Is there anything better than a vacation with your best friend? Vacationing with your dog is a genuine treat, but finding places that are Fido-friendly — like the Seaside Building at The Breakers Resort — can be a challenge when you’re in an unfamiliar location. If you’re visiting the Myrtle Beach area with your dog in tow, here are some restaurants with outdoor seating areas where you and your dog are welcome to sit and stay a while.
Liberty Tap Room & Grill and TBonz Gill & Grill, both part of the Homegrown Hospitality Group, offer a casual bar and grill atmosphere with upscale food — and both will give your dog a warm greeting and a fresh, cool dish of water. If it’s cool or rainy, the patio areas will be covered and heated, so you can dine in comfort year-round, regardless of the weather. The menus have some variations in their focus, but both restaurants serve Certified Angus Beef steaks and burgers and craft beers from their own local brewery, as well as a selection of fresh seafood. The Tap Room offers happy hour every day from 4 to 7 p.m., as well as a late-night snack menu that is served until 11 p.m.
At The Mellow Mushroom pizza parlor, you can enjoy delicious and unique gourmet pizza pies, such as the Maui Wowie or the Bayou Bleu, or you can create your own pizza from their list of toppings, which includes some options you won’t likely see anywhere else. They also serve a variety of salads, calzones, hot hoagies and other sandwiches.
Bay Naturals Healthy Market & Kitchen uses only organic and antibiotic-free foods when preparing their meals. Bay Naturals serves breakfast and lunch, and they can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and protein-free diets. Choose from among their quiches, sandwiches and burgers, smoothies and fresh juices, and soups and salads, all prepared to order. You can bring your pup for a meal on the patio, or pick up a carry-out meal. You can also order online.
Sole is a family-owned Italian restaurant with a diverse selection of dishes. Don’t let the modest exterior fool you — Sole is a local favorite for the quality of the food and the family-friendly atmosphere. Satisfy your pasta craving with lasagna or spaghetti, or dig into something more substantial with chicken parmigiana. The menu is primarily composed of familiar Italian classics, but their most popular dish is a linguini malafemina, a seafood medley served over pasta with a choice of sauces that you won’t likely find at other Italian eateries!
The Grumpy Monk will entertain your dog with a bowl of water and a bone while you entertain yourself with their daft beer selection and extensive sushi menu. The restaurant offers an award-winning draft beer selection. They keep 48 craft brews on tap, with an additional rotation of local craft beers. They also offer a substantial assortment of “grub” that is available until 10 p.m. during the week and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re looking for something sweet to top off your meal at the end of the evening, stop at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, where they have ice cream treats for humans and a dog bone sundae for canine customers.
After your meal, you and Fido can head back to The Breakers, relax on your oceanfront balcony, and enjoy the resort’s deluxe accommodations and gracious service.