When I have time to give the meal attention to detail, breakfast is my favorite, hands down. So when a restaurant puts together something with a fun twist, I’m alllll over it. That’s how the restaurant lands itself firmly on my list of favorites.
I find there are two types of Eggs Benedict lovers – the purists and the thrill-seekers. My husband is a purist. I’m not. While I love a nice, traditional plating of this traditional breakfast feast, it’s that twist that jacks me every single time. And the twist in what I’m about to describe makes all the difference.
My favorite is the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict at Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach.
The restaurant sits oceanfront at 31st Avenue. Once a literal house, now a popular restaurant, this historic establishment offers cozy seating areas, indoor dining with a view, and covered patio dining. Perfect for all seasons, it’s homey with amazing food and service.
The last time we visited, the sky was gray, but the view was no less mesmerizing. This is taken on the patio, which is my favorite spot to sit. It can be a little chilly if it’s really cold outside, but typically it’s very comfortable, even in the summer.
So the food… imagine traditional Eggs Benedict, just kicked up a few nautical notches. Instead of an English muffin, the foundation of this dish is a…ready for this? A fried green tomato. Be still my southern heart! Next on the tower is a crab cake. And not crab cakes that are mostly filler. These mothers are stuffed with succulent, sweet crab and they make me happy.
The next two layers are what qualifies this dish as a EB – poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Isn’t it beautiful?
But I’m weird and like to cut it all up so the favors combine and sauces (yolk and hollandaise) coat everything. This could be a product of having old brothers who, when I was younger, would mix everything together? Who knows…but this is how it goes down when I order this masterpiece of a breakfast.
While I don’t have a picture of it, my close second favorite breakfast item at Sea Captain’s House is the Seafarer’s Omelette, which is PACKED with seafood and cheese – which isn’t usually a good combination, but it works and it’s delicious!
Do you have a Myrtle Beach favorite? Doesn’t matter what kind of food, I’ll try it! Leave it in the comments!
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