved about, from the famous fried lobster bites to blackened prime rib to seared peppercorn tuna to Lowcountry crab cakes to Cajun fried shrimp, Italian pasta specialties and more.
9922 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach,
For more than 30 years, Chestnut Hill has proudly stood along Restaurant Row on the north end, strong and steadfast even through the pandemic. Even though, because of that, they’ve slimmed down their menu choices, they never slighted the high quality of seafood and steak offerings. You can’t go wrong with the Hill’s Bacon-Wrapped Scallops or Oysters Rockefeller appetizers. Follow that up with any of the hand-cut steaks or hearty seafood selections, like the fried platters, Seafood Florentine, Mixed Grills, crab legs and fresh flounder. It’s all served within the restaurant’s interior, reminiscent of a historic Myrtle Beach country club dressed in comfortable charm, with dark wood paneling, a huge brick fireplace and white linen-topped tables that overlook the backyard lake.