This seasonal oceanfront café in Garden City specializes in steaks, seafood, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.
Before or after a stroll on the pier, guests can sit out on the deck and enjoy the breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, or grab a table inside and relax in the beach house atmosphere.
From lighter options to larger meals, the menu here offers a nice variety of options all day long.
If you want to feel like you’re out on the islands, start with the Conch Fritters, seasoned and fried bits of meat from the namesake shell. Other Appetizer options include Wings, Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Crab Cake, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, and Grouper Fingers.
Lighter fare includes cups and bowls of homemade soup of the day or She Crab, as well as Shrimp & Pasta Salad, a Seafood Salad (shrimp, scallops, clams), and customizable Garden and Caesar Salads.
The main draw at Conch Café is seafood and steaks, and options range from a Seafood Platter (shrimp, scallops, oysters, flounder, stuffed crab) to Steak Oceanside (8oz Tenderloin topped with shrimp, scallops, asparagus, and hollandaise). Other items include Rib-eye, Prime Rib (on Friday and Saturday), Crab Cakes, Salmon, and Tenderloin.
And the lengthy list of Sandwiches includes a Beach Club Melt (ham, turkey, bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato, mayo), Crab Cake Sandwich, Yardbird Special (chicken, mushrooms, provolone, bun), BBQ Sandwich, Hot Dog, Shrimp or Oyster Po’ Boy, Reuben, and, of course, a Burger with your choice of cheese and toppings like bacon, mushrooms, or jalapenos.
This is a relaxing eatery where smooth is the norm for service and mood. The covered outside deck is great for watching waves or people, and is a perfect place to enjoy some fried seafood. And the building is essentially a beach house, so wherever you end up, you’re sure to have a meal in a setting that is one of the most unique on the Grand Strand.