Best Myrtle Beach Brunch

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, but we think Brunch offers the perfect combination of early-morning and mid-day meal options to keep you energized for lots of fun in the sun in Myrtle Beach. During your Schooner Beach & Racquet Club vacation, be sure to try out one or all of these scrumptious Grand Strand brunch spots.

Gulf Stream Café, 1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City, (843) 651-8808

This restaurant’s westward-facing waterfront view of Murrells Inlet is entrancing. At the buffet, a chef is standing ready to make customized omelets. Other buffet choices include Blueberry, Banana Nut and Poppy Seed mini muffins; a variety of Bagels; Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Fresh Fruit Salad, Cheese Grits, Hashbrowns, Sausage, and Bacon.

The a la carte menu is exquisite with choices including Oyster Shooters with Absolut Peppar vodka, Fresh Fruit with Vanilla-Honey Yogurt, She-Crab Soup, Stuffed French Toast, King Crab Omelet, and Black & Blue Tuna salad.

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays – Full Bar – Bloody Mary Bar – Buffet and A La Carte

Chestnut Hill, 9922 U.S. 17 N., Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-3984

Located beside a small pond where there’s a resident alligator, the lavish brunch at Chestnut Hill is one of the area’s longest-running Sunday dining traditions.

The number of dishes offered is impressive; just a small sampling includes Poached Salmon, fresh Local Shrimp, Waldorf Salad with apples and walnuts, fresh fruits, Oysters on the Half Shell, Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, sweet and savory Cheese Blintzes, Certified Angus Top Round of Beef au jus, Baked Virginia Ham with honey mustard sauce, Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Grilled Quail and tenderly moist Barbecue Ribs. Desserts are a specialty at Chestnut Hill, like Homemade Bread Pudding, Chestnut Hill’s signature Fruit and Nut Cobblers and Cheesecakes.

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays – Full Bar – Buffet

The Chemist – Craft Cocktails & Modern Cuisine, 300 9th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, (843) 445-7077

End your weekend with a memorable visit to a chemist’s laboratory where all the experiments are delicious! Sunday brunch choices include Blueberry-Lavender Stuffed French Toast, Caramelized Shrimp and Cheddar Grits, or a Monte Cristo Sandwich served with house-made Strawberry Compote. The full bar includes craft cocktails that steam and foam, many craft beers and a special Sunday Bloody Mary Bar.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays – Full Bar – Bloody Mary Bar – A La Carte

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, 3301 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 448-6789. Open daily from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

An extremely friendly and talented family owns and operates Johnny D’s – there really is a Johnny D, and his daughter, Jamie Saunders, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who specializes in baking and pastries.

Choices are vast, and a few breakfast standouts include Cinnaroll and Red Velvet Waffles, Crabcake or Seafood Benedict, Chipotle Bacon Skillet, French Toast made with challah bread that’s dipped in vanilla bean custard, and Churro French Toast. For lunch enjoy a Brisket Burger, Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich, Mediterranean Turkey Melt, Build-your-own Grilled Cheese and Strawberry Almond Salad.

Johnny D’s also offers gourmet coffees and has a full Boozy Shakes & Cocktails menu for Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and much more.

6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays –A La Carte

We may be biased, but we think that brunch is definitely the best meal of the week, and these Grand Strand area restaurants know how to do brunch right! During your vacation at Schooner Beach and Racquet Club, be sure to check out what these delicious brunch spots have to offer.