Best Thai in Town

Every local knows the best Thai food in Myrtle Beach is Thai Lao
Thai Lao Myrtle Beach

Every local knows to go to Thai Lao if you’re in the mood for Thai food in Myrtle Beach. It’s true: the best Thai food in Myrtle Beach is Thai Lao. In case the two exclamation points (we are different!!) didn’t convince you, this instagram post will. Commenters chimed in with recommendations and in solidarity that Thai Lao is the place to go.

I’ll warn you: it’s not fancy. In fact, that’s part of the charm. The food and service are the stars in this hole-in-the-wall spot.

Let’s chat about the menu.

Menu at Thai Lao Myrtle Beach

When I find a dish at a restaurant that I love, your chances of convincing me to order something new is about a 2 on a scale of 1 – 100. But I did it last weekend. I gritted my teeth and said “mixed vegetable stir-fry with chicken, and could you make it spicy please?” instead of my years-old, tried-and-true Chicken Gang Dang order. I was floored. It was amazing. It’s possible that I’ll order it again, but I think I’ll have to go twice in one week to alleviate the order anxiety I’ll face trying to decide between the two. And I snuck bites from Will’s Pad MaMa. It’s also delicious, and he’ll have to go with me so I don’t have a complete meltdown trying to choose between three dishes.

Here’s the thing: anything you order is going to be delicious. You can stuck on one dish (like I tend to do) or try something new each time. Either way, this will be your go-to spot for Thai food.

Thai Lao Myrtle Beach

Thai Lao Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

Affordable, extremely casual Thai restaurant with exceptional food & service.

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  1. 4.7.22
    Dan Adams said:

    The Thai Chef from here now has her own restaurant preparing to open in North Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out Thai in Town and ask if Nongnuch is cooking