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Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Situated between Murrells Inlet to the south and Surfside Beach to the north, the community of Garden City straddles Georgetown and Horry counties and is a noticeably different kind of community than its neighbors to the north.

The topography of the Garden City area is the first noticeable deviation from the uninterrupted stretches of sand for which Myrtle Beach is known.  Here great marshes and winding creeks divide the Garden City of the highway from the Garden City of the ocean. The weather at Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach can vary daily and in between seasons so plan and dress accordingly prior to arriving.

On business 17, Garden City share the same attributes of most of the Grand Strand's main tourist thoroughfares - beachwear stores, restaurants, amusement parks and night spots.  Once off the highway, Garden City begins to change significantly.  Driving over the causeway, you'll see glimpses of famed "lowcountry" characteristics.  Flat as a pancake, just a few feet above sea level, you'll witness miles of marsh, sea birds, an alligator or two and once on the peninsula of Garden City you'll feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of the Grand Strand.

Once over the causeway, the small ocean village takes shape with little neighborhood eateries, taverns, souvenir shops, a bait and tackle store and a handful of the typical kinds of things for which southern beaches are famous.  The most predominant feature though is the Garden City Pier.  Free sightseeing for the family along its nearly 700 foot length tempts many to rent a rod and reel and give Pier fishing a try.  The cafe at the pier's end offers lunch and dinner, cocktails and live music most weekend evenings.

Back on land, South Waccamaw Drive, a dead end, runs along the peninsula toward the Marlin Quay Marina, 2 miles down the road.  You'll see endless rows of beach homes and condos that make up the bulk of the residential housing in the community.  At the end of the road, the Gulf Stream Cafe is one of those hidden treasures that, once found, is revisited time and time again.  Not only does the 2-story restaurant boast fine seafood and traditional cuisine, you'll also enjoy the best sunsets on the unobstructed views of the Atlantic and Murrells Inlet, where the sun sets in brilliant form each and every day.

Garden City's spectacular waterfront is often missed when traveling along Hwy 17, as the business section of town runs seamlessly from Murrells Inlet all the way to Surfside.  Watch for the small signs pointing east and make a concerted effort to visit this hidden treasure of the South Strand! Be sure to check out Garden City Beach Rentals provided by Surfside Realty if you are planning to spend more time in Garden City.  Watch for the small signs pointing east and make a concerted effort to visit this hidden treasure of the South Strand!

Belin Memorial United Methodist Church - Creekfront in Murrells Inlet - Murrells Inlet, SC                            843-651-5099         
Chabad Jewish Center - 2803 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC                                                                           843-448-0035      
First United Methodist Church - 901 North Kings Highway,  Myrtle Beach, SC                                              843- 448-7164        
First Baptist Church Surfside Beach - 711 6th Ave N, Surfside Beach, SC                                                   843-238-0206           
First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet - 3890 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC                                                  843-651-1105   
St. Michael Catholic Church - 572 Cypress Avenue,  Garden City, SC                                                         843-651-3737    
Garden City Baptist Church - 501 Pine Ave, Garden City, SC                                                                      843-651-3663        
Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church - 4499 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC                                               843-651-3751         
Myrtle Beach Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 900 62nd Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC                                      843-449-9150 
Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church - Hwy 17 at Pine Rd, Garden City, SC                                             843-651-7377        
Surfside Christian Church - 340 N Azalea Dr , Surfside Beach, SC                                                              843-238-4779 
Christian Church of Myrtle Beach - 1226 Burcale Road, Myrtle Beach, SC                                                  843-236-1121
Surfside Presbyterian Church - 8732 US 17 Bypass , Surfside Beach, SC                                                   843-650-2020      
Surfside United Methodist Church - Hwy 17 at 13th Ave N , Surfside Beach, SC                                          843-238-2734 
Temple Emanu-El Conservative - 406 65th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC                                                           843-449-5552              
Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd - 700 35th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC                                              843-839-3330   
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection - 8901 Hwy 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC                              843-215-4500         
Trinity Presbyterian Church - 2061 Glenns Bay Rd, Surfside Beach, SC                                                     843-650-0313            
Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach - 1270 Surfside Ind. Park, Surfside Beach, SC                                    843-238-8516       
Grand Strand Community Church - 3820 Holmestown Road, Surfside Beach                                              843-650-3878
Grand Strand Church of Christ - 2212 Glenns Bay Road | Surfside Beach, SC                                          843-650-9711      
Kingsway Pentecostal Church - 2407 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC                                            843-448-8042
Christs Church - 310 Prince Creek Parkway, Murrells Inlet, SC843-357-6184
South Strand Assembly of God - 3507 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC   843-651-0152
Church of God Murrells Inlet - 608 Gibson Avenue, Murrells Inlet, SC    843- 651-2577
Risen Christ Lutheran Church - 10595 Highway 17 North, Myrtle Beach, SC  843-272-5845
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church - 4th Avenue North at Maple Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 843-238-8636

BI-LO - 1610 Hwy. 17 South, Surfside Beach - 843-650-4523                          (1.5 miles or 4 minutes from Raspberry Kiss)

Kroger - 2939 Highway 17 S, Garden City - 843-357-4303                               (1.8 miles or 4 minutes from Raspberry Kiss)   

Food Lion - 901 Garden City Connector, Garden City - 843-651-3528            (1.9 miles or 6 minutes from Raspberry Kiss)   

Piggly Wiggly - Bus. Hwy. 17 N @ Glenn, Surfside Beach - 843-232-9814   (3 miles or 8 minutes from RK)     

Wal-Mart - 545 Garden City Connector, Murrells Inlet - 843-357-6560      (1.6 miles or 4 minutes from RK)
Murrells Inlet Seafood - 4886 Hwy 17 Bus S, Murrells Inlet - 843-651-9309   (5 miles or 10 minutes from RK)
Emergency Healthcare/ Hospital

Grand Strand Regional - 809 82nd Parkway (off 17 Bypass), MB - 843-692-1000  (18 miles or 33 minutes from RK)              
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is a 219-bed acute care hospital serving residents and visitors of Horry and surrounding counties.  Our hospital offers the only cardiac surgery program in Horry and Georgetown counties and is also a designated trauma center.

South Strand Ambulatory  - 5050 Highway 17 By-Pass, Surfside Beach - 843-839-1000  ( 8 miles/ 10 minutes from RK)
From minor cuts and scrapes to major illnesses and accidents, South Strand Ambulatory Care Center serves the medical needs of residents and visitors of the South Strand.  Featuring a 24-hour emergency department, laboratory and radiology services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation  and support services, this facility sets the standard for outpatient medical care.

Med Plus Urgent Walk-In Care - 2347 Business 17, Garden City Beach  -  843-357-2443  ( at end of Seabreeze Drive)
Warm, friendly urgent care without the emergency room wait!    TOURISTS ALWAYS WELCOME!  Same-day appointments available and most major insurance accepted!  WALK-IN for all your medical needs: x-ray, EKG, lab, physical exams, osteoporosis, dermatology, allergy, womens care, minor surgery.

Waccamaw Community Hospital - 4070 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells  InletT - 843 652 1000  (5 miles/ 8 minutes from RK)
Waccamaw Community Hospital, the newest hospital to join the Georgetown Hospital Family, opened in Murrells Inlet in November 2002. Waccamaw Community Hospital, an 167-bed facility, accommodates the needs of the population in the fast-growing northern section of the organization's current service area. The four-story building incorporates nearly 236,000 square feet of interior space. Twenty-four hour emergency services, obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and medical/surgical units are available at the hospital. Critical Care Unit features the latest technology with patient/family convenience and comfort. A step-down pediatrics unit is also offered.


Gulfstream Café 1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City                              843-651-8808    
Gulfstream Cafe is the only restaurant on the Grand Strand where you can see the ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other. We are a comfortable and tasteful dining experience unlike any other. Start with a cocktail and enjoy the view from our upstairs bar, or step outdoors onto our deck and watch the sun set across Murrells Inlet. Enjoy low country classics featuring fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. Offering something for everyone: live music, seasonal Oyster Roasts, Sunday brunch and BYOBMB (Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar)!  Try the Grouper Francois or the Low Country Crab Cakes.

Monday - Saturday 4:00pm to Close
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30 | Dinner 2:30 to Close

Sam's Corner       101 Atlantic Ave (At the Pier), Garden City                                                                    843-651-3233

A Garden City institution, located right across from the Garden City Pier, at the end of Atlantic Avenue. Foot long hotdogs, hamburgers, milkshakes and crab cake sandwiches in a diner atmosphere - a bit pricey

Open 24 Hours
-"A South Carolina Tradition
-2010 Voted Best of the Beach by readers of the Sun News. Won this honor for 20 consecutive years.
-Serves Full Breakfast including delicious biscuits which were featured in Dorothea Benton Frank's novel "Pawleys Island"
- We use only the highest quality southern ingredients from our homemade chili and slaw to Dukes mayonnaise and Carolina Pride Hotdogs.

Conch Café 1870 North Waccamaw Dr.,   Garden City                                                       843-651-6556  
A charming oceanfront eatery with an expansive deck where you can see the ocean from every seat in the house. Featuring a variety of seafood dishes and sandwiches, with delectable prime rib, Pasta Primavera with Shrimp and a truly amazing frozen drink list that makes you feel like you're lounging in the tropics.


Bubba's Fish Shack         16 S. Ocean Blvd., Surfside, SC                                843-232-9798

If you are tired of the endless mediocre seafood buffets and hunger for some serious down home coastal cookin', come on in to Bubba's Fish Shack in Surfside Beach. Bubba's is the perfect place to take the kids, your golf buddies, or your best gal for a great meal. Featuring fresh catch specials, BBQ ribs, tasty sandwiches, burgers, and huge salads, as well as delectable Calabash style fried fish, shrimp, and oysters. Try the fried pickle nickels or buffalo shrimp. Great lunch specials. Bring the family on down and see what the fuss is all about.

River City Café               11 South Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach                                                            843-651-1104    
With peanut shells on the floors, this fun café is an old favorite with the locals. Absolutely the best burgers on the beach, homemade french fries and onion rings, plus the freshest salads, sandwiches and more! Lunch and dinner, inside and out! Has been called “one of the best places in the nation to take the kids” by USA Today, and voted “Best of the Beach.” 

Crabby Mikes     290 Highway 17N,  Surfside Beach                                   843-238-3524

For over seventeen years, Crabby Mike have offered over 120 items of the freshest foods available on their all you can eat seafood buffet, guaranteeing unbeatable service, an atmosphere and dining experience that will not be found anywhere else along the GRAND STRAND. They also offer chicken, prime rib, pasta, ribs and a wonderful soup and salad bar.


Lee's Inlet Kitchen    4460 Business Highway 17    Murrells Inlet, SC                                                      843-651-2881     
The best of low country cooking.  Lee's Inlet Kitchen was voted #1 for "Lowcountry Dining" by Beach TV. This favorite of locals and visitors alike has been owned and operated by the same family for 63 years. The menu features seafood, steaks and chicken, as well as fare for senior citizens and children. Try the award winning she-crab soup, hushpuppies & honey butter and the fried seafood platter. Be sure to get there early, as there is quite a wait in the summer.

Divine Fish House3993 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet                              843-651-5800

The Divine Fish House has garnered high praise from a veritable who's who of regional and national publications. The food is large reason for the place's popular appeal.  This stylish, award winning bistro features a sushi bar, aged beef and seafood. Southern cuisine plus Asian influenced dishes make for some exceptional chef specialties. The place's atmosphere also receives high marks.  If it's nice  out, ask for a table on their deck – the view is terrific.  Reservations suggested.

Drunken Jack's         4031 Hwy 17, Business, Murrells Inlet                                                                843-651-2044   
Set sail with seafood specialties, chicken, steaks, and great waterfront views. Right on the water, this casual restaurant offers very fresh  (right off the boat) grilled, blackened or sauteed seafood. Other interesting dishes include calamari, frogs legs, oyster stew, she crab soup and conch fritters. For the landlubber, they offer steaks, prime rib and chicken. Leave room for the Black Joke pie, a truly serious dessert. Enjoy their waterfront deck! 

Bovine's3979 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet                                 843.651.2888

Wood Fired Specialties - This award winning waterfront eatery is located at picturesque Wahoo's Marina offering choice wood-fired steaks, fresh local seafood, wood oven pizzas and an extraordinary selection of unique dishes.  Voted by USA Today and Southern Living,one of the ‘South’s Finest Restaurants’.

Wahoo's                               3993 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet                                                             843.651.5800

Wahoo's Raw Bar & Marina takes you to a tropical paradise of dreams. Wahoo's features an open-air Tiki Bar with beautiful waterfalls and is known for its frozen libations, ice- cold beer and lively nightlife. Stop by and feast on fresh seafood, creative appetizers, as well as other delicious items. Relax in a tropical setting listening to a waterfall, feel the ocean breeze and watch the sunset with family and friends.

Dead Dog Saloon                  4079 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet                                                          843.651-0664      
The Dead Dog Saloon has established a reputation around the world for serving spectacular food inside in their spacious dining rooms or outside at their waterfront bar and massive deck.  Situated along the Marsh Walk, you’ll enjoy breathtaking inlet views, hear live music nightly and enjoy late–night food service. The “live music Mecca” of Murrells Inlet.

Spuds                                          4123 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet                                                 843-651-9987   
Spud’s Waterfront Dining is located on the southern-most end of the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Spud’s showcases the most stunning view on the entire Grand Strand of  South Carolina.  Treat yourself to superior service, superb seafood, and spirits in our main dining room, picturesque bar or our spacious outside deck, all of which overlook a marina and the beautiful waters of Murrells Inlet.

Bliss                                           4606 Hwy 17 business,  Murrells Inlet, SC                                 843-282-6737

This upscale bistro has a nice hunting lodge feel and features a diverse menu that changes with the seasons. The bar area is great for happy hour and is the perfect place to enjoy a nice glass of wine. Try their Wedge salad, the Braised Short Ribs and the always tasty Creme Brulee sampler. Be sure to make reservations, there's usually a packed house no matter what day of the week.

Capt Daves Dockside                 4037 Hwy 17 Busniess, Myrtle Beach, SC                                           843.651.5850

Take in views of the entire Inlet as you dine on seafood favorites, steaks and much more. Serving the finest steak and seafood for 30 years.
Southern Living Magazine says, At Daves Dockside Restaurant, you could point at the menu with your eyes closed and be assured of a culinary treat.
The Travel Channel said:  Best warefront atmosphere... and the pan crusted grouper is devine.

Creek Ratz                                     4065 Hwy 17 Business,  Murrells Inlet, SC                                           843.661.5100
Creek Ratz Restaurant and Bar with its rustic nautical atmosphere, spectacular views of the Murrells Inlet waterfront and both indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, has something for the entire family.  Children will enjoy our kids corner where they can draw on the chalkboard walls, or just relax in a bean bag and watch TV.  With reasonable prices, a full raw bar, fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, pizza, children's menu, daily happy hour, live entertainment, the coldest drinks, and plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sporting events, its easy to see why Creek Ratz is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. This casual inlet spot is a great place to snack on appetizers such as fried pickles, fried okra, and peel and eat shrimp. They also have juicy burgers, fried seafood baskets, sandwiches, wraps and wings.

Flos Place                                          3797 Hwy. 17 Business – Murrells Inlet, SC                      843.651.7222

I know you’re gonna love Flo’s Place. For over 30 years my family has been serving up waterfront feasts. From fresh seafood to juicy steaks, we have something for everyone. You might want to try some of our New Orleans styled specialties. Flo was born and raised in The Big Easy and bayou cooking was in her soul. If the dish didn’t get rave reviews from the family, it never made it into the restaurant.  I know your meal will be memorable and that you will join the ranks of many Flo’s Place regulars who call Flo’s Place their own special spot at the beach. Flo’s is “a nice place to hang your hat” and we hope you decide to hang yours here too.


Angelos                                 2011 S. Kings Hwy,  Myrtle Beach, SC                           843.626.2800

Welcome to Angelo’s Steak & Pasta, home of  “The Greatest Steaks in the Universe” and the Grand Strand’s Finest “All-You-Can-Eat” Italian Buffet. For over 30 years, Angelos has had a fiercely devoted following from the locals in Myrtle Beach and for good reason; they serve 50,000 steaks a year and most people you ask will say they are the best steaks in town, period.  We offer a full menu as well as two separate buffets, a full list of appetizers, full bar, earlybird menu, nightly specials and the best and most tastiest desserts on the strand. All of our entrees including the buffet is authentic family Italian recipes with our own personal touch. Come see what everybody is talking about. Our Chicken Marsala is to die for.... Our Steaks are cut on premise and perfectly aged, seasoned and served on a hot, sizzling platter. You will hear the steak before you see it. Try it with our Garlic - Bleu Cheese Butter for a delicious twist. Try the amazing Fettucine Alfredo, and be wowed by tableside magicians!  Many original dishes on our menu can only be found at Angelo’s Steak & Pasta in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We are located at 2011 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach. We are open for Dinner daily (seasonal hours) with our Earlybird Buffet from 4-6pm daily. We look forward to serving you. Groups Large and Small Welcome

Margaritaville     1114 Celebrity Circle • Myrtle Beach                            843-448-5455

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting. There is something for everyone at Margaritaville from the Tiki Room to the Euphoria docked outside. After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform every night of the week.

Chestnut Hill9922 Hwy 17 Business, Myrtle Beach                              843.449.3984

A great blend of lowcountry favorites and chef specialties, overlooking a scenic lake. Don't miss their amazing Sunday brunch, which has won pretty much every award there is. Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach.

Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood    9593 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach                  843 449-0821

A landmark of the Grand Strand, The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood serves fresh local seafood daily. Our award-winning buffet is world-famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to cooking seafood Calabash style, which is lightly battered and deep-fried. If great food and a good time are what you're craving, then you've found the place. So sail on in for the adventures of a true nautical dining experience, and save room for an abundance of sensational food and memories. Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood is the largest Calabash seafood restaurant in the world with a spectacular 170 item seafood buffet that is sure to please everyone in your party.

The Parson's Table                                 4305 McCorsley Ave, Hwy 17 N, Little River                     843-249-3702

The award-winning Parson's Table, housed in a former church, offers true fine dining in an atmosphere of elegance and intimacy. Beautiful stained glass windows dot the interior.  We have  tried numerous items on the menu and they have all been out of this world!  Try their cornbread encrusted flounder  - you will not be sorry!  Our favorite restaurant on the Grand Strand!!

Other Choices for your Dining Decisions

Domino's Pizza -  Surfside Beach  -  843-238-8500/ 843-357-4030
The Ultimate California Pizza - Surfside Beach - 843- 477-8282  
Papa John's - Garden City/Murrells Inlet - 843-357-6400 
Pizza Hut -  Surfside Beach - 843-357-6400
Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries - 804 Inlet Square Dr, Garden City  Phone: 843-651-9973 
Surfside Jenny's - 1013 Glenns Bay Rd - Surfside Beach    (843) 238-5366
Outback Steakhouse - 3270 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet - 843-651-0080
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill - 3256 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet -  843-357-1938 
TGI Friday's - 3202 Us-17, Murrells Inlet - 843-651-8888
Texas Roadhouse - 3037 Hwy 17 Business  - Murrells Inlet - 843-357-3245 
Bonefish Grill - 8703 Highway 17 Bypass S., Surfside Beach - 843 - 215-4374  
Cracker Barrel -  Hwy 17 S Bypass, Murrells Inlet - 843-357-4372    
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant - 931 Garden City Connector, Garden City Beach -  843-651-7101/4772 


Omega Pancake House - 1617 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, South Carolina  -   843-238-5292
Benjamin's Bagels & Donuts - 531 US 17 S , Surfside Beach, SC - 843-238-2922
Garden City House of Pancakes - 2908 South Hwy 17, Garden City -    843-651-2200
Golden Egg Pancake House - 415 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach - 843-238-4923
Plantation Pancake House - 1150 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach -  843-238-1690


Myrtle Beach Dining:

From white-tablecloth fine dining to seafood-shack takeout, the Myrtle Beach area’s 1,800+ restaurants truly offer something for every taste.  The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with its lineup of world-famous seafood is just across the water from Garden City Beach, and the new Market Common district is just up the road from Surfside Beach.  From one end of the Grand Strand to the other, you’ll find an array of dining choices like nowhere else.


CVS Pharmacy 3710 Hwy 17 Bypass - Murrells Inlet -      843-651-8975                       (4 miles or 10 minutes from RK)
   601 Hwy 17 North -     Surfside Beach - 843-238-5628       (3 miles or 10 minutes from RK)

Walgreens -          2872 Hwy 17 S. (at Atlantic) Garden City - 843-357-3985     (2 miles or  5 minutes from RK)

Kroger Pharmacy - 2939 S Hwy17 ( at Atlantic Ave) - Garden City - 843-357-4300       (1.8 miles or  5 minutes from RK)