BBQ Restaurants in South Carolina

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WG's Chicken Wings pairs their signature sauce-spun finger food with a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Guests can cover wings in a choice of two dozen sauces and dry seasonings—including teriyaki lemon pepper, hot honey mustard, and Southern barbecue—which, according to the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports, and Tourism, are all made in-house. Other entrees include pulled-pork sandwiches, chicken philly cheesesteaks, and buffalo-chicken salads.

736 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia,
SC
US

The English-style eatery boasts an attentive staff feting familial units and fans of comfort cuisine with a menu full of delectable sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more at three distinct and lively establishments. Devour a quintessential across-the-pond dish in portable form with the fish 'n' chips sandwich ($10.95) or shake hands with The Stranger ($6.99), which is actually just a Reuben you haven't met yet, packed with oven-roasted turkey breast, sauerkraut, melted swiss, and thousand-island dressing. The Sir Loin VIII ($9.49) dons a regal coat of sautéed onions across his 8-ounce center-cut meaty torso as he arrives on an open-faced chariot of texas toast. Herbivores hankering for historically delicious grub will delight in the Trojan Horse ($6.99)—a wrap designed to conceal an army of grilled seasonal vegetables and cheeses in a honey-garlic sauce—and adults in need of belly baby-sitting can dig into the D&D Daycare ($13.95), a medley of savory samples including boneless chicken bites, mini corn dogs, and mini cheeseburgers designed to elicit oversized grins of appreciation.

1124 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston,
SC
US

Gayot reviewed The Barbeque Joint and five Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average. Ninety-six percent of Urbanspooners recommend it.

1083 E Montague Ave
North Charleston,
SC
US

When guests bite into a Triangle Char & Bar burger, they’re met with a leaner patty than is normally served at pubs. That’s because the meat is composed entirely of dry-aged, grass-fed beef from the local Hill Creek Farms, resulting in a heartier, fresher-ground beef patty. That beef is then topped with the likes of caramelized onions, hummus, or pork belly, which guests can wash down with a rotating array of craft beers. In addition to burgers, the menu boasts 10 taco varieties, fresh and seasonal salads, and housemade hummus. It also includes "The Skinny"—a collection of healthy items such as bbq salmon and spaghetti squash.

Now spanning two locations, Triangle Char & Bar has its roots in a repurposed Avondale filling station where the garage doors open in warmer months for alfresco dining. The newer location in Mount Pleasant boasts edgy design, with corrugated steel walls, graffiti paintings, and flash mobs performing on the hour.

1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
US

Bucky’s BBQ owner Wayne Preston honed his craft at a young age, spending boyhood afternoons in his father’s meat-packing plant and Wednesday nights preparing suppers for his local church. Word about Wayne’s saucy ribs and pulled pork spread shortly after he founded his own roadside barbecue stand, forcing him—like the barbecue-sauce barons of years past—to expand his operations to new frontiers. Today, each of Bucky’s four locations fashions heaping plates of never-frozen Boston butt, tender chicken, and St. Louis–style ribs in the traditional country style: hand-rubbed with secret seasonings and slow-cooked over a smoky fire of hickory chips. Five house-made sauces garnish slices of juicy meat served alongside traditional sides of baked beans, coleslaw, and sweet potatoes. When they aren’t dishing out meals in the restaurant, Bucky’s tireless staff serves parties, formal events, weddings, and flash mobs as large as 1,500 people with fully catered barbecue feasts.

1326 N Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville,
SC
US

Husband-and-wife dental team Drs. Jeanine and Jeffrey Gourdine—both South Carolina natives and graduates of the Medical University of South Carolina—hold the keys to a healthy, dazzling grin. At the helm of Smile Center of Knightsville, they enhance or entirely revamp smiles with an arsenal of advanced technology that includes digital imaging, laser dentistry, and intraoral cameras, enabling them to treat teeth to a wealth of general and cosmetic services. Before applying veneers or straightening teeth with clear braces, the dentists assess each patient’s oral health and explain the procedure. They’re also careful to explain what they’re doing during exams with children, helping each kid grasp the importance of fluoride and going over ways to clean teeth that don’t involve chewing a bar of soap before bed each night.

100 Omalley Dr
Summerville,
SC
US