Best of the Grand Strand 2021

October 2021
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Image credits below

If you’re hungry for another Best of the Grand Strand collection, we’re here to serve you a smorgasbord of the best! This annual tradition awards some of the best restaurants on the beach in a menu of categories. we can’t wait for you to check some of this year’s out on your own.

Bistros on the Beach

New Restaurants


Dinner & A View

Laid Back

Good Brews

Family Friendly

Specialty Cuisine

Locally Sourced

Upscale Classics



Jon Stell, Scott Smallin, & courtesy of The Brentwood Bistro; Three Ring Focus, Niki Nero, Samantha Jean Becker, & Greg Dali; courtesy of Landolfi’s Italian Bakery, Pawleys Island Bakery, courtesy of Incredible Edibles, & Parlor Doughnuts; Scott Smallin & courtesy of Big Tuna; Three Ring Focus, courtesy of River City Cafe and Rockefellers Raw Bar; Ashley Daniels, Luke Wherry, courtesy of Chuck’s & Pizza Hyena, & Michael Powell; Directional Displays, Inc., Rustic Table, courtesy of Hanser House, Lulu’s, & Caffe Piccolo and Johnny D’s; Scott Smallin, The Parson’s Table, Cafe Old Vienna, & courtesy of Pho Claire; Bobby Altman and courtesy of Hot Fish Club & courtesy of Inlet Provision Company; Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse, Hannah Ruth Photography, Paul Grimshaw, & courtesy of Gio’s