Redneck Riviera-Off Season!

  1. Hubby and I are headed to the Redneck Riviera for 5 days before I start my new job. It is also known as the Grand Strand, or Myrtle Beach, SC. We can't afford it in the sumer, but the off season rates allow us to stay at a resort for really decent prices!

    Hubby has been there before, but it has been a long time. Do any of you all know of any particular sights or attractions (besides the beach!) that we should see?

    Thanks!
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   l.rae
    Broadway at the Beach!...shopping, resturaunts, shows...the dualing piano bar is a hoot!..great flea markets...Drunken Jacks is the best Seafood place to eat imho..it is in Murel's Inlet...if you are a miniature golf fan...you'll be in heaven!....have fun!...LR
  4. by   shudokan-RN
    if a "restaurant by george" is still around ,eat there. lots of fun
    and walking on the beach at night is lovely and romantic... not to mention free, and a great way to burn off xtra calories..
  5. by   Zohar
    Be sure to go to Sam's Corner in Garden City right across the street from the pier. Get a foot long corn dog, and have a brew, or a 5 cup of coffee. Go any time. Seriously, I have gone there at 3am on Christmas Eve. They're always open.

    If you'd like an excellent mexican buffet on sunday, go to Mexico Lindo in North Myrtle Beach. It's on Hwy 17 in NMB, just past dick's pawn shop.

    Definitely go to Broadway, and enjoy the lack of crowds. Movie theater there is not half bad...thx sound. Maybe play some miniature golf. Liberty Steakhouse is Awesome! Great brews, even better steaks. Highly recommend their filet, and prime rib.

    House of Blues (NMB) is okay, but not really my thing. It's cool to visit, though.
    While at the HOB, go check out Barefoot Landing (it's right behind HOB). There's lots of stores and stuffs to see.

    Right among all of that stuff at Barefoot Landing is the Alligator Adventure. I haven't been there, but my BIL, and sister have been, and liked it. Can't vouch for it myself, though.

    Wife and I have been to the NASCAR Cafe, but didn't ride anything, as it was too hot that day. It may be cool enough now. It's right across the street from Broadway.

    Hope that helps some. We live 1hr away, so we go over there quite often. Makes a great day trip.
  6. by   l.rae
    Oh my Zohor,...
    Sam's Cornor, My dh and l went there twice when we were there in august....then went out on the pier for some live entertainment; we stayed at south point villas in a ocean side condo my parents own just a few miles down the road from sam's in garden city.....LOVE sam's corner!.....all that cheese, nitrites, red meat....YUM....should be called heart stop cafe...LOL....worth the risk.........LR
  7. by   CATHYW
    Oh, Wow! thanks, you all! We are staying at the Yachtsman Resort on NMB, in case any of ya'll know where that is.

    Zohar, l.rae, and macox, thanks a BUNCH for all of the tips. I am printing them to take with us. I always like getting info from someone who has been to a place-that you know what is worth seeing, and what to avoid.

    Many thanks!
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Never been Cathy, so I can't really offer advice or tips.

    But I hope you have an awesome, well-deserved time!

    Heather
  9. by   Zohar
    Hey, you're quite welcome. If you happen to go through Florence, go to Redbone Alley, and have the shrimp and grits. Mmm Mmm Good.
  10. by   CATHYW
    Now, wait just a minute-Shrimp and grits? Mised together? I love grits with all kinds of things mixed in them (esp. cheese, or eggs and bacon and cheese), but I've never heard of shrimp and grits! Are the shrimp fired, or boiled, and what else is in there with them?
    Zohar, have you ever thought of being a travel agent? You're quite good with all this travel stuff. I printed off all of your all's hints-can't wait to go. Hubby definitely wants to do the Sunday night Mexican buffet!
    Thanks again!
    BTW, we'll go across to I-85, and then up to Greenville and over. I'll miss the grits and shrimp, but if you know how to make it, be sure to tell me!
  11. by   Zohar
    I'm not sure if Mexico Lindo has the buffet at night, but it's definitely there at noon on Sunday.

    I'm almost willing to bet you're going to come through Florence, unless you stay on the interstate all the way.
    Here's what Redbone's menu states about their shrimp and grits.

    Lowcounty Shrimp and Grits
    Redbone's nationally acclaimed spicy fried shrimp on creamy cheese grits topped with seared ham, mushrooms and a few green onions. 12.99

    This is the recipe on their website
    http://www.rbaonline.com/Recipes/shrimpgrits.html

    Main website:
    www.rbaonline.com
    Last edit by Zohar on Oct 25, '02
  12. by   CATHYW
    Wow! Thanks for the recipe! You must know this restaurant very well.
    I thought Florence was on I-95. Will we go through there coming from the west? It isn't mentioned on my mapquest driving directions. We'll see!
  13. by   Zohar
    Florence is on I95 and I20. Both run right outside of town.

    Have fun.

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