These Myrtle Beach Soul Food Joints Prove to Be the Finest

Getaways to the Grand Strand can become a culinary crusade.


And not just for the finest calabash seafood or Carolina barbecue. Soul food brings families together, and a family vacation is the perfect time for it. Whether you head to the restaurant or order takeout, you’re in for a treat.


For Sunday dinner or a feel-good lunch, here’s where to go when you stay at Paradise Resort for the yummiest soul food.

1. Big Mike's Soul Food

Are you tired of quick takeout on vacation? Switch to down-home flavors at one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular restaurants. Worried it won’t be like mama makes? Big Mike does Fried Chicken, greens, and mac & cheese that she’d be proud to eat.


PRO TIP: Imagine: Mozzarella Sticks, Grilled Chicken Salad, and Chicken and Waffles. How about Pork Chop Sandwiches? Live large at Big Mike’s.

2. Simply Southern Smokehouse

Get a variety of soul food dishes and barbecue — in an all-you-can-eat buffet. Each meal will feel like a celebration with this spread. You’ll find reasonable prices, and country-style flavors you’ll want to return for more.


PRO TIP: They offer a daily lunch special. In the rotation: Baked Spaghetti, Boneless Hot Wings, Sausage and Onions, and more. Hungry yet?

3. Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

Try the celeb route to satisfy your soul food cravings. A table loaded with family-style favorites with excellent service make a memorable meal. It’s wise to make reservations at this Broadway at the Beach favorite.


PRO TIP: Whether you choose a family-style meal or entrees, save room for a decadent dessert! Banana Pudding and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake are faves.

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4. Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

What good fortune to find this familiar chain in Market Common! This could be your favorite meal on your getaway. They’ll pack up a scratch made, family meal of fried chicken and sides to take home, too. Or dine in posh surroundings and enjoy a cocktail or two.


PRO TIP: Sleep in and come in for brunch. Try the Bacon & Sausage Cast Iron Scramble or Southern Style Eggs Benedict.

5. Magnolias at 26th

Gear up for a mouth-watering meal in this easy-going diner. It’s a beautiful place, filled with the aroma of delicious food. If you’ve been before, the buffet is now on a staff-prepared plate. It’s still all-you-can-eat and unforgettable.


PRO TIP: How can you go wrong with a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast? Grilled Ham and Cheese sounds perfect for lunch. A Steak and Shrimp dinner? Yes!

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Get Set for a Super Getaway at Paradise Resort

Fresh food and fresh air are always worthwhile ideas. And a hip hotel is right in the middle of it, too. Relax in the pools and hot tubs. Enjoy balconies with views, and dining and entertainment options. Come get a bite of soul food and feast on all Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book your escape today.

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