HOME > Chowhound > General South Archive >

BBQ in Upstate SC

sgarcia Sep 24, 2008 04:31 PM

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Hushpuppy RE: sgarcia Sep 24, 2008 06:34 PM

    Henry's Smokehouse in Greenville.

    1. b
      buckeye.mary RE: sgarcia Sep 30, 2008 05:16 AM

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

      2 Replies
      1. re: buckeye.mary
        danna RE: buckeye.mary Sep 30, 2008 05:58 AM

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

        1. re: danna
          buckeye.mary RE: danna Sep 30, 2008 06:24 AM

          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. l
        Leepa RE: sgarcia Oct 1, 2008 07:03 PM

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


        8 Replies
        1. re: Leepa
          brentk RE: Leepa Oct 2, 2008 02:07 AM

          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
            danna RE: Leepa Oct 2, 2008 05:51 AM

            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
              Hushpuppy RE: danna Oct 3, 2008 09:37 PM

              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
                danna RE: Hushpuppy Oct 6, 2008 05:29 AM

                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
                  buckeye.mary RE: danna Oct 6, 2008 12:12 PM

                  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
                    danna RE: buckeye.mary Oct 6, 2008 01:40 PM

                    ...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
                      buckeye.mary RE: danna Oct 7, 2008 06:59 AM

                      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
                        danna RE: buckeye.mary Oct 7, 2008 08:00 AM

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

          2. m
            meremere RE: sgarcia Oct 5, 2008 03:42 PM

            Third vote for Bucky's! Delicious.

            1. sgarcia RE: sgarcia Oct 6, 2008 11:53 AM

              what about 12 bones in Ashevile has anyone tried it?

              3 Replies
              1. re: sgarcia
                carolinadawg RE: sgarcia Oct 6, 2008 04:54 PM

                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
                  Leepa RE: sgarcia Oct 7, 2008 03:19 PM

                  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
                    johnb RE: Leepa Oct 7, 2008 08:13 PM

                    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.


                2. e
                  emh2003deer RE: sgarcia Oct 24, 2008 04:53 PM

                  Goto Buckys (Roper Mtn road) and ask the server politely for chunky peices of 'bark' unchopped if you can handle shredding it yourself.
                  You will not regret it! Please trust me. I do not weigh over 200#, so many people would say I'm not a credible source for advice on BBQ. But just do this, you'll thank me.

                  Show Hidden Posts