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Boardwalk Beach Cafe

Bar & Grill Restaurant in Cherry Grove

 
Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Rated: 3 out of 5 with 39 Reviews

Formerly known as the Driftwood Restaurant.


Boardwalk Beach Cafe
3500 North Ocean Blvd.
Cherry Grove
843-249-5126
Hours: N/A
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Dec 31st, 2013 at 3:30 pm
From: greenwood, SC
By: jee


Avg. Rating:4.3
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Oct 27th, 2012 at 7:10 pm
From: Whiting, NJ
By: lb


Avg. Rating:3.8
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 :-)
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Oct 20th, 2012 at 8:28 pm
From: Greensboro, NC
By: ag_rm_nm


Avg. Rating:4.5
Had an amazing time on our mini-vacation. The drinks are awesome my favorite is the Carmel Apple!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jun 28th, 2012 at 10:56 am
From: Asheville, NC
By: sh


Avg. Rating:4
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Apr 25th, 2012 at 6:45 pm
From: cherry grove beach, SC
By: ww


Avg. Rating:3.2
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: May 12th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: sls


Avg. Rating:2.5
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Feb 03rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm
From: Reading, PA
By: gat


Avg. Rating:4.7
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Nov 21st, 2010 at 7:11 pm
From: Masepuekwa, FL
By: pk


Avg. Rating:5
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..
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Sep 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm
From: McDonald, PA
By: tlf


Avg. Rating:3.7
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!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: May 30th, 2010 at 5:29 am
From: Belmont, NC
By: mad


Avg. Rating:3
This place is called Boardwalk Beach Cafe and it's an OK bar with typical bar food.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Dec 04th, 2009 at 3:50 am
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: edm


Avg. Rating:2.3
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
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Sep 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: sf


Avg. Rating:4.5
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Aug 24th, 2009 at 10:22 am
From: Saratoga, NY
By: jm


Avg. Rating:2
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
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Aug 10th, 2009 at 2:17 am
From: charlotte, NC
By: dko


Avg. Rating:3.8
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: May 08th, 2009 at 2:35 pm
From: fairview , N C
By: s t


Avg. Rating:3
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 .
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jan 10th, 2009 at 1:05 pm
From: charleston, SC
By: kty


Avg. Rating:5
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!.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Aug 10th, 2008 at 2:33 pm
From: Blacksburg, VA
By: vk


Avg. Rating:2.5
This is a bar. The food is not good at all. I enjoyed the open walls and air conditioning. The service was good.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 18th, 2008 at 7:43 pm
From: lake norman, NC
By: ram


Avg. Rating:4
Driftwood was a great place to eat,wish it was still there but it closed several years ago,miss it,
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jun 25th, 2008 at 12:03 pm
From: mooresville, NC
By: ram


Avg. Rating:3
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..
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jun 20th, 2008 at 6:50 pm
From: mooresville, NC
By: ram


Avg. Rating:4.2
The driftwood closed several years ago, it was a great restaurant but its no longer there .
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jun 01st, 2008 at 5:37 pm
From: mooresville, NC
By: ram


Avg. Rating:3
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..
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Apr 04th, 2008 at 10:16 pm
From: Richmond, IN
By: ms


Avg. Rating:3
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Mar 06th, 2008 at 1:52 pm
From: Smithville , OHIO
By: nt


Avg. Rating:3
Sorry to hear the traditional Driftwood is really gone! Guess I won't bother driving up from Garden City to try it this summer!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Feb 05th, 2008 at 12:27 pm
From: Irmo, SC
By: es


Avg. Rating:3
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!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Feb 02nd, 2008 at 1:32 pm
From: sanford, NC
By: jw


Avg. Rating:3.8
I have eaten at the driftwood three times, and I really enjoyed the food. I plan to eat there again, once I relocate..
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Feb 01st, 2008 at 2:29 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: hp


Avg. Rating:4
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Oct 31st, 2007 at 7:19 pm
From: Lexington, SC
By: sje


Avg. Rating:2.5
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!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Oct 06th, 2007 at 11:53 pm
From: Charleston, WV
By: as


Avg. Rating:3.3
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.

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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Sep 11th, 2007 at 11:42 am
From: Mooresville, NC
By: flw


Avg. Rating:3.8
It was october 2005 I thought the place was excellent and the food and service was good.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 05th, 2007 at 7:01 pm
From: Marion, VA
By: jr


Avg. Rating:4.3
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!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: May 01st, 2007 at 9:41 am
From: Smithville, OHIO
By: n. tanner


Avg. Rating:5
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!

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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 18th, 2006 at 3:56 pm
From: Maryville, TN
By: ms


Avg. Rating:4.3
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!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 05th, 2006 at 6:43 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: sg


Avg. Rating:5
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 02nd, 2006 at 11:08 am
From: Greensboro, NC
By: scd


Avg. Rating:3
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!!!!!
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Sep 20th, 2005 at 3:47 pm
From: kettering , OH
By: kmp


Avg. Rating:4.7
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Aug 19th, 2005 at 9:44 am
From: LYNCHBURG, VA
By: kpm


Avg. Rating:0
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.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 18th, 2005 at 1:31 pm
From: Martinsburg, WV
By: mb


Avg. Rating:5
Sorry to hear that this great restraunt will not be open during my upcoming vacation.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Jul 08th, 2005 at 4:48 pm
From: north myrtle beach, SC
By: lb


Avg. Rating:4
Has not re-opened for the current season, due to construction of the many condos in this particular area around the Cherry Grove Pier.
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Boardwalk Beach Cafe
Posted: Dec 01st, 2004 at 7:33 pm
From: north myrtle beach, SC
By: mw


Avg. Rating:3.7
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.
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