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Barbecue, American
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Lunch, Dinner

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1.6 miles from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As buffets tend to be, some things good and others not so good. The fried chicken was very good. So were the lima beans and corn. The apple and peach cobblers were ok. They had soft serve ice cream which we did not try. Overall...a good experience. Also, one of the staff broke out into singing a gospel song and she was pretty good. Well received by the patrons having dinner. The staff was friendly and welcoming.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologize that some of the food items were not upto your liking. We'll let Teresa know that you enjoyed her singing. So glad you had an overall good experience. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see ya again when you're in town.

Reviewed October 27, 2022

Nothing special, just solidly good. Some of the offerings on the buffet could've been warmer, but hey...it's a buffet. I found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. The quality and variety of the food made the low price a great value for me. I...recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 star review. We'll definitely check on the food not being upto proper temperature. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thank you for your support and your recommendation. See ya soon.

Reviewed October 18, 2022 via mobile

The food was just ok. Nothing like what we expected. Staff was friendly. We were even warned that a huge group was coming in, if we wanted more food to get up and get it before they came in.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

We apologize that the food was not quite upto your satisfaction. We'll talk to the cooking staff to make sure if all the recipes are being properly followed. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

Used to be way better! We've been regular customers for over 10 years, every time we visit the beach we make sure to eat here. Tonight our party of 10 was told that the 2 teens in our group who dislike southern food/buffets, would not...be allowed inside if they weren't eating. While I understand this policy and I'm sure there are people who pay for 1 and then feed their kids off their plate, this was not the case. If they had been packed, and half our party chose not to eat, I'd also understand but again, not the case. The restaurant was basically empty and we brought 8 "paying customers". We were even asked "can't they wait on the porch while you eat?" UM. NO MA'AM. I will not leave my kids on the porch like yard dogs while the rest of the family eats. Ridiculous suggestion. It was very easy to see that the teens weren't picking off anyone's plate, they just wanted to sit and visit with their family on vacation. Restaurant needs to rethink this policy, and if they intend to keep it, they need to approach it and advertise it more efficiently. No signage anywhere stating the policy so it was left to the hostess to enforce. The food has gone down in quality as well. They need to bring back Isaac and some southern hospitality.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2022

Buffets do have a policy of charging per person and usually that policy is never posted. Although, a judgement call or an exception can be made at times and we will find out from the manager on duty as to what happened. We do apologize...More

Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

This is a buffet filled with all the southern staples. Several meats, tons of sides, plus desserts and ice cream. The food was tasty and workers were very friendly. They do offer a local discount too!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Thank you so much for the 4 star review. So glad you stopped by and enjoyed our style of southern cooking. We'll let the staff know that you were very pleased. Thank you for your support. See ya soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

Buffet dining. The food is simple, yet very delicious and flavorful. This is definitely on my list to go back whenever I am in the area. The busboy is amazing and has a godly talent. He should be in one of those singing competitions.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2022

Thank you so much Riah for the 5 star review. So glad you stopped by and enjoyed the food and service. It was our pleasure. Stacey is one of our best and we"ll let him know that you enjoyed his singing. Thank you again and...More

Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

Extremely busy when we arrived around 5. Food was good, but there were some cold spots in it. We got lucky, but make sure everyone in your party is actually going to eat or you’ll be paying for them anyway. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2022

Thank you for the 4 star review. So glad you enjoyed the food. It was our pleasure serving y'all. See ya soon.

Reviewed August 30, 2022

Went for late lunch. Great selection of southern favorites: fried chicken, fried catfish, pulled pork, chicken bog, sweet potatoes, cobbler and more. Casual place and nice staff. Great place for families.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2022

Thank you for the 4 star review. Appreciate you stopping by and trying our style of southern cooking. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thank you for your support. See ya soon.

Reviewed August 17, 2022

If you want a buffet with southern food and a price that is affordable for your pocketbook this is the place to eat. So good we went there twice while on vacation. A great variety of food, chicken, Mac n cheese, pulled pork, rice and...beans, cornbread, sweet potatoes, ribs, banana pudding, cobbler, and so many more items. Every item tasted great with my favorite being the fried chicken, cornbread and pudding. The entire staff was friendly and we had the best waitress, she also sings randomly for the entire restaurant. What a beautiful voice! If there is a wait don’t leave, it will be worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Appreciate your compliments very much. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. Teresa is one of our best and we"ll let her know that you enjoyed her singing. Thank you for your support and your...More

Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Everything was great food and staff Simply Southern is my go to place now everytime I go to South Carolina

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Thank you so much Theresa for the 5 star review. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. It was our pleasure serving you. See ya soon.

Reviewed August 13, 2022

We stumble onto this restaurant and were VERY pleasantly surprised. All of the food was cooked perfectly (not cooked to death!) and well-seasoned. Very good variety of authentic southern food. And the staff was very friendly and helpful. The lunch buffet is probably the best...value in Myrtle Beach!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Thank you so much David for the 5 star review. Appreciate you stopping by and trying our style of southern cooking. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thank you for your support. See ya soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2022

Best buffet! Great food! Friendly service!! Favorite restaurant in South Carolina for sure!! Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Appreciate your compliments very much. It means a lot. So glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thank you for your support. See ya soon.

Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

We went as a multi generational family. My husband 70 myself later 50’s , my granddaughter in her twenty’s and her 3 young toddler children under 6. When we walked in we followed a huge line of people to the serving area it a dinner...rush. The line snaked from tables through pop stand to food. An attendant chased us down and acted like we tried to get in without paying! She informed us we were supposed to pay before entering line. Ok no signage directing us! Second you have to find a table during this crazy time, get your drinks , silverware and condiments by pop station that has the huge line of people afraid your cutting!! Now we get to serving area and very small plates and condiments bowls are available and my daughters trying to feed toddlers without having to go to back of the line again to feed us or leave them alone. We asked a worker if there was help available and she said she could give us 2 trays that did help. The whole set up was very uncoordinated and created problems! The ice cream machine was by the pop station as well! The food ran out, the ice ran out, and it was refilled but with time! I wanted to try the ribs but never found them because they were labeled pork chops?? My grandchildren were playing with gum ball machines while we were in line and a black man with dreads working there scolded them? The food was priced reasonable and had some wonderful hits and miserable losses. The coleslaw was my favorite, the pasta salad a gummy mess! The fried chicken first piece I had was so moist yet crispy on the outside and the second tray we waited on when they ran out can hard and dry?? The pulled pork was ok nothing to write home about and the ribs my husband had looked frozen and reheated. The sweet potato casserole was very good , and the peach cobbler was edible but doughy, the mashed potatoes were good but very runny probably because the were on a steam table to keep moist. I wouldn’t go back even though the price point was good. My biggest reason is because it was too chaotic and some staff were rude while others were wonderful. I would do a take out!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2022

In a perfect world the customer comes in from from the front door, gets greeted by the cashier or the hostess, pays, and then is given instructions on how the whole buffet works. Then comes the summer season and myrtle beach goes from a town...More

Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious and the waitstaff was very friendly. I enjoyed the pulled pork, ribs, mac and cheese, banana pudding, field peas, and corn. The biscuits were a tad small, but everything else was outstanding. They had several different sauces to use on your...pulled pork. My table mates enjoyed the BBQ chicken and fried chicken. I will definitely be back. The price is right and the food is very good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Thank you Jennifer for the 4 star review. Appreciate your compliments very much. We'll let the staff know that you were very pleased. Thank you for your support. See y'all soon.

Reviewed July 22, 2022

The restaurant came highly recommended by several people from Myrtle Beach. I'm glad I took their advice and tried this restaurant. What the buffet lacks in size, it makes up in flavor. There were about 10-15 items on the buffet, but all were freshly made...and hot. I tried the fried chicken, homestyle potatoes, mac and cheese, grilled pork chops and collards. I don't usually eat collards, but these were tender and flavorful. All the food was well seasoned and restocked as pans got low. Stacey welcomed us to Myrtle Beach and to the restaurant and took good care of us asking if we needed anything and cleaning our plates off the table. The prices were very reasonable. Thank you for such a great meal. Can't wait to return next year.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Neeraj S, Owner at Simply Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Thank you for the 4 star review. So glad you enjoyed our style of southern cooking. Stacey is one of our best and we"ll let him know that you were very pleased with the service. Thank you for your support. See y'all soon.

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You can just walk in they said they are having regular menu and turkey and ham . I think cost was 19.99
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Yes, this place is a great to go to after church with a great. The guy singing really makes the place feel like home while he interact with everyone.
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Yes, Simply Southern Smokehouse offers takeout services.

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Simply Southern Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5