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Scott’s Bar-B-Que – Hemingway, South Carolina

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This popular barbecue restaurant in Hemingway – the town that calls itself the Barbecue Capital of the World – has been gaining an ardent following since it was established in 1972. Founded by Ella and Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott, the business continues to be family-run, with the Scotts’ son, Rodney, now serving as pitmaster.

Scott's BBQ

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Rodney Scott learned to cook whole hogs over his father’s hand-made wood-burning pits at age 11. Before the younger Scott mastered his family’s recipes, however, Rosie Scott’s barbecue was already famous throughout the community. In fact, demand for his tender ribs and pulled pork eventually inspired him to sell the slow-cooked wares from the family’s roadside store. Scott’s Bar-B-Que is now recognized as one of the South’s premier eateries. What was once a stop on the way to Myrtle Beach has become a destination for locals and foodies alike.

When the Scotts’ detached cookhouse burned in November of 2013, Rodney Scott – now somewhat of a celebrity chef – embarked on a fundraiser called Rodney Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour. The tour featured Scott serving his one-of-a-kind barbecue to diners all over the region with the help of other well-known pitmasters, together known as the “Fatback Collective.” Scott’s Bar-B-Que has received praise from the New York Times and was named one of the “South’s 20 Best BBQ Joints” by Southern Living Magazine, among other accolades. The Scotts are also known for hosting an annual community picnic, free to the public.

Scott’s Bar-B-Que Info

Address: 2734 Hemingway Highway, Hemingway, SC 29554
GPS Coordinates: 33.743319,-79.475009

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2 Comments about Scott’s Bar-B-Que

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
February 20th, 2018 at 6:40 pm

Thank you, we removed the link!

T.O.No Gravatar says:
February 20th, 2018 at 3:42 pm

The website listed as belonging to Scott’s is incorrect. They don’t appear to have a website for that restaurant.

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