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If your summer includes mouth-watering barbecue and ice-cold brews, you are in luck during your Charleston coast vacation. Discover finger-licking good barbecue made with traditional recipes in some of the top BBQ joints in the country. 

Home Team Barbecue on Sullivan’s Island celebrates authentic barbecues with versatile choices. Their award-winning ribs, barbecue, and bar staff will have you coming back for more. Restaurant reviewers rave about the “solid wings, tasty ribs, moist pork, and huge sauce selection.” The brisket sandwich is a favorite, as well. And the sides are amazing, with favorites like mac and cheese, baked beans, hash, and rice. 

Lewis BBQ in downtown Charleston brings the heat. The brisket is top-tier and served by friendly, fast staff. The BBQ is Texas-style. The brisket is fall-apart delicious, as is the pulled pork. But the green chili twist on the corn pudding makes for a winner. Enjoy a chilled craft beer with your meal.

Established in 1939, Melvin’s BBQ in Mount Pleasant is a legendary spot with a Golden Secret Recipe barbecue sauce that’s been passed from generation to generation. Pitmasters prepare the mustard-based barbecue fare - pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, ribs, wings, and turkey. The list of sides is more than a dozen long. And the Big Joe pork sandwich packs a punch.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint on James Island serves a perfectly prepared brisket sandwich - tender and hearty. Talk about Southern comfort food! Martin's cooks the real deal with meats smoked for more than 20 hours over hickory wood. They make all sides and pies in-house every day. Enjoy your meal with a bucket of mixed canned or local craft beer on tap. 

Did we include your favorite spot? Let us know where you go for a barbecue on the Charleston coast.