Walk through the doors and back in time at this 1950s-themed diner on North Myrtle Beach’s famed Ocean Drive. Just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and the beach clubs that made shag dancing popular in the ‘50s, and still do today. Serving three meals a day in this hot spot has made Hot Diggity Diner a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.
Get ready to feast beach-style at this old-school diner, where the food is hot, fast and fattening, aka delicious. Start your day with a stack of Hot Diggity’s famous Big Fat Cinnamon Bun, PB&J Pancakes or a skillet-sized omelet with your choice of ingredients. But the grease really starts flowing at lunch and dinner time, when thick and juicy hamburgers topped with a long list options and hand-cut fries are sizzling on the grill and in the fryer. The brave and hungry can take the Bomb Diggity Challenge, a monstrous portion of six burgers and fries that must be consumed in an hour. Hot Diggity also offers a wide range of sandwiches, including reubens, po boys and Philly cheesesteaks, and endless list of things to fry – onion rings, green tomatoes and pickles. Blue-plate specials are available for those hungry for some comfort food, and the foot-long coneys, topped with mustard, onion, chili and slaw, are the main attraction. The lineup of desserts, ice cream sundaes and cold beverages are good enough reasons to stroll up from the beach for a break from the heat.
First-time visitors may feel like they’ve stumbled into a rerun of “Happy Days” at this retro-‘50s diner, complete with a juke box and soda counter. Picnic tables on the covered front porch and the clean, air-conditioned interior provide nice escapes from the heat. The walls are lined with old photos of the OD section of North Myrtle Beach and beachgoers and shaggers from years gone by.