The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Barbeque in Charleston SC

Author Message

  • Total Posts: 1056
  • Joined: 6/11/2007
  • Location: Austin, TX
Barbeque in Charleston SC Thu, 05/26/11 12:28 PM (permalink)
Hi all, going to Charleston next week and was wondering if any of you folks could recommend a barbeque place in and around Charleston. Thanks

    • Total Posts: 1
    • Joined: 5/26/2011
    • Location: Jacksonville, FL
    Re:Barbeque in Charleston SC Thu, 05/26/11 9:54 PM (permalink)
    Totally depends on what kind of barbeque/sauce you prefer.  I assume you're talking about pulled pork.
    For my money, the best is JB's Smoke Shack on Johns Island; more of a tomato/vinegar hybrid sauce, and pretty good veggies too. 
    If you like the mustard sauce, the Bessinger brothers have a couple of places; Bessinger's on Savannah Highway has a buffet that's only open Thursday through Sunday, but it has a slightly more "mass-produced" feel.  Melvin's is owned by his brother and has locations in Mt. P and James Island, very similar to Bessinger's but just a sandwich shop.
    Finally, if you like the pure vinegar sauce, Mama Brown's in Mount Pleasant (almost all the way to Sullivans) is the best, and has the best sides out of all of them.
    Enjoy your trip...

      • Total Posts: 42
      • Joined: 8/19/2001
      • Location: LINCOLN, NE
      Re:Barbeque in Charleston SC Thu, 05/26/11 11:22 PM (permalink)
      I would second Mama Brown's...the sides were great.
      My grandson liked Sticky Fingers .
        Sue in MtP

        • Total Posts: 19
        • Joined: 11/17/2010
        • Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
        Re:Barbeque in Charleston SC Sat, 05/28/11 5:18 AM (permalink)
        I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Mama Brown closed last fall when the landlord didn't renew their lease. It was near my house. If the wind was right I could tell when the chicken was frying : (
        If you want the real experience go to Sweatman's

        But really, Charleston is not a Que capital. Make sure you find you some shrimp and grits.
          Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

          Jump to:

          Current active users

          There are 0 members and 1 guests.

          Icon Legend and Permission

          • New Messages
          • No New Messages
          • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
          • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
          • Locked w/ New Messages
          • Locked w/o New Messages
          • Read Message
          • Post New Thread
          • Reply to message
          • Post New Poll
          • Submit Vote
          • Post reward post
          • Delete my own posts
          • Delete my own threads
          • Rate post

          2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
          What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact   Copyright 2011 -