Hope I’m not too late… Try Pat and Mike’s Irish Pub in Little River on hwy 17. They have great beef sandwiches, plus an extended menu. Don’t miss the Calabash seafood buffets, there are many. I wasn’t impressed with any of the food on Ocean Isle.
"Having made a choice of which sex it will be, the oyster converts 80 percent of its body weight to sex organs, which are thin and watery and taste like nothing at all. "
Guess I’m back to eating only months with R’s!!
I am sure it is the bacteriological problem it may pose rather than it’s sex life.[:D]
I just googled that and found this:
The "R" Myth
Folklore says that oysters should be eaten only in months with "r’s" in them — September, October, etc. At Maestro S.V.P. we have been trying to educate people that oysters can be eaten 12 months a year. The notion that oysters should not be eaten in "r"-less months — that is, months that occur during warm weather — may have started in the days when oysters where shipped without adequate refrigeration and could spoil. But today all that has changed and we can enjoy oysters twelve months a year.
and then this:
Why do we only eat oyster in the months that have R’s in them? The answer to this also has something to do with an oysters sex life. During the month without R’s, the adult oyster has littleinterest in sex and,in fact, even less wo work with. During cold weather the oysters body weight is made up of the glycogen and salts that make it fat and tasty. But in the late spring, the oyster’s fancy lightly tunrns to reproduction and it assumes a sex for the season, or at least part of it. It may be either sex, primarily. Having made a choice of which sex it will be, the oyster converts 80 percent of its body weight to sex organs, which are thin and watery and taste like nothing at all. It isn’t that oysters are inedible during the summer; just that they aren’t as meaty and succulent. Then too, it;s just as well to leave them alone toget on with the business of making more oysters while thay are in the mood. In the fall they lose interst in reproduction and reconvert to glycogen and salts, leaving there gender up for grabs again.
The old saying is that one should only eat an oyster during the months spelled with an "R". This, historically, was more preventative medicine than culinary discretion. Summer months bring warmer waters and warmer waters bring spawning oysters and higher bacteria counts. While there is nothing really wrong with a spawning oyster, they are a bit "creamy" in appearance, texture and flavor. As for oysters with high-bacterial counts, fortunately I have absolutely no idea how they taste and I hope neither do you. We can all rest assured, however, that with today’s aquaculture standards and the vigorous testing of waters by several governmental agencies that potentially harmful oysters very rarely make it to market.
But only serve Oysters in the R months according to Holly…[8D]
Anything real. I like out of the way places (there’s a place in Charleston on the way to Folly Beach there’s a place called Bowen’s Island). A cinder block bldg with fresh fish and no atmosphere (actually a LOT of atmosphere…just not planned that way http://www.hollyeats.com/Bowens.htm ).
Something along those lines would be good.
best place for decent priced seafood-Sara J’s Garden City just past
Now since property values have exploded and the population
has grown and demographics have changed, Myrtle Beach does indeed have excellent seafood restaurants to go along
with Hard Rock Cafe, Margaritaville and all the other chains.
Sea Captains House has been featured many times in
Southern Living…in fact their recipe for She-Crab soup
has been published twice in SL.
A new place called City Bar will be glad to charge you 20
to 30 bucks for tapas style dishes…not bad either.
Collector’s Cafe is a locals favorite..art gallery and gourmet
food, especially desserts. Imagine a place like that in Myrtle Beach! Never heard of it? That’s because they cater to locals, not tourists.
Flamingo Grill, Throroughbreds, The Library,
and Greg Norman’s Grill are all excellent.
For world class steaks, using prime and an 8 billion degree
oven like Ruths and Lugers, go to New York Prime. For an excellent steak at half the price, go to Angelos.
You may go further south to Pawleys Island for places like Austins at Pawleys and James Beard award winner Louis O’steen’s, Louis’
Good eating Divine Fish House and
Drunken Jacks in Murrells Inlet. But you want to go to Calabash for
the famous lightly fried seafood. It’s about 5 miles from, a little
fishing village filled with good eatin joints. Find one on the water
with a dock where the boats pull up and unload right in the back of
lol, what kind of food are you looking for?
Replying so I can get this up near the top. Hoping someone will see it again and suggest something.
I’m getting depressed that there may be nothing good up there, hence the negative response.
We’ll be spending a week in Ocean Isle Beach, NC (near Calabash or Sunset Beach I guess).
I’m looking for some good ideas for food. I like off the beaten path places (I guess that’s why I’m on this forum).
(I know this is probably too much to ask for coastal NC, but any good beer bars?)
Where to eat North Myrtle Beach to SE NC coast
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