One of the best reasons for taking a relaxing vacation at the beach is to soothe your soul. After all, week in and week out, most of us spend our daily lives working hard and juggling numerous additional responsibilities — so we all deserve a nice break every once in a while.
For those who are visiting the Grand Strand and want to take the soul-soothing to the next level — to the level where the soul is fed while the taste buds are positively pampered — Myrtle Beach gem Big Mike’s Soul Food may be just the ticket. The family-owned restaurant serves a range of cooked-to-order Southern specialties, always living up to its motto, “good food at a fair price.”
Located on 16th Avenue North in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, Big Mike’s Soul Food is a labor of love for owner, chef, businessman, city council member, real estate agent and church deacon Mike Chestnut. After spending his childhood marveling at his mom’s ability to work magic in the kitchen, then working for years in the Myrtle Beach food-service industry, Chestnut opened Big Mike’s in 2012 with the goal of creating “a place where people could come and enjoy a good meal like it was made at mama’s house.” And as his regular patrons can attest, Big Mike has succeeded in a big way.
Popular menu items at Big Mike’s — where the hearty meals of comfort food are served with big smiles and a side of Southern hospitality — include fried and grilled chicken, fried and grilled fish, chicken bog, fried and grilled pork chops, baked chicken, BBQ ribs, collard greens, fried okra, baked mac & cheese, rice & gravy, and cornbread. And while the Southern staple “meat and three” is a regular choice among guests, the restaurant also serves a range of starters, soups, salads, baskets and sandwiches, all available for order from its full menu.
Those throwing a party, otherwise hosting a crowd or simply planning a picnic can opt for Big Mike’s catering services, for which the delicious options include your choice of meats, sides, appetizers, fruit and veggie trays, deserts, and drinks — all packaged for pick-up or delivery.
To learn more, call Big Mike’s Soul Food at (843) 712-2048 or check out the restaurant’s full menu at bmsoulfood.wpengine.com — and be sure to bring your appetite next time you visit the Carolina coast! After refueling your stomach and your soul with a big meal at Big Mike’s, head back to the comfortable accommodations and amazing amenities at Ocean Reef Resort to enjoy the rest of your day in the Carolina sunshine. Book your Grand Strand vacation at Ocean Reef Resort today, and start looking forward to soothing your soul on the Grand Strand.