Top 10 Breakfast Restaurants in Myrtle Beach That We Love

Source: Yelp

Heading to Myrtle Beach for vacation soon? Then you’ll want to make a list of restaurants to visit during your stay. Going to the beach is fun, but it can sure tire you out. That’s why it’s important to start your day off with some hearty breakfast dishes. Luckily for you, Myrtle Beach is filled to the brim with top-rated breakfast restaurants. Check out some of our top picks now!

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1. Golden Egg

Popular restaurant that serves hearty breakfast and lunch dishes at reasonable prices

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Waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, and more classic breakfast dishes await you at this popular restaurant! Image courtesy of Golden Egg.

415 Hwy 17 N | Surfside Beach | goldeneggonline.com

Golden Egg has enjoyed a stellar reputation as one of Myrtle Beach’s best breakfast restaurants for over 30 years. And it’s easy to see why. Here, you can enjoy mouthwatering breakfast and lunch dishes without breaking the bank. 

The menu features savory dishes like Stuffed French Toast, Salmon Benedict, Grilled Pork Chops and Eggs, and more! Golden Egg also offers a wide selection of beverages including fresh brewed iced tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, and soda. The restaurant fills up pretty fast, so make sure you call ahead to make a reservation. 

“First time visiting here and have to say the food & service was phenomenal. I had the reuben, made on premises, fresh cut and it was the best reuben I've ever eaten in my life. My friend got the breakfast special and it was amazing & reasonably priced.” - Yelp Review

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2. Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery

Family-friendly restaurant that offers a number of fun weekly specials

Enjoy a little bit of everything with the Grand Slam plate. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3301 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach | johnnydswafflesandbakery.com

Next up, we have Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery. This locally-owned restaurant creates new recipes on a regular basis, so you can almost always expect to see something new on the menu when you visit. 

Speaking of the menu, you’ll find a wide selection of creative breakfast dishes like the Spicy Avocado Omelette, Red Velvet Waffles, Steak & Onion Benedict, and Spicy Maple Sandwich. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. If you’re looking for a boozy drink, we recommend trying the Spiked Freckled Lemonade or Breakfast Margarita. Check out the full menu online now!

“Outstanding food, customer service, and charm. Everyone pitches in including the chef who was working the floor checking on customers and seating people. Excellent teamwork.” - Yelp Review

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3. Chestnut Hill

Classic American restaurant that is known for its award-winning Sunday brunch

Looking for something light? Make your own salad! Image courtesy of Yelp.

9922 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach | chestnuthilldining.com

On weekdays, Chestnut Hill is only open for dinner. However, it offers an all you can eat brunch on Sundays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. It costs $29 for adults and $16 for children.  

Chestnut Hill’s brunch features a wide variety of dishes, including Stone Ground Cheesy Grits, Homemade Quiche, Raw Oysters, and BBQ Ribs. The Sunday brunch also features a carving station where you can get Baked VA Ham or Prime Rib Au Jus. 

You’ll definitely want to save some room for dessert, as Chestnut Hill also serves Mini Cheese Cakes and Dessert Bars during brunch. What are you waiting for? Make a reservation now!

“This is our go to brunch place in Myrtle Beach! Sunday brunch is on point and can't bet the selection of food. Selena the waitress is great keeps the mimosas coming. Great service and food was very tasty.” - Yelp Review

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4. Magnolia’s at 26th

Laidback diner that offers a full breakfast and lunch buffet

Photo of Magnolia's At 26th - Myrtle Beach, SC, United States. Lunch buffet. Pro tip: get the fried chicken!!
Get a little bit of everything at the buffet. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2605 N Ocean Blvd | Myrtle Beach | magnoliasat26th.com

If you’re a fan of buffets, you should stop by Magnolia’s at 26th. This low-key diner offers both breakfast and lunch buffets. Cooked to order breakfast plates are also available, and typically include classic breakfast options like eggs, bacon, grits, and toast. Pancakes, omelettes, sandwiches, and biscuits are also available at a low price.

Thirsty? Magnolia’s offers a wide selection of drinks including orange juice, coffee, tea, soda, and hot chocolate. Magnolia’s has everything you need in a breakfast restaurant. Check out the full menu to see everything Magnolia’s has to offer now! 

“As far as continental breakfast goes, this was the best I've ever had. Because of my hotel reservation, I was able to get complimentary breakfasts from Magnolia's At 26th. Not only were the staff some of the friendliest people I've ever met, but the food was amazing as well.” - Yelp Review

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5. Hot Stacks Cafe

Vegan-friendly breakfast restaurant that is open everyday until 1pm

9707 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach | hotstackscafe.com

Hot Stacks Cafe is known as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Myrtle Beach. For over 20 years, both locals and out-of-towners alike have visited Hot Stacks Cafe for its hearty breakfast dishes and friendly service. 

Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes include the Cowboy Scramble Bowl, Breakfast Quesadilla, French Toast Stack, and Garden Crepe. If you’re vegan, you’ll especially love this cafe for its wide selection of vegan dishes like the Vegan Granola French Toast and Chick’n Waffle. Hot Stacks Cafe also offers a wide selection of beverages including Tito’s Bloody Mary, Mimosas, coffee, and tea. Check out the full menu now!

“Really good breakfast spot we found! Nice menu, reasonable prices, lovely inside and friendly staff! Fast and friendly service and perfect stop when staying in the North Myrtle Beach area! Close to everything!” - Yelp Review

6. Drift — A Coastal Eatery

Rustic local restaurant that specializes in serving breakfast dishes made from all-natural and local ingredients

980 Cipriana Dr A-6 | Myrtle Beach | drifteatery.com

Drift is a charming, rustic restaurant that is known for its creative dishes and stylish interior dining space. You’ll definitely want to take some photos for Instagram here! Many of the dishes are made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to ensure customer satisfaction. 

On the menu, you’ll find savory breakfast plates like the Drift Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, Quinoa Huevos Rancheros, and Mediterranean Avocado Toast. Drift also offers a special health section that features health-focused dishes like the Fruit & Yogurt Panzanella and Protein Power Bowl. 

Drift is also a great spot for coffee lovers, offering a number of different cold brew options, lattes, macchiatos, and cappuccinos. Check out the full menu now! 

“Let me start by saying the ambiance was amazing!!! It's so cute with a bomb photos opp on the way to the bathroom. It gives me tropical beach vibes! You definitely feel like you are on vacation when you are here. The drinks were creative and very good! The food came out in a good time and was tasty and plentiful!” - Yelp Review

7. Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Charming bakery that is known for its hearty comfort food and freshly-roasted coffee

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Treat yourself to some Chocolate Chip Muffins! Image courtesy of Yelp.

3751 Robert M Grissom Pkwy | Myrtle Beach | croissants.net

Croissants Bistro & Bakery is the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your friends and family while having some of the best breakfast food of your life. Not only is the food delicious, but it’s also sold at a reasonable price.

Some of their most popular dishes include the Bananas Foster French Toast, Yogurt Crunch Bowl, Shrimp & Grits, and Pennsylvania Dutch Style Pancakes. Croissants also offers an extensive drink menu featuring fun creations like the Peach Sangria, Croissants’ Cold Brew, and Cherry Bomb Mimosa. Try Croissants for your next breakfast!

“This is probably the best breakfast place that I've ever gone to eat. Not only was the two egg breakfast delicious, it was very inexpensive. The service was wonderful and they bring little extras such as two mini muffins when you have your coffee before your breakfast comes and then a little tiny dish of yogurt with your main dish.” - Yelp Review

8. Hot Stacks Pancake House

Popular breakfast spot where you can get your fill of pancakes and more classic breakfast dishes

Enjoy a savory piece of avocado toast for breakfast! Image courtesy of Yelp.

1501 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach | hotstacks.com

Hot Stacks Pancake House is another popular breakfast spot in Myrtle Beach. Open from 6:30am to 1:30pm, Hot Stacks Pancake House is perfect for both early birds and late risers. 

Inside this casual breakfast restaurant, you can enjoy savory dishes like the Country Benedict, Golfer’s Belgian Waffle, Deluxe Pancakes, and Greek Cado Roll. Thirsty? Hot Stacks Pancake House offers a number of beverages including orange juice, chocolate milk, soda, coffee, and hot tea. 

“Hungry for good food, the husband and I headed to Hot Stacks Pancake House. He ordered the eggs, toast, hash browns and sausage patties. I ordered the biscuits and gravy. It was amazing!!! Eggs were cooked perfectly, the biscuits were fluffy, and hubby said the sausage was awesome!” - Yelp Review

9. Sea Captain’s House

Popular seafood restaurant located right by the beach

3002 N Ocean Blvd | Myrtle Beach | seacaptains.com

Sea Captain’s House is the perfect restaurant for enjoying breakfast with a view. Located right in front of the beach, Sea Captain’s offers scenic views of the ocean from inside a cozy dining space. Guests can also dine on the outdoor patio and occasionally enjoy live music. 

The menu features mouthwatering creations like the Seafarer Omelet, Blueberry Pancakes, and Crab Cakes Benedict. Not sure what to get? Get a little bit of everything at their famous breakfast buffet! Check out their website for more info now. 

“Ok. I am always skeptical about places outside of the DMV being able to nail seafood i.e crab cakes. But this place was pretty good. I'm impressed. From the hush puppies to the she crab soup, to the entrees. My boyfriend and I went here and were blown away.” - Yelp Review

10. Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes

Low-key breakfast restaurant that offers all of the essentials

2306 N Kings Hwy | Myrtle Beach | harrysbreakfast.com

At Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes, you can enjoy great food with good company. For the last 10 years, Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes was voted number #1 in Myrtle Beach, so you can rest assured knowing you’re in for a great time. 

Some of their most popular dishes include the Pete’s Special Deluxe Breakfast, Irish Benedict, Country Ham & Egg Breakfast Sandwich, and Breakfast Wrap. Senior citizens and children's plate are also available. If this sounds good to you, why not try it out for yourself the next time you go out for breakfast? 

“We each got omelettes. Mine was a corned beef hash and cheese. It was so good. The cheese gave it a creamy texture. And all omelettes come with a choice of that or PANCAKES!  Those pancakes were fluffy, moist and had a light vanilla flavor to them.” - Yelp Review

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Luckily for you, Myrtle Beach has tons of great breakfast spots to help you fuel up for the day. Which restaurants on the list do you plan to visit next? Let us know!

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