Eateries to Try in 2022

When you’re coming to vacation in Litchfield, you can expect a peaceful, relaxing scenery. But, if you’re feeling adventurous with a taste for some excitement, Myrtle Beach (and some delicious restaurants) are only a 30 minute drive away. When it comes to taking a day trip up to the Grand Strand, you can expect a fantastic social scene and numerous attractions to make the drive worthwhile!

That fondue joint for special occasions. That new health food spot with an awesome atmosphere. That chic seafood restaurant with a killer happy hour — and Sunday brunch.

For the new year, how about a new adventure?

Why You Should Try New Restaurants

Three delicious reasons:

  1. Cultural Appreciation: Your trip has time for favorites (a Fried Seafood Platter at a popular Myrtle Beach restaurant?). Plan a meal for each trip to try a cuisine new to you.
  2. Diversified Diet. Expand your horizons with dining experiences you’ve heard of but haven’t tried. You might have ingredients you’ve never tasted, and find a few new favorites.
  3. Chance to Relax. Some places might have live music or a patio you’ve never been to. You’ll discover fun new things to do on the Grand Strand, and make some new friends, too.

5 Myrtle Beach Restaurants to Try in the New Year

1. Big Mike's Soul Food

One trip and this soul food legend might make its way to your must-visit list for each Grand Strand visit. It’s known for down-home southern cuisines like your meemaw’s (we won’t tell) and preposterous portions. (They cater, too, if you ever have an event down here to feed folks!)

Our favorites

  • Collard Green Dip
  • Chicken Sausage Gumbo
  • Seafood Basket
  • Fried Fish Sandwich
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Cheesecake

2. Simply Southern Smokehouse

For an all-you-can-eat barbecue, point the family wagon straight toward this place. Belly up to a bountiful buffet, a great value, and enjoy a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. Look out for the talented singing busboys, too.

Our favorites

  • Fried Pork Chops
  • Sausage and onions
  • Pulled Pork Barbecue
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Banana Pudding

3. Cafe Old Vienna

This eatery features Austrian and German cuisine, a beer garden, and live music. Enjoy the patio and a menu that satisfies the most discerning critics. The cafe serves an early and late menu. Both are outstanding.

Our favorites

  • Cordon Blue Sandwich
  • Weiss-wurst
  • Fitness Salad
  • Pork Schnitzel
  • Sausage Sampler Platter
  • Hirter Pilsner on tap

4. Mr. Fish Seafood Restaurant

There MUST be a seafood joint on the list, and what better one than a market with a HUGE selection? The skilled staff here makes a difference with preparation and presentation. And the specials are superb. Pop over to the seafood market to bring home fish to prepare in your condo.

Our favorites:

  • Boom Boom Shrimp
  • Crab Mac & Cheese
  • Haddock Platter
  • Black & Bleu Tuna Sandwich
  • Steamed Oysters & Clams
  • Rainbow Roll

5. Aspen Grille

Pack nice clothes for this classy dining experience, especially on jazz nights. What took you so long to experience the ambiance, indulgence, and service here? Expect USDA Prime steaks, global wines, outstanding cocktails, and more at Aspen Grille.

Our favorites:

  • Maryland Style Crab Cake
  • Organic Field Greens Salad
  • Center Cut Filet Mignon
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Panko Crusted NC Mountain Trout

Stay Right on the Beach at Litchfield Inn

Another place you want to try if you haven’t: Litchfield Inn. See how quality accommodations and attentive staff make this a place you’ll want to return to every time. Learn more about Litchfield Inn and book your next stay today.