It's tempting to eat a lot of fast food on vacation. In your haste to go to the beach, hit all the hot spots and shop until you drop, a nice quiet dinner often gets lost in the mix.
Do your body and mind a favor by taking a night out from the vacation rush and enjoying a real meal in an upscale atmosphere. Change out of your swimsuit and flip-flops for more formal attire and experience one of the Grand Strand's many fine-dining establishments, Here are five to put on your to-do list:
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* 21 Main: You don't have to be a guest at North Beach Plantation to go to dinner at its award-winning steakhouse and sushi bar. Serving in-house aged cuts of prime beef, creative sushi combinations and an extensive wine list, 21 Main has first-class food to match its elegant atmosphere.
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* Bistro 90: This fine-dining eatery is a bit off the beatn path in rural Longs, but it's well worth the drive. Creative cuisine and seafood dishes have earned this small bistro a big reputation. Don't be surprised to be seated next to owners of other restaurants in the area.
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* Collector's Cafe & Gallery: This Myrtle Beach establishment is artsy in more ways than one. Not only do the works of local artists grace the walls of this restaurant/gallery, but the dishes involve a lot of culinary creativity as well.
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* Frank's Outback: If you make a trip down to Pawleys Island, be sure to experience the best in Lowcountry cuisine at Frank's. Featuring a main restaurant and back porch bistro that operate separately, you can't go wrong by dining at either place.
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* SeaBlue: This wine bar and tapas restaurant is trendy and elegant, something you might expect to find in New York instead of North Myrtle Beach. Offering great seafood items as well as international cuisine, this is the perfect place for the ideal date.