Sweet P’s Barbecue & Soul House, named after the owner’s daughter, is located on the shore of the Little River.
Inside, Sweet P’s resembles the typical southern barbecue joint. There are innumerable pieces of memorabilia attached to the walls, the dining area is an informal mix of small tables and larger ones capable of seating entire family groups, including in-laws, and there is the constant clatter of pots, pans and dishes being jostled all while the hostess greets us with a hearty “Hi! Welcome to Sweet P’s. What can we get for you today?”
The extensive menu offers fried pickles, pulled or chopped meat plates, salads, banana pudding, and even a barbecue burrito if your taste buds are so inclined. But the highlight is the El Gigante Comida, a massive food challenge consisting of a 4 lb. barbecue burrito, ½ lb. each of mac and cheese and banana pudding, all to be eaten in one hour. As highlighted on Man v. Food, the winner receives a t-shirt and their photo on the wall. But don’t expect to attempt the challenge on a whim. Preparation for the El Gigante Comida requires a reservation and 24-hours of advance notice before you take a shot at chow-down fame.
My crew feasted instead on pulled pork, chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, and mixed greens. The restaurant was clean and the food was tasty. The service was self-serve but the employees and staff were very friendly while taking our order and preparing our meals. The three of us ate our fill for $36.00, including tip.