USA Today names Myrtle Beach boardwalk food among top in the nation

06/17/2013 6:33 PM

06/17/2013 10:59 PM

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.”

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

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