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About 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 Jim Molnar and Chef Jon Reimer and their sous chefs, entrees include Scallop Cakes, Rack of Lamb, Filet of Beef , 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.

7740 N Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
(Hours subject to change)

Cross Street:
79th avn. and Kings Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 449-9370

Website:
http://www.collectorscafeandgallery.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Jim Molnar, Jon Riemer

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:
Daryl Kenworthy: (844) 576-4368

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Collector's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
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Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We came here for Valentine's Day and I was so excited to try this place out. Many of our friends had recommended it so we made a reservation for Valentine's. When we walked in, we were greeted by the host and were told our table would be ready in a few short minutes. There was beautiful artwork on the walls and a bar up front. Right next to the bar, it looked like they had added two tables in because of how crowded it was and I was hoping we wouldn't be seated right there because I heard the back of the restaurant was amazing to look at. Of course we ended up right at the front next to the bar. I was pretty disappointed with the because it got crowded so fast and people were basically right up against our table waiting to get a drink from the bar. Our reservation was at 7 (we were seated promptly) but it took almost an hour to get our food. We didn't mind a little wait, but an hour was a long time. When the food finally arrived, it was cooked to perfection and the food was very tasty. We felt bad wanting to stay for dessert and coffee because so many people had reservations and we didn't want to take up time at the table so we decided to leave before we could experience that part. The couple at the bar had a reservation at 7:30 and they weren't seated until after 8, so we didn't want to spoil anyone else's time.

Overall, the place was clean and very interesting with the artwork. I want to go back when it is less crowded but it is pretty high end so I don't know how soon we will go back. I would recommend this place to a friend because the food was truly delicious. I just hope the next time we go, we will be seated in the back dining room and not up front next to the bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had been here once before and the food was amazing. So I was excited to take my wife to Collectors Cafe for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, it was overall not a good experience. I made reservations 2 weeks in advance and we still weren’t seated for 20-25 minutes after. Our food didn’t come out for over an hour after we ordered and never once did our waitress acknowledge the fact that we just sat there for over an hour. We noticed several other empty tables with frustrated faces too. My steak was barely warm and completely dry on the outside (which equates to it sitting under a heat lamp for far too long). I’ve been around steaks my whole life, and I hate to tell you this Collectors Cafe, but that wasn’t even close to a $38 steak. Please go back to the old Collectors Cafe.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Collector's café is true to its name with art works covering each wall. Food and service is excellent. Well organized kitchen and front of the restaurant. Well trained staff that works in harmony. You'll never hear, "let me get your waiter." Person at or closest to your table will immediately attend to your needs. Limited menu works well with various entrée choices including vegetable dishes. recommend saving room for dessert. Many decadent desserts are available and prepared fresh. Difficult to get past the dessert counter without noticing what the pastry chef prepared to accompany that evenings meals. Excellent selection of wines, beers and cocktails. Cocktails are prepared to perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

This was Valentines evening. Service was very excellent. The sautéed scallop cake was outstanding. For dinner he had a shrimp and steak combo that was extremely well done. I had mahi-mahi which was a tad over done. All in all since we all know this is a busy evening we would definitely return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

It took an hour and fifteen minutes after ordering to get our food. Waitress kept forgetting to bring items to our table that we requested. Our food was only lukewarm when it was finally brought to us. Extremely poor service. I think the food was over priced. We will not go back after such a terrible experience

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Nice people. Quite slow to get the food out unfortunately.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

We are locals who enjoy both lunch and dinner at this very fine restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautifully decorated for Valentines Day. We didn't know what to expect being from Canada, but we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience. The chef is top notch. Exceptional fish. Wonderful service.
Not cheap, but very nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous in every way

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As usual everything was perfection. I had the scallops cakes as did my friend. That’s our favorite dish and it was great! Our husbands both had the salmon, and they were thrilled with their dishes . Didn’t have dessert this tine, but you really shouldn’t miss the dessert.
Love walking around and looking at all the art. My favorite is in a private dining room and it’s on the ceiling. This is a great restaurant, one of the best on the beach.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We very much enjoyed the atmosphere and ambiance...until the babysitter called and reported that she was sick, and we had to leave immediately to rescue both the sitter and the baby!

We will be back again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

have been many times, as always, it was wonderful, the best at the beach

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I really wanted to have an amazing experience here, given the high reviews. I was really looking forward to having dinner here for my 40th birthday with my family that came from Florida for the occasion. We made a reservation for 6:30, but after being seated we were told they had 2 large parties in the back and it would be a while. We were given bread but then nothing else. At 7:50, we still didn't have food or any idea when it would be coming. The waiter was kind, explaining how chaotic the kitchen was given the big parties, but no other concessions (not even more bread, or a complimentary salad, which wouldn't even require cooking) were made despite the circumstances. We decided that after an hour and 20 minutes, despite it being 8pm, we left without our meal. When you are spending $40 per entree, you shouldn't have this kind of experience. Exacerbating the pain of the experience was that I sacrificed my 40th birthday dinner with my family during their limited visit. Even when explaining our disappointment to the "manager," we were only told, "Sorry." This was an insufficient and unprofessional response to a management failure. Although this was likely an extremely odd occurrence, a truly high caliber restaurant would deliver a much more empathetic and service - oriented response valuing the customer for the potentially loyal relationship. This restaurant has a lot to learn from the Chipotle we visited after their failure.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and place to celebrate a special occasion of no occasion at all....Love everything about this place....the crabcake appetizer is to die for!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

i went early so no crowd -art gallery also in the restaurant which is great
just a good fine!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

i have been going to Collector's for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The owner Tommie is an artist and brings in his showings and others in the areas to fill the walls for paintings that can be purchased. Chiefs are first rate and the services is fantistic

The restaurant could use an update in terms of window coverings and flooring but that is a suggestion to compete with some of the new trendy restaurants. I personally go for all the things i like and they are many

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our 1st visit to Colectors Cafe...amazing experience. Incredible service, amazing food, and wonderful ambience...1st class dining experience. Will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

WE Love Collectors Cafe and go a lot! Great food choices and staff are very friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Delicious food, efficient ,friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for New Year’s Eve! We love the food and the art work. We enjoy dining here anytime we’re in Myrtle Beach.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Collectors Cafe ~ ‘definantly one of our favorites. We go every time we are in town which is monthly. Thomas and Mike are always so friendly. I’m proud to take new friends there because they act like they know me 😉.
My favorite is their famous crab cake and my husband’s favorite is the scallop cake.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great time and food. Plan on spending some time browsing the awesome art on display. A gem in Myrtle Beach.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you get the chance sit at the chef's... Cool watching the food get put together, Chefs will chat with you.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed our favorite scallop cake appetizer with arugula salad and the even more delicious Crab cake appetizer (my new favorite). Had a nice glass of wine to enjoy, which made a perfect light meal. Anna was delightful! This is one of our favorite restaurants in Myrtle Beach and they take reservations. More locals than tourists, I believe.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great dining experience with outstanding food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The experience was all that we anticipated. The place is eclectic and the experience exceptional. Our server was wonderful and the food was over the top good. A great experience.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Enjoyed the art work in each room....
food was worthy...especially the scallop cake....which I would drive 250 miles for...
the entrees are a little pricey, but not over the top...
had to track down the wait staff one time....found her texting on the phone.
Overall a very fine eatery and art shop!
I say go for it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely restaurant, terrific steak, excellent service - what more could you ask for?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

What a rare Find. One of the Best we have ever been to anywhere in the world.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a special occasion (35th wedding anniversary) and Collector's Cafe made it feel special. They set us up with a table noting the occasion. We enjoyed walking through the restaurant with our drinks and admiring the beautiful art. We thought it was cool the way the restaurant was divided up into different bar/seating areas. The food was excellent and we will definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We've eaten in wonderful restaurants all over the world and are careful about recommendations, but we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place for a date-night. Romantic, interesting atmosphere, excellent prime ribeye steak. The desserts are phenomenal!! Go and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Over the years we have dined at Collector's Cafe on several occasions. While the food is consistently good and creative the pricing is a bit high. The atmosphere is a mix of fine dining and artistic. Paintings and sculptures are very interesting and entertaining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place was nothing short of incredible. The food was ridiculously good. Superb in fact. We found this place through TA. Came in from a kayaker by trip so weren’t dressed up which was a little embarrassing since it’s a fancy restaurant but it still worked out since you could tell we were tourists. My salmon was out of this world. And oh the Brussels sprouts!!! Appetizers were great also. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food is really good, but a bit pricey! Everything is ala carte which increases the price! Parties on the other side of dining room were noisy and distracting! Looks like a good place for the locals to eat and be seen! Service was good but not always attentive! Server could have given more info than he did.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Have eaten here, as special occasion, on last five visits to MB. This was the first disappointment. First, there were less fish entree options than past (our view); second, did not see a healthy choice option; third, felt prices were inflated to prior experiences; fourth, service was average (no response to notice that celebrating two birthdays). The food was very good, (as have experienced in the past) including the appetizer and entrees-among four of us we had four different selections. All four of us (both couples) have eaten several times and all share these views-as we all are cooks, (gourmet of sort) and discuss what and where we eat.
Did not state would recommend, as have always done in past, because of disappointment of this occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best crab cake anywhere! We always have a fabulous dining experience and often leave with a purchase of beautiful art.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband asked me to write the review. For our 44th anniversary, unknown to me, he made reservations at Collector's Cafe. Red confetti hearts were scattered on our table. The food and service was great. I had the scallop cake...totally not what I expected it to be but it was delicious!! I highly recommend it! His filet mignon was wonderful, too. Great choice to celebrate our anniversary!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our food took 2 hours to be served even though we ordered fish. But the waitress was nice enough to give us free desserts.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is always excellent and this place is very eclectic and always interesting and great desserts !!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Collectors has always been the best fine dining restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Bar none. Others come and go but Collectors Cafe stays the course and provides outstanding food, a wonderful atmosphere, and excellent service. If you're in Myrtle Beach you should definitely go here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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