HOSKINS RESTAURANT: A LOCAL FAVORITE SINCE 1948
After 69 years of providing locals and tourists the finest in seafood and country cooking, Hoskins Restaurant is still a favorite among its patrons in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hoskins Restaurant was founded in 1948 by Hubert and Leona Hoskins and remains a family-owned business. It is now owned and operated by their granddaughter, Tina, and her husband, Lenton Yates, who are natives of North Myrtle Beach.
Hoskins Restaurant is located at 450 Main Street— a short walk for many of the tourists that rent North Myrtle Beach Real Estate or the people that are enjoying the sand and surf in North Myrtle Beach—is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As the lunch and dinner hour approaches, a long line begins to form outside of the restaurant in anticipation of feasting on the homemade, down-home country cooking, as well as their fresh seafood, barbeque, and delectable desserts. Another Southern delight that Hoskins serves is shrimp and grits, which is a favorite among the clientele who rent and own North Myrtle Beach real estate.
The long lines outside of Hoskins Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach is a sure sign that the food is delicious, so do not let this discourage you from stopping in and enjoying their tasty cuisine. The Hoskins staff knows how to keep the line moving quickly. Inside, the restaurant is quite roomy and capable of seating a lot of customers. Although the serving staff is speedy at getting their customers in and out, you can hear them taking the time to catch up on events with their regular customers that live in North Myrtle Beach real estate. They are also happy to greet and serve the familiar faces of tourists that return annually to enjoy Hoskins great food as they rent the surrounding North Myrtle Beach real estate.
One of the reasons that Hoskins Southern fare is so delicious is due to their long-time cook, Ollie Pearl Gore, who has worked for Hoskins for 21 years and only missed one day of work during that entire time. Lenton calls it Ollie’s Kitchen because she has been working at Hoskins longer than anyone else there except for him and his wife, Tina. He has nicknamed her “Big Mama” and Lenton says, “Big Mama helps Hoskins stay happy”.
Ollie grew up in Brooksville, South Carolina which is approximately eight miles from much of North Myrtle Beach real estate and began cooking full meals at age 14. She first started working at Hoskins shelling butter beans and field peas and washing dishes part-time when she was in the 11th grade. After she graduated from high school, she began babysitting Tina’s youngest son at night and working at the Hoskins in the mornings.
Tina taught Ollie how to make their delicious pies from recipes that have been in the family for generations. She now makes coconut pies, peanut butter pies, lemon pies and pineapple pies which they alternate serving with their daily specials. Ollie also makes okra, field peas, potato salad, coleslaw, buttered corn, lima beans, pasta salad, and other sensational sides as well as the barbequed chicken and banana pudding.
Hoskins country cooking and seafood dishes are always delicious. They have daily specials and the meals are affordable. So, the next time you are staying in North Myrtle Beach real estate and want a great meal, stop in at Hoskins on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, SC and see for yourself!
Feature photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living
Food photography courtesy of Hoskins Restaurant via Facebook.