Charleston has seen an explosion in barbecue restaurants the past few seasons, but where can a fan of smoked meats find a reliable pulled pork sandwich? From the very simple to the fancier versions, Eater has a guide to the essential stacks found in the Lowcountry. Stop by one of these spots for some porky goodness — and don’t forget to pick out a Southern side item.Read More
7 Essential Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Try in Charleston
Vinegar or mustard sauce?
1. Lewis Barbecue
Lewis Barbecue is known for its beef, but give the pulled pork a try on the El Sancho sandwich with with the addition of hot guts sausage and pickled red onion. For just $3 more, Lewis will add some brisket.
2. Rodney Scott's BBQ
Pitmaster Rodney Scott is the master of whole hog barbecue, so stop in for a sandwich laced with his super secret vinegar sauce recipe.
3. Home Team BBQ
After polishing off some of Home Team BBQ’s famous dry-rubbed wings, go for a pulled pork sandwich served on a brioche bun with pickles and onions.
4. Ted's Butcherblock
Ted’s Butcherblock is known for its meat selection, so of course, the shop makes a mean pork sandwich. Ted’s panini comes with smoked heritage pork, cheddar cheese slaw, and barbecue sauce pressed on a ciabatta roll.
5. Swig & Swine
Don’t skip on the sides when ordering an all-wood-smoked pulled pork sandwich from Swig & Swine — there’s so many choices to go along that picking just one might be difficult.
6. Burbage's Self Service Grocery
Stroll to the back of neighborhood store Burbage’s for a vinegar-based pulled pork sandwich. It’s like finding a hidden treasure that has the option of pimento cheese or cole slaw.
7. The Southern General
The Southern General offers a pulled pork sandwich with sweet tea barbecue sauce, but the Johns Island restaurant also offers the “Super Butt” full of pork, sweet onion-mustard relish, sweet potato cream cheese, and potato chips.
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