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Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Rd in Greenville ***Permanently Closed at this Location***

“Leanest Butt in town!”

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At Henry’s Smokehouse, we cook our barbecue in the old-fashioned Southern tradition with hickory logs, and choice meats are cooked to perfection at low temperatures. We cook our pork butts for 12 hours and our ribs for over 8 hours.

We hand pull all our pork BBQ. Removing excess fat and gristle, we serve a delicious, tender, and moist product.

Pulle Pork Sandwich at Henrys
Pulle Pork Sandwich at Henrys

Henry’s uses only select St Louis cut ribs, slow-smoked for over 8 hours, seasoned, and served to perfection using our own dry rub recipe.

Chicken is a boneless, skinless, breast. We trim it to our standards and slowly smoke it to maintain maximum moistness.

Brisket at Henry’s

We serve brisket as a special on Fridays and Saturdays. Brisket is slow-smoked for at least 12 hours and is seasoned with our own special brisket rub. You have to get there early because it sells out every time.

Black shirt reading Hash & Rice.

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We always serve our barbecue with a choice of sauces on the side: Henry’s tomato-based mild BBQ sauce and a mustard-based spicy sauce.

So, check our menu for BBQ and pork ribs, pull up a chair, roll up your sleeves, and dig into the best Southern BBQ in South Carolina… Henry’s!

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What Folks are Saying about Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Rd

Google Review

Among the many Google Reviews, Local Guide CJ loved lots of things about Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Rd:

First off this place offers a 50% military discount! Honestly, that’s ‘nough said! But let me also say the barbeque here is pretty darn good.

The hash had a well-balanced flavor and the mustard-based sauce gave me just the kick I needed. The sides are a good portion size as well.

But look…did I mention the 50% discount for military?! Whaaaaaaaaat?! I love America and Henry’s Smokehouse.

Yelp Review

Over on Yelp, Scott B, an NC BBQ aficionado finds something to love at Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Rd in Greenville:

I’m a huge NC barbecue snob, and after 5 years of un-edible pig while living in Atlanta, I’m back in the Carolinas.  Needless to say, I needed to find a BBQ joint STAT.

I’ve always hated the mustard-based sauce but wanted to give all the Greenville BBQ joints a try.  Henry’s is by far the best I’ve had.

The mild sauce is as close to vinegar-based as I can find in SC, but the meat is the star. It’s absolutely perfectly cooked with just the right amount of hickory flavor and a good texture.

The slaw is great, beans are great, mac and cheese not so good but whatever.

The only downside is NO hush puppies or corn sticks to be found.  What’s up with that Henry??

EDIT: I’ve discovered since moving here that no one here has ever heard of corn sticks, so it must be a NC thing.  I’m not holding it against you, Henry!  But really…the lack of hushpuppies….what’s going on with that??

Definitely the best ‘cue I’ve had so far in Gville.

SC BBQ Association

Sure, folks on review sites often have great things to say about a place, but what about the folks who really know SC BBQ better than anyone? What about the folks who actually train the judges for SC BBQ competitions?

What do they think of this place?

The SC BBQ Association has deemed Henry’s BBQ to be 100-Mile BBQ, BBQ worth driving 100 miles for. Here’s how they began their review:

Henry’s used to have one place but then people started coming to that one place and now he has four restaurants.  That will tell you what you need to know.

The first time I tasted Henry’s barbeque was at a catering.  I thought if they can deliver barbeque that tastes that good I’ve got to find the source. 

And the source was, then, on Wade Hampton Boulevard in a small restaurant that had been some other eatery in its youth.  But the barbeque tasted the same as when I first tasted it, which means it was very good.

Read their full review here.


See the other locations:

Henry’s Smokehouse in Simpsonville

Henry’s Smokehouse on Wade Hampton


Henry’s Awards and Recognitions

“Best in the Upstate” for 17 years
Third place whole hog in Tryon NC Blue Ridge BBQ Festival. 
First place People’s choice for NBBQ Association
Best sauce by the Greenville Journal. 
First place ribs Project Host BBQ cook-off
First place wings Project Host BBQ cook-off
1st place Potato salad Tryon BBQ festival 2012
4th place potato salad Tryon BBQ Festival 2014
Playboy magazine June 2002 said, “Best BBQ in the world”

Menu for Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Road

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Menu for Henry's Smokehouse in Simpsonville

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Henry's Smokehouse on Woodruff in Greenville, SC



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Contact Henry’s Smokehouse on Woodruff Rd in Greenville ***Permanently Closed at this Location***

1824 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607

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