Nothing is convenient about Randy’s Bar-B-Q. Hours are extremely limited (11am-3pm) and sometimes the ribs run out before closing. Service is slow; you will wait in line. As for amenities, forget about it. There are no tables, no chairs, no plates. People eat with their hands, many off the tailgate, hood, or dashboard of their vehicle.
And yet… If you like BBQ, ribs in particular, Randy’s belongs at the top of your Savannah eating itinerary. Many connoisseurs of smoke-cooked meat believe that these are not just the best ribs south of the Savannah River, but the best anywhere. To describe them, I will borrow the words at the bottom of Randy’s menu: “Hot. Juicy. Tasty. Tender. Falls off the Bone.”
Ribs aren’t the only thing to eat. There is chicken, too, and I’ve heard that it is mighty good. But it’s ribs I’ll be back for; they’re available in portions that are small, medium, and large or by the whole slab. Sauce is available — a mustardy paste that is right for smoke-cooked pork; but I strongly advise you take your first few bites with no adornment at all. For many who adore them, Randy’s ribs are perfect as-is. The sauce — good though it may be — is only a distraction.