Myrtle Beach Ranks Among Top Spots for Boardwalk Eats

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The first boardwalk in the U.S. was built in Atlantic City in 1870, and since then, the popular strolling, shopping, playing and, of course, eating locales have transitioned to be an important destination in our cultural imagination.

There’s something that’s just so satisfyingly summery about strolling on a boardwalk, especially when you’re hungry. Corn dogs, ice cream, cotton candy, we all know the list of favorite boardwalk bites is long.

In honor of another summer well underway, USA Today recently compiled a list of the top 25 boardwalks in the U.S. and ranked them in order of the best Boardwalk food. And…Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade made the list at number 12!

Myrtle Beach’s 1.2-mile-long boardwalk opened to great fanfare in 2010, and has since been widely recognized as one of the top boardwalks in the country. Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Travel put our boardwalk in the top three in the country. For USA Today’s food list, Peaches Corner was mentioned as the go-to spot for your classic boardwalk fare.

Peaches Corner, which has been an Ocean Boulevard staple for 75 years—since before Myrtle Beach was even incorporated as a city—serves up boardwalk faves, including plenty of hot dogs and burgers. Menu “standouts” include the catfish on the corner, which includes fried catfish with fries, slaw and hushpuppies and “The Bruiser,” a massive footlong dog that’s served bacon wrapped and piled high with chili, onions and cheese.

The boardwalk is currently undergoing and expansion that will take it north to connect Banditos, a Mexican restaurant that opened on the oceanfront in August 2012.  The expanded section of the boardwalk is anticipated to open by the end of July, so we expect even more exposure for the Myrtle Beach boardwalk in the future!

Posted 6/21/13