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Collector's Cafe
Collector's Cafe

Collector's Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.collectorscafeandgallery.com
  • Phone: (843) 449-9370
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Fridaay: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Molnar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have just started a small Catering business for off-site. If any interest please call and ask for Tommy Davis.
  • Private Party Facilities: There are several private rooms in this 6000 sq. ft. cafe and gallery. We have private rooms that range from 12 people to 30, and seat 75 in the main dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon Simmions (843) 449-9370
  • Entertainment: Live music once a month and a DJ every Friday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 79th avn. and Kings Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large long lot that is used by business by day and Collectors by night. It is also shared by a Rite-Aid.
    The cross street of 79th is the best way to enter the parking lot coming from the north. 77th Ave. is the best entrance if coming from the south.
A word from Collector's Cafe
The perfect place to meet friends, business associates, family or an elegant date. Collectors Cafe & Gallery combines world-class Mediterranean cuisine with a European coffee house that has beautiful works of art for sale in each room. The ambiance is exquisite, but the food is the main attraction. Prepared by Chef Carlos Mcgrigor and his sous chefs, entrees include Scallop Cakes, Rack of Lamb, Filet of Beef topped with Crab, as well as fresh fish. The fully functional gallery represents over 25 revolving artists. Paintings are sold each night with spring and fall openings to highlight new artists.
The art gallery, dining room, and coffee house lounge combine to create a one of a kind elegant dining experience.
Lunch is served week days with a relaxed atmosphere . Desserts are made fresh daily to complete this journey of the senses.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food good service and art work was okay I'll go back again!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Food was very good but very pricey. Very pretty inside but as it filled up it was quite noisy"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. Good was truly fantastic and the ambience with all the art is great."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Foodis outstanding! The signature scallop cake (appetizer or entree) is fabulous! Melt in your mouth fillet, beautiful salads, and desserts made by the owner are out of this world. Great night spot, art gallery as well. I had two 11 yr olds with me to celebrate my 50th birthday, and they were wonderfully accommodated ! Hands down the best spot on the Grand Strand! Locally owned."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It was amazing, second time to the restaurant and it was just as wonderful as the first time! Delicious food, best meal our whole trip down!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My family and I really enjoyed this restaurant during our trip to Myrtle Beach. The steak my daughter had was great. Even the kid's menu was upscale! My favorite part was the fabulous artwork and the friendliness of the owner and staff. The owner gave us a grand tour of all the rooms and the art, many pieces of which he painted."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Who else does scallop cakes? These are fantastic! If you're ever near Myrtle Beach.... This is the place to dine ! Everything I've ever eaten here was great. It's been a few years since I've been in the area... But the food was just as good as I remembered."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food quality at Collectors is consistently great. The Mahi special was very creative and delicious"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "we plan to come here whenever we are in the area. The food, presentation and service are always excellent, on a par with the best places in Charleston, SC, where we are accustomed to great restaurants. Recommend wholeheartedly."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for dinner with my sister visiting from Charleston. Service was very slow. Food was way overpriced for what was served. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nice ambiance with paintings everywhere. I feel the restaurant had an identity problem. Is it a bar. A coffee house. A restaurant. Or art gallery."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been dining here for about 10 years whenever we visit the area. The food is amazing, especially the scallop cake app. It is decorated with paintings from local artists and the artwork is for sale. There is one small negative, though, but it is not bad enough to keep us away. The wine comes out a little too warm, and could use a thinner glass. Food is delicious every time!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The premise of incorporating an art gallery and a restaurant isn't unique, but when done well makes for a lovely experience. This is a lovely experience. We went for lunch on our visit. Both of us had the tenderloin flat bread which was cooked to order, tender, and juicy. I tried the corn chowder for an appetizer. Delicious! One big negative is there is no child's offering at lunch. We almost left because of this. They found a solution. However, it was reluctant (waitress/hostess seemed very put out) and was not conveyed it was more expensive than the lunch offerings. This is a wonderful place if children are not involved. If you have children, go else where."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food and great service! We've been coming for the past few years and always enjoy it. I brought a group this year and they all agreed it was the best meal they've had in Myrtle Beach."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food and service very good.decor is tired and needs updating. Artwork is distracting and does not add anything.have had lunch here and it was not very good. Dinner is better option.Wish lunch could be more creative."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love Collector's Cafe and we are never disappointed! We had a wonderful meail and wine and the dining experiene was truly exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I'm vacationing in myrtle beach and I looked up a restaurant that served beef carpaccio and this was the only one on the list so I decided to give it a try even though it said it was very expensive. I was very disappointed the mustard was overtaking the flavor and I didn't taste anything but mustard. There's not a lot of options in the menu and they don't allow any sort of substitution. The plate that I wanted to order came with brocolini and I don't like brocolini and asked the server if I could substitute for another vegetable and I was told " No they don't do substitutions here". Not enough food on the plate. The drinks were not good as well. Way too overpriced."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Menu needs more variety. The only reason we don't go more often is that the menu doesn't change very often."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent!! Will definitely recommend to my friends!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great local gem in an "ocean" of favorless restaurant chains!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have had good and bad experiences at this restaurant. Our last experience was very good, with the food being excellent and the service good. The service has at times been mediocre but our last experience was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We looked for something different and the Collector's Café was certainly that, good ambience and an interesting place to eat. The menu was very restrictive to fish (my wife does not eat fish) - so she was left with one choice Filet Steak, which was OK. So could look to expand their menu a little to increase choice other than fish. Would go back if the menu was expanded."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Interesting restaurant with art for sale all over the different dining rooms"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was divine and the atmosphere spectacular. Great hidden gem!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great local's restaurant. Great atmosphere, food and deserts! We had the Lamb and it was delicious. Highly recommend it when in North Myrtle Beach, SC. When you go ask for Morgan."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. It was our only night out, because we ate in the remainder of the time we were staying at Myrtle Beach. I had actually been here before, but I wanted my wife to experience it as well. Her Mon was an artist, and she lost her two years ago, so the restaurant had a very special meaning to her. Her Father In law was with us as well, and his comment was "best restaurant in Myrtle Beach - hands down". A little pricy, but well worth it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Interesting food, good service, and pleasing decor!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a reservation & this restaurant was closed for a private event. We checked in with the hostess and she wasn't sure how to handle our request so she asked the manager and he would not even speak with us so we left disappointed."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We dined here on May 19 because it was close to my hotel and my son's home. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. My son has been a server at fine dining restaurants for years and he was very impressed with her skills. Our meals were nicely presented and delicious. The wine list is quite pricey. The restaurant is very expensive so be prepared to pay for the eclectic atmosphere and superb meal."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We've been to CC a few times and enjoyed it. For our 7:30 reservation last Saturday night we were seated in the bar area rather than the dining room. When I asked to be reseated I was offered a table in the "grill area" which, like the bar, tends to be busy and noisy. The food was again good (I had Bouillabaisse, wife had Sonoran Chicken, both had Caprese Salad & Creme Brulee) but the seating didn't meet my expectations. For a special occasion I would choose a different restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner there. The service was food. Would recommend the beef carpaccio and bouillabaisse. My husband had the Cajun pasta and it was a bit heavy on the cayenne, but overall good. The peanut butter mousse was yummy and definitely enough for the two of us to share. We loved the bread basket and complimentary pesto, hummus and rosemary olive oil dipping sauces. The dress was business casual to somewhat dressy."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always a challenge to find a good place to eat in a strange town. Open Table certainly helps and finding Collector's Cafe is a perfect example. This is a charming find, nestled in a strip mall (over the years, we've found several great restaurants in unexpected places). The walls are covered with interesting art pieces, the overall decorations are perfect. Our waiter was friendly, helpful, efficient and knowledgeable about the food as well as some of the art work. The Myrtle Beach area has lots of good dining options, but if you want a sure winner, try Collector's Cafe. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you have not been to Collector's Cafe in North Myrtle Beach, you are missing out! This quaint restaurant not only offers fabulous food but you dine surrounded by local artists creations."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our first time here as we live up in Calabash but we were pleasantly surprised by the food and ambiance !! Other than Seablue, Vintage Twelve and Croissants there are not many places that serve this quality ....we will certainly return!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Each room was unique, giving the entire restaurant an eclectic feel. Would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our party of 4 all enjoyed our evening on Friday. The bar area was pretty busy we ate at the open kitchen area at a high top. Our waitress was helpful, & attentive. The carpaccio is always great there & the scallop appetizer was delicious as well. Main dishes were prepared perfectly too, we had a filet, salmon & magi magi. Will look forward to going there again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My best friend and I had dinner on 4/30/2014. She ordered the rack of lamb and I ordered the file mignon. Both entrees were exceptional in taste, quality, and preparation. The lamb was the best I have tasted, perhaps, ever. My steak topped with a buttermilk/blue cheese dressing was terrific. Do yourself a favor and order either one. Lamb came with curried rice, roasted cauliflower (delicious) and fresh, tender sprigs of cilantro. Steak came with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Wonderful ingredients. Dessert was key lime pie which was fantastic. Multiple visits over the last 11 years. Never disappointed. Best place at the Myrtle. Enjoy."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our overall experience at the Collector's Cafe was wonderful. We were seated in the main dining room and all the tables were full. Acoustics not the best so the noise level was a little high. Service was great, our server was very pleasant and helpful. Our party of four enjoyed the entire dining experience, it was very relaxing. The Trout entree was delicious as was the Carpaccio appetizer. I was not that fond of the Bouillaisse, it was a little too bland for my taste. The four of us also enjoyed the Pomegranate Martinis. After dinner we toured the restaurant's various other rooms whose walls were filled with art, a must-do when you go. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This was a great choice for dinner. Each room of the restaurant is filled with painting from local artists, including one of the owners. The service was outstanding and the food was great. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We got to Collector's Cafe on time and was seated right away. Another table was seated just after us and their server was right there. we waited 15 mins for a server to come over but no one did. We then decided to leave and on our way out the host who was eating his dinner at the host stand didn't even say anything to us. So we walked to Lombardo's of Myrtle Beach nd had a fabulous meal with great service."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We did Collectors based on reviews. Lunch was excellent--every dish and dessert was on point. I recommend the blackened salmon and the coconut cake--to die for."
    Dined on 4/25/2014