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We are going to myrtle beach at the end of the month. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I am having problems figuring out what I can eat. I know we will be eating out at the beach, so i wondered what restaurants would be good choices.

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We are going to myrtle beach at the end of the month. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I am having problems figuring out what I can eat. I know we will be eating out at the beach, so i wondered what restaurants would be good choices.

There are three Outback Steakhouses in the area and one Bonefish Grill. Also an Uno Chicago Grill; the location in Lexington near where I am has gluten-free pizza, so perhaps the MB location will, too. Anyway, Uno's gluten-free menu is usually reliable (though there is a thread on this forum about exceptions, so be sure to talk with the manager). There is also a Carrabba's. You notice I'm only mentioning chains; this isn't a poor reflection on Myrtle Beach or on South Carolina, but on the country at large. We just aren't very good at providing gluten-free options, except at the large scale. (The only reflection on Myrtle Beach is that much the most popular style is Calabash seafood, ie breaded and fried. Soooo, you probably need not bother about going to Murrells Inlet for their famous seafood restaurants (at least without calling ahead).)

Here's the Gluten Free Registry entry for Myrtle Beach: http://www.glutenfreeregistry.com/gluten-f...=Myrtle%20Beach These are sometimes somewhat out of date.

A site called Celiac Handbook lists restaurants in SC they say make an effort to provide gluten-free offerings. The only one in MB not mentioned already was this one: http://www.abuelos.com/

These guys are said to be gluten-free friendly: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/229/1100300/re...-Pawleys-Island As Pawleys is a bit of a drive from MB, you definitely want to call ahead.

If you're staying some place with a kitchen, you can of course do your own cooking. There are health food stores in MB: http://www.nlnaturalfoods.com/retailer/sto...D6665062CBB7A05

Here's some past threads from this site asking about Myrtle Beach: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&...;fp=BLbLYqPX4Oc

Good luck, have a good trip, and welcome to the board!

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We are going to myrtle beach at the end of the month. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I am having problems figuring out what I can eat. I know we will be eating out at the beach, so i wondered what restaurants would be good choices.

Hopefully you'll have a place with a kitchen, because you'll be eating in a lot.There are two health food stores here,both which have cafes,but I can't remember many safe items on their menu.Duffy Street has excellent seafood,but skip the cornbread,it's got wheat flour in it.Stay away from the asian..with the exception of the Blue Elephant and the Bangkok House(both Thai) it is all subpar here.Kroger will steam shrimp and crab legs for you,and the 501 and the Main Street in North Myrtle locations have excellent selections of gluten free products.There is a farmer's market in Myrtle 3 days a week(friday saturday sunday I believe) with fresh local produce.As for breakfast,it depends on how badly you react to cross contamination.You can get a breakfast of grits,eggs,some form of breakfast meat,and possibly hashbrowns very cheaply here,but it's all going to be cooked on the same grill as pancakes,french toast ect.Buffets are a giant no-no..you can assume everything is glutened when you walk in,just from people moving the spoons around.

I live here,so if you need any specific advice, let me know.

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Hey, my 15 yr old daughter just made it there about noon today (Sat) and we are heading there on the 25th. So far, I know that at Broadway at the Beach, you have Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and Senor Frogs. When we were at Universal over Christmas, we spent most of our time at Margaritaville because it had great gluten-free food at very reasonable prices--even gluten-free beer. I've already talked to the manager and the menu is the same--you might want to call there now because they are taking priority seating already.

Senor Frogs: Looks like the Aqua tacos are okay. I've been playing phone tag with the manager for the past several days. Maybe you'll have better luck. We love the party atmosphere in there--it's such a blast.

Bonefish grill has gluten-free and there is a Uno's at Broadway that the manager said they definitely have gluten-free pizza.

And I found a health store in Mb and North MB that has a fantastic selection of gluten-free items. I talked to the manager and they have everything in the store that they have online. The store is: New Life Natural Foods Myrtle Beach.

There is Logan's and the Outback.

There is a Sam's close to Broadway--I plan on getting my crab legs and just cooking in our condo.

I've tried to get in touch with our favorite, pre-gluten free Japanese restaurant Myabi's, but they won't return phone calls. But, I'm packing gluten-free teriyaki and tamari, just in case.

If you're going the last week in July, we'll be staying close to restaurant row on Shore Drive.

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:angry: I just got the phone call from DD that she thinks she'll just be glutened all week. She just had to have a bite of the deep fried oreos at Barefoot Landing. She thinks she'll just be sick and bloated all week and eat whatever she wants.

I told her if she gets back to me bloated and b%$@#y, then I'll ground her for the week between when she's home and when we go. Plus, it'll screw up her monthly and she'd better not be shark bait for our family trip.

Teens--they know it all.

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:angry: I just got the phone call from DD that she thinks she'll just be glutened all week. She just had to have a bite of the deep fried oreos at Barefoot Landing. She thinks she'll just be sick and bloated all week and eat whatever she wants.

I told her if she gets back to me bloated and b%$@#y, then I'll ground her for the week between when she's home and when we go. Plus, it'll screw up her monthly and she'd better not be shark bait for our family trip.

Teens--they know it all.

Between the deep fried seafood buffets, the brownies at the Living Room, and Boulineau's doughnuts, it's hard to vacation here and not screw up.(the last one was my weakness for a long time).

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If you all like food being thrown and rude obnoxious waiters, then Dick's is for you. I called for my DD. Basically sandwiches w/o the bread, not the marinated chicken. But you could get a chicken cesar salad w/o croutons and sub ranch dressing. (Barefoot Landing)

Benjamins Original Calabash has a chicken platter marinated in a safe italian dressing with a baked potato on the side and salad bar.

And today, they thought they saw a shark about a foot from them and got out of the water. Then, the lifeguards were telling everyone to get out of the water because there were schools of fish, which means sharks are close behind. They told the lifeguard they thought there was a shark earlier and he said sharks had been all over that area today. Eeks!

I called Capt. Benjamins Calabash 401 kings hghway. 843-626-9354 which is a hole in the wall--they are the one's with the platter.

She went to the original Benjamin's up in Restaurant Row which is huge and costs $36 pp. She got a salad and some ribs that were safe because she hates seafood. And the crab legs are what you pay for.

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We are going to myrtle beach at the end of the month. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I am having problems figuring out what I can eat. I know we will be eating out at the beach, so i wondered what restaurants would be good choices.

Hi,

We go on vacation to Myrtle Beach every summer. My husband, Jeff has celiac and the places we like to eat are Cheeseburger in Paradise (they have a website so you can look at their menu) their cheeseburgers are so good. Also we have been to the Dixie Stampeed if you decide to go their you need to make reservations and at that time tell them you need a gluten free meal. Our waitress was very helpful and knew what my husband could and couldn't have. The food was great and so was the show. Outback, Bonefish Grill and have been to Red Lobster (he usually gets lobster or crablegs with garlic mashed potatos.

I hope this helps and have a great trip.

Sue

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I HIGHLY recommend any of the local restaurants, they're so willing to work with you. I lived down in that direction for several years and just got back from a vacation down there. Try Prossers in Murrells Inlet, it's a BBQ place and the BBQ is a vinegar based, so it's safe. It's your option for sauces but if you get some BBQ to go...you can use your own sauce. Bovines in Murrells Inlet will completely cater to you and your disease/allergy. I'm a very sensitive celiac and I didn't run into any issues. There's also a place called High Hammocks at the Hammock Shops in Pawley's Island that has gluten free options. Or you could head toward Conway for some Buffalo Wild Wings (should you feel the need for some spice :) )

I honestly have not had any trouble at local restaurants, they're so understanding and careful...I'm generally one who avoids chains because I feel like they're not!! However, there's a PF Changs at Market Commons that is gluten friendly and Cheeseburger in Paradise is nice. I tend to avoid Outback after several bad experiences.

A lot of the grocery stores have plenty of gluten free options .I even found the gluten free Betty Crocker mixes at the Lowes Foods en route to Murrells : )

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I HIGHLY recommend any of the local restaurants, they're so willing to work with you. I lived down in that direction for several years and just got back from a vacation down there. Try Prossers in Murrells Inlet, it's a BBQ place and the BBQ is a vinegar based, so it's safe. It's your option for sauces but if you get some BBQ to go...you can use your own sauce. Bovines in Murrells Inlet will completely cater to you and your disease/allergy. I'm a very sensitive celiac and I didn't run into any issues. There's also a place called High Hammocks at the Hammock Shops in Pawley's Island that has gluten free options. Or you could head toward Conway for some Buffalo Wild Wings (should you feel the need for some spice :) )

I honestly have not had any trouble at local restaurants, they're so understanding and careful...I'm generally one who avoids chains because I feel like they're not!! However, there's a PF Changs at Market Commons that is gluten friendly and Cheeseburger in Paradise is nice. I tend to avoid Outback after several bad experiences.

A lot of the grocery stores have plenty of gluten free options .I even found the gluten free Betty Crocker mixes at the Lowes Foods en route to Murrells : )

Hi I found the Betty Crocker mixes too at our grocery store here in town. I have made the chocolate chip cookies several times (my husband really likes those) the yellow cake, and the brownies, still have the chocolate cake mix in our panty:)

Sue

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Hi all. We just got back from a sunny fun-filled vaca.

J Buffets Margaritaville has a great expanded gluten-free menu. Manager came to our table 2x to make sure everything okay.

I was going to go to one of the Thai places mentioned earlier, but the snazzy ad in one of the guides lured me in to a place called Black Thai. NOT A GOOD CHOICE. The host who looked to be from a country south of the border couldn't even speak English, let alone Thai. I had my triumph dining cards, to boot and within 10 minutes we decided we didn't want to be sick on my B-day, so we left and went to The Melting Pot. Yummy.

Uno's had delicious pizza and relatively cheap.

Greg Norman's was very risky and over priced, not affordable fine dining as their ad said. I called and was told the chef would come out and they seemed to be on top of things until we got there and clearly that was not the case. Chef did not come out and server was an idiot who didn't know a thing. But when its 9:30 p.m. and we had just came back from a scary fishing charter where we had been caught in the perfect storm--well... you'll eat. We never got sick, but we were lucky. Would not go back.

Now Rioz......Aahhhh 15 different types of beef, lamb, chicken and extremely fresh veggies on a buffet bar.....Make reservations and it was delicious. Pricey at $35, but you really have to experience it.....Will definitely return there.. Servers come to your table when you flip over a little green coin and bring sizzling hot meat and will cut it until you stay stop. They'll return as many times as you want. Filet mignon, lamb. And the manager explained the only things to stay away from were the sushi. Delicious. When you compare the price to the Melting Pot or one of the All you can eat Seafood Buffets, the price was moderate or similar.

Abuelo's was really great, but the waitress was extremely rude.

Senor Frog's we just had cheese enchiladas (made with corn tortillas), chef nachos, and had the fajitas served with the corn tortillas. JUST MAKE SURE THEY BRING THE RIGHT TORTILLAS, they look similar, but I quickly smelled them and handed them to our friends--definitely wheat.

I know we ate out 7 nights, but I can't think of any of the others, right now.

Oh and the people at the health food store were really nice and it was extremely well stocked for such a small area.

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There is a new P F Changs down at Market commons.

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Our family (2 of us are gluten intolerant) just returned from a week in Myrtle Beach. While we made most of our own meals, we did venture out a few times.

I can recommend:

* Outback (Locations in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach)

* Bonefish Grill (Locations in NMB and MB)

* P.F. Chang's

I can NOT recommend:

* Phillips Seafood in MB. We ate here several years ago, before we even knew what 'gluten' was. At that time, this was an above average restaurant with a great menu and decor. This time, we asked at the desk, and the hostess didn't have a clue what 'gluten free' meant. The majority of the restaurant is now 'under renovation'. We took our seats and looked at the menu. It was now only 1 page, and mostly fried foods. Since there didn't seem to be anything there for us, we left, and went to ...

* Captain George's Seafood Restaurant. We had also eaten here several years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the buffet. Our hope was that a restaurant this big would have a good handle on what 'gluten free' meant. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, but she knew nothing about 'gluten', which wasn't a problem, because she offered to get the Kitchen Manager for us. Before the Kitchen Manager came, she brought us a sheet for their management use only which contained a list of items on their buffet that may contain gluten. It was a list of virtually everything: all dressings, all sea creatures with legs, etc. Anyways, the very confident Kitchen Manager eventually came and gave the 2 gluten intolerant people in our party a tour of the buffet. He proceeded to provide poor info, saying things like "you can't have that because it has cheese in it", and contradicted information from the sheet we saw. Bottom line: We didn't feel at all comfortable eating there. So, we left and went to Bonefish Grill and had a wonderful meal.

Unsure about:

Original Benjamin's Seafood Buffet. I emailed them several weeks in advance. They responded promptly, but basically said that they haven't done a very good job at labeling the gluten-free buffet items. I replied to the email asking for more details about what items were gluten-free, to determine if it was worth our time and the $31 per person. Their response was that I should talk with the Kitchen Manager when we arrived in town. While we would have loved to have eaten here, we just didn't have a good feeling about it, especially after what happened at Captain George's.

Hope this helps someone! (And I hope more local restaurants get on board the gluten-free train for our next visit!)

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