We're Biscuit Shack Be-Backs

1128 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2007.

Biscuit Shack Oyster Sandwich

Our third visit to the Biscuit Shack (see map) was a pleasant experience. A part-time waitress, Tammy, took good care of us, offering menu recommendations when asked, and providing prompt, cheerful service.

My husband Henry ordered the fried oyster sandwich — that's what he had the last time we ate there, and the oysters were so great he wanted the sandwich again. The oysters, served on a bun with lettuce and tomato, cost $3.50. The oysters were plump and delicious, though not quite as delicately crispy as last time.

Our daughter Sarah selected the $5.00 lunch special. One can choose among three meats, several vegetables, a choice of breads, and tea. She got the roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, string beans, and unsweetened iced tea. Tammy brought her a biscuit and a roll, because Sarah wasn't sure which she wanted. (During the work week cornbread is available.) Sarah thought the food was fine, though not remarkable; the potatoes were reconstituted.

I ordered the BBQ on a bun, with the coleslaw on the side. My meal cost $2.00. The pork was minced, vinegar-style. The flavor was mild, but quite pleasing. I enhanced it with Texas Pete and black pepper.

Even though we've only been to the Biscuit Shack a few times, we feel right at home there. It has that comfortable, down-home atmosphere, and the prices are certainly comfortable, too. I recommend it for a casual, family-style meal.

Biscuit Shack Oyster Sandwich

Oyster Sandwich.

Biscuit Shack BBQ Sandwich

BBQ sandwich.

Biscuit Shack Lunch Special

Lunch Special.

Biscuit Shack Biscuit and Roll

Biscuit and roll.