There are few things in life more enjoyable than fall-off-the-bone tender, finger-licking-good barbecue. You know, the BBQ that’s slow-smoked and slathered from top to bottom with succulent sauces. That’s the kind of BBQ that the south is known for. The Grand Strand is home to several of these authentic BBQ joints. You just have to know where to look! The décor may be bare, the tables mismatched and there won’t be anything fancy, but that’s just a sign that you are in the right place when you are searching for the best BBQ in Myrtle Beach.
Indulge in our roundup of the beach’s best BBQ and visit a few locations during your next Myrtle Beach getaway!
1913 MR. JOE WHITE AVE, MYRTLE BEACH | 843-839-1913
First up on our BBQ roster is 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.
Diners help themselves to a buffet filled with a spread of Southern favorites like fried chicken, chicken bog, and plenty of BBQ with several house sauces to choose from. Sides include staples like biscuits, mashed potatoes, fried okra, sweet potato casserole, and a variety of veggies – to name a few. Lunch specials like fried pork chops and fried fish are served daily, while the dinner service offers additional items like tender ribs and mac n’ cheese. Be sure to save room for dessert – their Banana Pudding is some of the best in town!
Prices for lunch and dinner range from $15 – $18 and include your buffet meal, a drink, and tax. Simply Southern is open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.
6102 FRONTAGE RD, MYRTLE BEACH | 843-692-9774
Little Pigs Bar-B-Q is another local secret that offers an “old school” southern dining experience. Serving locals and visitors alike for more than 20 years, the recipes at this Myrtle Beach BBQ restaurant have been passed down and perfected over time.
Ribs are the way to go at Little Pigs. Guests can enjoy a whole or half rack of these coveted, tender chops slathered with their choice of sauce. Other offerings include fried chicken, chopped pork BBQ, and beef brisket, all available on a plate or as a sandwich.
The sides are just as tempting and include all the classics like hush puppies, potato salad, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and baked beans. The menu also includes scrumptious apple and peach cobbler and truly southern sweet tea. Little Pigs is open Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.
3750 U.S. 17 BUS, MURRELLS INLET | 843-357-1133
With rotating daily specials and a delicious set menu including all your favorites, Back Home BBQ is one of the best BBQ restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Dine in and enjoy all you can eat at the buffet featuring chicken bog, famous pulled pork BBQ, flounder, mac n’ cheese, and more, or take your meal to go for a picnic or fun family gathering with a la carte items. Back Home BBQ also serves a breakfast buffet, featuring classic breakfast items like bacon, country fried steak, biscuits and gravy, home fries, french toast, grits, and scrambled eggs.
Back Home BBQ is open Monday – Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm, Tuesday – Friday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 7:30 am to 3 pm. Breakfast buffet is $9.99, $5 for kids 4 – 12. Lunch and dinner prices vary between $6 and $12.99.
12827 OCEAN HWY, PAWLEYS ISLAND | 843-237-8227
Their tagline says it all, “A Southern Soul Food Revival,” and their food is EXACTLY that! Moe’s Original BBQ is a laid-back BBQ restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating on the south end of the Grand Strand.
Their menu may be small but there is no shortage of flavor with options like smoked chicken, smoked turkey, fried catfish, and Alabama-style pulled pork! Moe’s standard sides include baked beans, slaw, mac and cheese, cornbread and potato salad, with rotating special sides.
You certainly can’t find Moe’s great food at a better price! Grab a pulled pork sandwich meal with two sides and a drink for $13.50, or go big with a platter with cornbread and sides for $13 – $18. You can even feed the whole family with Moe’s Original BBQ Family Packs! Moe’s is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.
1561 HWY 17 N, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH | 843-249-6901
1205 HWY 17 N, SURFSIDE BEACH | 843-477-1801
Both of Bar-B-Que House’s Grand Strand locations serve southern 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. Build a BBQ plate to remember with the Grand Daddy Plate, where you choose three meats, two side orders, and crispy hushpuppies.
Bar-B-Que House serves all of their smoked meats without sauce so guests can completely customize their flavors. Their homemade sauces include an Eastern NC-style vinegar sauce, a Lexington-style red sauce, a SC-style mustard sauce, and their own award-winning House sauce in Original and Spicy. Both locations are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
1207 CELEBRITY CIRCLE, MYRTLE BEACH | 843-444-5522
You know the BBQ is good when you smell the smoker before you see the restaurant! Sweet Carolina’s is a BBQ restaurant in Myrtle Beach serving up delicious smoked meats and classic Lowcountry fare. Shrimp and grits, gumbo, and crabcakes blend with South Carolinian influences like pulled pork sandwiches, smoked chicken, and fried green tomatoes. Sweet Carolina’s is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm.
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