Early in September Pete, James, and I went down to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina for our first ever (flying) family trip.
Yep, that’s right, the whole James on a plane moment has happened.
Admittedly, the thought of flying with James (and actually doing it) was pretty stressful, but with the flight only being an hour and 15 minutes direct from NYC, we knew we could handle it. We were glad to have a change of pace for a few days, see somewhere new, and also see how James would do on his first trip.
Originally I was invited on a culinary-themed press trip to Myrtle Beach later in September but had to decline because I’m still nursing James. But when I was invited to come down with Pete and James and check things out at our own pace, Pete and I decided it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up (and in full disclosure, part of our trip was covered, but let me assure you that what I’m sharing today is only what I loved).
Myrtle Beach surprised and impressed us with the number and quality of attractions in the area, and we also had some great Southern food and beyond while we were there. Let’s dig into the highlights.
The Freshest Seafood Ever: The Wicked Tuna
“I wish we had something like this in New York” is what Pete said while we were eating, and I couldn’t agree more. This was my favorite meal of the whole trip, and The Wicked Tuna is a must if you’re in Myrtle Beach.
It’s a waterfront seafood restaurant located in Murrell’s Inlet, and they literally have their own boats that go out and get fresh fish every day. Here you can see some of the restaurant seating overlooking the marina where they have their boats:
Isn’t it beautiful?
The place itself is HUGE and they have several different seating areas, with an extensive menu to boot. It was honestly pretty tough picking out what to order, and even still, we went a little overboard and left the place completely stuffed.
New England Egg Roll in front: Boston style lobster and shrimp salad in egg roll wrapper with sweet chili sauce. Crab Wontons in the back: Lump crab meat, cream cheese and scallion fried in wonton shell over sweet chili sauce
I couldn’t dine here without trying a grouper dish of some sort, as it’s something I remember from living in Georgia and miss dearly.
The dish below that we ordered was a special, but they have a lot of different preparations of grouper to choose from, and I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them.
All I’ve got to say is: The Wicked Tuna, I will come back for you!!