Ocracoke/South OBX to Myrtle Beach; What's real, and real good?
An extended family of Californians here, taking a trip down the Outer Banks (north to south) in mid-August, staying in Ocracoke, rejoining the mainland and then heading down the coast to Myrtle Beach. I'm looking to expose my family to some authentic southern food, and of course sample some myself. The more real, the better. We're willing to spend the money if some "don't miss it" restaurants beckon, though posts on the board suggest the pickings may be slim. Our favorites, though, are the hole in the wall places with great food frequented mostly by locals, e.g., shacks with peel 'n eats, hush puppies, bbq, greens (mustard, collard, etc.). Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
>hole in the wall places with great food frequented mostly by locals, e.g., shacks with peel 'n eats, hush puppies, bbq, greens (mustard, collard, etc.)
You want Prosser's BBQ in Murrells Inlet. BBQ, perhaps the best fried chicken on the coast (I can't find any better), chicken and dumplings, collard greens, excellent fried flounder and many more southern items available on there buffet, all for an unbelievably reasonable $7.50 (lunch) including all the iced tea you care to drink. I believe they do lunch everyday and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Very down-home, mostly locals and a few in-the-know out-of-towners. Located in Murrells Inlet proper, not on the bypass.
3750 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-6181
Lee's Inlet Kitchen in Murrells Inlet is one of the last local restaurants still owned and operated by the original owners. Good seafood, homemade desserts, amazing fried onion rings. Raw oysters right out of the water, and we lke the Manhattan clam chowder, also. In Calabash, Dockside is also good- but the portions are so huge you'll want to split a plate.