I have heard mixed things about Clinton's. Any reviews out there? What type of sauce do they use?
If you mean Old Clinton BBQ in Gray, GA, I haven't been myself, but a Google search brought up several reviews, including this one:
"It certainly was excellent. Right up there with the top tier of the Lexington Six-Pack. It was more of an eastern NC style, though. The sauce was vinegar and pepper. Lots of pepper, so I liked it. No tomato at all. We got chopped pork. The meat was very good, with nice smoky flavor."
"The Q and the slaw on the sandwich were very good. The Q is Pit-Cooked over hickory. Their sauce is vinegar-based tomato."
Somewhat contradictory in regard to the sauce...sounds like an NC-style sauce either way. Maybe an eastern or lexington style. My guess is a lexington style...the first reviewer may not be familar with the thin style sauce with just a little ketchup in it.
I don't see much on Clinton Barbecue House.
Perhaps you've seen these already (mixed like you said):
The person who reamed it didn't sound like they are Carolina barbecue fans.
If you go, be sure to let us know. I like to try new places, so if I get down south that far, I will go see too.
I've eaten there many times. I have always had the pulled pork and the sauce is a vinegar based liquid. It's great - we buy the sauce by the gallon. And it's the real deal too! Try it, you'll like it!