There’s just nothing like a great sandwich piled high with your favorite fresh ingredients on delicious bread. And true to the famous comic strip persona, Dagwood’s of Myrtle Beach can stand up to the best when it comes to making a mile-high sandwich. Their prices are very reasonable and the portions more than adequate.
Dagwood’s in Myrtle Beach owes their success to the three goals they keep in mind everyday when they open their doors for business. They believe their first goal of conscientious and friendly service to their customers will keep them coming back. Their second goal of providing the ultimate freshness by baking their bread daily will provide the best in taste. Customer satisfaction is their final goal, as they know that a satisfied customer is the best advertisement they could ever have.
There are actually three separate dimensions to Dagwood’s these days. Their original location in Myrtle Beach is where it all started and still continues. Next door to Dagwood’s and following the same comic theme, is their popular Bumstead’s Pub. When the decision was made to expand into a second Dagwood’s, they kept the deli concept, but added a new twist to this one with a well received sports bar at Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar at Surfside Beach.
The original Dagwood’s located on 11th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach is a true favorite with locals and visitors looking for a great sandwich for lunch or dinner. Their menu begins with your basic sandwiches of turkey, roast beef, chicken salad, club and BLT along with a few others. The Jumbo Sandwiches get a little more interesting, not only for their catchy names, but also for their size and ingredients. The Shag is a nice combination of ham, turkey and Swiss cheese, while The Brooks Brother, also known as “Dagwood’s Favorite Cousin,” has ham, turkey, roast beef, Swiss and pepper jack cheeses. Serving sizes are huge and can often easily feed two. All sandwiches are made on their outstandingly freshly baked bread that in itself keeps customers coming back for more.
Dagwood’s Specialties offer some of the more popular choices at the deli. The French Dip, Chicken or Tuna Melt and the Blackened Mahi Sandwich sound absolutely delicious. The Northern is among the most delightful with hot and tender pastrami and corned beef piled high with coleslaw and thousand island dressing. Caribbean Jerk Chicken has grilled chicken with onions, banana peppers, Jerk seasonings and Provolone served with a homemade pineapple cilantro salsa. The Tiger is very tasteful as you bite into a six ounce grilled ribeye, lettuce, tomato and onions. And the French Dip is always a nice choice with the thinly sliced roast beef and Au Jus for dipping.
They have a great selection of Cheesesteaks with some delightful variations from the dependable Philly Cheesesteak to the Shrimp, Chicken and Veggie Phillys. The Chicken and Shrimp also come in Oriental styles with teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. If you prefer a nice salad for your meal, there’s always the House Salad that can be enjoyed as a side or make it a meal by adding chicken, steak, shrimp, tuna or mahi. Homemade chicken salad, tuna salad or chef salad are always good. The Antipasto Salad is good for something different with a lot of flavor. It contains pepperoni, salami, Provolone and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato, red onion and banana peppers.
Dagwood’s rounds out the menu with burgers, baskets of shrimp, chicken or fish, and choices of hot sandwiches like a simple grilled cheese or hot pastrami, corned beef, meat ball and even four choices of tempting Reuben Sandwiches. The sandwiches are served with chips and a pickle spear. Burgers and baskets come with fries and cole slaw. Sides or appetizers can be ordered to go along with your meal. They include fries and onion rings, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, crabcake hushpuppies and breaded mushrooms. Dessert is simple with brownies or cookies. Dagwood’s is great on the appetite and the budget. Families, friends, adults and kids are all welcome to be a part of the Dagwood’s experience.
Bumstead’s Pub is the bar connected to Dagwood’s that has one of the best beer selections on the Grand Strand with over 150 brands of imported and domestics beers including bottled and tap. Enjoy watching your favorite sports team or just enjoying time with friends. Their menu is very similar to Dagwood’s Deli with a few choices that are designed just for Bumstead’s. They have a great Happy Hour in an English Pub atmosphere.
Just a drive down the Grand Strand from the original Dagwood’s is an area called Surfside Beach. That is where the newest location, Dagwood’s Deli and Sports Bar, can be found on Highway 17 North. Their menu is very much like the unbeatable original Dagwood’s menu, along with a Build Your Own Sandwich option that allows customers to create their sandwiches however they want. As a Sports Bar, they really stand out with in their efforts to please customers with a flat screen TV in every booth so everyone can watch the channel of their choice, control the volume as they choose or even turn it off to focus on the conversation and company. In fact, they have 59 of these televisions in the restaurant. The booths are nice and roomy with some of them designed to accommodate larger parties. Smaller kids will most likely want to share a meal with other family members since the portions are giant size. Added enjoyment comes with their two pool tables, darts and sports video games. They maintain the old pub environment with great service and fresh quality food along with a family friendly atmosphere and a no-smoking policy.
Be sure to see the coupons on each of their websites that offer specials similar to a free appetizer with the purchase of two large sandwiches or 10% off your meal. Definitely worth the time to print them out. Each of these establishments has its own special charm and attraction. Feel free to try them all to experience the great service along with fresh food and refreshing drinks.
On a final note, we’ll leave you with one last tempting picture for those with large appetites. The Famous Dagwood Burger – “Twelve Ounce Pure Beef Double Decker layered with Sauteed Mushrooms, Bacon, Provolone Cheese and Topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Mustard, Mayonnaise and Ketchup” served with French Fries, Cole Slaw and Pickle Spear. And all that for just $8.95. Yum!
400 11th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Dagwood’s Deli and Sports Bar
600 Hwy 17 North
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
400 Mr. Joe White Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577