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May 25, 2012 03:09 PM

Sweatman's BBQ has new owners

It's the end of an era for SC BBQ. Two new families have taken ownership of the great old place between Holly Hill and Eutawville. Although the restaurant had been in business since 1977, they must not have know what they were doing, because a lot has been changed.

First, the food is still good, ok? I'm not saying it isn't. And the folks were friendly. But it felt like a forced kind of friendliness, not that good old country, family friendly. But yeah, they were nice.

There are now three choices as to plate size: child, regular, and large. The first two are prepared by staff. You get to fix your own from the buffet if you pay for the large plate. That entitles you to one trip through the line but they place one rib on your plate. I got three after lowering myself to begging. Tea and banana pudding are included, plus they've added more sides. I will say finding three pieces of bone in my chopped pork was a first.

If that had been my first visit, I wouldn't know any better. But since I've been a return customer for several years, I doubt I'll return.

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  1. Bummer! I am so very sorry to read that.

    1. I'm heartbroken. I just discovered this place only a few short years ago. This is a total shame.

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