Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ
PHOTO CREDIT: Cliff Bostock
RODNEY SCOTT’S WHOLE HOG BBQ: You got your slightly oily collards, your roly-poly hushpups, and your holy ‘cue from America’s best barbecue chef.
Call: (678) 855-7377 or visit
Website: Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston, SC in 2017 was born out of a friendship between Rodney Scott and Nick Pihakis and their mutual respect for the time and technique required to make great barbecue. Understanding the history of the craft, the difference it makes in flavor profiles to cook over live coal direct heat, and the dying art of whole hog barbecue is what drives them.
CL’s Cliff Bostock Recommends: Charleston chef Rodney Scott is one of America’s royal pit masters, having won the James Beard award for best chef in the Southeast in 2018. He published a long awaited cookbook last year and also opened a restaurant here across from the MET on the Westside. The big deal here is that the restaurant smokes “whole hogs” over wood fires and your barbecue plate or sandwich includes pulled meat from different body parts. Call it “snout to tail ‘cue.” Personally, I found it a little dry, but adding Scott’s vinegar-based sauce quickly remedies that problem. Don’t miss the hushpuppies and the honey-butter. The menu is huge and includes plenty of other Southern favorites to feed sacrilegious diners who don’t like barbecue. — CB

Burger Week

Rodney Scott’s Classic Griddle Burger:

Ground Chuck, White American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Burger Sauce

Side: Crinkle Cut Fries.

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668 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 855-7377
Hours Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM<br /> Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

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