Five-Maudies – Highly recommended

This is what we call here, 100-mile barbeque. That is barbeque you would drive 100 miles or more to eat. There are very few of this caliber of barbeque in any state. Jackie Hite’s is one of them.

Funny thing is that a couple blocks away is a much more well-known barbeque place, Shealy’s, which I can only give two-stars. Everything about Hite’s is five-star.

Jackie Hite

Jackie Hite

Food is served on a serve yourself buffet line. On Friday’s they have a full pig picking at lunch. Get there early for best pick at ribs and skins, but it is always good. They cook with 100% wood, no gas to make it easier. I believe they have been open since the 1960s.

Barbeque is excellent with no sauce (a sign of great barbeque). It is cooked with a very light mustard based sauce, but if you don’t like mustard based sauce, you can hardly tell, it is so subtle. They also have mustard and vinegar/ketchup sauces on the side if you want. The meat is so moist and flavorful, I don’t usually use the sauce.

Some highlights of this small buffet, everything is top quality, unlike Shaely’s, where there are tons of choices, none done well:

  • Pulled pork
  • Pork ribs
  • Hash (excellent hash, put it over rice)
  • White rice
  • Greens
  • Green beans-
  • Baked beans
  • Slaw
  • Mac and cheese
  • Banana pudding

The highlight of a meal here is the pork and hash, of course. Sides are also very good. Dessert is lacking, but who cares? The drink almost everyone has is sweet or unsweet tea. I am not sure what else they might offer.

Go out of your way to try this place!

Hite’s Bar-B Que
460 E Railroad Ave
Batesburg, SC 29006
(803) 532-3354
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6 Comments on Jackie Hite’s BBQ, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, Review

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  4. Virgil says:

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  5. Jackie Hite’s BBQ is the best, Carolina style BBQ, world-wide!!

  6. Robert Gray says:

    Jackie Hite’s is what REAL Southern Bar B Que is all about. I drive right past Shealey’s and thumb my nose at them every time I go to Jackie Hite’s to eat. They suck, he rules. And Jackie Hite? He’s the man. Everybody loves Jackie Hite.

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