The 5 Best Spots for BBQ in Charleston, SC

For fall-off-the-bone Lowcountry barbecue, you won’t have to search very hard. BBQ in Charleston, SC, is slowly becoming one of the most attractive niches of the Holy City’s eclectic culinary scene! Follow our guide to the best BBQ joints in town. While you’re here, don’t miss out on any of Charleston’s other incredible restaurants, historic attractions, or annual events. Our complimentary Destination Guide requires no signups or downloads and is the ultimate resource for planning an unforgettable getaway! 

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Where to Get BBQ in Charleston, SC

Lewis Barbecue

John Lewis is a master of Barbecue. His attention detail and dedication to his craft become apparent the moment you take your first bite of something off Lewis Barbecue’s incredible menu. From smoked meats and pulled pork to all of homemade mac and cheese and house-cut fries, there’s always something new to fall in love with! 

Poogans Smokehouse

Classic barbecue in a casual setting is what you’ll find at Poogan’s Smokehouse. Enjoy the comfort of southern cuisine and flavors inspired by some of the country’s best recipes. Poogan uses locally sourced meats and farm-fresh ingredients, giving time-tested techniques a more regional feel. Don’t leave this off your next Charleston food tour! 

Home Team

Home Team understands the spirit of BBQ. With family-style platters, expansive dining rooms, a 35-person bartop, and eight big-screen TVs, this restaurant is about more than just the food. It’s one of the best hangout spots in Charleston! Grab a beer with friends and share a plate of their famous brisket, pulled pork or St. Louis ribs!  

Smoke BBQ

Smoke BBQ’s King Street location makes them a convenient option for bbq if you’re staying downtown. Don’t be mistaken, however. They have a lot more to offer than convenience. Between their mouthwatering dry-rubbed wings and homemade pimento cheese, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to why Smoke is a must-visit restaurant in Charleston. 

Rodney Scott’s 

Perfectly crafted BBQ and a welcoming atmosphere await you at Rodney Scott’s. Coal-fired, homemade barbecue pits sit out back and serve as the secret behind the restaurant’s sought-after taste. Try their slow-roasted Whole Hog or their pit-cooked BBQ chicken for yourself! 

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