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Rodney Scott’s pulled pork sandwich.
Rodney Scott’s pulled pork sandwich.
Andrew Cebulka

7 Essential Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Try in Charleston

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Rodney Scott’s pulled pork sandwich.
| Andrew Cebulka

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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Lewis Barbecue

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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.

El Sancho
Lewis Barbecue

Rodney Scott's BBQ

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Pitmaster Rodney Scott is the master of whole hog barbecue, so stop in for a sandwich laced with his super secret vinegar sauce recipe.

Pulled pork sandwich at Rodney Scott’s
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Home Team BBQ

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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.

Home Team pork sandwich
Home Team BBQ

Ted's Butcherblock

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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.

Ted’s Butcherblock

Swig & Swine

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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.

Burbage's Self Service Grocery

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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.

The Southern General

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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.

Lewis Barbecue

El Sancho
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.

El Sancho
Lewis Barbecue

Rodney Scott's BBQ

Pulled pork sandwich at Rodney Scott’s
Andrew Cebulka

Pitmaster Rodney Scott is the master of whole hog barbecue, so stop in for a sandwich laced with his super secret vinegar sauce recipe.

Pulled pork sandwich at Rodney Scott’s
Andrew Cebulka

Home Team BBQ

Home Team pork sandwich
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.

Home Team pork sandwich
Home Team BBQ

Ted's Butcherblock

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.

Ted’s Butcherblock

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.

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.

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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