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Famous Nashville Whole Hog Barbecue Sends Up the Smoke on James Island

Martin’s Bar-B Que Joint lands in the Lowcountry

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Tennessee-based barbecue empire Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint opens today at 11 a.m. on James Island. Pitmaster Pat Martin and his whole hog operation started in Nolensville, TN, in 2006, and now they will bring those smoked meats to the former Sermet’s Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar at 1622 Highland Avenue.

Martin’s serves whole hog Western Tennessee-style barbecue. The pigs are a bit larger than typical South Carolina barbecue, and they are smoked with hickory wood at a low temperature. Martin told Eater that first time visitors should give the whole hog sandwich a try — with the coleslaw on top. He also recommended the “Redneck Taco,” which is smoked meat on top of a cornbread hoecake with sauce and coleslaw.

The full menu full of wings, brisket, pulled pork, and ribs can be found online. Take a look around the space here on opening day with Eater photographer Leslie Ryann McKellar.

Leslie Ryann McKellar

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