Best barbecue in Myrtle Beach SC area and the Grand Strand

Summer signals the beginning of the grilling season across the country.

Men and women cooped up all winter can break out the forks, tongs or smokers to try and create the perfect barbecue experience.

Succulent, juicy cuts of pork, sausage and beef smoked or grilled to perfection paired with country fixins, sweet tea and family fun is the recipe for a perfect family day.

Although many accommodations in the Myrtle Beach area don’t allow grilling, the family vacation doesn’t have to exclude a good barbecue picnic. The South is famous for its pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad, sweet tea and peach cobbler, and there is an abundance of places you can enjoy many different styles of BBQ on the Grand Strand.

Whether you want a rack of ribs at your favorite steakhouse, a barbecue only sit-down restaurant or an overflowing buffet of barbecue and other country cooking, there is a restaurant tailor made for you in the Myrtle Beach area.

Below are some of mine and my coworkers’ favorite spots for barbecue in the area. Please feel free to comment and add your own, or pen a review for any we have listed.

Little Pigs Bar-B-Q


Affordable pulled pork sandwiches and plates that are piled high enough for two meals. Also has burgers, fries, etc., for those who don’t prefer perfectly smoked pork. Second location on Highway 544.

6102 Frontage Rd, Myrtle Beach; (843) 692-9774

3901 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach; (843) 650-9011

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse


The Charleston-based restaurant has a huge variety of meats, including pork, brisket, wings, sausage and turkey. Plenty of sides (including fried corn on the cob), five mouth-watering sauces and other menu options make this a family favorite. There is a second location in North Myrtle Beach.

2461 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach; (843) 839-7427;

Bar-B-Que House


Everything made fresh daily. Plenty of plates and sandwiches to choose from. Also a second location in Surfside Beach.

1561 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 249-6901

1205 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach; (843) 477-1801

There are several more excellent barbecue choices in the Myrtle Beach area, comment below with your favorite!