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annual soujourn down I95 to sc, bbq suggestions?

We're aiming for sweatman's in holly hill. Have been to parker's (good fried chicken, overrated pulled pork imho) and wilbur's (wonderful). Thinking about Moore's, D&H and Bill's. I think Mitchell's is probably still closed?

Any other suggestions? I have searched the forum and these are the names that come up over and over again.

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  1. McCabe's Barbecue in Manning, SC.

    1. Yes, without a doubt, McCabe's in Manning. Very close to I-95. He uses a vinegar and red pepper sauce. Cooks whole hogs over wood.

      McCabe's BBQ
      480 N.Brooks St.
      803.435.2833

      Now if you can go a little further off I-95 you can get the best Q I've ever eaten from an establishment at Scott's Variety in Hemingway, SC. It's on SC 261 which can be picked up in Manning.

      Scott's Variety
      Highway SC261
      Just west of Hemingway
      843.558.0134

      1. On the Sweatman's I am not sure what you tine schedule is but I know that Sweatman's closes for vacation for about 3 to 4 weeks in August. I would go to search feature on CH and put in Sweatmans because posters have put the dates on the board in the past.

        1. I've only been to Moore's once, but other than having cheap sandwiches on Tues and Wed and being right off I-95, I think it is forgettable in order to concentrate on a better place. What they called "Brunswick stew" tasted just like Campbell's vegetable soup out of a can. Wilbur's and Sweatman's are top-notch places that do things right and are worth the drive, and maybe some others, too.

          1. I meant to add--the Jim Earley book of NC barbeque places might have some suggestions--you might even consider your once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Skylight Inn in Ayden and to B's in Greenville a few miles away. That's about the best one-two punch you could have in a couple hours and a few miles