20 Of The Best Barbecue Places In South Carolina You Will Ever Sink Your Teeth Into

We live in the best state for barbecue. Heck, we are the birthplace for it so we better do it well! Here in South Carolina there are roughly 250 barbecue restaurants. That’s a lot of pork being served. South Carolina is also the ONLY  state where you are able to find all four types of barbecue sauces and sometimes you’ll be able to find them all on one menu. No doubt we like to have our variety and we are staunchly loyal to the type of sauce we love. If you don’t know all of them here they are: Mustard (which is usually found in the Midlands), Vinegar & Pepper (found on the coast), Light Tomato (a favorite of the Pee Dee region), and Heavy Tomato (this one calls the Upstate/Mountains home). Here is a list of the top 20 barbecue places that will have you wanting to try them all!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

These places are known as “100-mile” barbecue…meaning you will drive 100 miles to have it all over again. You just can’t go wrong with any one of them! What is your favorite place to get barbecue in South Carolina? Tell us in the comments below!