When I moved to South Carolina I was fully prepared to embrace my new town. That included the numerous buffets and of course Chick Bog. What on earth is a chicken bog? Well, it’s a rice pilaf dish that is cooked with a whole chicken, onion and sausages in a pot. All the flavors combine to give you a hearty and delicious dish. I was originally going to make my own until I thought it was best to try it somewhere first.
Simply Southern Smokehouse located in Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to get a truly southern style buffet on the Grand Strand! A family friendly restaurant with a casual feel, Simple Southern is the perfect place to indulge in fried chicken and collards.
When you walk in the door you immediately smell the delicious buffet that is to your right. The staff is incredibly generous and guides you to the cash register to pay for your buffet then kindly assigns you a table. Once you find your table you run up and grab your plate in the buffet line. It’s go time!
For my plate I chose mac and cheese, sweet potato soufflé, mashed potatoes, chicken bog, green beans, fried catfish and a biscuit. Let me just tell you, it was heaven on a plate! The mac and cheese was perfectly cheesy and creamy with a dash of pepper. The sweet potato soufflé was topped with a crispy brown sugar crust. I wasn’t a huge fan of the mashed potatoes. They seemed a little bland. But then again I am used to my mom’s roasted garlic mashed potatoes. High standards!
The chicken bog was interesting. I enjoyed how hearty the dish was. Any dish that incorporates rice and onions is a win in my book. The chicken was tender and flavored well. The green beans were delicious! Cooked southern-style in bacon grease these green beans were perfect. The friend catfish was my favorite part of the buffet.
Judd loves southern food! He would probably turn into a collard green if I made them enough! Buffets are always slightly intimidating to me. Being a light eater, I always feel overwhelmed once I finish my first plate. But to be fair I piled the food on my plate the first trip up!
Of course after dinner there is an entire dessert bar to top off your meal. I waddled up and chose the chocolate pudding with Oreo cookie crumbs. Despite feeling beyond stuffed I pushed through and cleaned my dessert bowl up!
If you find yourself in Myrtle Beach on vacation and are craving southern food check out Simply Southern Smokehouse.