Ward's - Sumter, S.C.
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There are few reasons to find yourself in Sumter, South Carolina, but Ward’s is worth making a detour. Despite its strip mall exterior, Ward’s offers excellent Carolina-style barbecue, its vinegar-based sauce perfect for sopping up with a side of hush puppies fried to order.

What to Order: Change things up by trying the hash (minced pig’s brain over rice) with a side of hush puppies and some sweet tea.