With the days warming up and becoming longer, restaurants and businesses are opening up out of their off-season like flowers greeting the sun. One such popular restaurant is the Pier House Restaurant that is part of the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach.
Part tourist and tackle shop, part restaurant and bar, there is quite a collection of things visitors can accomplish, all before even making it to the pier. The second floor, accessible by both stairs and elevator, is where the shop and restaurant are located, plus where guests can reach the pier.
One more floor up houses the open air bar and lounge.
The restaurant itself isn’t too large, but the huge windows that offer a view of the ocean no matter where you sit help it feel spacious and cheerful. Being open through the entire day with appropriate menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner means the Pier House stays pretty steadily busy. This can only be expected to increase as the Grand Strand marches closer to summer.
The breakfast menu of course has the good stuff, like omelets, pancakes, and grits. For lunch and dinner there are sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Dinner also has some entrees such as seafood platters, pasta, and ribeye.
To begin a meal, enjoy one of the dips or sharable dishes like their Lowcountry Eggrolls that come stuffed with chicken, ham, cheddar grits, and collard greens along with a side of peach chutney. While this appetizer is only two eggrolls, they are large and really packed with ingredients. The peach chutney adds a sweet tang to this southern fusion dish.
Being an ocean view restaurant means there is seafood aplenty, with a few options for those who prefer chicken or beef. Entrees come with a side (and at dinner, a salad as well) so customers can enjoy fries or fruit or even rice and beans with their meal.
The Georgetown Grouper Reuben is pan seared grouper on rye along with kraut and melted Swiss cheese, plus Thousand Island dressing. The multitude of flavors worked well together and the crunchy bread juxtaposed the tender fish and the crisp kraut very well. It was easy to tell the fish was fresh too, making the experience all the more enjoyable.
Having only opened up for the season at the beginning of the month, Pier House Restaurant may not have all the manpower they need just yet. Not every table was filled yet there were employees rushing around, trying to take care of everyone. Some tables still ended up waiting for a while, but in that time they can enjoy the view. Plus, once the food order goes to the kitchen, it doesn’t take long at all for the talented chefs to prepare the dishes.
No doubt this popular restaurant will become even busier and work hard to keep guests content like they have done for years before. With a wonderful view and delicious food (and a fantastic location), Pier House Restaurant will no doubt continue to reel in customers.
If you eat
What | Pier House Restaurant
Where | 110 North Ocean Boulevard
Hours | 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Information | secondavenuepier.com/restaurant, 843-445-7437