PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. — When I saw the sign claiming that Sam’s Corner was world famous for its hot dogs, I figured it was worth investigating. Now, I had not heard of it, but I figured I would have to see if it was worth while.
My dad and I went there after a day on the beach and in the ocean. I was pretty hungry, so I ordered a foot long with chili, mustard and onions. I also learned that the $1 Bud drafts started just a few minutes earlier than the 4-7 p.m. start time. The verdict — that was a tasty dog. The chili might be called “hot dog sauce” by some, had a nice balance of minced meat and tomato paste. The spices were evident but not overwhelming. The dog was agreeable and the roll was slightly toasted. All in all, a tasty combination — similar to the Vienna Inn chili dog, but not cooked in beer. I went back before we left.
I’ll be curious to know if Myrtle Beach regular, The Maryland Bureau Chief Emeritus, has ever stopped by.
Sam’s Corner has three locations on the Grand Strand: Myrtle Beach, Surfside and Pawley’s Island.