Whether you’re looking for a laidback cookout in the comfort of your vacation home or great BBQ in Savannah, there are many restaurants and spots worth visiting! Slow-smoked meats and Southern sides are staples of many restaurants in the area. While not known for barbecue, Savannah is still home to several pit masters serving up smoky goodness! Additionally, there are locally famous spots that sell their signature sauces, which will spice up your backyard barbecue game.
BBQ in Savannah: Bowtie Barbecue Co.
From traditional Southern staples to funky takes on the classics, Bowtie Barbecue Co. has an extensive list of smoked meats, tasty sides, and top-tier whiskey. A must-try is their Barbecue Poutine, which features their hand-cut fries topped with blue cheese, smoked pork, and their signature sauce. Alongside their food, the whiskey bar with over 120 bottles is sure to please the 21+ crowd!
Sandfly BBQ is known for slinging “Savannah-style” barbecue, which is a product of the owner’s Memphis-style barbecue chops mixed with the flavors of the Lowcountry! Their sauces highlight the regionality of their food with Memphis-style sweet sauce, mustard-based Savannah sauce, and spicy, vinegar-based Western North Carolina sauce. If you want a bit of everything, try the Hog Wild Platter. It features pork, brisket, 1/4 chicken, sausage, ribs, sides, and Texas toast, so there’s no leaving hungry!
BBQ in Savannah: Papa’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood
Founded in 1972 on West Bay Street, Papa’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood has been making hungry people happy by feeding the Savannah community tasty smoked goods and seafood. Now located on Whitemarsh Island, the full-service restaurant has grown from a carry-out spot to feature 125 seats. However, they’re still serving the same great BBQ as they were in 1972, but now with a ton of new options!
Wiley’s Championship BBQ
As the name suggests, Wiley’s Championship BBQ started with a winning recipe at professional barbecuing competitions. Luckily, Wiley started a brick-and-mortar so locals and visitors alike can enjoy the award-winning food. Enjoy their slow cooked staples along with great sliders, sandwiches, appetizers, and sides! Be sure to try their Championship BBQ By The Pound, which allows guests to get enough pulled pork, beef brisket, or smoked chicken to feed 3 or 4 people!
BBQ on Tybee: The Crab Shack
While they’re primarily known for their incredible steamed seafood and low country boils, The Crab Shack knows how to serve up some smoked goods! Enjoy Texas-style brisket, smoked pork platters, and slow-cooked ribs on Tybee Island. Go surf and turf by ordering some barbecue and peel & eat shrimp while overlooking the gorgeous coastal waterway from their outdoor seating!
Spice Up The Backyard BBQ
Many of our vacation rentals featuring grills are ideal for entertaining! Gather with family and friends to impress with your grill game, especially with the help of some local favorite sauces. Grab a bottle of famous Johnny Harris Barbecue Sauce, which comes in Original, Hickory Smoked, and Carolina Mustard. You can easily find a bottle at grocery stores all around the area, including Tybee Market IGA! If you’re a hot head, visit Inferno Hot Sauce for a wild selection of hot sauces. They’ve got you covered for all things hot and some things not! With a wide variety of award-winning hot sauces to choose from, there’s sure to be something for all those hot-heads out there. Inferno also has salsas, spices, jerky, barbecue sauces, and more, so go visit for a unique taste of Tybee!
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