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10 Places to Get Chicken Bog in Myrtle Beach

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September 1, 2015

If you’ve ever been to Myrtle Beach or surrounding areas of the Grand Strand, then maybe you’ve heard of chicken bog. And, most likely, whenever you’ve heard the word “chicken bog” you’ve questioned in your head or out loud “what the heck is that?”

Chicken bog is a dish that is comprised of rice, chicken, and sausage, and it is very popular in the Myrtle Beach/Horry County area. Many people eat chicken bog simply with the main ingredients, and others add items into the mix such as onion and various spices; it just depends on the cook!

No matter which way chicken bog is served, most people who try it agree that it is a delicious, hearty meal that represents the South Carolina Lowcountry with its simple yet readily available ingredients. However, it seems as if this dish it quite difficult to find in local restaurants on a regular basis.

Maybe this is because Myrtle Beach’s restaurant circuit is frequented by out-of-towners that probably don’t order chick bog because they’re unsure of what it is. Or maybe it’s because it is considered to be more of a “home cooked” meal. Either way, we have taken the time to compile this list of 10 places to get chicken bog in Myrtle Beach. So next time you’re here, stop by one of these awesome restaurants and try a taste of Myrtle Beach.

Located on 16th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Big Mike’s Soul Food serves up some of the best Southern-style food along the Grand Strand. Here, not only can you find chicken bog, but you can also feast on meals that feature a “meat and three” option. Of course, we recommend the chicken bog, but Queenie’s fried chicken is also a must-try while you’re there!

Prosser’s B.B.Q. is a delectable buffet restaurant that boasts a variety of delicious Southern options. A local favorite on Prosser’s menu is always chicken bog, but, because it is a buffet, you are encouraged to try all of the items featured on the buffet. Along with your plate half-filled with chicken bog, be sure to try out their BBQ, fried chicken, pork chops, mac & cheese, collard greens, and more.

Located just across from the beach on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach, you can find this little gem of a restaurant. Lulu’s Café has retro aesthetics that are sure to catch your eye and food that is certain to satisfy your taste buds. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day, Lulu’s is the perfect spot to grab a bit to eat. However, if you’re looking for chicken bog, be sure to call ahead and make sure they have it, as they tend to only serve it as a special on some days. 

Socastee Station

Socastee Station

So Socastee Station may not cook up chicken bog in the classic way, but we’ve heard quite the buzz surrounding one of their staple menu items. Instead of offering chicken bog in a bowl or on a plate, they serve it –get this—in the form of balls! And the funny thing is, the two chefs that created it are from Pittsburgh! That’s right; when T.J. Allinder and Ed Flambard bought the Socastee Station, they decided to revamp a local favorite. Thank goodness they did. Oh, and you can also find their famous chicken bog balls at the Myrtle Beach Pelican's games!

For over two decades, Magnolia’s at 26th has been serving downtown Myrtle Beach delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course, many opt for the buffet option, which features an array of Southern cookin’ options including chicken bog, fried chicken, collard greens, peach cobbler—the list goes on and on!

Big D’s Bar-B-Que Barn

Big D’s Bar-B-Que Barn

Tucked away off of Highway 501, Big D’s Bar-B-Que Barn has become a favorite for locals and vacationers throughout the years. While at Big D’s, many people choose the buffet, but many also go for the chicken bog or the slow-cooked, vinegar based BBQ.

Simply Southern Smokehouse

1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Myrtle Beach is home to many buffets, as you should know by now, but Simply Southern Smokehouse is unlike many others. Simply Southern Smokehouse serves up a buffet of delicious Southern food that is sure to make you feel right at home. Choose from many of the meats, such as chicken bog, barbecue, fried chicken, and more. Then, choose from a variety of vegetables, and then finish off your meal with some awesome dessert. Or just go ahead and try everything!

Crafty Rooster

Crafty Rooster

If you’re cruisin’ around in downtown Conway, be sure to stop by the Crafty Rooster. Not only do they serve chicken bog, but the Crafty Rooster is quite well-known for their beer selection. Grab yourself a “Bowl o’ Bog” and try out one (or a couple) of the rare and exclusive beers available.

Local's Corner

Local's Corner

Priding themselves on Southern cuisine, Local’s Corner is a “meat and three” joint serving local favorites such as chicken bog, as well as a variety of sandwiches and salads. Local’s Corner is also celebrated for their breakfast menu, and they even claim to have the “best breakfast on the beach!” Next time you’re in Myrtle Beach and you’re craving some good ol’ chicken bog, check out Local’s Corner. And then go back another time and try their breakfast, too.

Get Carried Away

Get Carried Away

Located in Pawleys Island, Get Carried Away is not your typical restaurant. In fact, they only serve food as take-out. Here, you can find chicken bog, Lowcountry boil, casseroles, pies, and more! Get Carried Away brings you delectable Southern cuisine without the hassle of preparing it or waiting in line. Just call ahead, ask for what you want, and be on your merry way. But definitely try the chicken bog.


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