As we were seated in our booth, a carafe of ice water and glasses were delivered to our table followed by a bowl of complimentary cinnamon sugar puffs. The puffs were light as air and a wonderful way to start the meal. A must try at Salt Creek Café, is the three dollar Bloody Mary. Heavenly spiced, their homemade blend is the best on the Grand Strand. This morning my husband and I decided to each try a couple of different dishes off of the brunch menu. With sharing in mind, I ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict with a Creek gravy topped grit cake and fresh fruit ($12). The crab cakes were big on crab and light on filler. The hollandaise sauce was skillfully prepared, creamy and smooth. My husband ordered the Lobster Omelet with asparagus and Monterey Jack cheese ($12). The dish was also accompanied with a grit cake topped with Creek gravy and fresh fruit. The omelet was delightful and fluffy, and the lobster and asparagus made a superb filling, pairing nicely with the jack cheese. I have to say that the most adored part of my plate is the fried grit cake, covered with the house’s special creek gravy, oh my! The little one, ordered off of the regular menu, forgoing his usual cheese pizza, for shrimp and French fries ($6). I am assuming it was enjoyable, since no one got a bite off his plate. To finish off our meal the husband and I shared an enormous piece of decadent cheese cake, drizzled with a slightly tart raspberry coulis ($6). The little one got an oversized chocolate chip cookie.
To be honest, you will see Salt Creek Café appear often in this blog as it is our favorite local restaurant. We love the ambiance, the food, and above all the people. It was during a dinner in this restaurant that I felt, I truly became a local.
Salt Creek Café is located at 4660 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrell’s Inlet S.C.
Check them out on the web at http://www.saltcreekcafe.com/