Archive for June, 2015

Simply Southern Smokehouse

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Simply Southern Smokehouse
1913 Mr Joe White Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 839-1913

Good Food : 3.5/5 | Good Service : 4.5/5

I decided to try Simply Southern based on the rave reviews on Yelp – very reasonable cost, great selection of traditional Southern comfort food. Simply Southern is a no-frills Southern buffet restaurant – you pay for your dinner, pick up a plate, silverware and a cup & walk down the cafeteria buffet line, adding helpings of the various offerings that catch your fancy.

There were all the traditional Southern side dishes – black eye peas, collard greens, corn, lima beans, squash, okra & tomatoes, fluffy southern biscuits, brown and red gravy, plain and vinegared pulled pork, barbeque and fried chicken, fried fish and chicken bog. For dessert, there was banana pudding, sweet potato souffle, peach cobbler and other various fruits. Since it was after 5pm, macaroni and cheese and ribs were also supposed to be available.

During our dinner, the busboy (Isaac) kept the tables clean and serenaded the diners by breaking out into gospel song. It was obvious from his level of enthusiasm and high energy that this was a man who took pride in and enjoyed his job, contributing to the Southern friendliness/charm of this humble home-style restaurant. This is the place to go if you’re looking for simple Southern food in a casual family setting.

Round 1 : Barbeque chicken, squash on top of chicken bog, black eye peas, collard greens, mashed potatoes with brown gravy and a fluffy Southern biscuit.

Round 2 : Sweet potato souffle, okra & tomatoes, fried fish, chicken & dumplings.

Perfectly cooked fried chicken fresh from the frier that my co-worker nabbed as they were re-filling the buffet line.