Winna’s a Winner

June 2022
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Ashley Daniels

You’ll fall in love with all that is Winna’s Kitchen in downtown Myrtle Beach

The Cure, Winna's artistic version of a charcuterie board.

The kitchen, they say, is the heart of the home. And Winna’s Kitchen is winning the hearts of locals in downtown Myrtle Beach. 

Visit this Main Street kitchen just once and you’ll know what all the fuss is about—and you’ll want to come back for more. Winna’s is reminiscent of a Parisian café, layered in historic charm, like the rustic hardwood floors, modern metro vibes, soothing design elements and color palette, and an intimate, welcoming layout of two-top tables and lunch counters lined with bar stools. 

And that’s not even including what’s plated here with love. The Southern-eclectic menu changes regularly to stay ahead of the seasons and the quality and availability of fresh ingredients.  For lunch, The Cure is the perfect place to start: an artistic charcuterie board of assorted cured meats, cheeses, fruit, pickles, vegetables and house-made condiments. Also tempting are the homemade soups, fresh salads, the Deviled Egg Trio (traditional, hatch chile and bacon, and spicy siracha and curry), and a selection of sandwiches, like the Carrie Kinsey Knows It All, with thinly sliced ham, Swiss, chow-chow, and sweet-spicy mustard pressed into a panini. 

Breakfast options, which you can order anytime, include classics–and some with a twist, such as the Elbie, a frittata-style dish tossed in a savory egg custard and either asparagus and parmesan or pimento cheese and sausage, and the Ricardo Toast, thick-sliced sourdough piled high with ricotta, roasted fruit, honey, and nuts. (Ricardo Toast is named after a local missionary serving in France.) A chef’s special that hits the sweet spot is All the Queen’s Men, which includes buttery croissants soaked in vanilla custard, baked and brûléed, and Sweet Child O’ Mine, a warm, buttery croissant stuffed with Nutella and marshmallow fluff. 

A breakfast special of lox and cream cheese on multi-grain toast, garnished in capers and micro greens. 

Dinner is served on Saturday nights by reservation only, featuring a pre-set chef’s menu of four to five courses and drink pairings. Locals can join the “Fam Club” to receive perks, like exclusive discounts and priority reservations for dinner. 

Winna’s Kitchen is more than just the restaurant’s front and back of the house, as it extends into an outreached hand toward the community. For instance, on your visit, if you tell your server you’d like to add “The Number One” from the menu, you will be providing a meal for $5 for a person in need. Winna’s is committed to eliminating hunger in the community. The restaurant’s namesake, Linda “Winna” Sellers (mother/grandmother/mother-in-law of the owners) was known to have a home that set the standard for hospitality, comfort, and good food. 

Winna passed away on June 16, 2020, but her legacy lives on as the heart of Winna’s Kitchen.

Winna's Kitchen
819 Main St., Myrtle Beach
(843) 945-8181
Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 5-9 p.m.