THE LOCALE | Royal Fish Beef & Reef
THE LOWDOWN | Royal Fish Fry turned its kids playground into an adult playground… a bar. Now calling itself Royal Fish Beef & Reef, the fish diner added a bar and happy hour, and that's where we landed for a cold beverage this week.
Royal Fish Beef & Reef, also still known as Royal Fish Fry, is located at the corner of Main Street and U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. The building previously housed Carolina Fish Fry, and before that, J.C.'s Just Chicken.
The dining area of Royal Fish has tables, booths, fish decor and a black-and-white checkered floor. The new bar took over the separated area in front which used to be a play area for children. The lights are dim, as opposed to the bright lights in the diner. There are TV's and you can experience live entertainment a couple times a week.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $2 domestic beers, $3 wines and import beers and $4 mason jars. You can snag house liquors for $2 and fish bowls for five bucks. Royal Fish also offers happy hour food specials, including $3 mini dogs and redneck caviar (a salsa-like dip), $4 fried pickles and Fishizzle Tacos, and $5 buffalo shrimp and wings.
TIPS | Check Facebook for upcoming events and specials.
FIND IT | 15 U.S. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Call 427-7865 or visit www.royalfishfry.com.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge