There are more than 3 billion pizzas eaten in the United States alone each year, and Myrtle Beach South Carolina restaurants do their share to keep that number growing.
Pizza shops along the Grand Strand are a couple of bodies of water away from Italy, but feature the same fresh toppings and ingredients that make it one of the favorites around the world.
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Whether you want a plain ol’ cheese pie or a gourmet creation of extravagant ingredients, the next time you visit Myrtle Beach SC, there is a pizza place for you.
Thin crust, deep dish, thick crust and even whole wheat varieties are available in many of the pizza restaurants along the Grand Strand.
Narrowing the list down to the top 11 almost doesn’t do justice to the plethora of mouth-watering pizza options you can get in the Myrtle Beach area.
Nevertheless, here are 11 of the staff’s favorites sure to satisfy any appetite without breaking the family’s vacation budget.
We’d love to hear your favorite as well to see if it makes the list next year.
Ducati’s Pizzeria & Trattoria
Ducati’s Pizzeria and Trattoria has an amazing selection of perfectly prepared Italian fare that is hard to pass up. But for a pizza lover, this place is a one-in-a-kind find. New York style, thin-crust pizza covered in your favorite toppings or in a variety of flavors. We recommend the Lasagna Pizza, which is going to rock your world.
960 Cipriana Dr B4, Myrtle Beach; (843) 839-5373; PizzaMyrtleBeach.com
Baked to perfection and always piping hot, this pizza restaurant has been a favorite in North Myrtle Beach for years. Build your own, or choose the house special with hamburger, pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and mushrooms. Loads of other dishes as well.
219 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach ; (843) 249-0748; BasilsPizzaCherryGrove.com
Michael’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill
Thin crust and perfectly seasoned sauce make Michael’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill a sure-fire treat near downtown Myrtle Beach. Eat in, carry out or have it delivered.
1701 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach; (843) 448-0344; MichaelsPizzaMBSC.com
Ultimate California Pizza
Ultimate California Pizza’s gourmet pizzas, choices of crusts and tantalizing sauces make this chain a favorite not only with tourists, but locals in Myrtle Beach SC. There are numerous locations, four to be exact, throughout the Myrtle Beach area, including The Market Common area, Garden City, and one with a huge arcade on Restaurant Row.
2500 N Kings Hwy C, Myrtle Beach; (843) 626-8900; UltimateCaliforniaPizza.com
Scatori’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
The fancier side of the Italian restaurant features succulent, fine dining dishes, and the pizza follows suit. Fresh, hot and baked to perfection.
1399 S Commons Dr, Myrtle Beach; (843) 650-3370; Scatoris.com
Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza, Pasta
Pizza at Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza, Pasta is cooked to perfection in a brick oven to give it that amazing crunch and flavor. While there, be sure to also try the meatballs.
1598 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 272-1414; BenitosNMB.com
Chris’ Pizza and Pub
Chris’ Pizza and Pub is the perfect place to catch live sports action while enjoying a tasty pizza, sandwich, burger, wings or other Italian entree.
170 Surfrider Blvd, Longs; (843) 399-5665; ChrisPizzaAndPub.com
Aromas Pizza, Pasta, Subs
Aromas Pizza, Pasta, Subs prepares their pizza true to form in their traditional Northeastern style, providing a unique and authentic taste unlike any other on the Grand Strand.
1401 Coventry Rd, Myrtle Beach; (843) 748-0388; AromasPizza.com
Fun, unique and a great place to watch some sports, there are locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach that are a guaranteed good time for the family.
Myrtle Beach location: 1571 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach; (843) 444-1122; MellowMushroom.com
North Myrtle Beach location: 1101 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 273-0595; MellowMushroom.com
Putter’s Pub in North Myrtle Beach is an easygoing bar on a casual golf resort serving burgers & brick-oven pizza amid 20+ TVs airing sports.
5183 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 390-3227; PuttersPub.com
Capriccio Restaurant & Pizzeria
Capriccio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria offers fantastic pizza and pasta, and sits in a convenient location near downtown Myrtle Beach.
1285 38th Ave N, Myrtle Beach; (843) 445-7100; CapriccioOn38th.com
There are many more amazing pizza places in the Myrtle Beach SC area, each with a unique flavor and sure to please every critic in the family. We encourage you to tell us your favorite pizza place around Myrtle Beach so all the readers can get a good flavor of what’s available. Let us know who we might have missed so we can try them before revising this list next year.