By Becky Billingsley
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Myrtle Beach - You can ask general manager Leon Brown about ingredients in his Lucky Slawce served on hot dogs at Lucky Dog Grille in Myrtle Beach, but he'll only smile.
Lucky Dog Grille is in the former location of Delaney's Dog Haus (and before that, Hot Dog Queen), in the J. Mike Plaza off S.C. 707. Owners Chuck and Dana Murphy are experienced restaurateurs (Sharkey's on the Beach, Painter's Ice Cream, Winner's Circle) who opened Lucky Dog on May 1. Chuck is also in real estate, and Dana is also the cafeteria manager at Lakewood Elementary School.
The menu has not been changed much since it was Delaney's.
"We took the subs off the menu, and we make our own chili and slaw," Dana Murphy said at the restaurant on June 19.
And then there's that Lucky Slawce. It looks like Thousand Island Dressing, and it contains cabbage. It has a peppery bite and a vinegar twang, and is delicious on a hot dog.
Hot dogs are the specialty of the house, and manager Brown serves up foot-longs, Hebrew National kosher dogs, corn dogs, mini corn dogs and a huge half-pounder that goes for $5.
Other choices are burgers, including the Carolina Burger for $5 with mustard, chili, onions and slaw; barbecue plate or sandwich for $4-$6; salads, sandwiches like grilled cheese on Texas Toast and Philly Cheese Steak; and wings, which are $5 for six, $7 for 10 or $13.79 for a 20-piece.
Sandwiches are also available as baskets that include fries and a drink (Pepsi products), for $4-$9. Finger foods include Fried Pickle Chips, Chili Cheese Fries, Tater Tots, Onions Rings and more.
Children's meals are $4 and include fries and a beverage; four choices are Lucky Dog, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Tenders and Grilled Cheese.
Lucky Dog Grille is at 8724 S.C. 707 in Myrtle Beach, and the number is (843) 748-0936. It's open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and free delivery is offered to local businesses.