The Top 100 Grand Strand Restaurants

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Myrtle Beach's resident Foodie-in-Chief Becky Billingsley has just published her 2011 Top 100 Grand Strand Restaurant guide. And, Becky knows a thing or two about restaurants. For over 15 years Billingsley has dined in probably all of the Grand Strands 2,000+ restaurants, wirtes for local and national publications, and runs the authority Restaurant site in the area, Myrtle Beach Restaurant News

"We have a really great coastal cuisine that's very unique and delicious, and I want to focus on that," Billingsley said.

It was difficult for her to limit her list to just 100 she said, because the restaurant industry is still growing after a surge that began in the 1990's. Even with all that development, Billingsley said the Grand Strand is not immune to the old adage that 90 percent of restaurants fail. What may be different here is there is still potential for growth that keeps restaurants like Zulu Lounge and Bistro popping up with new owners eager to try their hand at success.

Read the rest of WMBF's report on the Top 100 Restaurant guide and about some new restaurants in the area already making a name for themselves.