DHEC dips into the Melting Pot and Tanya's Country Cafe

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Whether you want a meal your grandma would make, or you want to dip into something different, WMBF News reporter Jenna DeAngelis found out what DHEC inspectors have to say about Tanya's Country Cafe and The Melting Pot.

Dean Marchant and his wife Tanya met in the restaurant business years ago and decided to open up their own.

"We're a country cookin' restaurant. We cook it the way your grandma used to do it," he says. "It may not be healthy for ya, but it's good to eat."

Once located on Highway 70, Tanya's Country Cafe recently located to Dick Pond Road and is only about three months old.

Owners told me the secret to an "A" rated restaurant is a staff that works as a team.

DHEC inspectors dropped into this country cooking spot and scored it a 97.

Three points shy of a perfect score for violations such as a broken handle on the refrigerator door and carbon build-up inside of the oven.

Three minor violations, but DHEC noted no critical violations.

Family owned and run, Tanya's Country Cafe is known to have regulars stop in for a good home-cooked breakfast or lunch.

If you're not an early riser and you're looking to fine dine, The Melting Pot on 17 Business is a dinner to consider.

The "A" rated restaurant got a drop in from DHEC and scored a 97.

Inspectors shed a few points for minor violations including poor repair on a wall behind a prep table, and some debris on the floor.

Fondue fanatics can dip into the melting pot for a four-course Friday night dinner including cheese, salad, dinner and dessert.

See if these two Myrtle Beach restaurants have food that meets their almost perfect health inspection scores.

For more information about these restaurant scores check out the attached Food Inspection Reports.

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