South Carolina barbecue is as magnificent and diverse as its people.
For a relatively small state, South Carolina boasts distinct regions with unique bbq styles. These regions make up what we refer to as the SC BBQ Trail. These regions are primarily flavored by the sauces popular within that section of the state.
Depending on where you are in our state, you might find your pork — because in SC bbq means pork — steeped in a vinegar-pepper sauce, or a light tomato sauce, or a heavy tomato sauce, or the sauce that is unique to our state — a mustard-based sauce.
And, just in case you’re visiting, in South Carolina, “barbecue” is a noun, not a verb — a thing not an action, and no, that thing is not a grill. For us, “barbecue” is pork, whether it has been pulled or chopped, served with a tangy sauce, the best of which was cooked for hours over wood coals.
We hope our site will help you find and enjoy the best bbq in the state,
Check the links in our sidebar or click here to find SC BBQ restaurant reviews, calendar of events, video profiles, related links, and discussion forum. Even download your own copy of the SC BBQ Trail map.
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