Best of the Beach

Best of the Beach results: 2016 winners

24-hour restaurant

  • Waffle House, FIRST PLACE
  • Denny's, FINALIST

Annual Event/Festival

  • Blue Crab Festival, FIRST PLACE
  • Carolina Country Music Festival, FINALIST
  • Night of A Thousand Candles - Brookgreen Gardens, FINALIST

Assisted Living Center

  • Brightwater, FIRST PLACE
  • Myrtle Beach Manor, FINALIST
  • Reflections Assisted Living, FINALIST


  • Broadway at the Beach, FIRST PLACE
  • Family Kingdom, FINALIST
  • Ripley's Aquarium, FINALIST

Auto Body Shop

  • Evans Family Collision, FIRST PLACE
  • Fender Mender, FINALIST
  • Socastee Automotive, FINALIST

Auto Dealer

  • East Coast Honda/VW, FIRST PLACE
  • Beach Auto Group, FINALIST
  • Sparks Toyota, FINALIST


  • Pawleys Island Bakery, FIRST PLACE
  • Benjamin's Bakery, FINALIST
  • Croissants Bistro and Bakery, FINALIST


  • Dead Dog Saloon, FIRST PLACE
  • Handley's Pub & Grub, FINALIST
  • On the 1/2 Shell, FINALIST

Barber shop

  • Woody's Barber Shop, FIRST PLACE
  • Enoch's Barber Center, FINALIST
  • Hairazors, FINALIST

Beach Bar

  • Bummz Beach Cafe, FIRST PLACE
  • Coconuts Tiki Bar, FINALIST
  • Ocean Annie's, FINALIST

Biker Bar

  • Beaver Bar, FIRST PLACE
  • Ian's on the Waterway, FINALIST
  • Suck Bang Blow, FINALIST

Breakfast Place

  • Eggs Up Grill, FIRST PLACE
  • Golden Egg, FINALIST
  • Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery, FINALIST

Bridal Boutique

  • Little White Dress, FIRST PLACE
  • Amanda's Collection, FINALIST
  • Fancy Frocks, FINALIST

Chinese Restaurant

  • PF Changs, FIRST PLACE
  • Lucky Panda, FINALIST
  • New China Buffet, FINALIST

Coffee Shop

  • Starbucks, FIRST PLACE
  • Dunkin Donuts, FINALIST
  • Second Cup, FINALIST

Computer Repair Shop

  • Just Ask Hal Computer Repair, FIRST PLACE
  • The Geek Squad, FINALIST
  • True Blue Computers, FINALIST

Cosmetic Surgery/MedSpa

  • Carolina Coastal Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, FIRST PLACE
  • DermaVogue, FINALIST
  • The Facial Aesthetic Center, FINALIST

Cupcake Shop

  • Coccadotts Cake Shop, FIRST PLACE
  • Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery, FINALIST
  • Le Cupcake Cafe, FINALIST

Day Care Center

  • Palmetto Preschool and Learning Center, FIRST PLACE
  • Creative Beginnings, FINALIST
  • Risen Christ Lutheran, FINALIST

Day Spa

  • Lazy Daisy, FIRST PLACE
  • Coastal Holistics, FINALIST
  • Massage Envy, FINALIST

Dental Office

  • Myrtle Beach Dental Associates, FIRST PLACE
  • Dunes Dental Services, FINALIST
  • Glenns Bay Dental Associates, FINALIST

Dog Grooming Service

  • Angel Pets, FIRST PLACE
  • Annie's Groomin' Tails, FINALIST
  • Bubbles and Fluff, FINALIST

Donut Shop

  • Krispy Kreme, FIRST PLACE
  • Donut Man, FINALIST
  • Dunkin Donuts, FINALIST

Dry Cleaner

  • SunShine Cleaners, FIRST PLACE
  • Lapels, FINALIST
  • Royal Cleaners, FINALIST

Early-Bird Special

  • Gulfstream Cafe, FIRST PLACE
  • Miyabi, FINALIST
  • Texas Roadhouse - Garden City, FINALIST

Farmers Market

  • Surfside Beach , FIRST PLACE
  • Lee's Farmers Market, FINALIST
  • The Market Common, FINALIST

Financial Institution

  • Conway National Bank, FINALIST
  • Wells Fargo, FINALIST

Fine Dining Restaurant

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, FIRST PLACE
  • Frank's Restaurant and Bar, FINALIST
  • New York Prime, FINALIST

Fitness Trainer

  • Ashley Spalding - Wicked Fitness, FIRST PLACE
  • Molly Piercy - Finish Strong Bootcamp, FINALIST
  • Nikki Schaffer - Fitness Edge, FINALIST


  • Flowers by Richard, FIRST PLACE
  • Kings Florist, FINALIST
  • Lazelle's Flower Shop, FINALIST

Furniture Store

  • Garden City Furniture, FIRST PLACE
  • Rooms to Go, FINALIST
  • Seaside Furniture Gallery & Accents, FINALIST

Golf Course

  • Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, FIRST PLACE
  • Legends, FINALIST
  • The Dunes Club, FINALIST

Grocery Store

  • Publix, FIRST PLACE
  • Kroger, FINALIST
  • Lowes Foods, FINALIST

Gym/Fitness Facility

  • Planet Fitness, FIRST PLACE
  • Core Fitness, FINALIST
  • Wicked Fitness, FINALIST

Hair Salon

  • Laura & Company Hair Salon, FIRST PLACE
  • Glitter & Gray Salon, FINALIST
  • Mirage Hair Studio, FINALIST

Happy Hour

  • Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery, FIRST PLACE
  • Chuck's Steakhouse, FINALIST
  • The Grumpy Monk, FINALIST

Heating/Air Conditioning Service

  • Swift Services Heating & Cooling, FIRST PLACE
  • Carolina Cool, FINALIST
  • One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, FINALIST

Home Supplies or Appliances

  • Lowes Home Improvement, FIRST PLACE
  • Home Depot, FINALIST
  • Sears, FINALIST


  • DR Horton, FIRST PLACE
  • Creekside Custom Homes, FINALIST
  • Flagship Construction, FINALIST


  • Grand Strand Health, FIRST PLACE
  • Conway Medical Center, FINALIST
  • Tidelands Health, FINALIST


  • Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes, FIRST PLACE
  • Hampton Inn Oceanfront, FINALIST
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, FINALIST

Italian Restaurant

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill, FIRST PLACE
  • Angelo's Steak and Pasta, FINALIST
  • Ciao!, FINALIST


  • Tamroc Kennels, FIRST PLACE
  • A Dog's Way Inn, FINALIST
  • Camp Bow Wow, FINALIST

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

  • Friendly's, FIRST PLACE
  • Bar-B-Que House, FINALIST
  • Chick-fil-A, FINALIST

Law Office

  • Murray Law Offices, FIRST PLACE
  • Dunes Law Firm, FINALIST
  • Neill Law Firm, FINALIST

Limousine/Private Transportation Company

  • SB Limousine, FIRST PLACE
  • Extreme Limousines, FINALIST
  • Ritz Limousines, FINALIST

Liquor Store

  • Green's Warehouse Discount Beverages, FIRST PLACE
  • Owen's Liquors, FINALIST
  • Pavilion Discount Beverage, FINALIST

Live Entertainment Theater

  • Alabama Theatre, FIRST PLACE
  • Pirates Voyage, FINALIST
  • The Carolina Opry, FINALIST

Local Band

  • Tru Sol, FIRST PLACE
  • Jim Quick and the Coastline Band, FINALIST
  • Paul Grimshaw Band, FINALIST

Local Car Wash

  • Detrick's Premier Car Wash, FIRST PLACE
  • Clearwater Car Wash, FINALIST
  • Sparkle Car Wash, FINALIST

Manicure/Nail Shop

  • Royal Nails, FIRST PLACE
  • CC Nails, FINALIST
  • L.A. Nails, FINALIST

Mattress Retailer

  • Mattress Firm, FIRST PLACE
  • Bed Man, FINALIST
  • Mattress ZZZ's, FINALIST

Medical Clinic, Group or Office

  • Young Talkers, FIRST PLACE
  • Carolina Health Specialists, FINALIST
  • Inlet Medical Associates, FINALIST

Mexican Restaurant

  • El Cerro Grande, FIRST PLACE
  • Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, FINALIST
  • Habaneros, FINALIST

Movie Theater

  • Grand 14 at The Market Common, FIRST PLACE
  • Carmike Colonial 12, FINALIST
  • Cinmark at Coastal Grand Mall, FINALIST

Oil Change/Tire service

  • Tire Town, FIRST PLACE
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care, FINALIST
  • Mason's Tire & Auto Services, FINALIST

Outdoor Dining Spot

  • Dead Dog Saloon, FIRST PLACE
  • Conch Cafe, FINALIST
  • Patio's Tiki Bar & Grill, FINALIST

Pest Control Service

  • Lanes Professional Pest Elimination, FIRST PLACE
  • Strand Termite & Pest Control, FINALIST
  • Terminix, FINALIST

Pet Service/Supplies

  • PetSmart, FIRST PLACE
  • Pet Galley, FINALIST
  • Petco, FINALIST


  • Joe Carr, FIRST PLACE
  • Gene Ho, FINALIST
  • Scott Smallin, FINALIST


  • Garden City Pier, FIRST PLACE
  • Second Ave Pier, FINALIST
  • Surfside Pier, FINALIST

Place for a Burger

  • River City Cafe, FIRST PLACE
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries, FINALIST
  • Hamburger Joe's, FINALIST

Place for a Hotdog

  • Sam's Corner, FIRST PLACE
  • Costco, FINALIST
  • Sonic, FINALIST

Place for a Salad

  • California Dreaming, FIRST PLACE
  • Carolina Roadhouse, FINALIST
  • King Street Grille, FINALIST

Place for Bagels

  • Big Apple Bagels, FIRST PLACE
  • Benjamin's Bakery, FINALIST
  • Jersey Bagels & Subs, FINALIST

Place for Barbecue

  • Bar-B-Que House, FIRST PLACE
  • Little Pigs Barbecue, FINALIST
  • Prosser's Barbecue, FINALIST

Place for Brunch

  • Sea Captains House, FIRST PLACE
  • Chestnut Hill, FINALIST
  • Gulfstream Cafe, FINALIST

Place for Dessert

  • Collectors Cafe, FIRST PLACE
  • Croissants Bistro and Bakery, FINALIST
  • The Melting Pot, FINALIST

Place for French Fries

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries, FIRST PLACE
  • BurgerFi, FINALIST
  • River City Cafe, FINALIST

Place for Hot Wings

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, FIRST PLACE
  • Fat Jacks Wings and Things, FINALIST
  • Wild Wing Cafe, FINALIST

Place for Hushpuppies

  • Drunken Jack's, FIRST PLACE
  • Dead Dog Saloon, FINALIST
  • Lee's Inlet Kitchen, FINALIST

Place for Ice Cream

  • Meyer's Ice Cream, FIRST PLACE
  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream, FINALIST
  • Painter's Homemade Ice Cream, FINALIST

Place for Live Music

  • Dead Dog Saloon, FIRST PLACE
  • House of Blues, FINALIST
  • The Boathouse, FINALIST

Place for Margaritas

  • El Cerro Grande, FIRST PLACE
  • Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, FINALIST
  • Nacho Hippo, FINALIST

Place for Nachos

  • Nacho Hippo, FIRST PLACE
  • El Cerro Grande, FINALIST
  • Margaritaville, FINALIST

Place for Pancakes

  • Cracker Barrel, FINALIST
  • Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery, FINALIST

Place for Pizza

  • Ultimate California Pizza, FIRST PLACE
  • Mellow Mushroom, FINALIST
  • Surfside Pizza, FINALIST

Place for Ribs

  • Damons Grill, FIRST PLACE
  • Sticky Fingers, FINALIST
  • Texas Roadhouse - Garden City, FINALIST

Place for Seafood

  • Lee's Inlet Kitchen, FIRST PLACE
  • Drunken Jack's, FINALIST
  • Sea Captain's House, FINALIST

Place for Steak

  • Angelo's Steak and Pasta, FIRST PLACE
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, FINALIST
  • Texas Roadhouse - Garden City, FINALIST

Place for Subs

  • Jersey Mike's Subs, FIRST PLACE
  • Firehouse Subs, FINALIST
  • Subway, FINALIST

Place for Sushi

  • King Kong Sushi, FIRST PLACE
  • Miyabi Japanese Steak & Seafood House, FINALIST

Rainy Day Amusement Venue

  • Ripley's Aquarium, FIRST PLACE
  • Fun Warehouse, FINALIST
  • WonderWorks, FINALIST

Real Estate Agency

  • Dunes Realty, FIRST PLACE
  • Beach Realty Group, FINALIST
  • ReMax Southern Shores, FINALIST

Real Estate Agent

  • Dan Brown - Sloan Realty Group, FIRST PLACE
  • Bobby Street - Garden City Realty, FINALIST
  • Glenda West - KingOne Properties, FINALIST

Restaurant with a View

  • Gulfstream Cafe, FIRST PLACE
  • Damon's Oceanfront, FINALIST
  • Sea Captain's House, FINALIST

Romantic Restaurant

  • The Melting Pot, FIRST PLACE
  • Collector's Cafe, FINALIST
  • Gulfstream Cafe, FINALIST

RV/Camping Facility

  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground, FIRST PLACE
  • Huntington Beach State Park, FINALIST
  • Lakewood Camping Resort, FINALIST

Seafood Buffet

  • Crabby Mikes Seafood, FIRST PLACE
  • Captain George's Seadood Restaurant, FINALIST
  • The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood, FINALIST

Shopping Center/Mall

  • Coastal Grand Mall, FIRST PLACE
  • Tanger Outlets, FINALIST
  • The Market Common, FINALIST

Sports Bar

  • Dagwoods Deli & Sports Bar, FIRST PLACE
  • King Street Grille, FINALIST
  • Oscar's Food & Spirits, FINALIST

Tattoo Artist

  • Joe Winkler - Elite Ink, FIRST PLACE
  • Bobby Lanz - Elite Ink, FINALIST
  • Jessica Fernandez - Myrtle Beach Ink, FINALIST

Tattoo Parlor

  • Elite Ink, FIRST PLACE
  • Hero Tattoos, FINALIST
  • Myrtle Beach Ink, FINALIST

Thrift/Re-sale Store

  • Goodwill, FIRST PLACE
  • Habitat ReStore, FINALIST
  • Once Upon A Child, FINALIST

Vacation Rental Company

  • Dunes Realty, FIRST PLACE
  • Garden City Realty, FINALIST
  • Wholesale Holiday Rentals, FINALIST

Veterinary Hospital/Office

  • Ark Animal Hospital, FIRST PLACE
  • Carolina Forest Veterinary Hospital, FINALIST
  • Murrells Inlet Veterinary Hospital, FINALIST

Wedding Venue

  • Broogreen Gardens, FIRST PLACE
  • Sunnyside Plantation, FINALIST
  • Thompson Farms, FINALIST

Wireless Phone Company

  • Verizon Wireless, FIRST PLACE
  • T-Mobile, FINALIST