5 Best BBQ Spots in Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for some tasty barbecue in Spartanburg? Barbecue places are in no short supply in the Carolinas. Since we aim to please when it comes to lists, we compiled this list of barbecue restaurants in Spartanburg, based on our readers’ recommendations. Here are some favorite spots for BBQ in Spartanburg, SC.


The Savory South, And An Obsession With Smoked Meats

No type of food is more synonymous with the south than barbecue. No, we’re not talking about the kind you cook on the grill in your backyard. We’re talking about the kind that is slowly smoked over wood, with a dry rub, by someone who has learned the fine art of cooking meat this way.

It’s a serious business, and that’s why people are so passionate about it when they find a place that does it well. Spartanburg is no slouch when it comes to barbecue options, either. Included among the establishments in this list is an SC ambassador chef and recognized as the best in South Carolina. 

Our Readers’ Picks For Their Favorite Barbecue in Spartanburg, SC

Bubba’s BBQ and Bash

827 West Blackstock Road, Spartanburg | 864.582.7487
This alcohol and smoke-free restaurant offer its selections family style. Barbecue isn’t the only food you’ll find here. They have daily specials that include items like calabash shrimp, country fried steak, low country boil, and more. 

So much food and so delicious.

Dana J

Southside Smokehouse & Grille

726 South Howard Avenue, Landrum | 864.457.4581
Southside Smokehouse’s chef, Sarah McClure was named one of 2018’s South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. Sarah’s hope is to change the way people view southern people and food. 

Southside Smokehouse is the best restaurant in town!

Stephanie M.W.

Find out why Southside Smokehouse & Grille is Landrum’s Smoked Meat Paradise

Pig Out

300 New Cut Road, Inman | 864.949.7431
1945 Drayton Road, Drayton | 864.327.8230

A favorite spot for all things smoked in Spartanburg, the ribs and hash are some of the most popular menu items!

Boonjugs Hillbilly BBQ & Hash

2555 Highway 9, Boiling Springs | 864.457.4581
Spartanburg foodies are all familiar with Mark Wallace and his food trailer. When the trailer was damaged and Mark was missing from his regular spot in Boiling Springs, people went crazy. And when he recently suffered a foot injury, locals supported him and sent well wishes daily. Amazing food, including brisket, ribs, and smoked chicken, are on the menu, along with homemade sides.

Smokey Blue’s BBQ

458 Oak Grove Rd, Spartanburg | 864.587.1807
Smokey Blues offers smoked meats, along with Hash that people rave about. Select from ten different sides to go with your meal.

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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