Boardwalk Beach Cafe - Cherry Grove Restaurants & Bar & Grill Restaurant Reviews

Boardwalk Beach Cafe

Bar & Grill Restaurant in Cherry Grove

Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Formerly known as the Driftwood Restaurant.
Boardwalk Beach Cafe
3500 North Ocean Blvd.
Cherry Grove
843-249-5126
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 39 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Boardwalk Beach Cafe

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:12-31-2013
Greenwood, South Carolina

Excellent food and great service. Both myself and my son very much so enjoyed the food as well as the nice lady that served us.
ref: 27180

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-27-2012
Whiting, New Jersy

We were there yesterday, the day before "Sandy". It was our first time there and were satified w/ the food, service and the view. The staff were quick and corteous. A pleasurable time was had by all. When we retire to Little River, we'll be back :-)
ref: 26130

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-20-2012
Greensboro, North Carolina

Had an amazing time on our mini-vacation. The drinks are awesome my favorite is the Carmel Apple!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
ref: 26098

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2012
Asheville, North Carolina

I visit this restaurant each vacation at least twice. I am seated and served quickly. The food is good and the atmosphere in the restaurant is pure beach fun. I look forward to visiting this restaurant again this season. It is a must on my list of things to do.
ref: 25411

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-25-2012
Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina

Used to go to Driftwood for breakfast, miss it. I live so close, so I decided to check out the bar, been there a year ago, thought I would go back for some beers by myself. Felt kinda uncomfortable as the bartender was more interested in getting out early than anything. The owner encourages the employees to close early. I just don't like when you go to a place with set hours and they close early. Why do you have set hours, is 10 really that late? I don't know if I will go back even though I am a few hundred yards from the place, the beer is expensive and there isn't many locals there. The locals I met were young and too cool for school. I'm sure they will do fine if you are visiting as it is nice to have a beer on the beach, not a place for locals what so ever.
ref: 25018

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-12-2011
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

So... eight of us (recent college grads) decided to go here because it was within walking distance from where we were staying. We got there about 10:00. The bar was occupied by about six "reg'lars" and the bartender was visible irritated that we showed up at TEN o'clock. We overheard her telling a reg'lar that "I like to close at ten, and kick everybody out at eleven." She gave us an irritated look when we wanted to open a tab as if " You'll be here that long?" This place is lame. Don't go here if you're trying to party. Only go here if you want to be judged by middle-aged drunks who are threatened by college students at ten thirty on a weekend night.
ref: 22579

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-03-2011
Reading, Pennsylvania

On a four day vacation staying at Prince Resort, my wife and I enjoyed a few hours at the Boardwalk Beach Cafe. We found the bartender friendly and attentive. The typical "bar food" was fine and not over-priced. Although the weather was cool, I would find this nice establishment to be a great place to spend some time at the outdoor tables in warmer weather. Overall, I would recommend that you give this restaurant a try given the view, atmosphere, friendly people and reasonable prices. I hope your experience was as nice as ours.
ref: 21765

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-21-2010
Masepuekwa, Florida

This restaunt was soo good, my wife and I went their to geit our drink on and our snack on, we spent mad money up in there poppin bottles all night, but thats how we do..
ref: 21311

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-10-2010
Mcdonald, Pennsylvania

9-10-2010. We had a great meal at the Boardwalk Beach Cafe. We had the crab cake sandwich, a philly cheese steak and the loaded nachos and all were excellent. Our waiter was polite and very attentive. We will definately visit again next year!
ref: 20686

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-30-2010
Belmont, North Carolina

This place is called Boardwalk Beach Cafe and it's an OK bar with typical bar food.
ref: 19147

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:12-04-2009
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We are locals-valuable business. Been going for a long time but not any more. Food is good but you are trying to soak every bit of $$ from the customer. Ordered Jim Beam & water but nothing was brown in the drink-sent back to the bar for credit. Also ordered water to drink was charged .50$. Talked to manager and he was rude-said that he did not profit from shorting drink and that they had to pay for cups ice straws and water for the order of water. Get real how much does a plastic cup cost .02$ Learn how to keep your customers you lost us for good-ED 12-03-2009
ref: 17784

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-11-2009
Greenville, South Carolina

The food is fantastic. The shrimp were swimming that morning, sooooo fresh. The flounder was great. You cannot beat the atmosphere, overlooking the ocean right at the Cherry Grove pier. (The loaded nachos were pretty good, too). We were seated immediately. Prices are a little high but really, $10 - $12 per plate for beachfront outdoor dining is okay with me.
ref: 17094

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-24-2009
Saratoga, New York

We tried this place on August 14th, We had to sit ourselves and at first we sat on the "bar" overlooking the ocean which was nice, but it would be difficult to have dinner. So we grabbed a table. There was just 2 of us and the place was not packed even being a Friday night. We ordered an appetizer of wings and (2) speciality frozen drinks which are costly @ $ 8.00 a pc.and dinner Chesseburgh and Chicken Sandwish The drinks took 10 minutes to get to us. The food we never got. After 20 minutes after the drinks arrived and being told kitchen was backed up, (couldn't tell by the amount of people) any way after that the waiter came to the table next to us and placed food on there table , they informed the waiter that did not order what was brought out. noticed the food brought to the bar area and sat on the bar, the place is outside. Another 10 minutes goes by, the food is taken off the bar, and is brought to individual tables by another waitress and were asking people if they ordered the food, not coming to our table at all. The food was brought back to the bar and our waiter was talking w/ the waitress. I went to see where our food was, and it just so happened to be that was our order. I informed the waiter that 1st the chicken wings were an appetizer, his reply " appetizers comes with tha main meal , and would get me a box" I told him to stick the wings, in addition I told him the food was on the bar and no one came to our table his response was " I should have spoken up earlier" I then told him to stick the cold food. We went to Basils pizza AWESOME. WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS PLACE
ref: 16852

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-10-2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

My husband and walked to the beach from our hotel and we stopped here for drinks one afternoon while on vacation. We got Pina Coladas. They were expensive at $9 a piece. It was nice that we could take them out on the deck overlooking the beach but it would have been nicer if they actually put some alcohol in the drinks. I got more of a buzz from the Yeungling beer that I had at dinner the night before. I'd have been better off going to Taco Bell and getting a Pina colada fruitista freeze for a fraction of the price.
ref: 16619

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-08-2009
Fairview, N

Back in the 70's to early 80's this was a great place . Decent burgers and hot dogs . Never had fish or seafood there ,it wasnt the place to go for that . But what they did have was the most amazing onion rings ever made . I believe they cost about 2 bucks but it was a giant platter of them enough for 2 people easy . We were high school age and used to go in there and just eat those . Man those things were good ...Anybody remember those ? ...Also ,the place got wrecked by Hurricane Hugo in 89 but they built it back .
ref: 14903

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-10-2009
Charleston, South Carolina

When I was little girl I ate at the driftwood very good, now this is the Boardwalk Beach Cafe you can enjoy lunch by the sea my brother surfed and my family ate I enjoyed onion rings - huge. Also burgers are great. Our waiter mike carter is really nice and I 've been coming here on two years and I see the same friendly staff even the cooks. Great place for kids and adults!.
ref: 13610

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-10-2008
Blacksburg, Virginia

This is a bar. The food is not good at all. I enjoyed the open walls and air conditioning. The service was good.
ref: 12336

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-18-2008
Lake Norman, North Carolina

Driftwood was a great place to eat,wish it was still there but it closed several years ago,miss it,
ref: 11982

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-25-2008
Mooresville, North Carolina

No, its not there anymore it closed down several years ago,but it was a great place to eat for years wish it was still there..
ref: 11575

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-20-2008
Mooresville, North Carolina

The driftwood closed several years ago, it was a great restaurant but its no longer there .
ref: 11497

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-01-2008
Mooresville, North Carolina

No, the driftwood is not there,i dont know why it hasnt been taken offf the list.maybe resturants review is not aware it has closed,about 2 years ago.makes you wonder who is updating this site, surely they could do a better job,but when it was there it was the best..
ref: 11200

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-04-2008
Richmond, Indiana

I was in Cherry Grove in September 2007 and couldn't even find the place again. Is it really still there. Will be there in May again and will look once again.
ref: 10547

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-06-2008
Smithville, Ohio

Sorry to hear the traditional Driftwood is really gone! Guess I won't bother driving up from Garden City to try it this summer!
ref: 10218

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-05-2008
Irmo, South Carolina

This is a bar. When it was Driftwood Restaurant, the food was excellent...always ate dinner and breakfast there. Very disappointed that this wonderful family restaurant in Cherry Grove was turned into a bar. Do not reccommend!
ref: 9935

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-02-2008
Sanford, North Carolina

I have eaten at the driftwood three times, and I really enjoyed the food. I plan to eat there again, once I relocate..
ref: 9909

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-01-2008
Charlotte, North Carolina

Wonderful to know there is a new Chef in town and they are reworking their menu as I write. Tried Chef David's entrees and was impressed with his little twist on some items that are on alot of Myrtle Beach menus....Even breakfast was very good! Had a scrambled egg Quesadilla that was so different and delicious. Love the Art Deco furnishings and if Chef David follows thru with what he wants to do, this place will really rock for a great breakfast or dinner.
ref: 9904

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-31-2007
Lexington, South Carolina

This is not a restaurant. This is a bar. They serve "bar food". My wife and I have an O/F condo in Sea Winds at 48th Ave. South, NMB. It is a 2.5 hour stroll on the beach to this place, but a good place to rest, have a snack and some water. We ate here years ago when it was a churchy, country, fried fish basket place. I doubt alcohol was served then, but the food was very good. We read the most rescent reviews - people looking for a meal (I agree with the 10/7/2007 review) and memory lane people who would still love it if the owners spat on you. You have to discount that review, no? Two cheese burgers w/ fries & pickle (2x$8.50), fried mac-n-cheese appitizer ($5), water, plus tax = $24+ tip = $27 for food that was so-so at best. It should not be hard to make a great hamburger. This one is forgetable. It was was a perfectly shaped, frozen puck. Off-brand (Monarch) Ketchup is guarenteed to confuse your tastebuds even further. This is a trruly nasty condiment and it exudes "cheap". SC law requires food to be served wherever a liquor is served. No food = no liquor license. The food here is a required checkmark for the bar. No pride is taken. There is no chef. BUT..the bar is pretty. The view is nice and ocean front is expensive. You will be paying for the view. My advise: Order drinks (Jim Beam and Coke = $4.50), enjoy the view and eat only if you are starving. Again, this is a bar with "bar food" - not a restaurant as most civilized people would define it. The menu is printed in 3-fold white laser paper - weather worn, stained and with non-exciting entries. Before ordering I asked the waitress about the fried mac-n-cheese and she said "I do not know. I have only been here a month." On a short menu, she should at least be offered a tasting session during her first week, no? This place feels like a write-off to the new resort which now overshadows it and probably owns it. It is staffed by college kids (or, perhaps since it is October - college dropouts) and there is no pride of ownership. The owner is, no doubt, in another city or country and presides over 50 of these seasonal bars. That is how it feels. If you want a nice meal at a reasonable price, this is totally the wrong place. If you want a drink by the ocean - then enjoy!
ref: 9105

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-06-2007
Charleston, West Virginia

This place is now called Boardwalk Beach Cafe. Located at Cherry Grove Pier behind the new Prince Resort.More of a bar and grill than a restaurant. Might be more of an ammenty for the resort than public restaurant.

Thumbs up for atmosphere. Heavy varnished wood trim and furnishings. Exterior walls are mostly garage doors that are opened making it an open air room. More tables outside on deck under awning. Still a couple more out in open away from awning and over looking beach. At high tide you are actually seated over the water.

Service was quick and friendly.

Menu: Average. Half dozen give or take sandwich options. Same for the "dinner" menu. Most if not all "dinner" options are fried.

Menu says the seafood is fresh from local supplier. Gives you impression of quallity meals. Ordered seafood platter. $12. Platter was small plastic hamburger basket. One third shrimp. Large pile of very small popcorn sized shrimp. No taste.

One piece of fish. Fried till it was hard as rock.

Large helping of french fries. So greasy I couldn't eat them. Serving of slaw was in small condiment tub. Two bites.

Looked around at other tables. Sandwiches looked much more appetizing than what I had on plate. Hamburger looked very large but at $8 might not be worth it.

Won't go back.
ref: 8666

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-11-2007
Mooresville, North Carolina

It was october 2005 I thought the place was excellent and the food and service was good.
ref: 8210

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-05-2007
Marion, Virginia

My wife and I always head for Driftwood Restaurant as soon as we arrive in Myrtle Beach. This is our tradition. This year we will be there on our anniversary (July 17) and I asked her to choose any restaurant at the beach for our anniversary dinner...she chose the Driftwood. The food is great. We wouldn't miss a visit there when we are near the beach! We are so glad that it has re-opened!
ref: 6742

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-01-2007
Smithville, Ohio

A part of our family vacation tradition...'Breakfast at Driftwood' on the pier overlooking the ocean! The tradition was started by my father..passed on to myself, and my son, and now to my grand-daughter Keely! FOUR generations!!

Thank goodness it has reopened. We look forward to returning this June. We saw Vanna White there a couple of years ago. She worked there as a teen-ager!
ref: 5676

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-18-2006
Maryville, Tennessee

I am sad to see on the web the closing of the Driftwood. We have been eating there with my daughter's family and grandchildren since the early 90's. It was always on our list to eat at the Driftwood. My husband and son-in-law fish on the pier. One year my sister and her husband visited us and took them to the Driftwood. Now, I always had to bring her back an order of hushpuppies. Believe it or not! It will be greatly missed by my family. My grandsons loved the fish tanks and fishing gear decor. Boo-Whooooo!
ref: 3142

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-05-2006
Charlotte, North Carolina

We first went to this restaurant in 2004 and then was VERY disappointed to find it had closed for the season in 2005. We will be going to Cherry Grove again in a few weeks and hope it will be open again. My son and daughter LOVED dinning on the beach and the noise was all ocean--that's why it rated an excellent.
ref: 2906

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-02-2006
Greensboro, North Carolina

This lovely restaurant has re-opened under new management. Looking forward to spending our 4th of July at The Driftwood having a great meal and watching the fireworks over the ocean!!!!!
ref: 2847

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-20-2005
Kettering, Ohio

So sad to see this favorite restaurant closed! Such a wonderful little family establishment right on the beach. All in the name of commerce I guess. Very sad to see it close.
ref: 1305

Food:No stars or unrated
Service:No stars or unrated
Atmosphere:No stars or unrated
Value:No stars or unrated
Seating:No stars or unrated
Noise:No stars or unrated
Posted:08-19-2005
Lynchburg, Virginia

I hope the new condos will reopen a new restaurant on the pier. Will miss the owner and the Driftwood as it is from my childhood along with the Holiday House, Ship Ahoy and Christina motels.
ref: 1117

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-18-2005
Martinsburg, West Virginia

Sorry to hear that this great restraunt will not be open during my upcoming vacation.
ref: 866

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-08-2005
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Has not re-opened for the current season, due to construction of the many condos in this particular area around the Cherry Grove Pier.
ref: 784

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-01-2004
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Great place to eat, especially if you eat on the deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for a relaxing lunch. We love Cherry Grove Pier.
ref: 26