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Ward’s Bar-B-Que on Pinewood

Ward’s BBQ is a Sumter and SC BBQ legend.

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Widely considered to have among the best hash in the state, Ward’s is the place to stop for an authentic SC BBQ experience.

Hash is an authentic SC BBQ product that is unique to our state, and even within various regions of SC, the hash varies. Ward’s serves a pork-based red hash, while you are likely to find a yellow hash in the Midlands and a beef hash in the Upstate.

Ward’s also offers pulled pork, ribs, and chicken.

If you are making your way around the area and are in the mood for good BBQ, this is the choice to make. Pulled pork sandwich will have you coming back time and time again.

The hush puppies are simply awesome, and the hash and rice…simply amazing.

What They’re saying about Ward’s BBQ

In her 5-Star review on Yelp, Melinda A wrote the following about Ward’s:

“Ward’s BBQ is awesome!  I go there every time I am in Sumter, the same lady waits on me each time!  LOL

“Get take out — because this is just a very BASIC restaurant — their dining area kinda looks like a deli.  The BBQ is fresh, tender, and melts in your mouth.  

It’s vinegar-based and not overly seasoned, so always ask for extra sauce.

“I really go for their hash.  I don’t know how to describe it as anything other than delicious.

My sister likes their sandwiches with BBQ and coleslaw.  And their hush puppies are tasty treats.

“They have a VERY busy lunch counter, so don’t expect anything other than “Can I help you?” from the staff, but if you explain what you want, you will be fully accommodated.  

They are actually quite nice, just busy.

“If you like vinegar-based BBQ, you won’t be disappointed at Ward’s Bar-B-Que!


If you love SC BBQ like we do, we are confident that you will find Ward’s to be an authentic SC BBQ experience.

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Ward's BBQ on Pinewood in Sumter



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12 Pinewood Rd
Sumter, SC 29150

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