Ice Cream & Sweets

The best way to end a day at the beach, cap off a round of golf, or take a break from shopping on Main Street is a sweet treat. Whether you’re craving a piece of hard candy or a hand-dipped scoop of ice cream, restaurants in North Myrtle Beach will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Get The Scoop

Ella’s Ice Cream knows how to treat you like family because they’re owned and operated by the Carbaugh family. Heather and Roger, along with their seven children, are soft-serve specialists. With specialty shakes, sundaes and cakes, they were voted Best Ice Cream in NMB. Try the Hurricane which blends ice cream and toppings together for a true taste bud treat.

Waffle, sugar, and cake cones are the perfect ways to hold the dozens of ice cream choices at Friendly’s Restaurant. Go old school and order a rootbeer float for a taste that takes you back.

For a little change in taste and texture, check out Whit’s Frozen Custard. The Flavor of the Week keeps the menu fresh, along with the dozens of toppings and mix-ins that include everything from gummi worms to Irish creme to toasted coconut. The Whitster lets you create your personal flavor by mixing in ice cream and as many toppings as you can handle.

In the heart of Cherry Grove Beach, Dairy Hut has been serving up soft-serve favorites for generations. Their thick shakes and frozen yogurt are Pier favorites. Want something even sweeter to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try their cotton candy and candy apples.

Melt is always trying something new and a stop in here will reward you with a unique taste experience. The GOAT is a blend of goat cheese and raspberry swirl and they’re always introducing new flavors like the Grape & Pineapple combo and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Sonic Drive-In is a classic go-to for ice-cold slushes and flavored limeades as well as creamy shakes and Sonic Blasts with your delicious mix-ins like cheesecake chunks and chocolate candy.

A Baker’s Dozen, Please!

Lindsey Rollings left a successful corporate career to pursue her pastry passion and created Butter & Whisk. Her menu is constantly changing, so stop in each trip to discover something new. She also has baking workshops for families and friends. You can spend some time learning how to make everything from spring cookies to fresh pasta.

Warm, fresh, and made to order, Duck Donuts is a favorite in many parts of the country and is always creating new donut-icing-topping combinations. Summer inspires them to bring back their banana line of donuts. If you’re at the beach you need to try the Beach Ball with vanilla icing, sprinkles, and chocolate drizzle.

Donuts, ice cream, and walls of candy, Main Sweets has it all. Their fudge is super creamy and their souvenirs will remind you of your trip long after the candy is enjoyed!.