Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Best South Carolina Barbecue Restaurants


Craving some flavorful brisket, a pulled pork sandwich or slab of bbq ribs? Try these smokin' spots for some of the best barbecue in South Carolina.


The Barbeque Joint Barbecue
Quick Bite
1083 E. Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
Menu
Hefty plates of ’cue and reasonable prices are the draw at this North area pit stop. More...

Bessinger's Barbecue
Quick Bite
1602 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407
Menu
Bessinger's is the granddaddy among classic ’cue spots. More...

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
1205 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Honoring tradition and contemporary taste, Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ offers up tasty work. More...

J.B.'s Smokeshack Barbecue
Quick Bite
3406 Maybank Hwy.
Johns Island, SC 29455
Menu
Country shack halfway between Charleston and Kiawah Island offers satisfying barbecue and old-fashioned sides. More...

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
11/20
288 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Menu
For a corporate enterprise, founded in Birmingham, Alabama, this chain does a respectable job of barbecue. More...

Melvin's Legendary Bar-B-Que Barbecue
Quick Bite
538 Folly Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Menu
Melvin's Lowcountry barbecue is slightly sweeter than that served by rival Maurice's. More...

Sweatman's Bar-B-Que Barbecue
Quick Bite
1427 Eutaw Rd.
Holly Hill, SC 29059

Pit-cooked pig draws ’cue enthusiasts from far and wide. More...

Best Barbecue Restaurants in Other Cities

Find more of the best BBQ restaurants in America
2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.