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|River City Cafe has six Myrtle Beach-area locations and it makes its burgers fresh every day. (Courtesy photo)|
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It's early evening after a round on your favorite Myrtle Beach golf course and your stomach is rumbling louder than a stock car on a speedway. This isn't the time for a high-end, sit-down dinner. Good food, fast service and a check with one digit on the left side of the decimal are the priorities.
So what are the options for a group looking for a quality dinner that costs less than $10 per entree? In Myrtle Beach, the choices are many, but we've made things easy by compiling a ranking of the area's five best cost-efficient dinner options.
El Cerro Grande has built a Mexican restaurant empire along the Grand Strand. The make-your-own-meal costs $8.75 and provides choices between burritos, taco, enchiladas, chili rellenos and two sides. The complimentary chips and salsa are Myrtle Beach's best and El Cerro has locations in Myrtle Beach, Conway and Murrells Inlet. If you like Mexican food, this is a guaranteed winner.
With free peanuts on every table and license plates lining the walls, River City Cafe is as long on charm as it is hamburgers. River City has six Myrtle Beach-area locations and it makes its burgers fresh every day. There isn't a burger on the menu that costs more than $6.99 and drinks come with a complimentary plastic cup.
The sister restaurant to Myrtle Beach's best sandwich shop, Dagwoods, Bumstead's Pub (www.bumsteadspub.com) offers much of same fare in a nicer setting. If you are looking for a great dinner sandwich at a lunch-time price, Bumstead's is unbeatable.
No trip to the Carolinas is complete without some barbecue and Little Pigs BBQ (6102 Frontage Rd., Myrtle Beach) is among the best. The pulled pork is outstanding, as is the collection of sauces. Don't take our word for it, read the reviews Little Pigs receives.
Burky's Grill (www.burkysgrill.com) is a standalone restaurant that offers good, cheap food. The menu isn't fancy -- burgers and fries are the specialties (along with the fried bologna sandwich) -- but Burkey's is a stop worth making.
April 28, 2010
Chris King is the content manager for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. He has covered golf travel and college athletics for more than 15 years. King has lost many night's sleep familiarizing himself with the entire Myrtle Beach golf scene, and he has a swing that has helped him see the Grand's Strand's 100-plus courses from every imaginable angle. Follow Chris on Twitter at @crkgolf.
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