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BBQ Restaurants

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.

Duke’s BBQ, Walterboro, SC

Head to Duke’s for the best buffet in town. You’ll be overwhelmed with delicious choices like baked beans, hickory-smoked pulled pork, fried chicken, collards, banana pudding and more!

949 Robertson Boulevard
Walterboro, SC 29488

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

Bubba’s BBQ & Bash, Spartanburg, SC

Enjoy the tastes and smells of open fire barbecue at Bubba’s BBQ & Bash in Spartanburg. From ribs to chicken hash, all your favorites are on the menu.

827 W Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301

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.

Various Locations

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

Bullies BBQ, Hilton Head Island, SC

Conveniently located mid-island, Bullies BBQ is known for its slowed cooked pulled pork. Also try the brisket, ribs and great sides.

3 Regency Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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

Big D’s BBQ Trough, Conway, SC

In business since 1972, Big D’s has made it a priority to perfect the family recipes and deliver to customers both a warm greeting and a hearty plate of food.

2917 Church Street
Conway, SC 29526

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

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