Southern BBQ with a Coastal Slant

South Carolina is full of real-deal barbeque joints where you’ll be allured by the smell of hickory wood fire pits and freshly smoked hogs.

While you’re vacationing in the great Palmetto state, celebrate the “birthplace of barbeque” and check out our top picks of the Discover South Carolina “South Carolina BBQ Trail”. With four distinctive barbeque sauces to sample in South Carolina, really get to know the South at these barbeque joints:

Scott’s Bar-B-Que
Hemingway, SC

Serving the best pit-cooked barbeque to the South for over thirty years – Scott’s Bar-B-Que of Hemingway, South Carolina is one of our top picks of the South Carolina BBQ Trail. Scott’s secret family sauce and nightly slow-cooked hogs creates their winning barbeque combination. Stop by this Hemingway, South Carolina gem Wednesday through Saturday and don’t forget to ask for a side of skins with your smoked barbeque menu favorite.

Bullies BBQ
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

BBQ aficionados will love the ribs, pulled pork and sauces of this unique Island barbeque joint. Serving the Lowcountry fresh pork slow-smoked over hickory and mesquite woods – enjoy this famous South Carolina barbeque tradition. Open 7 days a week, stop by and see why everyone on the Island is talking about Bullies.

Jackie Hite’s Barbeque
Leesville, South Carolina

Serving the best old fashion barbeque for over 60 years, Jackie Hite’s pork sandwich is one of the best of the South. Visit Jackie Hite’s Barbeque for fresh-off-the-pit pork with Jackie Hite’s classic mustard and vinegar sauce for some of the best pulled pork on the SC BBQ Trail. Stop by this unique barbeque joint for a friendly Southern barbeque experience!

Bessinger’s Bar-Be-Que
Charleston, South Carolina

Known as the first family of barbeque in South Carolina - since the 1930’s the Bessinger family has been famous in the South for serving true Carolina-style barbeque to the Charleston area. Even now, guests can see the legend behind Bessinger’s BBQ - Thomas Bessinger, SR. – working in the kitchen to continue his barbeque legacy! Celebrating over 75 years of service – check out this barbeque joint and don’t forget to order onion rings with your ‘cue.

View the entire Discover South Carolina “South Carolina BBQ Trail” map here: