Martin Dobr, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, has cooked for the stars, traveled and worked around the world and been involved in the restaurant business for 40 years.


  For the past seven years he has the 175-seat restaurant at Long Bay Resort where he serves breakfast fare and upscale dinners.  Nighttime menu items include escargot crostini, scallop cakes, veal Cromley, roast duckling and wiener schnitzel.  After 7 p.m., some items may be prepared tableside.


  The menu cover features a caricature of Martin that was drawn when he catered a meal in Beverly Hills for Joe Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger's exercise manager, the words “Specially for You,” which is his trademark slogan  was initiated at that party.

  Martin has been a member of the Le Chaine des Rotisseurs Society since 1988.  This prestigious society was established in 1248.


  Martin attended school through ninth grade in Prague, then completed a three-year chef apprenticeship at a Prague hotel.  At age 17, he was drafted into the Czechoslovakian Air Force, where he worked as a cook for 2 ½ years.  In 1968, Warsaw Pact forces rolled into the country with tanks, and Martin fled the country.


  Martin went first to Austria, then Canada, where Martin cooked.  After three years, they decided Canada was too cold and, without having jobs lined up, went to Hawaii in 1971.  Martin got a job as chef at a hotel.


  After two years, Hawaii began to feel small, so Martin went to Los Angeles, where he was a chef at a German restaurant.  An opportunity arose for a job at a new hotel in Juneau, Alaska, so he did that for a year before returning to L.A.  Next came a stint as chef at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel before Martin formed a catering company that had movie industry clients.


  A writers’ strike, Martin said, put the catering company out of business, so the men went to Greenville and opened a fine dining restaurant called The Fishmarket.  In 1982, they opened a second location in Charlotte, NC.


  After four years, the partners went their separate ways.  Martin took over the Greenville restaurant; Rott got the Charlotte location.  In 1989, they reunited to open The Fishmarket in Little River, where Chianti South is now located.  That lasted one season, then Martin had a series of jobs as chef at a local hotel, Thoroughbred’s and Finn McCool’s.


  Martin started Martin's Restaurant in 1994 and continues to serve exquisite cuisine to this day!

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Jan (the nephew) received a phone call on one Saturday night about 9:30 pm. Mrs. Anderson asked, if we have a Lobster Thermidore on menu. Which we do. She said "I am looking for Lobster Thermidore all over east coast, all the way from Texas through Florida and finally I found it".

But Martin's is closed on Sunday nights and she said they are leaving Monday morning. Jan suggested that they could come in Sunday for breakfast about 10:30 am and Martin will make them Lobster Thermidore.

Sunday 10:30 am Anderson's family came in and Jan and Martin made them Lobster Thermidore (for three) with soup, salad, fresh made biscuits, and topped it of with Banana Foster table side, for dessert.



Thank you for the Lobster Thermidor.  And thank you so very much for making it special for us on a Sunday Morning.  I can't think of any other chef who would go out of their way to make us such a WONDERFUL meal.  It was a culinary experience we will never forget.
The Anderson's
Gabriella, Noel & Jesse
Morrilton, AR





Martin's Restaurant   7200 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach,   South Carolina   Ph 843.449.1368