After a day of errands, I stopped in to grab a quick bite to eat at the newest location of River City Cafe. It sets itself apart from other burger conglomerates on the grand strand by its unique decor of underground posh meets graffiti, all wrapped up in a feeling of comfort.
The walls are covered in license plates from around the country, the tables are decorated with hand-drawn paintings, and the floor is scattered with peanuts. The entire restaurant is covered in notes and autographs from past costumers, staking their claim on their hometown tags or right where they sat for lunch. The wait staff is friendly, remembering faces and orders of regulars and being patient with newcomers.
Our server, Dawn, recommended the Peanut butter burger with bacon, her personal favorite which was too odd to turn down. Surprisingly good, I didn’t have to take her up on her offer to buy my lunch if I didn’t love it. Other menu items were simple american classics with a River City twist, all fresh and satisfying.
The first River City Cafe is located in Murrells Inlet and has expanded into 7 locations. For a full menu or coupons visit www.rivercitycafe.com
- Stephanie L Robusto