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The Plantation Pancake House: Serving Locals and Tourists Since 1972
The Plantation Pancake House is one of the most popular breakfast restaurants in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and has been serving the visitors renting Myrtle Beach condos and locals living in North Myrtle Beach real estate for 45 years. It is located at 2001 Hwy 17 N in North Myrtle Beach.
The Plantation Pancake House has an extensive breakfast menu of specialty pancakes, French toasts, and waffles that come in many delicious varieties and toppings, if you choose. You can also get them gluten-free. They have a large selection of omelets, egg platters cooked any way you want and served with a variety of meats such as bacon, sausage, country ham, Canadian bacon, corned beef hash, Italian sausage, NC ham, Virginia ham and liver pudding. Egg beaters are also available, as well as, turkey sausage.
Tom and Barbara Kandris, who own and operate The Plantation Pancake House, have also added some very tasty house specials such as stuffed French toast, crabmeat benedict, a smoked salmon platter, a Plantation golf special and two other egg specials which are excellent. They have a seniors’ and kids’ menu as well. Of course, you can’t have breakfast in the South, without those delicious buttery grits.
The Plantation Pancake House also serves lunch and has added some great lunch specials such as lasagna, meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken souvlaki for just $5.25. On Fridays, they serve a beer-battered haddock special for $6.75 which is delicious and very popular.
They also serve some of the best angus beef burgers in North Myrtle Beach as well as other great sandwiches such as a Reuben, BLT, Monte Cristo, tuna salad, chicken salad, tuna melt, corn dogs, ham and cheese, Philly cheesesteak, chicken filet, club sandwich, turkey sandwich, grilled chicken and many more. They also serve a variety of salads including grilled chicken salad, Greek salad, crab meat salad, julienne salad and tossed salad.
The Plantation Pancake House also serves appetizers if you are in the mood for a smaller portion. You can order mozzarella cheese sticks, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, onion rings or French fries. They have something for everyone.
The Plantation Pancake House is not only popular during the normal dining hours for breakfast and lunch, but the restaurant is open from 10:00 pm until 2:00 pm. On Friday and Saturday nights, after dancing the night away, seeing their favorite show or participating in some other event in Myrtle Beach or along the Grand Strand, this is the place to wind down and enjoy some food.
Tom Kandris came to the United States from Greece when he was 17. He started working odd jobs in restaurants to support himself and eventually went out to California where he owned a carpet business. He sold that business, returned to New York and bought a diner that he named The Country Club Family Restaurant, and that is where he and his wife, Barbara, met and fell in love.
Barbara and Tom Kandris came to North Myrtle Beach to vacation in the oceanfront condos in Myrtle Beach and met a friend who owned two Plantation Pancake Houses. He offered to sell them one in North Myrtle Beach. Barbara and Tom liked the climate and ambience of Myrtle Beach so much that they sold their restaurant in New York and bought into the Plantation Pancake House. They also bought Myrtle Beach real estate.
After six years, they bought their partner out, and the restaurant is now family-owned and operated by Tom and Barbie and four of their children, who also live in beautiful Myrtle Beach real estate. Their children have bought homes for sale in Myrtle Beach in Carolina Forest; North Myrtle Beach real estate in Belle Park, which is an old, established neighborhood; and in Myrtle Beach real estate close to all the action.
Barbie says that working in the restaurant does not feel like work, it feels like home. The waitresses are friendly and the service is good. Tom says that the number one thing is quality. He also said that when he was young, friends of his taught him how to make good, quality food and his cuisine reflects that. Barbie’s parting words are, “Come give us a try. We will make you feel welcome and happy.”