Written by Abstract Samm
Check out this list of awesome barbecue restaurants in the Savannah area. Whether you’re staying downtown or just outside of it, we’ve got a number of great spots to get your pulled pork fix in while you’re in our favorite city. We’ve got everything from no sauce barbecue to classic plates that haven’t changed since their initial opening many years ago. When you want to enjoy an unforgettable meal with friends and family, you don’t have to look any further than one of our lists here at The Savannah Insider.
Family owned, cozy, and affordable, Wiley’s Championship BBQ is a low key restaurant that comes with a patio so you can really relax and kick back while enjoying a plate of barbecue. Since their opening in 2008, Wiley’s Championship BBQ has won a number of awards and titles by local and even national publications. CNN even centered an entire documentary around the fantastic flavors served up by the people at Wiley’s. Every day, you can try out slow cooked menu options like smoked chicken or St. Louis style ribs from 11 am – 8 pm.
Have you ever been in the middle of an active work day and was suddenly overcome with a craving for something covered in barbecue sauce? If this ever happens to you, know that Tricks Barbecue is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 am – 4 pm. Grab up some of their ribs with the mustard based sauce and complete the small feast with potato salad for the real “Southern” experience. Don’t think that these prices are a trick at Tricks Barbecue, you’ll end up with much more than you’ve paid for at this Bull Street restaurant.
Consistently gaining high ratings from all who wander in, Field’s Barbecue Pig on A Pit is more than just a mouthful to say. Filling up on their barbecue plates is an easy task with the portions that they sling at this BBQ joint on 52nd Street. Drop by Field’s any day from Wednesday-Saturday for lunch or dinner from 11 am – 8 pm, 12 am – 6:30 pm on Sundays and become an instant regular once you’ve tasted the baked beans and ribs. Balanced flavors, portions, and prices all come together for you at Field’s Barbecue Pig on a Pit.
Take a seat outside right next to the Savannah River after your stroll through Plant Riverside and order up some hot wings, bbq mac and cheese, smoked chicken and more at District Smokehouse. Along with a steady supply of sunlight on all of the nicest days, District Smokehouse keeps a menu that will have your mouth watering almost instantly. Plant yourself at one of the bar stools from 11 am – 9 pm (11 pm close on Friday and Saturday) and become one of District Smokehouse’s newest fans. See what’s up with their Bulldog Daiquiris for a bit of themed alcohol based fun with your meal.
We don’t call Downtown Savannah “The Historic District” for no reason and Barne’s Restaurant has been a living piece of history since its establishment in 1975. When there is a need for variety throughout your group, Barne’s on Waters Ave has a large menu with a hearty barbecue section. Pulled pork and brisket only the start to their options, not to mention the rest of their not-barbecue selection. Open Tuesday through Sunday, they open up at 11 am and remain open until 4 pm during the week, until 7:30 pm on the weekends. Heck, you can even purchase a full boston butt.
Now don’t scoff so quickly at a name like No Sauce Barbecue, we know the initial shock might be enough to deter the most dedicated barbecue fans but trust us on this one. No Sauce Barbecue on Skidaway Road actually does not need the sauce to make a believer out of you. Turkey, wings, pulled, pork, you name it and No Sauce Barbecue has got it waiting for you. From 11 am – 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, you can find out why barbecue doesn’t necessarily require the sauce to make you want another helping.
Southside Savannah is not far from the Historic District and houses plenty of stellar restaurants like BowTie Barbecue Co, a barbecue spot that is dedicated to their home made plates. Known for a plentiful menu stocked with all of the classics, you won’t have to look further than Waters Ave on the other side of town. Since they aren’t right inside of downtown, you’re sure to have a relaxing time with them. Load up with a plate of barbecue and pair it with anything off their expansive whiskey menu, they have over 120 kinds available at any time. Open every day from 11 am – 8:30 pm, BowTie Barbecue Co is there for those days when all you can think about is barbecue sauce.
Veteran owned and operated, 3 Tops BBQ is full of folks who are dedicated to the service of providing great “BBQ” to anyone who walks through their doors. Look for them on Ogeechee Rd and tell them you need a large helping of St. Louis Ribs or a Brisket Sandwich. At 3 Tops, they remain open daily from 11:30 am – 8 pm (10 on the weekends) so come by anytime you’re wanting to show some support and fill up on some mac and cheese that is out of this world.
Located on State St in what has been a number of other businesses over the years, Savannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew is one of three restaurants in the city owned by power couple David and Christine Cutlip and their family. From the house made secret dry rub, to all the seasonings on every side dish, Savannah Smokehouse likes to handle everything in house, even selecting a special type of wood for the cooking process. From 11 am – 9 pm every day, you are missing out on a meal prepared with love and dedication if you don’t take some time at Savannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew.
If you needed another excuse to drive down Johnny Mercer Blvd, Southern Kicks BBQ is here for your party. Boasting traditional, southern style barbecue at affordable prices, Southern Kicks is known for their slightly overwhelming portion sizes. Don’t be too shocked when a 13$ plate of pulled pork and baked beans ends up lasting you through at least two meals. Leftovers are almost always a part of your meal experience at Southern Kicks BBQ. Try out the pulled pork sandwich and Brunswick stew to really fill up when you don’t feel like spending more than 15$ on a meal. Open from 12 – 7 pm, make Southern Kicks BBQ a part of your trip for lunch or dinner sometime.
So now that you know more about Savannah’s barbecue scene, don’t forget to pack some extra wet naps for the day. Everybody knows that barbecue tastes better when there’s a huge mess left to clean up afterwards. If you’re curious to know more about Savannah’s restaurant scene, you don’t have to look any further than here at The Savannah Insider. At CycleSavannah.com, we are passionate about this city and can’t wait to tell you more about all that we have to offer. Click through past articles to learn more about where to eat, drink, and party when you’re here with us in our favorite place.
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