Those who’ve stopped to grab a bite to eat along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade are eating the 12th best boardwalk food in the nation – according to USA Today.
The food on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk ranked 12th out of 24 boardwalks in the country, according to a list compiled by USA Today, and pointed to Peaches Corner as a go-to spot.
Peaches Corner manager Ryan Cooper said Monday he was excited that the restaurant was named in the USA Today article.
“It’s a real big honor to be named as a spot to go to down here,” he said. “We’ve been here 75 years and we really take pride in that.”
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Peaches Corner, which has been on Ocean Boulevard since before Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a city, is best known for its hot dogs and burgers and N.C. native Patrick McKaughan said he makes a point to grab a foot long every time he comes to town.
“We’ve been eating here for seven years,” he said Monday afternoon as he fished up lunch with his sons. “We take a trip every year when they get out of school and every year we pick a day and go to Peaches Corner. Just me and them. It’s our tradition.”
McKaughan, of Kernersville, N.C., said he was drawn to the history of the establishment.
“It’s a Myrtle Beach original,” he said. “It’s been here basically since Myrtle Beach has been here. It’s a great tradition for me and my kids.”
And while the menu offers a variety of options for your hot dog, both McKaughan and Cooper are traditionalist and prefer the Classic Foot Long with mustard, chili and onion.
“And I usually have a Bud,” McKaughan said as he tipped the last bit of his beer back.
See the full list of boardwalks with the best food, according to USA Today, visit http://usat.ly/164P9Xm.