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report - henry's smokehouse; greenville, sc

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xman887 Jun 28, 2006 02:43 AM

on the way from atl to asheville we stopped in greenville for lunch. we sought out henry's based on a rec from michael-nospammsan. very good stuff.

ambiance: about the size of a dairy queen with a small sit down section in the front. the outside had a timber look to it and smoke was billowing out of the chimney. it was about 1:00pm and the place had a steady rush. definately a locals place - from well fed businessmen in suits to 20 somethings to seniors. while ordering, i caught a peak of what had to be 30 shoulders on a table waiting to go into the pit. yum.

menu: plates of pork, hog, and chicken ($5.50 w/ beans/slaw/pickle); ribs ($7.50/$12.50); pork/hog/chicken sandwiches ($3.50-$4.35); just meat - 0.5 or 1.0 lbs - ($5/$10); hash, and fries.

we ate: 1.5 lbs of pulled pork, fries, slaw, beans, and a couple of ice teas (unsweet yankee tea for me)

sauce: mild (tomato based) & spicy (subtle mustard based)

taste: the pulled pork was great with a good hickory smoke. fries were notable - hand cut, fried to an amber crisp with a soft middle and salted. my wife loved the beans. slaw was bland. my girls didn't want any bbq so we said that we would stop at mac's for them. then they started nibbling and would not stop. i had to get an extra half pound of pork. i could not decide which sauce i liked better. i think i ended up 55% spicy % 45% mild.

cost: about $20.

i give it a 8.5 out of 10 and will go back if i ever find myself in greenville.