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Myrtle Beach Food Tour: Pancakes, Hot dogs and Seafood!

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you have an appetite, you've come to the right place. From dawn until dusk and even late night, the 16 miles that make up Myrtle Beach will guarantee you leave here full.

Breakfast: it's touted as the most important meal of the day, so we're starting things off at Harry's Breakfast Pancakes on 23rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

Whether it's something salty or something sweet, Harry's whips up whatever you desire from breakfast to lunch.

"The coffee here is really excellent, their omelettes, their waffles," says one patron. "Usually in the morning I get a Greek omelette, the best on the beach."

You can say Matt Grillo is a regular here.

"Good Morning Matt, how you doing?" asks owner Angela Sourlis as she hugs him.

That's what 15 years of loyalty will get you, but that warmth can be felt for even the first-timers. 

"Here you go baby girl," as owner Angela hands a toddler a lollipop.

It's all about family at Harry's, with four siblings working side-by-side keeping their father Harry's legacy alive.

"We bicker, we fight, but we are very close," says Angela.

Her sister Maria Sourlis agrees that working with one another can be tough, but, she says, "I feel like he's built this and for me, it's an honor to be a part of it."

Next up is Peaches Corner in downtown Myrtle Beach, where 9th Avenue North meets Ocean Boulevard.

Inside the walls are decades of memories.

"Families would come down and have a cold beer and a hot dog, and let the children play at the Pavilion," says General Manager Briggs Dickerson.

Briggs and his wife, Pam, work hard to keep the balance between the tradition started in 1937 and keeping up with an evolving Myrtle Beach.

"We're known for our hot dogs and hamburgers, but if you're trying Peaches Corner for the first time, you definitely have to try the foot-long hot dog. Get it the classic Carolina Way: mustard, chili and onions."

If you are really hungry, then sink your teeth into the Peaches Challenge: five pounds of mouthwatering food in only 20 minutes. 

Briggs describes it as: "a four-patty burger, a foot-long hot dog, a pound-and-a-half of chili cheese fries, and a milkshake to wash it all down."

It's a challenge that has many trying and few winning.

"The success rate is about 25 percent!" exclaims Briggs.

The last stop on our food tour is another staple in Myrtle Beach: seafood buffets.

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant is located across from Broadway at the Beach and 17 bypass.

"After being on the beach all day, you're hot, tired and you're hungry, and you don't want to wait 45 minutes to an hour to get a meal," says Manager Joe Vigari.

Hence the beauty of buffet dining, because the second you sit down, the food is waiting. Whether you like it fried, broiled or steamed, there are 80 items to choose from on any given night. Meaning even the pickiest of eaters, who aren't seafood lovers, will be happy.

"We have a wonderful prime rib, we've got roasted pork BBQ ribs, pulled pork, baked chicken, fried chicken, manicotti. We have homemade salads and desserts," says Vigari.

"Our most popular item is the Alaskan snow crab leg no doubt," Joe says.

Captain George's orders so many crabs from the frigid Alaskan waters, that it's now the third-largest purchaser of the crab legs in the world!

On a busy night, hungry buffet eaters plow through 4,000 pounds of crab legs! That's right: two tons!

This isn't just your run-of-the-mill buffet. The nautical theme radiates throughout the restaurant with ship-shaped buffet tables and even a starry night view when you look up. 

Joe says, "It's not just the food they're look for. It's the whole package. They're looking for service, quality of food, price point, ambiance and this is a beautiful facility."

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Harry's Breakfast Pancakes


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Captain George's Seafood Restaurant


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