What's the Best Spot for Myrtle Beach Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

As a long-time local of the Myrtle Beach area, I’ve had my share of authentic beach treats. When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a banana split almost every day at Painter’s Ice Cream. Below are a few of my favorite family spots if you’re craving snacks in Myrtle Beach.

Coccadotts Cake Shop

Coccadotts Cake Shop: Myrtle Beach Cupcakes
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You’ll find 40 plus different cupcake flavors. 40 plus Cupcakes. Fresh and beautifully decorated. Need I say more? Cupcake lovers rejoice!

What you need to know
Phone: (843) 294-2253
Location: 106 Sayebrook Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Landolfi’s Bakery and Deli

Landolfi’s Bakery and Deli: Myrtle Beach Bakery
Photo: Landolfi's Bakery & Deli

If you’re in the Pawleys Island area, your family should definitely check out Landolfi’s Bakery and Deli. With create your own brick oven pizzas, fresh subs & paninis, fabulous desserts such as eclairs, key lime pie, cheesecakes of every kind, red velvet cake, fruit tarts, tiramisu, and flourless chocolate cake, Landolfi’s is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in Myrtle Beach.

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Phone: (843) 237-7900
Location: 9305 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream

Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream: Myrtle Beach Ice Cream
Photo: Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream

This is where Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune fame and North Myrtle Beach native) goes! Celebrity pictures can be seen lining the windows and it was voted Best Ice Cream by People magazine about 15 years ago, I have heard. This family-owned shop has been the go-to spot for Myrtle Beach ice cream since the 50’s. Many tourists visit for a cone every single night of their family vacation.

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Phone: (843) 272-6934
Address: 2408 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery

Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery
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I couldn’t talk about sweet treats in the Myrtle Beach area without mentioning Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery. This breakfast/lunch restaurant has the world’s best Pound Cake French Toast, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pancakes, Cinnastax Pancakes (layered with cream cheese icing and drizzled with cinnamon sauce) and homemade Belgian waffles. Not to mention the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict or even the Pork Belly Eggs Benedict! They offer an enormous menu with some of the best food and treats in town.

What you need to know
Phone: (843) 448-6789
Address: 3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Wee-R-Sweetz: Myrtle Beach Candy Store
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Growing up in a small resort town I have fond memories of walking the boulevard, enjoying the Pavilion and eating salt water taffy. Wee-R-Sweetz makes old-style salt water taffy right there in three locations. Fudge, brittles, gourmet apples and caramel popcorn too! It’s a great place for sweets and snacks in Myrtle.

What you need to know
Address: Barefoot Landing, 4820 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Broadway at the Beach, 1203 Celebrity Circle #N154, Myrtle Beach 29577
227 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

The Donut Man

The Donut Man: Myrtle Beach Donut Shop
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When on vacation in Myrtle Beach, it’s a good idea to keep a couple dozen donuts in your resort pantry for mid-morning and late-night snacks. The Donut Man near Family Kingdom (a favorite area attraction) has great coffee and 42 different donuts. They await your order…go through the drive-thru.

What you need to know
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Phone: (843) 444-6161
Address: 200 S Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Boulineau’s: Myrtle Beach Grocery
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When talking about donuts AND area attractions, I must suggest you visit Boulineau’s in Cherry Grove! They have bakery inside (with delicious donuts), groceries, restaurant, houseware items, beautiful decorative accessories and nautical gifts. A must to see and eat when on vacation on the Grand Strand.

What you need to know
Phone: (843) 249-3556
Address: 212 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Long Bay Resort Beachfront Pool
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About Lisa McLaughlin

Lisa McLaughlin is a native of Myrtle Beach. Her background is in sales, editing, and food writing with The Sun News and SC Woman magazine. She currently lives in the country on a farm with goats, mini ponies, and even a collie.