Who doesn’t want to spend the summer at a picnic table with a big plate of fresh-from-the-smoker barbecue and all the sides? Here’s a list of great barbecue restaurants in our communities.
Johnny’s BBQ, Gainesville, GA
Awarded Best BBQ + Catering in Northeast Georgia by Daily Times, Johnny’s BBQ is a town favorite in Gainesville.
1710 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
Hogshead Cafe, Richmond, VA
If you aren’t sure about trying Hogshead Café, check out the photos on their website. If the food tastes even half as good as the pictures look, then you won’t be sorry.
9503 West Broad Street, Suite B
Richmond, VA 23294
Q Barbeque, Midlothian, VA
Chef and owner, Tuffy Stone, is a local barbeque celebrity, and his Q Barbeque restaurants have a loyal following of happy diners.
13800 Fribble Way
Midlothian, VA 23112
Mutt’s BBQ, Easley, SC
Owned by a family whose every holiday revolves around barbecue, Mutt’s is the perfect addition to any party or family dinner.
1020 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29640
The Pompous Pig, Anderson, SC
From holidays to tailgating, The Pompous Pig team wants you to relax and leave the food to them. From succulent meats to traditional southern sides, you won’t be disappointed.
3320 N. Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
The Smokin Pig, Pendleton, SC; Easley, SC and Williamston, SC
The Smoking’ Pig restaurants are a favorite among Clemson University students. You don’t want to miss the pulled pork, loaded potato casserole or banana pudding.
Doc’s BBQ, Columbia, SC
Doc’s BBQ is dedicated to serving authentic barbecue and seasonal sides that celebrate the Midlands of South Carolina. Doc’s is only open for lunch and is always bustling with satisfied customers.
1601 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201
Shealy’s Bar-B-Que, Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Any decent barbecue list for South Carolina has to include the famous Shealy’s. With a loyal local following and compliments from several past presidents, Shealy’s is sure to please generations to come.
340 E. Columbia Avenue
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
Woodstone Barbeque, Florence, SC
Woodstone has a reputation for a friendly staff and amazing food. Mix some of your barbecue craving with the fried catfish, a crowd favorite.
1247 S. Irby Street
Florence, SC 29505
Bluffton BBQ, Bluffton, SC
Located in the bustling Promenade section of Bluffton, Bluffton BBQ is quickly gaining a loyal following of local customers and tourists alike. Stop by for amazing ribs and fast service.
11 State of Mind Way
Bluffton, SC 29910
Mama Brown’s BBQ, Mount Pleasant, SC
Make your barbecue plate a feel-good meal with garden fresh sides from locally grown vegetables. Join in the tradition of the Brown family’s vinegar-pepper barbecue that’s been going strong for 70 years.
2840 Highway 17 N
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Home Team BBQ, Charleston, SC
With three locations in Downtown Charleston, West Ashley and Sullivan’s Island, Home Team BBQ pairs a lively atmosphere with awesome barbecue. Stay tuned for their new location in Columbia!
126 Williams Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Tricks Barbecue, Savannah, GA
Just follow your nose to this hidden gem in Savannah. The outdoor smoker brings people in and the delicious ribs are what keep them coming back for more.
2601 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue, Wilmington, NC
Jackson’s slow cooks meat every night making it some of the freshest barbecue you can get.
920 S Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403