Take A Peek At These Sizzling Well Done Barbeque Restaurants In Charleston, SC!

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Ahhhh Barbeque. So many delicious foods with a wide range of tasty flavors. Even while you’re waiting for the main course by the grill, you have so much to look forward to like coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad, corn on the cob, mouth watering summer fruits, chips and salsa, and dinner rolls! 

Barbeque’s unique style of cooking, like using live fire and smoke to give the meats a flavor you won’t get at just any old restaurant. And finding a good barbeque joint is even more important to well…good barbeque! Luckily South Carolina is one of the best places to get good barbeque! Today, we are going to look at the best of the best barbeque in Charleston, SC, so you can have a flipping good time.

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Lewis Barbecue

A very well loved Texas-style BBQ joint that has a bar and outdoor seating!

Get your fingers a little saucy with these delicious treats! Image courtesy of the Lewis Barbecue Instagram page.

464 N Nassau St | Charleston | lewisbarbecue.com 

John Lewis, the proprietor and creator of the aptly named Lewis Barbecue, with his own custom designed smokers and waking up at 4 in the morning every day to make sure his meats are cooked well, this highly acclaimed BBQ restaurant has been taking the city of Charleston by storm ever since it opened! Hailed as “one of the best places to get barbecue in the country” by many publishers/people alike, Lewis Barbecue wants to make sure everyone who stops on by gets to enjoy the finest of foods!

Now that you understand a little bit about why Lewis Barbecue is so well loved, let’s talk about one of the main reasons it is: the food of course! You can expect a variety of barbecue classics, with sides like Creamy Potato Salad, Tangy Coleslaw, Green Chile Corn Pudding, and creamy Mac & Cheese! Looking for a sandwich? Try out their “El Sancho” which is pulled pork or chopped brisket and sausage piled up high on a Normandy Farms bun, (they even have recommendations for what to add to your sandwich in case you want to know what the house likes).

Of course we couldn’t leave you off without talking about the meat! You can order as much or as little meat as you’d like. And you can get the Sliced USDA Prime Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pork Spare Ribs, and more delicious options at Lewis Barbecue!

“This place was amazing!!! Definitely worth the wait to get inside. Not to mention, the food truck that they have outside that serves chips and drinks make the time go by super fast. The food was so good and the price was good.” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Swig & Swine

This funky BBQ spot serves house-smoked meats and creative sides for your meal!

Perfectly cooked. Perfectly seasoned. And perfectly sauced. Image courtesy of the Swig & Swine Instagram page.

1217 Savannah Hwy | Charleston | swigandswinebbq.com 

“At the Swig & Swine, they believe that nothing is the substitute for hard work and long hours.” Anthony DiBernardo has had a passion for cooking his whole life, learning techniques throughout the years to make the best foods, pitmaster and owner of the Swig & Swine, he makes sure to bring all of those years of experience into every bite of the menu. 

Cooking their barbecue low and slow, they make sure that each part of the meat is locked in with that “iconic smoke flavor” and natural juices. (Plus, they have a whole selection of craft beers, so that cold drink can pair nicely with your hot food).

On the menu they have a variety of foods, from Pork Rinds and the Mixed Green Salad on the “Apps & Salad” section, to the more heartier foods like the Prime Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey, Pulled Pork, St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken Wings, and Housemade Sausage. You can have those meats on a plate or in a sandwich, either way it’s sure to be a good time!

“Awesome BBQ! Such a fun atmosphere & really awesome staff. I love their whole hog & pork rinds. This always makes for a yummy quick choice to have dinner. We also have gotten their platter for dinner at home, which is equally as amazing!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Rodney Scott's BBQ

A neighborhood favorite counter-serve restaurant known for Lowcountry-style meats and other good eats!

Rodney bringing his cooking skills to nationwide TV, you know it’s good! Image courtesy of the Rodney Scott’s BBQ Instagram page.

1011 King St | Charleston | rodneyscottsbbq.com 

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ was born out of a friendship between Rodney Scott and Nick Pihakis. Through their relationship they found they shared a love for time and technique in order to make the very best barbecue. They both know that understanding the craft on a fundamental level makes every difference in the flavor of every food prepared. 

For instance, things like cooking over a live coal heat and making sure the embers used at the side of a bbq pit are directly under the meat, while regulating the heat and temperature make the meat have perfect flavor and texture.

The work may be hard and at times tedious, but when it comes out perfectly, it’s all worth it to see the final results played across the faces of the chef and customer. With four locations, (and two more coming soon), Rodney Scott’s BBQ is slowly taking the country by storm and it’s no wonder why just looking at the menu! 

From Rod’s Original Whole Hog Pork Sandwich aka “The King of the Menu” that is 6 oz of pit cooked whole hog, served open faced on white bread and topped with Rod’s own homemade sauce and skins, to good ol’ fashioned Beef Brisket, Pulled Chicken, and Cornbread, this place has got your barbecue needs met!

“Fantastic food, nice staff and will be visiting again when I come Back. Loved the local atmosphere. Bbq was delicious and moist. Yes, I said Moist. I was also thrilled to be able to meet Rodney himself. Such a nice guy.” -Yelp Review 

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Home Team BBQ

Located in a tavern with live music and great deals of Southern favorites!

A meal so big, you won’t know where to take your first bite! Image courtesy of the Home Team BBQ Instagram page.

126 Williman St | Charleston | hometeambbq.com 

Starting in 2006, Aaron Siegal turned a 1900’s gas station into a little neighborhood barbecue joint, and eventually with lots of hard work, many hands, and long days, Aaron and his partners established the “Home Team” brand, with multiple locations now, the famous Home Team BBQ is here to stay! With a combination of the traditional process of slowing cooking and elevated multi-regional barbecue paired with cold drinks, Home Team BBQ continues to bring the barbecue game to new heights.

The downtown Charleston location has a very laid back vibe, bring your family and friends to enjoy eating lunch or dinner in their big dining room or sit around the 35 seated bar, this place is stacked for “fun-comfort.” You can expect an array of menu items including but not limited to, BBQ Nachos, Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwich, Chopped Brisket Tacos, Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage, and Collard Greens!

“I went here with a group 20+ people and no one had anything bad to say. The food is incredible and they have the best selection of sauces. The drinks are on another level, get a frozen drink! Charleston has a ton of great options for restaurants, but this made our entire trip. This is a must go to!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Queology Barbecue

Dine in this casual barbeque restaurant in Charleston, SC for a grand ol’ time!

A great way to end a day out on the town, that’s right, a pulled pork sandwich! Image courtesy of the Queology BBQ Instagram page.

6 N Market St | Charleston | queology.com 

When you first step into Queology, you’ll get to smell the delicious smells of smoked ribs, pork and wings, and if you know your barbecue, then you’ll know you’ve stepped into an absolutely terrific barbecue joint! Whether you dine indoors enjoying the “American pub” like interior or sit outside on the patio overlooking the historic city market, it’s still going to be a rockin’ good time. If you’re a Charleston native, Queology has local brewing companies Palmetto Brewing Company and Westbrook Brewing Company beer on tap! 

Now time to talk about the food! Queology has BBQ that “falls off the bone and melts in your mouth,” and that’s what BBQ lovers love! Queology has a great menu, with Nachos, Mozzarella Sticks, and Jalapeño Poppers as appetizers, Jumbo Smoked Wings, a Cowboy Classic burger, BBQ Pork and Chicken Tacos, Pulled Pork and Chicken Sandwiches, and a bunch of classic BBQ sides to enjoy!

“We stopped by on a whim and we're so glad we did! The food and the atmosphere are amazing! Our server, Mary, went above and beyond and my kids loved her. She made sure all of our needs were met before we had them! Next time we are in town we'll be back!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Pulled pork sandwiches, chicken wings, brisket, sausage, cornbread, collard greens, coleslaw, and so much more, that’s barbeque, and these barbeque restaurants in Charleston, SC are full of all those things and more. South Carolina is full of so many great BBQ places, and they are sure to make any one new or old to the BBQ game satisfied!

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