Great Spots for Pizza on the Grand Strand

October 2020
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Jon Stell

These local restaurants are some of your favorite stops for the perfect pie

Whether you crave wood-fired, authentic NY, creative toppings, or a family-friendly menu, these local spots have your pizza needs covered.


Favorite Pizza Spots

Ultimate California Pizza 
2500 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 
(843) 626-8900 
(plus locations in Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach and The Market Common)

Divine Dining’s Ultimate California Pizza locations are synonymous with masterful, hand-crafted pizzas built from more than 70 different toppings. (Plus personal-sized gluten-free or cauliflower crusts.) Their “Gnarly Creations” include combinations like the Sonoma with smoked gouda, the Thai chicken and more. The kids can even order a peanut butter and jelly pizza!

9305 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, 
(843) 237-7900

The wood-fired pizza at Landolfi’s will blow you away. Flash-baked in a refractory clay oven from Tuscany, the Neapolitan-style pizza options include the Greek-themed Pizza Athena and the Trentonian, named after the oldest style of pizza in the U.S., layered first with buffalo/mozzarella, then San Marzano tomatoes and oregano. Your slice of heaven will be even finer with a glass of fine wine, microbrew or cocktail. 

Danny’s Authentic NY Pizza
11916 SC-707, Murrells Inlet, 
(843) 651-7437

Owner Danny Autz has made quite a name for himself in the Prince Creek Village Center by way of his popular pizza spot, Danny’s Authentic NY Pizza. His creative list of a dozen pies will wow you, such as Sir Meats A Lot loaded with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham and ground beef; the Buffalo Chicken Pie; and the Taco Pie. But that’s not all Danny has up his sleeve; the menu at this neighborhood favorite also features starters like fried calamari, garlic knots and pasta fiagoli soup, classic Italian entrees, heroes, Stromboli, calzones and cannoli for dessert. 

Pizza Hyena
13 South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach, 
(843) 945-9025

You’ll laugh, you’ll smile, you’ll want to come back for more at Pizza Hyena near the Surfside Beach Pier. Their “wild-fired” 10-inch personal, Neapolitan-style flatbread pizzas are one-of-a-kind, baked in their 700-degree oven shipped from Italy. And the names of each of the 22 pizzas will certainly be icebreakers: Funny as Shiitake, Belly Laugh with seared pork belly, Goudawill Hunting with smoked gouda and wild boar sausage, Kale Yeah with kale pesto, UR Bacon My Balls with applewood smoked bacon, Ricotta Be Kidding Me, This is Guacward with guac sauce and carnitas pork, Spam I Am, Prosciutto Your Eye Out Kid and more. Pair the pies with any of the craft beers on tap or by the bottle.