Craving some great barbecue in Greenville, SC? Greenville has been named one of the best cities in the nation for barbecue – yet another reason why this place is so great. But wow, Kidding Around readers have lots of opinions on the BBQ scene in this town and were quick to give props to their favorite eateries when asked. So we figured – hey, why not have a list of our readers’ favorite places to enjoy one of the best kinds of cuisine in the south. So here it is.
Having sampled a good deal of BBQ here, my own favorite is Bucky’s, but I can’t wait to try these others!
Top 5 BBQ Places near Greenville
This year when we polled readers there were two clear favorites that were top contenders for best BBQ near Greenville: Mike and Jeff’s BBQ and Henry’s Smokehouse were tied for the most favorite, and we couldn’t agree more. Bobby’s and Smokey Dreams were coming in for close runners-up.
There was a resounding consensus for Mike and Jeff’s BBQ being one of the best places near Greenville to grab BBQ.
Mike & Jeff’s hands down! He cooks it old school on homemade smokers and the meats are so amazing that you don’t even need sauce. The chicken breasts are smoked still on the bone to maintain moisture and then hand pulled, all of the sides are made from scratch unlike several other BBQ places around Greenville that use frozen premade sides.Tanya Lynn
Mike and Jeff’s! They are Local to the area, not a chain, and their meats and sides are amazing!Jessica Marie
- 2401 Old Buncombe Road Greenville
Henry’s Smokehouse is another great spot for grabbing some drool-worthy BBQ in Greenville. With locations in Greenville and Simpsonville, this little place gets great reviews for its BBQ sandwiches, mac and cheese, banana pudding and sweet potato casserole.
Henry’s. Because it tastes the best, the quality is the best, and the sauces are on point.Abe
- 1842 Woodruff Road, Greenville
- 240 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville
- 123 N. Main Street, Simpsonville
3. Bobby’s BBQ
Very popular with our Facebook fans was Bobby’s BBQ! Wood smoked meats and scratch-made sides make this an Upstate favorite for diners.
Bobby’s all day. Never fails, and their team is so kind. Worth the little trek to Fountain Inn.Sarah
Bobby’s in Ft Inn – because not only is the food absolutely amazing, they make you feel like family when you are thereJessie
- 1301 North Main Street, Fountain Inn
Smoky Dreams Barbecue was the clear favorite among our readers! Our KAG readers claim Smoky Dreams has the best brisket and potato salad around.
Smoky dreams!!! Sooo yummy! Brisket! Sweet potato crunch!! 14 and woodruff! I love this family owned business. I will recommend the people and food all day long!Brittany
Smoky Dreams! The food is amazing and the staff is SO friendly.Trae
- 2131 Woodruff Road, Greenville
5. Smokin’ Pig
Smokin’ Pig was another Kidding Around reader favorite this year. With locations in Easley, Williamston, Pendleton, and Anderson, you have plenty of options to find a location.
Smokin’ Pig, hands downLisa
- 630 Clemson BLVD, Pendleton
- 701 S. Pendleton Street, Easley
- 20 Anderson Drive, Williamston
- 1696 Evergreen Rd, Anderson