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How does a rack of tangy barbecue ribs — with cornbread and slaw — sound about now?
Or how about a heaping helping of calabash shrimp at an all-you-can-eat buffet? Or have you been dreaming of a mess of Lowcountry boil? You could have it all, in Myrtle Beach.
Barbecue, calabash, and Lowcountry cuisine are the kings on the Grand Strand. Here’s what they’re all about — and where you can try them, north, central, and south. Let’s eat.
Cooked at glacier speed and served with the tangiest of sauces, ‘cue is not nice-shirt friendly. You’re living right on the Grand Strand with hush puppies and sweet tea.
The barbecue is so tender you won’t need a knife. This laid-back joint gives props to the military and first responders with the area’s finest ‘cue. TRY THIS: The Pulled Chicken is chock full of flavor. You’ll be chock full next.
Consider it fate and fortune if you stumble upon this humble house of deliciousness. Your barbecue experience includes reasonable prices and even better food. TRY THIS: The Half Rack of Ribs Plate. It’s hickory-smoked and comes with two sides. Why only a half rack? So you’ll have room for a slice of homemade Red Velvet Cake. Note: Ribs are available Friday afternoon and all day Saturday only.
Whether you’re coming off the golf course or out of a hammock, Moe’s sounds like a brilliant idea. This is the kind of joint locals bring their out-of-town friends to so they can show off. TRY THIS: The Pulled Pork Sandwich. It includes slow-smoked pork shoulder with a tangy sop sauce. It’s served on a toasted bun with house-made sweet-and-tangy BBQ sauce and pickles. Savor every bite.
That’s the way to experience seafood made famous in the tiny town of Calabash. After you’ve had your fill of fresh seafood, battered and fried to golden perfection, you’re in for one happy stroll.
After you’ve sampled the fare, it’s hard to stop returning to the buffet for one more plate! It’s an excellent spot for family dinners. And there’s a high probability your parents brought you here on a beach trip when you were a kid. TRY THIS: The buffet. It’s a must. You’ll get to sample calabash-style shrimp, white fish, and okra … if it fits in the fryer, it’s calabash-worthy.
Take a bite out of the buffet inspired by the mounted sharks that surround you in this cool seafood spot. The calabash selections here will be delicious whenever you visit the beach. Guaranteed. TRY THIS: Everything. The calabash selections on the buffet are stellar, but sample a bit of the entire array. There are some terrific dishes there.
You’ll lose count of your favorite dishes at this vast buffet of deliciousness. There are animatronic sharks overhead, and calabash everything on the bar. TRY THIS: Ask for the lobster add-on. Yes, all-you-can-eat lobster, too.
The tactic with Lowcountry cuisine wasn’t to wow visitors. It was to reap the benefits of vegetables and seafood. We, visitors, applaud the process.
Seize the day and enjoy crab cakes. Lowcountry favorites dot a menu that is sure to please any palate. TRY THIS: Shrimp and Grits (scallions, diced shallots, and Andouille sausage over grits). Then take on the Triple Play. It’s a ribeye with a Lowcountry crab cake and blackened shrimp with roasted potatoes.
Branch out your culinary scope with a trip to Big Mike’s. The friendly staff is ready to serve the highest quality soul food. It crosses Lowcountry cuisine deliciously. TRY THIS: Start with a Collar Green Dip, get a bowl of Chicken Sausage Gumbo, and wrap it up with Seafood Boil. That means crab legs, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage at Mike’s.
This place could teach a workshop about southern coastal cuisine. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Coastal Dish features lots of favorites with a view. TRY THIS: Fried Green Tomatoes. Then a Pawleys Po’ Boy, with fried shrimp and homemade remoulade.
If you love Myrtle Beach, you’ll love MBResorts. All along the Grand Strand, in all the perfect locations, you’ll find ideal properties to host your beach escape. Come sample all the best this area has to offer!
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