Oh, how I regret even writing this list. Now all I can think about is a beach vacation, waterfront dining, and a frozen cocktail. And technically if I left now I could have that by lunchtime. As the weather gets warmer if you’re like me you are dreaming about that beach vacation. And if restaurants are some of the most important decisions you make on a trip, you’ll want to keep reading. I recently came across a list by The Kitchn called America’s Best Beach Towns for Food Lovers. And if that isn’t enough, the number one beach town for food lovers is right here in the Carolinas.

I’ll be honest with you I expected it to be a different place. Now one important distinction is that these are beach towns. So while Charleston often ranks high on these lists, it did not qualify for this one. Though the food there is nothing short of spectacular. Think more of small beach communities. As someone who grew up going to the beach in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach, I was a little surprised Calabash, NC was not included on this list. Calabash seafood is famous, and there is no shortage of restaurants in the tiny town. But the South Carolina destination that The Kitchn named the best beach town for food lovers? I’d wager every person in the Carolinas came name at least one restaurant there. I know you’ve seen the t-shirts. I’ve never been to this town or the restaurant, but I have one. Think you know what it is? Keep reading to see the top 10 beach towns for food lovers. And if you need me, I’ll be finding something better than what I packed this morning to have for lunch.

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