BBQ is one of those foods that can be prepared and served countless ways. Some people like mustard-based sauce, others like vinegar, and still others like tomato-based sauce. In South Carolina you’ll find BBQ dished up in just about every way you can possibly imagine.
From pulled pork, to chicken and beef, an unforgettable BBQ sandwich is only one bite away in the Palmetto State. We’ve rounded up 13 of the best BBQ sandwiches in South Carolina. Check them out.
1. The Django at Southern Belly BBQ - Columbia
Southern Belly BBQ, located in Columbia's Five Points neighborhood, has a variety of BBQ sandwiches but the Django is among the favorites! Southern Belly BBQ is located at 819 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205.
2. The Sloppy Smoke at Smoke BBQ - Charleston
Smoke offers a variety of traditional smoked sandwiches, including the "Sloppy Smoke," a combo of pulled pork and beef brisket topped with tasty additions including pimento cheese. Smoke BBQ is located at 487 King St, Charleston, SC 29403.
3. Pulled Pork at Little Pigs Bar-B-Q - Myrtle Beach
The outside of Little Pigs may not look like much but inside is another story! The sandwiches are beautiful and the taste is out of this world! Little Pigs Bar-B-Q is located at 6102 Frontage Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
4. Pulled Pork at The Smokehouse - Hilton Head
The best BBQ is on the south end of the island, at least that's what they say. And if you don't like BBQ there are plenty of other items on the menu at The Smokehouse, located at 34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
5. Smothered in House Southern Gold Sauce at Maurice's Piggy Park - Irmo
Maurice's BBQ sauces have become a South Carolina staple. Yes, you can bring them home and make your own, but there's nothing like devouring that Carolina Gold smothered BBQ sandwich at the restaurant with a side of onion rings and hush puppies! Maurice's Piggy Park has several locations. The one shown here is located at 1141 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063.
6. The Beef Brisket Plate at Smoky Dreams Barbecue - Greenville
Just add your sauce and you're all set with this amazing sandwich! Smoky Dreams has shredded beef brisket and pulled pork. Located at 2131 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, South Carolina.
7. Pulled Pork Slider - Wholly Smokin' Downtown - Florence
In Florence, Wholly Smokin' dishes up a pulled pork slider with a side of Mac n Cheese that'll melt your heart. You'll love them both! Wholly Smokin' Downtown is located at 150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506.
8. Pulled pork with Onion Rings and Fries at The Spotted Pig - Fair Play
If you're up for it you could go all the way with the "Double D" at The Spotted Pig, or you can "settle" for this delicious pulled pork with two sides. Yum! The Spotted Pig is located at 15491 SC-11, Fair Play, SC 29643.
9. Carolina Style Pulled Pork at Jim 'N Nicks - Bluffton
Jim 'N Nicks makes BBQ look easy! Whether you get ribs, brisket or pulled pork, it's always perfectly plated with delicious sides! Jim 'N Nicks is located at 872 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910.
10. Chopped pork sandwich at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill - Gaffney
Great BBQ combined with excellent service is what's in store for you at Daddy Joe's located at 1400 W Floyd Baker Blvd, Gaffney, SC 29341.
11. Pulled Pork with House Sauce at The Dixie Pig - Rock Hill
Folks rave about The Dixie Pig's House BBQ Sauce shown here! But if you prefer another they have different sauces to choose from. Just don't forget your side of Mac 'N Cheese. The Dixie Pig is located at 2007 Celanese Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
12. "Make Your Own" at Duke's Bar-B-Q - Walterboro
Sometimes the best kind of BBQ sandwich is the kind your make yourself from a seemingly endless buffet. If this sounds good to you, then you'll LOVE Duke's in Walterboro! Duke's BBQ is located at 949 Robertson Blvd, Walterboro, SC 29488
13. The Big Joe at Melvin's BBQ - Mount Pleasant
Tender and filled with flavor, the Big Joe and all the BBQ sandwiches at Melvins are amazing! Try one for yourself, like asap. Melvin's BBQ is located at 925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
With so many BBQ places around the state, we surely left off a few of the best sandwiches around. Feel free to add your favorite to this list in our comments!