One of everyone’s favorite places to eat on the Grand Strand is Benito’s Brick Oven & Pizza. It is a homey, Italian trattoria In North Myrtle Beach. The pizzas are handmade and baked in a wood fired brick oven. The pastas are made from old family recipes.
Benito’s Brick Oven was established in 1989 by Jack Himmelsbach. The original Benito’s was located in the center of their existing parking lot. In 2010 the old building was demolished and moved next door into the downstairs area of the Himmelsbach Communications building where On The Green and On The Beach magazines are published. The new Benito’s opened its doors in March 2011.
Jay Langeneck, Paul’s present partner began working for Paul at the original Benito’s Restaurant, then moved to the two Broadway at the Beach locations. The Broadway locations were sold in 1993 to concentrate on the North Myrtle Beach location and Jay became the managing partner. Their collaboration has produced one of the most successful restaurant operations on the Grand Strand. It has become a local’s favorite and is known for its Old World recipes and succulent New York style pizza. It has been recognized by many publications including Golf Digest which named it Myrtle Beach’s local favorite.
The Driving forces behind the operations are Jay, Joey, and Ernesto, known by their customers on a first name basis. For the entire team at Benito’s the customer and quality of food always come first.
This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants and I think everyone will enjoy it. My husband and I love both the pizza and strombolis.
Benito’s Brick Oven is located at 1596, Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach.