Mike & Jeff’s BBQ

Worth driving from anywhere!

About the pulled pork: smoky-sweet, finely chopped, mostly melting-tender but with a few ribbons of crunchy bark, it is succulent enough to make sauce superfluous. It’s the must-eat on a short list of meats that also includes spare ribs and chicken.

Whatever else I want at Mike & Jeff’s, I’ll always side it with a BBQ dog. This is a dizzying pile-up that starts with a hot dog in a fluffy bun. The dog is dressed with mustard and chopped red onions, then heaped with a mound of the good pulled pork. In this instance, sauce is a boon: Carolina mustard sauce in particular. It makes for a truly regional rainbow of fused flavor.

Side dishes are no afterthought. Beans are sweet and porky; mac & cheese is custard-soft and super-cheesy; sweet potato souffle is an only-in-the-South creation that could pass as dessert.

But the real dessert demands full attention. As I spooned into a bowl of banana pudding, the cookies were so crisp and fragile that I wondered if it was made with something other than the usual Nilla Wafers. Chef Jeff Little advised that they are, in fact, Nilla Wafers; but because the pudding is made fresh just hours before lunch is served, they do not have time to soften. Their elegant demeanor is the right complement for an airy custard that also is packed with slices of ripe banana.

Mike & Jeff’s is a tiny, charming place with a cozy dining room (much business is take-out) and a staff who are eager to please. To eat here is a taste of Upstate South Carolina BBQ at its best.

What to Eat
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, Bologna Sandwich
Bologna Sandwich
If you like BBQ bologna, you will love Mike & Jeff's
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, Chopped Pork
Chopped Pork
Smoke + pork = tender ambrosia
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, BBQ Dog
BBQ Dog is fully dressed beneath pork and sauce.
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, BBQ Beans
BBQ Beans
Beans are pork-sweet
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese is a savory custard.
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ, Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding
Impeccably fresh banana pudding
Directions and Hours
closed now
Tuesday10am - 7pm
Wednesday10am - 7pm
Thursday10am - 7pm
Friday10am - 7pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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