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Top Places for BBQ on the Grand Strand

  By  Ashley Daniels
Black Drum Brewing BBQ burger with fries

One staple here in the South is barbecue that’s sauced up any way you like it and served up with all the fixins’. We’ve pulled together some of the top finger-lickin’ barbecue dishes and joints The Beach has to offer – for you to get a bite and experience for yourself.

If you're in for some Spring BBQ, stop by the Anything But Barbeque Fest part of the Surfside Beach BBQ Festival on May 3 & 4, 2024. Dig in!

featured Swig & Swine
4. Swig & Swine
523 Broadway St, Myrtle Beach

This Charleston-based chain of BBQ joints recently opened up its first Myrtle Beach location in the heart of downtown's Arts & Innovation district and has made an immediate impact on the local barbecue scene. Specializing in smoked meats of all varieties, the prime Beef Brisket, pulled pork and smoked pork belly are all outstanding. Get them as a sandwich or in a BBQ plate with unique southern sides like Hask & Rice, Beans with Briskte, Corn Pudding or Pickled Okra. You'll also some great ribs here, smoked wings and unique apps like Pork Rind Nachos.

7. Dead Dog Saloon
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Cue and a view at Dead Dog Saloon, and some slow-cooked to absolute perfection Brisket, Pulled Chicken, ½ and Full Rack Ribs, Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, and Combo Platters. We can taste it now!

Drunken Jack's smoked ribs on the grill
8. Drunken Jack's
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

From brisket to a full rack of ribs to full combo platters, there is no shortage of smokin' happening at Drunken Jack's with a variety of dipping sauces and all  the classic sides

More BBQ Joints

In Conway, Bonfire - A Smokin' Taqueria is your go-to for smoked meats over oak and hickory, resulting in tender, juicy chicken and meticulously dry-rubbed St. Louis ribs. Meanwhile, in Carolina Forest, Fullbelly BBQ offers juicy brisket, saucy ribs, and melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, all pit-smoked to perfection. Lastly, Simply Southern Smokehouse serves up fresh, Lowcountry-style barbecue with a choice of house-made sauces making it a locals' favorite spot. You can also try spots like Bar-B-Que House, Little Pigs Bar-B-Q, and Bubba's Fish Camp & Smokehouse in Myrtle Beach or Gracious Pig Smokehouse in Surfside Beach.

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit