There are few things in life that are more enjoyable than fall-off-the-bone tender, finger licking good BBQ. And not just any BBQ, but slow smoked meats slathered from top to bottom with succulent sauces; that’s the kind of BBQ that the south is known for. Luckily, the Grand Strand is home to several true BBQ joints, you just have to know where to look! The décor may be bare and there won’t be anything fancy, but that’s just a sign that you are in the right place when you are searching to true down-home BBQ.
Enjoy our roundup of the beach’s best BBQ and pencil in a few during your next Myrtle Beach getaway!
Simply Southern Smokehouse
First up on our BBQ roster, Simply Southern Smokehouse. This local favorite serves up fresh, low country style BBQ that keeps guests flocking in for both lunch and dinner. The inside features an open floor plan in a barn-style setting, further embracing the unintimidating country theme. Guests can help themselves to an array of buffet style favorites like fried chicken, chicken bog, and plenty of BBQ with several house sauces to choose from. Sides include southern staples like biscuits, mashed potatoes, fried okra, sweet potato casserole, and an array of veggies – to name a few. The dinner service offers additional items like tender ribs and mac n’ cheese. And, with prices that max out at $14 / adult during dinner, you can enjoy a feast on a budget! Simply Southern is open Sunday – Monday from 11 am – 4 pm, Tuesday – Wednesday from 11 am – 8 pm, and Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm; call (843) 839-1913 for more information.
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Little Pigs BBQ
Little Pigs BBQ is another local secret that offers a simple yet stunning dining experience. The recipes at Little Pigs have been passed down and perfected over time. Ribs are the way to go here and guests can enjoy a whole or half rack of these coveted, tender chops slathered with your choice of sauce. Other BBQ offerings include grilled chicken, pulled or chopped chicken and pork available on a plate or in as a sandwich, and even a 2 or 3 meat combo plate. The sides here are just as tempting and range from classics like hush puppies, potato salad, and baked beans to unexpected items like deep-fried ear of corn and apple sticks. Little Pigs is open Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 8 pm; call (843) 692-9774 for more information.
6102 Frontage Rd | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you are enjoying an afternoon on the south end of the strand, be sure to check out Prosser’s BBQ in Murrells Inlet. This little-known BBQ joint has been locally owned and operated for over 50 years and when you have been in business for that long you must be doing something right! The dining area has been expanded throughout the year to accommodate the weekend crowds that Prosser’s draws and this establishment is definitely a local favorite. The home-style meats and sides are served buffet style and guests can help themselves to as much as they like. Offerings include pulled chicken and pork, ribs, and grilled chicken with several homemade sauces in addition to other southern staples like fried chicken, honey ham, and an array of sides. Be sure to save room for Prosser’s famous banana pudding! You can’t beat the buffet prices at $7/breakfast, $10/lunch, and $15/dinner! Prosser’s BBQ is open every day for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Dinner service is open Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm; call (843) 357-6146 for more information.
3750 U.S. 17 Business | Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Their tagline says it all, ” A Southern Soul Food Revival,” and their food is EXACTLY that! Moe’s Original BBQ is a laid back little shack with indoor and outdoor seating on the south end of the Grand Strand. Their menu may be small but their food has no shortage of flavor with options like smoked chicken, smoked turkey, fried catfish, and pulled pork! And you certainly can’t beat great food at a more than affordable price! Grab a sandwich meal with two sides for $10 or a platter with cornbread and two sides for $11. Moe’s is open Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm. Check out their site or call (843) 237-8227 for more details.
12827 Ocean Hwy | Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Two locations to choose from on the Grand Strand, but both with the mouth-watering, lick-your-fingers-clean, can’t-get-enough barbeque! We hope you’re hungry because they are happy to slap your plate full with a generous portion of their famous hickory smoked BBQ. And if you’re feeling REALLY hungry, may we suggest the Who’s Yer Daddy plate? You’ll get 12oz of juicy BBQ, 1/2 rack of ribs, 4 wings, 3 chicken strips, 1/2 chicken, 3 sides, and 8 hushpuppies –phew! That’s enough to feed a whole family! The Surfside location is open daily from 11 am – 9 pm, call (843) 477-1801 for more info. The North Myrtle location is open from 11 am – 8 pm, call (843) 249-6901 for more info.