Wars have been started over less controversial subjects than which region of the U.S. has the best BBQ. In fact, in some places, people think BBQ is something you do, rather than something you eat. If someone invites you over for a “barbeque,” which to them means burgers and hot dogs, you’re in the wrong place. Here in the South, the one thing all the experts agree on is cooking time, which means low and slow for hours upon hours. In some regions of the South, you’ll find preferences for mustard based sauce vs. tomato-based or vinegar-based. Some prefer a dry-rub method while others baste with sloppy, tangy sauce throughout the cooking process. Whatever your In some regions of the South, you’ll find preferences for mustard based sauce vs. tomato-based or vinegar-based. Some prefer a dry-rub method while others baste with sloppy, tangy sauce throughout the cooking process. Whatever your preference, you can enjoy great slow-cooked pork and chicken BBQ all along the Grand Strand. Served on a bun with coleslaw, or on a plate with two sides, BBQ, along with a gallon of sweet tea, is all you need to eat Carolina style. Whatever your preference, you can enjoy great slow-cooked pork and chicken BBQ all along the Grand Strand. Served on a bun with coleslaw, or on a plate with two sides, BBQ, along with a gallon of sweet tea, is all you need to eat Carolina style.
Little Pigs BBQ
Serious about its BBQ, Little Pigs slow roasts pork shoulder (18-20 hours) over hickory coals, on premises, to deliver fall-off-the-bone BBQ that is the best money can buy. Visiting for pulled pork sandwiches and chopped plate specials with sides, Little Pigs’ large, loyal fan base packs the small Myrtle Beach restaurant at lunch and dinnertime. Dine-in or carry out, plus burgers and more guaranteed to please all.More Info
Murrells Inlet may be known for its seafood, but many visit for the authentic Carolina-style BBQ and buffet offered by Prosser’s BBQ for decades. Situated in an old-styled café, perfectly suited to sleepy Southern days and warm nights, Prosser’s really jumps to life at mealtime. The buffet has everything anyone could want, from its classic hickory-smoked BBQ, to fried chicken, pork chops, unlimited sides, and even great seafood.
Simply Southern Smokehouse
It’s hard to throw a Frisbee through Myrtle Beach without hitting an all-you-can-eat buffet, but none are quite like this one. Serving mountains of home-cooked Southern food at very budget-friendly prices, Simply Southern Smokehouse is the place to go for those who aren’t in the mood for fried seafood.More Info
This comfort-food capital is tucked away off the main drag of Kings Highway, but hungry patrons can find a hidden gem in Big Mike’s. The owner, Mike Chestnut, didn’t get his nickname from eating bad cooking, and he was smart enough to hire local soul-food legend Queenie Bowens to work her magic in the kitchen.More Info
Sweet Carolina’s Smokehouse and Grill
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Located at Broadway at the Beach, Sweet Carolina’s brings the best tastes of the Palmetto State to the masses. Opened only in 2012 in the old State Fair Foods building, Sweet Carolina’s underwent a massive renovation that transformed this eatery into a unique dining experience at Broadway. The smell of burning hickory and pecan wood in the smoker alone attracts hungry folks to the front door.More Info
Magnolia’s at 26th
Started by the Anderson Family over 20 years ago, Magnolia’s is Southern cuisine at it’s finest. They are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am – 10:30am for breakfast, from11:00am – 2:30pm for lunch and 5:00pm – 9:00pm for dinner. Saturdays and Sunday they serve breakfast, brunch and dinner.More Info
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