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Mellow Mushroom

Not Rated.
Mellow MushroomMellow Mushroom
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: n/a
Taps: 39
Bottles: 69
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1571 21st Ave N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577-7441
United States
phone: (843) 444-1122

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mellowmushroom

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: SaCkErZ9 on 07-10-2008)
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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.93/5  rDev -29.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

I visited this location the second day it was open which was a Tuesday night. I was there around 5pm. It was pretty crowded with the typical tourist crowd and some local business types as well. There was a wait for tables so I sat at the bar.

I was greeted quickly enough but basically ignored after that. I spent 10 minutes waiting for a second beer and after waiting nearly 15 minutes for a third, I left without purchasing the third. My tab for two beers and 1.5 hours was about $9. Best draft selection within 100 miles or so.

I had the Terrapin Indian Brown which was delicious and also had the local New South IPA which was decent. I may stop by after the intial hoopla dies down or in the off season but not this summer.

It seems, as a chain restaurant, they would be able to hire enough servers and work out the kinks when the store opens. This location was far from successful in that respect. Hopefully things will improve with time but based on other MM experiences, I doubt it will get much better. However, the food is what keeps me coming back.

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of mynie
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

South Carolina is something of a beer desert, and so the state's main Spring Break destination will understandably have limited options. Sun-stroked undergrads don't care if the beer they're drinking is good. Er... actually, they're probably not even drinking beer. They're most likely at that weird Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville place where every 45 minutes the big screen TV plays a fake weather warning about an incoming hurricane and then shitty tequila begins to drip from the ceiling.

So, yeah: Mellow Mushroom. A hallucinogen-themed pizza chain that's popular in the least tolerant parts of the country. The aesthetic ethos is great, but it clashes uncomfortably with the political realities unfolding all around you. I went to a Mellow Mushroom in Savannah, Georgia and sat next to three pencil-necked douches who talked for an hour about how PTSD was fake and only pussies claim to have it. And as awful as that conversation was, it was made all the worse by the fact that we were surrounding by plaster sculptures of stoned-looked mushroom people.

So, yeah: not the nicest vibe, but that's more a fault of the locals, not the establishment. Southerners can't help being awful. That's just how god made them.

The selection wasn't great by first world standards. But keep in mind, this is a state where it's still pretty much legal to beat a gay guy to death if he looks as you lust-wise, so it's not exactly the first world. That having been said, Mellow Mushroom tries as hard as they reasonably can. There's Sweetwater, Magic Hat, Pyramid Apricot--that sort of stuff. And also some Chimay.

Actually, the beer selection was remarkably similar to that of Iowa circa 2005. Very limited, nothing beyond the big national craft brewers. But they try.

If you're like me, and beer factors heavily into your travel plans, then you wouldn't be in Myrtle Beach. But if you're like me in a different sense, and you had to go the Myrtle for business reasons, then it's probably your best bet.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Pies were a bit pricey, but daily happy hour with most drafts flowing at 3 bucks, this place could be a god send. It appears that Mellow Mushroom is the stoners take on what Pizza Hut should have been. Quality pies with craft brews, damn I would love to bring this southern chain to the north. Feel was very laid back and the multicolored room could induce a mild contact acid trip if your not careful. Regardless of bright tye dye color schemes the setup is great comfortable booths blended with tables and chairs surround the dining area while high tops adorn the bar area. L shaped bar with 25-30 taps a flowing. Bottles tucked away in the corner, they had about 50-60 bottles to pick from. I had the Capri salad with balsamic, and artichoke dip for appetizers, and those were killer. Basic pie for the kiddies and a build your own for mom and I plus who ever else was daring. Sat in the round table built up like a VW bus. College girl workin the summer job needs to brush up on the beer and her etiquette. I forgot to check what you wanted when they didn't have the beer you ordered. 15-25 min wait on the next round even after I had to catch her on the where's my Dale's Pale I just ordered? Bar side was money ordered a couple drafts and spoke to a couple knowledgable staff. Myrtle in general had this service, so it may be acceptable since it's not your real job. Plus tourists can be a pain in the ass. Taps were solid, Avery, Smuttynose, Victory, Stone, with more locals from New South, Thomas Creek, Highland, and Foothills to name a few off the top of my head. Overall I really dug my little aftenoon with the family for some good eats at a pizza beer bar.

Photo of Nickls
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

(From notes)

Stopped in for dinner and few beers on a visit two days ago, and it's a really pleasant place worth a visit. The draft selection is quite big (40 or so, since they were out of a few things at the time of my visit), but nothing terribly rare on, but it was nice to try a local brew and a couple that I can't get in my area of residence.

The bottle list was pretty large as well, and again, nothing terribly rare or too hard to find but quite a few quality brews.

The food was good as well, and everyone at dinner enjoyed their respectable meals. I had one of the pizzas, and it was very enjoyable.

The prices were a little much for the area, but didn't phase me too much since I would end up paying quite a bit more for some of the brews I had if I were in NJ/NY. The service was a bit shaky as we ended up having two different servers during the course of our visit (shift change?).

Anyway, a worthy stop if in the area.

Photo of CBlack85
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We decided to try this place out while visiting Myrtle Beach for a few days with the family. To be honest, I have been meaning to stop by the Mellow Mushroom in Charlotte for quite some time but have never gotten around to it, so when we saw this one located across from Broadway at the Beach we decided not to put it off any longer.

The place is fairly open with a regular seating area to the left and a bar area to the right, and a fairly large outdoor seating area. The kitchen area is clearly visible from nearly any seat in the restaurant, and the walls are all lined with TVs. Very laid back and comfortable environment.

The service was so-so; our server was friendly, and fairly knowledgeable about the beer selection. Unfortunately, he seemed to be missing in action much of the time. Our glasses sat empty for long periods of time, and when he did go to get us another beer he was gone seemingly forever, at one point we thought that maybe his shift had ended and we had been forgotten...

The food was pretty good, better than most chain pizza restaurants. We got the house special and were very happy with it. The beer menu is pretty good, about the best in Myrtle Beach from what I have heard. There are about 35-40 taps, and most are fairly solid offerings, we both had the New South IPA and were not disappointed. The bottle list is comprised of about 50-60 fairly solid craft offerings, nothing too wild, but not totally boring either.

Overall, it was a good place to go for a beer and a pizza. I think I will make some time to stop by the one in Charlotte now

Photo of EasyReader
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is the best place for taps I've found in the Myrtle Beach area. There are around 40 taps, plus other selections in bottles. There are offerings from Bear Republic, Bells, Allagash, Stone and the like, along with some more local breweries including RJ Rockers and New South. Last time I went they had Racer X, so they are able to get some reasonably hand to get beers. The beer selection varies among the restaurants in this chain, and this is probably the best of the few I've visited. The food is standard for the chain, which is to say it's pretty good. There is a separate bar area and some outdoor seating, and the restaurant is family friendly.

Photo of icebergfat
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

When I first started going to this place I thought I was in heaven great selection of beer and All pints $3 during happy hour. Now you will see in the other reviews MOST pints are $3 unfortunately the beers that are the best in my opinion(Founder's,Stone, Smuttynose,etc.) happy hour prices don't apply. This place still offers the best selection in myrtle beach, so I'll still be a patron but w/ the price changes it just won't be as often.On another note the service at the MM has always been great IMHO, and the selection of pizza's is great w/ some interesting ingredients(artichoke hearts, filet mignon, etc.)so you won't get bored.I hope this review helps any visitors coming to MB, and if you're a local get down and give them a try.

Photo of ferrari29
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Overall, I found this place to be an enjoyable beer and food experience. A little too stoner-ish for me, but I'd be happy to check it out again (especially in another city) if I had few options to choose from.

Quality, service, and selection were very good. The mushroom soup is delicious.

Decent size draft menu (~40) and bottled beer selection (~60-75) was pretty good. Not a lot of local stuff, wish they had more. Most of the draft or bottle selections were average to top-notch micro-brewed beers I can get from just about anywhere. A little more variety wouldn't hurt, especially of the local variety.

Photo of ncvbc
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pretty much like any other Mellow Mushroom you'll go to. Nice inside area as well as an outdoor spot where I chose to eat. They plan on having taps outside as well in the near future. *Warning* Christian music played from 12-3 on Sundays, so if you don't dig that stuff, don't go. I heard the owner saying that it's his choice to play what he wants for three hours one day a week after somebody complained. Pretty comical stuff. A solid selection for the area with all the stuff you'd suspect pretty much. They had Terrapin India Brown and Stoudt's Pale when I stopped in, two nice treats. Good price for the four beer sampler ($5) and of course the food isn't terribly priced either. I'll probably stop back in soon, though not on a Sunday for lunch.

Photo of gatornation
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

only about 12 blocks out on 21st ave from the heart of the MB beach area across from the boardwalk mall..the place is pretty cool lookin and has a good atmosphere with a restaurant on the left and a nice size bar on the right..this is as everyone else says is the place for craft brews and taps.i believe 40 offerings that do change or some may not be available..but its an awesome choice..the pizza was great as were the chicken wings service was slow but the place was packed..had alot of fun here..wish i had more time to drink more beers here but had the family with me..mellow mushroom a cool place..wish they had one in Minneapolis

Photo of mntlover
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Well what can i say its Mellow Mushroom great food, great beer selection. We love Mellow Mushroom hit it up whenever we are near one. Food was good like usual, the service was actually good at this location which is a change from what I am use to. Now the important part the beers, great selection good quality with fair prices. Found out Monday is start of new beer week, they tap a new brew every Monday for the week or until its gone i guess. Lucky me this week its Avery's Maharaja, an excellent I2PA. The Maharaja is making me want to spend my whole vacation at Mellow Mushroom. If your in Myrtle Beach you have to stop buy.

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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rikatine
4.18/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The beer selection here did not disappoint. So much so that we had to go twice already in our week long vacation. We really enjoy IPA's and there were some excellent choices from Rouge, Bear Republic, Stone, and Bells (from Michigan).Also, Dales Pale Ale and Rouges Northwestern. Too many selections to list, but those are the ones we had on tap. We rarely get a chance to have these beers on tap at home, so we were in heaven. Loved the Bells Two Hearted, not available at home, wish it was.

On the way there, I said I had no interest in having pizza, but once there we ordered a caesar salad pizza, and it was above delicious. $12 for a ten inch pizza, but I would order it again tomorrow.

On the service end, I would call it lukewarm at best. When we asked about some of the selections we got a "its good" and "hoppy". Mind you the service was not bad, just not overly friendly and, who cares anyway, we came for the good beer, and thats what we got.

Photo of jeff1973
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeTheBall
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I agree with former posters, best beer selection on tap or in bottle on the Strand. Nice bar area, featuring an L shaped bar where along one entire length are 30? taps or so built in to the wall. Love that vs. the usual taps in your face along the bar; very attractive, and it makes it easy to look at them all deciding what to order next. The are then maybe 10 tables in the bar as well. and some booths. Many TV's, usually showing sports (wait, since when is Poker a sport?).
Service was friendly, and the beer knowledge seemed fair to good. Selection was good not great, but great for thie area. I had Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Allagash Tripel, Foot Hills Hoppymus, Arrogant Bastard on my two visits. Others had Abita Purple Haze, Franziskaner Hefe, Chimay Red. Many more in bottle and on tap.
Food is only pizza, calzones, sandwiches and salads, but for what it is, the food is very good.
Definitely a keeper. Wish they would come to Massachusetts :)

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gavage
4.47/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located across the street from Broadway at the Beach complex near TBonz. Plenty of parking here to satisfy the large crowds that frequent the place.

There is a separate bar area to the right and a dining area to the left. Both areas give a view into the kitchen area to watch the pizza dough being tossed. There are about 10 stools at the bar and several hightops and booths. Several TVs tuned into sports channels provided visual entertainment. There is an outside dining area too. We opted for the bar area since there were so many kids in the dining area and we wanted a quieter setting. After 6:30 expect a wait for a table.

There are some 35+ beers on tap here, including Stone's IPA, Arrogant Bastard, and Smoked Porter, Victory Hop Devil, Thomas Creek Red Ale, and Dales Pale Ale. Too many nice offerings to list. Some of the local NC and SC beers they had listed on the menu were out. There is a healty bottle list too.

The waiter / waitresses we had were beer knowledgable but not overly so. Service was quick and friendly despite the large crowds. The pizzas and calzones were good.

This is the place in town to get a big selection of quality beers on tap. A must stop if visiting Myrtle Beach.

Photo of Bunchy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beer2day
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Simply the best place in MB for draft beer. Very close to Broadway at the Beach, so drop off the wife and kids and head across the street.

41 taps. New Belgium, Highlands, DFH, Magic Hat, Victory, Bear Republic, Stone all well represented. New South IPA on nitro. Even a Foothills tap.

Service can be spotty. As in most places, depends on who's working.

Food is as expected from a MM.

The jewel of the trip was a SN 30th Charlie Fred and Ken. Got the last one before the keg blew!

Well worth a stop.

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Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach, SC
92 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.