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Black-Owned Restaurants In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Parker Diakite

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With more than 19 million visitors each year, Myrtle Beach continues to be a popular domestic destination in the United States for travelers.

This vacation spot along South Carolina’s Atlantic coast stretches over 60 miles of beautiful coastline.

Along its beachfront are tons of activities and attractions on and off the shore, including a beach safari, zip lining, waterparks, and flavorful restaurants.

If you are one of the millions of visitors heading to Myrtle Beach this year, be sure to support these black owned restaurants:

Big Mike’s Soul Food

Big Mike’s Soul Food is a family-owned restaurant that has been open since March 2012.


The menu features seafood dishes, soul-food favorites, including rice and gravy, baked and fried chicken, and even options for vegetarians.

The restaurant owner’s motto is “good food at a fair price.”

Photo courtesy of Big Mike’s Soul Food

Clarendon Cuisine

Unless you’re a local or a frequent visitor, Clarendon Cuisine is one the best-kept secrets in Myrtle Beach.

You can choose between roasted fish, curry goat, jerk pork, and rice and peas. The most popular item on the menu is the jerk chicken.

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P Reynolds Jazz Club & Restaurant

P. Reynolds is a live jazz restaurant in Myrtle Beach that features open mic and play readings. 

Visitors also have the chance to indulge in what the owner calls, “French-based N’awlins cuisine.”

The menu features smoked Cajun wings, shrimp and grits, po’ boys, and sweet potato cobbler.

Photo courtesy of P. Reynolds Jazz Live Jazz

True BBQ

True BBQ is another family-owned and operated businessin Myrtle Beach that has served smoked barbecue to the community for years.  The restaurant was recently named one of top ten BBQ restaurants by Myrtle Beach Restaurant News.

There are two locations.  The Myrtle Beach location is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Socastee location is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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