Simply Satisfying Southern Staples

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If you’re planning on traveling down South, don’t forget to pack your appetite. North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach have a variety of great restaurants that offer good ol’ country cookin’ almost as delicious as mama’s. Before you go on the hunt for the perfect dish, check out our list of south’s tastiest treats.

Fried Chicken

Surely you’ve had fried chicken before, but that’s not going to stop me from bragging about how good it is! Crispy on the outside, tender juicy meat on the inside… it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Shrimp and grits in white bowl

Shrimp & Grits

This is a traditional dish that originated in South Carolina Lowcountry. Cook up some creamy grits, add in fresh shrimp and spices, and you’ve got one of South Carolina’s most iconic meals.

Chicken Bog

I know you’re probably thinking, what in the world is “chicken bog”? This tasty dish consists of slow cooked rice, chicken and sausage. This recipe can vary with different combinations of herbs and spices, but I can promise you that I’ve never had one plate of chicken bog that I didn’t like.

Biscuits and gravy on blue plate

Biscuits & Gravy

This breakfast favorite is one you can never get enough of. Warm fluffy buttermilk biscuits and creamy sausage gravy- pair with some bacon and you’ve got one delicious start to your day.


This deep-fried cornmeal-based treat is a common appetizer for many southern and seafood dishes. Fun-fact: Hushpuppies acquired their name from hunters and fishermen that would fry up their leftover breading and give it to their dogs to “hush the puppies” during cook-outs.

Sweet Tea

Nothing pairs with southern food better than an ice cold glass of Grandma’s sweet tea. A note to northerners- this is similar to the classic iced tea, only with a bit more sugar (okay, A LOT more sugar).

Plate of barbecue with mac and cheese


We may not be the only region where this is a staple food, but nobody does barbecue quite like the south does. Around here, BBQ is slow-cooked pulled pork and is most often lathered with a mustard-based sauce. Pair it with all the fixins’ such as coleslaw, collard greens, mac & cheese and a piece of cornbread.

There are tons of great places in the Myrtle Beach area to find delicious southern cuisine. Staying in one of our resorts on the south side of the Grand Strand? Check out Simply Southern Smokehouse, Tupelo Honey Cafe or Mammy’s Kitchen. Set up in the North Myrtle Beach area? Give Hoskins, The Shack or Bar-B-Que House a try.

By booking direct with Oceana Resorts, you’ll get exclusive Book Direct Privileges that offer a variety of discounts to restaurants that’ll surely satisfy those southern cravings. Eateries included in this deal are Bubba’s Fish Shack, Joe’s Crab Shack, Pawley’s Raw Bar, Mr. Fish and more! To check out our resorts and a full list of guest privileges, head to our website.