MYRTLE BEACH – A restaurant recently opened at the north end of Myrtle Beach in a building that previously housed restaurants like Dairy Barn, Dairy Queen, Jimmyz Original Hibachi House and more.
But the owner/operator of Beached, a new informal location located at 6108 N. Kings Highway, plans to go around the neighborhood near Grande Dunes, and perhaps even introduce the brand to other coastal areas along the Grand Strand in the future.
Dylan Ferguson moved from New York to the Myrtle Beach area two years ago and after watering and serving for a while, wanted to do something different where he could give back to the community — just like on a recent Monday in Beeched where area lifeguards received a 20 percent discount off their meal.
“You can serve and water, but it’s not as elegant as I want it to be here,” Ferguson said. “I’m helping out with the list. I’m basically building (the beach) from the ground up.”
The specialty menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, bowls, wraps, baskets, salads, sides and a three-item kids menu. But what really stands out, according to Ferguson, is the partnership with Benjamin’s Bakery in Surfside Beach where Beached gets its bread from.
“His bread is honestly one of the best I’ve eaten here,” Ferguson said. “Being from New York, it’s all about the bread. It’s fresh and made daily.”
One of the most popular burgers on the menu, Ferguson said, is Traffic Jam, which is two patties of fresh beef, two slices of smoked cheddar cheese with walnuts, bacon jam, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Another sought-after sandwich is the Weekender, which is steak marinated in Korean sauce, grilled onions, and melted provolone cheese.
“The majority of our menu is made fresh in-house daily,” Ferguson said. “Everything has a nice personal touch to it. We take our time with everything and make sure the food quality and presentation is just right. Prices are really good for the quality of the food you get.”
Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant features a covered patio for al fresco dining as well as a drive-through window due to open soon. Beached does not currently serve beer or wine but does serve Pepsi products.
If the project succeeds, Ferguson said he could see Beached opening in other areas of the Grand Strand, which stretches from Little River to Georgetown County.
“We are constantly building on the menu, adding new things and removing things,” Ferguson said. “We want to see what works best here. I feel proud when I see people come and eat their food and love it and then leave good reviews.”