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Mellow Mushroom

Mellow MushroomMellow Mushroom

Taps: 39 / Bottles: 69
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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:
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(Place added by: SaCkErZ9 on 07-10-2008)
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

07-16-2008 17:59:13 | More by SaCkErZ9
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

08-13-2009 07:17:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

08-20-2009 00:24:33 | More by Nickls
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -6%
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

07-12-2012 20:45:56 | More by CBlack85
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icebergfat

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

12-20-2009 16:48:34 | More by icebergfat
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EasyReader

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

10-02-2010 12:29:54 | More by EasyReader
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

06-01-2013 01:09:33 | More by ferrari29
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

07-13-2008 21:51:28 | More by ncvbc
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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

07-17-2010 23:22:42 | More by gatornation
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

04-14-2010 18:12:23 | More by mntlover
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Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach, SC
92 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.