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Hungry after a round of golf in Myrtle Beach? Top 5 Grand Strand restaurants where you can eat for less than $10

Chris KingBy Chris King,
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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.

1. El Cerro Grande

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.

2. River City Cafe

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.

3. Bumstead's Pub

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.

4. Little Pigs BBQ

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.

5. Burky's Grill

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.

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Little Pigs BBQ - Myrtle BeachBurky's Grill - Owner Wayne Burkart

Chris King, owner of Kingfish Communications, a PR and content marketing firm that specializes in helping golf destinations and courses, has spent the last 20 years covering golf and college athletics. His love of the game is matched only by the unreliability of his swing, which helps him evaluate golf courses through the eyes of the average player. King currently resides in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which affords him ample opportunity to improve. Follow Chris on Twitter @Chris_Kingfish.

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