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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Water Park
“Fun place to take the kids if you are not wanting to spend the day at the ocean! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pier
“Garden City Beach and Pier are great places to take the family. Nice area to go to the beach. Pier is good for fishing or grabbing a drink at the very end, for great views.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“You can walk to the Conch. Great food, mostly seafood and a lot of fried seafood. Fantastic views of the beach! Also has a bar with great bartenders!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Kroger Grocery Store is .3 tens of a mile. It proudly host a Starbucks Store.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Flea Market
“For those of you into flea markets, this is one of the biggest ones around.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“If you like to wander gardens this place is for you! It was once an artist community, so you will see beautiful sculptures through out your travels. It was once a rice plantation owned by Aaron Burr's Son-in-Law. They also hold concerts on the lawn.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sara J's is within walking distance located on the creek at Garden City. They offer great seafood and have an early bird special. Enjoy dining on their open deck watching people crab, shrimp or kayak. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food. This is the "Cheers" bar of Surfside Beach whether you are a local or you haven't been there before. The staff is wonderful. Tell them we sent you please. They have the best burgers, prime rib sandwiches on the weekends and their inlet crab dip is indulgently delcious! They have Family Feud game on Fridays and Music Bingo on Saturday nights at 7:30.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Neighbourhood
“Enjoy live entertainment and drinks at each of this pier as well as fishing! The Garden City Pier offers dining, ice cream, games, rides and shopping! ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“You can walk to the Conch. Great food, mostly seafood and a lot of fried seafood. Fantastic views of the beach! Also has a bar with great bartenders!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sara J's is within walking distance located on the creek at Garden City. They offer great seafood and have an early bird special. Enjoy dining on their open deck watching people crab, shrimp or kayak. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food. This is the "Cheers" bar of Surfside Beach whether you are a local or you haven't been there before. The staff is wonderful. Tell them we sent you please. They have the best burgers, prime rib sandwiches on the weekends and their inlet crab dip is indulgently delcious! They have Family Feud game on Fridays and Music Bingo on Saturday nights at 7:30.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
“24 hour Burger and hot dog place. Recommend the "ocean burger" or you can just sit and relax while you enjoy your 5 cent coffee. Really, its only a nickle. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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