The restaurants on the Grand Strand, from Little River and North Myrtle Beach area, all the way to Pawley’s Island, offer such a variety of choices in restaurants.  From fast food to seven course meals, you can have it all!  If given a choice, I love walking into a locally owned restaurant with a history. 


Hoskins Restaurant, located on 405 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, opened in 1948 by Hubert and Leona Eason Hoskins.  The restaurant has been open for 66 years, passed down for three generations to family members, Tina and Lenton Yates. The locals know the specials of each day by heart, and drop in on their favorite menu.  From fried chicken or whole fried flounder on Tuesday to shrimp or bar-b-q chicken on Friday, you’ll be sure to find satisfaction for your home style palette! An all you can eat salad bar, and three vegetables a day, are the perfect additions to each meal.  The finishing touch?  Lemon, pineapple, coconut, and chocolate pies, are some of the choice desserts made with recipes from the first owner, Leona Hoskins.  


If you drive by around twelve noon, even in March, the line pours out the door and down Main Street, as patrons wait their turn to be seated.  The people in line are smiling and happy, confident in a good meal with a hometown atmosphere.  Pictures of bygone days grace the walls, bringing nostalgia into the hearts of older regulars.  The younger set loves to imagine what it used to be like, back when the beach town began.  I hope you will come and enjoy a meal.  You can take your pick, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, because Hoskins is open from 7 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday – Sunday, and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.  See you there!

By Kathy Wright