Fodor's Expert Review JB's Smokeshack

$ Greater Charleston American

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

If you're hankering for a country barbecue joint, JB's will do ya. Most patrons choose the reasonably priced buffet, which consists of barbecue pork, apple-wood-smoked chicken, a selection of Southern veggies—usually including okra gumbo, butter beans, and coleslaw—and desserts like banana pudding. When you spot the sign of the pig (along with other rudimentary signs stuck in the ground), you'll know you've arrived. At this funky find, you'll see everything from beat-up pickup trucks to shiny BMWs in the parking lot. Barbecue connoisseurs know that JB's takes the big prizes at the competitions and that the ribs and the Angus beef brisket are top-shelf. To further flavor the smoky meats, sauces are served on the side. Arrive early, because dinner is over by 8:30.

American Casual Lunch Dinner Southern $ Buffet Family

Quick Facts

3406 Maybank Hwy.
Johns Island, South Carolina  29455, USA

843-577–0426

Known For:
  • All-you-can-eat buffet
  • Banana pudding like grandma made it
  • Award-winning Angus beef brisket
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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