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SC BBQ Trail Map

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Follow the SC BBQ Trail. Download the Official South Carolina BBQ Trail Map here.  The SC BBQ Trail map is a great resource put together by the South Carolina Department of Tourism. It divides the state into territories and identifies many, though not all, of the barbecue restaurants in the state within each territory.

The map is well designed and offers a lot of information in a quick glance. It not only provides the name and address of each barbeque restaurant in South Carolina, but it also provides the phone numbers, websites, and hours of operation. And if you’re paying close attention, you will notice each entry has one or more colored dots beside it. These dots indicate the type of BBQ sauce the restaurant provides.

If you don’t already know, South Carolina is awash in a variety of sauces, mostly dictated by geography. We have four distinct sauces: vinegar-pepper, light tomato, heavy tomato, and a mustard-based sauce that is unique to SC BBQ. These are designed on the map by correspondingly colored dots.

All of this can be found on the Official South Carolina BBQ Trail Map. Get your copy by clicking the link below.

Better yet, check this out:

Our Interactive SC BBQ Trail Map

It is a more complete map and includes over 40 restaurants omitted from the official SC BBQ Trail map. Save it as an “app” on your phone (see bottom of map page for details).

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SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog

If you love SCBBQ like we do, you might also enjoy this 150-page cookbook which includes generations-old family recipes and those from some of today's top SCBBQ pitmasters, including John Lewis, Rodney Scott, Aaron Seigel (Home Team BBQ) and many more.

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  • James Roller says:

    Hey Derrell, thanks for writing. If you are referring to the map above, that is actually not our map. It is produced by the SC Dept. of Tourism. Their map is often outdated and has a number of omissions. Our online map (link below) certainly covers Florence and includes Cooper’s Country Store in Salters. Try this one out:

  • Derrell Chandler says:

    I look forward to try each one of these outstanding restaurant.This will be a wonderful thing for every one to travel to these restaurants, but you should have also included Florence, and Cooper Store near Kingstree.

  • James Roller says:

    Laney, I also invite you to join The SC BBQ Pit, a Facebook group I manage just for SCBBQ restaurant owners and pitmasters. You can find it here:

  • James Roller says:

    Laney, what sauce types do you serve: mustard, vinegar, light tomato, heavy tomato?

  • James Roller says:

    Easy mistake, but this is pretty much just a one-man show and we don’t have the budget (any budget really) of the State Dept of Tourism! I will make the proper changes to your listing. Thanks!

  • Laney Vallancey says:

    I understand now I didn’t realize that map was not yours as for the information about our hours of operation have changed we do not close on Mondays and we close every day at 9. Or when we run out of food whichever comes first Thank you

  • James Roller says:

    Hi Laney,

    I am aware of the error. That map is full of errors and omissions. Just so you (and others) know, we have nothing to do with that particular map. It is made and maintained by the SC State Tourism Dept. I have written to them a couple of times to point out problems. For example, there are 231 locations on the state’s map. On our map, you will find a more comprehensive 306 active locations. They left about 70 restaurants out! As for your location, I am not only aware that you took over Big KT’s location, I messaged the restaurant’s Facebook page a couple of months ago for more details. We added Brisket to our map on Jan. 15, 2017, according to the publication date. Check our map out and the listing we have for your location and let me know of any additions or changes. Finally, as for the state map, you’ll have to contact them to make them aware of the change. Best of luck and thanks for writing. Jim

  • Love this page but on your map #10 on coastal says Big KT’s and it is no longer there. I have taken over this location and it is now” BRISKET” BBQ SALOON. Thank you

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