The hustle and bustle of life got you down? You need something down-home, something rich and savory to bring you back up. If only there was a city with restaurants that served it up like that …
Enter Myrtle Beach, home of southern comfort food.
Oh, there are places here. We wrapped up the top five so that on a weeklong stay, you can hit them all. Weekenders, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
Tip: Try These 5 Grand Strand Southern Comfort Food Spots
Honey, have a seat. Everything’s gonna be alllll right.
Simply Southern Smokehouse
Your nose is in for a treat when you walk into this haven of culinary delight. It’s amazing, lunching solo or bringing that special someone for something special. And you won’t suffer sticker shock when the check comes rolling in (also? The waitstaff sings. For real.)
Fried pork chops on a Tuesday, baked spaghetti on a Wednesday, and fried fish — all day Saturday. Or hit the buffet for chicken and dumplings, sweet potato casserole, and peach cobbler.
Big Mike’s Soul Food
Big Mike doesn’t serve anything on little plates. It’s not called southern comfort food bits, after all. We can’t think of a single person who’s visited Big Mike’s even once. Everything is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Starting with hushpuppies, then a Grilled Shrimp Salad. Indulge in a Chicken Finger Basket or Fried Bologna sandwich. Or Shrimp and Grits, or a Big Mike’s Special (one meat, three sides, and cornbread.)
Magnolias At 26th
It’s a casual joint no matter when you drop by, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s destined to become your go-to comfort food spot on the Grand Strand, with stellar food and service. You can also box up what you have leftovers from the buffet for a nominal fee — bring it back to the resort!
Buffets all day. Or, a Breakfast Plate of two eggs, bacon, grits, and toast. A Grilled Chicken Breast sandwich with an ice cream cone afterward. Grilled Chicken Fingers with salsa or ranch to start dinner. Then a Steak & Shrimp Special or Seafood Platter.
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
There’s room for a hearty appetite! It’s all served family-style from your favorite celebrity chef. Show up hungry, go away happy because this menu has no weak spots. Don’t forget to visit the store downstairs after you eat — walk around and work off a few calories!
A family-style dinner, with meat, plenty of sides, and of course, dessert. How can you go wrong by ordering the Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken with Creamed Potatoes? Save room for a Seasonal Cobbler, too.
If you like your southern comfort food with a twist and a craft beer, this is the place for you. The menu is vast and loaded with items begging to become your new fave. Sit outdoors and bring your friends for a wonderful experience.
Cathead Biscuits For a Cause to start (and the proceeds go to charity), then a plate of Smothered Chicken. Their bone-in fried chicken is world-famous, and the Sweet & Spicy version is a hit.