Simply Southern Smokehouse

All-You-Can-Eat | Bar-b-q | Buffet
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Simply Southern Smokehouse is definitively southern. Its vast buffet is a primer in Dixie delights including the very local signature dish, chicken bog. That’s a variant of rice pilau that here contains not only chicken but disks of porky sausage — a hearty meal that sings of coastal Carolina.

Of course, there’s barbecue — good barbecue, pulled into large shreds that are mostly velvet-soft but also include ribbons of chewy and/or crunchy strip from the edge. Buffet-style service means you can select the exact sort of meat you wish.

The problem (oh, what a problem!) is that there are more tempting items along the buffet than any reasonable appetite could handle. Beyond bog and barbecue are melting-crust southern fried chicken, barbecue chicken, chicken & dumplings, baked spaghetti loaded with meat, pork chops, and sausages. Side dishes are a panoply of Dixie faves including collards, tomatoes & okra, rice & gravy, pickled okra, biscuits, cornbread, and (after 5pm only) macaroni & cheese.

Of course there are fruit cobblers and banana pudding for dessert, but the one that makes me swoon is sweet potato casserole. It’s sweet swirl of earthy flavor topped with a super-crunchy, streusel-like crust.

What to Eat
Simply Southern Smokehouse, BBQ
BBQ
Must-Try
BBQ is velvet-soft with streaks of crunchy bark.
Simply Southern Smokehouse, Chicken Bog
Chicken Bog
Must-Try
Chicken bog, with sausage, is a local passion.
Simply Southern Smokehouse, Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Must-Try
Crunch-topped, super-sweet potato casserole
Simply Southern Smokehouse, Sweet Potato Biscuit
Sweet Potato Biscuit
Must-Try
Cheese biscuit is butter-rich
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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