When you talk food and the Carolinas, the first thing that comes to mind for many is barbecue. While Myrtle Beach is known as much for its seafood, there is a lot of great pork here, too.
If you want to enjoy a little swine on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip here is our list of the area’s five best BBQ joints.
1. Simply Southern, located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, is the best the Grand Strand has to offer. Everything is homemade and the pork is outstanding, as are the ribs that are always part of the dinner buffet (price: $10.76!!), but it’s the rest of the Southern cooking the separates Simply Southern from the pack. The mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, peach cobbler and nearly everything else are delightful. If you don’t believe me, take the word of TripAdvisor, where Simply Southern is ranked No. 7 among 710 area restaurants.
2. Folks along the South Strand swear by Prosser’s, which is located just across from the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet, and there is an argument that it should be one spot higher on this list. Prosser’s is also a buffet and it offers all the traditional Southern fare. If you want barbecue and are in the area, Prosser’s won’t disappoint.
3. Little Pigs is the quintessential hole in the wall, located just off 62nd Avenue along 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. Get the barbecue plate with hush puppies and fries and you will leave full and happy.
4. Typically these lists are the domain of local businesses, but we are making one exception with Mission BBQ, located in NMB. Any place that stops production to say the Pledge of Allegiance at noon is good by us, and the quality of the food is equal to the store’s reverence for those that have sacrificed for our country. Recommendations? Everything is good, but the brisket and ribs are a cut above. Make sure you get the Maggie’s Mac-N-Cheese as a side.
5. If you want to go off the beaten path, try Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ. They smoke the brisket for 15 hours and make, arguably, the best sauces in the area. You will need to enter the address – 8724 Highway 707 – in the GPS but Pop Pop’s is worth the trouble.
What did we miss? What is your favorite barbecue restaurant along the Grand Strand?