Although Savannah is on a river and close to the ocean, seafood is not the only thing to eat in town. The entire low country is full of wonderful barbecue joints that are frequented often as pulled pork, ribs, and prime rib are a staple of the local diet. With over a dozen barbecue restaurants in the city limits, the options seem limitless on where to go to get great barbecue. We will look at a few award winning restaurants that serve some of the best pork in the Southeast.
One of the more promising barbecue joints in America is Angel’s BBQ. It is located in the historical district just off Oglethorpe Avenue. Recently, the famous food critic and T.V. personality Adam Richman stopped by with his show Man vs. Food Nation. Angel’s BBQ offers up some great eats from an original pulled pork sandwich to a delicious beef brisket. They also offer a vegetarian meal called the Faux-Q. Their menu is not as diverse as some other spots but they make up for it by doing the few things right.
One of Savannah’s finest restaurants is Sandfly Bar-B-Q. This place is in the Sandfly community headed towards historical Wormsloe. Sandfly offers a diverse menu from hamburgers to a smoked chicken salad. Most importantly they serve up a wonderful rack of ribs. A bonus to this place is their full bar; hints why they stress the name Bar-B-Q. So go on down to Sandfly have yourself a tasty beverage and some mouthwatering BBQ.
Finally we get to Wiley’s Championship Barbecue. It is located on U.S. 80 headed toward Tybee Island. Their hours are strange, so make sure and look them up before you go. Named “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants” 2010 and 2009, voted “Best Savannah BBQ” 2010 and 2011 by readers of Savannah Magazine, “Best BBQ” by readers of Connect Savannah, 2010 and 2011; “Best Savannah BBQ Ribs”, 2011 as well as numerous other awards.