Far-Out Socastee Station

4504 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2006.

Socastee Station

My family and I enjoyed the food at Socastee Station on the west side of Myrtle Beach (see map). The visually stimulating surroundings were also very entertaining. Eight televisions, a wall of mirrors, and myriads of tiny white lights all made for a rather trippy experience.

My husband Henry ordered the delightful Large (and I do mean large) House Salad, containing lettuce, tomato, red onions, cucumbers, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar ($4.95). Even the straight-from-a-squeeze-packet blue cheese dressing was agreeably tasty.

I had the Cajun Chicken Breast, “boneless chicken breast marinated in Cajun spices and grilled, topped with lettuce, tomato, side of our homestyle dressing” ($5.25). The chicken was delicious. The bottom half of the typically soft hamburger bun had soaked up some of the moisture and juices from the chicken and turned into a soggy sponge. Nevertheless, the rest was certainly pleasing.

Socastee Station

Sarah liked the $3.95 Sante Fe Chili. It was composed of red and black beans, ground beef, seasonings, tomatoes, and served with Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and jalapenos on top.

Jonathan selected the Mexi-Chicken, a boneless chicken breast topped with chili, Cheddar and Monterey cheeses, jalapenos, and served on a bun ($5.75). He said it tasted “Mexican.”

Socastee Station offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, a dinners; a children's menu, gourmet coffees, a full bar, and according to Henry, “enjoyable ginger ale” — something for everybody. (Though I didn't notice a non-smoking section.)

Socastee Station

House Salad.

Socastee Station

Cajun Chicken Breast.

Socastee Station

Sante Fe Chili.

Socastee Station