Go with the Flow

June 2021
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Greg Dali

The all-new Drift, a Coastal Eatery on the north end, is making all the right moves

Dive into the grilled octopus, served as an entree or appetizer. 

Drift is in the details. The coastal eatery delights in every bite, every turn of the head, and every visit to your table by their waitstaff.

Open since October 2020 amidst the pandemic, it’s now time for Drift to rise and shine on the corner of the Grande Dunes Marketplace that’s anchored by the new US Foods Chef’Store. Choose to dine in the ultra-cool, rounded-off dining room inside, which is highlighted by a rustic sliced wood wall art feature, unique wine rack stocked with wines from around the world, hand-carved hardwood dining tables, and the rows of recycled tobacco farm windows. Or opt to eat alfresco on the pretty patio.

Drift’s menu is also a beautiful sight to see. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, this eatery redefines the culmination of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, creative dishes and presentation, and affordable prices. Breakfast ranges from the classics to a variety of scramblers; a bounty of Benedicts (including grilled portobello); sandwich combos like salmon avocado toast; omelets; sweets; and healthy selections, like the protein power bowls, loaded with five-grain quinoa, power mix greens, piquante peppers, wild mushrooms, avocado, a fresh burrata ball, garlic aioli and choice of protein: grilled chicken, tenderloin filet, grilled salmon or sesame ahi tuna.

(Left to Right) You'll love Drift's tropical, whimsical setting; The mimosa menu offers a refreshing rainbow of flavors.

Lunch items add another layer to the mix. For starters, try the grilled octopus, a light plate splashed with lemon vinaigrette, garlic-infused olive oil, smoked paprika and tomato confit, or the truffle French fries. There’s also an assortment of soups and salads, like the Grilled Chicken & Mango Spinach Salad, sandwiches, like the Ham and Brie Baguette or Grilled Pork Belly Panini, and entrees, such as the Duck Leg Confit and Fish & Chips. And don’t forget to add one of their delicious Bloody Marys, mimosas or iced coffee brews to your order.

Wander your way to the north end of Myrtle Beach, where Drift has settled in nicely within the surge of development and neighborhoods on the rise along Cipriana Drive.

980 Cipriana Drive, Unit A-6, Myrtle Beach
(843) 879-4758
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.