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Sep 24, 2008 04:31 PM

BBQ in Upstate SC

I'm looking for really good que in the Upstate of SC. Let me know. Thanks Sgarcia

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  1. Henry's Smokehouse in Greenville.

    1. My suggestions?
      Bucky's in Greenville
      Big Dave's in Clemson

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      1. re: buckeye.mary

        where is Bucky's? I'd like to find something better than Henry's.

        1. re: danna

          The address is 1700 Roper Mountain Rd. It's south of 85, past the GE plant.

          Their mustard sauce is very good. And portions huge.

      2. Just a few miles north of Upstate South Carolina in Saluda, NC, there is great BBQ (and wonderful, wonderful sides) at Green River BBQ.

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        1. re: Leepa

          Wonderful, wonderful sides, yes. But great BBQ, no. Not since they quit cooking over wood and that has been quite some time, now.

          My daughters have been going to camp in the area for many years and we always stop at Green River when we are in the area. Nowadays, I just get a veggie plate.

          1. re: Leepa

            I hate to be a downer, but I've been to Green River and didn't like the BBQ or the sides. I seem to recall it as some of the fatty-est bbq I've ever seen.

            1. re: danna

              How's Brushy Creek Barbecue these days? I haven't gotten back there in a number of years and it gets little mention on this or other boards.

              1. re: Hushpuppy

                Good question. Brushy Creek used to be my favorite, way back in the day. like 15 years ago. My husband says it's not as good as it used to be, but I can't really remember the last time I was there (it's way out of my normal orbit these days).

                BTW, tried Hubba Hubba in Flat Rock NC Sat. for the ribs. FANTASTIC! I'm not a big rib person, so my experience may be a little shallow on the subject, but i can't remember ever having ribs I liked that much. Regular pork bbq was just so-so, IMO.

                1. re: danna

                  I ate there twice last summer, but haven't been back because my husband didn't like the sauce (they only have mustard-based). I thought it was very good though.

                  Just More BBQ in Pendleton and the Spotted Pig in Fairplay are next on my list to try. So much BBQ, so little time! Now if only I could find some decent Chinese west of Greenville...

                  1. re: buckeye.mary

                    ...or east of G'ville, or in G'ville...

                    actually, i'm not sure I would know decent Chinese if I had it. I suspect the one lunch I had in Chinatown years ago was my one and only authentic Chinese meal.

                    I'm completely off the original topic now, but have you tried Murasake at cherrydale? It's slightly west of G'ville! Very good sushi.

                    1. re: danna

                      Yep, Murasake at Cherrydale is great. Good food AND it's never busy when we go.

                      And I wouldn't say it's completely off-topic. BBQ eel? Chinese spareribs? ;)

                      1. re: buckeye.mary

                        It's the "never busy" part that worries me. I hope they stay around, and specifically I hope the chef stays the same.

          2. Third vote for Bucky's! Delicious.

            1. what about 12 bones in Ashevile has anyone tried it?

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              1. re: sgarcia

                Do a search and you'll find lots of info. I haven't been because they are only open 11:00 to 4:00, Monday thru Friday.

                1. re: sgarcia

                  12 Bones is great. To me, at least. I prefer their ribs to their pulled pork.

                  Of course, like every BBQ place, they have their detractors since BBQ is so subjective. What I like others won't and vice versa.

                  1. re: Leepa

                    Obama had take out from 12 Bones on Monday. Especially interesting given that he was staying at the Grove Park Inn where the food is generally pretty good.