Best BBQ in Savannah: 6 Delicious Barbecue Joints to Try

There aren't many meals that taste better in Georgia than good old-fashioned southern barbecue. And fortunately, during a vacation to Savannah, you will have your fair share of top-rated BBQ joints to choose from for lunch or dinner!

Whether you are craving a pulled pork BBQ sandwich or something more unique, like grilled salmon or a cornbread bowl topped with delicious smoked meats, you will find all that — and more — at these best barbecue restaurants in Savannah, Georgia.

Best Barbecue Restaurants in Savannah


1. Sandfly BBQ

Sandfly BBQ on Ferguson Avenue, located just a short 15-minute drive from Downtown Savannah, serves up some of the best BBQ in Savannah.

The menu includes pulled pork and beef brisket and traditional sides, like fried okra, mac 'n' cheese, Texas toast, and baked beans. You can get your meat on a platter, sliders, or sandwiches, and it comes with a variety of sauces you can slather on top as well. Sauces include a Memphis-style sweet sauce, a mustard-based Savannah sauce, and a vinegar-based North Carolina sauce.

2. Munchie's BBQ & Soul Food

Munchie's BBQ & Soul Food is one of the best BBQ restaurants in Savannah, Georgia. They serve barbecue chicken and ribs, along with classic southern sides, like baked beans and smoked collard greens. You can order BBQ sandwiches, dinners, or boxes.

However, in addition to BBQ meats, Munchie's BBQ also offers seafood options, like crab cakes, shrimp salad, and shrimp rice. You can also order the shrimp potato salad or crab or shrimp rice as a side with your ribs or chicken.

3. Bowtie Barbecue

Bowtie Barbecue is the best barbecue restaurant in Savannah if you want to be greeted with southern hospitality and an extensive menu featuring favorites like a brisket sandwich and a smoked chicken plate. On the menu, you'll find smoked meats, including brisket, chicken, and wings, as well as fried chicken, pork spare ribs, and grilled salmon. You can get most of these meats on a sandwich or a plate with sides.

Bowtie Barbecue is much more than just a BBQ joint. They also serve nachos, cornbread, salads, and more. You can slather your delicious food with one of the restaurant's four house sauces — Original, Habanero Honey Mustard, Sweet 'n' Roasty, or Brown Sugar & Bourbon. In addition to the good food, this restaurant is also known for its whiskey bar.

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4. District Smokehouse

District Smokehouse is one of the best BBQ spots in Savannah. If you're staying in Historic Savannah, you'll be thrilled to learn this restaurant is in the Plant Riverside District, within walking distance from most hotels and vacation rentals in the city.

The Smokehouse Classics include the Smoked Savannah Hot Wings, Pork Belly Burnt Ends, and BBQ Mac & Cheese. However, you can always order a pulled pork sandwich or a pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked turkey, or brisket plate complete with southern sides like beans, potato salad, smoked collards, or mac & cheese. We recommend trying the Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce — mustard sauces are "where it's at" in Savannah.

5. Savannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew

Savannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew is another BBQ place in Historic Savannah that your tastebuds will love. You can order a meat sampler for two, with your choice of four types of BBQ meats, three sides, and cornbread. Or, try a cornbread bowl topped with mac & cheese, pork, green onions, an additional choice of meat, and peach BBQ sauce — yum!

Choose from pulled pork or chicken, brisket, smoked sausage or turkey, chicken tenders, smoked chicken, and ribs. Select from classic southern sides, like fried okra, mac & cheese, green beans, potato salad, and corn, to round out your meal.

6. Wiley's Championship BBQ

Wiley's Championship BBQ is a veteran-owned BBQ joint located west of Historic Savannah on the way to Tybee Island. It's the perfect place to stop for great food (and a filling meal) before a relaxing day at the beach!

Start your meal with a bowl of Brunswick stew — a Georgia specialty — and then order a sandwich, sliders, smoked wings, ribs, or a BBQ plate. All plates come with Texas toast and your choice of two sides, including coleslaw, potato salad, or red beans and rice. All sandwiches come with chips, but you can upgrade to a specialty side for a small fee.

Enjoy the Best BBQ in Savannah During Your Vacation to Historic Savannah

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There are plenty of excellent places to enjoy delicious BBQ in Savannah — whether you enjoy smoked meats, saucy seafood, or filling up on the southern sides.

While you're visiting Savannah, we hope you will consider staying with us at South Key Management. We offer dozens of charming vacation rentals for couples, families, or small groups in Historic Savannah that are just a short drive — or walk — away from these finger-licking-good barbecue joints.

Browse our rentals to see which homes are available during your trip, and if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out.

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