5 Best Places to Get Hash in South Carolina


The Best Hash Around

Hash (on rice) is the star side-dish at barbecue parlors throughout South Carolina. A byproduct of whole-hog cookery, it is made mostly from viscera and can vary from soup-loose to stew-chunky. It delivers intense barbecue flavor, but beyond that dreamy duet of swine and smoke, it can vary from relish-sweet to savagely peppery. True BBQ of Columbia claims to serve the world’s best, which is a boast we wouldn’t debate; but the great cauldrons of hash made at Hite’s Bar-B-Que and the Red Shed Diner & Produce (both available weekends only) belong in the Pantheon, too. Freeman’s Bar-B-Q version is butter-rich; the hash at Maurice’s Piggy Park is dramatically smoky.


True BBQ

One of the best South Carolina Midlands BBQs, True offers smoky pork gilded with Pretty Lady or Sexy Lady sauce, served by a friendly, mission-conscious staff.


Maurice’s Piggy Park

Righteous Midlands barbecue includes pit-cooked pork with mustard sauce, hash on rice, a full roster of vegetables, and banana pudding for dessert.


Hite’s Bar-B-Que

Whole hog and nothing but the hog! Hite's is a legend for weekend-only traditional and utterly delicious South Carolina BBQ. Everything is take-out.


Freeman’s Bar-B-Q

A third-generation BBQ serving superb South Carolina-style 'cue, Freeman's has ribs, chopped or sliced pork, and chicken -- all with wickedly flavorful sauce.