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Interactive South Carolina BBQ Trail Map

The South Carolina Barbecue Trail Map

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      (Note: CALL AHEAD. Most of these restaurants are not chains and many are not open daily. Occasionally, the good folks who run these restaurants close early because they’ve run out of food or close altogether to go on vacation or to tend to other, more pressing business. If you don’t want to make a trip in vain, we strongly advise calling ahead.)

      Welcome to the online SC BBQ Trail Map

      Easiest way to find all the SC BBQ restaurants near you.

      Looking for a restaurant and need the South Carolina BBQ Trail map?

      Wondering where all SC BBQ restaurants are near you, wherever you happen to be?

      Do you like the official SC BBQ Trail Map, but wish it was digital so you could easily find the barbecue restaurant you’re looking for?

      Then, this is the map for you.

      Below, you will find our interactive South Carolina BBQ Trail Map.

      It plots out the location of every BBQ restaurant in the state to make it easy for you to find the best SC BBQ joints near you.

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      If you’re looking for something specific like a mustard-based barbecue sauce or a side of South Carolina barbecue hash, our filters will show you the BBQ joints serving exactly what you want.

      The SC BBQ trail offers some of the most modern BBQ techniques and can even transport you back to the origins of barbecue itself.

      How does the South Carolina BBQ Trail Map work?

      When the map loads, it will ask your permission to find your current location.

      SC BBQ Trail Map Permission Dialogue Box on iPhone

      If granted, the map will show you the closest 25 SC BBQ restaurants within a 25-mile radius.

      Your location will also be represented by a green marker on the map.

      If you choose to not allow the map to find your location or if you’re looking for SC barbecue in other areas of the state, then you can enter a zip code or city name into the search field and press the “Find SCBBQ” button.

      Settings on South Carolina BBQ Trail Map

      When you do, the map will then zoom in on that general location and show the restaurants in your search area.

      By default, the map will show you the closest 25 restaurants in a 25-mile radius; however, you can change the search criteria to suit your needs using the dropdown selectors.

      Restaurant Profiles

      In addition, a profile of each restaurant will be listed near the map, sorted by distance. It will include an image of the restaurant itself.

      Moreover, if you click More Info on any listing or click on any marker, you will be provided additional information about each restaurant including the following:

      • street address
      • phone number
      • operating hours
      • street view
      • directions from your current location

      To refine your results, you can filter the restaurants using the category filter on the search form.

      Category Filter for Map

      Driving through Inman and have a hankering for some mustard-based BBQ?

      Now you can find all the restaurants in your area that serve a mustard sauce.

      Passing through Hartsville and looking for that side of SC BBQ hash?

      Now you can find all the restaurants around Hartsville serving hash!

      Really want to know where the best of the best SC BBQ is?

      Using the 100-Mile BBQ filter, you can find all the SC BBQ restaurants in your area that the SC BBQ Association has designated 100-Mile BBQ, barbecue so good it’s worth driving 100 miles for.

      Help Make the Map Better

      We encourage comments on the map and its functionality in the comment section at the bottom of the page. We do all we can to make this the best map for your SC BBQ Trail searches, but we can’t do it without your help.

      Unfortunately, folks aren’t required to tell us when they are opening or closing a restaurant. We are able to keep the map up-to-date mostly through constant research, but we also rely on tips from our readers.

      If you know of a discrepancy on the map, please let us know.

      Save the South Carolina BBQ Trail Map to your phone as an App

      Wouldn’t it be easier to jump right to this map when you need it?  

      Simply save this page as an app icon on your mobile device. Then, you’re just one touch away from all the SC BBQ in your area.  And it is easy to do!

      Since you obviously already have this page open…

      Just tap Share (iOS) or Menu (Android) and then tap “Add to Homescreen.”

      Add to Home Screen Button on iPhone

      That’s it!

      Now you should have an icon on your device ready to use whenever you need it, without having to remember the address.

      Here are more specific instructions for Apple, Android, and even Windows devices.

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      SC BBQ Road Trip: A Restaurant Field Guide

      Yea, the map above is great, but sometimes, it is helpful to look at things in a different way. That’s why we’ve undertaken our SC BBQ Road Trip series.

      South Carolina barbeque has a long and special history.

      Our BBQ is both varied and abundant. In fact, anyone contemplating a road trip through the state could benefit from a guide to help them find all the offerings on the SC BBQ Trail within 10 miles of one of our interstate exits.

      To help our famished travelers, we published a series we call SC BBQ Road Trip. These articles serve as an SC BBQ Restaurant Field Guide that documents all the SC BBQ easily accessible from each of the interstates that intersect our state.

      If you love SC BBQ as we do, you will appreciate this guide.

      Curious? Ready to hit the road?

      START YOUR ENGINES HERE or just click on the options below:

      SC BBQ Road Trip Articles:

      The I-95 Corridor

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      I-26: The First 100 Exits (Landrum – Chapin)

      I-26: The Final Exits (Columbia – Charleston)

      Interstate 20

      Interstate 77

      SC BBQ Cookbook

      Love SCBBQ? Check out the first edition of our cookbook: SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog. Learn more about it in this article where we first announced it.

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      Packed with over 150 pages of recipes and stories from old family recipes to today’s top SCBBQ pitmasters.

      Rodney Beard

      Monday 29th of August 2022

      Hi....I am a traditionist when it comes to BBQ. By that I mean a place that serves BBQ, hash, rice and the trimmings. In my opinion a place that moves away from SC BBQ tradition is not a real BBQ place.

      So, ultimately the decision of adding non traditional places in your coverage will be up to you.

      Thanks for your help in keeping old time SC BBQ alive and well.

      James Roller

      Monday 29th of August 2022

      @Rodney Beard, thanks for the kind words. I struggle with what to do about fringe places like King BBQ. For instance, I have no Korean BBQ places on the site. Yeah, they're "BBQ" but not what our audience considers barbecue and certainly not traditional SC BBQ. But there are place like Roy's Grille and Shealy's PDQ that I have added to the map. They aren't what anyone would think of as a BBQ restaurant as their menu is much more diverse, even including breakfast, but most people seem to feel they belong. So, it's always a balancing act which I hope I get right a majority of the time.

      Margaret Ritter

      Monday 1st of August 2022

      How can I get your cookbook?

      James Roller

      Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

      @Margaret Ritter, It's available here, but only in digital format at this time. My expectation is to provide a print and digital option for the 2nd edition, which I hope to have ready in late Fall of 2022.


      Monday 14th of March 2022

      Hey! I recently opened a barbecue food truck, and was wondering how if I could be added to the trail?

      James Roller

      Wednesday 16th of March 2022

      @Jeffcoat, That's a great idea, but, of course, requires a purchase by the food truck owner. No idea what that would cost or if they'd have to have a monthly service plan or something. Ultimately, the problem is one of reliability. I know our map for brick and mortar is not 100% accurate at any given time, probably not even 90%, but at least those places are set in one place with established days/hours of operation. All that info is fairly static and unlikely to change significantly. With a food truck, there is so much more variability that I question whether having something on this site would be reliable for the reader. There is a site called something like street food finder that attempts to provide info about these more movable feasts. I just don't know that I could pull it off on such a small site, especially when it's just me doing it. There really is no "we" to this site. It's a one-man show.


      Tuesday 15th of March 2022

      @James Roller, How about using GPS to track the food trucks. I'm not sure how exactly to do it, but they could purchase a GPS that is attached to their truck and you could track in on a map. It would make for a great app or website. I would try it.


      James Roller

      Tuesday 15th of March 2022

      @Teague, the answer is a two-parter. One, the official SC BBQ Trail is a creation of the SC Dept. of Tourism. This site is in no way directly connected to them. If you'd like to be on the official map, you'd have to contact them. That said (and part two) is this: you are a food truck, which we have the greatest of love and respect for, but by nature you are transient. There is no way to put you on a map and provide accurate results for the reader (or you), unless your food truck is permanently parked in one location, so adding you to our map doesn't make a lot of sense for the reader. I have tried to figure out a way to make a "map" for food trucks and caterers, but I'm not sure how to do that and serve the reader's accurate results on a daily basis. Apologies.

      Scott Phipps

      Thursday 7th of October 2021

      Don't know if it's been passed on but, A&M Browns in Moncks Corner closed on Sept 22.

      James Roller

      Friday 8th of October 2021

      @Scott Phipps, Thanks for the heads up. I have removed them from the map. Also, I am aware Music Man's BBQ has returned to their original location. Will update that ASAP.

      Dave Kilbourne

      Friday 16th of July 2021

      Hello....I suggest you look into Prousser's Family BBQ in Murril's Inlet SC. Excellent BBQ buffet as well as many other food choices.

      James Roller

      Saturday 17th of July 2021

      @Dave Kilbourne, Thanks for writing. I am aware of Prosser's. Unfortunately, they closed during the pandemic. Inlet BBQ has taken over and is now in business in that location.