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Best Carolina-Style BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

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By MyrtleBeach.com
November 8, 2016

When we Carolinians say “BBQ,” we’re usually talking about slow-cooked pork, shredded or sliced, and topped with one of a few sauces. (Vinegar sauce is an Eastern North Carolina tradition with fans throughout the Carolinas, and South Carolina is famous for its mustard-based Carolina Gold Sauce.)

In last year’s Beachie awards there was some confusion as to what BBQ meant to our fans, so this year we decided to break the BBQ category down to Carolina-style BBQ and BBQ such as ribs and barbecue chicken.

Check out this list of what our fans voted as the best Carolina-style BBQ restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Also, be sure to check out the list of best BBQ restaurants, here.

Little Pigs BBQ

6102 Frontage Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

While Little Pigs is located in a small strip mall, the flavor of the food here is out of this world! Little Pigs prepares their BBQ by slow smoking whole pork shoulders over hickory coals, and chopping and pulling it for delicious Carolina-style BBQ plates and sandwiches. In addition to their vinegar-based Carolina BBQ, Little Pigs also serves up tons of Southern sides like hushpuppies, slaw, and baked beans.

Hog Heaven BBQ

7147 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Hog Heaven is the hot spot for Carolina-style BBQ in Pawleys Island, just a little south of Myrtle Beach. The motto here is “More Than Just BBQ,” but Hog Heaven is quite well-known for their Carolina BBQ pulled pork that is slow-smoked over hickory coals along with ribs and chicken. This barbecue joint also boasts an all-you-can-eat country buffet that features their delicious barbecue pork along with tons of other Lowcountry options, seafood, and tons of amazing sides.

Bar-B-Que House

Bar-B-Que House

With two locations along the Grand Strand, hungry Carolina-style BBQ enthusiasts can fill their hungry bellies in North Myrtle Beach or Surfside. Bar-B-Que House takes pride in their pork, so every day employees slow-smoke the pork with hickory logs in custom built smokers. And, here, guests have their choice of BBQ sauces like South Carolina mustard sauce, Eastern North Carolina vinegar sauce, Lexington style red sauce, and special house made sauces. Of course, Bar-B-Que house offers tons of barbecue options other than Carolina BBQ; guests here can also indulge in pork, ribs, chicken, and wings, and a huge variety of favorite southern sides.

Since 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been making a name for themselves in the BBQ world. What first started off as a family restaurant in Dallas, Texas, has grown into a national chain serving up a variety of delicious barbecue dishes such as Carolina-style barbecue pulled pork sandwiches and plates. Other barbecue options include beef brisket, chicken, turkey, Polish style kielbasa, jalapeno cheddar kielbasa, pork ribs, and barbecue honey ham.


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