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“Don't waste your time!”
Review of The Market Common

The Market Common
Ranked #10 of 119 things to do in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Market Common is a place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. Along tree-lined avenues, you'll find the nation's biggest and most celebrated names in retail to one-of-a-kind boutiques unique to this region. Enjoy cuisine from some of the area's best chefs at one of eleven popular restaurants, or take in a movie at the most comfortable theater at the beach.
akron, oh
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time!”
Reviewed July 2, 2010

This area is overpriced stores and lousy restaurants. We have no problem spending money on a nice meal and enjoying fancy shops - but you should get what you pay for. We ate at the brewery - lousy beer and food that obviously came to their kitchen pre-made - yuk! Average price for lunch - $100 for a family of 4. We went to the chocolate shop - the chocolate contained more wax than any I have ever tasted - at over $17 per pound! This is one big tourist trap!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a few hours.”
Reviewed May 15, 2010

I enjoy Market Common because it offers something to do, other than go to the beach, in Myrtle Beach. There are many upscale shops, that are too expensive for my taste, but they have nice restaurants. Gordon Beirsch is one of my favorite places to go with friends. I enjoy sitting outside, having a few drinks, and good food with friends. The shops are too expensive but it is still a nice place to spend a few hours. They also have a movie theatre.

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Morris County, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
925 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,339 helpful votes
“This is so out of place in Myrtle Beach”
Reviewed September 20, 2009

We saw this and laughed. This is so out out of place in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is the land of pancake houses, buffets, mini golf, country music, and motorcycle weeks.

The stores are pricey and too upscale for Myrtle Beach. We were turned off by it. The development is also located next to the airport, which tends to be a little bit noisy. When we were there, there was an Air Force C-130 prop plane doing touch and goes, (landings followed by immediate take offs) all afternoon. Would you really want to shop or even have your kids play next to an airport?

Given the current economic climate in the US, I cannot see how this place will stay in business.

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9 Thank bwco
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Myrtle Beach, SC
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place for the family”
Reviewed August 2, 2009

The Market Common is a great place for the family. You can shop, let the kids play and have a great dinner out. I would recommend to everyone coming to Myrtle Beach.

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Concord, NC
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Myrtle Beach moves up”
Reviewed July 3, 2009

We watched the Market Common during construction and were not disappointed with our first (or subsequent) visits. If you're tired of discount malls then this is the place for you. Great shopping and great food. The Piggly Wiggly is certainly the most upscale supermarket in the area - we love it. Our trip next week will start out with a Segway tour, lunch at PF Changs, dessert at Tommy Bahamas Cafe, a tour of the shops and a visit to the Piggly Wiggly before heading to our condo. It's a wonderful change from visiting the usual tourist haunts. If you haven't been there - go.

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