Southside Smokehouse & Grill: There’s A Smoked Meat Paradise Tucked Away In Landrum, SC

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Have you tried Southside Smokehouse & Grill? We are very fortunate in the Upstate to have so many little towns with hidden gems, sprinkled around to discover. Southside Smokehouse & Grill in Landrum, just south of the NC border is one such gem!

Chef Sarah McClure creates delicious menu items to lure diners to the smokehouse. You’ll find her husband and co-owner Robert Hall behind the bar mixing cocktails that will be the envy of all your friends on social media when you tease them with photos.

For more fun to be found near Southside Smokehouse & Grille, check out our Guide to Spending the Day in Landrum.

Southside Smokehouse

Southside Smokehouse & Grill in Landrum, SC

Owners names: Sarah McClure, Robert Hall & Sarah’s Father Robbie McClure, the Original Owner

Do you have a kids’ menu? Yes

What are your contactless delivery options? Curbside pick-up

Do you offer outdoor dining? Yes

What makes your spot unique?
We have been open for over 15 years; for the first ten, we primarily focused on our bbq and grill menu, but for the past 5, we have taken a new, more modern approach and added our chef specials and our bourbon bar, so we really offer something for everyone now. These days bbq with a high-end twist is becoming more and more popular, and we were one of the first in our area to start offering that sort of full service/full menu/full bar in a smokehouse-centric environment.

What dish is the most popular?
Any version of our pulled pork offerings. Fried Green Tomato & Pimento Cheese Burger. Shrimp & Grits and Pulled Pork Nachos.

What dish are you the proudest of?
Usually, whatever is newest to the special sheet. I really enjoy being able to come up with new dishes, and I love experimenting with unique flavors and seasonal local produce. Sometimes it might be as simple as a salad with whatever local fruit is available, or it might be a new pasta dish, a unique and tasty taco, a creative take on a classic sandwich, etc.

It’s my first time at your restaurant, what do you suggest we order?
This is always the hardest question for me because our menu is so big and varied and it really depends on your tastes. If you are going classic bbq I always say the pulled pork sandwich or a bowl of hash and rice. If you want to go for specials, I’d say start with the pulled pork nachos and then whatever the pasta dish is at the moment. I’m a sucker for pasta, so it’s usually one of my favorite things on the menu at any given time.

Where do you love to eat when not at work?
We haven’t done much dining out this year, but one of the few times we did, we really enjoyed Topsoil Kitchen & Market

Gifting Options: Gift Cards

Southside Smokehouse & Grille | Chicken and Waffle Fries – Sweet potato waffle fries, sweet & spicy panko-breaded chicken bites, hot bourbon maple syrup, sweet and spicy crema, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and marinated onions.

What Locals Have To Say About Southside Smokehouse

smoked wings are fantastic

Stacey B

Southside Smokehouse is the best restaurant in town

Stephanie W

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Southside Smokehouse also has family meals to go. We’ve enjoyed picking up meat, rolls, bbq sauce, and delicious sides more than once on our way home from the NC mountains.

Southside Smokehouse & Grill
726 S. Howard Ave Landrum SC 29356 | 864.457.4581

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