Puns can help get your day started on the right foot just like a good breakfast and if you agree, head down to The Golden Egg for an “eggcellent” time. The same family has run this popular breakfast spot in Surfside Beach for over 20 years, and just like the giant golden egg on the front of the building, they’re not going anywhere.
Though it’s one of many pancake houses along the Grand Strand, The Golden Egg stands out not just because of the décor. Travelers year round make sure to visit during their vacation, often more than once, to get a taste of the restaurant’s decadent giant cinnamon bun or their favorite international omelet. Local regulars stop in with their Golden Egg mugs for bottomless coffee and are often greeted by name.
The Golden Egg has aged very well, especially after a few renovations were completed the year before. Online ordering is available, and the team has created a Golden Egg app for smartphone users. Menu items have kept up with the times as well, with gluten-free options and healthy breakfast alternatives provided at no extra cost.
As the name might indicate, this breakfast spot goes through a lot of eggs, with over 30 omelets to choose from. These massive omelets can have ingredients substituted or added, and are served with two sides of the guest’s choosing. There are also regular egg plates, like the Golden Egg Special or eggs benedict. Other specialties include popular breakfast iterations like the wrap, the burrito and the quesadilla.
These dishes and more are easily customizable, and can come with sausage, bacon or even chorizo. Guests also have a choice between grits or home fries, which are cooked with onions, peppers and special Golden Egg seasoning. The kitchen will also provide plain home fries upon request.
Pancakes, waffles and French toast also have their place on the menu, plus biscuits for sandwiches. While most customers stick with breakfast food, the lunch menu has a decent variety of sandwiches and entrees. Like their international omelets, some global influence has made its way here as well, with Greek-, Italian- and Mexican-inspired meals showing up.
Having become such a breakfast staple in Surfside over the years, it’s not all that surprising to learn that The Golden Egg has also been a community pillar. Events and fundraisers are regular occasions for the restaurant no matter the season.
The restaurant may be busy during peak breakfast hours, but the food is prepared fresh and comes out hot. The service is always with a smile and all patrons are taken care of like family. To warm your belly and your soul, The Golden Egg has all the ingredients necessary.