Day 1 of the Myrtle Beach trip. We have already realized this is the land of pancake houses and mini golf, so we decided to jump in to
the local flavor. We made our way toward the beach of course, and on south Ocean Boulevard we found Spring Garden Pancake House across the street from miles of condos.
We entered a 1980’s time warp. The inside was done in florals – greens, pinks and burgundy – like grandma’s house. The garden theme was obvious, with artificial flowers everywhere and fancy wood birdcages near the entrance. Just inside the front door were two parrots in cages. Even the lighting fixtures over the tables were flowered chandeliers. The tables and banquettes were oak and green vinyl. Would not be good when hungover!
The service was prompt and friendly though. We had probably the youngest waiter, as most of the staff is from the 80’s too.
Ok, so they need a makeover. How’s the food? Good, basic pancake house fare. We tried fried eggs with corned beef hash with grits and wheat toast, and scrambled eggs with potato hash and toast. Coffee of course, with a pot left on the table for refills. The cook does know how to make eggs, as the over easy fried were actually over easy. There is just about everything you would want for breakfast, from French toast to western omelet. There just aren’t any special items or reason to return other than it is convenient to the condos that you are staying in.
Spring Garden Pancake House also sells bee pollen capsules and honey. Your paper placemat tells you all about these products. At
least that was the only sales pitch for it. You can purchase the items when you check out if you are so inclined. The products are right next to the employee time clock.
I expect to see Spring Garden Pancake House on a restaurant makeover show soon. It needs the help.