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
A recent addition to the Myrtle Beach restaurant roster, Simply Southern Smokehouse is quickly making waves. 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 $10 / adult during dinner, you can enjoy a feast on a budget! Simply Southern is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm; call (843) 839-1913 for more information.
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 7 days a week from 11 am – 8 pm; call (843) 692-9774 for more information.
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! Prosser’s BBQ is open Sunday – Tuesday from 6:30 am – 2:00 pm and Wednesday – Saturday from 6:30 am – 8:30 pm; call (843) 357-6146 for more information.