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Mar 24, 2011 09:32 AM

BBQ on Hilton Head? Smokehouse?

Hi all, I've been searching all sorts of threads but I haven't had any luck. We're hoping that someone has been to Smokehouse or another good BBQ spot on Hilton Head? We're going next weekend.

Also, any good breakfast recommendations near Palmetto Dunes would really be appreciated!

Thanks and good eating!

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  1. I've only been to the One Hot Mama's in Bluffton, but they have a location on the island, too. The BBQ was decent, but don't expect the venue to be an old cinder block shack like you'd find elsewhere in the Carolinas. When I first went, I was pessimistic because of the strip mall location. They provide about 5 different regional sauces at the table so you can dress it any way you like.
    There's also another place in downtown Bluffton, but I can't remember the name. I've seen it but it was always closed when I was in town (usually on Sundays and Mondays...I think they're open Thurs through Sat.) I hear they do good BBQ as well.
    And of course, there's Jim 'n Nick's (also in Bluffton) which yes, is a chain, but they are decent enough and smoke on site. I stopped there with a lifelong resident of upland SC and she had to admit, it was satisfactory. So...there you go, that's all I know!

    One Hot Mama's
    7 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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      1. re: sisterbeer

        So we went to One Hot Mama's in Hilton Head. We had a good time. The Ribs were great. But wow, was the service attitude ever backwater. They had a happy hour, but they couldn't serve us any happy hour specials because we were seated in a booth 15 feet away from the high-top tables? The brisket was rubbery and bland, and the waitress was that and surly too. I would return for the ribs, and the location (in a very good area of bars - try the pub next door with 30+ beers on tap and shuffleboard). The place gets pretty hopping late, so get some happy hour in you, some ribs, but don't expect lowcountry 'q. Not here.
        But we had a good time, so thanks, sisterbeer, for letting us know.

        One Hot Mama's
        7 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

      2. Right. I am no snob but I am picky about my Q. Jim 'n' Nicks' is satisfactory. But if I were you, I'd go up to Beaufort to Sgt. White's for the real deal.

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        1. re: Sue in Mt P

          Glad to hear Sgt White's is still around. In 1997, he was retiring and had the biz for sale.."for sale" sign was to the right of the pic..idn't want to ruin the shot..:)


          On Hilton Head proper there's a guy who does Q on the weekends or sort of when he feels like it. He is a cook at Roast Fish and Cornbread (definitely worth going) and the Q is a hobby. Real small operation but great BBQ


          The plac in Bluffton is in a gas station as you turn right onto the main st Bluffton BBQ Co?? wasn't very good last time

          Jim n Nick's, 1 Hot Mama's, ehhh

          Haven't been to Smokehouse lately but enjoyed it last time...while ago. They have taken over a large space that used to be a Sticky Fingers. It looks a little more upscale than most of the better BBQ places I've been.

          Sgt White's Restaurant
          1908 Boundary St Ste 1, Beaufort, SC 29902