2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Charleston Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Charleston

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Charleston, presented in alphabetical order.

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Bessinger's
QB
Bessinger's is the granddaddy among classic ’cue spots. See More
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Home Team BBQ
QB
Honoring tradition and contemporary taste, Home Team BBQ offers up tasty work. See More
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Jim N' Nick's Bar-B-Q
11/20
For a corporate enterprise, founded in Birmingham, Alabama, this chain does a respectable job of barbecue. See More
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Melvin's Legendary Bar-B-Que
QB
Melvin's Lowcountry barbecue is slightly sweeter than that served by rival Maurice's. See More
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Rodney Scott's BBQ
QB
Rodney Scott brings his famous whole-hog barbecue to Charleston. See More
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Sweatman's Bar-B-Que
QB
Pit-cooked pig draws ’cue enthusiasts from far and wide. See More
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