These post were from last year and a lot can change with a restaurant. I am happy to say that is not the case with the Spotted Pig. I love BBQ and I am now in love with the Spotted Pig BBQ. I just finished my half a slab of ribs, baked beans, and coleslaw; what a fantastic meal and great way to start a great weekend.
The ribs are dry rubbed and smoked. The meat is tender and you can see the smoke line in the meat as you eat your way across each rib. The flavor is just spicy enough that although they offer 3 different sauces (smoky sweat, vinegar mustard, and hot spicy) the ribs don’t need it – they stand alone with their own flavor.
The baked beans are another favorite of mine; its 4 different beans in a brown sugar spicy sauce. The coleslaw is also good with a little kick. What I like about the slaw is that it cools your mouth when the spicy from the ribs and beans begin to grow.
The beef brisket also rocks and I’ve heard several people say it’s the best beef brisket they’ve had this side of Texas. For brisket fans, that’s saying something.
This is the 3rd time I’ve eaten at the Spotted Pig and each time the ribs were meaty, juicy, and tender. They know a good deal about how to cook excellent ribs. It’s really good and a good value for your money. I’m glad they’re here and with food like this and the growing number of folks who are finding out about the Spotted Pig, I think they’re going to be here a good long while.
It's worth stopping by if you are ANYWHERE near Lake Hartwell just inside South Carolina on Hwy 11.