Best Carolina-Style BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
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
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
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.
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.
Prosser’s BBQ & Buffet Restaurant is well-known in Murrells Inlet as a top spot for Carolina-style BBQ and other delicious eats. The main attraction at Prosser’s is the seemingly endless buffet that features their delectable homemade BBQ pulled pork, as well as fried chicken, fried flounder, pork chops, chicken bog, BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, and a large assortment of sides and desserts. This is one place you want to be sure to come to on an empty stomach!
Simply Southern Smokehouse
Simply Southern Smokehouse in Myrtle Beach offers hungry guests an outstanding all-you-can-eat BBQ & country buffet that will remind you of your Southern grandma’s home cookin’. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere while piling your plate high with Carolina-style BBQ pulled pork, barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, and more. Other buffet items include favorites such as fried chicken, chicken bog, collards, chicken and dumplings, and a large variety of other sides.
Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Moe’s Original Bar B Que was named as one of the Top 10 BBQ Joints in America, and while you’re in Myrtle Beach, you can try this restaurant’s award-winning food. At the Pawleys Island location of Moe’s Original, you can try out their take on Carolina BBQ pulled pork, ribs, wings, chicken, or turkey, all of which are smoked over hardwood and served with two different sauces. Of course, what would BBQ be without sides? Moe’s Original whips up six to eight fresh sides daily.
Old South BBQ Company
Old South BBQ Company is the perfect hole-in-the-wall spot for authentic Carolina BBQ in the North Myrtle Beach area. The menu here features sandwiches and plates piled high with tasty chopped BBQ, as well as Bar-B-Q quesadillas, Bar-B-Q nachos, and Bar-B-Q spring rolls. Pair any of these with sides like corn on the cob, onion rings, hush puppies, beans, potato salad, or slaw, and you have yourself one great meal
Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ
Located on Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach, Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ is a must-try while you’re in town. This casual eatery has received a lot of attention for their food, and you can see the staff working hard as they smoke their BBQ outside of the restaurant each day. Carolina-style BBQ options at Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ include the BBQ Bowl (pulled pork or chicken on rice with onions, sweet peppers, jalapenos, and teriyaki sauce), pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, Pop’s pulled pork or chicken chimichanga, BBQ quesadilla, and BBQ nachos.