Top Four Myrtle Beach Pizza Places

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You know what they say about pizza: Even when it’s bad, it’s good.

Well, we’re just not sure we agree. When you’re in Myrtle Beach on vacation, you want everything to be awesome. You’re away from home and treating yourself, so why not just get the good stuff?

That’s why we’ve surveyed some expert locals to find the best of the best … the cream of the crust … the toppings of the … Well, you know what we mean.

Here’s what our un-scientific survey turned up for the best pizza places in Myrtle Beach:

1. Ultimate California Pizza

There’s nothing wrong with a plain ole pepperoni pizza—and you can get one at Ultimate California Pizza. But if you want something a little different than the usual pizzeria fare, you’re in for a treat. Try the rosemary whole wheat crust or the Thai Chile sauce—there’s even a delicious creamy blue cheese sauce that’s great with a buffalo-chicken, hot wing-style pizza. You can even get a lite works pizza with low fat cheese and loads of veggies, if that’s what you’re into.

Or just get the pepperoni. It’s really good. Best yet, there are UCP locations all along the grand strand.

2. Scatori’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Scatori’s is two restaurants in one. On one side, you can get a delicious, higher-end Italian meal. Think prosciutto-wrapped veal and shrimp or candied walnut crusted chicken.  But the other side of Scatori’s is a pizzeria with some of the best New York style pizza in town, with Boar’s Heads meats and cheeses. Try the seafood supreme with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and roasted garlic with your choice of white or red sauce. Seriously delicious.

3. Michael’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill

Michael’s is one of those spots you could find yourself overlooking, but don’t be fooled by the no-frills exterior. It’s got great pizzas—both by the pie and by the slice. Don’t expect too much tom-foolery with your ingredients though. For the most part, you’ll find tried-and-true favorites executed well, with a couple of stuffed pizzas thrown in for good measure. Michaels’ menu is also rounded out with pasta and Italian entrees, paninis and desserts—including Italian favorites cannoli and tiramisu.

4. Mellow Mushroom

This pizza chain is well known for its psychedelic-leaning décor and out-there pizza choices, such as the Philosopher’s Pie, with olive oil, grilled steak, Portobello mushrooms and artichoke hearts; or the Thai Dye with grilled curried chicken, basil and cucumbers. It’s all pretty delicious, as are the salads, hoagies and calzones. But be warned, between the dining room, the sizable bar and the patio, the Myrtle Beach Mellow Mushroom location sees plenty of visitors, so if you go during peak dinner hours in the summer, you may end up waiting.

Share your tips! What’s your favorite Myrtle Beach pizza place? Share your vote in the Myrtle Beach travel forum.

Posted 5/11/13