A fun mural on the wall and bright blue paint might grab your attention when passing by this small restaurant in North Myrtle Beach, but it would be the food to have you coming back.
Babaka’s Pizzeria got its start as a simple Italian joint with the regular fare but has since expanded its menu to involve more dishes from the Mediterranean.
The interior is smaller than how it appeared on the outside, but Babaka’s is clean and charming, especially with the gold accents and decorations meant to add to a Grecian feel.
There is a little mirror on the wall and a photo prop in the corner, both of which are labeled as “selfie spots” with appropriate hashtags to encourage customer interaction on their social media accounts. Even the bathroom mirrors, already a popular spot for selfies, have been utilized.
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Once the appropriate pictures have been taken, spend some time going over the menu which has all the classics from pizza to subs, and includes gyros and sundried tomato wraps. Babaka’s also offers gluten-free crusts (which only come in 12’) and vegetarian choices. Guests can also create their own pizza or calzone in case nothing else suits their fancy.
Pizza doesn’t have to be just cheese and pepperoni here either. Customers who enjoy tastes of the Mediterranean may enjoy the Greek Pizza topped with black olives and feta or the Mediterranean, a white pizza with cappiola, artichokes, tomatoes, olives, and feta. Babaka’s even has a pie named after themselves with sundried tomatoes, banana peppers, Kalamata olives, and more feta.
Needless to say, there are a lot of options for this small joint. If your party can’t decide on an appetizer, try the Aegean Platter, which comes with spanakopita, falafel, and homemade hummus and tzatziki sauce.
Want to enjoy a different kind of pizza? Try The Umbria, which has artichokes, mushrooms, and ham. But, instead of intermixed the toppings are in concentric circles, which can mean each bite tastes slightly different from the last.
Babaka’s does their best to use as many fresh ingredients as possible, which includes making their own dough. Their effort stands out with the hummus, which had great texture and taste, especially with the sprinkled cumin on top.
Given the location of the restaurant, literally within sight of the ocean, Babaka’s has business that fluctuates with the season (as so many do in the Grand Strand). Guests might find themselves the only ones in the restaurant, while other times it would be easier to order online to avoid waiting in line. Babaka’s also delivers in a five mile radius, and without a delivery fee.
Small but friendly, this pizzeria knows how to work hard and play hard, given that many of the pictures in their social media accounts aren’t just of their food but of the employees posing in their selfie spots. Here, guests are encouraged to enjoy themselves.
If you eat
What | Babaka’s Pizzeria
Where | 221 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach
Hours | 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily
Information | babakaspizzasc.com, 843-249-6244