Scott's Bar-B-Que - Hemingway, SC
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It’s tough to compete in North Carolina’s thriving barbecue scene, but Scott’s is the best example of great Carolina 'cue out there. Its crumbling exterior might drive away tourists, but this place is a must-visit for any barbecue purist. A family-run restaurant, Rodney Scott sources, fells, and splits all the wood he uses for his smoke pits. How’s that for badass barbecue?

What to Order: Go all out with a whole hog, and don’t forget a side of skins.