It had been a couple of years since we'd been to Collector's. The place is just as unique, upscale and energetic as we remembered it, and the food is always high quality. On the other hand, prices are approaching the stratosphere, and now you have to pay extra for a salad (used to come with the entree). We were disappointed in our waiter. We've always had pleasant, eager-to-please wait staff here but this guy started to argue with us about what we had ordered, insisted he was correct when he brought out the wrong item, and even if he was correct, and my wife and I are both blithering idiots, you don't pick a fight with your customers. This is normally a great place to visit occasionally. Recommended but be sure to bring Daddy's credit card.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in
My favorite restaurant in all Myrtle Beach. A favorite of locals and people with second homes in the area. Food is the best in the area, an not a tourist vibe at all. Top notch wait staff. Also wonderful art on walls . We always go to Collectors, whenever we are in Myrtle Beach. Tommy Davis is the proprietor, and is usually always aroun and very hands on.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
We have dined here many times over the last 5 years or so and have enjoyed it each visit. The scallop appetizer is wonderful, the specials are always well executed and different and the coconut cake is to die for! The art work is fun and, since it is for sale, always changes. Good wine list too! Very different from all the other Myrtle Beach places....this is no all-u-can-eat feeding trough!! One of our favorite beach restaurants ever!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating my wife's birthday was rewarded with both our entrees being excellent in presentation and in taste. Our server was as personable as any we have ever had, and the food was delivered in a timely manner.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An evening to remember
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good food, albeit a bit
very good food, albeit a bit pricey. what really stands out though is the restaurant decor and the artwork. it is marvelous, and adds a lot to the dining experience. very fun.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unassuming from the outside but exceeds expectations once inside. Innovative cuisine and a great atmosphere.
We just moved here from Raleigh and have been looking for our new favorite places.
This is definitely up at the top of the list.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, loved all the
Great food, loved all the oil paintings and art displayed all over.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been to Collector's Cafe in 10 years but it was as great as I remember. The food and service were top notch. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Myrtle Beach.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Myrtle Beach Gem
Not a tourist trap. Locals abound. Menu had fantastic choices that covered all the bases. Our group of five each had wonderful
appetizers, entrees and desserts. Food was just outstanding. Staff was great and really offered lots of info about the menu selections. Nice wine list too. Add to that the art on the walls by local artists and you really do get up and roam the restaurant enjoying the art which is for sale. Each room has a different decor and feel. If you are in MB and want to get off the beaten path for a special meal, go here.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still great, after all these years!
We've searched for better black bean cakes than Collectors ever since Carlos, their inventor, retired. The ones now being made are not as good as they used to be, but still...nobody does them better. Fresh fish, great duck breast and, if you like garlic, great scallops, too.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great but rushed
The outside looks like a strip mall - completely unremarkable - but the inside is elegant. We were slightly more casual than the average diner - my wife and I were dressed smartly but our kids were in shorts and sandles - that was our expectation for a Myrtle Beach restaurant with a store front in a strip mall. The food and atmosphere (and the price tag) was top-shelf. but I felt like we were rushed through our meal - perhaps they did not care for the casual appearance of my kids. When I am spending two bills for dinner for four, I dont expect to be in and out in 30 minutes for a 3 course meal plus wine. We did not stay for dessert - even though the menu was heavenly. We ate ice cream on the beach instead.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Must experience this hidden gem!
Thank you for the wonderful dining experience! We like to try out different venues with each visit to our second home and this is one we will pass on to our friends! Excellent cut of steak & friendly, knowledgeable wait staff.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Dining Experience
Lovely ambiance, delicious food, friendly service and beautiful artwork! The pan sauteed scallop cakes were amazing! I am so thankful that my server Kylie recommended this amazing dish!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and ambiance
This was a revisit from a date from high school. Food was good but not what it was cracked up to be. Ambiance was romantic and grown up.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Scallop Cakes
I loved how all the rooms showcased the artwork. We had the scallop cakes, and I cannot think of anything more divine! The tomato scallion sauce was incredible!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of six really enjoyed it. Scallop cakes, bouillabaisse, lamb chops - all excellent. Attentive service. Expensive, but everything is special; nothing run-of-the-mill here, and beautiful presentation. Lovely place inside.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday a little disappointing
We made sure to let the staff know it was both my adds birthday and my parents 50 anniversary. No champagne or free dessert nothing just some sparky letters on the table! How many couples reach this milestone, I was highly disappointed!!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent. Waitress
Service was excellent. Waitress was very pleasant. Food was excellent. Rack of Lamb dish was outstanding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting restaurant in Myrtle
We enjoyed Collectors Cafe. My guest didn't think the food was "meditteranean" but it definitely had those influences in my opinion. Food was flavorful and portions were just the right size. We loved walking around looking at all the artwork afterwards.
Recommended for sure.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the ambiance to the food, I thought it was spot on. The plating design was appetizing. Try to save room for dessert, they are heavenly.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go again, food was cook as asked and served perfectly.
A little pricey but worth it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Collectors Cafe is a GEM!
My husband, kids and I dine at CC every time we are in town when we visit family in the area. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere with a sophisticated menu, presentation and service. It's a treat to go!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food once again!
We decided to go back after we felt a few years ago the restaurant had gotten inconsistent. This time, the food was excellent.
The only thing is next time we may not order app or salad, but were overpriced for portion size. The calamari bruschetta app was $15 and was excellent, but for this price, the portion should be at least 1/2 size bigger with at least 2 pieces of bread. How much could that cost? Also, the mixed salad for $9 was ridiculous. I would have been ashamed to serve it since it was greens, a few beans on top, and the cheese that was supposed to be mixed in was ridiculous. The $9 piece of cake for dessert was a huge portion, but I would think you would sell more if you cut down on price and portion. Next time-only entrees!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Collectors Cafe is a work of art.
From the moment you walk in it feels special and cozy. The food along with the atmosphere is truly a" work of art." The presentation on the food is lovely, tasty and very fresh. I recommend the scallop cakes. Different and delicious. The beef tenderloin also was quite tender and delicious(according to a fussy husband) Make it a must try place when you are in Myrtle Beach. This was our second time and we can't wait to go back and try something new even though once you try the scallop cakes may make that impossible for me. They also have great coffee in so many wonderful flavors to sit back and enjoy along with the lovely artwork on the walls. Collectors Cafe will not disappoint I'm sure.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, High-Quality Venue
Collectors Cafe is a regular dinner stop for us in Myrtle Beach; this was our fourth meal there. The place is decorated with original art of varying quality, for sale, and there are several dining rooms of varying size and intimacy. The menu is extensive, fairly expensive, and appetizing--very difficult to choose an entree, with so many good ones available! The wine list is quite long and interesting, and not particularly over-priced. The Hostess seats couples in intimate corners, if available--the one where we sat this time was next to a long-unused entryway, with brass railings which were badly corroded. This gave our table a wrong-side-of-the-tracks feel. Tthe staff consistently pronounced "haricot verts" as "harrycot vurts".
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great place to be in Myrtle
Black bean cakes still a specialty, and any seafood is creatively prepared. Not a low-country tourist locale!
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waiter was a little hard to
Waiter was a little hard to warm up to. He seemed to be preoccupied. Promised to bring us bread but the bread was still in the oven. With entrees over $25 bread should have been ready especially at 6:00 p.m. Food tasted great but was a little on the expensive side.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stimulation for 4 of the 5 Senses
My party of five went to Collector's Cafe to celebrate a birthday. We were given a table that accommodated one celebrant who was handicapped. The waitress was warm and friendly and very helpful in explaining the menu and the contents of the dishes. No part of the dining experience was rushed, so there was plenty of time to stroll around the restaurant and view the artwork. Many of the pieces gave us plenty to talk about. The food, both meat and fish, was outstanding. This is truly the place to go for "a night out."
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I spent a bit of time looking
I spent a bit of time looking over the menu...I was undecided, but I shouldn't have been - everything is wonderful!
We had a great meal! The wine was great, the food excellent, we were very happy. We didn't leave enough room for desert so we came back the next day for coffee and desert for lunch!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neat little place
Very quaint, interesting place. The ambiance is quaint and the art on the walls makes it a nice experience. I had the Wahoo special which was presented beautifully. Unfortunately, the fish was slightly overcooked, but still tasty. My wife had the steak which was cooked to perfection. I would recommend the Collector's Cafe for a romantic dinner or for a small group.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience was a little different. There were paintings from different artists all around the room, some for sale. The menu offered variety, and we all had something different. The seafood was really good and the filet excellent. The wine list was varied and substantial. We would recommend this restaurant and would return.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a bit overpriced
This is a unique restaurant, with beautiful artwork for sale on all the walls in all the many different rooms. Food was great & service was excellent as well. However, I felt it was a bit overpriced for the portions you got. My husband ordered a filet, accompanied by a side salad, thinking the salad would be included at the $32 price. We get the bill and discovered the side salad was an extra $7. That puts this in the same price range as Ruth's Chris, and in my opinion, although the filet was delicious, it wasn't Ruth's Chris. Wouldn't go back for that reason. We ordered three appetizers and the one entree, with two side salads and three glasses of wine, and the bill was $135 before tip.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip
We always try to dine at Collector's Cafe when we are in the area. We drove down from Sunset Beach, NC and were not disappointed. Dinner was excellent. My husband thought it was the best salmon that he had eaten out. My duck breast was prepared perfectly as ordered -- medium plus! Rose made excellent recommendations for the wines which were very fairly priced. We dine often in some of Philadelphia's best restaurants and Collector's compares very favorably.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience.
Great in all areas. Food, wine, dinner, desserts(Homemade) and atmosphere. Our server was excellent. We make this a regular stop when in Myrtle Beach.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended by some folks with whom we dined in Charleston the night before. We searched it out and made a reservation. It is a hidden gem. The food was absolutely fabulous, from the steak and pasta to the pumpkin creme brûlée. We so enjoyed ourselves and would return if we ever come again to Myrtle Beach.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The third time we have eaten at Collector's and it is always a pleasure. The Filet will melt on your mouth. Try it when you are looking for a great date night meal!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our evening. Even though we were told they were running behind, our meal was well-paced and we were not rushed. Our server was very attentive and friendly.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining with Atmosphere
This is one of the best restaurants I have ever dined at in Myrtle Beach. It was nice to find a gem like this where art and ambience surrounds you. The food and service was excellent. I will definitely go back as this is now my favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The staff was welcoming and the atmosphere was really fun. The food was fantastic. It is quite a gem in a strip mall in North Myrtle Beach. I highly recommend it. We are definitely going back and hopefully won’t be too full next time to try some of the yummy sounding deserts and specialty drinks. I was a bit concerned that we would be underdressed for the white tablecloth dining, but there was a real mix of dress in all areas of the restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good local place
The food is spectacular and drinks are great. Save room for homemade desserts. A little pricey, but worth the value!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic art for sale or just
Eclectic art for sale or just to enjoy, great fresh, local seafood, and delicious steaks. The real deal.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food; excellent
excellent food; excellent service; and great atmosphere.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Varied menu = happy find!
This restaurant has an additional vegetarian menu - a very rare find in Myrtle Beach! Plant-based meals are hard to come by in this area, so we were very pleased when the menu offered something more than a salad-hold-the-xxx or pasta with 4 pieces of broccoli and 1/2 pound of cheese. Thank you for your thoughtful menu build!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Myrtle Beach Gem!
Loved this restaurant and will be going back as soon as we visit Myrtle Beach again!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Myrtle Beach for atmosphere and food. Waiter was awesome and knew so much about the history of Collectors it blew us all away. The only place to go when you visit the beach!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Collector's Cafe in Myrtle Beach
My birthday was very special due in part to our wonderful dining experience at this lovely restaurant. The service and ambience were so good! The food was delicious, well-presented and came from a varied and unique menu.
We will definitely return!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Dinner pre-thanksgiving
Food and service, excellent as usual! Love the scallop cakes!!! cannot order anything else.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service! Our server,
Great service! Our server, Michelle, was extremely knowledgeable in all areas of food and wine. The food was superb! All four of us got something different plus coconut cake for dessert. All yummy!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE restaurant in Myrtle Beach. A must for any visit here. Don't be fooled by the store front look. Once inside, the place is fabulous. Great ambiance with great food. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM