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12 Best BBQ Joints in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is one of the most sought-after destinations in South Carolina, if not the entire Southeast, for its endless list of activities, breathtaking oceanfront views, and a climate that’s inviting all year round. The fact that this iconic city is also home to some of the best barbeque in the south (take that, Texas!) is just an added bonus.

Spend your days working up an appetite with exciting activities, like jet skiing and parasailing, chow down on some of the tastiest BBQ you’ll ever get your hands on, and then sleep it off in your cozy waterfront resort so you can do it all again the next day. These are the best BBQ spots in Myrtle Beach!


1. Little Pigs Bar-B-Q

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  • Address: 6102 Frontage Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $

  • Favorite Menu Item: Beef Brisket Sandwich

Locally owned, Little Pigs Bar-B-Q has been a hit since it first opened its doors nearly 25 years ago. All of the BBQ sauces are made in-house, and the reason the hickory smoked pork is to die for is thanks to their family recipe.

As if Little Pigs wasn’t already your top choice, you’ll be amazed by just how affordable these mouth-watering platters really are!


2. True BBQ

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  • Address: 4002 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $

  • Favorite Menu Item: Pulled Pork Platter

If you are looking for an authentic smokehouse, look no further than True BBQ. You can smell the sweet aroma of their meats smoking from down the block, so don’t be surprised when you see a line at the counter, especially when you can get their iconic pulled pork platter that won’t break the bank!

Just don’t forget to grab a cup of True’s delicious sweet tea to wash it all down!


3. Simply Southern Smokehouse

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  • Address: 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $

  • Favorite Menu Item: Chicken and Dumplings

One of the hardest things about going to a BBQ restaurant is deciding between all the tasty menu items, and with Simply Southern Smokehouse, you don’t have to! This tasty BBQ joint offers everything on their menu buffet-style, so you can pile up your plate with everything from fried chicken to ribs and everything in between. The same goes for dessert!


4. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

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  • Address: 3735 Oleander Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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  • Price: $$

  • Favorite Menu Item: Pit Smoked Wings

When it comes to the best BBQ restaurants, it’s all about the baby back ribs and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s fall of the bone! It’s no wonder that this tasty joint has been in business for more than 80 years and has expanded across the country with 550 locations.

Dickey’s is a great choice for every occasion, from combos to group packs. Plus, easy carry out options are available to take the party elsewhere!


5. Little Pigs BBQ at Surfside

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The sister joint to the iconic Little Pigs Bar-B-Que, Little Pigs BBQ at Surfside offers the same great food with an added bonus- no crowds! This restaurant is a local favorite and has the awards to prove it. Affordable prices, an extensive menu, and a business built on family tradition more than 40 years ago make this an obvious choice.


6. Damon’s

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  • Address: 2985 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $$

  • Favorite Menu Item: Baby Back Ribs

This classic American restaurant has it all! From its prime location along the Grand Strand to its award-winning ribs, Damon’s is more than just an amazing BBQ joint. Admire the views of the ocean as you take advantage of the outdoor seating and choose from one of many of the baby back rib combos.

There are also non-BBQ related items on the menu for that person in your group who just isn’t in a smokehouse mood!


7. Fire and Smoke

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  • Address: 411 79th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $$$

  • Favorite Menu Item: Kansas City Strip

If you are looking for a more upscale BBQ experience, Fire and Smoke should be on your list for an elevated night out. You’ll find small plates like pork belly and full entrees like braised short ribs. The extensive wine list is just the icing on the cake!


8. Big Mike’s Soul Food

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  • Address: 504 16th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $

  • Favorite Menu Item: Fried Chicken

Big Mike’s Soul Food may have just opened back in 2012, but Big Mike’s journey with creating tasty food started long before that. Ever since he was a kid, Big Mike has had an interest in the food industry and worked his way up to become the successful business owner he is today. If his story about perseverance isn’t enough to have you eager to visit, his delicious food certainly is.

The menu features BBQ pig’s feet and chicken wings, and even the sides, ranging from collard greens dip and hush puppies to baked beans to coleslaw, are enough to have you swooning!


9. Fullbelly BBQ

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  • Address: 154 Sapwood Dr., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Price: $$

  • Favorite Menu Item: American Brisket Dip

It’s all about the meats at Fullbelly BBQ. This award-winning spot boasts fall-off-the-bone ribs, juicy beef brisket, and melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork. There is no such thing as a bad choice at this local’s favorite, especially when house-made sauces and rubs take these tasty meats to a whole new level.

These guys treat the craft of BBQ cuisine as an art form and take huge pride in house made sauces and dry rubs. Just be prepared to leave FullBelly BBQ with a full belly!


10. Gracious Pig Smokehouse

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  • Address: 12 Ocean Blvd S, Surfside Beach, SC

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  • Price: $$

  • Favorite Menu Item: Porchos

Located outside of the main hub that is Myrtle Beach, the Gracious Pig Smokehouse is worth the extra drive time to experience some of the best BBQ in the state and some of the best views! Grab a seat overlooking the ocean and let the sweet aroma of cherrywood smoked meats encapsulate you, or sit at the bar for a few drinks.

Whatever you do, don’t sleep on the appetizers! Aside from delicious meat platters, unique appetizer options let you enjoy BBQ in a whole new way.


11. Sweet Carolina’s

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  • Address: 1207 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price: $$

  • Favorite Menu Item: Smoked Chicken

Make sure you come hungry because you will start eating the second you sit down. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with homemade cornbread delivered fresh from the oven. Then, you will have to choose between tasty options like baby back ribs, brisket, and Sweet Carolina’s famous smoked chicken. Just make sure you save room for dessert, like Key Lime pie or skillet cookies!


12. Bar-B-Que House

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  • Address: 6007, 1205 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC

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  • Price: $

  • Favorite Menu Item: Big Daddy Platter

With a fine variety of hickory smoked meats and a collection of in-house sauces that have locals coming back for more, it is no wonder why Bar-B-Que House considers itself the home of the best BBQ on the beach. This restaurant is such a hit that it has successfully expanded to two other locations within the Myrtle Beach area.

Bar-B-Que House also offers takeout and lunch specials for those looking to snag a deal!


Eat and Stay in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of tasty restaurants, and you can spend your entire vacation eating nothing but the best BBQ in the area. But with so many options to choose from and countless ways to enjoy your time in Myrtle Beach, you will be planning your next trip back before you even leave!

Book your stay at Ocean Creek Resort today!

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