Kudos and a Wave to the K&W

2001 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
K and W Cafeteria K and W Cafeteria

K&W Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Crab cake

Crab cake with coleslaw.

Tossed salad

Tossed salad.

Collard greens

Collard greens.

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes.



Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak.

New potatoes

New potatoes.

Fried chicken livers

Fried chicken livers.

Broccoli with cheese sauce

Broccoli with cheese sauce.

Chocolate cream pie

Chocolate cream pie.

K&W Cafeteria

K&W Cafeteria at the end of the evening.

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2009.

My family and I accompanied a friend to the K&W Cafeteria at 2001 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. My family had not been to an old-fashioned cafeteria in a long time, and K&W was a pleasant surprise — the style of service and presentation of food choices was the way we remembered it, but the food was generally of a higher caliber than the typical cafeteria of bygone days.

Our host recommended the crab cakes, which I then chose. They were excellent — tender, moist, and delicately delectible. One could have either tartar sauce or coleslaw as a “comes-with.” I picked the coleslaw, which was satisfactory.

I also selected a tossed salad with blue cheese dressing. The salad was fresh and nice with a good variety of ingredients. The blue cheese dressing probably was not the our best option — not very blue-cheesy, and a bit thin.

I also got collard greens, which were delicious — a little salty but lip-smackingly good.

A cute little loaf of cornbread was my bread choice, and it was first-rate — not sweet, or too greasy — just right.

My husband Henry opted for the Swiss Steak, which he enjoyed. He said that the pickles on top added a pleasing flavor. (He would have enjoyed even a few more pickles on top.) The new potatoes which he selected were satisfying. He, like I, also decided upon the appealing tossed salad and cornbread.

Our daughter Sarah asked for the fried chicken livers, and was well-pleased with them. She also requested the broccoli and cheese sauce. The broccoli was a bit too soft; the sauce was not exciting. She also chose a biscuit which was puffy and light and nice.

All four of us split a slice of chocolate cream pie — an enjoyable sweet to end the meal.

Our family often shares and samples our food choices. We decided that of all we ate, the crab cakes, the collards, and the cornbread were the most delicious items. Nothing we got was really disappointing, so we were quite happy with the meal.

The cafeteria staff was pleasant enough. We had arrived rather late, not realizing that they closed at 8 p.m. A few of the food selections had run out, but that was not surprising since it was close to closing time. All in all, we had a good time, and hope to go back.