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Conch Cafe & Lounge

Seafood Restaurant in Garden City

Conch Cafe & Lounge

Conch Cafe & Lounge
North Waccamaw Dr.
Garden City
843-651-6556
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 66 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Conch Cafe & Lounge

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-27-2014
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

My family and I have been going to the Conch Cafe since it opened 28 years ago and tomorrow, a bunch of my galpals and I are going to enjoy the views and the great food! Donny and Holly and their 'crew' always put out the freshest seafood, most delicious prime rib, and I am a fan of all the salads that can be ordered with toppings such as salmon, shrimp, grilled chicken..... Don't miss this oceanfront locals' and visitors' favorite!!
ref: 27307

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-24-2013
Kalamazoo, Michigan

We had a great experience here again on our second time visiting the cafe after visiting two years ago. We had a party of 10 tonight and barely Had to wait to be seated! When we were seated, we had a beautiful view of the ocean out on the deck. Several of us had the fish tacos and loved them! The kids all had the fried shrimp and also raved. We started withe calamari and it was some of the best we've had! We will definitely be back!
ref: 26996

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-01-2013
Kitts Hill, Ohio

Have eaten at Conch Cafe.in past trips to Surfside, Beach, tonight's dinner I would compare to the steakhouse chain of Ponderosa Steak Houses, but for $55 you for two adults and an 8 yo. Wife and I both had 10 oz rib eyes which were terrible, never again for us and Conch. Texas Roadhouse does it right!!!
ref: 26928

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-08-2013
Asheville, North Carolina

Wow! Very impressed! Must go!
ref: 26693

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-28-2012
Forestdale, Massacheusetts

Delicious rib eye steak done just right, the veggies were done to perfection..Service was very good and pleasant.. Hubby had a burger and said it was yummy, we ordered pina coladas. The glass was huge and the drinks were very good..Pleasant experience .We will go back...
ref: 26032

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-27-2012
Wayne, New Jersy

Been going to Donnie's for 20 years now. Menu has been downsized but still remains very good! Don't agree with the need to charge extra to have your food "blackened" or to upgrade to a salad. Service was unfortunately below par, our waiter never provided bread to the table and forgot to serve our salads. Even with those mistakes we remained happy with The Counch and will be returning in the years to come.
ref: 25200

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-16-2011
Fall Branch, Tennessee

First time at Conch Cafe but I will be back. The food was so good. I got the fishermans platter and it was great. I even eat the oysters and I don't like oysters. The service was great too. Our waitress was very friendly and made sure everything was perfect. If you get a chance go to Conch Cafe & Lounge. You will be glad you did.
ref: 23700

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-12-2011
Martin, Tennessee

We ate here from out of town based on the excellent ratings it had shown online. We were seated rather promptly, but we waited about ten minutes to be acknowledged by a waitress. We finally had to "flag" one down to get service. Once she agreed to wait on us, she served us well and service was fast. The food, however lacked any flavor. I'd have rather ate fastfood. I got the steak, my friend ordered the crab cakes, my children got the hotdog, chicken nuggets and a burger. The only tasty food was the french fries. I would definitely suggest trying some other place. This was overpriced and tasteless. The only good thing was the beautiful view.
ref: 22922

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-28-2011
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Was in MB for 2011 Spring Bike week and ate there twice. Also ate there a couple time last year and eat time the food was better and the service was outstanding. Donnie, the owner, walks around and chats with everyone not just to see how your dinner is, but likes to get to know folks. Barb, the bartender, can make anything you ask and it's always right the 1st time. Do your self a favor and go here and eat and sit on the deck and enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean and beach. Oh and the crab cakes are out of this world, very little breading and nice big chunks of crab meat. I will make a point to go back and eat there every time I come back to MB.
ref: 22729

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-13-2011
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

We have lived in Surfside 10 years and just visited the Conch for the first time for dinner. We sure haven't missed anything. View and service is great but it ends there. You would think a restaurant would keep their windows clean so you enjoy the view. However they do not. The food is average at best and priced much higher compared to quality. Drive south on ocean blvd about 2 miles to the Gulf Stream Restaurant and enjoy what a evening meal should be with just as great view.
ref: 22341

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-16-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Food is always great and great service. Have known Donnie, Holly and Barb for along time. Roper and I eat there often, out of town friends love going and always want to go back when they are in town. We will miss seeing you guys until next season. Hugs and Kisses.
ref: 21048

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-09-2010
Mobile, Alabama

We have been coming to the Conch for many years. The oceanfront view is one of the best on the Grand Strand. The staff is very personable and the owner is always cheerful and welcoming. Try the frozen drinks, they can't be beat! The seafood is equally great and always tastes fresh. Prices are reasonable and the variety on the menu is good too. Overall a great place to eat at while visiting the Myrtle Beach area.
ref: 20992

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-02-2010
Columbia, South Carolina

Great food, great service and a great view! There really isn't a better oceanfront dining experience on the Grand Strand. The staff was very personable especially the owner, who took the time to greet us and even shared an appetizer with us before our meal. Overall, a great atmosphere -- the staff is very friendly and attentive. The food was good as usual. I recommend the steak oceanside with one of their signature frozen drinks. After dinner you can take a nice romantic walk on the beach. We have been coming to the Conch Cafe for 10+ years, and will continue to in the years to come. Great food, great service, and an awesome view are reasons we choose to eat at the Conch Cafe.
ref: 20932

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-29-2010
Atlanta, Georgia

The conch cafe has been an all time favorite of mine for years!! The food is fantastic, the staff is so friendly, and are you kidding, you can't beat the view!! The owner has become a personal friend of mine and has a welcoming personality. He greets many guests BY NAME at the door and always remembers what you want to drink!! With so many restaurants becoming corporate vanilla and just like everywhere else, it is refreshing to go somewhere with personality!!
ref: 20897

Food:Two Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-10-2010
Loris, South Carolina

We chose to eat at this restaurant because of the amazing view....but unfortunately we were highly disappointed the food was quite average compared to others we had in the inlet. When we first walked in we were greated by the owner of the restaurant who proceeded to talk quite loudly and crudly through out the night he seemed to have no regard or respect for females or the rest of his staff for that matter. He treated his staff like they were personal eye candy and made comments that I would never dream of even saying to my employees. He continued to be loud and very inappropriate as he CHUGGED a glass of red wine in a race with one of his employees!! again the food was ok and the service was great but the owners actions were absolutely horrible!!!
ref: 20687

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-27-2010
Chattanooga, Tennessee

We stayed in Myrtle Beach this past week. Thanks to all the other reviews of this restaurant, we decided to give it a try. Very friendly staff, fast service. We tried the conch fritters for an appetizer which were pretty good. They have a great frozen drink selection. I recommend the toasted almond. The fish tacos were great...Loved the atmosphere. We ate out on the deck and enjoyed the ocean view while we ate...all in all a great experience and we will be back..
ref: 20477

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-21-2010
Bealeton, Virginia

We started coming to myrtle beach about 7 years ago & every trip encludes a least 1 trip to conch cafe.....have tried many of the meun items & have "never" been disapointed......highly recomend to everyone!!!!...love the outdoor dining... sorry.....left out the word never
ref: 19855

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-21-2010
Bealeton, Virginia

We started coming to myrtle beach about 7 years ago & every trip encludes a least 1 trip to conch cafe.....have tried many of the meun items & have never been disapointed......highly recomend to everyone!!!!...love the outdoor dining...
ref: 19854

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-21-2010
Johnson City, Tennessee

I have eaten at this place quite a few times over the last couple years. The food & service is always excellent. Friendly service, too.
ref: 19847

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-20-2010
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

I just went to the Conch Cafe for the first time. The dining room was cozy and cute. The service was good. Unfortunately, it was the WORST meal I have ever eaten, or in this case not eaten.
ref: 19453

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-23-2010
Upstate, South Carolina

Cook must like his/her food under cooked! That's all I can say. Steak was very undercooked and so were the two scallops on my plate!
ref: 18563

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-27-2010
Fairmont, North Carolina

This is THE BEST RESTAURANT on the strand! It is why I come to the beach. I enjoy eating outside in warm weather with the ocean in front of me and the cool breeze. The chowders( all of the varieties) are a wonderful start to your meal. I have tried many of the entrees and sandwiches and they are the best! The prices are VERY reasonable and the service is great. I'm ready for this spring/summer to BEGIN!
ref: 18343

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-24-2010
Blountville, Tennessee

The Conch is on our "must have" list for the week every year! The chowder and grouper fingers are awesome! We love to sit on the deck and enjoy dinner by the ocean (we visit in September). The weather is perfect with the breeze!!
ref: 18317

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-14-2009
Lexington, South Carolina

10-14-09 Wonderful place to eat with great atmosphere. Waitress was wonderful helping with suggestions. We will be back. Highly recommend this place.
ref: 17468

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-24-2009
Hollywood, New York

Love this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ref: 17243

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-23-2009
Surfside, South Carolina

Had dinner at the restaraunt last evening. The atmosphere is and always has been terrific. The food however has declined over the years. We have lived in Surfside for twenty years and we have eaten at The Conch many times a year. The wait staff are always great. It can get loud at times but the noise on the deck is minimal since you have the ocean in the background and it has a relaxing effect. We had prime rib and ribeye steaks for the main course and the steaks had no seasoning and were not cooked to the desired wellness. The appetizers were good and on par in cost to other establishments. Overall if you want to pay a premium for atmosphere the The Conch is your place.
ref: 16831

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-16-2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My wife and I had lunch on June 16, 2009 while sightseeing down the coast from Myrtle Beach. We wanted to eat on the water and arrived early enough (11:30) to get a table on the porch. The fish chowder was delicious (fresh shrimp, scallops, fish, vegetables with a nice tomato broth) as were the shrimp po-boy and grouper sandwich (lightly battered and fried). The waitress was friendly and efficient and recommended the fish chowder. The porch overlooks the beach so there was lots too look at. The restaurant was fairly busy on a Tuesday which suggests a popular spot.
ref: 15527

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-27-2009
Eleanor, West Virginia

Great Place to Eat Dinner, worth the price. FIrst time eating ehre and we will definately go back every time that we are at the beach and we will recommend it to friends and family.
ref: 15162

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-06-2009
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

The Conch is the REASON folks visit our area, and then, STAY here!
ref: 14888

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-01-2009
Indian Trail, North Carolina

Just an awesome place to eat. Make sure you go to the Conch Cafe if you are down for vacation. The fish tacos were great.
ref: 14793

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-01-2009
Louisville, IT

Great meal and well worth the price especially for lunch. The portions were huge. You know the place is good when the locals eat there. The view of the ocean made the sea food taste awesome. It is worth the drive to travel down the beach!
ref: 14407

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-29-2008
Roanoke, Virginia

Conch Cafe is my absolute favorite place to eat lunch in the Myrtle Beach area! We own a house here and everytime we visit, I make it a point to eat there at least once. During the warmer weather you can eat on the deck looking over the beach. The flounder sandwich is my favorite and is always fresh tasting and delicious. Everytime we have visitors, we always take them to CC to eat. Every entree on the menu is delicious. My only complaint is that they close down during the winter months!
ref: 13511

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-13-2008
Charleston, South Carolina

Great service, great owner, great food!
ref: 12398

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-06-2008
Leesburg, Virginia

Love it!! I've been going to Surfside Beach for 7 years now and I always go to the Conch about 2 times per trip. I can't get enough of the sweet tea and the beach club! Heading to South Carolina this weekend and I will be there on Saturday sitting outside enjoying my real sweet tea!
ref: 12269

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-07-2008
New York,, New York

Great place on the overlooking beach..
ref: 11795

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-16-2008
Monroe, Michigan

I had my wedding on the beach right in front of the cafe. We went to upper deck for our reception. By far the best memory of my life. The food was delectable as well as punctual. The staff knows how to make you feel welcome. 10 star spot of Surfside if you ask me.
ref: 11030

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-14-2008
Fredonia, New York

SIMPLY THE BEST!!! We dine at the Conch several times per visit to Garden City. The food is consistently great. The service is always on the mark and we highly reccomend this dining experience to all of our friends. If you haven't tried the Conch you are missing a great meal with a perfect view!!
ref: 10021

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-01-2007
Garden City, SS

This is one of my favorite places to eat and entertain compamy visiting from out of town. The staff are very nice and the food is great. I think its very cool they allow the wait staff to wear sun glasses while working on the deck out side facing the ocean. Some time the wait is long but worth waiting .
ref: 9390

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-24-2007
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

My wife and I love having lunch at waterfront places. I personally never expect much when it comes to the food at these places, I'm there for the waterfront easy atmosphere.

If the food is good and the price is ok, well that's just the icing on the cake.

Now that we've found it, I can say we found our icing on the cake. It's a fun place with decent food at a decent price. We've never been disappointed and when we bring our out of state friends down there, they love it...Highly recommend it!
ref: 7841

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-23-2007
Salem, Virginia

What could be wrong with the conch? the view is to die for, the food is out of this world, the atmosphere and the service have never been lacking. We have been coming there for 16 years, and always bring/send our friends/relatives. We'll be staying in nmb this time(labor day week) but we'll still make a trip or two to the conch..
ref: 7812

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-21-2007
Medona, Ohio

We had eaten here on our last trip south and enjoyed the food at thaqt time. We arrived after the luch crowd and were seated immediately. I wanted to have scallops but they weren't on the luch minue, but our waitress was able to get them for me. They were plentiful and fried to perfection. My wifes chicken salad sandwich was also weel prepared and very tasty. We have the feeling that we will be back agaib the next time we are in thge area.
ref: 7754

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-06-2007
Shelby, North Carolina

We had gone online to see what reviews were on the Conch Cafe and everything seemed postive about the restaurant, so we went to try it. We have 3 children under the age of 12 and we all enjoyed it. The food was great. The only thing is they do not have a great selection for the children so we ended up having to buy our 10 year old an adult meal. The children's menu only had chicken tenders, shrimp , or flounder. Our food was delicious. We will definitely go back.
ref: 7423

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-31-2007
Woodbridge, New Jersy

I've stayed in along the beach in the Conch Cafe' area for the past seven years and have eaten at the Conch Cafe' every time I've gone there. I always have a great meal that I thoroughly enjoy. I normally don't like scallops, but I tried them at the Conch this past weekend (7/07) and loved them!! The sampler appetizer had a DELICIOUS tri-colored pasta/shrimp salad. My steak was delicious and the atmospher and service is fun and casual and fun. Two thumbs up!
ref: 7338

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-28-2007
Crete, Illinois

I love this place i've been coming here since I was 3 and every time we go here me and all my cousins play on the beach while we wait for the food the marlin is the best I can't wait to got this year.
ref: 7265

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-13-2007
Yardley, Pennsylvania

Ok, I'm going to try and be fair about this place. The pluses are it has a nice location in Garden City, right on the beach with a great porch dinning area that over looks the ocean, it has a very nice cafe apmosphere, and a really nice wait staff. I had the (much raved about) crab cakes, when they arrived they were flat as a pancake unlike any other crab cake I've ever had and the topper was that the crab was bad! It smelled like ammonia which is a classic sign the crab has turned. I informed our waitress and she promptly apologized and we re ordered the fried oysters. The oysters we good but were a little gritty. For desert they only had 3 selections which were all Sysco (food whole saler) boxed pies which which I turned down. The topper was when we were leaving the SAME waitress brought out two orders of crab cakes to other diners!! I watched the diner take a bite and make a face, they were still serving these rancid crab cakes!? For that I will never return. I was a chef years ago and I would NEVER intentionally serve a bad product as the Conch Cafe clearly did. This is a health hazard and just plain wrong. If the owner of this restaurant reads this he should really review safety and sanitation with his cooking staff.
ref: 6963

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-09-2007
Baltimore, Massacheusetts

During our first visit to Myrtle Beach in 2001, we stayed in Surfside (which is our favorite area) and came across the Conch Cafe by accident. We did not know the area well and this resturant on the beach front. Well, it was the best atmosphere & wonderful to be sitting on the outside deck eating while watching the fireworks on the beach. Now every year we come to Myrtle Beach this is first on our list to visit and eat. We wait all year to come and get the Conch Critters and your salad with the Raspberry Vinegerett is the best and have never found anything to beat it. We are coming in August and can not wait!!! We love it there!!!
ref: 6826

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-26-2007
Charlotte, North Carolina

My grown children and I were looking for our hotel, got hungry and saw this cafe. So, we stopped. We were seated immediately. Our server, Mary, was very attentive. She checked on us often and our food and drink was very good. When she found we were not sure of where we were staying she took the phone number of our hotel, called and gave us exact directions. She was a perfect example of customer service with compassion. Since she started our vacation with a great experience we decided to return when we were leaving. We were greated warmly by the hostess who remembered us. Mary stopped by our table to say hello and hoped we had a great stay. I wish more people took that much pride in what they do. We will be back to the Conch Cafe. Thank you.
ref: 6554

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-10-2007
Ballston Lake, New York

On my first trip to the Surfside Beach area, I ate at the Conch Cafe numerous times, only to be more impressed with every meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area. Excellent food, excellent views from the deck and friendly and efficient service. Food was very reasonably priced for the high quality. I enjoyed everything I ordered, but my steak and scallop dinner was the best!!
ref: 6280

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-14-2007
Spartanburg, South Carolina

The Conch Cafe is by far my favorite restaurant in Garden City. The atmosphere is definitely appropriate for the area and has become a tradition in my annual trip to Garden City. The service is always outstanding and the food selection provides a perfect blend of southern favorites and seafood. The beach wouldn't be the beach without such an experience.
ref: 4845

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-19-2006
Sparta, New Jersy

We have been coming to the Conch for at least 15 years. It's the best. The "Conch" fritters are fabulous as are the Crab Cakes. Atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is friendly. The view is amazing. I wouldn't miss going there when we're on The Strand. It's our second home.
ref: 3900

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-09-2006
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

I also live in the Garden City area and have been going to the Conch since the day it opened. I have lost count of how many guests I have taken there.

All I can say to the negative reviewers is that it is best they find it substandard and go elsewhere. Locals or not, nobody likes to listen to post-dinner whining.
ref: 3801

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-05-2006
Port Chester, New York

Have eaten at Conch Cafe on several occasions for lunch and each time enjoyed it... She Crab Soup is delicious and you can't beat the view from the outdoor deck. Would recommend it.
ref: 3753

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-05-2006
Albemarle, North Carolina

My family and I were vacationing in Surfside and were riding about to find a place to eat when we came across the Conch Cafe. The food was excellent and the kids enjoyed their meal as well. The grilled shrimp and the prime rib was excellent and cooked to our liking. The kids ate shrimp and fish from the child's menu and it was a good size portion for the price. Our server was excellent and we never ran out of tea or water. The hostess even told us of the specials for the evening. I will recommend this place to my friends and family!
ref: 3747

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-31-2006
New Lenox, Illinois

Just spent three days in Myrtle Beach. Went for a late lunch about 2:30pm on Saturday. We were a party of eight and were seated outside right away. At least three of us asked to have items on the menu changed a bit. No problem, fast service, and food was good. For a low key, non-chain place to eat outside this is a good one. Built up on stilts with a huge covered back porch that looks down at the beach and out at the ocean.
ref: 3352

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-27-2006
Columbus, Ohio

Love the conch, wouldnt dream of visiting Myrtle Beach without a lovely lunch here!
ref: 3274

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-17-2006
Fridley, Minnesota

Hi I am Lynne Johnstone, Im from Minnesota, I come to Myrtle Beach just about every summer to visit my Uncle and Aunt, I am very familair with the Conch and also know the staff, they have excellent food and really know how to show you a good time, If your lucky maybe Donny will give you the kitchen tour, (that is if your blonde or young) I have had the Walleye it's excellent grilled and really fresh.

Thanks see you all in july. ~ Lynne
ref: 2695

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-06-2006
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My husband and I live in the Myrtle Beach area and we go out of our way to support local businesses by avoiding the typical chain restaurants. We stumbled upon Conch Cafe and had a terrible experience. The server did not go over any specials, did not refill our drinks, and spent time talking with other employees outside of the kitchen rather than attending to what we needed. The food was very fattening and fried, there was nothing healthy on the menu. In fact, you had an extra $1.00 charge if you wanted anything grilled. The seafood did not seem local, nor did it seem very fresh (and we went on a Sat. night!). My husband and I will not return and we will not recommend this restaurant to any of our friends or out of town guests. The restaurant entrees were around $18 a each and they were all fried. The napkins were paper, the restaurant was rather dirty, bar was small, very limited wine menu and rather poor. There are many other restaurants in Myrtle Beach that are much better than this one, don't waste your money! I suggest going someplace in Murrell's Inlet for fresh seafood.
ref: 2366

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-19-2006
Martinsville, Virginia

The Conch Cafe is always the first place we stop when we arrive in Garden City, and the last place we eat before heading home. We usually manage to go by for dinner at least once during the week as well. The Reuben is a personal favorite, and the seafood platter is excellent. Service is always good, and the oceanfront dining is always a treat. It can get a little loud on the outside deck at night, but that is a small complaint.
ref: 2282

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-13-2006
Simpsonville, South Carolina

We "found" The Conch back in the 80's, when there was no roof over the outside deck, and you could walk up off the beach and get a frozen fruit bar at the window. 20+ years later we are still frequenting The Conch. No matter where we are in the area, we make sure we have at least 1 or 2 meals at The Conch. The food and service are great, and the atmosphere is the best! Nothing like sitting on the deck, wind blowing through your hair, and a drink in your hand! The best! Try the pitcher of "Conch Outs." Heaven!
ref: 2260

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-29-2006
Wilmington, Delaware

We really enjoyed dining at the conch! The service and the food were excellent!
ref: 1963

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-25-2005
Windham, New Hampshire

Had visited many times before.. This time, September 2005, we were accompanied by a couple of seniors who wished to use the early bird menu, which we also did... not only was the food (fish) severely overcooked but when the bill came it did not add-up to the total. I question the hostess who could not ans the question but refered us back to our server.. she explained there was a $1.00 extra charge for grilling/broiling our fish vs. having it fried...she never mentioned this when odering.. she also could not explain why the dollar wasn't listed but only the total was increased by a $1.00... she was shown an ad indicating choices of how a meal could be prepared and there was NO mention of surcharges..our server failed to resolve this to anyone's satisfaction....as a result none of the four of us will return. ps, we lived practically across the street form them and would have used them numerous times were it not for this!!!
ref: 1538

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-19-2005
Hollywood, Maryland

We discovered the Conch Cafe just by chance a few years ago and consider it a treasured find. The food is very good but the atmosphere is what makes the meal a real treat. There is nothing better than having a delightful dinner on a breezy porch over looking the Atlantic Ocean after a day of fun and sun. Makes one feel special and pampered.
ref: 1120

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-24-2005
Greenville, South Carolina

This is our sixth year of family vacations to the Garden City/Surfside area. Conch Cafe is always a must for us, sometimes twice. As always the food, service and atmosphere is the best. Conch Cafe is a great place for the kids to enjoy also, since it sits right on the Atlantic. Try the steak oceanside for a wonderful treat or the seafood platter, the servings are plentiful. For an appetizer you must try the conch fritters. The only thing missing this trip was one of their past specials, soft shell crab. Great lunch specials too! See ya next year.
ref: 917

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-25-2005
Tacoma, Washington

The Counch Cafe & Lounge is just absolutely wonderful. The pleasant breeze off of the ocean is like no other. Watching the beautiful sunset while enjoying a wonderful meal is priceless. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys great views of the ocean.
ref: 689

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-02-2005
Berea, Kentucky

The Conch Cafe is the first and last place to eat on our vacation. The grilled shrimp and crab cake is the best I have ever had! The deck is just awesome with unobstructed views of the ocean. Seating is fast even with a party as large as our's (17+). Don't forget to try their strawberry daquiries they also are the best ever.
ref: 516

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-02-2005
Jefferson City, Tennessee

We absolutely love the Conch Cafe! The food has always been very good and our favorite part is eating outside on the deck overlooking the ocean. We have had both lunch and dinner here and both meals are great. Highly recommended!
ref: 247