South Carolina is known for its amazing BBQ, and the Fourth of July is the perfect time to enjoy this all-American meal. After a long day of swimming in the pool or relaxing on the beach at The Strand, you’re sure to be hungry — so here’s a list of a few of the area’s most delicious BBQ joints.
Located on the corner of the Highway 17 Bypass and 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Little Pigs BBQ specializes in whole pork shoulders rubbed with spices and slow cooked until it’s fall-off-the-bone tender. Prepared South Carolina style, the meat is then piled high on a bun with delicious vinegar-based sauce. Little Pigs BBQ also has plenty of traditional sides like baked beans, hush puppies and fries, along with the always-popular sweet tea. If you’re looking for the quintessential hole in the wall with lip-smackin’-good food, Little Pigs is your place.
Located oceanfront about 5 miles south of The Strand at 2985 S. Ocean Boulevard, Damon’s Grill specializes in big, meaty, char-grilled ribs slathered in a delicious BBQ sauce. The restaurant’s menu also includes an array of steaks, juicy burgers, chicken, seafood and fresh salads, so finding food for even the pickiest eater shouldn’t be too hard. Lastly, Damon’s boasts some of the best oceanfront views in the area — take advantage of the outdoor seating so you can enjoy the ocean breezes and views with your meal.
If you want to try a wide range of BBQ styles, Sticky Fingers Rib House at 2461 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach is the perfect place. In the restaurant’s modern setting, you can enjoy down-home, finger-licking-good BBQ with plenty of tasty side items to choose from. Sticky Fingers offers an array of sauces and rubs, so you can pick the perfect style — or try the ribs sampler and have them all.
Finally, we have the hidden gem Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ. This BBQ joint is off the beaten path on Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach — but if you love BBQ, it is worth the drive. A family-run barbecue restaurant, Pop Pop’s smokes its meats slow and low so it will be tender and juicy. Pulled pork, BBQ ribs and the very popular hand-breaded, fried-to-order chicken are just a few of the mouthwatering offerings.
These are just a few of the great BBQ restaurants the Grand Strand has to offer. Come celebrate America’s birthday this year with a big rack of ribs or some delicious pulled pork while you are staying at The Strand in sunny Myrtle Beach.